How much should a professional e-commerce website cost?

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  1. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Really?

    In any case, your posts won't help the OP (who has long gone). He wants to sell to the NHS. The NHS doesn't buy from e-commerce websites.
     
    Posted: May 8, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  2. JasonGreen

    JasonGreen UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    It depends on the agency in hand and what you are looking for I guess, a Magento 2.0 fully function store could cost anywhere from 10k to 40k however something like pinnacle cart or other similar ecom platforms you could be up and running with a professional site for around 5k
     
    Posted: May 8, 2017 By: JasonGreen Member since: May 3, 2017
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  3. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Does nobody ever read the whole thread anymore?

    It doesn't matter how little or how much the OP pays, the NHS does not buy from e-commerce websites. They could spend a million pounds on a bespoke platform and not sell a single plaster to the local clinic.
     
    Posted: May 8, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  4. edmondscommerce

    edmondscommerce Magento + PHP Expert Full Member - Verified Business

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    I always say £"a number between 4 and 6 digits long"

    Did read the whole thread, it was quite amusing :)

    Do the NHS really never buy stuff online though? I find that hard to believe - not anything, ever?
     
    Posted: May 8, 2017 By: edmondscommerce Member since: Nov 11, 2008
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  5. richofwombwell

    richofwombwell UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hmm i think 40,000 is an awful lot to be honest with you. Are your customers going to be brought in via the web or via other means such as to existing accounts?

    I have just spend 2k on my site and have a couple of multinationals using it. It automatically emails my drop shippers the address of the customer and the items that need sending etc it has order authorisation, multiple site listings and furthermore it also has over 1500 products or pages.

    The products are easy to do just use your supplier's catalogue and create a template for the wording then do a mail merge with all of the individual sku's etc with the database or go old school and use a macro and let it run whilst you do something else.

    I have custom php work done on my magento site for $30 an hour from a company in the ukraine and there bloody awesome.
     
    Posted: May 9, 2017 By: richofwombwell Member since: Oct 19, 2014
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  6. richofwombwell

    richofwombwell UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Posted: May 9, 2017 By: richofwombwell Member since: Oct 19, 2014
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  7. richofwombwell

    richofwombwell UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I did 1500 pages in 10 hours using a macro, excel and sublime text editor.
     
    Posted: May 9, 2017 By: richofwombwell Member since: Oct 19, 2014
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  8. richofwombwell

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    They do switch suppliers as I supply alot of GP surgeries !

    The NHS doesnt buy as a whole its seperated into loads of CCG's etc ( the PCT's of old)
     
    Posted: May 9, 2017 By: richofwombwell Member since: Oct 19, 2014
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  9. fisicx

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    Yes, but they don't go to the likes of eBay and buy plasters and swabs and pay with paypal.

    In any case, what you sell isn't medical supplies. Medical supplies only come from approved suppliers.
     
    Posted: May 9, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  10. richofwombwell

    richofwombwell UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Yeah and all of those approved suppliers sell via e-commerce. Ebay isnt an e-commerce platform it's an e-marketplace. You wouldn't spend £40000 a year for someone to build you an eBay shop.

    Don't think you need to be an "approved supplier" to sell to the NHS mate. Who's the approver ?
     
    Posted: May 11, 2017 By: richofwombwell Member since: Oct 19, 2014
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  11. StevePoster

    StevePoster UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    As fisicx stated above, the estimation in the website will do but when it comes to optimization and marketing campaign this will be a different story. Determining the cost will require the specific details and needs for traffic, rankings, and conversions.
     
    Posted: May 11, 2017 By: StevePoster Member since: Nov 29, 2013
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  12. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    https://www.supplychain.nhs.uk/suppliers/new-suppliers/

    Selling ink cartridges to the local doctor isn't the same as selling medical supplies to the NHS
     
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    Posted: May 11, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  13. richofwombwell

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    Your talking about tenders and yes it's exactly the same. Not just to "your local doctor" we are talking about tens of thousands of pounds worth of business. I submitted a tender for a contract worth 80k a year on cartridges last year NOT through the supply chain. You don't have to be on there to supply the NHS.

    You're doing "back of fag packet guesstimations"
     
    Posted: May 11, 2017 By: richofwombwell Member since: Oct 19, 2014
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  14. fisicx

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    No. Supplying medical supplies to the NHS is totally different to supplying everything else to the NHS. I know because a good friend has recently been approved.
     
    Posted: May 11, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  15. richofwombwell

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    Medical supplies is a vague term, toilet paper and plastic trays can be classed as medical supplies.
     
    Posted: May 11, 2017 By: richofwombwell Member since: Oct 19, 2014
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  16. ethical PR

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    They do buy online through approved suppliers on their rosters.
     
    Posted: May 11, 2017 By: ethical PR Member since: Apr 19, 2009
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  17. fisicx

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    Indeed, and you will be amazed at what's on the list. The little cardboard tray the nurse uses to carry a syringe and the elastoplast for you injection has to be approved by the NHS (this the stuff my mate suppies).
     
    Posted: May 11, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  18. richofwombwell

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    I dont know what point you are trying to make here fisicx.
     
    Posted: May 11, 2017 By: richofwombwell Member since: Oct 19, 2014
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  19. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    The thread began with a question about how much an e-commerce site would cost. It needed to be international, selling medical supplies including to the NHS. The thread wandered about but the point was made that the NHS doesn't buy medical supplies from an ecommerce store. They may buy other supplies from sites like yours but not the stuff that comes into contact with the patient. Ergo, there is no point in investing in an ecommerce if you want to sell medical supplies to the NHS. It may however work for other potential clients. The cost of such a site really depends on what and how you are selling, to whom and to where.
     
    Posted: May 11, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  20. Rob2012

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    I would not pay a penny over 3-5k... that is top budget and often guys quote you highest price to see if you fish and then reduce it significantly by 70-80%.

    I would not listen to the so called specialists here who are almost 60 years old and out of touch. Find a good effective young programmer on elance. or even better a local company that you can go and see face to face.

    However there will be additional work and charges that you have to think about such as, taking photographs (cost a lot), uploading the content, and most importantly marketing. So really squeeze the initial website building price because stuff after that can cost a lot more.
     
    Posted: Jun 7, 2017 By: Rob2012 Member since: Jan 6, 2012
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