Why Magento 2 extensions are priced too high

Magento 2 is a new technology stack which can withstand to the new technology trends in web development. The use of cutting edge stack enables the Magento 2 software even more flexible, adaptable and scalable.

Magento 2 was announced to be “stable” during late 2015. However, it was full of bugs and incurred development cost. Then, Magento 2 has started releasing in two channels – 2.0.x and 2.1.x and there are very less chances of a module which was developed for 2.0.x work in 2.1.x. So, the development companies had to put extra efforts in development and testing for each channel and since Magento introduces many changes from version to version the extensions need to be maintained at high cost.

The development companies constantly tries to improve their product. But they have to pass through a long process of approval if they are selling it on marketplace of Magento. If in between some customer purchases the extension, the possibility of support will be there if any needed corrections are identified after getting the extension live.

Putting all the above together, the development companies are spending a lot of efforts in developing and maintaining the extensions and as a consequence the cost of the extensions rise.