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How much does a website cost?

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.