I am a web freelancer with .NET experience, and I am about to give my first eCommerce solution quote to a new client. The client is looking to sell their product online with eBay, integrate with Amazon, utilize various payment gateways, add analytics, etc. I have examined some out-of-the-box products such as uCommerce, but a solution like that would cost between 2500 to 5000 euros per year.
The quotation going to be full price (i.e. not hourly charged).
How do you decide the quote?
If I go for a product like uCommerce, do I exclude the subscription charges from my quote? That is, would I quote £X for consultancy + 2500 euros for uCommerce, or should I quote for the first year with everything included for the first year (which is adding above two)?
I can see that this will cost me £X, but when I see other leased eCommerce solutions, my quote looks ridiculously expensive in comparison (or theirs so unbelievably cheap). Why are those online solutions (1-and-1, GoDaddy, etc.) so cheap?