eComchain and Smart Commerce Comparison
Searching for the right eCommerce platform to build your eCommerce website can be a daunting task. We have written here about how eComchain compares to other platforms on the market. This article will provide a comparison of eComchain to Smart Commerce along with the cost components you will want to focus on to make sure that you are getting the best possible return on your investment.
Hosting and Licensing costs are one of the first things you will want to consider especially as these are typically offered as recurring annual costs. Smart Commerce charges $106,000 per year for hosting and licensing costs for up to 1,500 transactions. To set up payment processing there is an additional cost of $17,500. In addition, there are credit card fees of $720 per annum and a $0.10 surcharge per transaction on top of that for anything over 1,000 transactions.
At eComchain, we have a tiered cost structure for Hosting and Licensing fee that is tailored to your sales volume, starting at just $1,500 per month. For payments, eComchain is already pre-integrated and supports PayPal, Stripe, Elavon and a dozen other payment gateways for major credit card services. You only pay for the processing fees to the gateway service, available as extensions. Stripe is available in many countries worldwide and continues to expand their service territories.
Design costs are another area to consider. Smart Commerce set up fees range from $50,000 to $80,000. In addition, Support for a Content Management System (CMS) is $15,000.
eComchain already includes a CMS system with over 100 pre-built templates to choose from to set up and design your site starting at just $24,000. And if there is something more that needs to be customized, our team will quote and build it for you. Our unique Site builder is an easy to use, intuitive, drop and drag tool available on eComchain. You can simply build your own unique site without having to know PHP or any other tools.
To sum it all up, a typical eCommerce site with $25M in sales volume with 30,000 transactions can vary greatly among providers. When you add all of this up, Smart Commerce will cost approximately $222k and eComchain will cost approximately $108k.
eComchain is an “all in one” B2B2C platform that is out of the box which Smart Commerce does not have. eComchain’s features and functionalities are ready to be plugged into your customized site. Some examples of these are: marketing and email campaigns, promotions, analytics, wish lists, price breaks and discounts…to name a few. Since these are already developed, they are ready to go when you are ready to launch your site.
Our customers who have gone live tell us that speed and flexibility are the two most common words they use to describe their experience with our team at eComchain. Add that to our competitive pricing and you will find the best eCommerce value for the price at ecomchain.com.
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