Have you ever wonder what are some of the driving factors that set the price of your web development.
Am I Being Cheated With My Web Development Cost?
There are clients who at times feel cheated with their web development cost? We found often, these are the customers who does not understand how different features could increases the cost.
There are many development companies are out there; the good, the bad, and the ugly. And guess what? Most want your business.
Features That Could Increase the Development Cost:
Examples of Three Different Web Development Cost
Imagine we have three different companies with different needs of a website after researching each requirement we provided them with a quote.
The quotes come from three real businesses that are credible, experienced, highly skilled, and have an excellent rating.
Company one needs a basic information responsive web site that will look good on any device. The requirement does not include a content management system nor a blog.
Company one $2,000 – $5,000 range
Company two needs a more advanced website. The site will include a content management system (CMS) to keep the information updated, custom art, blog, social interaction, and some e-commerce functionality.
Company two range from $7,000 – $25,000
Company three needs a large website with more complex features. The site should include custom designs, advanced blogging, social networking, e-commerce, custom programming, database, content management system (CMS), ERP system integration, additional security features and advanced testing.
Company three price range from $25,000 – $100,000 and up
How to Help Your Customers Understand a Quote
As the company it is our job not only to quote a price but to help the customer understand how the price came about. In doing so you gain a customer’s trust. I’ve found when a person feels that you are honest they build trust in what you say, and moving to the next level is much easier.
There are a lot of games out there because of this when the customer come to us many are already on high alert.
- Allow the customer to ask questions,
- break down technical terms that they may not understand.
- Give examples that may help in the customer understanding.
Take time with the customer. No one wants to feel rushed or as if your job is to take their money and run. Ensure the customer that your company only accepts those projects that fit their skill level. Building a long-term business relationship is much better than a onetime project.
Gotta Go for Now.
We enjoy and hate to say goodbye. From the words of an old song that I loved…I’m so glad we had this time together. Just to have a laugh, or sing a song. Seems we just got started and before you know it. Comes the time we have to say, ‘So long – Carol Burnett.
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