How much does it cost to build a Shopify website
The cost of a shopify website is the price of your shopify plan plus the price your web developer charges you, which can generally be anywhere from 5k to 100k.
Generally speaking when you are shopping for your an eccomerce developer to build your shopify site, you really want to make sure you already have at least a down payment to start.
Even the cheapest web developers usually require a down payment just to start the contract.
Typically the down payment is somewhere between 2500 and 10k depending on how experienced your developer is.
The price of development can also vary by the size of the company. A large company, with lots of employees and overhead, tons of experience and managers etc, is going to cost more then a smaller company with just a few employees generally.
So take the size of the company you hire into consideration, not only might you pay more depending on the size, but you might also have a little bit of communication lag.
So if you’re not really sure, just give the company a call and check their prices.
Financing your shopify websites
In many cases the company you find to build your shopify website might actually offer financing for this exact situation.. Many times, if you can get financed for the entire cost of development, things will go much smoother on both ends, and you may very well, not even have to pay anything upfront.
Monthly costs of your Ecommerce Enterprise
Whether you decide to finance your ecommerce Enterprise or you decide to pay out of pocket, You need to understand how much you’re going to spend on hosting your shopify website.
Shopify has several plan tiers that you need to understand.
Shopify has a basic plan, a shopify plan, an advanced shopify plan, a lite shopify plan, and a advanced shopify plus plan. The shopify lite plan, is as low as 9/m. The shopify advanced plan is as high as 2,000 a month.
If you look at the table above, you can also see that shopify’s basic plan is 29/m, the shopify plan is 79/m and the advanced shopify plan is 299/month.
So let’s get even more in depth here so we can really understand what’s going.
So firstly, if you really want to understand shopify’s pricing more just check out their pricing page at www.shopify.com. But before you do that, let’s dive into why a developer or why an agency can really costs so many thousands of dollars.
There is something called shopify liquid in shopify’s platform, this is basically, what a developer has to access to make you a really custom site, that can look so much more clean, custom, elegant, beautiful, and even more functional, then what a regular shopify site that utilizes drop and drop can look like.
So a developer spends years learning their trade, learning how to code, how to understand documentation and how to really put a ton of different technologies together from html,css,php,js, and many more coding languages and technologies that could be relevant to each project.
When you put all these different skillsets together, plus of course years of design education, learning how to put things in certain orders, to make sure users actually click things and buy what you want them to buy, and really just understanding the best way to build a functional site that actually makes sales,
then you really start to understand why the cost of hiring a developer or agency can be so expensive.
So when you are considering your costs for ecommerce development, make sure you take all these things into consideration when you are jumping into a deal with a company.
That being said, if you are in the market for ecommerce development with shopify, we do offer this service. So feel free to reach out. We look forward to hearing from you.