The real costs of running an eCommerce site

The real costs of running an eCommerce site

In planning your new eCommerce website, you’re likely comparing the usability, scalability, time-to-market and price of many different software options. But what many future online retailers don’t realize is that the cost of software isn’t simply the initial price plus licenses. In reality, the usability, scalability, time-to-market and many other factors will affect ongoing direct and indirect costs over the entire product lifecycle.

In this paper, we take a deep dive into ten main cost categories of eCommerce software, comparing the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the two most widely used eCommerce solution types: Open-Source and Software-as-aService (SaaS).

With these ten expense areas in mind, you’ll be in a better position to properly estimate TCO, plan for future expenses and decide on the best solution for your eCommerce site…