Optimized and responsive websites are the number one way to engage with and attract prospective customers. But, a quality website takes money to develop. If you’re planning on developing a website, you need to understand how its cost structure is determined. Here are five factors that can affect the cost of your website in 2020: 

Size of the website 

The size of the website is determined by the number of pages you have developed. The more the number of pages, the higher the cost of the website. This is also because larger websites are more at risk of broken links and they require frequent maintenance; which is an added expense. 

Design elements of the website 

The images, videos, fonts, background color, buttons and navigation & functionality features are extremely important to the success of your website. After all, 94% of all negative perceptions about websites are design-related. 

The more customized the web design, the higher your final website cost will be. However, a standard web design or a design that is common across pages, will cost lesser. 

SEO optimization 

High-quality content and internal link building are important factors that search engines consider when ranking websites. At the end of the day, your objective of developing  a website, is to get it seen by prospective customers. This is where SEO optimization comes in. 

Usually, most web development companies offer SEO services, but they come as an additional cost. 

Database integration 

Ecommerce platforms are effective only when integrated with databases. These databases allow the company to track information about orders, payments, refunds, deliveries etc. 

Developers need specialized technical knowledge to integrate your new website with ecommerce databases. This means, you need to pay for expertise and specialization – which will of course, cost more. 

Mobile optimization 

Finally, a website that is also mobile optimized will cost more than a website that is just desktop optimized. Any further device-specific optimization you do (for example, for tablets, laptops etc.) will cost extra. 

In fact, considering the above 5 factors, a custom-designed website can cost as high as $38,000 in 2020. 

Benefit from the competitive prices of our Vancouver web design company 

At My Affordable Web Design, we are a reputed web development & design company based out of Vancouver, Canada. We have more than 10 years of experience developing custom-designed and fully-responsive websites for businesses from across industries. 

Our packages are highly-competitive, making your new website highly affordable. We club all website features – graphics, content, database integration, SEO optimization and device optimization – under one package, ensuring you benefit from both cost and quality. Your package will also include: 

  • Free domain name
  • Free hosting 
  • Social media optimization 
  • Free backend support & consulting for 2 months 

We offer a 3% discount to local businesses, who purchase our affordable Vancouver web development service. Our TAT is usually 2 weeks, but we can complete your project in 2 days, should you require us to do so. 

Contact us for more information.