Month-to-month Custom Themes
hi friends! we're working on a new offering for 2018.
If you're reading this, you're one of a handful of potential clients that we think might be interested in or well-suited for this alternative to a traditional full custom theme design and build.
You're probably already familiar with a typical web design process. (Here's our Project Roadmap for reference!) Most of our sites cost between $10,000 - $25,000. After launch, you as the business owner own all of the design files, and the only ongoing costs are Shopify and other third-party fees.
This new month-to-month offering removes the $10,000 - $25,000 up-front investment and lets you pay only as long as you need and are using your custom site. We'd follow the same roadmap as any standard full-ownership project, creating a beautiful custom site unique to your brand, with all the bells and whistles of our full package. There is a setup cost that varies depending on scope, but it's just a fraction of what a traditional full-ownership site would cost: $1,500 - $2,500. Upon launch, the payments start at $250/month, for as long as you’re using the design. (Advanced features that require custom app development and hosting may change this monthly cost.)
Here's the beauty of it: there is no contract minimum. If you outgrow it, you can just walk away!
In this model, you would (of course) retain ownership of your own branding assets and content, but you would not own the custom site design PSD files or code.
Since there is no commitment to a minimum number of payments, you may wonder what's in it for us? We want to diversify our offerings while staying in our zone of excellence: custom themes. And, we do like the idea of clients (you!) being able to use a theme as long as it’s really useful to you and working for your brand. We get so many inquiries each year for gorgeous brands that we would love to work with, that are, for whatever reason
This is not an option that's available to brand new businesses.
Who it's great for:
- brick and mortar stores who think about their online store as an extension of their physical space (in terms of cost/overhead).
- established, savvier small companies who already know what running an online store entails.