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What is the cost of ecommerce website development?

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Just a question !

So, "What would be the bill for creating an e-commerce website?" Or "What is the basic cost of an e-commerce website?"

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It depends on where you hire the developer or if you decide to make yourself if you have not budget for that but your time has a cost.

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Yes, indeed, the cost of e-commerce development depends on many factors. Here are the basic ones:


The number of features and the complexity of their realization

The country where the development center will be based in.

Whether you will use an individual design, design template or will require responsive design.

Technical issues

The number of pages

The number of future updates


Usually, the time estimation for the development of an e-commerce store is from 300 to 700+ hours. As I've mentioned, the developments costs vary from country to country.

The hourly rate for developers in Asia 20-45 USD, in Eastern Europe 25-70, in North America 100-150.

Let's consider the average developers' rate of 40 USD, and you'll get your total, which is around $12000 - $28000+.

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I can add these elements.

1. Customer base
2. Supporting applications
3. Marketing
4. Ecommerce website features and functionality
5. Content

If you want to learn more about calculating the cost of an Ecommerce Website, from which it is made up and other details, so
read the article https://dinarys.com/blog/how-much-does-it-cost-to-build-an-ecommerce-website

Here everything is described in detail.
How much cost domain name per year, website hosting, content management system (cms), ecommerce functionality, website design or theme creation, database integration and other.

On average it costs from $20 000

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@Oka, good link.

yes it's important to develop a business case, because after you know where you want to got, marketing, target, .... and you know what the features you mus have in priority to start slowly with a minimum of cost.

After you can select your e-commerce solution and develop your application around that.
There is no a better application on other, simply you must choose what the solution help you to start quickly with a minimum cost and maximum value for you.

Just by experience, it's not simple to choose a solution, because some are very close on the functionalities. But, it's important to do that by yourself or a consultant and not read all the bull cheat write on internet to promote just a solution.

Your business and need are more important because after you are included inside a specific eco-system.



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Look the link; some good explanation.

Take a summary :


10% Planning and pre-development tasks

·       55% E-commerce system Configuration and Database development

·       25% Design

·       10% Project Management


How Much Does an eCommerce Website Cost in 2018?

DOMAIN NAME : Cost: $5 to $15 per year

WEBSITE HOSTING : Cost: $75 to $200 a year (depending on traffic and hosting features)

CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMS) : Cost: $0 to $15,000+ per year (depending on the platform chosen)

ECOMMERCE FUNCTIONALITY : Cost: $500 to $5,000 (initial investment)

WEBSITE DESIGN OR THEME CREATION : Cost: $250 to $20,000+ (initial investment)

COPYWRITING : Cost: $50 to $500 per page or article

SEO : Cost: $300 to $1,500 per month

MULTIMEDIA DESIGN : Cost: $250 to $10,000+ (depending on level of interactivity required)

DATABASE INTEGRATION : Cost: $5,000 to $25,000 per integration

ONGOING WEBSITE MAINTENANCE : Cost: $500 to $1250 a year (depending on number of updates required)


That's the basic, after there some application you can use inside the market place free or not free should be increase the cost. no ?

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I do no think because you this line inside your example :

ECOMMERCE FUNCTIONALITY : Cost: $500 to $5,000 (initial investment)

It can be included to upgrade the solution.

BUt if your do not find a solution, you must invest to take a programmer


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