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How much does a Magento Website Cost?

Overview

Magento is a feature rich, powerful e-commerce application. There are several variables involved in setting up a Magento website. Most of the expenses involved with a Magento website arise when your requirements surpass those provided in the Magento Enterprise Edition and the Magento Community Edition of the platform. Therefore, it is not easy to name a fixed price.iStock_000000309987XSmall

The final price of setting up a Magento e-commerce website depends on what you wish to achieve with your online store. We recommend that you conduct extensive research before contacting a Magento website provider. The final cost of a store will also be determined by the different versions of Magento, which are outlined below.    

Having stated that, we introduce to you our company, Webmaster for Hire which offers outstanding service in Magento website development.

Magento Community Edition

This is the most popular and widely used Magento version. It is free to download for everyone and is mainly provided through Magento agencies or Magento developers. Businesses using this platform have no access to customer support.

This platform can be customized with endless functionalities and features. These are either sourced from the Magento connect marketplace or from third parties who specialize in development of Magento extensions.

Magento Enterprise Edition

This version offers full professional support to ensure that the website store runs without any problems. The biggest benefit that comes with this version is the high level of customization allowed. This sets it apart from most of the other competitors in the industry. Webmaster For Hire can help you make an informed decision about this edition.

Hosting

Due to the wide array of e-commerce features in Magento store, the platform consumes many hosting resources. This is required for optimum running and performance. Clients using the Magento Community Edition can choose any hosting company of their choice. For those using the Magento Enterprise Edition, they will need a dedicated server which its cost will vary depending on the hosting environment.

Basic Magento Website: $20,000.00- $42,000.00

This package is designed for companies starting from scratch or moving from a platform that is hosted. There are two ways to get started with a basic Magento website. The first option is the cheaper one. It involves selecting a pre-built theme. However, this one has customization limitations.

The second method involves the conversion of a PSD design to a Magento website store. This does not have any limitations on the appearance and functionality of the website. Both sets of options require sufficient time for setting up, configuring, customizing, and testing — thus the higher investment.

Custom Magento Website: $42,000.00 – $100,000.00

This package is best suited for the established and bigger marketers whose business is mostly conducted online. These retailers are making advancements on their already existing Magento websites or shifting from a different e-commerce application. This platform provides a total solution for online sales and marketing. It also creates a continuity plan for the growth of the business.

Magento Enterprise: $100,000-$250,000

On top of the features provided in the custom Magento website, Magento Enterprise, offers the following additional components:

  • Mobile commerce
  • Full page caching
  • Professional customer care team
  • Multiple stores
  • Built-in modules
  • Gift registries, wholesale sales, and private sales
  • Customer segmentation
  • Search engine optimization
  • Return management authorization
  • Custom coupons

Conclusion

It is hard to estimate or predict the precise cost required to set up a Magento website. This is due to the many variables involved. It is important to choose a reputable company with sufficient skills and expertise. Overall, Webmaster for Hire will offer you a high quality, cost-effective package in Magento website development.

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AUTHOR - Elizabeth Varian

Elizabeth Varian has been working on the internet in some capacity since 1995. Working for such companies as a small chemical lab contractor to digital media sports mogul CBS SportsLine. When starting Webmaster For Hire, she wanted to focus on the personalized experience and customer services for clients. Though the internet has been around for decades now, it is still a mystical place for many business owners.