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Business Consulting For The 21st Century Via A Holistic & Intelligent Approach

Hammers don’t build houses, experience does

Answered = > “Can Shopify be customized so much to the extent that it makes sense if a web developer quotes $7k & up for a new ecommerce site using Shopify?” on Quora.

=> My answer…

Can your doctor or lawyer walk in and diagnose your problem almost immediately and just charge you for that 5 minutes? Yeah, I had a dream about that once.

To that I add, just because a product is easy to customize doesn’t mean doing the right thing with those parameters is easy to decide. Anyone can go to Home Depot and buy a hammer. (Suggestion: Put in a couple hours yourself with Shopify.) But it’s doubtful one in a hundred is qualified to go a house. Keep in mind, you don’t want a house. You’re building a business.

Is that $7k in execution? Or is it 7k in consultation/expertise and execution? More importantly, are you looking at this as an expense or an investment? If it’s not an investment then – pardon my bluntness – you’re already in trouble.

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