eCommerce Website Development Cost in 2021: We Do the Numbers

  • Your Target Audience: Will your online store target B2B or B2C customers?
  • Complexity: Do you want a simple, basic eCommerce website or one with lots of webpages and interactivity?
  • Functionality: How many features you want for your store? More the features, the higher the final price.
  • Third-Party Services: Do you want to integrate third-party services to make your eCommerce website even more functional and customer-friendly? If so, it’ll cost you more.
  • Product Catalogue: How many product categories and products you want to sell via the eCommerce site?
  • Platform or Custom Website: Will your online store use eCommerce platforms such as Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento or its own custom website?
  • Web Hosting: What kind of web hosting do you need?
  • Payment Gateway: Which and how many payment gateways you want to offer on the site?
  • Vendor: Will you hire dedicated developer as a freelancer or from an experienced eCommerce website development company?
  • Email and Social Media Authorization — Enabling users to register/login to your store using their email or social media accounts.
  • Categories and Products — Letting users browse your offerings through categories, sub-categories (if applicable), and products.
  • Product Search — Allowing users to search for products, use filters like category and price range, and sort products by price, relevance etc.
  • Product Page and Reviews — Helping users understand your product and read its reviews.
  • Cart Management — Allowing users to add, remove, edit the number of products and redeem discount codes while the cost is calculated in the backend.
  • Checkout and Payments — Enabling users to check out and make the payment using their preferred method (credit/debit card, PayPal, bank account, cryptocurrency etc).
  • Purchase History — Letting users manage their purchase history and repeat a previous order.
  • Wishlist — Allowing users to save, remove, and edit a product for later purchase.
  • Website Analytics — Empowering you to track your store’s performance by integrating it with an analytics tool like Google Analytics.
  • Market and competitor assessment
  • Evaluation of your feature requirements
  • Store’s UI/UX design
  • Human and budgetary resource allocation
  • Development stage planning
  • Website’s frontend and backend development
  • Quality assurance and testing
  • Project management
  • Periodic team reviews
  • Shopify — Shopify is one of the fastest-growing eCommerce platforms and is often hailed as the WordPress of the eCommerce world for its role in making it easier for newcomers to sell online. On the downside, it’s limited in terms of features and customization options but you can somewhat make up for this disadvantage by choosing premium packages. And if you’d rather focus on running your business, factor in the cost to hire Shopify developer to build the site for you.
  • WooCommerce — WooCommerce is one of the most popular eCommerce solutions built to convert any WordPress website into a full-fledged eCommerce portal. And though it’s free to sign-up for, you will have to fork out cash for the domain name, hosting, SSL, payment gateway, and hire WordPress developer for customization.
  • Magento — Magento is a popular choice with enterprise eCommerce websites that require a rich set of features and high customization options. Brands using Magento website development include Ford, Liverpool, Sigma Beauty, and Nike. As for the cost of building a Magento eCommerce website, it ranges from $12,000 to $36,000.

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