Every online store is unique and therefore a custom website.We can use an online ecommerce such as Shopify, Bigcommerce, Volusion and 3dcart or software such as Zen Cart, osCommerce, Pinnacle Cart and ShopSite eCommerce Development.
Shopify is a complete ecommerce solution that allows you to set up an online store to sell your goods. It lets you organize your products, customize your storefront, accept credit card payments, track and respond to orders — all with a few clicks of the mouse.
Bigcommerce helps the world's best up-and-coming brands launch professional online stores to share their products with the world and drive more revenue.
Volusion is a fully hosted, all-in-one shopping cart software trusted by over 40,000 merchants. The platform, designed for small and medium business owners, includes everything you need to succeed.
3dcart is a fully hosted eCommerce shopping cart. It provides all the features you’ll need to build and run an online store, whether you sell hard goods or digital products.
Zen Cart truly is the art of e-commerce;user-friendly, open source shopping cart system. The software is being developed by group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think e-commerce could be and should be done differently.
osCommerce is the leading Open Source online shop e-commerce solution. It offers shopping cart functionality that allows store owners to run and maintain online stores.
Pinnacle Cart is an extremely powerful php shopping cart and website builder application. Designed from marketing perspective, this eCommerce application is feature-packed, robust, scalable and easy to use. Pinnacle Cart is the clear choice for serious merchants focused on rapidly and cost effectively deploying, managing and growing a successful web-based business.
WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin. Packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your self-hosted WordPress website.
Award winning ShopSite is the easiest-to-use shopping cart software for small to medium-sized businesses. With ShopSite you can have a store online in as little as 15 minutes. ShopSite’s flexible templates allow you to create a site with the look and feel that you want. If you already have a website site, you can ecommerce enable it by adding order button links to your existing pages. ShopSite is also PCI compliant and offers a comprehensive feature set that will meet your needs for years to come.
Some of the things I need to know to give you an estimate are:
•Exactly who your target customer is?
•What sort of look & feel do you want?
•What shopping cart system do you want to use?
•What payment processor do you want to use?
•What kind of SSL Certificates, that stands for Secure Socket Layer(Keep payments &
customer data private).
•How many products need to be set up initially?
•How many products does the website need to be able to handle as it expands over time?
•Does the website need to communicate with an existing computer system (bookkeeping, inventory, accounting, etc...).
•Do you need photo galleries for each product or will one picture suffice?
•Do you need an online chat system to help customers?
•How are you going to drive traffic to your online store (website)? SEO? SEM? SMM? Other Methods?
and many, more....
As a custom website costs are $35 per hour for site development and average,monthly outlay of $600 to $1200 for generating traffic via SEO, SEM, and SMM. Sadly the days of throwing up a website and having it generate income are long gone (I doubt if they truly ever existed). If you don't have the monthly budget to drive traffic to your site, you will not be happy with the results. If someone tells you otherwise they are either lying to you or terribly naive.