If you are new to website design in Thailand and have requested prices from more than one web design company in Thailand then you will have received a wide range of quotes with numbers on the low end, middle end and high end scale. How you determine what is low cost, middle cost and high cost will of course depend entirely on your web design budget and what you have allocated to pay for your new business website design.
The price for a website design in Thailand will vary considerably depending on a number of factors as listed below:
- The web design company you use
- The scale of your project
- Your budget
- Other factors
The web design company you use
Every web design company in Thailand is unique in that they will value their services and the level of service they provide differently from one another. You must remember when you are buying a website design, you are not buying a product, but you are ultimately paying for a service. We all know that as with everything in life, there are different levels of service depending on the person or company we interact with.
There are some web design companies who tailor specifically for a high end market meaning they will only build websites for well known brands and companies such as Toyota, Sony, BMW etc. If you use companies like this to build your website then it’s likely the price for your website design will start at around 500,000 Baht well into the millions.
The fact is, almost any professional web design company could build a similar site for a 3rd of the price however, these high end or well known brands would not trust those web design companies with a cheaper price as in their little minds it makes no sense to them.
This is the way the world works. If you are too cheap you will lose business because companies will question why every other company has quoted 500,000 Baht while your company have put a quote in of 150,000 Baht. They will more than likely eliminate you first and then pick one of the other companies who offered similar prices.
There are other companies who are too cheap and you have to question how they can afford to pay a professional design team a salary when they are charging peanuts for web design services. Its a safe bet to look for a company who are not too cheap that they cause concern or not too expensive that you break the bank paying for their services.
But always remember that the level of service you receive will not always determine the price, but ultimately should be a deciding factor in the price you expect to pay.
The scale of your project
It goes without saying that if you are building a one room mud hut on stilts in the middle of the jungle with leaves as your roofing and bamboo as your walls, then the price to design and build your mud hut will come nowhere near as close to building a 15 bedroom, 15 bathroom mansion with marble floors and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool to match. Websites work in the exact same way.
Time is money and so special requirements will cost extra
The more complex a website is to build, then it goes without saying that the more money it will cost to put together. A more complex website will generally take longer to build and typically require more than one designer to complete the project.
Take for example a website in multiple languages. A multiple language needs a designer to input the text and data in not just one place but 2. In our experience, it’s multiple language websites that are more complicated to build. However, if you use an easier option for language translation by utilizing and implementing Google’s language switcher tool, then this will significantly cut costs as it only requires the insert of some special code to be placed on the site pages where the button to switch languages will appear.
The downside to this is that the language translation is not 100% accurate. So if you have a professional website or a large organisation then you can ill afford to go down that route and you should hire a real translator to translate your text to the languages of your choice.
When you hire a real professional web design company then you are hiring the most important asset for your company. Your website needs to make money. Period. It needs to generate hits that = sales. Period. You need a return of investment and to make a profit from your business to build and survive. Period.
You get what you pay for
If for example you are quoted a price of 3000 Baht to build a website then you would have to ask the question why is this website so cheap? What is wrong with it? Are you being sold something useless?
Don’t try to bargain to cut costs
You can’t walk into a Mercedes Benz dealership and see a brand new car for sale at 2 million Baht and ask for a 50% discount. Well we can all ask – but of course you won’t get it. Who in their right mind would sell a house valued at 20 million baht for 10 million baht? So why would the price for a website be the same?
Don’t fall for the discount, discount, discount sign
I honestly don’t understand these web designers in Pattaya and Thailand who advertise a website package for example for 20,000 Baht with a big discount sign reduced to 10,000 Baht. These web design companies are either trying the old dummy sales tactic, or don’t provide a genuine product that will bring a return of investment.
There is no way a web designer in Thailand if genuine would offer such a huge discount on their services. So don’t be fooled by those designers in Thailand who try to trick you with flash sales because if they don’t value their own service, then the chances are your website will reflect that in the price you paid.
A good way to get a price for your website design in Thailand is to simply tell the design company that you have a fixed budget. Eventually you will find one designer who can accommodate your needs and build your website within your budget.
Be careful – a word of warning
You must be careful when you provide a budget to a web design company in Thailand for your new website. The reason to take caution is very simple to explain. Your budget and the amount you are willing to pay for your website to be built might for example be 75,000 Baht. But the website you actually need to be built might really only cost 25,000 Baht.
The sad thing about this world is money can corrupt the minds of people and there are a lot of dishonest web design companies in Thailand who would happily take your full budget and build the same type of website that another company paid them 25,000 Baht for and say the site cost 75,000 Baht because that is the budget they set aside for their new website.
Thankfully, we do not think or act like those designers
PATTAYAMEDIA.com have a different approach. If you come to us with a budget of 75,000 Baht for a website but we know that the type of website you require would only cost 25,000 Baht to build then we will tell you this. We are honest, we are sincere and we want to help your business make money not lose money.
We would also recommend that the money you just saved be better spent on SEO and marketing to bring instant traffic to your website, or set aside for a rainy day. Either way, we will not overcharge or rip you off. We have no hidden charges and all customers are treated equally regardless of their stature, business size, bank balance etc.
Please note: PATTAYAMEDIA.com will never quote you for a website based on these factors, we are just using these examples as an example of how other web design agencies in Thailand might charge you for your website.
There are going to be other factors that will determine and influence the cost for a website design in Thailand. This could be based on a number of reasons such as whether you require additional services tied in with your website such as SEO or internet marketing, whether your need a domain name or web hosting or even the value of your company or what the designer thinks you can pay.
Rest assured that PATTAYAMEDIA.com have the most competitive website design prices in Thailand as advertised on our website. If you have any special design requests not listed on our site then simply contact us today to find out just how much your new website design will cost.
As of today we can confirm that the cost to build an information website by PattayaMedia.com are:
- 1-5 Pages: 15,000 Baht
- 5-20 Pages: 22,500 Baht
For fully functioning e-commerce websites where you can upload unlimited products, then the prices are as follows:
- 1-10 Pages/Products: 22,500 Baht
- 10-20 Pages/Products: 28,000 Baht
Additional requirements and larger websites
If you require a larger website with specific requirements then you can contact staff anytime with your special requests. We can then provide a price quote for you.