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How much should a website cost in 2020?

We hate to break it to you, but there is no “correct” price for a website. This is because of the fact that there are many different kinds of websites and that most of the time, prices may vary based on complexity. However, based on calculated estimations, we can provide you with a ballpark as to how much a website should cost.

Websites have existed for a long time, since the early ’90s. Back in the days, websites cost more to build as technologies were not as advanced as what we have today. With technologies such as WordPress, a widely used Content Management System, websites are getting increasingly easier to develop and manage.

We’ve done the homework for you and compiled a list of prices you should expect to pay for a website in 2020. We have broken down the list into different types of websites.

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Single-page websites

What are single-page websites?

Single-page websites are great for small businesses that do not require much content. The website is usually broken down into three main sections: About us, Services and Contact us.

What can I expect from a single-page website?

A single-page website should be, well, only one page. That said, the website should contain only a few sections of content unless it is a sales landing page. Usually, those websites are developed using pure HTML & CSS, due to its’ simplicity. However, websites developed using a Content Management System like WordPress are also common.

Text and Pictorial contents are usually also provided by the client. The website should take an average of 5-30 working days to complete. The web design company should also provide training and documentation.

Single page website
An example of a single-page website. When the navigation menu is clicked, the browser will scroll to the section of the page.

How much should it cost me?

The cost to develop a single-page website varies from industry and requirement. We will give an average of $400 to $1,000 to develop such a website, in Singapore.

Things to take note

Due to the low price to develop such a website, web hosting and domain names are usually not included within the price. Clients would either have to purchase them on their own or get help from their web design company.


Small Business Website

What are small business websites?

Small business websites usually only contain some information about the business. They typically span about 4-7 pages and are for small businesses that want to establish an online presence.

What can I expect from a small business website?

As mentioned, you should expect a website that ranges from 4-7 pages. In most cases, the websites are developed using a CMS like WordPress. Custom coding using HTML is also common.

A small business website may also include a basic contact form for enquiries.

Clients are expected to provide content such as text and images. However, sometimes web developers may help to source for them.

Such a website may take somewhere between 7 to 30 days to develop.

How much should it cost me?

A small business website varies from industries. A standard website can cost anywhere between $750 to $3,100. This may also include web hosting and domain names.

Things to take note

Most of the time, such a website may use Ready-made templates.


Corporate Website

What is a corporate website?

A corporate website is just like any other website. However, such a website would sometimes span between 7-30 pages. The distinction between a regular corporate website, and a small business website, is the extra features.

A corporate website may contain many advanced features such as:

  • Analytics Integration (Google Analytics, etc)
  • Basic Search Engine Optimisation
  • Advance Search Engine Optimisation (This is usually a separate service).
  • Live-chat
  • Content Delivery Network (CDN) implementation. This will make your website faster.
  • Secure

What can I expect from a corporate website?

A corporate website should span between 7-30 pages in most cases, although this varies due to different requirements as well.

There are two approaches to develop a corporate website.

Theme-based websites

Theme-based websites are an option to develop a corporate website. This will save much cost and time when developing one. This is a very popular option to consider.

Custom designed websites

Custom websites give your brand a more distinct and unique look. This is because the whole design of the website is made from scratch. The development will take a longer time as there are more steps involved in designing one. Cost-wise, custom websites may cost 2 to 3 times as expensive as their theme-based counterparts.

An example of a wireframe. Credits: Lucidcharts

How much should it cost me?

Like the other types of websites, the cost varies based on requirements.

Theme-based websites

A theme-based corporate website may cost anywhere between $1,500 to $20,000.

Custom designed websites

A custom-designed website may cost between $12,000 to $50,000.

Things to take note

A corporate website usually includes a consultation meeting, where a consultant from the Web Design company will go through the concept and design of your website. Wireframes and prototypes are usually produced for custom designed websites.

Web Hosting will usually be provided. However, if the website is designed for high traffic, the consultant will design and recommend a scalable architecture.

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E-Commerce website

What is an E-Commerce website?

An E-Commerce website is basically an online store. The website should allow customers to search and look for products, add them to cart and pay for it. Payments are usually made using a Credit Card. Once the payment is successful, the website admin will be notified of a new order and can begin fulfillment.

What can I expect from an E-Commerce website?

An E-Commerce website should contain about 5 pages and the rest are categories and products.

The 5 common pages are:

  • Home
  • Products
  • About
  • Contact
  • Blog

When working with a web designer, it is good to prepare a list of products and categories. Your web designer will assist with the input of products into the website.

How much should it cost me?

An E-Commerce website could either be custom-designed or template-based. To develop an E-Commerce website, the average cost should amount from $3,000 to $40,000.

Enchant is currently having a new year discount. As part of the discount, E-Commerce websites will start from $2,200.

Things to take note

E-Commerce websites are pretty complex websites. It includes many components, one being Payment. Do note that if you are accepting Credit/Debit card payments, you will need to use a payment Application Program Interface (API). Two of the most common ones are PayPal and Stripe.

Stripe is known to be the easiest to use and charges the least commission per payment.


Conclusion

As mentioned, the prices we stated are averaged between reputable Web Agencies in Singapore. Although we do not endorse designing/developing your websites with “cheap” or “low-cost” providers, working with such agencies or freelancers has its risk.

If you are looking to develop a professional website, look for a reputable agency with a proven background and portfolio.

What sets Enchant apart?

At Enchant, we don’t believe in just creating a website. A website can be developed by anyone. What sets Enchant apart from other agencies is that every website we develop, each tells a unique story. Websites developed by us are meant to engage visitors, increasing conversions and sales for our clients.

With more than 20 combined years in the industry, Enchant’s professional and experienced team of developers and consultants will curate a strategy and plan, to develop a website that converts visitors into conversions.

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Contact us today and schedule a free consultation on how we can help your business prosper!

Frequently Asked Question

How much does an Online Portal cost? I want users to be able to log in etc

An online portal is known as a Web Application. This is different from a regular website, as a web application contains many dynamic data. It is very hard to give an estimate, but it may cost as low as $3,000 and all the way up to hundreds of thousands to a few million.

Feel free to contact us to find out more.

What is web hosting? Do I need it?

Web hosting is basically a server for you to install your website in. Yes, every website will require a web server. A domain name is linked to the webserver.

Where can I download images from?

You may download images from https://unsplash.com/ and https://pixabay.com/. These are free, royalty-free images.

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