Magento Migration – A Crucial Decision To Grow Your Magento Store

In recent years, many merchants have left Magento 1 and switched to Magento 2 due to tremendous benefits that the new platform brings about. Especially, after Magento made the announcement about Magento 1 support system shutdown, store owners have more motivations to implement Magento migration. It’s true to say that this big decision can bring those e-businesses to the next level due to a comprehensive overhaul of their websites, from the appearance to functionality.

If you still hesitate to migrate to Magento 2, this article will give you more determination. There are undeniable advantages when migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2. First and foremost, Magento 2 will provide you with a responsive, search engine and mobile friendly storefront. Compared to Magento 1, it has a more modern and attractive look with the better user experience. Also, this platform made a lot of improvements and enhancements in product creation and management, catalog view and filter and admin panel. To understand more about Magento 2 and how your site would be after Magento migration, keep reading…

1. Amazing Website Performance After Magento Migration

One of the greatest benefits of Magento migration is achieving a much better website performance.

Because of decreasing the load on the server, Magento 2 helps to boost user interaction dramatically. In addition, the time of page load is faster, which results in the lower rate of cart abandonment.

Thanks to JavaScript and Ajax Cart integration, Magento 2 gives us the ability to add products to cart instantly without reloading the entire page.

Although both Magento 1 and 2 were built on the PHP, only the latter platform is optimized for the latest PHP 7 to deliver higher performance.

Magento 2 applies Varnish cache, full page cache, and HTTP accelerator so that multiple admin users can be able to edit the website content simultaneously without common data conflict.

2. Fast and Easy Checkout

Checkout is undoubtedly the most fundamental matter when it comes to ecommerce development. After carrying out Magento migration, you will enjoy a streamlined and user-friendly checkout process.

As you might know, Magento 1’s checkout process includes six steps (checkout method, billing information, shipping information, shipping method, payment information, and order review). Meanwhile, Magento 2 offers a simpler two-step checkout process (shipping, review & payment), which makes a huge contribution to improve customer shopping experience.

Besides, Magento 2 provides dynamic shipping rate by default. More specifically, the shipping rate might be displayed based on the customers’ geographical location (country/ region/ postcode).

Moreover, Magento 2 allows quick guest checkout and one-click account creation.

3. Enhanced Indexing and Toolkit

Another benefit of Magento 2 migration is having better indexing, which means that the query processing speed and performance is improved. Also, it helps to transform store data by generating index tables and updating those on a regular basis.

Apart from that, Magento 2 offers an improved toolkit for high back-end operation effectiveness, web page optimization, noticeable server response time improvement, test scripts creation, and so on.

Furthermore, your site will be equipped with other powerful tools for SEO and marketing.


To sum up, Magento migration will not disappoint any store owners thanks to new outstanding website design to performance. On the one hand, the new platform might help to attract more customers to your store and boost their purchasing. On the other hand, you can easily manage and handle your list of products, customers, and orders from the backend. If you want to migrate to Magento 2 now, let’s start from finding a prestigious Magento migration service provider!

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Top 7 Myths About Magento 2 Migration And Facts

Magento 2 migration is one of the hottest topics among Magento users in recent months due to Magento 1 support cancellation announcement. Most of the store owners now are planning to implement Magento migration; however, many of them haven’t fully understood about the upgrade process. After discussing with a lot of clients, we realized that there are some common misunderstandings that will be mentioned in this blog post.

Myth #1: Magento 2 migration is as easy as Magento 1 version upgrade

Surprisingly, many merchants believe that Magento migration from 1 to 2 is similar to the process of upgrading from Magento 1 old version to its latest one, let’s say from Magento to Moreover, some of them think that it’s possible to carry out the migration themselves by following online tutorials.

But the truth is that these processes are totally different. In general, Magento migrations are as complicated as developing new e-commerce websites from the beginning based on some materials of the existing Magento 1 store.

While upgrading the current Magento website to the latest version can take just a few hours, it takes at least one month to convert your website to Magento 2. Without strong technical knowledge and skills of Magento 2, you will not be able to do the migration but hiring dedicated developers to deploy your plan.

Myth #2: We can continue using the current theme for Magento 2

In fact, we can’t. All of the Magento themes and templates can be used for Magento 2 websites because of code conflict. So, what should we do?

There are several options.

The most recommended one is buying a ready-made Magento 2 theme and applying it to your store. By this way, your store will have a new appearance with minimum time, money and effort. If you are not satisfied 100% with the purchased template, just customize it as you want.

The second solution is to clone the design of your current website to make a similar for Magento 2. Due to that, the complexion of your existing design will decide how long it takes to migrate the theme.

The third option is to create a new and unique appearance for your M2 store, which means that you have to hire a designer as well as the front-end developer(s) to deploy the design. That’s why it often takes from 1-3 months and a lot of money as well to complete the storefront only by applying this method.

Myth #3: All of the Magento 1 extensions can be moved to Magento 2

Another myth is that we can re-use the modules and plugins for Magento 1 in Magento 2 websites. Actually, we have to re-purchase all of the extensions which have the same functions as that of Magento 1 but being built for Magento 2. The reason is that the code of Magento 1 modules is not compatible in Magento 2.

Hence, if your current site is running with an array of extensions, it might take significant effort to find the new ones. In addition, in the case that you can’t find the replacements, the solution is to develop a custom function for the new site.

Here is my advice for your Magento extension migration process:

  • Don’t rush into buying new modules: Instead, you should spend time reviewing all of the current modules on your site to decide which “deserves” to be moved to M2 and which does not.
  • Research on Magento 2 default functions carefully: There are many features that you can only have by using the extension on M1 but they are available in M2 without any third-party integration.
  • The number of migrated extensions should not be over 20: On average, it takes at least 3 hours to install and configure each module plus several hours to solve possible conflicts among them. Owing to that, the higher number of new plugins mean the greater investment of time and money.

Myth 4: It’s possible to transfer custom code/ function to the new site

Sadly, it’s impossible in most cases. This means that you have to re-write your custom functions from scratch. Although Magento provides us with a code migration toolkit, it doesn’t help much. The more complicated your function is, the greater the amount of money you have to pay for your the developers. Moreover, it might be more difficult to develop the tailor-made features for M2 so you need to work with experienced programmers.

Myth 5: We should migrate everything from Magento 1 to 2

“Everything” here means the whole of your database. Some store owners want to migrate all of their database assets from products, categories, orders, customers, CMS pages, testimonials, review and ratings, URLs, attributes, and so on, but it’s not really necessary. From my point of view, you need to transfer only essential data assets to your new site, including products, sale orders, customers and several informative pages.

Myth 6: The cost of Magento 2 migration is insignificant

Due to the complicated of Magento 2 migration, it comes at a cost. Assumed that you chose a Magento development company in the US or UK, you might be charged at least $15,000 to hire the developers, not included the extension and theme fee. On the other hand, if you outsource your project for an agency in Asian countries, the cost would be much lower but still noticeable, from $3,000 to $10,000. Therefore, prepare your budget carefully before thinking about implementing Magento 1 to 2 migration. Click here to get a free quote for your project.

Myth 7: It takes just a short period of time to migrate to Magento 2

Indeed, it depends. For example, a simple Magento 2 migration project, in which you utilize a ready-to-use theme and install just a few extension, no theme customization, no special features, often last one month. On the flip side, if a website with a unique theme, plenty of modules and custom functions is what you want, it might take 3-6 months, or even more, to complete new site development.


To enjoy the great benefits associated with Magento 2, you have to invest a significant amount of time, money and effort to understand the migration process and hire a reliable Magento migration service provider for your project. Besides, there are a great deal of stores are also planning for the transition, you have to hurry up before all of your competitors do.

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5 Common Mistakes When Selecting A Web Design Development Company

To begin with, we all know that choosing a good website design development company to build our store is a long and strenuous journey. There are hundreds of web solutions companies around the world who provide you with a variety of services and prices. Moreover, the competition become harsh when most of them promote themselves as the leader/ best/ pioneer website design development on the market, which make the online store owners so confused when selecting a suitable one.

Therefore, in the last article I gave you some secrets for choosing a perfect web design development company. After reading those tips, you will have a general view of how to opt to a web solutions company step-by-step. However, there are still a variety of obstacles that you easy to make on the selection process, which even might lead to project failures.

Here are the most common mistakes of the store owners when finding for their perfect web design development company:

1. Only favor the big web design development company

Many people argue that only well-known web design development companies can offer high-quality services and ensure the future of their online stores but it’s not true in many cases. Firstly, big agencies in general will have more experience in both website development and working with customers, which leads to the fact that they used to ask for much higher price for most of their services. Secondly, since they have to work with many clients at the same time, your project might not be executed strictly as usual. Furthermore, some of big web solutions companies now decline to conduct small-scaled projects since those cannot bring significant benefits and reputation for them.

On the other hand, there are an array of small web design development companies who are gradually proving their capabilities and building their names in the market. They offer very reasonable web design packages with acceptable quality. Moreover, because they usually work on only several projects at a time, each of their clients will be taken care of attentively.

2. Pick the company that provides the cheapest price

This blunder is often made by small or start-up businesses who have a constrained budget. In their mind, they just need to build a basic online store at the beginning without investing a lot of money into it, and then they might upgrade it on the future. Therefore, they are used to choosing the web design development company which offers the lowest price on the market. However, there are some important things that they don’t know. First, the money that they have to pay to revamp their website is even much greater and complicated than to build a website from scratch. Secondly, though low price doesn’t mean low quality but it would bring about a huge potential risk for their project. Also, if their store cannot operate smoothly and effectively right from the start, they will lose and never can gain back your customers.

3. Limit selection with local companies

In recent years, the e-commerce market has been expanded greatly. Besides choosing local companies you should consider more about outsourcing solutions. In the past, you might worry about the communication barrier; however, as there are more and more convenient communication networks now and English has become the mutual language in the world, it’s no longer a big problem. Besides, one of the most persuasive reasons for hiring an outsourcing company is that the cost is much cheaper while the quality might be the same. To know more about the difference in cost of building a website from a local company and an outsourced one, please read this article.

4. Don’t examine the company’s portfolio carefully

This mistake often comes with the first lapse – when the store owners are just interested in big design development companies. It is commonly mistaken that since those companies are reputed, they are good at… everything. In fact, each web solutions company might have a certain strength; they might build excellent stores for large-scaled businesses but not yours. Hence, it is crucial to examine the portfolios of your target partners conscientiously to know whether they completed a similar project in the past. Furthermore, by looking at their work, you can see their styles in web design and evaluate whether it is appropriate to the store that you are desired to create.

5. Ignore feedback and reviews from previous customers

There is a great deal of people making light of checking actual evaluation of clients who cooperated with their chosen design development company. I highly recommend you to contact directly to those customers to their experience with your future partners. Due to that, you might have more ideas of what to do or what to prevent when working with that web solutions company. Besides, if most of the feedback is negative, you should change your mind and find another agency.


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What Is The Total Cost Of Building A Magento eCommerce Store?

In recent years, Magento has become one of the most popular e-commerce platforms. More than 150,000 stores worldwide are now built on Magento, which accounts for about 25% of all e-commerce stores. However, to decide whether Magento is suitable for your future business, you have to consider carefully about your budget since it might take a huge cost to build a Magento website.

In this article, we will give you an estimation of total cost of building a Magento eCommerce store. But first, please follow 2 below steps:

Step 1: Clarify which kind of Magento e-commerce store you want to build:

  • Basic Functionality:

The purpose of this type is mainly to inform your customers of your business existence on the Internet. In general, it will include necessary information about your firm, your products and services and your contact. Because of that, the store website will contain simple page such as About page, Homepage, the Services/Products page, and the Contact page.

Another thing to concern is that you will not have a custom design for this type of website but a static website, which means that the website development company will set you up with a CMS (content management system), then add your content into the pages, and finally apply a ready-made theme for your website.

  • Moderately Complex Functionality:

In comparison to the first type of website, the moderately complex one will consist of several general informative pages plus some functional pages like Shopping Cart page, Checkout page, Product galleries and Blogs and News and so on.

The advantage is that you can get a fully customized design backed by a CMS, which gives you an easier option for making changes to the content of the site. Therefore, the cost might vary based on the designer’s skills and qualifications, the specific number of customized pages beyond the available template and also the level of browser compatibility, …

  • Highly Complex Functionality:

This type of website is obviously more complicated to build than the first two types. It also provides you with a 100% custom design for your store with multiple informative and functional pages. The special thing is that it allows you to add many superior functions/ features for your e-commerce store. For example, it gives you possibility to process consumer input and handle data in order to return valuable analysis.

What you will get is a well written, fully tested web application that goes well beyond the complexity of a basic CMS backed website.

Step 2: Estimate your budget and select where you want to find a Magento development company

The cost of building a Magento eCommerce store is quite flexible, depending on the regions:

In developed countries (E.g.: US, UK)

  • Basic functionality: $3,000 to $5,000
  • Moderately complex functionality $5,000 to 7,000
  • Highly complex functionality: $7,000 to $15,000

In developing countries (E.g.: India, Vietnam)

  • Basic functionality: $600 to $1,000
  • Moderately complex functionality: $1,000 to $2,000
  • Highly complex functionality: $2,000 to $5,000


You may probably wonder why there are a huge gap in cost of building a Magento eCommerce store in different countries. As far as I know the main reason is the unequal labor costs. While you have to pay more than $100 per working hour for a developer in the US, it costs you only a half or even less for an East Asia developer to get the work done.

If you are granted a generous budget, choosing a local development team might be a better option due to more convenient communication. On the other hand, in case you’ve started an online business with a limited budget, it is recommended to partner with an outsourced agency.

Tigren Website Design and Development Company is one of the top web solution agencies that is specialized in Magento. Owing to more than 5 year experience working on Magento and collaborating with clients from many countries in the world like the USA, the UK, Australia, Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand, Tigren promises to create a well-design and highly functional Magento website that suits your budget. Especially, they offer a special package: “Build an awesome Magento website from just 1,499” for small and medium businesses.


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50 Reasons Explain Why Magento Defeats Other E-commerce Platforms

E-commerce has been growing very fast in the last few years. Choosing an appropriate platform for your e-commerce website is the first step on your way to success. Although there are many choices for platforms, Magento seems to be most preferred since it is trusted and used by nearly 25% of total online stores.

To find out why this platform is powerful, let’s take a look at the following facts:

  1. The most popular version is Community Edition, and it is Open Source (Free)
  2. Magento was recognized as the most popular ecommerce platform in the world (2013)
  3. Magento is widely trusted & used by nearly 150,000 e-commerce stores globally.
  4. Magento is widely considered as the most search engine friendly platform on the current market.
  5. Rich, simple and easy-to-use features.
  6. Flexibility to manage content, looks, and functionality of their e-commerce store.
  7. Powerful blend of highly scalable design and a wide support network.
  8. Advanced SEO support features give products a great chance to rank high on all popular search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing and more.
  9. Your online store is already associated with Google  Analytics, Google Base and Google Checkout to keep track of  your site visitors.
  10. Flexible content management system.
  11. Cross-sells and up-sells features are provided to temp customers to buy more and more products.
  12. Magento allows to create search engine friendly URL’s.
  13. Your website will be updated automatically.
  14. Flexible rules of pricing in order to attract more customers.
  15. Multiple websites are supported to promote products and services across domains.
  16. Easy to customize the theme as you want.
  17. The theme is responsive and completely mobile-friendly.
  18. Most of the functions are very simple, quick and versatile.
  19. Plenty of information for both users and developers to refer.
  20. Products are managed efficiently: display specific prices for a certain customer group and add multiple images for products.
  21. Well-organized back-end system.
  22. Shopping cart is easy to update.
  23. Magento has a nice default template.
  24. Add-on modules are updated regularly and highly functional.
  25. Suitable for any businesses – from different industries
  26. The bank of extensions is huge and has high quality (both free and paid)
  27. The dashboard looks nice, easy for admin to use.
  28. Magento is specialized for e-commerce stores.
  29. Your website will be safe with more secure upgrade and payments.
  30. Easy to installation and cheap installation fee.
  31. The checkout process is quick and convenient for customers
  32. Magento presents nicely across all devices such as phones, tablets, laptops and desktops.
  33. Extensible API allows to connect to any kind of app or plugin of your choice extremely easily.
  34. Pagespeed is fast: allows to cache your pages easily using Varnish, retrieve data from gigantic databases in milliseconds, process queries in no time and load pages fast enough to please your impatient customers.
  35. Multiple websites is operated in a mutual back-end system.
  36. Multiple currencies, tax rates, and languages.
  37. Magento is a perfect choice of many big companies such as Ford, Nike, Samsung, Olympus, and so on.
  38. Magento helps you to create scalable websites and scale up your existing websites.
  39. Free to choose the hosting service.
  40. No more charge when your business expands.
  41. Magento has the world’s largest e-commerce application marketplace.
  42. The community edition comes loaded with features and functionality right out of the box, and enterprise edition adds even more.
  43. Your site’s security is guaranteed.
  44. Integrating with a third party services including payment gateways, database applications, shipping, shipment tracking is quick and easy.
  45. Magento brings about highly enjoyable and interactive shopping experience to the consumers
  46. Magento offers industry-leading solutions from open source commerce platform to cloud-based omnichanel.
  47. Magento is now backed by Permira and has received huge investment from this fund to develop.
  48. New features, designs and bug fixes are regularly updated day by day not only from Magento commerce but also from web community
  49. You can find help anywhere since there’s a large community of Magento developers around the world.
  50. Magento is still developing strongly (experienced 20% growth in the last year)

There are many more great things that this platform can give their store owners. If you want to add something to this list, don’t hesitate to write comments below!

Also, if you are in need of building a Magento website, Tigren E-commerce Agency is willing to help. They are specialized in Magento web design and development with very reasonable price. Especially, they provide a special package – Building an awesome Magento website from just $1,499. Click here to find more information about Tigren and their services.

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The Secret Of Choosing A Perfect Website Design And Development Company

Do you want to grow your retail business and start an e-commerce store that drives more sales and generates more revenue?

Have you been wanting to open up your own online store but not sure which website design and development company is best for you?

You recognize that in order to succeed as an e-commerce store, you need to offer the best brand experience to your customers. This certainly leaves you with the task of finding the right website design and development company that builds a responsive, user friendly and engaging website, one that delivers your message to your potential customers in the most effective and efficient way possible. Many web development companies in the market have different scales and price ranges, which is why it is necessary to pick a company that offers a better ecommerce store development package at an affordable rate.

Below is a checklist for you to help you make the right decision when selecting a website design and development company:

  1. Check Out Their Portfolio

The very first step is to find out what you want your website or e-commerce store to achieve in the long run. You should carefully consider your aim, list all your goals and focus on achieving them.

Knowing that will help you explain your needs better to the agency that fits the bill. Ask a handful of the top website design and development companies to provide a solid proof of their capabilities in developing websites similar to your niche. Viewing their portfolio or case studies will enable you to see how each of them have approached their client’s websites and how beneficial their website turned out to be.

If you are planning to set up an e-commerce store, you should hire a company that is well versed in Magento and WordPress, as well as, rest of the ecommerce platforms.

  1. Know Your Budget And Hire A Company That Offers Better ROI

Cost of website design and development is definitely a deal maker or a deal breaker. It is very important that you select an e-commerce website design and development agency that offers customized packages giving the best value for your money. Always ask your prospective website design and development company to show you their e-commerce stores that have brought tangible results for their clients. If the company proves that it can create an online store that brings better ROI for your e-commerce business in the long run, you should definitely pick that company.

  1. Collect More Feedback About The Company

When you have made up your mind about a website design and development agency, make sure you check out all the feedback previous customers have provided after hiring their services. Always hiring a website design and development company that has the most positive feedback and knows how to utilize the right tools and techniques to generate more leads and increase your online sales.

Tigren is a premier website design and development company, creating stunning websites that are aesthetically appealing, efficient and responsive design, offering a variety of functions and features that you won’t find anywhere else at a good price. Get in touch and let them transform your vision into reality today!

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Why Outsourced Web Design And Development Is More Recommended Than In-house Development?

When it comes to website design and development projects, the store owners are always confused of choosing between using an outsourced web design and development company and taking advantage of their internal human resources.

However, we will show you 3 persuasive reasons why outsourcing would a wise choice.

  • You might save a huge amount of money:

In general, the cost of labor is significantly cheaper overseas. Let’s make a simple comparsion, you might have to pay $150 per hour on average for a local developer while you might be able to get the same work done for only a half of this cost or less from another country? To calculate the whole cost of the project, the difference is even much bigger. As you might know, building a new website from scratch costs you from $5,000-10.000 in developed countries, whereas the average cost in other developing ones is ranging from $1,000-3.000. Therefore, you can opt to spend a lot of money for the same quality or spend less and use the savings for other necessary purposes.

  • You have the the best people to get the work done:

Actually you can still possess some good IT staff in the company but their professional skills might be not as good as those of a bank of offshore IT experts. In many web design and development agencies, their expert teams usually have at least five-year experience. They not only have enough capabilities but also have a through grasp of industry trends to build a website that fully meets your needs.

  • You will have more time to focus on core aspects

Creating a high quality website requires a significant amount of time and effort to get the job done. Hence, spending time on a DIY web design and development project will take time away from core activities that may affect your overall business operations, which raises the urgent need for outsourcing the project to an external provider.

Some people who are in favor of in-house web development might argue that outsourcing makes communication become difficult, but it is not true. Nowadays, English gradually becomes a global language and with the help of Internet, people can communicate easily regardless of geographical distance. Another absolutely wrong idea against outsourcing is that it’s is hard to control the project quality. In fact, most of the current web design and development companies have a professional working manner. They regularly update the progress of the project for the store owners to control and make timely changes (even day by day). Supposed that there was a company that tried to hide some website problems from customers, they will gradually lose their reputation and out of the market.

In conclusion, hiring an outsourced web design and development company to build your website outweighs using current staff in terms of time, money and effort. From our perspective, the only problem is how to choose a good web design and development company. The next article will give you some secrets to choose a perfect website development agency that meets your needs.

Tigren is an prestigious outsourced web design and development company whose head offices are located in Vietnam and Malaysia. They have conducted many big projects from US, UK as well as other Europe countries. You can visit their website to take a look at their portfolio and find more information.


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How Much Does It Cost To Build An E-commerce Website In 2017?

There are hundreds of web design and development companies around the world and the prices they offer are varied. However, we will try to give you specific price ranges for building a new e-commerce website.

First, we want you to define exactly what kind of website you would like to build by choosing one of the following types:

Simple functionality:

This type of website’s goal is to inform your browsers, so it mostly just displays information about your business, products and services. It will usually include a Homepage, an About page, a Services/Products page, and a Contact page.

Moreover, what you will get is a largely static website with no custom design. In other words, the developer sets you up with a CMS (content management system) like WordPress, creates the necessary pages filled in with your content, and applies a pre-made theme.
Medium functionality:

This type of website usually incorporates a database and/or dynamic content. It includes general informative pages plus a more functional pages like Shopping carts, Product galleries, Blogs and News.

Besides, you can get a fully customized design backed by a CMS, which gives you an easier option for making changes to the content of the site. The cost depends on the graphic design skills of the designer, the level of browser compatibility, and the number of customized pages beyond the initial template.

Complex functionality:

This type of website gives you a fully customized website and many features like in the 2nd one plus some advanced functions. For example, it allows you to process consumer input, calculate something, process something and return analytic results (technically this is moving into the realm of web applications). What you will get is a well written, fully tested web application that goes well beyond the complexity of a basic CMS backed website.

After knowing which type of site you wanna build, let’s take a look at the estimated price ranges for creating an e-commerce website according to regions:

Cost to build a website in developed countries (e.g.: US, UK)

  • Simple functionality: $3,000 to $5,000
  • Medium functionality $5,000 to 7,000
  • Complex functionality: $7,000 to $15,000

Cost to build a website in developing countries (e.g.: India, Pakistan, Vietnam)

  • Simple functionality: $600 to $1,000
  • Medium functionality: $1,000 to $2,000
  • Complex functionality: $2,000 to $5,000

As you can see the cost to build e-commerce website is very flexible, from $600 to $15,000. Besides different level of functionality, the reason that leads to this huge price gap is simply the unequal labor costs. While you have to pay more than $100 per working hour for a developer in US, it costs you only a half or even less for an East Asia developer to get the work done. If money is not a big problem for you, choosing a local partner might be a good idea due to better and easier communication. Otherwise, if you’ve started an online business with a constrained budget, why not consider to cooperate with an outsourced web design and development agency?

There are some reasons that outsourcing web development is more and more prevalent. Read our next article to find out why.

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Which Factors Affect The Cost To Build A Website?

To evaluate whether the cost to build a website of a web design and development company is appropriate or not, you must depend on these following factors.

  1. Domain Name

When it comes to cost to build a website, the very first thing you must concern is the domain name – the unique address of your website. It is basically obtained for a year and so the cost is given for the year, ranging from $10 to $100. There are several extensions available like .com, .in, .org, .co, .in and so on, which decide the cost you have to pay.

  1. Hosting:

Web hosting is another important factor in web designing. Hosting that means where your website runs. When you host your website, it means that you are creating your website live for the audience. The hosting cost which depends on upon the type of hosting you prefer for your website:

  • Cloud Hosting ($100+ a month): This gives you access to load balancing, autoscaling, replica databases and other technologies that allow to scale to any size. Everything is hosted in the cloud making it an extremely fast and resilient solution.
  • Dedicated Server ($40+ a month): This is basically a single dedicated server that you host everything on. This is much faster than virtual hosting, but for most sites it will be more than sufficient. The disadvantage is that you are relying on a single point of failure. If your server goes down so does your website.
  • Shared/ Virtual Hosting ($5+ a month) This is very cheap and fairly reliable for light traffic websites. Many virtual hosting packages also have very low bandwidth limits so they could take your site down for extended periods if you exceed the limit.

There may be some sites that offer free hosting of some kind, but inevitably there will be some kind of catch – such as displaying ads all over your site. Hosting multiple sites is very expensive and there’s no charity that will pay for true hosting without any revenue.

  1. Quality of Web Developer

To evaluate a good web developer, you should look on their number of experience, their qualifications and their actual portfolio. It seems that these criteria are directly proportional to the fee you have to pay if you compare among local developers. However, it is not true for all the cases. Since the labor cost offshore is generally much cheaper, the cost for hiring a good web developer might be lower with the same capabilities. For example, for 1 working hour you must pay $60-150 for local workers but pay only a hard or even less for the ones from other countries.

  1. Website Designing

Website designing process includes various steps from designing mockup to final template designing in HTML. Depending on your requirements and level of customization, it usually costs you between $400 – $2500. In some web design and development agencies, they offer a bank of available design templates for you to choose. If you agree to use one of those templates (with minor changes), the cost is relatively low. In constrast, if you ask for a unique design – 100% customization, the cost would be obviously very high.

  1. Website Development

Website development is all about functionalities – What would you like to have in your website. To be more specific, it is related to content management system, order management, checking and payment, customer management, product and service management, and so on. Web development cost is flexible and depends on the number of modules and features. (at least $500 for a basic website)

  1. Support & Maintenance

Most of the web design and development companies offer support and maintenance services after building the website. Some of them include this fee when calculating the total cost and make it higher while others charge it separately. As a result, sometimes a firm requires a lower cost for building a website but there is a hidden charge of maintenance that make the total cost is even higher.

In conclusion, there are 6 factors deciding the cost to build a website that you have to consider. Based on these factors, you can avoid to be overcharged and feel easier to evaluate different offers from web design and development companies. Last but not least, we want to give you a suggestion that don’t hesitate to ask the agencies why they give you that price. Owing to that you can know what are included and what are not and then select the best website builder.

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