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How Much Does an E-Commerce Website Cost?

by Ivan Mak, from MLSDev Inc., on Jan 14
In this article you will find out essential information about the cost of e-commerce website development.
Cost

Nowadays the cost of the building an e-commerce website will range from $35,000 to $1,000,000 and even more. The price will depend on the customer’s business financial capacities and business plan. If you have a small local business with a limited number of goods, you will need a simpler website of lower complexity but if your brand is successful worldwide, you will have to buy a complex and costly website. The cost of e-commerce website development will mostly depend on the vendor, technologies, features and the level of customization that is going to be implemented too.

The ready e-commerce platforms are popular among people searching cheaper solutions. Unfortunately this option is good for a short time but, as a rule, it causes many troubles in the long run. The thing is that such e-commerce platforms have limited opportunities for customization, updating, expanding and branding. It's a bad choice for companies which need a powerful e-commerce solution to attract more customers and raise brand loyalty for their business. The cost of custom e-commerce website development is much more expensive than ready solutions but it pays off in a big way in the long run.

E-Commerce Web Design Cost 

One of the most expensive parts of every project is design development because it can range from $3,000 to $100,000 or even more. The cost of designing an e-commerce website depends on the customer’s business financial capacities and business plan. A vendor can name you the price of e-commerce web design only after they learn basic project details but it may differ from vendor to vendor too. It's possible to get an exact estimate after a precise estimation.

E-Commerce Website Development Price Range

The cost of website development ranges from $20,000 to $500,000 and beyond. Below are the factors that influence the e-commerce website price:

  • The vendor you choose (rates vary based on the vendor’s location, experience, portfolio and the complexity of your project)
  • Design complexity and amount
  • Programming complexity and amount
  • Integration complexity and amount
  • Your timeline (urgent projects cost more)
  • E-commerce website hosting cost (annual), Marketing and SEO

No two projects' specifications are identical. As all projects are unique, it is impossible to name the price for the development.

Quality Assurance: What’s the Price Range? 

One of the most vital aspects of building your website is quality assurance. The price of it for a basic e-commerce website can be from $3,000 to $5,000. Quality assurance can grow to $100,000 and more for the ongoing project. During the whole development process, a QA engineer must be confident that every feature of the website works properly for the user to have the best experience possible. It is crucial to avoid and fix any bugs as soon as possible before they can disturb with the performance, appearance, and reputation of your website.

Without testing it is impossible to give a good product. That is why the whole process of your website development project needs to be monitored by a QA from idea creation to a full application release to the market. Then a QA needs to check every fresh feature before your website users see it. He must be certain that a website works as planned and it coincides with the expectations of the customer, website users, and app store guidelines.

Follow this article to find out more details on the e-commerce website cost.


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⏩ 7 Ways AI is taking E-Commerce to the next level

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