Know the Basic Types of Website -Information, Application,and E-commerce Website
In the eyes of the common man every website are same irrespective of their functionality and technology involved in developing the website. So we have found two different kind of customers in the market today.
Customer#1: This kind of customer thinks that the design cost of a website is very costly and not affordable to them, so they never approach to a web designer or web designing firm but the website he has in his mind is just a simple static website in a price range of Rs.5000 – 10,000.
Customer#2: This particular customer thinks that the website design cost is very cheap. He expect to design his website at just a cost of Rs.3000-4000, because he had seen such a price in some ads online or heard from some under priced and cheap web designer but he’ll come out with design plan costing more than Rs. 1 Lac.
In either case we miss the CUSTOMER. So for the general information of the customers and public, the price of a website vary in many ways because of the functionality, technology and complexity.
In general we just divide website into 3 categories as follows:
INFORMATION PORTAL: A website which displays the basic information of an Organization or Personal or Business. In the traditional ways it was just the case of an information brochure or prospectus. In the very simple logic Information Portal replace the Brochure. Such a site can be developed as static website or CMS (Content Management System) website depending upon the frequency of information update.
APPLICATION PORTAL: If you ever want to have an example of an application portal then you can take the case of the website of courier services like DTDC, DHL, BlueDart, FedEx where you can track your shipment delivery through their website. Before the coming of internet, you would have to call to a customer support agent to track your package but today you no more need the help of an customer support agent. So, application portal usually replace the work of a HUMAN or BUSINESS ACTIVITY. They are more costly and the pricing can range from a few Lakh to some Million Dollars.
E-COMMERCE PORTAL: Cash transaction or sales of product through website is the main differentiating factor of an e-commerce portal from other websites. The main priority of every business is to make sales of product or service. Building such a website need not only the website design technology but also the design should be at par with the sales and marketing strategy of the business. The role of online marketer plays an important part in developing such a website.The example of such a site can be taken as FlipKart.com, Ebay.in, MakeMyTrip.com
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