Ecommerce (food) · Website Development

What is the cheapest way to build/run an eCommerce Website?

Vishal Waybhaw Founder at Soubhagya India

July 14th, 2017

We are an eCommerce Startup and like probably most of us we lack fund to expand or even build. We wanted to have an eCommerce store and realized that a traditional way would cost us anywhere between ₹15-50k.

Does anyone of you know any creative way to go non-traditional way and help us save money?

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Jalal Uddin CEO

Last updated on July 16th, 2017

You can try platforms like BigCommerce or Shopify. There you can setup your online shop and can customize it with less investment. Once your business is making profit you can go for something more custom. There are some free open source software like Magento, nopCommerce that you can download and configure in a server. It will not give you 100% customized shop but these can be easily customized with less expense with help of a freelancer.


Last updated on July 26th, 2017

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Arvind Agrawal Founder Addwit Learning | Speaker | Problem-solver

July 16th, 2017

Hello Vishal,

I have some insights and experience of building one all by myself. Believe me, to make a beginning with WP and WooCom, you should be able to be up and running within a matter of 2-3 days if you have rest of documentation in place for Payment gateway integration.

BTW, what is the product line, and what is your reach-out strategy? Asking these Qs because I know that making a website is just one part of whole business.

Best wishes.


Oluwafemi Akerele Founder & CEO @ SMFweb Designs, Freelance Web Designer/Developer & Brand Consultants

July 16th, 2017

The best way to go about it is to get cheap domain name and hosting, then hire a freelance web designer which would cost you less.

Sohan Chauhan

July 20th, 2017

you can connect me , i can recommend based on your requirements,have been consulting to startups from quite some time now,

Tim Olukayode Ajayi Founder & Director at Cloudicles and StarBridge TED

July 16th, 2017

For me using WordPress and woo-commerce is the most cheapest way to build and run an eCommerce. You can complete the project within 48 hours and can cost between or less than $100. You might also consider learning how to do it yourself which might even cut down the price.

Oluwafemi Akerele Founder & CEO @ SMFweb Designs, Freelance Web Designer/Developer & Brand Consultants

July 16th, 2017

@moshood there are payment gateways out there that requires little or no installation


July 17th, 2017

Sign up with an existing service that specializes in just that. Without making a recommendation, platforms like Shopify take almost all of the pain out of building an eCommerce site. It won't cost you much at all, and you can always transition to your own site once you have proof that people are interested in buying your wares.

Lauro Molina Educator, Entrepreneur & Business Technologist

July 19th, 2017

I recommend Prestashop, check it out

Moshood Oshindele Web Designer

July 16th, 2017

@oluwafemiAkerele, a reputable hosting and domain provider with ask certificate for secure transactions. Also outsource payment system so you have my h headache on cash transactions.