Website development can vary extremely in cost, ranging from $500 to $30,000 +. The higher price range of $30,000 + is usually for custom coded website, with special user interfaces, and custom features that are needed by the customer.
For most small businesses the price range is realistically between $500 and $10,000 depending on the project requirements. If the page just needs to be designed as a digital front for your company, then $1,500 is a very respectable budget.
If you want between 10-15 pages customers can typically expect to pay between $1,500 and $3,500. For e-commerce you can typically expect to add $2,000 to ensure proper security, database management and setup.
That seems reasonable, but don’t forget there are a host of other costs you face to get online. We’ve broken down some price ranges to help you manage your expectations for web development here in Canada. Our prices are from reputable and legitimate sources, so no sales, or “special deals”:
- Domain Registration: $9.99 – $20/year (for easily available domains)
- Hosting: $60 – $1,800 / year
- Pictures: $30 – $150 / image
- Content writing: $50 – $150/article
Hopefully this gives you an understanding of what to expect for web development. This is why at Ikan we take the time to really ask customers what they want.
Our experience shows that most small business and startups don’t need a fancy website but instead require nicely designed landing pages with strategic local SEO, local social media ownership, an active social media position and an easy to navigate interface for customer education.