This type of website doesn't actually take orders online; it is intended to increase business through normal business channels. A well designed website can help new and former customers find you, explain who you are and what you can do for them, and help them feel more comfortable with your business. Customers can find your business online using Internet search engines, or they can find it because you include your website address on all your correspondence, business cards, and advertisements. Current and prospective customers need only remember your Internet address, not a telephone number or a street address to access your website at their convenience to get the information they need. Your website provides all the detailed information that you would normally provide in your correspondence, business cards, and advertisements if unlimited space was available, but at a much more reasonable cost.
Your basic business website may include:
- Your Home page introduces the website, should download quickly, highlights special or important information, and directs users into the website.
- Your About Us page provides location, a map, hours, contact information, and staff information.
- You will probably have many Product pages that will supply detailed product information.
- Related Information pages help establish your qualifications as an expert in this field, or as a legitimate place to purchase the product.
The cost of a basic business website will depend on how many pages are required, how much information is on each page, and how complex they are. A typical 5 page basic business website design will cost about $700*, and a hosting account with domain name registration will cost another $6.95*/month.
Hosting account and domain name registration costs: $6.95*/month
Develop a custom template: $210*
Create pages: $70-$140*/page
*These are only cost estimates. Your actual costs will be specified in your proposal.