9 Important Elements Of An Ecommerce Web Design Quote

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Are you planning to start your own eCommerce business? If yes, then you must be seeking eCommerce web design quotes from different web developers or web design companies who could build an eCommerce store for you at an affordable price.

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Before you finalize any eCommerce quote, just make sure that your quotation has the below important elements or features.

Other than the basic elements of an eCommerce website quote like shopping cart, checkout, payment gateways, discount coupons, shipping management, etc, there are a few more crucial features that you must ask your eCommerce developer or eCommerce web design company to include.

Yes, you got it right. In this blog post, we will be discussing a few major features that you must ensure that your web developer‘s quotation has.

#1 Responsive Web Design

Having a mobile-friendly design (responsive website design) is no fancier now, it’s a necessity.

Before you proceed to hire a web developer, do make sure that his eCommerce website quotation includes responsive web design. It may sound quite obvious to have a responsive website but still, there are many web designers who really don’t pay attention to the responsiveness of websites.

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#2 SEO Integration

You don’t need a comprehensive SEO package with your eCommerce web quotation, I understand. But do ensure that your web developer has mentioned integrating SEO plugins or modules with your eCommerce store.

Also insist your web developer build your website with SEO norms (SEO-friendly URLs, complete category/product names in the URL, search engine optimized image tags, header tags, meta tags, and most importantly fast loading speed for all the pages).

Having on-page (webpages) SEO done is half battle won.

#3 Products Uploading

If you have hundreds of products to upload on your eCommerce website, you may ask your web developer to include them in the quotation as well.

Most web design companies would help you to upload a few products free of charge in order to launch your website but you must confirm the exact numbers.

We help our customers to upload up to 100 products free of charge to launch their website for the first time.

#4 Web Hosting

Do you need web hosting? Or you have already subscribed to a web hosting package with any service provider.

You must consider including or excluding web hosting charges in your eCommerce website quotation.

We offer free web hosting for 1st year with our eCommerce website package. 

#5 CMS Used

It must be clearly written in your website proposal about the CMS that your web developer will be using to build your eCommerce website.

For eg., whether he will use WordPress, Drupal, Shopify, Prestashop, or Magento, he must specify clearly in the quotation.

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#6 Instruction Manual

Once the website development is completed, your web developer must provide you with a manual to follow and manage your eCommerce store. Without a properly documented manual, you may face issues to manage the website when your web developer is no more working with you.

#7 Short Training

Most web design companies or web developers would provide you with short training along with the instruction manual (as stated above) so that you have a thorough understanding of website management.

You must ask your web developer to include a short training that he must provide you after the website completion so that you can manage your store in a better way. There shouldn’t be any additional charges for this short training.

#8 Support & Warranty

For how long your web developer will help you to fix the bugs and issues on the website if you report them after the website launch? Yes, there could be chances where you may report some bugs which you may not have noticed pre-launch.

In many cases, my clients complain about their previous web developers and that they do not entertain their customers anymore after the website launch. Rather they demand money to fix the bugs.

So to be on the safer side, before you hire any web developer to develop your eCommerce website, you must ensure that there is a clause in the quotation that talks about the support and warranty to fix any issues, that may arise. For eg., we always make sure to include a 6 months warranty in our quotation.

#9 Website Security

For how long your web developer will help you to fix the bugs and issues on the website if you report them after the website launch? 

Yes, there could be chances where you may report some bugs which you may not have noticed pre-launch.

In many cases, my clients complain about their previous web developers and that they do not entertain their customers anymore after the website launch. Rather they demand money to fix the bugs.

So to be on the safer side, before you hire any web developer to develop your eCommerce website, you must ensure that there is a clause in the quotation that talks about the support and warranty to fix any issues, that may arise. For eg., we always make sure to include a 6 months warranty in our quotation.

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