Having a website designed and built is one of those services, where you could spend a few hundred, yet alternatively, well the sky’s then the limit in terms of what the upper prices can be.
So, there can be a massive difference in cost, yet a lot of businesses know that, yet what they might not know when then open their quotes, is well, why does the cost vary so massively?
Why can one agency offer a set price of say five hundred, and another list optional extras that are as long as a shopping list?
Well, this article will explain some of the various factors that our web design company thinks about when offering a quote. As you will see, our web designers will have a lot to think about, such as who’s writing the text, right through which CMS, you want the website built using.
If you’re launching a nightclub in Cardiff, you might just want a one-page website, with a contact form.
Alternatively, if you’re starting a solicitors practice with over hundred solicitors working for you, well the design is likely to involve designing many pages- that bit’s common sense we know, however, what a lot of customers don’t do, is sketch a rough outline of the main pages you need.
Creating an outline of the number of pages you need, whether that be one a single piece of A4 paper, or perhaps you want to use a large whiteboard, this can give your web developers and the web design companies that are quoting a better idea of how large the website is, in terms of how many pages need to be designed.
Do you know which CMS your business requires?
There are so many different content management systems, a really popular option among companies, and web designers is “WordPress”.
Whether you’re a small business owner, or you run a company that sells millions of products, you’re going to want your company’s website to be fast, so when e-mailing or calling around web design companies, do make sure to state, that you want “fast hosting” as otherwise, if the website is slow, well, your “bounce rate” may increase, plus, it won’t help your organic seo, if you do choose to pay for seo services at a later date.
Will the website be a brochure website or an e-commerce website?
If you want your web developers to build, say a 10-page brochure website, built using WordPress, and you have a set of brand guidelines ready, well this is most likely going to be much easier than building a large e-commerce website.
E-commerce websites tend to take much longer to build, as there’s all of those product descriptions, all of the pages that have to be designed, and a way for the business to take payments, so at our agency we say that e-commerce websites are normally more expensive to build.
However, with that said, it does depend on how large the e-commerce website is, if it’s a brochure website, that sells a few products, like a coffee shop in Cardiff, that sells say 6 types of coffee for home delivery, well, that sites going to be relatively straightforward to build.
Our web designers Cardiff would therefore need to talk to you about how many products that you want to sell via your new e-commerce website, so that we can offer you an accurate quote.
Will you require a mobile version of the website to be designed?
Sometimes a company will get a quote to design a website, they business owner might be impressed by the quote- and just say yes, but, sometimes, they may later find that there’s so much that’s excluded from the quote.
For example, you might think, well, the quotes bound to have included within it have a “mobile version” of the website to be built, right?
Well, sometimes not, for some agencies this is an optional extra, and therefore, this is why we say, make sure you stipulate exactly what your business requires from your web designers, as otherwise, you might have to fork out for things that are detailed as “extras”.
Will your company be writing the text?
As you can imagine, writing thousands of words, well its going to take a lot of time, so if you want to reduce your web design costs, you might want to do this work yourself?
However, we would say do this well in advance, as otherwise, if your web developers have to wait, this could slow down the whole web design process.
Do you require a copywriter to write the text?
Alternatively, you may well be super-busy, that’s with setting up your brand-new company here in Wales, and you haven’t got the time to write all of the text, and respond to e-mails with your web designers?
So, why not let our Cardiff web designers, web developers and copywriters take care of the whole process?
For an additional fee, our copywriters can write all of the text for you, then we can add it to your new WordPress website.
Why we wouldn’t recommend going too cheap:
So, here’s our last, and also our best recommendation for you, that is, if the web design quote is super low, you do have to question, well, what exactly will you be getting for your money?
If the website, that you have built cheaply is super basic, well, you might be thinking, it looks cheap, its too basic, and you may have to go through the whole web design process with another business, if your unhappy with the first company, so our recommendation is this, invest in quality, come to Walsh who design quality websites, designed by web developers who have a lot of experience, why not call Walsh today?