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MS Access, Excel, Visual Basic and C# developers in the DFW area of North Texas

Microsoft Access – MS Excel – Visual Basic – C#

We are based in the Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW) area of North Texas but provide support worldwide

In a rush, Call us at 972-245-0340

MS Access is an excellent tool for both single-user and multi-user business solutions. While Access may not be indicated for high volume transaction environments (such as reservation systems), it is a proven, powerful application development tool at the department-level (up to 30-40 users, in some cases more), and for small business applications (single, or multi-user).

We develop applications using Microsoft tools like:

  • MS Access
    Front end for client/server. Back end for small or mid-size databases.
  • MS SQL Server
    Back end for .NET client/server or web database.
  • Active Server Pages (ASP)
    Front end for web.
  • Visual Basic
    When you need custom controls or small distribution file.
  • Web Site Design
    Internet Information Server, HTML, VBScript, CSS, JavaScript Web page
    development and .NET network support.

Are you looking for a unique database design but not quite sure how to get there? In many situations, companies like yours truly need a custom Access database to fully optimize the data they have or want to collect and develop the functions and features that will allow them to generate intelligent reports. That’s where we come in handy. We listen to you and see what your requirements are. Then we try to figure out whether your requirements can be better handled by a custom MS Access database, a custom Excel sheet or maybe some custom coding in Visual Basic or C#.

We can help with:

  • Tables
  • Queries
  • Forms
  • Reports
  • VBA – Visual Basic for applications
  • Data import / export
  • Merging data with Word or Excel
  • Linking to SQL server data
  • Data migration
  • MS Access version updates

Custom Excel Programming:

We can help with custom excel programming and also integrate Excel with your MS Access or SQL database. We can work with you to help you get the most out of Microsoft Excel. When you come to us with a spreadsheet problem, we will try and see how our work will fit into your bigger picture. Our Excel experts have worked within, and consulted for companies of all sizes, across all industries. So although we
specialize in Excel development and coding, we are consultants as well as programmers.

MS Access, Excel, Visual Basic and C# developers in the DFW area of North Texas
MS Access, Excel, Visual Basic and C# developers in the DFW area of North Texas
  • Financial Models
  • Proposal or Quote Generators
  • Custom Reports
  • Sales and invoicing systems
  • Data Processing
  • Custom Spreadsheet Templates
  • Dashboards / Summaries
  • Automate Repetitive Tasks

Visual Basic Developer:

For many custom applications, you may need a Visual Basic programmer / developer to create custom functions for you, generate application
specific reports, perform certain database functions and create application specific UI screens.

MS Access, Excel, Visual Basic and C# developers in the DFW area of North Texas
MS Access, Excel, Visual Basic and C# developers in the DFW area of North Texas

We can help you with Visual Basic programming as well as C# where applicable. Quick access to your business information is critical.  Our database programmers create custom database applications designed to improve business productivity.  Visual Basic is used to perform data validation and creation of user-friendly features on data entry screens.  Advanced table design makes your database shareable and fast.  We perform database design and contract programming in MS Access and MS Office.

MS Access, Excel, Visual Basic and C# developers in the DFW area of North Texas
Microsoft Access – MS Excel – Visual Basic – C# developers in DFW area of North Texas

Custom Plugin Developers in the DFW North Texas area

In a rush? Call us at 972-245-0340

Custom plugin development

Whether you are using WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, sooner or later you may end up in a situation that an off-the-shelf plugin just won’t work for you. In such a situation, you’ll need a custom plugin developed only for you.

Custom Plugin Developers in the DFW North Texas area
Custom Plugin in PHP

Who does custom plugin development? We do. Do all developers develop custom plugins. No not all. A normal run of the mill WordPress developer for example is not that good at core PHP and would avoid developing custom plugins. Being a company, we have different developers for different tasks and have core PHP developers who are great at developing custom plugins or modifying existing plugins.

Custom Plugin Developers in the DFW North Texas area
Application specific custom plugins development

Some custom plugins are more geared towards presenting information in a certain way on the user facing front end. Others are meant for internal data collection and reporting and are meant for the site owners / admin.

How long does it take to develop a custom plugin and how much does it cost? There is no telling beforehand like that. We first try to understand your requirements, then we give you a quote accordingly. Just call us or fill out the contact form and help us understand what your requirements are and why an off-the-shelf plugin simply won’t work for you.
Looking forward to helping you out.

Custom Plugin Developers in the DFW North Texas area


 

 

Should I learn to build my website or outsource it?

This is a common question with cash strapped small businesses. They understand that in this day and age, every business needs to have a website. They don’t have the skills in-house to build a website. They hear these Ads suggesting they build their own and save money. Sounds convincing. Why spend money when you can do it yourself. Money is scarce isn’t it.

Before we go further, we would like to explain that just like every business is different, every website is different and costs vary accordingly. A blog will not cost as much as a photography portfolio website. An informational website will generally not cost as much as an ecommerce website. What we are trying to achieve with this article is NOT to provide you with a price chart for your website, but rather to give you an idea of everything that goes into building a website.

There is a lot that goes into building a website. First and foremost is time – whether its your own time or the time of a developer, time is an important variable in this equation. How much time do you have or how soon do you need your website? Next is your interest in gaining coding knowledge, followed by design skills and money. How much are you willing to spend on learning web development vs how much are you prepared to pay others to build it for you. The variables differ from business to business. You may lack one, two, or even three of these resources. What then? Don’t feel stuck as there is a way around everything. One resource can compensate for another. So, if you lack design skills but have time, do not fret, just start looking for a good course on web design.

Contrary to popular belief, money is actually the most flexible resource. You have time or you do not, you can code or not, you can design or not and not be willing to learn how to do it. Money on the other hand can buy you what you don’t have. If you feel something is valuable to you, you will have no qualms about paying for it. If your website has value for you, you will find a way to pay for it.

Building your own website

Let’s say you have time and want to build the website yourself. Here are some of the steps involved:

Do it yourself - web design
Do it yourself – web desig
  1. Setup

  2. Website builder

  3. Design

  4. Content creation

  5. Maintenance

Each of these will largely depend on the variables of time, technical knowledge and design skills. You can opt for professional help for parts of it if necessary.

There are two options. You do all the website building yourself, from scratch. Or, use a Drag & Drop Website builder tool like Wix or Weebly. As a drag and drop builder, Wix & Weebly require minimal technical knowledge. The only drawback is that some of the available tools may be very limited. These builders do not let you do everything you want. What’s in their existing menu is what you can use and not much else. But that may be good enough for you.

If you are a DIY type, you can create the content and graphics yourself. Since you are saving money by building the site yourself, there is a good chance that you have some spare pennies for content. You may even splurge a little on promoting the website.

Outsourcing web development to professionals

A professional developer will likely build your website using WordPress if it is a catalog or informational type of website or may switch to a different platform if complex ecommerce is involved. WordPress powers over 26% of all websites. Think of all the websites you visit. Chances are that they are WordPress sites.

Your web developer will ask you to buy a domain name (your web address) and hosting (where your website will reside). There are different types of hosting but you can start small and ramp up as the number of visitors to your site (traffic) grows. Here are sample hosting expenses:

  • Shared hosting costs $5 to $30 / month
  • VPS hosting costs $50 to $100 / month
  • Dedicated hosting $150 and up / month

If you are very particular about design, then you may go for custom design. That could cost between $750 to $2,000 and up. If you want to be on the economical side, you may buy a ready made theme that will cost around $100 and still look decent. It may look a little cookie cutter but can save you a lot of money and your developer will then adjust it to your needs.

Once the design part is done, your web developer will code the functions that you need and also integrate the design into the backend. This could run from about $500 to several thousand dollars depending on the complexity of your needs.

Don’t forget content. Once you have the web site designed and developed, you need some content. Are you going to create it yourself or hire professionals. A good copy writer may cost $500 to $1,000 and you may spend an additional $500 to $600 on a graphic designer.

The last thing is traffic, that is, visitors to your website. A website does you no good if it has no traffic. But that is a separate subject in it’s own right and we can discuss it in a separate article.

Whether you decide to build your website yourself or outsource it to professionals, you must have a website. I hope this article helped.

Good luck!

How much should a website cost you
InterloperInc.com – A web development Company

Professional Press Release Writer in Dallas, TX, USA

If you know and understand that writing press releases are great for your business and just need someone in Dallas, Texas to write a press release it for you, then go straight to the contact form, fill it out or call and let’s get the ball rolling. If you are simply exploring the benefits of press releases, then read on.

Professional Press Release Writer in Dallas, TX, USA
Professional Press Release Writer in Dallas, TX, USA

Savvy professional marketers have always known the impact of press releases and have been using them to the advantage of their employers and clients. We have been using them in our business for over 20 years now. Before the internet was available as a commercial medium, we would focus on the general news media as well as trade publications. Once we figured it out, we started using it so effectively that we were getting more press coverage than competitors who were 20 times larger than us. That meant we were getting promotional exposure worth tens of thousands of dollars – for FREE. Press Releases have been good for our business and they can be good for your business too.

Don’t you wish you could get the coverage that big business gets? Whether you live in Dallas, TX or elsewhere in the world, you can benefit from sending out press releases.

When the internet got commercialized, we adapted our press releases accordingly. We used to have one press release format, now we have two press release formats. We were getting traffic from the print media then. Now we target both print, online media, search engines and yes we target the user directly – all through press releases. That does not mean we only use press releases – no – that means press releases are an integral part of our marketing campaigns.

After the economic meltdown of 2008, a lot of people became unemployed. Many could not find jobs so they became self employed and naturally took to the internet as a means of soliciting business. The majority of these hardworking self employed people are not professional marketers and end up gravitating towards whatever the latest buzz is. They spend a lot of money buying expensive courses and that is all fine and dandy but they end up missing on some great fundamental tools that have worked in the past and continue to work today in the world of the internet and new media.

Just setting up a website does you no good. You have to drive traffic to it. Traffic does not just show up by itself. You have to drive it to your website. How do you do it? There are a whole range of things you can do but one of the best methods is to send out a press release.

Professional Press Release Writer in Dallas, TX, USA
Professional Press Release Writer in Dallas, TX, USA

Many people think sending out press releases must be a complex job costing them $1,000s of dollars. That cannot be farther from the truth. It does not cost anything.

A conventional press release reaches the end user / reader via the editor who acts as a gatekeeper and filters which press releases are worthy of publishing and which are not. If you use the right press release format, write the way they want it, you have a very good chance of getting published as a news story. A press release getting published as a news story has far more weight than an advertisement. That is why some Ads try to mimic a news story and mention in small print ‘paid advertisement’. It’s worth it and they know it.

A reasonably internet savvy person creates his own news streams by subscribing to various feeds and getting them on his news reader. He can also set alerts that notify him when news are available in his area of interest. He decides what to read and when to read and does not want any editor to decide that for him. Your job is to present him information via feeds and reach him directly.

Search Engines have opened up a whole new world. What is the search engine trying to do? It is trying to please the user so he will keep coming back to it whenever he has something on his mind. The more often the user visits, the more Ads the search engine can serve him and the more money it makes.

Don’t you feel like you are being used no matter what the technology. Yep. That’s how it is. However; this time you are on the other side. You are inviting the search engine to use you so you can use it to reach the end user. Ironic? Maybe. The search engine is trying to crawl fresh content so it can please it’s user. You feed it fresh content via Press Release sites. Why not feed it directly? You do – by letting the search engine index our pages – but the search engine views a Press Release Distribution site as a more likely source for fresh content and crawls it several times a day. Besides, Google gives a Press Release Distribution site more weightage or a higher page rank. That means a page originating from a PR site will carry greater weight. Quite often you will see your press release via a PR site show up high on searches with your own page nowhere in site.

A link or URL originating from a PR site carries greater weight. If your press release got published in 20 PR sites, those are 20 high ranking links pointing to your website. That is invaluable as the more links from high ranking sites pointing to your site raises the page rank of your site. When your site’s page rank goes up, you start showing up higher on relevant searches.

Let’s recap. Whether you live in the Dallas, Texas area or anywhere else in the world, the benefits of Press Releases are universal. By sending out press releases, you get traffic from:

  • Press Releases that show up in Google Alerts and RSS feeds directly on the readers desktop.
  • Press Releases that get printed as news stories in conventional newspapers, journals and trade publications.
  • Press Releases that show up in searches.
  • Your own site showing up higher in searches.

Convinced?

Fill out the contact form , or call and let’s get the ball rolling.

Professional Press Release Writer in Dallas, TX, USA
Professional Press Release Writer in Dallas, TX, USA

 

Shopify Ecommerce Developers – Los Angeles – California

Shopify Ecommerce Developers serving Los Angeles, California and beyond

Shopify is increasingly becoming popular among ecommerce websites. It’s a hosted solution, that is, you setup your website on Shopify’s servers and that takes the hassles of server management out of the picture. One less headache for the small business owner.

LA sale

Shopify Ecommerce website

Another reason Shopify is getting popular is the speed and ease with which you can setup your ecommerce website. There are quite a few templates available to get you started quickly. A lot simpler than many of it’s open source brethren like OpenCart, Magento, Os Commerce etc.

So is your Shopify website delivering?

Shopify developers / experts / webmasters
Shopify Developers

You have good products, you have competitive prices yet you are not selling much. Why? Either you have no traffic or your website stinks.

Ecommerce sales are projected to grow to 434.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. Will you be able to capture your share of it?

Ecommerce Shopify Online Store Developers

Ecommerce Sales

You would agree that most websites look like cookie cutter templates – right? Then why do people keep doing it? Maybe they don’t know any better. Maybe they think it’s expensive to have an elegant design.
What’s expensive is all those lost customers who come to your website and quickly click away.

Then there are savvy people like you who want to improve their websites and their user experience but don’t have the skills in-house to make the necessary changes. It’s hard to find Shopify developers and they are expensive at $60 to $70/hour even if you do get lucky. Paying them that kind of salary on an on-going basis may be more than your business can justify. What to do? When a job goes unfilled, projects get delayed. Delays cost you money and lost opportunities.

Shopify Developers

Shopify Ecommerce example

That’s where we at Interloper, Inc. come in handy. You can hire us at a fraction of the price and we don’t have to be on your payroll for ever.
We provide you the resources you need. You still remain in charge and in control – you get your job done at a lower cost and on time.
Accolades and a leg up over your competition may follow.

Sometimes you may look at competitors websites and they look beautiful and generate more business. You wish your website looked that good and delivered results. You can have an even better looking site given the right talent. Generally we first assign you one of our creative designers who works with you to put together a design that reflects your vision for your website, looks elegant and professional and most importantly meets the expectations of the type of customers you are trying to attract. After that, we hand it over to our developers to integrate the design into the backend and incorporate all the necessary functionalities. We do it this way because you get better results by putting specialists on the job rather than letting one person do everything. Contact us
– we can only help. Whether you are in Los Angeles, California or elsewhere in the world, we can help you.

At Interloper, Inc. our roots are in E-Commerce and it continues to
be the strongest part of our business. We ensure that your Shopify site is SEO ready, analytics and site map plugins are installed, payment and shipping integration is in place, and it has all the components necessary to conduct ecommerce in a safe and efficient manner.

What are the keys to an effective website?

1. Function – it must operate smoothly both for the customer and for the administrator.
2. Visual appeal – design is important. A visually appealing website makes the customer feel more comfortable about the company and it’s products.
3. User experience – Make it easy for a customer to find the  information he needs, make it easy for him to place an order and build a follow up mechanism to stay in touch with the customer so he feels reassured that he is good hands.

Let us help you make the most of our Shopify website and do more business at a lower cost. Translation – greater profitability. Call or email us.

Shopify ecommerce Developers

Shopify Ecommerce Los Angeles, California, USA

We can also help you build customer follow up functionalities for your Shopify website that build customer loyalty and can generate additional revenues.

For future maintenance also, you don’t have to advertise and spend precious time going over resumes. You just let us know and we provide the right Shopify resources. Your job gets done economically, without hassle and on time while you focus on doing what you do best – running.

Serving Los Angeles, California  and clients worldwide.

Another service that we offer our Shopify clients is creating and
uploading product feeds to Google Shopping, Rakuten.com, eBay, Amazon, Shopzilla, Price Grabber, Shopping.com and Sears.com. The more customer exposure you give your products, the better the chances of making a sale. Whether you are based in the Greater Los Angeles area of California , USA or elsewhere in the world, thanks to the internet, we can help you with your Shopify ecommerce site. Give us a call – you’ll be glad you did!

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Shopify Ecommerce Developers – New York City – New York

Shopify Ecommerce Developers serving New York and beyond

Shopify is increasingly becoming popular among ecommerce websites. It’s a hosted solution, that is, you setup your website on Shopify’s servers and that takes the hassles of server management out of the picture. One less headache for the small business owner.

newyork sales

Shopify Ecommerce website

Another reason Shopify is getting popular is the speed and ease with which you can setup your ecommerce website. There are quite a few templates available to get you started quickly. A lot simpler than many of it’s open source brethren like OpenCart, Magento, Os Commerce etc.

So is your Shopify website delivering?

Shopify developers / experts / webmasters
Shopify Developers

You have good products, you have competitive prices yet you are not selling much. Why? Either you have no traffic or your website stinks.

Ecommerce sales are projected to grow to 434.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. Will you be able to capture your share of it?

new york bar

Ecommerce Sales

You would agree that most websites look like cookie cutter templates – right? Then why do people keep doing it? Maybe they don’t know any better. Maybe they think it’s expensive to have an elegant design.
What’s expensive is all those lost customers who come to your website and quickly click away.

Then there are savvy people like you who want to improve their websites and their user experience but don’t have the skills in-house to make the necessary changes. It’s hard to find Shopify developers and they are expensive at $60 to $70/hour even if you do get lucky. Paying them that kind of salary on an on-going basis may be more than your business can justify. What to do? When a job goes unfilled, projects get delayed. Delays cost you money and lost opportunities.

new york last

Shopify Ecommerce example

That’s where we at Interloper, Inc. come in handy. You can hire us at a fraction of the price and we don’t have to be on your payroll for ever.
We provide you the resources you need. You still remain in charge and in control – you get your job done at a lower cost and on time.
Accolades and a leg up over your competition may follow.

Sometimes you may look at competitors websites and they look beautiful and generate more business. You wish your website looked that good and delivered results. You can have an even better looking site given the right talent. Generally we first assign you one of our creative designers who works with you to put together a design that reflects your vision for your website, looks elegant and professional and most importantly meets the expectations of the type of customers you are trying to attract. After that, we hand it over to our developers to integrate the design into the backend and incorporate all the necessary functionalities. We do it this way because you get better results by putting specialists on the job rather than letting one person do everything. Contact us
– we can only help. Whether you are in New York or elsewhere in the world, we can help you.

At Interloper, Inc. our roots are in E-Commerce and it continues to
be the strongest part of our business. We ensure that your Shopify site is SEO ready, analytics and site map plugins are installed, payment and shipping integration is in place, and it has all the components necessary to conduct ecommerce in a safe and efficient manner.

What are the keys to an effective website?

1. Function – it must operate smoothly both for the customer and for the administrator.
2. Visual appeal – design is important. A visually appealing website makes the customer feel more comfortable about the company and it’s products.
3. User experience – Make it easy for a customer to find the information he needs, make it easy for him to place an order and build a follow up mechanism to stay in touch with the customer so he feels reassured that he is good hands.

Let us help you make the most of our Shopify website and do more business at a lower cost. Translation – greater profitability. Call or email us.

newyork ecommerce

Shopify Ecommerce New York, USA

We can also help you build customer follow up functionalities for your Shopify website that build customer loyalty and can generate additional revenues.

For future maintenance also, you don’t have to advertise and spend precious time going over resumes. You just let us know and we provide the right Shopify resources. Your job gets done economically, without hassle and on time while you focus on doing what you do best – running.

Serving New York and clients worldwide.

Another service that we offer our Shopify clients is creating and
uploading product feeds to Google Shopping, Rakuten.com, eBay, Amazon, Shopzilla, Price Grabber, Shopping.com and Sears.com. The more customer exposure you give your products, the better the chances of making a sale. Whether you are based in the Greater New York, USA or elsewhere in the world, thanks to the internet, we can help you with your Shopify ecommerce site. Give us a call – you’ll be glad you did!

Mindbodyonline with InfusionSoft Integration

Mindbodyonline.com or MBO makes software for the fitness industry and is popular worldwide with fitness trainers and fitness centers. They provide all kinds of modules from signing up members, to charging their credit cards to scheduling to fitness Apps.

InfusionSoft is a sales and marketing automation software that is popular with small businesses who want to have an ongoing relationship with clients through mailing lists, newsletters and special promotions. It has many other features including a shopping cart.

Many fitness centers / coaches like to use Mindbodyonline.com to manage their members but need a tool or software that will help them nurture their relationship with their members and also to grow their business. For this purpose they like to use InfusionSoft but would also like to link it with MindBodyOnline to avoid time consuming and error prone manual data entry of member data from one to the other.

That’s where we come in the picture. For InfusionSoft to talk to Mindbodyonline, we need to integrate their respective API’s. A bit tricky but with skill and patience it can be done. If you have such a need, fill out the contact form or call us. We can certainly help you.

Mindbodyonline with InfusionSoft Integration
Mindbodyonline with InfusionSoft Integration

 

Shopify Ecommerce Developers –Indianapolis-Indiana

Shopify Ecommerce Developers serving Indianapolis-Indiana and beyond

Shopify is increasingly becoming popular among ecommerce websites. It’s a hosted solution, that is, you setup your website on Shopify’s servers and that takes the hassles of server management out of the picture. One less headache for the small business owner.

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Shopify Ecommerce website

Another reason Shopify is getting popular is the speed and ease with which you can setup your ecommerce website. There are quite a few templates available to get you started quickly. A lot simpler than many of it’s open source brethren like OpenCart, Magento, Os Commerce etc.

So is your Shopify website delivering?

Shopify developers / experts / webmasters
Shopify Developers

You have good products, you have competitive prices yet you are not selling much. Why? Either you have no traffic or your website stinks.

Ecommerce sales are projected to grow to 434.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. Will you be able to capture your share of it?

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Ecommerce Sales

You would agree that most websites look like cookie cutter templates – right? Then why do people keep doing it? Maybe they don’t know any better. Maybe they think it’s expensive to have an elegant design.
What’s expensive is all those lost customers who come to your website and quickly click away.

Then there are savvy people like you who want to improve their websites and their user experience but don’t have the skills in-house to make the necessary changes. It’s hard to find Shopify developers and they are expensive at $60 to $70/hour even if you do get lucky. Paying them that kind of salary on an on-going basis may be more than your business can justify. What to do? When a job goes unfilled, projects get delayed. Delays cost you money and lost opportunities.

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Shopify Ecommerce example

That’s where we at Interloper, Inc. come in handy. You can hire us at a fraction of the price and we don’t have to be on your payroll for ever.
We provide you the resources you need. You still remain in charge and in control – you get your job done at a lower cost and on time.
Accolades and a leg up over your competition may follow.

Sometimes you may look at competitors websites and they look beautiful and generate more business. You wish your website looked that good and delivered results. You can have an even better looking site given the right talent. Generally we first assign you one of our creative designers who works with you to put together a design that reflects your vision for your website, looks elegant and professional and most importantly meets the expectations of the type of customers you are trying to attract. After that, we hand it over to our developers to integrate the design into the backend and incorporate all the necessary functionalities. We do it this way because you get better results by putting specialists on the job rather than letting one person do everything. Contact us
– we can only help. Whether you are in Indianapolis-Indiana or elsewhere in the world, we can help you.

At Interloper, Inc. our roots are in E-Commerce and it continues to
be the strongest part of our business. We ensure that your Shopify site is SEO ready, analytics and site map plugins are installed, payment and shipping integration is in place, and it has all the components necessary to conduct ecommerce in a safe and efficient manner.

What are the keys to an effective website?

1. Function – it must operate smoothly both for the customer and for the administrator.
2. Visual appeal – design is important. A visually appealing website makes the customer feel more comfortable about the company and it’s products.
3. User experience – Make it easy for a customer to find the information he needs, make it easy for him to place an order and build a follow up mechanism to stay in touch with the customer so he feels reassured that he is good hands.

Let us help you make the most of our Shopify website and do more business at a lower cost. Translation – greater profitability. Call or email us.

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Shopify Ecommerce Indianapolis-Indiana, USA

We can also help you build customer follow up functionalities for your Shopify website that build customer loyalty and can generate additional revenues.

For future maintenance also, you don’t have to advertise and spend precious time going over resumes. You just let us know and we provide the right Shopify resources. Your job gets done economically, without hassle and on time while you focus on doing what you do best – running.

Serving Indianapolis-Indiana and clients worldwide.

Another service that we offer our Shopify clients is creating and
uploading product feeds to Google Shopping, Rakuten.com, eBay, Amazon, Shopzilla, Price Grabber, Shopping.com and Sears.com. The more customer exposure you give your products, the better the chances of making a sale. Whether you are based in the Greater Indianapolis-Indiana, USA or elsewhere in the world, thanks to the internet, we can help you with your Shopify ecommerce site. Give us a call – you’ll be glad you did!

How much should a website cost you?

Thinking of building a website for your company? Wondering how much it is going to cost you? You ask a few people and they all give you a different answer. You are confused. That is to be expected as there is no simple answer. A website can cost you from $500 to $50,000. Let’s get you educated a little so you can talk to a web developer armed with a little better knowledge.

The number 1 thing you need to know is: it really depends on what your site is about, what it does and how it looks. Mobile friendly websites with custom, modern design cost a lot more than the average blog. In this article, we’ll give you an overall idea of the cost, but by all means, we encourage you to double check the cost depending on the site you want with a web developer.

Here are main thing you need to include in your budget:

  1. Domain – not expensive

  2. Hosting – not expensive

  3. Design – could be expensive

  4. Development/ website builder and maintenance – could be expensive

  5. Content & SEO – it’s a long term activity. Keep it separate from web development.

Again, we would like to stress that the cost of building a website boils down to four points:

How much should a website cost you
Constraints in building a website

Which of these resources do you have at your disposal? Lacking one or two does not mean that you cannot have a website. You can either compensate one for the other or in the case of design/tech skills you can outsource the website building to professionals.

You can choose to buy a domain and learn how to design and setup the website yourself, which will probably take quite some time. In most cases, it is much more cost effective to get help from professionals.

You can either build parts of it by yourself, do it all on your own or have developers do all the work. Developers can build the website from scratch without using any particular website building software. Or, you create the site on WordPress but you need to know your way around the platform if you are to customize it to your needs and preferences. Alternately, website builders such as Wix, Squarespace and Weebly are drag and drop builders so you can assemble a website with minimal technical knowledge. It will still require time though.

The cost of building a website changes according to the website building option you choose.

  1. Professional developers will likely develop your site by using WordPress or if it is going to be an ecommerce site use an ecommerce platform like OpenCart, Magento, Prestashop, Shopify etc. . WordPress is the most popular platform due to its features and flexibility.

  2. Design is the biggest variable as you can either use pre-made templates or a custom design. The pre-made ones cost $50 to $200 USD, custom design can go as high several thousand dollars.

  3. Content creation is anywhere from $500 to $5,000. Of course you can also choose to write content yourself.

  4. Ongoing maintenance costs between $100 to $500 USD per year.

  5. What about the Drag & Drop website builders that are advertised on TV? If you are up to it, you can try them. Some people pick it up quite easily while others get frustrated with it. There is learning curve to everything and that takes time. If you don’t have time, then don’t try to do it yourself.

  6. The popular Drag & Drop website builders are Wix, Weebly and Squarespace. The free plans come with limited features and functionality, but they are a good option for starters. There are plenty of free template designs to choose from, but you do not get access to the code that will enable you to customize the site. Maintaining the site is also hassle free and done in the background by the builder’s support staff. The only costly thing is hiring a designer for your brand and logo if you want to give it a more professional look and populating the site with content.

As you can see, there are pros and cons to everything.

To summarize:

  • If you have time and you are technically inclined, you can learn to do it yourself

  • If your time is better spent doing more valuable work, then outsource web development to a professional web development company.

Good Luck!


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