@rohitkj
9 months ago

How much does it cost to build an ecommerce store?

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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)
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Between $15.000 - $110.000
Expect to spend from $0 to $250 to purchase a theme and another $1,000 to $2,000 making minor changes and customizations (more than just a logo change, but not a custom design either).When you get into custom design, the sky is the limit on possible expenses. Similarly, a custom theme may cost $10,000 to $100,000 depending on the specifics, requirements, and depth of
the process.
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Hmmmm...

Lets see what all is required to start one... i'm not a e-com expert, so this just a layman version..
you would most probably need...

  1. The Hardware and Software for running and maintaining the website(s)
  2. Domain name Registration (Secure Site)
  3. E-com license
  4. E-com payment gateway(s)
  5. if you have your own products then a pictures' database or a small photo studio
  6. Depending on the product range - models or a model coordination agency ( or just some friends ready to help you out!!!)
  7. Constant updation of the site for new products/inventory
  8. Digital Marketing dept/ personnel
  9. Delivery/Logistics agency
  10. Server Backup system
  11. A creative team for either creating Ads or Content...

i'd say about INR 2,50,000 - 500,000 per month depending on the kind of service providers and systems you put to use..



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Depends on what you are thinking of.

LICENSING
SMALL
(SMALL CATALOG, NO CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, OFF-THE-SHELF THEME, LIGHT TRAFFIC)< $500
MID
(SMALL CATALOG, LIGHT CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOMIZED THEME, MEDIUM TRAFFIC)
< $5,000
CUSTOM
(SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, LARGE CATALOG, CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOM DESIGN, HIGH TRAFFIC)
$5,000 – $100,000

HOSTING (MONTHLY)
SMALL
(SMALL CATALOG, NO CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, OFF-THE-SHELF THEME, LIGHT TRAFFIC)$350
MID
(SMALL CATALOG, LIGHT CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOMIZED THEME, MEDIUM TRAFFIC)
$500
CUSTOM
(SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, LARGE CATALOG, CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOM DESIGN, HIGH TRAFFIC)
$1,000-$2,000+

DESIGN
SMALL
(SMALL CATALOG, NO CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, OFF-THE-SHELF THEME, LIGHT TRAFFIC)< $3,000
MID
(SMALL CATALOG, LIGHT CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOMIZED THEME, MEDIUM TRAFFIC)
$5,000 – $10,000
CUSTOM
(SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, LARGE CATALOG, CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOM DESIGN, HIGH TRAFFIC)
$10,000-$150,000+CUSTOM

DEVELOPMENT
SMALL
(SMALL CATALOG, NO CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, OFF-THE-SHELF THEME, LIGHT TRAFFIC)< $500
MID
(SMALL CATALOG, LIGHT CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOMIZED THEME, MEDIUM TRAFFIC)
$2,000 – $5,000
CUSTOM
(SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, LARGE CATALOG, CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOM DESIGN, HIGH TRAFFIC)
$10,000 – $150,000+

SETUP/CONFIG
SMALL
(SMALL CATALOG, NO CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, OFF-THE-SHELF THEME, LIGHT TRAFFIC)<$3,000
MID
(SMALL CATALOG, LIGHT CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOMIZED THEME, MEDIUM TRAFFIC)
$2,000 – $5,000
CUSTOM
(SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, LARGE CATALOG, CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOM DESIGN, HIGH TRAFFIC)
$2,000 – $10,000+

TRAINING
SMALL
(SMALL CATALOG, NO CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, OFF-THE-SHELF THEME, LIGHT TRAFFIC)$500 – $1,000
MID
(SMALL CATALOG, LIGHT CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOMIZED THEME, MEDIUM TRAFFIC)
$500 – $2,000
CUSTOM
(SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, LARGE CATALOG, CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOM DESIGN, HIGH TRAFFIC)
$500 – $5,000+

MAINTENANCE (MONTHLY)
SMALL
(SMALL CATALOG, NO CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, OFF-THE-SHELF THEME, LIGHT TRAFFIC)$500+
MID
(SMALL CATALOG, LIGHT CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOMIZED THEME, MEDIUM TRAFFIC)
$1,000 – $2,000
CUSTOM
(SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, LARGE CATALOG, CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOM DESIGN, HIGH TRAFFIC)
$2,000 – $5,000+TOTAL

SETUP*
SMALL
(SMALL CATALOG, NO CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, OFF-THE-SHELF THEME, LIGHT TRAFFIC)< $11,000
MID
(SMALL CATALOG, LIGHT CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOMIZED THEME, MEDIUM TRAFFIC)
$15,500 – $29,000
CUSTOM
(SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, LARGE CATALOG, CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOM DESIGN, HIGH TRAFFIC)
$30,500 – $422,000+TOTAL

ANNUAL (This is your total costs)
SMALL
(SMALL CATALOG, NO CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, OFF-THE-SHELF THEME, LIGHT TRAFFIC)< $12,000
MID
(SMALL CATALOG, LIGHT CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOMIZED THEME, MEDIUM TRAFFIC)
$18,000 – $30,000
CUSTOM
(SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, LARGE CATALOG, CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, CUSTOM DESIGN, HIGH TRAFFIC)
$36,000 – $84,000
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Ecommerce app development Cost : $3.500 to $15.000
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A basic online store website can cost around 50k - 1lac INR depending on need and type of store and will includes hosting, design and development cost.
Online website may also need regular updates and changes apart from adding product catalogue which may incur some additional cost.

CMS like WordPress, OpenKart, Abente cart etc., can be helpful in reducing cost as they provide basic store templates at a very low price with Admin Panel to control your store by just editing the text and pictures with practically no code involved, but in the absence of technical know how it may be quite difficult to do such changes.

Having something great for online store it is always wise to invest few bucks in proper development of website from experts or some 'good' web developers for a start, and if it has the potential to boom who knows you will be in need of hiring some for yourself.
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Depends on your store,of course. 30-40k $ would be the bare minimum.
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If you have a good developer and graphics designer, you could spend around $5000-$20000
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No matter the form the question takes about eCommerce website costs I usually have to reply with a very truthful yet non-direct answer. That truthful answer is quite simply… it all depends. The vast majority of eCommerce websites we develop and launch typically range anywhere from $5,000  –  $10,000 .
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$35-50k and it depends on your region
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