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How much a website costs depends on several aspects that include the size of the website, the required design and programming, marketing setup, data customization and third party integration’s required among other specific details. Therefore, it is practically almost impossible to give a single figure that would apply to all websites and thus, the following costs for different websites are based on estimation but the actual cost of your website can be lower or higher than the figures indicated. You should contact us with all your website requirements and preferences for an actual cost quotation. However, this article is for you if you are looking for a guide on how much a specific website is likely to cost you with all associated costs explained.

Assumptions used in this guide

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o begin with, all costs in this guide are estimates based on our hourly rate and include planning, programming, design, marketing setup and launch. Furthermore, all websites explained in this guide are mobile and tablet friendly. They are also built in a CMS framework that allows people with little or no technical knowledge to edit content. The costs also do not factor website content assuming that the client will provide all necessary content ranging from the product to text content and images

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oreover, the costs are estimated based on an assumption that you need a creative database but without any special requirements of the standard database. It is also important to note that third party integrations refer to the standard plug-ins and not complex applications. Furthermore, for the purpose of this guide, the estimated costs are for a small first-time website, small website improvement, mid-size website enhancement and large-size website enhancements.

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Website Cost for a Small First-Time Website

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Asmall first-time website refers to a first-time e-commerce or informational website consisting of up to 10 total pages and up to five main sections. The website also does not need custom databases and plug-ins and does not include 3rd-party integrations. The payment solution factored in the estimation for e-commerce websites in this category includes the use of PayPal or a hosted cart solution such as Shopify. This type of a website is suitable for startup businesses that only need an informational website or are selling a few simple products. The costs breakdown of this type of a website includes.

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Planning costs range from $0 to $700

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UX costs that include wireframes and sitemap range from $0 to $1300

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Programming costs range from $2700 to $4,700

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Visual design costs range from $1,200 to $2,400

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Documentation costs range $200 to $600

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Testing and launch costs can be between $900 and $1300

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This makes the total cost of startup website as per the above assumptions to be between $5000 and $1100 but the actual price can be lower or higher and thus, you should contact us for an up to date actual estimation cost.

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Website Cost for a Small Business Redesign

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mall business redesign is for clients that need to improve their already existing online presence by redesigning their website to improve functionality. The redesign is done by leveraging your experience to ensure that your new website is more effective at helping your business achieve the set goals. A small business website redesign in this guide refers to a website with pages that does not exceed 20 and up to seven main sections. The payment solutions factored in the estimates if necessary include PayPal or a hosted cart solution like Shopify. The website also does not contain 3rd-party integrations.

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t is also important to note that majority of redesign projects require new programming, newer framework that accepts new functionality and designs and new plug-ins and thus, they are factored in the final cost estimate. However, if your website does not need rebuild, you should expect the final cost estimate to be about 50 percent cheaper. The breakdown of costs includes.

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Planning costs range from $500 to $1200

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UX costs that include wireframes and sitemap range from $0 to $700

*Programming costs range from $2500 to $4000

*Visual design costs range from $700 to $2800

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Documentation costs range $0 to $500

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Content support costs range from $200 to $800

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Testing and launch costs range from $870 to $1250

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The total cost of a small website redesign based on the above estimates can range from $4770 to $11,250 but it could be lower or higher based on your website specific requirements.

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Website cost for a mid-size business website Enhancement

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or the purpose of this cost estimation guide, a mid-size business website refers to a website with pages that does not exceed 30 and with up to seven main sections. The redesign cost does not include custom databases and plug-ins, but it features minimal 3rd-party integration. The payment solutions included in the redesign cost estimation include the use of a hosted cart solution or an e-commerce extension. The redesign also includes modifications on your website to ensure that it meets the current website requirements such as mobile friendly and wide pages. The costs breakdown of mid-size websites includes:

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Planning and UX costs can be between $500 and $2300

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Visual design costs can be between $1150 and $2300

*Programming costs can be between $3700 and $7500

*Documentation costs can be between $0 and $500

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Migration costs can be between $500 and $1300

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Test and Launching costs can be between $870 and $2450

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The total cost for a Mid-size website enhancement ranges from $6720 to $14,050 but the actual cost be up to 50 percent cheaper depending on the actual enhancements that are needed for your website.

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Website cost for a large-size Website Enhancement

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arge size business website for this estimate cost guide purpose consists of up to eight main sections and up to 40 pages with the exception of e-commerce websites. 3rd-party integration is minimal, but there is no need for custom databases and plug-ins. E-commerce websites are redesigned with e-commerce solutions like Magento CE but, does not include ERP integrations. The costs break down includes.

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UX and Planning costs range from $1100 to $2300

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Visual Design costs range from $2200 to $3500

*Migration costs range from $500 to $1900

*Documentation and training range from $500 to $1700

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Programming costs range from $5500 to $13500

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Test and launch costs range from $2200 to $4600

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he total cost for a full large-size website enhancement ranges from $23,700 to $50,500 but can be even 50 percent cheaper if some of your website aspects like visual design does not require a redesign.

Other Costs

It is important to note that besides the costs associated with designing and planning, other costs exists. The additional costs include $10 or less annual fee for Domain name, $50 to $100 annual hosting fee and costs of plug-ins. Other costs may include maintenance fee and marketing costs.

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