The monthly cost to get you started can very dramatically from vendor to vendor. Many present low package costs but they may not be the only costs. Some of the common companies you will find are Shopify, BigCommerce and Neto. So lets do a quick comparison of the key issues and costs. The most important thing to do is to ensure that you are comparing similar packages and that those packages will support your business growth.
eCorner provide a number of different levels of packages that vary in price and capability. Packages are scalable up to unlimited products online. The four most popular packages key difference is the number of products that are for sale on the website although the packages will vary in functionality. These are perfect for small to medium sized businesses. Our online store packages include hosting and data as part of the package. That is not the same with all providers so you should always make sure of the total cost of hosting, data and website.
Every eCommerce Solution that you review will have similarities and differences. So it is a good idea to compare solutions around the key elements that are necessary for a successful online business. eCorner has created this quick comparison chart to compare a range of hosted solutions providers from around the world.
eCorner supports small to medium sized businesses to grow. So rather that taxing their grows with unreasonable fees on the amount of revenue we maintain our flat fee structure with no hidden fees.
NOTE: The costs that are referenced above where derived from the providers website and were accurate at the time that the content was created.
Designing your website can be the most expensive part of the process of getting online. With a Hosted eCommerce Solution like eCorner there are free design themes that you can use through the built-in Design Manager. You can have multiple themes setup for your online store for sales or holiday periods. If you have something special in mind for a custom logo or banner then it might need to be designed by a professional graphics designer. In general we would recommend that you get started with the design themes that are free from eCorner. These are very flexible and you can change colours, add logos and banners.
If you want a special design then we can help by working with you to refine your requirements but take a look at what is available from eCorner for free first. A custom design can cost as little as $600 - $1,200 to produce and add to the online shop.
Design is important but more important is the user experience and the overall structure and accessibility of your online store. So make sure that you have flexibility in the way that categories, sub-categories and content are created and that they can easily be changed.
Over 50% of all the people looking for products and services are now browsing the web with mobile devices. So it is important that your website works on any device and eCorner's solutions support any browser and any device. Google now also looks at mobile friendly websites and will rank them higher for search engine optimisation and therefore in search results.
At eCorner we provide all the functionality that you need. We do not have a large range of Add-on modules instead the packages will have different levels of functionlaity that suit certain businesses models. The main add-ons are often Payment Gateways and Shipping Calculators at eCorner these are free features in the packages. The other important features that is often an Add-on in other suppliers packages is support for eBay, Amazon and Price Comparison Portals.
|AUD inc GST||Small||Medium||Large||Flex|
2 months free*
2 months free*
2 months free*
2 months free*
|Order volume/revenue limits||No||No||No||No|
|Free training webinars|
|Personal support (phone or email)|
|Number of products||1,000||5,000||10,000||Unlimited|
|Variations per product (like size & colour)||125||225||250||Unlimited|
|Max products (products x variations)||50,000||1,125,000||2,500,000||Unlimited|
|Business file storage||500 MB||2 GB||5 GB||20 GB|
|Downloadable (digital) products|
|Sell services (e.g. hires or bookings)|
|Business to Business (B2B) enabled|
|Newsletters per campaign||1,000||5,000||10,000||10,000|
|Multi-channel (eBay, Facebook)|
|Amazon (USA & AUS)|
|Comparison shopping feeds (e.g. Google Shopping)|
|Ratings and Reviews|
|SEO Optimisation Manager|
|Wagtail Enhanced Reporting||Basic Plan||Entry Plan||Pro Plan||Pro Plan|
|Shopping Cart Recovery Marketing|
|Blogs, Image Galleries & Forms|
|Wordpress plug-in supported|
|Point of Sale & Inventory (Kounta, VEND, Unleashed)***|
NOTE: *2 months free if paid annually.
NOTE: **Transaction fees may be charged by payment provider.
NOTE: ***Integration with 3rd party systems is included free but you may need to have accounts with the service providers.
If you have a complex custom development project or you need to integrate to a 3rd party system then our Enterprise Packages are just what you will need.