HOW TO DEVELOP AN E-COMMERCE APP?

E-Commerce apps have become one of the most important factors in growing your business towards the success you want it to achieve.

E-Commerce apps are very essential to grow a business and establish a loyal user base.

Now, we've all seen the statics and have understood why an E-Commerce app is essential.

But how do you develop it? Whom do you call? Is it costly?

Here I'll answer all these questions and give you a call to action on what your first step should be.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD A DECENT E-COMMERCE APP?

If you want to develop a simple application, basic e-commerce mobile app features would be enough to provide your customers with a convenient shopping experience.

The cost of building an e-commerce mobile app with basic e-commerce features starts from $7500 for both iOS and Android.

NOW, Don't worry about the cost. We got that covered for you.

5 steps to guide you throughout the process

  1. GOAL

  2. USER BEHAVIOUR AND DEMOGRAPHICS

  3. LIST OF REQUIREMENTS FOR CREATING AN E-COMMERCE APP

  4. CHOOSE THE RIGHT BUDGET

  5. MARKETING STRATEGY

1) GOAL

Before you decide to do anything, It's always important to know what is the END GOAL you want to achieve.

Without having proper measurable goal everything you do goes to waste.

  • Are you B2B?

  • Are you B2C?

  • Are you C2C?

  • Are you C2B?

First, figure out your position in the market and analyze what you want to achieve, and strategize a proper plan for it.

2) USER BEHAVIOUR AND DEMOGRAPHICS

This is one of the most important things to consider before you decide your product or decide what type of e-commerce app you want to create.

  • What’s my audience’s average age?

  • What are their interests?

  • Which products do they already like and buy?

  • What do they read?

  • How are they finding us?

Sit down and answer these questions.

Once you answer them, strategize your plan along with it.

3) LIST OF REQUIREMENTS FOR CREATING AN E-COMMERCE APP

This can be a little tricky for someone who is a complete beginner and has no idea how things work.

And that is exactly why it is important to choose a good company to develop your app for you. If you choose the wrong one, they might not include the necessary things required.

But to get a basic understanding. Follow the list below:

  • Push messages

  • Easy checkouts

  • Look-books

  • Wishlist

  • Multiple payment methods

  • A rating or review system

  • Native experience

  • Social media integration

These are a few things that should generally be included for a good E-commerce app.

4) CHOOSE THE RIGHT BUDGET

Now that you’ve figured out what your e-commerce app needs in terms of feature requirements, let’s talk about your budget and process.

The big questions here are: how much time, money and resources do you want to invest?

And how much flexibility do you want when sending out push messages, adding new features, changing your design, etc.?

Depending on how much you can invest and how flexible you need to be, you’ll choose 1 of 2 main options:

Develop a bespoke app or make use of an off-the-shelf SaaS solution.

BESPOKE APP

To put it simply. In this option, you get to work with a team that develops your app from the scratch and adds a lot of customizations according to your desire and this is what big companies do. Companies like amazon for example used BESPOKE APP.

SAAS In this option, you get a premade app white little customization and this fits perfectly for small and medium-sized businesses and it also Costs lesser than BESPOKE APP.

MARKETING STRATEGY

Although we're talking about how to develop an eCommerce app. Once that is done it is equally important to market it properly.

This is where the return on investment comes from.

In the early part of this blog, I’ve mentioned how the cost of making an E-commerce app can be quite high.

But as I said, we've got that covered for you.

Seventhdev is an app development company that can do all the things mentioned above with a starting price of just $5000.

Now that you have the basic knowledge of how to get started with an E-commerce app why don't you get in touch with us at Seventhdev and we can make your ideas into reality

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