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14 Apr 2013
If you're looking for an ecommerce solution on a budget then you will be pleased to know that we've reduced the price of our starter solution to just £1,250.
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A transparent guide to the costs involved in an ecommerce website design project
Before we even begin let us answer the question…
How much does an ecommerce website design cost?
Our ecommerce solutions start from £1,250 for a starter solution with various modules and bespoke options to enhance your customer and administration experience available at extra cost. Still interested? Then read on…
There are lots of factors that contribute to the cost of an ecommerce website design project with so many modular and bespoke options available, special requirements and different time scales no two projects are the same but we do like to keep our pricing as transparent as possible so while it's not a definitive guide this will most certainly help you get a good idea of some of the things that contribute towards the cost of your solution, so let's look at some of them.
Every website we build includes a bespoke design which is based on your website brief. The more complex the design is the more expensive it becomes. The reason for this is twofold; Time: the more complex the design is the more time it takes to produce and subsequently the more it costs. Design integration: Integrating your complex design into our ecommerce website software and database can be complex and time consuming and can often mean re-writing some of the software in order to achieve the desired look.
Payment gateway integration
Some payment gateways are straight forward to implement so take very little time to integrate. This means it's cheaper than integrating say an in-line merchant gateway such as HSBC, ePDQ or SagePay. Additionally some gateways require PCI compliance. PayPal and Nochex are examples of the hosted gateways which are easy to integrate and would typically be included in the price of any ecommerce website design solution.
Additional customer or administration modules
The list is endless here; there is so much we can add with your ecommerce website design to enhance user experience and customer retention as well as so many administration modules to help with website management. Most of the customer focused modules are designed to improve conversion rates, enhance user experience or improve retention and generally improve the return on your investment so while the initial outlay is more the returns are usually far greater.
Most clients require a full service ecommerce solution and this usually means website design and hosting. Hosting requirements vary with every project based on actual or projected traffic and space requirements and with a range of options available from shared, semi-dedicated and dedicated server website hosting available there's a solution for everyone. We provide shared SSL certificate with all of our website design and hosting solutions but for a far more professional solution you may want to consider a personal SSL certificate too.
So what does a typical ecommerce solution cost?
Because of the modular nature of our ecommerce solutions it's easy to add and remove modules to suit your requirements and budget. As we mentioned earlier, our ecommerce solutions start from £1,250 for an entry level solution. This will provide you with the core features you need to run an ecommerce website as well as a quality templated design and simple payment gateway integration.
If you would like to speak to us about your ecommerce solution, please contact us for a chat or drop us an email, we would love to hear from you.