Sometimes you need more than a simple website can offer. You want a store that can sell products. eCommerce introduces a new level of complexity for a website. You need to consider things like merchant services (credit card processing), payment gateways (the interface between your website and merchant services) and a shopping cart.
I have been creating eCommerce websites since 1998, and I can help you put your products online so that the people who are looking for your products can find them.
I create eCommerce websites on 2 levels to accommodate smaller and larger businesses.
Basic eCommerce (using WooCommerce and WordPress)
The first level is basic eCommerce. For this level, I use a plugin for WordPress called WooCommerce. When I say basic, I don’t mean rudimentary. Woocommerce is pretty powerful, but it’s not an enterprise level eCommerce platform.
WooCommerce also has a vibrant community of developers who have written plugins to extend its functionality. It’s designed with the small business in mind, and can do most of the things that small businesses need to sell their products online.
At its most basic level, this type of shopping cart includes a handful of products and a paypal shopping cart. Paypal offers the easiest option for getting setup to take credit cards online.
On a more advanced level, this type of ecommerce could include about 1,000 products, and different pricing levels for wholesale and retail customers. WooCommerce based eCommerce websites start at $8,000.
Advanced eCommerce (using Magento)
For the customer who needs a truly enterprise level eCommerce system, I offer Advanced eCommerce using Magento. Magento is the world’s foremost Open Source eCommerce platform. It offers enterprise functionality at a price point that makes sense for a growing small business.
Magento is running on over 1,000,000 eCommerce websites, and has a very active developers network writing modules to expand its capabilities.
I have been developing Magento eCommerce websites since 2009, and have integrated Magento with fully integrated Shipping Systems, Drop Ship Fulfillment, Shopping engines and more. If you want the ultimate in eCommerce power and flexibility, Magento is the platform for you.
The community edition of Magento is free, but don’t let the price fool you. Magento is a powerful open source ecommerce platform. Like WordPress, Magento has a huge community of 3rd party developers around the world who have written modules to extend the functionality of Magento. Magento is flexible and powerful, and can handle just about anything you can throw at it.
And, developing Magento websites is not child’s play. It requires expert assistance, the kind that I can provide for you. Magento e-commerce sites start at $15,000.
Magento also offers an Enterprise Edition with licensing fees starting at around $12K annually. Magento Enterprise websites start at $40,000 and up depending on your site’s complexity.