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Full Blown Corporate Website, With Blog and eCommerce

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by StinkyBooBoo, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. StinkyBooBoo

    StinkyBooBoo Junior Member

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    W'Dup, Lil' Stinky here.

    I have a friend who's starting an online business (physical
    products, not affiiate marketing or digital products) and he was
    asking me how much the whole site should cost for development...
    Hiring someone to do it, he doesn't know ANYTHING about web
    development or IM etc.

    everything from A to Z:
    • Cutom (High End) Design
    • Shopping Cart and Merchant set up
    • Blog integrated into main theme.
    • Short flash presentation.
    • Auto responder set-up
    • Banner creation for an affiliate program
    ...everything, the whole kit and kaboodle.

    How much do you experts think it costs to get an ENTIRE custom
    website up and running? From the ground up

    He doesn't even have hosting, just a domain name and a product
    at this point.
     
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  2. abar_sheytan

    abar_sheytan Newbie

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    $1000+ he might be able to cut corners by using templates.. but that's not what hes going for. If you split up all the tasks and distribute with different outsource guys you'll save a ton of money, since each guy is doing a seemingly mindless task (or so to speak :D)
     
  3. Pharoah

    Pharoah Registered Member

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    With templates it can be free or little to no cost. That's saying fairly "custom". Or you can get some decent packages with some popular hosts like godaddy. They have a decent package with hosting and templates for around $85 I think.

    It's like a quick launch type off package.
     
  4. dizz

    dizz Elite Member

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    pm me i have a web advertizing company we can help thats what we do
     
  5. allrecycle

    allrecycle Regular Member

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    bro try this....i signed up for the 10 day free trial and they are pretty danm good ...lots of good templetes you can change colors,buttons,add html,add flash and lots more ....its only 40 bucks a month


    http://www.edirecthost.com/main/home
     
  6. boomer23

    boomer23 Newbie

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    For an entire custom-built corporate ecommerce site, the sky is the limit. If you really mean building it from the ground up, using perhaps a framework (like Microsoft Commerce Server, for example) but not an existing script (like Zen Cart or osCommerce, for example), then his budget ought to be somewhere between $50,000 and $5,000,000.

    If he doesn't have that kind of budget, he's not going to get a custom-built solution. Or not one that's worth anything, anyway. If anyone says they can do it for less, run the other way as quickly as possible.

    So if he doesn't have that kind of budget, he's going to have to accept a semi-custom solution built on top of an existing platform. There are commercial scripts and hosted solutions that can handle this, and there are decent open source alternatives like osCommerce that can be customized and extended.

    Boomer23
     
  7. heiny

    heiny Regular Member

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    I tried that ...
    Had:
    3 Designers
    3 Coders
    2 Business developers

    We had an open source system for the back-end, but we were 2 months into programming (design was done within 4 weeks) and then the market just went tits up, so we thought; nah and moved on to other endeavours :)

    Fixed wage for those 8 people can range anything from 1000-3000 usd PER person.

    Good luck.

    PS. newegg.com and those internet companies. Big respect. Not only do they need to have a great system/back end, but they need to have so much stock too, people who pack shit etc.

    Is there money in the biz? of course. Do you have to stay up 24 hours of day? Most likely.

    [EDIT] We used osCommerce too as backend but you need to modify it and make it work and cut out some of the functions too
     
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  8. gnak

    gnak Registered Member

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    I see your friend's trying to build a real, physical
    business so 1 Shopping Cart is the way to go;
    the credibility of the company also gives
    customers the trust to buy.

    This is one aspect where he shouldn't cut corners,
    IMO; better to pay more and make more, than to
    pay less and make nil.

    I can do SEO and SEM for your friend when the
    site is up; the building of the site is kind of out
    of my range of expertise but I have a friend who
    runs a web design company so if you're interested
    in a recommendation, drop me a PM.
     
  9. heiny

    heiny Regular Member

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    Your job is probably half a year down the line if you want to promote his site :)