Freelance filter: how many hours should it take to put together a re turn tracking extension/plugin/module for an existing online store? What would you charge as an hourly rate? What would you charge for a flat fee?
I am working with a person who runs an online store and have done various tasks for them: added a piece of functionality there, coded a newsletter signup page here, etc. So far so good.
The most recent, and largest, project was a custom ret urns plugin/extension/module/whatever for one of the common shopping cart systems (think zencartoscommercemagento).
I'm being a bit cagey to hopefully avoid any random googling from the shop owner turning up this question.
The project took longer than expected, and the shop owner is used to paying for inexpensive overseas programmers ($15 an hour or thereabouts).
I'd love to get a bit of a reality check from people with experience from either side of this equation: how long should this take an experienced freelancer? How much would you charge per hour? If undertaken as a flat-fee assignment, how much would that flat fee be?
The project required:
- Creating database tables to hold returns information
- Dynamic forms (input fields for arbitrary numbers of and kinds of items, depending on the order) for entering returns
- Several pages (an overview page, with browseable and filterable returns information; a page to search for orders; a page to actually create returns selected orders; and a page to review and update an return status information
- Some JS interface goodness (fill in default values, provide live totals calculations, ennable/disable sections of the returns form, etc.)
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