There are two major types of templated, "turnkey" eCommerce builders. The first is the type that you pay for monthly (sometimes free, though not recommended) through companies such as Shopify, WooCommerce, or Volusion. Even companies such as Wix, Squarespace, or GoDaddy now offer e-Commerce capabilities. All of these companies provide complete hosting, domain, email, storefront, product management, and payment processor services, as well providing a choice of many different templates and plug-ins to create your very own eCommerce website.
Unfortunately, most people still need a trained web designer to design their eCommerce website, even using a company such as these. The reason is twofold: one is that most people are not very good at web design, or are unfamiliar with how eCommerce sites work. There can be a considerable learning curve with these types of sites, and the result may be having a site that is not optimal. The other is that most people simply do not have the time to put in to building one of these sites. CT Graphics can do it for you.
The other types of eCommerce websites use open-source software, such as Magento, Open Cart, or Zen Cart. These run on independent platforms which need to be hosted by an outside source. The features are very similar to templated eCommerce sites, and CT Graphics is able to build and host them for you. Be sure to contact CT Graphics to learn all you need to know about all these different types of eCommerce sites.
- $50 per hour for setup, design, and loading products
- $100 annual internet hosting fee (if necessary)
- $25 annual domain registration fee (if necessary)