Total Cost of Ownership Calculator

Use this calculator to compare the costs of developing in-house shopping cart integration with multiple eCommerce platforms and via a unified API provided by API2Cart. Enter all the necessary data and see the result on the graph below

In-House Integration Development

API2Cart API integration

Subscription costs

Subscription (annually):

*In-house integration development involves subscription costs for tools and services your developers need like VCS (code repository), CI/CD Services, Cloud Services, etc.

Subscription fee (annually):

*API2Cart offers a few pricing plans, starting from $500/month. At the end of your 30 days free trial you can choose a suitable plan that will satisfy your business needs.

Integration development cost

Number of developers:
Number of shopping platforms:
The average salary of your developer (monthly):

*Each integration with shopping platform requires from one to two months of your developers' work. Furthermore, support of the integration needs development team efforts. The average salary of one developer is 5000$/month.

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Your API2Cart integration specialist salary (monthly):

*The use of our service requires you to have just one developer for building and supporting the integration with API2Cart.

Maintenance expenses

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Platform versions updates costs (annually):

*To maintain the integration, you need at least one developer. Moreover, platform versions updates require specialist skills and additional expenses.

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Platform versions updates costs (annually):

*API2Cart pricing plans include expenses connected with ongoing integration maintenance and updates.

Server hardware costs

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*You will likely require new or upgraded hardware to properly run the system.

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*As API2Cart is a hosted software, you won’t need to have your own infrastructure to host the application or buy any server hardware.

Training of employees

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*This may involve the participation of employees in webinars or creating custom courses and documentation. And of course, you will need to train new employees as they come on board.

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*API2Cart provides the clients with a team of high-quality specialists that will give you all necessary information about the work of the service for free. Also, we have detailed API documentation and user guides.

Other costs

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*A few other costs you may have include storage and backup, redundant Internet connections, or other network infrastructure.

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*Our pricing plans include webhooks for additional payments (1200$/year - Standard, 3600$/year - Dedicated, 6000$/year - Premium).

In-House Integration Development vs API2Cart Ready-Made Solution

In-house integration development costs

Costs needed for integration via API2Cart

Unified shopping cart integration via API2Cart saves you


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Time


Connect to dozens of platforms via one integration. Save up to 80% of your developers' time on the integration process.

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Money


Minimize TCO. In-house IT costs on integration with multiple shopping carts are up to 9 times more expensive than integration via API2Cart.

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Human resources


Concentrate on what matters for your business. We take care of platform updates / the API maintenance.

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