How Much Will an eCommerce Site Cost to Build & Maintain?
There is no easy answer to this question without some details on your specific project, but this may help for budgeting or to determine if an online store even make financial sense for you. Development costs for ecommerce sites can vary greatly and are largely dependent on the overall size of the catalog, the type of products, the available materials & photography, amount of project management needed, and the cost for plugins and configuration/customization of the various functionality needed. There is also the cost for site maintenance, annual licenses, hosting, SSL certificates, payment processing fees, product photography and online marketing.
Ballpark costs to build an eCommerce website.
These very rough estimates account for an average amount of project management, around 250 skus, credit card processing, using existing product photography, and based on our past experiences developing in each of the platforms. We find that the WooCommerce projects tend to go the smoothest, have excellent performance and usability on the both the front end and backend, and are the lowest in maintenance costs & skills compared to other shopping cart platforms.
WooCommerce: $6,500-$10k development +$1,500/year in support & maintenance
Magento CE: $10k-$15k, +$1,500 and up for annual support
Drupal Commerce: $20k-$25k, +$5k and up for annual support.
Give us a call or send a message and we can discuss cost in more details after learning more about your needs.