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What is the cost of ecommerce website development?

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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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Design: Your site needs to look great, work well and be unique.

Content: Without engaging content, your site is just a beautiful, but hollow, shell.

Maintenance: Server hosting, domain names, and backups will keep your site online.

Management: Someone has to keep your site content and software up to date after launch.

Price can go up to 10k


If you want to learn more about calculating the cost of an Website, read this.


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Design: Your site needs to look great,

I am not sure about that, just a correct design is enough, I know website works very well witthout a big investment.

But, for me, not a programmer, beginner, I have a decision to make, be independent and grow with my website, or to be dependent and use a tool as Shopify (example) and miss evolution.
There is a big difference, approach and cost.
Content, maintenance, evolution, investment adapted are important.


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I used woocommerce but it's not ergonomic; it made for very little company, I prefer something oiented e-commerce that a blog conception. It's my opinion.
That's one of my criteria when I selected a solution to build my ecommerce website.

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Agree with @Namiko, some people use wordpress but forget there is some securities problems and after customisation you do not know what's happen in the furtur.

Nice for very little company but not not updated if you want to make something seriously.

And  Free is never free ! Do not forget that !


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Actually there are not exact answer. It all depends on plenty factors. The most significant are complexity and what developer you hire. As for first it's enough simple: as more complex your app as more costly it is. But talking about developers there are different hourly rates and can be a lot of aspects. Here is a list of companies developing such solutions which are placed according to their hourly rates

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The cost of a custom website in 2020 may vary between $2,500 and $38,000 and over. Everything depends on your requirements (neat landing page or large e-commerce project) and hourly rates of web developers. The latter varies drastically depending on the region where you hire them. Recently I found estimation guide about this topic in Cleveroad blog.

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