If you are checking out website design price in Malaysia, maybe you will surprise with the price vary. It can be as cheap as RM 600 to RM 20k for one basic website. Don’t feel stress with it, we will slowly explain to you based on our analysis.
What is the Purpose of Your Website?
Owning a website is a basic requirement for a business. However, due to price competition, suppliers have been offering different services with different costing. First of all, you need to know the purpose of the website. If you only require a basic informative website or portfolio website, then the price will be vary based on the number of webpages and features. Usually, a 1-page website will cost between RM 600 – RM 2k depending on the page length. If you don’t have much information to share online or there is only one service or product that you would like to highlight, then a 1-page website should be sufficient. Meanwhile, a 5-10 pages website will be price between RM 2k to RM 10k. This is a standard website package in which you can have a Homepage, Products page, subpage for an individual product, News and Events, About Us and Contact Us. For a website with more than 10 pages will be charged from RM 5k to RM 20k. Usually business with a lot of product categories will sign up for this package. Stay alert with the number of revisions given, the lower-cost packages will only allow lesser revisions and a pricey website may allow more revisions.
An e-commerce or booking website will be charged higher due to the complexity of the modules. Custom code may involve if there are certain logic that needed to match with your business requirement. Not forgetting the additional features such as stock count and update, instant alert or notification, special discount on the selected item, etc. Normally the price will start from RM 6k and the price will increase based on the additional requirement.
If you require a corporate website, the price range from RM 15k to RM 100k. The price charges depending on the design, content, and features. Design is costly as corporate websites have their own Corporate Identity (CI) and branding is very crucial. On top of that, an experienced copywriter will be needed to prepare professional content. Since both design and content will be representing your company online, it is worthy to spend a little more on these two aspects. Besides, additional features will also charge based on the functionality. If custom coding needed then additional cost will be incurred based on the complexity and time-consume to create the feature requested.
If none of the existing package or design that able to quench your thirst, you can go for custom web design. Since the website is tailored made from scratch, you can add fancy ideas and unique functionality to stand out from the crowd. Some of the businesses might need special features such as a special calculator, progress bar, animation effect or any integration works. The average price for a multi-page website is RM 15k. Normally an expanding business will choose custom web design so that the website can add in other functionality in the future.
Lastly for the Government agency website, due to there are a lot of factors such as confidential content, more users accessibility, database integration, etc. Therefore there is no base price for the Government agency website. However, you may ask a quotation with an in-detailed requirement so that suppliers can quote accurately.
The Basic Requirements
Once you decided the objective of owning a website, you will need to check out the domain and hosting. Cheapest domain price can be RM 30 depending on the domain demand and also the nationality. Local domain (.com.my) is cheaper compare to international domain (.com). The domain should be owned by you even the domain is purchased by the supplier, the ownership should be relocated under your account. This is due to the domain is your property. Meanwhile, website hosting pricing varies based on specification and provider. You may get as low as RM 200 up to a few thousand. The package subscribes will be affecting the website loading speed, storage size, security, etc. You can also purchase your hosting if you own several domains and websites. If not, using the supplier’s hosting is alright but you need to pay annually.
Once domain and hosting have settled you can focus on website development or website creation. There are two things that you need to focus on, one of them is the content which is the information that you would like to include on your website, another one will be the web design. Some of the suppliers provide copywriting services whereby you can provide the information in point form and they will write beautiful sentences out of it. Hence, you wouldn’t have to worry much about the content. Copywriting can cost from hundreds to thousand based on the length of your content or the number of webpages needed.
You can refer to your supplier whether the website you desired can be created with a template or custom code. Sometimes designers might involve designing concepts or mock-up for your website. This is a good move as you can see the static website design or “prototype”, the overall look and feel before the website is created. You may amend the design based on the number of revisions given by your supplier. The price can start from RM 1,500 and increases based on the number of pages and revisions. If you need selected photography or stock images to make your website more interesting the price can be as cheap as RM 30 per picture up to thousands based on the picture’s quality and user’s right.
If you have a prefer website template, you may share your thoughts with your supplier. You can either buy the template license or the supplier can get a similar one. The template price starts from USD 50. If you are clueless about design, you may share with the supplier those websites that you like or competitor websites as a benchmark. If there is nothing you like and you have your unique idea, you may go for a custom website. It is a bit pricey compared to the template website due to the supplier will have to use coding to create the website and will take some time.
Other Website’s Needs
If the pages listed above are insufficient for your business, you can request additional pages. The starting price for an additional single page is RM 150 depending on the length of content. If you need sub-pages for an individual product or in-detailed explanation for services, you will need to discuss with your supplier beforehand. Some suppliers will give you free for the subpages if the number is less.
Besides, you should be alert with the number of revisions or changes available for your package. Usually the number of revisions is starting from three, however, if you are still unsatisfied with the work after three revisions, then you will have to pay for the rest of the changes. The price will be charged averagely RM 100 and above depending on the complexity of the changes. This is because the number of hours involved in website creation has increased. Therefore, it will be great that you are clear on the desired website and share examples or references when you subscribe to the web design service.
For your website to be successfully searched online, you will need the website to be SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) ready. Having this enabled will allow your website to rank on Search Engine and Google Suggest whenever online user search keywords relevant to your business. The price for SEO ready is RM 0 to RM 3k. Some of the suppliers will offer SEO services to rank keywords relevant to your industry. This package price will vary based on the number of keywords targeted and the retainer fee.
Website maintenance or website support is one of the services that you should subscribe to if you want to be hassle-free. Most of the people did not subscribe to this service and didn’t keep their website updated. The possible outcomes are such as website down, malware attack, slow loading speed, etc. For your website to run smoothly, you can subscribe to website maintenance and leave the troubles to your supplier. The price starts from RM 300 per month. Website maintenance service should include the following services such as plugin update, fixing bugs and reduce malware attack, keeping your site live and responsive and adding new and fresh content into your website.
Why are Some Web Design Packages Cheaper?
Sometimes you can see a super cheap offer such as RM 150 for web design. Don’t get excited about this offer because it is an installment plan. You might have to pay up to 12 to 24 months to finally own the website. Some of the packages did not offer the pay-to-own scheme. Therefore, once you stop paying, you will lose your website entirely. Thus, do remember to check with the supplier in-detail regarding the payment and what you will get to avoid misunderstanding.
Besides, cheaper packages may include lesser specifications. Most of the cheaper price packages only provide the web creation service. In other words, you will need to prepare the content, design, template and more. The supplier may charge extra for each item you added into your packages which will in return, much more costly compared to those that offer thousands. In short, you should get the rate card and have a rough idea about the cost incurred.
How to Choose a Web Design Supplier?
Instead of choosing based on prices, you should choose by quality. Most of the suppliers did share their previous work and testimonials. Check out those websites that they created previously.
Reason one, check those websites in several screens to see whether the website is screen responsive or mobile responsive. Since people nowadays spend more time on mobile phones and tablets compared to the desktop, your website needs to be mobile responsive. Some of the experience suppliers will suggest for mobile adaptive in which the website layout and design are different in every screen size. The advantage of having a mobile adaptive website is better user experience and interaction but the downside is that you need to pay a little more to have this feature.
Reason three, you can check the quality of the supplier. Go through the existing website layout and navigation. If you can easily find the information or navigate to other pages, then the website is considered UI UX. If you are lost in the website or can’t even find the menu bar, you know the quality of the supplier immediately.
Lastly, see whether you like the style and design of the supplier. There are many website designs and styles such as minimalist, flat design, real images, etc. Most of the suppliers can do all kinds of website but there are still suppliers only work on the selected styles. Therefore, it will be great if you check the supplier works before you buy their services or else, you can get some website references so that they can decide whether they can do it or not.