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What price to count for the creation of an e-commerce website?

By Sammy Byron , on November 5, 2022 - 5 minutes to read
What price to count for the creation of an e-commerce website?

The e-commerce, also called electronic commerceE-commerce is the set of exchanges carried out at a distance through electronic and digital interfaces. Sales made at a distance can correspond to goods or services.

These exchanges can be made through different devices, such as: cell phones, computers, consoles, connected TVs or tablets.

Today, these commercial exchanges can also be done through mobile applications that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android or the App Store for iOS. It is also worth mentioning that the professionals of online sales have formed the FEVAD (Federation of e-commerce and distance selling).

What is an e-commerce website?

e-commerce website

A e-commerce site is a website where products are displayed by a merchant, the e-commerce site is also called “an online store”. If a user wants to buy one of these products, he will have to pay online using a banking platform or another means of payment, for example: check. Note that online stores are very useful, because they allow to get items without moving, as well as to be able to sell items in a wider geographical area.

How much does it cost to create a website ?

First of all, we must mention that the cost of a website The cost of a website depends on many factors: type of site, number of pages, professional depth, etc.. That’s why most web agencies require a detailed brief of the website project before making an estimate.

Rates by type of website desired

Depending on the type of website you want, the budget can vary significantly. The price for a showcase site with a dozen pages is not similar to that of a web portal with hundreds of pages. To better understand, in order to design a website, you have two choices:

  • Use a special software in order to create your website.
  • Entrust the project to a professional in the field, a freelancer or a web company. Depending on the way you choose to create your website, the budget will vary widely.

Here are some examples of price differences depending on the type of website and the type of solution chosen:

  • A showcase website (a few dozen pages to present your products): 0€ – 30€ /month using an online software, 500€-3 000€ /month if the task is done by a freelancer and 3 000€ – 60 000€ /month if the task is done by a web agency.
  • E-commerce site (about 10 pages and 50-100 product labels): 30€-100€ /month using an e-commerce site, 1 500€-20 000€ /month if the task is filled by a freelancer, 3 000€- 60 000€ /month if the task is filled by a web agency.
  • Web portal (about 100 pages, plus a member area and various modules): this task cannot be done by an online software, 5 000€- 50 000€ /month if the task is done by a freelancer, 10 OOO€-100 000€ /month if the task is done by a web agency.

Briefly, we would like to make some remarks about the variety of prices depending on the type of solutions chosen, the cost of maintaining a site when updating or adding new options :

  • For a online sales site, a freelancer can propose you to realize it for 1 000€, while an agency will ask you 10 000€, this difference can be justified by the coordination of the project and the quality of the design. But you have to be very careful, because in some cases, abusive quotes are common.
  • Concerning now the maintenance of the website, the update or the addition of new features, they can cost you a lot of money. For that, instead of negotiating only on the cost of creation, it is preferable to break down the cost of the initial development of the website and the maintenance/improvement of the site during one year.

A e-commerce site is a place of sale on the web, the budget for creating this famous site may vary depending on the solution chosen or the type of website desired. That is why we must provide a brief detailed enough to allow web agencies to establish a precise estimate.

A budgeting a little headache of your future e-commerce site

As you have seen, the prices for the creation of a website vary from one model to another. That’s why it is important to be accompanied by a web agency or an expert to agree on a budget for the creation of a WordPress or Woocommerce website.

Indeed, thanks to the specifications your budget will be more precise. Once you have entrusted it to an agency or an expert in the WordPress CMS, you will have a definitive budget because your service provider will have sorted out the useful or useless functionalities of your commerce or showcase website.

This sorting is important for the agency, and for you! Too much functionality for example harms the ergonomics of the site, which will have a direct impact on visitors. Moreover, if you are in the middle of a website redesign or creation project, do not neglect the design. Visitors are more and more demanding about the design of a website. They will not hesitate to change platform or support to see if the grass is greener elsewhere.

Sammy Byron

After studying as a specialist in investigative journalism across Europe, I decided to start writing for my own community of Internet users. You can also find my most accurate studies and analyses on the latest trends in the United States. If you are interested in an analysis or a study in collaboration with our Experts, do not hesitate to use the dedicated contact form.


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