We will develop a website for you that is functional and represents your brand. We look at what your requirements are and we will recommend accordingly.
We use the most prolific content management tool on the web, WordPress as a foundation and we custom build a website for you, we do not use off the shelf themes. Whether you want an information website for your small or large business, a site with appointment facilities, an e-commerce site, a combination of everything or something completely different, we will be able to help you.
For e-commerce websites, we also use the proven and popular WooCommerce as a platform and customize and extend it to your requirements.
All our websites are also mobile compliant.
How much does it cost?
We have a very simple approach towards pricing and we keep everything transparent, however, because we do not create pages, we charge a little differently to what you may be used to.
Initial consultation R 800
One hour consultation to assess your requirement and we will give you a plan forward.
Non refundable development setup fee R 2500
Think of this as a deposit for us to start working, it includes the setup of a temporary host and various other preparations we need to make for the development process to be smooth. Any balance will be used towards the development costs.
Hourly rate for development R 370/h
We charge per hour as we only do haddock websites, we do not know the complexities until we talk to you therefore we can not put a price upfront. We will give you an estimate before you are expected to pay the setup fee.
Optional routine site maintenance retainer POA
We will keep you site running and safe smoothly with the latest plugin updates. We also test that nothing break with an update before we upgrade. This is a once a month routine and does not include any development.
What do you get?
On completion of the project you will get the following as part of our standard package:
- A full backup of your completed site on final payment.
- All usernames, passwords and anything you would need should we not be able to help you in the future.
- Up to 10 stock images, additional images are charged at $2 each
- A backup plugin, a theme builder and various other premium plugins (abt $400/y)
- Training to update your site
- Installation on your preferred host
- Bug support for 3 months after deployment
- Optionally for an extra 3 hours, host and DNS setup, basic SEO setup including registration to Google and Bing and registration with Google Analytics, we require DNS access for these.
Why do we give you the plugin values in USD? That is the currency we are charged but you get all the above for free, it is included in our price
What is not included?
Here is a list of things we can assist you with but cannot do on your behalf as well as our recommendations:
- Any additional or specialized WordPress plugins you may need.
- A host for your website and domain, we recommend the WordPress hosting through domains.co.za, that who we use, they also supply SSL certificates which we highly recommend.
- For an e-commerce site, you will need a payment gateway, there are various trusted options in South Africa, we use and recommend PayFast.
- For shipping, Fastway couriers have the best integration into WooCommerce.
What do We need from you?
There are a few things that you will need to give us for us to be able to help you.
- Any graphics that you want us to use your logo for example.
- Any photos you want us to use such as product and other photos.
- All copy of text including company profile, product and services descriptions as well as any other copy you think you will need on your site.
- For an e-commerce site, we will need at least 10 detailed products.
- A few sites that you like to give us an idea of your tastes.
Do you offer other services?
Yes, we do! We also offer some IT consulting to optimize your business. We also can offer various other services through our trusted professionals, these include:
- Graphic Design
- Photography (Product and Portrait)
- Advanced Search Engine Optimization
We will refer you to them or if you prefer we will project manage for a small fee.