Why do I start my own e-commerce website instead of Amazon?

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Why do I start my own e-commerce website instead of Amazon?
19 Apr 2016
If one wants to start an e-commerce website, there may be several issues to concern about first, such as the web design, backend system, and hosting, maintenance and SEO. In order to avoid that, Amazon/ eBay may seems to be an good option but when I actually sat down and do the calculation, I found it makes no sense to me to pay couple hundreds per month, listing my products on a non-customized website among hundreds of thousand competitors . And the payment will keep on growing when my business starts to get a little bit bigger. In fact, building my own personalized website is so much cheaper in a long term run and that way I don’t have to split the revenue for every trade. The lowest cost of building a responsive e-commerce website on www.MEGAZEND.com is under a thousand and they guide me for every step.

Pros:
No marketplace fee/ revenue splitting $$ $
Magento powerful functions, such as booking, coupon code, mapping
A full control to the product display and website design
Fewer competitors
Flexible shipping fee, refund policy and some other terms
Branding

Cons:
Initial cost for building the website
Expect to spend more time to work on SEO/ ranking
May takes up 1~3 weeks for your website to go live, depends on each web design company

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