How much does it cost to build a luxury goods app?

Standard price for a luxury goods app: $37,500

Find out the cost to build your own custom luxury goods app:

Get Estimate Now

What is a luxury goods app?

A luxury goods application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that helps users research and purchase luxury goods. Luxury goods apps may provide search functionality for identifying particular products (e.g., "black Chanel purse"), browsing categories of products (e.g., "women's clothing"), or comparing different models (e.g., between the styles of two different Louis Vuitton handbags), as well as information about individual product features (e.g., "sueded calf leather").

Luxury goods apps are similar to other shopping apps with aggregated product listings, such as shopping apps, dating apps, and social networking apps. One of the most popular luxury goods applications is Net-a-Porter.

Here are some recent luxury goods app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A freemium dating app that uses swiping and geolocation to help users locate interested third parties.

  • A budgeting app built for families with household staff that allows them to create and issue digital debit cards for each member of their staff, send money for supplies, set spending limits, and track transactions.

What is the typical cost to build a luxury goods app?

A luxury goods app usually costs $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. A luxury goods app with a low number of features (also known as a "minimum viable product", or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality.

For example, here are some recent luxury goods app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $25,000

  • $40,000

How long does it take to build a luxury goods app?

A luxury goods app usually takes 433 hours to build. However, a luxury goods app can be built in as few as 267 hours, or in as many as 800 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, or non-standard release platforms.

For example, the most recent luxury goods apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 333

  • 533

How to successfully grow your luxury goods application

A luxury goods app can grow rapidly by targeting a specific subset of users with marketing campaigns. A luxury goods app must provide its target segment of users with an incentive to sign up, such as free samples or discounts on future purchases.

Risks and challenges of building a luxury goods application

An app that allows users to buy or sell luxury goods faces risks related to the handling of counterfeit goods, the loss or theft of expensive items, and reputation damage. It is important to build verification mechanisms within your app to prevent counterfeit items from being listed for sale, and to design your user experience in a way that makes it easy for users to report suspicious activity. You should also limit the use of personally identifiable information on your platform to mitigate any potential reputational damage related to breaches of confidential information.

Want a more detailed estimate?

Get a feature-by-feature breakdown with our cost estimate calculator.

Browse our full library of app cost quotes.

Find pricing info for all other industry-specific apps here.

Some of the descriptions on this page were completed with AI assistance. Learn more here.