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The Cost Of Building An Ecommerce Website

There are many costs associated with a website. The first cost? Building the website. Prices vary for how much it will cost to build a website, and will depend on the size, quality, and customizations involved. Here’s a quick ballpark of what it would cost to have a brand new website developed based on a review of at least 5 competitors:

  • Basic Ecommerce Website: A website that allows customers to purchase physical or digital products, set up wish lists, process payments, offer discounts and more. Your investment is between $2,000 and $5,000.
  • Deluxe Ecommerce Website: A website that allows customers to purchase physical or digital products needs a payment processor, and often need separate wholesale pricing and more. Your investment is between $3,000 and $10,000. depending on their intricacy.
  • Custom E-commerce Website: A website that allows customers to purchase physical or digital products and special customer needs. Your investment is between $4,000 and $20,000. depending on their intricacy.

In addition to these up-front costs, you need to consider the recurring fees associated with running it. For example:

  1. Domain Name: Your domain is the title of your website, the URL that gets people to where you want them to go. Our rate for new domains run from $15-$20 annually, and you can add privacy and prepay a few years in advance.
  2. Website Host: Once you have your domain name, you need to find a place to host your site. Our secured ecommerce hosting range from $29-$250 per month..
  3. Content Management System: This is built into our ecommerce projects.
  4. SSL Certificate: The secure socket layer, or SSL, is the certificate that encrypts sensitive personal information that is exchanged on your website. If you ask for personal identifying information anywhere on your website like a form or in an e-commerce store, you MUST have an SSL certificate. Our basic projects include a shared SSL.

And those costs are just to have a website up and running. You must build content and implement digital efforts to amplify your website so it reaches your ideal audience. To do that, you need:

  • Stock Photos: Professional looking pictures can turn a simple design into an awesome masterpiece. We use a couple of outstanding partners for our stock photos as well as a subscription to a paid stock photo library. Premium stock photos start at $11-$60 per image.
  • Custom Graphics: The cost for our graphic services is just $60 an hour with 1 hour already added into the basic rate.
  • Content: Unless you’re a writer, it’s beneficial for your business to let us write some content for you using our professional team that specializes in SEO to create content for your site. The cost for content creators is from $30 to $75 per article, press release or page content.
  • Maintenance: If you want us to make the changes for you, the cost for this starts at $60 a month.
  • Search Engine Optimization: SEO is a series of tasks that help your website rank higher within search engines. Check out this article for SEO best practices for digital branding. SEO costs vary per agency or freelancer, but it can cost about $500 upfront, and then about $200 – $500 per month on average for maintenance.
  • Pay-Per-Click: PPC advertising is the ad that you’ll find on the sidebars and banners of websites and Google results. Targeted ads help businesses get increased traffic on their website and are a quick way to get more people visiting. The cost for PPC really depends on your budget. You pay for every ad clicked. The cost for that click depends on the cost of the keyword and how many other people are bidding on that same keyword.
  • Social Media Management: The Essential Duties of this service is to manage social media activity and day-to-day activities including: Developing relevant content topics to reach the company's target audience. We combine our experience of search engine optimized(SEO) content writing with an effective social media posting tool to create this effective service called social media management. We currently post to your twitter, facebook and/or linkedIn accounts up to 7 times a day. We gather content from you directly, your website and from our team of content writers after researching your industry. Our rate for this service is fro $60 to $100 a month.
  • View Our Ecommerce Design Process Here

Total Design Hours: 40

Start Up Consultation

Mobile Friendly Layout

Content Writing

Basic Landing Page

Shared SSL Certificate

Basic Web Logo Design

Web Spices

Social Media Integration

Access To Our Stock Photo Library

30 Days Of Unlimited Maintenance

CD/DVD Copy Of Project

Top Store Features

Online Training Of Store Features

Unlimited Pages

Unlimited Products

We Add 1st 25 Products

Unlimited Categories

Basic Web Blog

Digital or Physical Products

Content Management System

Over 200 Total Features

(feature list available upon request)

Digital (SSL) Certificate

Deluxe or Custom Layout

Search Engine Optimization

Email Marketing Campaign

Social Media Management

Pay-Per-Click Advertising

Site Maintenance

Call 478-922-8979 To Get Started

Total Hours: 80

Start Up Consultation

Mobile Friendly Layout

SEO Optimized Landing Page

Quick SSL

1 Unlimited Email Accounts

Email Marketing Campaign

3 Months Maintenance

Web Spices

Social Media Integration

Access To Our Graphics Library

CD/DVD Copy Of Project

Top Store Features

Wholesale Pricing

Abandon Cart Saver

Online Training Of Store Features

Unlimited Pages

Unlimited Products

We Add 1st 50 Products

Unlimited Categories

Basic Web Blog

Digital or Physical Products

Content Management System

Over 200 Total Features

(feature list available upon request)

All Package Rates Are Subject To Change Without Notice

Call 478-922-8979 To Get Started

All Package Rates Are Subject To Change Without Notice

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