Money Suckers ! Thats the idea most clients seem to get when proposing a rough cost estimate range (±25%) for an e-commerce website based on Magento Commerce.
If you are dead serious about selling online, you should also be ready to invest a fair amount on a system that is run by an organization which is dedicated in making the best possible open-source e-commerce platform available. Open-Source does not necessarily mean free, though most are.
Magento comes in two flavours : Community and Enterprise.
The Enterprise has some additional features which are lacking in the Community edition, but because both are open-source, ideally you could make an Enterprise edition from the Community edition if you got that much time and energy.
Here is a rough annual cost for just setting up an online store based out of Magento Commerce. (raw material)
Note : Magento has the ability to run multiple websites (e-shops) running on a single Magento installation. An SSL Certificate and a unique IP address are required for each domain separately.
Magento Community Edition
Magento Enterprise Edition
SSL Certificate Per Domain
Dedicated IP Address per Domain
Email Newsletter Campaign
|$96 - $8,388||$96 - $8,388|
OneStepCheckOut Magento Module
Amazon S3 for Static File Storage
Amazon CloudFront for CDN
|$0||$50 per user id (email id)|
The most popular free & open-source e-commerce system is OsCommerce which has dominated the e-commerce industry in the last decade. If selling products is not your primary business, Magento Community Edition or OsCommerce will just suffice. After all, even Google uses OsCommerce at google-store.com
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