When deciding on the best kind of website for your company a number of factors must be considered, including goals, audience, functionality, size and appearance .
The webiste design must provide a platform that is flexible enough to accommodate future changes, especially when it contains an e-commerce element.
Wordpress, Joomla may be functional platforms for a CMS (Content Management System), but do not allow for easy customization and could lead to substantial extra cost.
If you need to revise, expand or otherwise enhance your site, it is often easier and more cost effective, in the long term, to create a platform using php, asp.net, java etc. which is very flexible and has no limitations.
So when making that all important initial decision about budget, remember that using an 'off the shelf' platform like Wordpress might not necessarily be the best option.
If your website becomes popular and you need greater functionality, you may have to resort to rebuilding your website from 'scratch.
If you spend a little more money in the beginning you can ensure you get a great looking website, on a great platform and not only will it transport your website to the world but it will be made to last and withstand future modification at very little extra cost!
eCommIT lives and breathes the development life cycle of technology solutions, which is why we are able to provide excellent cost effective solutions.