When customers seek to migrate to the Magento platform or start a new online store, the first question that comes to their minds is “What will be the cost of a Magento project?” In fact this is the basic question you must ask to figure out the initial overhead costs for designing your online store.
The straight forward answer to this question is this. Magento community edition is made available to the users completely free of cost. In other words, this is open source software free to download, modify and use. However, the site owners must consider several aspects before starting a Magento store. In the first place, understand that using the community platform does not mean you will have nothing to spend on the project.
Though the community edition of Magento is free to use, the enterprise edition carries a yearly charge. This will mean that the platform you are going to use will determine the budget you will have to afford. One comforting fact here is that the community platform available for free certainly carries a good number of useful features. Therefore if you decide to use it for designing your online store, it means you will have to spend that extra time and cost to get those additional features needed for your store with the help of the experts working on the project.
Cost workings for domain and servers
The spending on the domain name and servers is an ongoing expenditure associated with any online venture for that matter. We can say this is the spending you will have to do on the actual URL and hosting space required by your online store. With the site getting larger, you will face more server requirements. This will also mean a recurring upkeep charge equally larger. Our development team can give you highly useful advice on choosing from the different hosting options for your Magento store.
Once you get the store designed and running online, your job is not over. Every Magento store will need some kind of development in the long run. Such developments could mean building a new theme, customizing a theme, evolving a custom module or many other tasks. If you wish to see your Magento store functions in the way you want, you will have to work closely with the Magento development company. You will have to therefore bear the costs towards developing the features you want.
A considerable budget on your online store must be allotted to maintaining it. The different maintenance tasks you will have to perform on an ongoing basis include maintaining the stock, shipping, the staff needed to maintain the day to day administration and others.
We are an accomplished Magento development company with a great track record of successfully designing a number of great Magento stores running online today. Our dedicated team can give you the right advice on how to go about developing a successful Magento store that will fulfill all your dreams.