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Calgary Web Design Price

Procurement drills are very common when a business wants to opt for a third party marketing services. Here's where the concept of 'opportunity costing' comes into play. Well, it would generally, if the market was marginally competitive in every way. But the web designing and development marketing in Calgary, Okotoks or Pan-Canada is very varied in terms of costing of services.

Sounds complicated? Let me simplify it for you with the help of an example. One of my client's came to me with a query, requesting for a quote with respect to designing his company website. And after I submitted my quote, he was pleasantly surprised as well as awestruck at the same time looking at the figure I had quoted. When I asked him the reason behind his awe, he forwarded me three different proposals which he had acquired before contacting me from 3 different agencies for the same brief he had shared with me! While the first one quoted $13,500, second one came up with a cost of $7,000 and third one was $4000. While the approximate cost of his requirement was no more than $3,000.

It is very important for a consumer/business owner who is on a lookout for web designing or development services along with SEO Marketing , to be well aware of the industry costings presently functional in the market. And this blog is exclusively to enlighten all our readers (and also our potential clients) regarding the basic components of a website and the factors which contribute to the costing.

When trying to budget your web design costs there are a number of factors to consider :
  • Is this a brand new site or a redesign?
  • How prepared are you? (Is your briefing document ready?)
  • How often are you planning to update your website content ?Do you need a blog or content management functionality (CMS)?
  • Do you have graphics already created for the site?
  • Do you want the site to automatically resize for mobile and tablets? ( Also known as responsive web design )
  • How much content do you have and how much do you need created?
  • Do you need other special features like social media channels, SEO, ecommerce, or something else?
  • Who is going to maintain the site after it has been launched?
  • Do you want the site to automatically resize for mobile and tablets?
Once you've done this, analyze your briefing document to note the below significant points :
  • A brand new website often costs more than working on a redesigning project.
  • Interface design costs also increase with your increase in expectations
  • Images and graphics, if not provided by you, have to be bought. This further adds to the web designing cost
  • Special features or creative graphic executions often costs extra
  • Finally, the maintenance cost - which will vary according to the frequency of alterations and updates required apart from general technical maintenance.

  • Considering all of the above, a website cost can vary from company to company. Our costs range from $500 onwards.


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