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How Much Does A Coffee Shop Website Cost

A coffee shop website should be all about driving customers through the from door and sales at the register. Since most coffee shops fall into the category of small business, the site should also reduce overhead by leveraging existing content created by day to day shop operations.  The applications making up such a site would be: banners, a contact page, events page, FAQs, photo gallery, home page, beverage menu, music playlists, newsletters, barista profiles, press mentions, a shop, and customer testimonials.  The following data has been sourced from our website builder cost calculator.

Custom Built Coffee Shop Website CostsCustom Built Coffee Shop Website CostsTo build a coffee shop website from scratch would take roughly 472 hours of development, design,integration, and content creation.  With a slightly different hourly rates for each discipline involved, the total price is roughly $42,200.  Extensive expertise in all four website building skills is required.  Thats why no one builds coffee shop websites from scratch.

WordPress Built Coffee Shop Website CostsCost To Build Coffee Shop Website In WordPressA WordPress built coffee shop website, with all 14 features, would require about 221 hours of labor at a combined price point of $14,040.  Thats a 3x reduction, which explains why WordPress has been so popular among agencies and consultants. All four website building skills are required at some level.

Drag And Drop Built Coffee Shop Website CostsCost To Build Coffee Shop Website using Drag And DropUsing newer drag and drop website builders, a person can complete a coffee shop website in about 108 hours, or pay someone with design skills to do it for $7,726.  At twice as cost effective as a WordPress and no development skills required, drag and drop has become very popular with boutique design firms.

AwareLabs Built Coffee Shop Website CostsCost To Build Coffee Shop Website using AwareLabsBuilding a coffee shop website with AwareLabs removes development, design, and most integration, leaving only content.  This approach reduces the hours to 27 and a price of $1,324.  Not only is this 6x more cost effective than the drag and drop building approach, its well within the price point for most coffee shop owners.

Overall ComparisonCoffee Shop Website Cost ComparisonComparing all four website building approaches illustrates a clear industry trend for lowering costs.  Every new approach to building websites eliminates or mitigates one more discipline than the prior.  WordPress reduced development and design skill dependencies.  Drag and drop removed required development skills altogether.  AwareLabs removed the requirement for both development and design skills.  With all the advances, today the key to building a great coffee shop website is the ability to create content in the form of photography, marketing, and copywriting.

Written By: Paul Kenjora

Paul Kenjora is the Product Manager and founder at AwareLabs, a company that provides the next generation website builder for small businesses. He has 10+ years product development experience, has launched sites netting millions of visits a day, and has consulted for fortune 500 companies.