We're happy to give you a quote once we understand the requirements, but there are lots of factors that will affect the price
Websites can be very simple and can be built using an off-the-shelf template, or they can be extremely complex and have lots of functionality and use a bespoke design which will increase the time and, therefore, the cost of production.
So whilst we can't answer the question 'How much does a website cost' here, we can give you an indication of what will affect the price.
- Design - Using a theme or template that is available on various marketplaces will reduce the costs, but also reduce the functionality and agility of the design. Whereas having a complete website that is unique to you will get you exactly what you want but will involve paying for a designer and project managers time.
- Functionality - If you're just looking for a simple "brochure' website, one that purely displays information, then this is pretty straightforward. But you may need more advanced functionality, for example, a private members area, a knowledgebase of learning management system, which will all add to the time.
- Content - Are you writing the content or looking for the agency to provide content as well. One thing we recommend is that you have the website designed around the content - That way, you'll know that your content will fit where it's supposed to fit and look good rather than doing the design first and then trying to shoe-horn the content into a rigid template.
- Project management - Do you have someone at your organisation who will own the project? - Keeping the lines of communication clear and open between you and the agency will help reduce the time spent on project management - It means we won't need to be constantly chasing you or others in order to progress the project.
- Approval process - Ensuring that once a piece of work or a milestone is approved at your end, then that all stakeholders have been consulted reduces what is known as scope creep, which will delays a project and cause an increase in costs. If you sign off a design, for example, and it moves to the development stage, and subsequently a manager tells you that they want to change it, it means the development time is wasted.
- Full functional specification - It is always worth doing a full functional specification document before commencing the project. This way, all the requirements are scoped out in an approved document - It then makes it easier for us to quote on the project, and it ensures that nothing is left out and again reduces the scope creep. This can be quite a daunting task, and it is generally chargeable work if you ask an agency to help, but the upfront costs saves a lot of headaches in the future.