What does a web site cost? That's exactly what you need to know, of course, but that question has the same answer as "What does paint cost?" It depends on the paint, and how much of it you need. Are you painting a birdhouse or a hotel? Every site we build is unique, so it's impossible to quote an exact price without having a one-on-one discussion about your needs and vision. We do guarantee, however, that once a contract is signed, there will be no cost surprises or hidden charges.

Regardless of its size, the following tasks will typically be involved in developing your site. Pricing depends on the projected volume of each task for any given site.

  • Project planning/scheduling
  • Wireframing/outlining
  • Creating the visual design
  • Writing the code
  • Writing/editing the copy
  • Creating the graphics
  • Testing the site
  • Launching the site

We can build a basic brochure site for as little as $500. A standard site with a PayPal shopping cart might be priced between $1,500 and $5,000, give or take, and can be less depending on complexity of content. Premium sites, meaning very large ones with databases, big shopping carts, and limitless pages may cost north of $5,000, but how much north (or south, for that matter) depends on the estimated content and time required.

No matter what your budget, however, we work with you to make sure you get the online presence you need for a price you can afford. We can also work with you to establish payment terms that suit your budget.

How to get started? Give us a call at 636-925-2564 or drop us a line at msummers@sumsites.com. We'll schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Once we understand clearly what your budget and requirements are and have a plan for meeting them, we'll submit a contract proposal outlining total cost, development schedule, and payment schedule for your review. If you choose to accept it (with or without amendments), we'll start work.