Magento has lots of advantages including free extensions and themes. It allows you to modify and customize your store as per your requirements.
The purpose of this article is to understand how much is it cost to make a website with the CMS Magento. The first thing you care about while implementing eCommerce website - is the cost involved in it.
There are couple of different factors that you should consider when starting your online shop.
How to minimize your website implementation?
1. Web host
The cost of the web host is the base thing to understand where you will install your Magento website.
If you haven’t found one yet, you should look for a web host that offers private SSL certificate (from $50/year). SSL (Secure Socket Layer protocol) encrypts the data between the browser and website server. If you want to make transactions for you and your customers safe, you need a private SSL certificate, that requires a dedicated IP for your website (about $2/month).
You can find a web host with SSL from 49 $/month, the average cost for online shop is about 72$/month.
2. Domain Name
A domain name costs less than $10/year. You should remember, if you will choose your domain name right, it would be an advantage for SEO.
For example, if you sell kid’s toys in England, your domain name can be like this one: www.kidstoysinengland.com.
Magento has two versions - Community Edition and Enterprise Edition. You can read more about the difference between this editions in my article.
Community Edition is free, the cost of Enterprise Edition starts from $12,990.
4. Magento development
Right from the start you can use Magento out-of-box functionality and it's really simple to make basic customization. But you should note, that with the growing of your business you will need to add more functionality for your online shop.
5. Magento themes
You can find free Magento themes on magentocommerce.com. Also you have an ability to change colours and some pictures in every theme you choose.
Paid Magento themes cost from $0.99, but the average price is about $80. Note, if you want a unique theme, you will pay much more.
6. Magento extensions
There are amount of extensions - both free and paid, that were developed by Magento community.
Here are the main things you should check while starting your website implementation. If you want us to help you with your website development - feel free to contact us.