With shopping becoming a part of our lifestyles, we don’t really need an occasion to splurge. If you have a retail company and don’t have an eCommerce mobile or web application, you are missing out on a lot of sales, especially during the holidays. A touch of technology can take your physical shop to big places. It just makes your shop more available to people because they can visit it anytime they want.

Shopping through the web or mobile application is more affordable because your customers don’t need to travel to your shop, which obviously needs money. It is also a big time saver. In case, the clothes don’t fit well, you replace it for them after a simple email. To attract people to your eCommerce application, you can start by giving attractive discounts and cashback offers.

Wondering what it takes for eCommerce mobile and web application development? Here’s a complete guide that will help you with the process:

  1. Key Aspects

Before you start to develop the application, you need to do a lot of background work. It starts with doing a market and customer analysis. Your customers need a reason to download or surf the application. You should have a complete idea of what your competitors are offering and their position in the market.

The next part is one of the most crucial parts of developing an application, which is the budget. After that, you have to fit the components of your application, which includes selecting the framework, CMS, database, and backend and frontend languages. The last thing that you’ve to decide is the UI and UX design. It is another important component because it forms your shop’s identity and attracting customers.

  1. Budgeting

The budget of your eCommerce application depends on a variety of factors. Let’s take a look them:

  1. OS – iOS apps obviously cost more than the Android operating system because the developing cost and hosting are on the higher side.
  2. Features – Are you planning to develop a full-fledged application with advanced features or with MVP?
  3. Type of App Development – Do you want to engage in the market trend of the hybrid app or stick to the original native app development?
  4. Maintenance – If you go for third-party maintenance, it will definitely less you more than an in-house backend maintenance.
  5. Outsourcing – If you are low on budget, outsourcing eCommerce application development is cheaper as you don’t need to go through the hiring and recruitment process for developing the app.
  1. Resource-based Hiring

Building a basic mobile application is obviously more affordable than an advanced app.

For a basic eCommerce app, you’ll need to hire:

  • Minimum three web developers
  • UI and UX designer
  • Quality assurance engineer
  • Application tester
  • Backend developer
  • Project manager

For an advanced eCommerce app, you’ll need to hire:

  • Minimum five application developers
  • UI and UX designer
  • Quality assurance engineer
  • Minimum two backend developers
  • Admin panel developer
  • Team manager
  1. Things to Remember
  • Flow of Communication

Your stakeholders and employees should be well integrated into the process. After every major development process is complete, discuss with both the parties about any changes if required.

  • Choosing between Open-source or SaaS Platform

Open source doesn’t cost anything. So if your budget doesn’t allow a SaaS platform, you’ll have to go with the former option.

  • Ease of navigation

It is very crucial to take the application user from the home page to the checkout page smoothly. The layout should be self-explanatory and the users should navigate without any difficulty.

The development process includes a lot of work, so it is the best, to outsource your eCommerce application. Kanhasoft is an excellent company to outsource the mobile and web application development. We have a strong team of 50 developers that are experts in a variety of the development stages. If you’d like to know more, simply fill out the contact form and a representative will get back to you soon.