"It is unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little money - that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.
The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot; it cannot be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better"
John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
Most people are very happy with our web design prices but we still get some who baulk when I quote them say £1200 for a search engine optimised website with an online catalogue. In many cases these websites are required to start a business selling goods online.
For some of these people this is their first venture into business and selling yet they expect their web designer to do all the work of creating their online business presence for them for a couple of hundred pounds. This is totally unrealistic. Clearly the cost of web design is related to the amount of work involved. You must understand the value of what your web designer does for you. Your website could sell your goods, tell people about your services, find clients and customers and basically provide a massive return on what is a very small investment.
Consider for a moment what you are getting for your money. Think about what it costs for your annual yellow pages entry, £400? £600? £800?
Let's assume that you have a website selling Aromatherapy Products. Nowadays someone seeking aromatherapy products may just type this very phrase into their chosen search engine. The websites that appear in the results will of course be be mainly those that deal in Aromatherapy products.
If your site is there and someone clicks on it there is great chance that they will buy something. Why? Well this is very highly targeted traffic. Online shoppers tell the search engine what they want and it delivers the options. If your site is amongst them and you offer suitable products and value for money then you have cracked it!
The Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) process that pushes your site to the top of the rankings is very complex and time consuming but we can include this in the cost of our web sites. Are we competent at this? Well, let's just say that the fact that you found this site amongst those of the many thousands of other web designers tells it's own story.
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Website Prices, web design rates and web development costs can vary tremendously and people seeking to have websites developed often do not know what to expect when they make an enquiry.
If looking at quotes from two or more companies Just be careful that you are comparing apples with apples and that they are quoting for the same work (which may or may not include search engine optimisation).
This website prices page is the second most popular page on this website!
People always want to get to the bottom line very quickly. They want to know how much their website is going to cost.
That means there should be no surprises and we won't be wasting each other's time. Good website design and Search Engine Promotion takes a lot of time and experience and whilst our charges must be realistic, we do try to keep our website design prices as low as possible.
If the typical prices listed below are not accurate enough for you we also offer a list of fixed website prices. These will be guaranteed provided that you can supply all the required content for your website before we start the job.
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Our marketplace is amongst SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and self employed individuals. We recognise that large budgets for web design are seldom available here so our web design rates are priced accordingly.
If you just want cheap website design rates and you are not too concerned about quality then we are not for you.
Similarly, if you are aiming at a major web design agency, you require complex graphic design, custom coding, website development, uniquely developed functions and features and you have set aside a large budget for your website we are are probably not for you either.
What we do is produce cost effective, functional websites for small and medium enterprises using valid methods and techniques at reasonable rates.
We also offer website advice, consultancy and a personal service throughout. We have outlined some typical examples below to give you an idea of our website prices and rates.
NOTE: The website prices listed below are for straightforward websites written in HTML without any complex interactivity being required. Interactivity would be the automatic processing of user inputs (apart from standard online forms) and the uploading of content like images and other information that needs to be automatically processed. It is very difficult to say what websites like this will cost without knowing the specifics but many of them will come under category 7 below.
1. Single Page Business Card Type Website
Most businesses now recognise that they need a web address. But some businesses are not ready for a full website or they have no real content to place there. In this situation I can create a single page website, with some information about what you do and your full contact details, including an email link.
Single Page website price from £250.
(Note that the cost of a website is not proportionate to the number of pages required. A single page website still requires layout and graphic design. Developing the standard "look" and the graphics for a single page can take as long as it does for 100 pages).
2. Four or Five Web Pages in an Online Brochure Format where the material is supplied by you and no interactivity is involved.
This is a basic website with four or five pages such as home page, about us, products, contact details, enquiry form, etc, where you provide the required content and no consultancy is involved. We can design a suitable masthead in this and source some images for you.
Four or Five Page website price will cost about £350 - £450. If you require search engine optimisation (SEO) add about £50 - £100. If you need us to help you define your requirements this may also add to the cost.
3. Ready Made Website. We have an offer on a nice, ready made website with six pages. This lets you know exactly what you are getting and how much you will be paying. Details >
4. Approximately Ten Web Pages on a Small or Medium Business Website
This would be as in (2) with a few more pages illustrating products and services and perhaps including portfolio
or testimonial details. If required it would also include an online enquiry form asking the questions you specify to help generate business. Keyword Research and Search Engine Optimisation would
Ten Page website price will be from £550 - £800.
3. Basic Ecommerce Website with Approximately Ten Pages
Perhaps you require a site like the above but you also need to sell a single item or very small number of items online using Paypal or a similar payment processing service? Or perhaps you need to take variable payments online for services you provide?
Ten Page website price with some ecommerce functionality will be from £600.00 to £900.
6. Full Ecommerce Website with Admin Area
We can Design a full Ecommerce site with shopping cart setup to to take online credit card payments. This can include a user friendly website administration area that will allow you to input your own stock, change prices, etc. The admin area is accessible online via a user ID and password.
Shopping Cart and Ecommerce website price will be from £1000.00 to about £2500 with our standard solution coming in at £1200. This would normally include some search engine optimisation.
7. Content Managed Website Component (CMS)
If required we can make your website user updateable with a website content management system (CMS). You can then make your own website updates and change your website content on a daily basis if necessary.
Full Website Content Management System add £200.
Note: Content management systems (CMS) are not without their problems. Sometimes users have problems using the CMS and have to ask us to sort things out for them. This of course means support charges and it can get expensive. We do however offer a cheaper alternative to CMS.
8. Interactive Websites, Forums, Membership, Employment and Estate Agencies, Subscription Websites, etc.
We cannot really put an estimated price on websites like these since complex features are often requested that can make the cost of one significantly more than another. All we can say is that most of them would probably be in the range of £1000 to £2000.
9. Website Updates and Modification Rates
Lots of people don't want the hassle of website content management and if you are one of these we can make changes to your site upon request. We are not in the business of holding people to ransom for this and our minimum charge is only £25.00.
This will cover most text and minor image changes that you require. If the changes are very minor we may not even charge you for this or just add them to your next bill. If you need more extensive changes we will quote you a very reasonable price for these. Our portfolio is full of satisfied clients. Feel free to contact any of them for a testimonial.
There are a few other factors that will affect the price of your website.
I hope that this gives you a good idea of our typical web design rates and prices. You must however appreciate that it is difficult to generalise on website prices. Each person's requirement is different and costs can vary tremendously. The websites listed above are however good examples of Toucher's typical web design costs. We also offer fixed price web design options here.
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