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Cost Question???????

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by poolboy, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. poolboy

    poolboy LawnSite Silver Member
    from earth
    Messages: 2,408

    I recently got a quote from the owners of designoutpost.com to design and host a custom e-commerce website that includes a flash intro for $2065. All in all, it’ll be 7 pages with 4 of them being e-commerce. Keep in mind I’m not in the same line of work as you, but what do you think about the cost, considering I’m really not doing anything other than giving them information about the company and pics of the products I’m selling online. They are asking for 1/3 payment first to start the project.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Skip the flash intro, skip any flash and stick to basics because it will cost you more in lost traffic than it will gain, 90% guaranteed.
    Flash is a resource-consuming nifty-dandy that, if it were all that, Yahoo would be all flash but wisely, they're not.
    And, see what that does to the price because flash is a (*%&^ to deal with.
  3. ESprinklers

    ESprinklers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    I agree with Topsites... steer clear of Flash pages. They are not search engine friendly. A minor flash banner can be used, but if you can avoid even this I would.

    As far as price goes, for a custom designed website, I guess it is a decent price. Seems a little high though for just 4 pages.
  4. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    What's going to be on the 4 e-commerce pages that makes them different?

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