How Much Does It Cost To Build An E-Commerce Store?

How Much Does It Cost To Build An E-Commerce Store?

13 February, 2016 by img Rahul Panchal in ASP.Net Development
How Much Does It Cost To Build An E-Commerce Store?

In this modern business world, Too many people want to run their e-commerce store and they are reaching to the e-commerce website solution providers with their budgeting questions that will determine how much the cost is required to build an e-commerce store online. The prime factor that declares the cost of building an e-commerce store online is its sales value.

Most of the small and medium-sized retailers don’t go for expensive budget resulting smaller e-commerce business. From this it can be partially concluded that the budget will have the direct impact on the e-commerce business. If you are running with a tight budget, then there are numerous choices available for you to have inexpensive e-commerce solutions from any service provider. In fact, you can go with a hosted solution.

Hosted solution is an operated company methodology available in the virtual world that maintains the back-end codes of any website. Through this process, you are eligible to change the site design but can’t modify it as it has inbuilt features and functions of the site. To build a basic e-commerce store, you require $10,000; however, it will vary with the required functionalities.

Basic e-Commerce store deliverable and costs:

  • Domain Name – About $12/year
  • Hosting – About $150 to $380 per year (depends on variables)
  • Website planning, database setup, customization, and design time – Typically 80-100 hours and up depending on desired e-commerce functionality.
  • Website Planning and UI/UX – $1,300 – $2,800 – It may vary as per requirements
  • Responsive Website Design and other Visual Impacts – $1,200 – $2,200
  • Content Development, Title Meta Creation – $800 – $2,000
  • Back End Development / Coding / Programming – $7,000 – $14,000
  • Documentation – $400 – $1,000
  • Continued Product Database Maintenance – $50-$80 per month. It may vary as per number of updates required. Rlogical TechSoft Pvt Ltd includes 3 Months free ongoing support for maintenance and then 15% of total development cost. E.g. 15% of $10,000 = $1500 per year so is the ongoing $125 per month.

Some of the Critical Elements That Determine the Cost of Creating an E-Commerce Store:

  • Selection of Technology : ASP.NET, PHP, Magento, Joomla etc
  • Numbers of products and its categories if available
  • Required Functionalities
  • Want to make the site responsive
  • Need of other special attributes like social media channel integration
  • SEO friendly website
  • Integration of secure transaction facility and so on

What Determines The Cost To Build An E-Commerce Store?

Website content: Without using the contents you can’t be able to create a user-friendly e-commerce store. Most of the business customers create their content for varied descriptions of the products and their pricing including “about the company” contents. The more the product range will be the greater will be the cost of creating an e-commerce store.

Customer base: Size of the customer base will decide how much you require the technology, software and hardware specifications. If your business has a larger customer base, then you have required the e-commerce website that can handle lots of concurrent traffic and requires more cost.

Functionality and features: If you want to create a large-sized e-commerce store that will offer cooler, fresh and interactive features and functions to the customers, then you would require $10,000 to invest in building e-commerce store and stay competitive.

Marketing: Marketing through online and offline demands more expenditure that needs to be factored into every e-commerce business website. As marketing opportunity increases, the budget to create an e-commerce store also increases along with it. A Largest e-commerce business might spend over $10,000 a month in its marketing whereas a smaller e-commerce business would require $400-$500 to grow and maintain its online presence over the widespread market.

These factors determine the cost for e-commerce store business with varied project scopes.


Rahul Panchal

Rahul Panchal is a Founder and Managing Director of Rlogical Techsoft Pvt. Ltd, a web & mobile app development company India specialized in Hybrid, Native, Android and iOS App development.

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