" Virtual Store to grow your Business"

eCommerce

Drive sales with a tailored online strategy

Your online store is unique with your own products, customers, and ideas of how you should grow. We want to help make your vision happen on a powerful, flexible eCommerce platform that delivers higher traffic, more sales, and repeat customers.

Contact us for a free estimate on your next eCommerce project or learn more about our capabilities below.

 

Choosing the right eCommerce platform

WooCommerce eCommerce Websites

We use WooCommerce for eCommerce websites. WooCommerce is a popular choice due to its analytics, reporting features, and easy-to-use capabilities for adding and managing inventory. WooCommerce also offers the benefit of third-party integrations, allowing for customization with secure payment methods and other features. The current 2018 market share for WooCommerce is even more impressive with a 42% share of the entire eCommerce world. 

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.

 
 
 

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 $4,000 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 do you want?

Conveniences over Value vs. Value over Conveniences

What are the ongoing 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

  • Maintenance which can be 3% to 10% of revenue generated by the eCommerce
  • Recurring costs:  3ed party applications yearly fees & server fees
  • Time (labor cost): Your time and the designers time for updating site (examples-SEO, Analytics, or Design Changes)

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 today than it was even a couple of years ago. The below chart provides a timeline of historical dates compared to website cost from 1995 to 2013 and today they are even higher. (including the average cost to build a website)

Cost of a website over time: Blue = Non eCommerce  Yellow = eCommerce

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.