Start eCommerce website: how much does it cost to create a successful online store?

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May 2, 2017, 3:32:24 PM via Website

How to develop eCommerce website: how much does it cost:
Planned to start successful online store, Just looking for a rough cost for a eCommerce website, including an best ecommerce features. Not too complicated, just to start website like amazon, flipkart, though must be aesthetically pleasing. Does anyone have any idea of roughly how much it would cost to make.

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May 3, 2017, 4:33:32 PM via Website


Create website by itself is not a big deal. There are many platforms that does for you most of the work. For example wordpress has many plugin for that. The problem is what to sell and how are [![image][3]][2]you going to promote your store.
This is a real challenge.

I totally agree. A very important role is played by product promotion

Sundarsun 2527

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May 4, 2017, 11:49:12 AM via Website

Hi Kbay nice to hear a reply from you, but i am going to start a ecommerce website like amazon. i want to know which platform is best to start a ecommerce website. Could you refer.

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Aug 5, 2019, 2:47:46 PM via Website

If we are talking about developing a website using complex CMSs, for example, Magento, here it takes much longer than developing and designing a website using WordPress and Shopify. You should note that in Eastern Europe, developers charge approximately $45 per hour, while in Western Europe the price varies between $51 and $100+. Let’s describe the cost in stages:

  • Creating the project scope - 7–19 hours
  • The CMS installation - 2–4 hours
  • Installation of extensions & softwares - 6–27 hours
    *Custom extension development (if it’s necessary) 8–40 hours
  • Ready-to-go theme (Searching, downloading, and configuring an off-the-rack theme) - 1–4 hours
    *Custom theme development (Creation of a custom theme (creating a theme prototype, theme structure, developing the theme)) - 40–320 hours
  • E‑commerce website design - 40–128 hours
  • Back‑end development (coding, setting payments, product details, bug fixing, etc.) - 25–98 hours
  • Server architecture preparation - 6–24 hours
  • Testing & fixing - 3–11 hours
  • Live deployment - 3–4 hours.

As you can see, the professional development of an e-commerce website using complex CMS can take between 90/*135 to 320/*679 hours, considering all additional development steps. It means that e-commerce website costs between $4,300 and $16,000 (custom extension and theme development are not included to this price).

Custom WordPress website development will cost between $5,000 and $15,000.
Shopify website development will cost from $500 to $10,000.

Katarina Grumy

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Aug 12, 2019, 7:33:43 AM via Website

You can do it by yourself. For example, use simle site constructors like wix. Or better to contact with some specialsits like EffectiveSoft who can create sites for your preferences.

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Sep 26, 2019, 9:48:33 PM via Website

The question is old, but. I remembered about one project on php - osCommerce. In principle, a ready-made online store.

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Nov 27, 2019, 8:42:45 AM via Website

Thank you, Jay!
Do you have some recommendations on what company to choose?


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Dec 21, 2020, 9:42:22 AM via Website

I think people mostly charge according to the pages or products you are going to have on your eCommerce Website.