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 What should be included in a website design package

Before you decide on what you should be included in a website design package. You need to understand that websites come in all shapes in sizes with greatly varying degrees of functionality. In this article, we will cover the types of web design packages and also provide 5 examples of website design packages along.

So before we address this let's have a look at the different types of websites here. 

Before we break it down into specifics here are 9 website design page features that should be standard with every web design company

  • Custom website design. 
  • Integration with social media. 
  • Stock images and image editing. 
  • Scalability to grow and add more pages and functions. 
  • Basic search engine optimization. 
  • Website & web sorting support and maintenance. 
  • Access to your web hosting manager. 
  • A Content management system and training.
  • Clear and transparent costings and prices.
  • Mobile responsive design. 

Custom website design 

Your brand needs to stand out. Make sure your website designer or website company is not just grabbing templates of the web and putting your name onto them. They may look great but remember 1000s of other businesses use that website template too. It also means that your website content and your client base were not considered when this website template was designed. It was designed for agencies that want to sell it. So it is doomed to fail from the start. We live in an age of personalization in marketing and everything needs to be tailored to your clients. Do your brand a favor and save it some costs by getting a well-researched custom web design. 

Integration with social media 

As we speak about on our this article regarding the need for a Facebook page, you will see your website is but only a hub for all your marketing efforts. 

Social media is huge and a website needs to have open graph data and metadata inserted on its pages to make it easy to share on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms. 

A strong website is nothing unless you have a good social media presence to go along with it. The best websites packages offer integration with social media, making the transition from one to the other seamless in terms of content and experience.

Stock images and image editing  

Images that you have a camera and on a phone are not going to cut it for a website. Website images need to be cropped, trimmed, and compressed to deliver greater website page speed. Also, business owners do not always have a ton of images laying around their business. 

People, including your potential customers, are visual creatures. You need strong and colorful images throughout your site to engage them and draw their attention to the main points. Your web design package features must include the inclusion of good, relevant images.

So offering stock images along with your website packages can help ease the burden on them when it comes to providing website content. 

Scalability to grow and add more pages and functions. 

Your business grows, times change, and your product offering chang. Website packages and website designs should be scalable so that you can add extra services, of an eCommerce function should you decide to start selling online. 

You don't want to pay your web designer to put together a website, finding out that adding pages is not even an option. Most website packages will offer extra functionality added to your website at a cheaper cost than rebuilding a website with that functionality. That is if they are using a flexible web design framework. 

Basic search engine optimization

Search engine optimization should at a very basic level always be part of website packages. It's crucial to getting your website seen on Google. Selling a website without this would be like selling a car without a tire. 

Search engine optimization ("SEO") is key to a successful business. You need to show up in the search results, and to do that, your website must be designed so that search engines find it easier to navigate and understand. Your next business web design package features absolutely must include this attribute.

Website & web hosting support and maintenance. 

You will need support on your website. Website support, security,hosting and maintenance plans should be a must in any website package if you are looking to keep your website around for the long term. 

Maintenance plans make provision for programming language upgrades, support for any broken functionalities, and backups in case anything goes wrong. You can have your website back up in an hour. In the alternative, you lose the content and have to start from scratch. Having a website down means potential loss of sales which isn’t good for business.

 Your website is an investment and a website package with support and maintenance included is insurance. So, when you’re selecting a website design package make sure it includes hosting, backup, ongoing support, and maintenance to ensure that your website is always accessible to potential and existing customers.

Access to your web hosting manager

Whether it be Cpanel, Plesk, or Direct admin your website package should grant access to your web hosting manager. Even if you don't make use of the various functions it offers. Should you one day decide to move to another web developer you aren't stuck with the current one. 

A Content management system and training. 

Content management systems like WordPress make it really easy for everyday humans to make changes to their websites. Your website design package should include a trusted CMS and also provide some guidance on how to use it. This will allow you to directly influence what appears on your website without altering its base design it. The last thing you need is to be held hostage by your website designer, having to pay additional fees anytime you want to edit your site. You should have full access to your site as well as be given the training you need to make adjustments to it. Putting a large investment into something that you can’t use is a waste of time and resources. So, make sure that your website design package includes a comprehensive training program, that’s provided to you face to face or online. Remember, there’s a difference between reading an online manual and having a private training session presented by a subject expert. Private website management training will give you the knowledge and skills you need to maximize your website’s capability, as well as saving you time and money at the same time.

Transparent website package prices.

The difference between a fixed-cost website and one that is “pay as you go” can be huge. When selecting a website design package, ensure that you choose one that has a fixed cost that falls within your budget. Good practice within the website design industry means that your website designer will find out exactly what you need at the start, rather than later on, and provide a quote for the whole project based on your requirements. Having your designer add on costs as the project progresses is bad business and will put a dent in your pocket unless of course, they’re additions or changes that you request during the process, which is a possibility.  

Mobile responsive design. 

A large portion of internet users will browse the internet using their mobile devices. Having a website that is mobile and tablet-friendly will ensure that you’re not missing out on those opportunities. If a mobile user can’t browse your site from their phone with ease, this will increase your sites’ bounce rate with users leaving quickly. The less time they spend on your site, the less likely they are to buy something and for you to make a sale; this will hurt your bottom line.

You also need to ensure that your website is compatible with all browsers. Once again, if your site isn’t compatible with all the browsers out there, then you’ll find users leaving your site quickly as they’ll struggle to navigate your site easily or not be able to access it at all.

Ensure that your design package includes making your site compatible with all devices and browsers to make sure that you maximize the time spent by visitors on your site.

  • In conclusion, the basic features you need in any website package are the flowing: Custom website design. 
  • Integration with social media. 
  • Stock images and image editing. 
  • Scalability to grow and add more pages and functions. 
  • Basic search engine optimization. 
  • Website & web sorting support and maintenance. 
  • Access to your web hosting manager. 
  • A Content management system and training.
  • Clear and transparent costings and prices.
  • Mobile responsive design. 

These are the most important factors you should look for when choosing a website design package. Don’t settle for anything less, make sure that your web design package provides you with everything you need to have a website that is unique, functional and converts those browsers into customers. 

In we also discuss the following article 

10 things every business website needs.

5 Website Design Package Pricing Examples 

Starter Plus Website Package - "For SME's looking for a solid online start"

R2999* / Once Off

  • Up To 6 Page Web Design
  • Service or products pages
  • Contact / Enquiry / Booking Forms
  • Premium EULA Website License
  • Professional Business Website
  • Whatsapp/Social Media Integration
  • Fully Mobile Responsive
  • Basic Search Engine Optimisation
  • Extra Traffic with Google My Business Setup
  • Indexed on Google Search Engine
  • Domain Registration + Hosting*
  • 5GB SSD HOSTING*
  • Full Technical Support & Lifetime Guarantee

BUSINESS WEBSITE PACKAGE - "Full suite business website"

R4599* /Once

  • Up To 20 Page Web Design
  • + 12 Product or service showcase pages
  • Contact / Enquiry / Booking Forms
  • Industry Related Blog
  • Premium EULA Website License
  • Full Graphic Design & Image Sourcing
  • Whatsapp/Social Media Integration
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Extra Traffic with Google My Business Setup
  • 2 Custom Functionalities
  • Indexed on Google Search Engine
  • Domain Registration + Hosting*
  • 10GB SSD Hosting*
  • Full Technical Support & Lifetime Guarantee*

 

Enterprise Website Package - "The last website your business will ever need"

R5999* /Once Off

  • Up To 40 Page Web Design
  • + 40 Product or service showcase pages
  • Contact / Enquiry / Booking Forms
  • Industry-related Blog
  • Premium EULA Website License
  • Full Graphic Design & Image Sourcing
  • Whatsapp / Social Media Integration
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Extra Traffic with Google My Business Setup
  • 4 Custom Functionalities
  • Indexed on Google Search Engine
  • Domain Registration + Hosting*
  • 15GB SSD Hosting*
  • Full Technical Support & Lifetime Guarantee*

Online Store Medium Website Package - "Perfect for SME's looking to sell online"

R3999* Once Off

  • Premium EULA Website License
  • Online Shopping Cart
  • Up To 30 Page Web Design
  • + 40 Product Loaded (no limit)
  • Orders | Invoices Dashboard
  • Auto Invoicing Emails
  • Multiple Payment Integrations
  • Whatsapp/Social Media Integration
  • Indexed on Google Search Engine
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Extra Traffic with Google My Business Setup
  • Domain Registration*
  • 10GB SSD hosting*
  • Domain Registration*
  • Full Technical Support & Lifetime Guarantee*

Online Store Pro Website Package"Compete with the biggest online stores"

R6499* / Once Off

  • Premium EULA Website License
  • Online Shopping Cart
  • Up To 60 Page Web Design
  • 60+ Product Loaded (no limit)
  • Orders | Invoices Dashboard
  • Auto Invoicing Emails
  • Multiple Payment Integrations
  • Custom Shipping Functionalities
  • User Accounts Functionality
  • All Custom Functionalities
  • Whatsapp/Social Media Integration
  • Indexed on Google Search Engine
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Extra Traffic with Google My Business Setup
  • Domain Registration*
  • 15Gb SSD Hosting*
  • Full Technical Support & Lifetime Guarantee*

What do you get with our

Monthly Website Packages?

.co.za Domain Name

We register the domain name on your behalf, ownership of the domain name is 100% yours. Should you already own a domain name, we can either transfer the domain OR point it to our servers.

Mobile-friendly and Responsive Designs

Websites are designed with mobile in mind. It will adjust for viewing on any device; cellphone, tablet, or iPad.Modern Web Design with Unlimited Pages

Our Startup package includes a completed 5-page design. The Business and Shopping Cart packages include your initial page requirements, thereafter, you can add an unlimited number of pages.CMS - Content Management System

You will have full access to the website to update and maintain it if and when required.

Search Engine Friendly

Your website will be designed with Google in mind, ensuring that it is search engine friendly. Website Maintenance

We offer 1-hour FREE monthly maintenance. Updates and maintenance requirements can be forwarded to our updates department and will be completed within 48 hours.

Email Accounts

Our support team will set up and manage your email accounts. Web Hosting

Hosted in the largest data center in South Africa, we ensure your website is up and running at all times.

Social Media Buttons

Social media pages, such as Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, Twitter, Pinterest, etc will be linked to and displayed on your website. If you need help with setting up your social media pages, contact our social media department.

A contact form makes it easier for people to request information and will help you build a database for future use. The form users complete will require the user’s name, contact number, email address, and inquiry.

Image Slideshow

A large slideshow of images that can fade from one to the next. Images can also include a caption.

Gallery

You can have a gallery of as many images as you’d like. Images can be categorized and will be displayed with a thumbnail.

Youtube Videos

Videos, from YouTube or alternative sources, can be showcased on your website.

Google Maps

Embedding Google Maps to your contact page will help show users where your office/store (physical or virtual) is located. Training & Support

Our packages include 1-hour free monthly maintenance, but, we also offer full training and support to help clients maintain and update the website themselves. 

Monthly Reporting

You are granted access to a monthly Statistics Report on your website and its performance, ie: unique visitors, pages, hits, etc. 

Daily Backups

We do daily site and database backups in the event of system breaches or hacks etc. 

Site Security

Security is important to us. We will maintain and implement the latest security measures to keep your website safe and hack-free.Up To Date and Error Free

Websites that are outdated, not working or functioning properly, and have lots of errors will result in fewer visitors. We ensure your website remains up to date and error-free.

 


We understand websites can be daunting and confusing but don't worry we've got you. 

Should you need a website design quote or simply just some advice feel free to contact us below.

What should be included in a website design package

Before you decide on what you should be included in a website design package. You need to understand that websites come in all shapes in sizes with greatly varying degrees of functionality. 

So before we address this let's have a look at the different types of websites here. 

Before we break it down into specifics here are 9 website design page features that should be standard with every web design company. 

  • Custom website design. 
  • Integration with social media. 
  • Stock images and image editing. 
  • Scalability to grow and add more pages and functions. 
  • Basic search engine optimization. 
  • Website & web sorting support and maintenance. 
  • Access to your web hosting manager. 
  • A Content management system and training.
  • Clear and transparent costings and prices.
  • Mobile responsive design. 

Custom website design 

Your brand needs to stand out. Make sure your website designer or website company is not just grabbing templates of the web and putting your name onto them. They may look great but remember 1000s of other businesses use that website template too. It also means that your website content and your client base were not considered when this website template was designed. It was designed for agencies that want to sell it. So it is doomed to fail from the start. We live in an age of personalization in marketing and everything needs to be tailored to your clients. Do your brand a favor and save it some costs by getting a well-researched custom web design. 

Integration with social media 

As we speak about on our this article regarding the need for a Facebook page, you will see your website is but only a hub for all your marketing efforts. 

Social media is huge and a website needs to have open graph data and metadata inserted on its pages to make it easy to share on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms. 

A strong website is nothing unless you have a good social media presence to go along with it. The best websites packages offer integration with social media, making the transition from one to the other seamless in terms of content and experience.

Stock images and image editing  

Images that you have a camera and on a phone are not going to cut it for a website. Website images need to be cropped, trimmed, and compressed to deliver greater website page speed. Also, business owners do not always have a ton of images laying around their business. 

People, including your potential customers, are visual creatures. You need strong and colorful images throughout your site to engage them and draw their attention to the main points. Your web design package features must include the inclusion of good, relevant images.

So offering stock images along with your website packages can help ease the burden on them when it comes to providing website content. 

Scalability to grow and add more pages and functions. 

Your business grows, times change, and your product offering chang. Website packages and website designs should be scalable so that you can add extra services, of an eCommerce function should you decide to start selling online. 

You don't want to pay your web designer to put together a website, finding out that adding pages is not even an option. Most website packages will offer extra functionality added to your website at a cheaper cost than rebuilding a website with that functionality. That is if they are using a flexible web design framework. 

Basic search engine optimization

Search engine optimization should at a very basic level always be part of website packages. It's crucial to getting your website seen on Google. Selling a website without this would be like selling a car without a tire. 

Search engine optimization ("SEO") is key to a successful business. You need to show up in the search results, and to do that, your website must be designed so that search engines find it easier to navigate and understand. Your next business web design package features absolutely must include this attribute.

Website & web hosting support and maintenance. 

You will need support on your website. Website support, security,hosting and maintenance plans should be a must in any website package if you are looking to keep your website around for the long term. 

Maintenance plans make provision for programming language upgrades, support for any broken functionalities, and backups in case anything goes wrong. You can have your website back up in an hour. In the alternative, you lose the content and have to start from scratch. Having a website down means potential loss of sales which isn’t good for business.

 Your website is an investment and a website package with support and maintenance included is insurance. So, when you’re selecting a website design package make sure it includes hosting, backup, ongoing support, and maintenance to ensure that your website is always accessible to potential and existing customers.

Access to your web hosting manager

Whether it be Cpanel, Plesk, or Direct admin your website package should grant access to your web hosting manager. Even if you don't make use of the various functions it offers. Should you one day decide to move to another web developer you aren't stuck with the current one. 

A Content management system and training. 

Content management systems like WordPress make it really easy for everyday humans to make changes to their websites. Your website design package should include a trusted CMS and also provide some guidance on how to use it. This will allow you to directly influence what appears on your website without altering its base design it. The last thing you need is to be held hostage by your website designer, having to pay additional fees anytime you want to edit your site. You should have full access to your site as well as be given the training you need to make adjustments to it. Putting a large investment into something that you can’t use is a waste of time and resources. So, make sure that your website design package includes a comprehensive training program, that’s provided to you face to face or online. Remember, there’s a difference between reading an online manual and having a private training session presented by a subject expert. Private website management training will give you the knowledge and skills you need to maximize your website’s capability, as well as saving you time and money at the same time.

Transparent website package prices.

The difference between a fixed-cost website and one that is “pay as you go” can be huge. When selecting a website design package, ensure that you choose one that has a fixed cost that falls within your budget. Good practice within the website design industry means that your website designer will find out exactly what you need at the start, rather than later on, and provide a quote for the whole project based on your requirements. Having your designer add on costs as the project progresses is bad business and will put a dent in your pocket unless of course, they’re additions or changes that you request during the process, which is a possibility.  

Mobile responsive design. 

A large portion of internet users will browse the internet using their mobile devices. Having a website that is mobile and tablet-friendly will ensure that you’re not missing out on those opportunities. If a mobile user can’t browse your site from their phone with ease, this will increase your sites’ bounce rate with users leaving quickly. The less time they spend on your site, the less likely they are to buy something and for you to make a sale; this will hurt your bottom line.

You also need to ensure that your website is compatible with all browsers. Once again, if your site isn’t compatible with all the browsers out there, then you’ll find users leaving your site quickly as they’ll struggle to navigate your site easily or not be able to access it at all.

Ensure that your design package includes making your site compatible with all devices and browsers to make sure that you maximize the time spent by visitors on your site.

  • In conclusion, the basic features you need in any website package are the flowing: Custom website design. 
  • Integration with social media. 
  • Stock images and image editing. 
  • Scalability to grow and add more pages and functions. 
  • Basic search engine optimization. 
  • Website & web sorting support and maintenance. 
  • Access to your web hosting manager. 
  • A Content management system and training.
  • Clear and transparent costings and prices.
  • Mobile responsive design. 

These are the most important factors you should look for when choosing a website design package. Don’t settle for anything less, make sure that your web design package provides you with everything you need to have a website that is unique, functional and converts those browsers into customers. 

In we also discuss the following article 

10 things every business website needs.

What do you get with our

Monthly Website Packages?

.co.za Domain Name

We register the domain name on your behalf, ownership of the domain name is 100% yours. Should you already own a domain name, we can either transfer the domain OR point it to our servers.

Mobile-friendly and Responsive Designs

Websites are designed with mobile in mind. It will adjust for viewing on any device; cellphone, tablet, or iPad.Modern Web Design with Unlimited Pages

Our Startup package includes a completed 5-page design. The Business and Shopping Cart packages include your initial page requirements, thereafter, you can add an unlimited number of pages.CMS - Content Management System

You will have full access to the website to update and maintain it if and when required.

Search Engine Friendly

Your website will be designed with Google in mind, ensuring that it is search engine friendly. Website Maintenance

We offer 1-hour FREE monthly maintenance. Updates and maintenance requirements can be forwarded to our updates department and will be completed within 48 hours.

Email Accounts

Our support team will set up and manage your email accounts. Web Hosting

Hosted in the largest data center in South Africa, we ensure your website is up and running at all times.

Social Media Buttons

Social media pages, such as Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, Twitter, Pinterest, etc will be linked to and displayed on your website. If you need help with setting up your social media pages, contact our social media department.

A contact form makes it easier for people to request information and will help you build a database for future use. The form users complete will require the user’s name, contact number, email address, and inquiry.

Image Slideshow

A large slideshow of images that can fade from one to the next. Images can also include a caption.

Gallery

You can have a gallery of as many images as you’d like. Images can be categorized and will be displayed with a thumbnail.

Youtube Videos

Videos, from YouTube or alternative sources, can be showcased on your website.

Google Maps

Embedding Google Maps to your contact page will help show users where your office/store (physical or virtual) is located. Training & Support

Our packages include 1-hour free monthly maintenance, but, we also offer full training and support to help clients maintain and update the website themselves. 

Monthly Reporting

You are granted access to a monthly Statistics Report on your website and its performance, ie: unique visitors, pages, hits, etc. 

Daily Backups

We do daily site and database backups in the event of system breaches or hacks etc. 

Site Security

Security is important to us. We will maintain and implement the latest security measures to keep your website safe and hack-free.Up To Date and Error Free

Websites that are outdated, not working or functioning properly, and have lots of errors will result in fewer visitors. We ensure your website remains up to date and error-free.

New Perspective Design is a leading graphic and web design agency based in East London South Africa. We also specialize in the fields of search engine optimization and online marketing with over 6 years of experience in the industry. Our agency has a passion for growing business online and thrives on mutually beneficial relationships with our clients.

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  1. To learn about different web design packages pricing from basic to large websites – what they include and how much you can expect to pay. Our website design pricing includes a dedicated project manager to ensure your web development goes smoothly.

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