The set-up of different packages means that vastly different maintenance hours are required from you. Solutions which are largely automated through database integration will save you a lot of time if all you need to do is upload your photos, enter your data and let the Online Store do the rest for you. Some offer ‘drag and drop’ formatting which allows you place your items in the position you want visually, but be aware that depending upon how well the code it is written you may experience some problems with alignment in formatting. Some offer automatic stock control options and others don’t. Read the fine print or talk to a representative about what your time investment is likely to be. Some solutions also offer to do Store maintenance on your behalf, and at a fee, update your site with information you provide to them. For those who find their time is needed elsewhere in their business this can be a valuable option.