Website design prices in South Africa can range anywhere between R500 to R50 000. Ultimately, the cost of a website largely depends on two factors – what you need and who you’re getting it from.
With web design in South Africa skyrocketing in the last 10 years, the demand for websites; both professional and personal has increased. You have the self-proclaimed web designer vying against the seasoned professional and agencies at different prices. A designer worth his money knows what good design entails. The amateur who lacks the necessary skill and experience, and offers template-based designs may not deliver on or guarantee the quality and functionality that a website requires.
For the naïve business owner, the “cheaper” once-off price tag can be enticing and a step in the wrong direction. Asking what the cost of a website should be is kind of like asking what your restaurant bill will come to before you’ve had a look at the menu. There are a number of elements that will contribute to the final cost of a website – you need to take into account your EXACT requirements.
Consider what you do
Are you offering a product or a service? If your website is product-oriented, will you require a shopping cart or e-commerce functionalities? Consider what it is you do; do you offer a product or a service?
Number of pages
Will it be a simple, straightforward one-pager or will there be product categories or services that requires an unlimited number of pages?
Hosting and Maintenance
In order for your website to remain live, the monthly hosting cost as well as domain registration is a must. Often, this, along with the maintenance a website requires gets overlooked. In addition to the design fee, you need to keep in mind the extra costs that will make up the final cost of a website.
While these are only a few elements to consider, we recommend business owners discuss every detail with the designer in advance. It is important to know what you’re getting for the price you’re quoted.
For an affordable solution that doesn’t compromise on quality, get in touch with our team to find out more about our web design pricing options.