Why Should We Care About The Cost To Build A Magento Website?
In order to decide whether Magento would be the right match for your future store, you have to consider the cost carefully to build a Magento website besides comparing it with other platforms.
It is no doubt that Magento is one of the most prevalent e-commerce platforms nowadays. It is trusted and widely used by roughly 25% of total online store owners worldwide (equivalent to around 150,000 shops). There are a variety of reasons for choosing Magento as a solid foundation to start your online business.
First and foremost, the popular Magento Community Edition is open source – Free.
Secondly, Magento provides a great deal of simple and easy-to-use features and a flexible content management system. Significantly, its advanced SEO support function will help enormously get a high ranking for your products on search engines.
Thirdly, Magento is a powerful blend of highly scalable design and a comprehensive support network. You can find help anywhere since there is a large community of Magento developers worldwide.
This article will help you discover the current price ranges of creating a new site based on Magento on the market.
First, let’s define exactly what kind of website you would like to build by choosing one of the following types:
- The website with Simple functionality:
The main target of this type of website is to inform your customers and let them be aware of your business’s existence. Therefore it just needs to display information about your business, products, and services, presented on the About page, Homepage, the Services/Products page, and the Contact page.
Moreover, it’s worth noting that you will get a largely static website with no custom design. In other words, the developer will set you up with a CMS (content management system) like WordPress, create the necessary pages filled in with your content, and apply a pre-made theme for your website.
- The website with Complex functionality:
This type of website usually incorporates a database and/or dynamic content. It includes general information pages and more functional pages like Shopping carts, Product galleries, Blogs, and News.
Besides, you can get a fully customized design backed by a CMS, which gives you a more accessible option for making changes to the site’s content. The cost depends on the graphic design skills of the designer, the level of browser compatibility, and the number of customized pages beyond the initial template.
- The website with Highly Complex functionality:
This type of website would give you a fully customized website with many features like the 2nd one plus some advanced functions. For example, it allows you to process consumer input, calculate something, and return analytic results (technically, this is moving into the realm of web applications).
What you will get is a well-written, thoroughly tested web application that goes well beyond the complexity of an essential CMS-backed website.
After clarifying which type of site you want to build, it’s time for a look at the estimated cost to build a Magento website in different regions:
Average Cost to Build a Magento website in developed countries (E.g., US, UK, Australia, Ireland)
- Simple functionality: $20,000 to $30,000
- Complex functionality $30,000 to 50,000
- Highly complex functionality: $50,000 to $100,000
Average Cost to build a Magento website in developing countries (E.g., India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Thailand)
- Simple functionality: $2,000 to $5,000
- Complex functionality: $5,000 to $15,000
- Highly complex functionality: $15,000 to $30,000
As you can see, the cost to build a Magento website is very flexible, ranging from $2,000 to $100,000. Besides the different levels of functionality, the reason for this huge price gap is not the quality but the unequal labor costs in each region.
While you have to pay more than $100 per working hour for a developer in the US, it costs you only a half or even less for an East Asia developer to get the work done.
If money is not a big problem for you, choosing a local partner might be a good idea due to better accessible communication. Otherwise, if you’ve started an online business with a constrained budget, we highly recommend you try cooperating with an outsourced web design and development agency.
Tigren E-commerce Agency is one of the top outsourcing website design and development companies in Asia that you can put your trust to build your ideal Magento website.
Owing to more than 10-year experience working with Magento and collaborating with clients from many countries like the USA, the UK, Australia, Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand, Tigren promises to create a well-design and highly functional Magento website that suits your budget.