So, how much do we charge?
"How much is this gonna cost?" This is, quite naturally, a very common question prospective clients ask.
The trouble is that most web designers dislike this question. It's not that they don't want to tell you. It's just hard to give an answer because it depends so much on what your requirements are, along with all the variables they introduce. They're not trying to be difficult or hide anything. It's no different to that old "how long's a piece of string" question.
Here's the thing - a website is a custom project. To price it properly a good web designer needs answers to lots of questions about your business and goals. The questions are focused in that way because a great business website should usually focus more on the business's customers than it does for the business per se. In addition, answers to more website-specific questions like:
- Does the site need to let the client's customers buy products or services from it (i.e. E-commerce)?
- Will it be a membership site so customers can log in to it?
- What content is available or required?
And that's just a few areas, but all these things add complexity, time and effort - and thus affect the price.
But we have a different approach...
How are we different?
We totally understand that you want at least some idea. But we also know that excellence in this space does require investment.
So to make it easier to see what sort of investment you'll likely need to make we introduced our Essentials package.
This is what everyone starts with, and it's what we believe every successful high-quality website requires at a minimum.
This may well be all that you require. However, based on your goals and requirements you may want, or need, more features on your site. These can be purchased as separate optional add ons.
So, what's included in the Essentials package?
Below are a number of popular "add-ons" to further elevate your site. The majority start at just £450*
Note: these are just some of our popular add-ons, so if you don't see something you need then please contact us.
You already get three unique page designs, but you may well fancy some more page layouts.
We can design any extra unique and beautiful pages that you need.
A key factor for a successful website is new, regular content.
We can write engaging copy that appeals to your ideal customer.
Putting trust factors such as testimonials and/or case studies on your website are a great way to convert visitors into customers.
Want to sell your products or services, and allow customers to pay online (e-commerce)?
We'll design and build you a fully bespoke online shop.
A great way to demonstrate the value to potential customers is to showcase your work with a beautiful online portfolio.
We can absolutely build this for you.
If your business needs to take appointment bookings, we can build an awesome booking system letting customers book appointments directly on your site.
For the most part, this is the structure of our project process and payment terms. Elements may be altered slightly depending on the scale of your project. Also, timescales for the various stages are not shown. This is simply because this will vary greatly from project to project depending on your requirements.
- Initial deposit (50%)
Once we get signed approval of the proposal from you to start the project, along with the initial deposit, we'll move straight into Discovery.
Here we'll develop a sitemap and an interactive prototype so that all the functionality can be tested and approved by you in the browser.
- Next payment due (20%)
Following Discovery approval and the next payment instalment we'll then move into the Design stage. This covers the design of the website UX (user experience) and the user interface.
- Next payment due (20%)
Development & Testing
Following Design approval and the next payment instalment we'll move into the Development & Testing stage. This stage covers the final development, testing and debugging cycles on our development server in readiness for launching.
- Final payment due (10%)
Following Development & Testing and the final payment we'll be ready to launch your new website! This stage covers any training and agreeing to a date for launch. We have lift-off! 😃
Some frequently asked questions around our project structure and payment terms. If you have any other questions, please contact us.
This is quite a common question - and, yes, we're by no means the cheapest.
There's a multitude of reasons for this (check out an article we wrote here; it explains all the reasons in detail), or call us and we'll happily explain.
In brief, though we think the old adage of "you get what you pay for" truly applies in this space.
We strongly believe that what we provide is an excellent and beneficial service. If you're serious about having a great website that works for your business, then simply put, a wise investment is essential.
You get full warranty support for 30 days after launch. After that, we're around only if you want us to be. We do strongly encourage you to subscribe to one of our Care Plans so we can continue to be around for you and your business's online journey.
Even with doing much of the content tweaking yourself, websites themselves are not set-and-forget. Like a car, they do need to be maintained regularly in order to stay tip top and continue to perform well.
All the Care Plans cover things like super-fast hosting, security, software updates and many more things - allowing you to focus on what's important; your business.
For more information on our Care Plans, click here.
Want to know more?
Get a free no-obligation quote from one of our consultants to discuss which option would work best for your needs.