Option 1): from £500 plus VAT set up
This kind of approach is ideal for small businesses that want a professional, elegant looking, responsive, mobile friendly website and only need a few pages to begin with. No fuss, just a solid functional website (with some nice design features thrown in) that does everything you need it to. If it is a small website, we'll add all the content and optimise the pages for you within the initial set up cost. If it's a larger site, we'll either quote for adding all your content for you, or you can save money by doing it yourself.
Option 2): from £1,500 plus VAT set up
Although our approach to creating robust website structures shortens the initial set up process, there is no shortcut to the expertise, attention to detail and overall time involved in setting up more complex, bespoke looking designs, integrating additional functions and features and working with you on an ongoing basis to achieve your objectives.
As above, if it is a small website, we'll add all the content and optimise the pages for you within the initial set up cost. If it's a larger site, we'll either quote for adding all your content for you, or you can save money by doing it yourself.
With both options we train you in bite sized chunks over the phone, by email and even video conferencing, and monitor and support you as you continue to add/edit content.
In effect, you just "leave it to us" to begin restructure your website and re-organise your content. When we've done our bit we can fine tune and tweak anything that's necessary. We'll then re-train and continue to monitor and support you on an ongoing basis to ensure you maintain "good habits". This provides a firm foundation for ongoing development of the site.
Ultimately, you/we need to do whatever needs to be done to make your website work for you. There is no point in putting the cart before the horse. Final costs depend on exactly what you need and the extra time/resources required to create a more bespoke design with unique code or graphics, to restructure/re-organise content, and to generally consult, research and implement any final refinements/enhancements/extra help you might require now or in the future.
Once we've both seen what a difference the fundamental advances above have made to the amount of visitors you get and the attitude of your users, we'll be better placed to take a deeper look at what you are doing, what you could be doing, and what level of support you need in order to achieve your specific goals.
The website is hosted on the LightCMS cloud hosted website platform with easy to use content management system. Standard web hosting costs £29 plus VAT per month (or £315 plus VAT per annum) and includes unlimited pages and e-commerce for physical and digital items.
The e-commerce also includes a registration option so that customers can choose to store personal details for future purchases.
The web platform includes easy to use tools for text, images, files, blogs, forms and products etc, and can be securely accessed and edited from anywhere using any device connected to the Internet. It even includes a secure intranet. You don't need any technical knowledge or special software - just a normal web browser. All upgrades, maintenance and new feature integration are handled for you.
One of the most important aspects of our service is understanding that most of our clients are (a) not very technical and (b) want to deal with a human on a phone and by email, not a support ticket driven call centre. They simply want to know what needs to be done, why it's important, what the benefit is, what it will cost and how long it will take. They want their website set up for them and then be trained how to use it. They want ongoing support “on tap” if they have any queries or want to discuss anything. We de-mystify the process and explain it all in plain English. Once we've set it all up, you can be as self sufficient as you want to be, with us just here in the background whenever required.
As previously outlined, we provide initial training over the phone and by email in "bite sized" chunks, and then continue to monitor and support you on an ongoing basis as required. Being available for you on a "bureau style" basis is a key component of our service.
Initial support and training includes help and advice setting up your e-commerce, including payment providers (Stripe, Paypal) if required.