Pricing for web design packages is one of the most complicated challenges all web companies face. Most web companies have an opinion of what their time is worth and what their hourly rate should equate to – which explains why you’ll see quotes ranging all over the board when you’re shopping around. Dissecting all the variables that go into the equation when trying to be flexible to offer a tailored solution is imperative; accurately estimating a web project can be very difficult but not impossible. So, the question is how do we offer web design packages while not restricting our clients to a take-it-or-lose-it menu and yet deliver a custom solution?
Over the years, we have completed countless website and marketing proposals and delivered hundreds of solutions ranging from custom eCommerce Websites to your basic informational static website. We have used numerous tools currently available on the market today, such as eCommerce and Content Management Systems (CMS). They have streamlined the process of managing web content to the extreme and have provided a set of common tools that most businesses demand.
As a matter of fact, most small to medium sized business use a CMS or Shopping Cart to easily manage their websites themselves. These tools can be paid or open source (freely available). A report by Standish Group states that “Adoption of open-source software models has resulted in savings of about $60 billion per year to consumers.” We specialize with a set of industry standard & proven applications that fulfill the CMS and eCommerce requirements for our clients, plus we support it for a full year at no cost to you. We constantly look for common grounds in a competitive market, especially when it comes to web standards and the open source community, while keeping a focus on a solution based outcome.
We service other businesses and each one of them carries its own unique characteristics. With web design services, everything boils down to compiling the content for each webpage. Who is going to provide it? Do you need help? Can you give us the content verbatim, word for word and picture for picture? Did you thoroughly analyze your competitors? Do you have a site map? What keywords are going to work? We can help you! I am talking about research, information architecture, website wire-framing, content development and competitive analysis. The truth is that no one understands your business better than you do and, in most cases, you can provide us with the content better and quicker than anyone else. However, if the need arises, we can assist you!
Web Content is the King of online strategies. This includes not only the copy, but the pictures or stock photography for placement within the copy itself. Well organized and valuable Web Content is a determining factor in why people would consider doing business with you. We offer a solution where we can assist you. You may only need 20% partial assistance or you may need up to 80%. That would roughly be about one-half hour to an hour and a half per page for content assistance and development respectively. Just let us know how many pages you need help with, send us what you got and we will take care of the rest.
We have done this web stuff for a long time now and have fined tuned a sound and profitable solution that shows accountability in a rough economical time. Of course, we do put together proposals for the complex project – we can build you the most advanced website you’ve ever laid your eyes on and make it look exactly the way you want it, but most websites fall into one of our web design packages with perhaps a little Web Content Development or help with your ecommerce product data.
The bottom line is this: with our web design packages, you’re not stuck in a box. You have various options available for customization and assistance. Most people are looking for an easy to use solution that allows them to get what they’re looking for in a website without all the hassles and complications that typically come along with them, and that’s what we’ve done with our packages without resorting to the “cookie cutter” approach. We’ve given you the starting line for your custom designed website – where you take it from there is entirely up to you.