With over 15 years of eCommerce web development experience under our belt, our developers are well versed in custom coding and development for the best eCommerce platforms. Our eCommerce websites do two things: drive traffic and convert sales.
It's been our business to help you with your business. We know eCommerce software. We know shopping products. We know what it takes to take a small idea and make it work. We also know that not everyone is an Internet expert. We'll help you get your project underway, no matter what level of knowledge you possess.
Here are some of the main elements you'll need to have in place to get your eCommerce site up and running.
You are going to need hosting that is better than your basic GoDaddy (or other low cost) plan. You are also going to need a Secure Site License (SSL) if you plan on taking credit cards and want to keep your customer information safe. You also need what is known as a dedicated IP Address, also for security.
Obviously, a 10,000 item store is going to take more time to build than one with 50 items but there is a minimum time that it usually takes to get any store set up and ready to turn over to the customer. This price DOES NOT take into consideration how many products you have, it just reflects the basic time required to get everything designed and running.
If you want regular maintenance (technical and help with updates and content) you’ll want some sort of discount on the hourly rate. You also are going to want someone monitoring the analytics for customer data and to keep tabs on traffic and your advertising ROI.
Here are some of the other things you need to look into before starting your eCommerce business. These are things like; photography, copywriting (for product descriptions), shipping, packaging, customer service, advertising (you’ll need to have a budget for promoting your store after it is built) and payment processing.
There are lower cost options available for selling online. You may not need a full blown eCommerce site to do so. Call Digi Donkey today for a free consultation.
We have built quite a few eCommerce websites throughout the years. Check out some of the most recent additions to Digi Donkey's eCommerce portfolio.