If your business has just a few services or products that you don’t intend to sell online, a simple website will do. The site will work as your online business card where visitors will come and have a look at your services and find out about your business. This type of site is ideal for small local businesses.
This is for a basic informational website with very little customization needed. Usually less than 10 pages, with a couple of stock photos, and no unique functionality.
Costs range from: $2200 to $5500 depending on complexity, graphic editing requirements.
If you are planning on using the website as a way of attracting a steady flow of new business, then you’ll need a more polished website that is set up to convert visitors and displays your previous work in an engaging way.
These sites are good for service-focused small businesses.
With no more than 25 pages, a content management system (CMS) enabled, custom design layouts and imagery, and some unique functionality including social media integration.
Costs range from: $3,500 to $22,000. depending on complexity, graphic editing (logo’s, site backgrounds, product pictures) and functionality required.
If you want to sell your products or services online and take payment on your website, then you require an ecommerce site. An ecommerce site has various features that put it in a specific category of website.
These include a product database, shopping cart functionality, payment gateway and configuration of a shipping matrix.
A website where customers can browse and purchase products; integration of a payment gateway is necessary, as is imagery, and a CMS.
Costs range from: $3,500 to $22,000 (determined by the amount of products featured, and their intricacy).
If you run a large business, you may want to stand out from the crowd with a custom design and site-specific features. Depending on your business, your site may need to incorporate specially-made plugins, enterprise-level database integration or an innovative web app.
Of course, this is not a rigid classification, but having read this, you can get a sense of the kind of website your business might require.
A large scale website with up to one hundred pages, custom design layouts and imagery, a content management system, unique functionality, and supplementary features (such as personalized development, blog integration, multimedia creation, custom web application and more).
Costs range from: $22,000 to $44,000.