"Websites are a Virtual Windows to your Business"

eCommerce Website Reality

Aenigma Inc. uses eCommerce website scalable solutions such as Magento and WooCommerce to offer its clients an almost infinite number of combinations and customizations, thus we can address any business needs. These programs are complicated, multifaceted and sensitive to minute errors and are mostly used by professional designers & developers.

Make the right decision now so it doesn't cost you more later!

What all of the e-commerce platforms have in common is that they will cost you some real money to use as part of or as your core business. And this is the very first rule of running any business, whether online or offline:

If you want results, things don't come free.

All Aenigma websites are responsive!

Responsive design is now a necessity for websites!

 Responsive design means that a website functions on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices. With 232 possible screen sizes in 2017, we will make sure your website looks great on all of them.  It is definitely not something that websites can afford to skimp on. This ensures that your visitors experience your website smoothly and efficiently.  It also increases the potential for reoccurring customers. 


Free-Website-Platforms: Pros & Cons

Pro: Cheap and short learning curve

Con:  Websites built on free tools often lack a unique identity because free templates usually only allow a limited amount of customization. They can get costly with hidden fees and recurring fees not disclosed up front.  Also, free-website-platforms are proprietary and usually not transferable to other hosting companies.  So, once you go with them you are stuck with them unless you are willing to build a new eCommerce website.  Websites using those tools may have no brand identity or may have trouble attracting traffic.  Example of this is: http://Aenigma.wixsite.com/hbpaf.  Your website just became generic with "Wix site" in the URL.  No one can find it!  For SEO to find your website quicker and place near the top listings your URL should be http://Aenigma.com/ or sub-domain with same name http://AenigmaSports.Aenigma.com.  

When it comes to website cost, cheaper isn’t always better.



But what is a reasonable cost for an eCommerce website? 

While free Website platforms can be useful, you are more likely to get a better, more reliable website if you hire a professional web design company.  A typical budget for a WooCommerce custom eCommerce project would be between $5,000 and $20,000 for SMALL to MEDIUM eCommerce websites. Scope and eCommerce maturity will significantly influence which end of the scale a project will fall into. You probably guessed there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer. In fact, the costs could range to over $5 million for LARGE eCommerce websites, depending on the platform and requirements. Every situation, every website is different and so is the pricing, check with us before making this monumental decision!

What piles up as costs for an e-commerce?

It depends on many aspects, but the 3 most essential elements that you need to consider when budgeting for an e-commerce are

  • Time
  • Available resources (programs & designer/developer)
  • Future maintenance

Like other goods and services, the costs associated with designing, developing, and building a website have changed over time. A website's value is drastically different in 2017 than it was even a couple of years ago. The below chart provides a timeline of historical dates compared to website cost, including the average cost to build a website.

Cost of a website over time:

The basis for the chart was a group of small business that wanted a professional website with approximately 15 pages, website hosting, email hosting, a domain name, and an aesthetic quality level of around 7/10.

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