We understand the realities of eCommerce margins. You understand the economics of hiring full-time developers and systems engineers. Our pricing is where we meet in the middle. This page covers pricing details for our DevOps, Pronghorn Hosting, New Magento eCommerce and Sitesquad UX services.
Sitesquad DevOps are the professional services you buy from us for monthly support and development. Your fees include variable support and development subject to your demand and fixed-monthly fees for the management of your development operations and servers on AWS.
DevOps Professional Services: $120 - $150 / hour
Day-to-day Magento store support for troubleshooting, consulting and maintenance is executed under retainers. Retainer options abound. You specify a retainer based on your anticipated demand down to a single hour for application support. Rates range between $120 and $150 per hour, hinging on retainer size. Development for new store features is spec'd and quoted as fixed-price projects.
AWS DevOps Management: $299 / mo. + AWS fees
AWS DevOps management is the setup and administration of your development and staging servers on AWS. This is a fixed-monthly fee. You pay AWS directly for the AWS servers allocated for your development needs. Typical stores usually incur AWS fees in the $100-$200 range for development and staging servers.
Sitesquad Pronghorn is the engineering and management of production hosting on AWS. You pay a fixed monthly fee for Pronghorn management plus your AWS services fees. Pronghorn fees are based on the complexity of your AWS setup, starting at just $299 for single-server setups. AWS service fees are billed directly to you from your own Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) account without markup from us. Our clients typically encounter AWS fees ranging from $200 to $1000 per month. The formula, again, is Pronghorn management + AWS service fee.
AWS Setups and applicable Pronghorn fees:
DevOps + Pronghorn Examples
Sitsquad DevOps and Sitesquad Pronghorn are always custom-configured and quoted services, but here are some common pricing scenarios we encounter.
Small catalog for non-eCommerce site or eCommerce store with less than 20 orders per day: $644 / mo.
Single AWS EC2 server setup, AWS management, 1 hour of support
eCommerce store with moderate catalog generating less than 50 orders per day: $860 / mo.
Single server EC2 setup, AWS management, 1 hour of support
eCommerce store generating up to appox. 100 orders per day: $969 / mo.
2-node: Public Web + Database EC2 layout, AWS management, 1 hour of support
Magento is truly a wordly platform. eCommerce stores are built with the software on the cheap (literally) and for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Merchants have the option to choose the free, open source Community Edition version or buy annual licenses of the commercial Enterprise Edition starting at about $20,000. Our business is tailored for $20,000 to $100,000 projects with either version — Community Edition or Enterprise Edition. We specialize in simple to moderately complex projects.
Projects with merchants who are serious about establishing a solid foundation for their eCommerce endeavors by getting to market quickly with Magento, its base features and default front-end design.
$30,000 - $60,000
Projects with merchants who entertain a mix of standard functionality and customization, whether it be with front-end UX design or back-end functionality.
Sitesquad UX projects range between $10,000 and $60,000.
Magento RWD Conversions: $10,000 - $15,000
Responsive design conversions using Magento's own RWD theme. Projects can typically be completed in 2 to 3 weeks depending on the complexity of the existing store. This is essentially design customization of the default Magento theme. It's a quicker, less expensive conversion into Responsive than custom design. Example: Elbow Chocolates
Sitesquad Design Rebuild: ~ $20,000 - $30,000
These are projects to rebuild existing designs with our original Sitesquad UX theme production to improve mobile experiences and the build quality of the design production in Magento. It's a scenario that comes into play when merchants like their existing design, but are frustrated with bugs and inconsistent reliability. Example: Mr. Beer
Get in touch with us for prospective pricing for your eCommerce needs. Call Todd Simmons at (412) 353-9321 or write us through our contact form.