We frequently have people contact us who want to know – “I need a shopping cart website. How much will it cost?”. Our standard answer is usually along the lines of “How long is the proverbial piece of string.”
Every shopping cart, and indeed every website, is unique to that client’s requirements and to some degree the products or services to be sold.
Which eCommerce Solution?
Before a website designer can supply a firm quote, they have to know what that website is expected to provide and achieve, and therefore how long it will take to develop. There are a variety of shopping carts available and the choice will depend on your unique requirements. Some are best suited to smaller shopping carts, while a larger ecommerce venture may require a more sophisticated customised solution.
You need to do your shopping cart homework
From a web design professional’s point of view, there is a long list of considerations for an online store which need to be factored in.
- Will the shopping cart need to be custom-built?
- Alternatively, which shopping cart software system will best suit the project?
- How many products will there be?
- How many different categories of products?
- How will customers pay?
- Does the website require an SSL Certificate?
- What is the product packaged weight?
- How will the items be packaged and shipped?
- Are the products for sale to a local, national or international market?
- How many photos for each product?
- Will photos be supplied optimised for the internet?
- How will the website be maintained?
- What are the clients technical capabilities for self-management?
- Is the web designer required to provide internet marketing options?
- Is the client prepared with descriptive content and prices for every product item?
- Will products require user reviews?
- Will the website require social networking implementation/support?
If you’ve read this far you can see that there is a lot to discuss and organise if you are looking to set up an ecommerce website. If you are working to a strict budget we can provide you with options which will suit you, out of the box. If you have a large project we can deliver and provide customisations as required. Contact us for a quote.
Call us today on 0418 723 886 for more information.