30 Oct

Kahtah commission ranges from 10% for a business subscription to 12.5% for a hobby plan.

Anything more than free seems like a lot

So lets turn things around and look at how much money Kahtah could potentially save you to set up an eCommerce website in Jamaica.

The cost to sell online

If you were to build your own website what would it cost you out of pocket?

This is an approximation of the costs that you would have to pay to roll your own website. But before we jump into the numbers lets look at some other popular out of the box solutions similar to Kahtah.

Wix (usd)
Ranges from usd 198 per yr + 2.9% + .30 cent usd per transaction — usd 294 per yr + 2.9% + .30 cent usd per transaction.

Squarespace (usd prices)

Ranges from usd 30 per mo / 312 per yr + 2.9% + .30 cent usd per transaction — usd 46 per mo / 480 per yr + 2.9% + .30 cent usd per transaction.

Other things to factor, these sites you pay in USD and you have to now figure out how to get your money out of PayPal which very well might cost you another 5%.

The cost of an eCommerce website in Jamaica?

Building your own website in Jamaica costs even more than the options mentioned above. These are the some of the one time, monthly and yearly charges you could incur. (data from Think Interactive)

  • Domain name per yr USD 10
  • Website hosting per month USD 20 (unless u use cheap budget hosting)
  • SSL certificate per yr USD 75
  • eCommerce website development – one time cost USD 2000 up
  • Website maintenance as required USD 45 per hr
  • Credit card processing with PayPal, Square, Stripe or any of those guys then you pay 2.9% + .30 cent USD per transaction.

So Assuming you used 1 hour of maintenance per month, your first year cost would be USD 3765.00 + 2.9% + .30 cent USD per transaction or JMD 489,450.00 + 2.9% + .30 cent USD per transaction.

The bulk of which you would have to pay before you sold one single item.

In comparison if you have paid that much in fees on our Kahtah platform at our highest commission rate of 12.5% then you would have already earned USD 23,500 or JMD 3,045,000.

You can create and grow your eCommerce business on our Kahtah platform without paying $1 Jamaican upfront. So what are you waiting for? Get started and create your Kahtah Jamaican eCommerce website today!

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