Costs for the creation and support of Online Shop using OXID 6

The digitization of the markets is inevitable and in this sense the creation of an e-commerce shop is an indispensable tool for many companies. Ecommerce or online stores can be an extension of the physical store or a standalone business. Among its main advantages worth noting following:

  • Relatively lower structural, construction and maintenance costs
  • Greater versatility, flexibility and ability to adapt or change
  • Greater reach in relation to the audience
  • Access to a global market

OXID - your e-commerce software for successful online shop 

OXID eShop is also a German e-commerce solution from OXID eSales AG based in Freiburg im Breisgau. This shop software was developed especially for beginners in the e-commerce sector and, depending on the version, is aimed at small business owners, medium-sized companies or large customers. 

Source: BuiltWith https://trends.builtwith.com/shop/OXID-EShop-Community              

Explanation of the scheme: TOP 10K, 100K, 1m - means: TOP of websites by traffic, i.e. among the 100K most popular websites, for example, OXID-based websites took about 30 in 2022. Among the TOP 1m in the same year - about 90.               

The advantages of OXID eShop at a glance:    

  • Clear checkout with many forms of payment
  • Internationalization easily possible          
  • Many extensions and plug-ins      
  • Modular software architecture              
  • Well scalable online shop solution  
  • Many online marketing tools   
  • Simple setup 
  • Large community 
  • Unique customer experience thanks to a large range of features
  • High ease of use  
  • Strong performance     
  • Integrated, automated business processes
  • Omnichannel integration
  • Complete certification by Trusted Shops
  • Maximum transparency     
  • Numerous interfaces to third-party providers (ERP, CMS, CRM, PIM, POS systems)      

The shops based on OXID software have many awards: 

  • DEALER OF THE YEAR - CATEGORIES: "FULL RANGE" AND "ONLINE BUSINESS"
  • SHOP USABILITY AWARD - CATEGORY: SPORT & OUTDOOR
  • SHOP USABILITY AWARD - CATEGORY: FURNITURE AND LIVING & OVERALL WINNING
  • SHOP USABILITY AWARD - CATEGORY: B2B
  • SHOP USABILITY AWARD – CATEGORY: SPORT AND LEISURE
  • SHOP USABILITY AWARD – CATEGORY: WELLNESS, BEAUTY & HEALTH

Read more about the awards here

How much does an OXID online shop cost? 

The costs of an online shop can be divided into 3 phases: construction, launch and operation. Each phase can be reasonably affordable or extremely expensive, depending on Shop budget and goals. 

The price of creating an OXID online store basically depends on what plan you have and whether you need professional help to create it, which is always recommended for a good result. A very important factor is the size of your company, which also influences further actions: which edition to choose, which design and which shop functions and modules are needed. 

Hosting and domain

When setting up an online shop, the first thing to consider is the cost of hosting and domain. A web host or hosting service provides a server on which to host the website and makes it available to online users.

There is a wide variety of hosting providers to suit every budget. The following hosters are popular in Germany: Hetzner, 1&1, SchlundTech, Hosteurope, Strato, Domainfactory and All-Inkl. 

After choosing the hosting plan, the second step is to register a domain name. This is your website's address and allows users and search engines to visit your website. 

OXID Editions

OXID eShop offers the following editions: 

  • OXID eShop Community Edition    
  • OXID eShop Professional Edition   
  • OXID eShop Enterprise B2C Edition   
  • OXID eShop Enterprise B2B Edition   

OXID Community Edition is an open source and free of charge and offers almost the same functions as OXID Professional Edition, which is chargeable. OXID Community Edition does not support the ERP/SOAP interface, and many support options are also not available, there is only support from the community. This edition is well suited for small projects that do not have complicated requirements and business logic. 

  • Free
  • Self Hosting
  • suitable for beginners
  • can later be upgraded to the next edition.

OXID eShop Professional Edition  is a powerful and proven shop software with comprehensive functionality. This shop system can be functionally and visually adapted to the needs of the shop operator and integrated into existing business processes. This edition is also suitable for small and medium-sized companies. More about this here

  • Self-hosting
  • Fast time-to-market
  • Has all the basic functions of an online shop 
  • Upgrade to Enterprise Edition possible
  • The costs are around EUR 2,900.

OXID eShop Enterprise B2C Edition is an outstanding shop software solution for medium-sized, large and international companies. It offers exciting shopping worlds, maximum usability, strong performance and a fast checkout, is very flexible, stable and secure. 

  • Self hosting or cloud
  • Five price packages depending on the order volume of the shop
  • The costs are around EUR 18,000.

OXID eShop Enterprise B2B Edition is the perfect solution for medium-sized to large companies, which significantly simplifies trade between business customers. This OXID Edition ensures accurate management of specific purchasing processes and organizations. 

  • Only in OXID-Cloud
  • Five price packages depending on the order volume of the shop
  • The costs are around EUR 32,000.

Price packages for OXID eShop Enterprise Editions (B2C and B2B): 

Design of the OXID shop 

Appealing design is crucial for the success of an online shop. You also have a choice here: to use a standard template or a custom template. There are many OXID themes, both free and paid. It is also possible to have an individual design created. An individual design for OXID is a complex but worthwhile task. With the individual design, the appearance of the online shop embodies your company, your product range and your corporate philosophy at first glance. Attractive designs are engraved in the memory of your customers - this also ensures brand awareness and loyalty from any existing and potential buyers. 

Individual design of an OXID online shop based on our references: 

Functions of the online shop 

The costs for the development of an OXID online shop also depend on the shop functions: the more complicated the structure and functionality, the more complex and therefore more expensive the implementation. These include:

  • Structure of the products, categories, navigation 
  • Configuration of the customer groups 
  • Shipping processing, forms, confirmation emails, search function, evaluation function 
  • Payment methods and shipping methods
  • Price groups for e.g. retailers
  • User access and administrator accounts 

OXID modules  

If there is also a need for the functions in the online shop that OXID Standard does not offer, it is possible to purchase additional modules on OXID eXchange. There are many extensions for every need 

The costs for an OXID online shop depend on the modules you need. Sometimes there are specific requirements that cannot be covered by the available extensions, in this cabe one can have individual modules created, and better by reputable agency. It goes without saying that the more complicated the module, the more expensive the development. The creation of product configurators for OXID is also time-consuming, but worthwhile. 

The Agency 

Choosing the right e-commerce agency is the most important task if your OXID online shop is to be launched successfully. The quality of the work, reliability and deadlines are decisive factors. When choosing a web agency, one must check customer reviews and/or references, also look at portfolio of the finished projects and compare with own expectations. 

The role of the team is equally important, as creating an online store requires different skills and qualifications. The following specialists are needed for a project - programmers (frontend and backend developers), designers, project managers, QA testers. Each member fulfils a specific role that is essential to the smooth running of your project. 

The cost of the services is also very important, selected hourly rates should not be too high or too low. 

Very advisable to find out about the conditions of sale in advance:

  • Are there any hidden costs?
  • Do you have to pay everything in advance?
  • How is maintenance carried out?
  • What is the product guarantee, and how does it work?

A good agency will always be transparent on these issues.

Support of the OXID online shop

In order for online shop to function correctly after the launch, it needs good support. In the course of time it can happen that you want informative inquiries, personal advice, have technical difficulties or want to add new functions or change something else - support for OXID web shop is essential. The following variants are possible: one can purchase a support package where the services are prescribed, or, as an alternative, work with an agency on an hourly rate. 

Conclusion

The development of an OXID online shop is a complex, multi-stage process, and the costs depend on many factors: hosting, edition, functionality, modules, design and much more. Our agency is an expert in the creation and support of OXID online shops. We take care of the qualitative implementation of your projects with the highest demands on performance, design and user-friendliness. We create the excellent online shop for you and with you, also take care of digital marketing and are happy to advise you. Our credentials say more about us. 

Also read our articles about the costs for Magento and Shopware online shops. 



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