Low Cost - Just $2,750 to build the website + $39.95 per month for hosting. Website Architecture (Site Map) - We will review the completed pre-kickoff questionnaire and any additional documents you provide, then meet with you to go over them in detail. We will create a draft site map, and consult with you to define the final "go-live" site map. We will deliver the site map to the website designer to incorporate into the site template. * Note - the content management system allows for the adding and deleting of pages, so the go-live site map will only be a guide for the initial deployment of the website. Generally, changes to the site map can be accomplished at any time. Website Design - We will start with a professional low cost website design template that we will modify with your company’s brand, colors and photography. During the kick-off meeting we will discuss with you design factors such as colors and target audience. We will then choose a design template that will work for the message you wish to deliver. We will then tweak the template per our discussions with you to incorporate your company’s unique elements. Once the design is approved, we'll turn it over to the programmers to convert to standards based code and install it onto the web server. Once installed the site will be ready for content load and training.
* Note – we factor in 8 hours of design time to modify your selected template. This effort is sufficient to modify most website templates, however, complex templates might require additional design time. During the design phase, we will discuss with you any additional design time and costs needed.
YSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get") Website Content Management System.
Our intuitive drag and drop website editor powers millions of websites around the world. Content elements, such as text, pictures, videos, and slideshows are easily added through the simple, drag & drop interface of your low cost website. Full HTML & CSS control is also available for maximum customization. Managing your website content is done in real time, right from within your web browser. There's absolutely nothing to install and no upgrades to worry about.
Fully Hosted on Our Reliable Infrastructure - We use a rock solid web hosting platform that powers roughly 2% of the websites on the Internet. Your website will live in multiple data center locations to offer superior up-time, response time, speed and reliability compared to most any other hosting option. The data center features a redundant, cloud based hosting infrastructure which ensures optimal performance and provides a fluid online experience for visitors to your web site. With a traditional web host your site shares disk space and CPU power with dozens or sometimes hundreds of other customers on a single server. If one of those websites experiences a notable traffic spike, all websites on the server can slow to a crawl. Your website is served across the entire server infrastructure that powers millions of websites and pageviews per day. If your website is featured on CNN.com, it won't cause as much as a hiccup in your site's performance, or the other websites hosted on this platform. Your site loads fast and remains live under any condition. Easy Blogging - Adding a blog to your low cost website design takes only a single click. Posts are created using the same drag & drop interface that makes the Content Management System easy and fun. It's a breeze to include beautiful photo galleries, videos, audio clips, and other widgets in a posts. You have the flexibility to make the blog the website's homepage, a sub-page in the menu, or even include multiple blogs on the same website. Our blogging engine is fully featured and includes:
Easy, drag & drop blog post editor
Full comment moderation controls
Time zone and date format options
Automatic archiving of posts by month
Photo Galleries & Slideshows - It's easy to show off photos in beautiful, professional photo galleries and slideshows. You select the photos to include and we'll make them look great with transition effects, automatic resizing, and a wide selection of different display styles. Video & Audio Players - Upload audio or video files to our multimedia elements and we'll automatically convert them for playback directly from your website. This means that website visitors won't have to download the files and open a separate media player to watch or listen, they can easily view them on your newly designed low cost website. You can also directly embed videos from major video services such as YouTube and Vimeo.
Easy Form Builder - Our drag & drop form builder makes it dead simple to gather comments, contact info, and responses from website visitors. We have contact forms, RSVP forms, and surveys already pre-built. We even have a file drop box element that accepts documents, pictures, or other file uploads from your site visitors. Our form builder is flexible too. Customize forms by dragging and dropping new fields (such as text boxes, dropdown menus, and check boxes) into any configuration you need. When a form entry is submitted by a website visitor, the entry is stored in the site's dashboard for you to review.
Image. Perfect. We don't mean to brag, but ImagePerfect is a feature that really sets this CMS apart from the crowd. ImagePerfect is our fabulous image editing tool that makes it a breeze to crop, resize, fade, and layer your photos. With one click, add stunning photo effects and stylish border designs. The best part - ImagePerfect is already embedded into the CMS, because we believe image editing should be a seamless part of the website building experience.
Detailed Traffic Stats - The site traffic dashboard gives you and your clients insight into how many people visited a website, which pages they visited, what search terms they used to find the site, and which websites referred them to your site. Website statistics are calculated in real-time so you can keep a close eye on your data and traffic patterns. For even deeper insights into your website statistics, we add Google Analytics tracking code as well.
Automatic Mobile Site - With the staggering growth of mobile search, it's crucial to have a mobile friendly and accessible website. With our CMS, we create a simple mobile optimized version of your low cost website automatically! The visitors that arrive to your website on a mobile device will be shown the mobile version of your site, while visitors arriving to your website on a desktop computer are shown the full website. You don't have to do anything - it just works!
Domain Name Transfer – We include 30 minutes of consulting time to transfer your domain name. Complex transfers may be billed additionally.
Content Load/Grooming - We have included time to load and groom up to 8 pages of content in our Marketing Version. For the Ecommerce version we include and additional 4 hours of product load time. The training we will provide upon design completion, will give you the direction you need to complete any additional content or product load.
SEO Redirects – If this website is replacing an older, existing website we will create “Google friendly” 301 redirects from old pages to new ones so that you will not lose any search engine equity when the new site is launched.
CMS Training - For the Marketing version we will provide a single dedicated training session for your staff which should be sufficient to learn the basics of editing content and using the CMS (approximately one to two hours). For the Ecommerce version we include an additional training session on how to manage your online store. Additional training sessions are available at additional cost.
Ongoing Support – When we launch your new website we want you to be successful, so we will provide you with access to our support team via phone, email or web chat. Our support team will respond within 24 hours during the work week and 48 hours on weekends.
Website Hosting – Hosing makes the website available on a shared www server 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Includes 24 x 7 access to the CMS, 24 x 7 monitoring and access to our support team, and unlimited storage and bandwidth.
Fully Integrated Shopping Cart and Secure Checkout Provide shoppers with the convenience of a fully integrated free shopping cart and a secure checkout (SSL encrypted) experience directly from your ecommerce website. Our shopping cart software is set-up automatically when you create your store so you can start selling online immediately, with no technical skills needed.
Complete Mobile Store and Checkout Give shoppers a mobile experience that works every time from any device. We ensure your online store and products load quickly and display perfectly. All ecommerce websites include a free mobile shopping cart and secure checkout experience that’s designed to work perfectly on smaller screens like phones and tablets.
Powerful Filtered Product Search Give shoppers a faster way to find exactly what they want. Highlight the most relevant products and let your customers filter the results by attributes like price, color, etc. Filtered product search helps you maximize exposure across all of your inventory and create more buying opportunities.
Sell Digital Goods, Physical Products, Services and More We offer flexible options for selling a wide range of products. Digital and downloadable items are automatically delivered to your customers via email with a secure one-time use link. There are extensive options for physical products, one-of-a-kind handmade items, services and donations that can be completely customized to meet your needs.
Search Engine Optimized Online Stores Our ecommerce websites are designed with search engines in mind so customers can find you. We automatically do basic optimization of your product pages so you’ll have everything you need to start ranking for search results (in-depth search engine optimization requires an SEO package).
Flexible Shipping Options Offer the shipping choices that shoppers want and easily handle a full spectrum of shipping situations ranging from simple to complex. Sellers can offer “free shipping” on select orders, set shipping rates based on price or weight and define carriers (e.g. UPS, USPS, FedEx) as well as delivery speed (e.g. ground, 3-day, overnight). Rates can be adjusted for geographic locations including full international support and fine-grained control options for sub-regions (states, provinces, etc.).
Fine-Grained Tax Controls It’s simple to manage even the most complex tax situations with our Ecommerce version website. You determine when and where to apply taxes. The system provides and maintains current city, state and province level tax rates for the United States and Canada. For all other countries, tax rates can be defined by the seller.
Track Your Inventory Manage a handful or hundreds of products. Track your inventory to manage your supply, show customers the number of items remaining to create urgency and boost buying behavior (e.g. only 2 left!), and automatically show items that are no longer available as “out of stock”.
Powerful Ecommerce Website Builder Getting your store up and running is as simple as choosing a design theme, adding your products, setting up shipping and selecting your preferred way to accept payments. We automatically create a storefront for you to customize as much or as little as you’d like, including the option for full CSS/HTML control and editing.
Payment Options Instantly accept major credit cards directly from your own domain name. Choose from Stripe, PayPal, Square and Authorize.net payment gateways.
Showcase Your Products with Display and Merchandising Options The Ecommerce version brings the ease of drag and drop website creation to product merchandising. Create rich product descriptions with slideshows and videos. Easily reorder products for maximum visual appeal. Shoppers can easily share your products on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Integrate Content and eCommerce Combine content and products in unique ways to create more buying opportunities. In addition to a powerful storefront, our system gives you the freedom to showcase and sell products or accept donations from any page on your site such as a blog or your homepage with our standalone ecommerce element.
Sell to Shoppers Around the World Tap into the growing global market with complete international support for accepting payments, shipping and taxes. Payment processing is available in 25 countries with PayPal and 11 countries with Stripe. Easily manage shipping to any destination. Flexible tax management with fine-grained controls to support online stores globally.
Process and Manage Orders Process and manage orders from end-to-end with order confirmation emails, shipment tracking notifications, refunds and returns processing and real-time reporting for orders and sales.
Drive Sales with Coupon Codes & Discounts Sellers are armed with promotional offers to compete effectively and increase sales. Incentivize visitors to purchase with a limited-time offers, attract new buyers by offering a referral discount and generate repeat sales from existing customers by running a sale.
Member Management Instantly turn your website into a powerful "intranet" for your clients or members. The Member Management function of your ecommerce website allows you to publish password protected content to individual users or groups of users.
Create unlimited members (clients) each with their own unique username / password.
Create unlimited groups of users so you can easily publish protected content to multiple users.