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I've a new request from a client wanting a drop shipping system with WordPress and WooCommerce. He also wants a merchandise management system.

I never did this and am unsure how to build it, what fuck to expect or even what to charge.

Please send help! πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜±πŸ˜°

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    Depends how unsure you are. If it's work I feel completely out of my depth on then I'd likely pass it up - I'd have to charge a fortune to cover stuff I'd likely overlook, and probably wouldn't do as good a job as someone more familiar.

    If it's just one particular component I'm not sure of, then I'll likely budget in a day or two just in upskilling somewhere, and take it.
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    @AlmondSauce it's not that I am not familiar with the components. I just never built a drop shipping system....
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    @ZeldaFan69-2 All the requirements around the use case / industry / services to use etc. should be defined by the customer surely? If so then they're just standard services like any other, and doesn't really matter if it's a drop shipping site or a charity page for saving worms.
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    @AlmondSauce but what are the possible issues putting those parts together. What if I start installing plugins the shit explodes, or smth...
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    @ZeldaFan69-2 Oh wordpress plugins?! I wouldn't touch those with a bargepole personally, way too many security scares which I might then be held responsible for if I used them. Possible exceptions from the *really* popular ones. Disclaimer though, I also wouldn't touch wordpress with a bargepole, so YMMV.

    I'd budget for writing any such plugins required from scratch.

    If you want a less extreme option, then at least make sure you have sufficient contingency in the budget to rewrite parts of, or all of the plugins if necessary.
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    Honestly if you wouldn’t feel confident building it for yourself for your own use I’d avoid this one. Dropshippers come in two forms: successful and demanding and unsuccessful and demanding. They are gonna point the finger at you either way.
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