When it comes to creating an ecommerce website, there are two common ways to go about it: build your own website from scratch or hire someone else to do it for you. But with so many ecommerce platforms out there on the market, like Shopify and BigCommerce, why would you want to spend the time and money necessary to develop your own ecommerce site?

Is your business ready for an ecommerce site?

One of the questions I’m asked most often by small business owners who are thinking about making a move into ecommerce is, Can I develop my own website? The simple answer to that question is yes, you can build an ecommerce site yourself. The hard part is figuring out if it’s a good idea. In some cases (like those with very unique products or services), self-hosting can make sense, but in most cases it doesn’t. So what should you do? Here are three reasons why hiring a professional web developer for your ecommerce site might be a better option than trying to DIY.

The risks of doing it yourself?

Developing a website from scratch can be a rewarding experience for some people, but if you don’t know how to do it, there are plenty of reasons why you shouldn’t try. Here are four things to consider before attempting ecommerce website development yourself:

A. Is your time worth more than $5 per hour? If so, then by all means go ahead and develop your own site—but understand that even with an online course or two under your belt, creating a high-quality ecommerce site will likely take hundreds of hours of work. So if you think that time is better spent doing something else (like earning money), then hire someone else who knows what they’re doing!

What to look for in a web developer?

If you’re ready to build an ecommerce site, take a look at your developer carefully. These businesses have their own specialties. Some web developers may specialize in social media and online branding, while others concentrate on shopping cart software. Make sure that whoever you choose has experience with ecommerce website development and is able to build an online presence for your business that will drive sales.

How much does it cost to develop an eCommerce website?

To put it simply, an eCommerce website development project can range from $5,000 to $1 million. Factors that affect eCommerce website cost include features such as amount of content to be managed and number of different languages to be supported. Also important is your timeline and budget, and how much customization you want. In order to find out how much your website will cost, you’ll need an in-depth discussion with a potential web development company.

The Pros and Cons of Free Theme Sites?

There are plenty of free theme sites out there that allow users to download a wide variety of themes for use on their WordPress site. While it might seem like a good idea to cut corners by going with one of these free themes, be aware that you will lose control over your design and coding elements. If you’re serious about creating an ecommerce website, hire a development team—your products and services deserve better than a freemium WordPress theme.

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