How Much Does it Cost to Build a eCommerce Website Like Amazon & Flipkart


How to build an ecommerce store like Amazon / How much does it cost to build an ecommerce store like Flipkart is a question for which the answers have been changing every now and then or indeed with with every blog you stumble upon.

Ok, let’s get real! There is no single promise that could suffice every requirement and this applies to those who dream to build Amazon or Flipkart like website.

An eCommerce store of Amazon’s magnitude is a conglomeration of 3 major factors which form the base of such a customer-friendly and competitive brand. They are:

  1. Technologies that pillar a marketplace store
  2. Convenient feature set for Admin, Sellers and Customers
  3. Operational level perfections for 100% order fulfillment

Let’s begin with the technology factors that pillar a 24/7 running marketplace website.

Platform:


Though both Amazon and Flipkart are not built using Magento, it is the best eCommerce development platform to build an Amazon like eCommerce store. Though there are competitors like WooCommerce, BigCommerce, Shopify and more, Magento remains the people’s favourite and with the rollout of Magento 2.0 versions, the platform has got more developer friendly and business owner friendly as well.

Cloud Hosting:


To build an ecommerce website like Amazon, a dedicated server facility for hosting would spike your investment capital and everything else related to it. Cloud facility is the best shot you can get towards maintaining your hosting requirements. Cloud configurations, instance settings, load balancing, CDN (Content Delivery Network) and more can be handled through cloud service providers like Amazon cloud.

A flock of developers:

You’ll have to zero in on a development team to build your multi seller eCommerce website. The following checklist could help in finding the best one.

1467287701_system-tick-alt-03Know what’s their niche market and years of experience

1467287701_system-tick-alt-03Technical support period offered before and after development

1467287701_system-tick-alt-03Technical support period offered before and after development

1467287701_system-tick-alt-03If any added benefits are provided with the development project

1467287701_system-tick-alt-03How good are they in cloud solutions

1467287701_system-tick-alt-03The level of security they offer with payment integrations

1467287701_system-tick-alt-03Client base – How many and in which parts of the world

Having done discussing about the technicalities needed to build an eCommerce website like Amazon, we’ll move on to the essential features that have to be a part of your multi vendor website.

We have segmented the features based on the three tiers of users Admin, Sellers and Users. Here it goes.

Admin:

  • Dashboard for real-time updates
  • Flexible commission setup
  • Subscription-based seller listing fee
  • Reports and Analytics
  • Stock Management
  • Customer Management
  • Responsiveness and more
  • Unlimited Products & Categories
  • Invoice Management
  • Order Management
  • Categories Management
  • Shipping Methods
  • Tax Management
  • Email automation for approvals and other instances

Sellers:

  • Seller Dashboard
  • Multiple product type support
  • Vendor-specific store URL
  • Exlusive page to list ‘Deals’
  • Social channel linking to seller profiles
  • Internal chat system for communication
  • Product type
  • Custom Attributes adding for products
  • Exclusive seller profile page
  • Internal chat system with admin
  • Product sold count and stock out controls

Shoppers:

  • Single page Checkout
  • Social Logins
  • Product Comparison
  • Social Login
  • Reviews & Ratings
  • Product Quick View
  • Advanced product filters
  • Multi currency support
  • Exclusive seller profile page
  • Friendly UI and UX
  • Multi language support
  • User profile pages

Now, let’s move over to operational level requirements that a eCommerce website like Amazon or Flipkart require.

While considering operations, from stocking to delivering products on time and everything in between comes into play. Inventory, order processing, product information and customer information (vendors and buyers) can be done through an administrator’s web backend interface itself.

However you need an exclusive team for fulfillment alone, especially when to are something as big as Amazon does. Here is where the need for an order fulfillment app arises. Delivery tracking, tasks delegation, real-time notifications, dashboard-enabled updates and much more are encompassed by a delivery app which your fulfillment team will definitely need.

Decoding the formula to find an estimated cost to build a website like Amazon and Flipkart.

However you need an exclusive team for fulfillment alone, especially when to are something as big as Amazon does. Here is where the need for an order fulfillment app arises. Delivery tracking, tasks delegation, real-time notifications, dashboard-enabled updates and much more are encompassed by a delivery app which your fulfillment team will definitely need.

As discussed above (i) Technologies (ii) Feature development and (iii) Operational level perfections are the key areas that determine the cost to build a marketplace website.

Project scope + Requirements of the ecommerce business determines the time taken for the project to be custom developed by a Magento eCommerce development company. Once you get a fair idea on ‘time’ factor, the cost of developer per hour would let you know how much you need to shell out.

On an average established development companies can charge from $ 25 USD to $ 40 USD per hour for Magento website development.

Adding to this, cloud hosting and delivery tracking app (with backend development) would add more to your final bill.

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Comment by Ashley Summer on November 28, 2017 at 2:55am

It seems to be so expensive to hire a web developer to build a eCommerce. Moreover, with such a great variety of wordpress themes ( https://www.templatemonster.com/ ) available on the web, there is actually no need. Being a complete non-techie, I managed to set up my own website without special effort.

Comment by Marie Beckham on December 6, 2017 at 4:30am

This is quite interesting. And I've just read the info on how much Amazon earned on Black Friday. Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised.

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