The cost of a Magento B2B website built using a combination of off-the-shelf extensions and custom development would range between $10,000 to $100,000, depending on the amount of customization required and the size of the business.
The official Magento B2B module is only offered to those on the Magento Commerce Cloud Pro plan and can be purchased as an add-on by other Magento Commerce users.
Adobe does not advertise or disclose Magento Commerce’s costs online because the price is calculated dynamically and is based on the annual Gross Merchandise Value and Annual Order Value of a business.
Previously, their website advertised the price as starting from $1,600 per month for the Magento Commerce Cloud Starter plan, which did not include the B2B module. Based on this, we can estimate the cost of a Magento Commerce Cloud subscription (with the B2B module included) to cost upwards of $2,000 per month.
Here are the costs involved in building a Magento B2B website.
Cost of Magento B2B website
While the exact costs will vary from business to business based on the amount of functionality they require, this breakdown will help you understand the average costs and how they add up if you’re using Magento Open Source.
B2B website design
When you’re building a B2B website, the website’s user interface will require a different approach compared to a B2C website that’s meant for retail. A ready-to-use theme will cost approximately $99 to $499 on average. However, premade themes are bloated, so you could also have one built for your store.
Hiring an experienced Magento developer or an agency can cost anywhere from $25 to $200 per hour based on the agency’s experience and the project’s complexity. Hiring a freelance developer might be cheaper upfront. However, agencies provide access to a team of developers specializing in different aspects of website development.
As a Magento Open Source user, you are forced to rely on custom development and third-party extensions to achieve B2B functionality in your website. A B2B website will require support for features like corporate accounts with organization, quote requests, and store credit.
Purchasing third-party extensions would be the cheapest way to achieve B2B functionality. There are popular extensions developed by companies like BSS Commerce, Amasty, and Mageplaza, costing between $599 and $3,000 that you could use.
Ready-made extensions may not always address all requirements out of the box as they’re built to serve a general purpose across multiple industries. You might need to use a couple of different extensions to achieve your desired functionality.
To reduce bloat issues and disable unnecessary features when using multiple extensions, you could approach a Magento development agency to customize the extensions for your store.
Alternatively, you could also have one built for your store from scratch. Even though that would provide the best performance, it would be significantly more expensive.
Beyond B2B functionality, you will also require integrations with third-party software or ERP systems. When you’re processing orders with specialized payment terms or negotiating custom pricing with clients, having your store integrated into your ERP system will improve your order management processes.
Integrations are complex tasks that require experience and proficiency with multiple systems. Integrating your Magento store with your ERP system or other software would cost approximately $5,000 to $30,000, or more, depending on the complexity of the integrations required.
Support & maintenance
You will require professional assistance for things like performing routine platform upgrades, squashing bugs, or tackling performance-related issues. Budgeting for the support and maintenance of your Magento store is essential to running a smooth operation.
Different agencies will offer different plans in the form of pay as you go or monthly retainer plans. On average, Magento support from an experienced agency can range between $2,000 to $10,000 per month.
Besides the aforementioned costs, things like website hosting, search engine optimization, and other marketing efforts will also be required. However, these costs can vary significantly by the size of a business and its industry.
Hosting alone can cost approximately $250 to $500 or more per month. Search engine optimization, social media marketing, content marketing, and pay-per-click ads will require a budget of $5,000 to $ 15,000 per month on average.
Total costs of ownership of a Magento B2B website
Based on these factors, the total cost of owning a B2B website with Magento can range anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000 or more. This cost will vary depending on the size of the business and the complexity involved in building its desired functionality.