Business website cost

If you landed on this web page, chances are that you are either a business owner who needs to get a new website or a web design agency / freelancer trying to find out the average website cost to properly price your web design and (or) web development services. While we try to get the most accurate pricing for different website types, please keep in mind that a web design industry is extremely competitive and there are different vendors out there whose prices vary tremendously based on experience, load of work and needs. We will, however, estimate website costs based on the amount of time (hours) needed to complete a specific project.  So here we go…read on!

Website Cost For Small Business

One of the most important aspects in choosing the right web design company or freelance web developer, is to make sure that you compare apples with apples and not apples with oranges. What we mean here is that having a detailed job description of what you want and need is essential to get accurate quotations on your web design project for comparison purposes.

Oftentimes business owners while looking for a web designer post ads that look similar to, “I need a business website. Bespoke design. About 10 web pages. Please respond with a website cost.” From a web designer perspective, this ad does not say much about the job scope, and while calculating the cost for this solicitation, the price may differ based on a number of factors such as:

  1. Will the new website need to be custom designed or based on an existing template?
  2. Will the website need a content management system (CMS) to allow the business owner to easily update the content of the site via the admin area?
  3. Will the website need a blog?
  4. Will there be some back-end functionality (e.g. user registration, search, feedback)?
  5. Will the website have an ecommerce component?
  6. Will the text copy need to be included in the price?

….and many more other add-ons that influence the price.

That is why it is essential to make the decision on what type of website you need, and if you are not sure, ask a designer to list all optional components and pricing.

Below are the UK estimates for website costs (assuming that the work is done by a professional with at least 2 years of experience in web development):

Website cost for a simple (about 5 pages) business website

Average price based on a template without a CMS: £350
Time: 5-8 hours.

Average price based on custom design without a CMS: £500-750
Time: 12-20 hours.

Average price based on custom design with a CMS: £1,000
Time: 20-30 hours.

Website cost for a 7-15 page business website

Website cost examples of sitesAverage price based on a template without a CMS: £500
Time: 8-12 hours.

Average price based on custom design without a CMS: £750-1,000
Time: 20-30 hours.
Example:  www.balsara.co.uk

Average price based on custom design with a CMS: £1,750
Time: 30-40 hours.
Example: www.zaiwalla.co.uk

Website cost for a 20+ page business website

Average price based on a template without a CMS: £750
Time: 20 hours.

Average price based on custom design without a CMS: £2,250
Time: 40-50 hours.
Example: www.ardani.com

Average price based on custom design with a CMS: £3,000
Time: 50-70 hours.
Example: www.tpanalytics.com 

Website cost for a basic ecommerce website

Average price: £700-1,750
Time: 30-40 hours.
Example: www.beautyfromabox.com 
Website Price For Small Business
Website cost for a custom designed and programmed (back-end) website
Average starting price: £1,000-1,750
Time: 30-40 hours.
Examples: www.mapdispatch.com, www.pay4schoolstuffonline.com 

WordPress blog setup

Average price based on a template: £350
Time: 5-8 hours.

Average price based on custom design: £1,000
Time: 20-30 hours.
Example: www.artdriver.co.uk 

Once again, these are just the average costs. The price may differ depending on the service provider of your choice. Outsourcing your web development work and hiring designers overseas may bring the costs down; however, having a local web designer is a good strategy towards your business success! Our best advice is, “Find the right balance between the quality of work and the price!”

Author: Oleksiy Synelnychenko

Oleksiy is the founder of ArtDriver. He oftentimes takes the lead as the Agile Project Manager and SEO expert, which allows him to be hands-on with the latest trends. In his spare time, Oleksiy enjoys playing the guitar and spending time with his family.