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need to make an ecommerce website

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by prithviraj0007, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. prithviraj0007

    prithviraj0007 Junior Member

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    I have the plans to open a online store for clothing (Men and Women) retail. Currently, I am in the phase of finalizing my company and brand name. But before that I would like to know the pricing and timeline for an ecommerce website development and maintenance. Need to be multilingual. To start with in English and Dutch. Let me know ..

    I want to create a website something similar to this one

    http://www.my-wardrobe.com/
     
  2. vikasvyas

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    Hey There ,

    I am vikas vyas here , and i am a professional website designer and developer , i have 4 yrs of exp. and i have designed many ecommerce websites , so i can easily setup a ecommerce website for u ..

    add me on skype : vikasvyas47

    thanks and regards :D
     
  3. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    If you want similar functionalities, you should expect $1200 to start at the very minimum. Optimizing the site for SEO, and having extra functionality like they do in the drop-down, checkout, product page gets complicated fast. It's more likely closer to $3500 for a decently coded store.

    Turn around time you should also expect to be ~2 months.


    (Not an offer of services, just letting you know)
     
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  4. welly_59

    welly_59 Power Member

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    Plenty of freelancers on odesk who will do it for around $500

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  5. Michaelf

    Michaelf Registered Member

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    If you are on a low budget just use opencart. It's free :)
    Pay someone for a nice header and you are good to go.
    lots of free plugins as well.
     
  6. prithviraj0007

    prithviraj0007 Junior Member

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    do they offer maintenance as well? well, i will check it out but just need to get an idea..
     
  7. milans

    milans Regular Member

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    Are you from the Netherlands? I'm a webdesigner specialized in Magento e-commerce. I live in Amsterdam.

    If you send me a list of functionalities you'd like to have in your webshop by PM I'll make you an offer.
     
  8. welly_59

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    How much money are you going to plough into this? Maintenance us only going to be adding and deleting products etc.

    Your not gonna make a penny back for a while! Been there and done it before :)

    Before starting to spend money on the site you should come up with a marketing strategy. Work out how many sales you need to make money, then have a look at relevant keywords and the traffic they could bring.

    Say conversion rate of 2%. 1k hits a month is 20 sales. Your gonna have to be top of a 2.5k keyword to hit that or first page of a 15k keyword.

    Ecom is tough!

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    I will give you whole solution in just $550
     
  11. szhang

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    I would recommend something from themeforest to start with. They always have great themes that are easy to use with a lot of functions. Then just hire a coder or designer to customize it to your liking instead of starting from scratch.
     
  12. Real World

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    You can have someone make you a site (design) and then you can host it on an eCommerce (shopping cart) platform for a small monthly fee. Like Make-A-Store where they provide the security, database, and back-office access to a toolkit that works like a content manager for uploading pictures and descriptions for items, categories, inventory quantities, etc. They charge $25 a month for a merchant gateway API i.e. Authorize_Net or PayPal but this method keeps the customer and their cart on your web site.

    There is a lot more to your eCommerce needs then seen with a glance, such as sales tax by state county or region, a shipping API with USPS, UPS Fed-x, etc. that jives with your back-office inventory and auto response emails sent to your customer with tracking and on and on. Anyway, you should get all of this from your shopping cart provider for a monthly fee.

    The one difficulty with the example company listed above is that they do use a "Smarty" template engine that requires the designer to break up the code in to sections such as header, footer, category, or whatever so the template engine assembles and serves up the pages using its own set of tags. Not a big deal but you can't see what the pages look like until they are running on a server with the template engine installed. They do offer a staging area to check the site or additional changes before "going live".

    I wish you the best in this dog eat dog world out there. Go get'em!
     
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  13. jackfarrel

    jackfarrel Newbie

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    you still interested?