FAQ

Marte Website Design and Development Summerville Charleston SC

Each project is unique, therefore is hard to give out pricing without having a consultation meeting or video/phone call. But ballpark figures are as follows:

  • Landing pages start at $750
  • Full websites start at $1350
  • Shopify eCommerce set-up starts at $1500
  • Custom eCommerce websites start at $3500

Veteran owned businesses will receive a special discount. Please inquire for more details when scheduling a consultation.

To get an accurate price and timeline for your project, please schedule a consultation.

Yes, we deliver all of our non-Real Estate websites with the Yoast SEO plugin installed (number 1 SEO plugin for WordPress), and with all basic keywords, descriptions and meta data already entered.

Our Real Estate Dynamic IDX websites are also delivered SEO/SEM ready, and each page has a tab to add SEO meta data.

We also add your business on Google Maps to ensure your company pops up on local map searches.

No. Organic positioning takes time and a marketing plan. We deliver our websites SEO ready, which means when Google and other search engines search through the web, your website will be indexed in the correct business category and geographical location. This is step number 1, of many, to be able to rank number 1 on Google organically.

We can guide you in the right direction so you can choose the best suited SEO/Marketing plan for your new website.

It will depend on the type of project, but usually within 1-2 weeks you will have the first draft ready. For shopping cart websites (eCommerce) it will be within 4-6 weeks for the first draft to be ready.

A landing page or one-page site is better suited for product/service specific marketing campaigns, or for new businesses that don’t have a lot of information or samples of their work to show for just yet, and may be on a startup budget.

A full-fledged website is better suited for well established companies, or artists that have a full/heavy portfolio to display on their websites.

Both our landing pages and full-fledged websites come with one year’s worth of:

  • Domain name
  • Hosting
  • SSL certificate
  • Daily backups

Yes, we offer graphic design for business and marketing/printing material: clean design logos, business cards, post cards, brochures, stationery, etc.. However, if you are interested in complex artistic work, we can refer you to one of our trusted graphic design partners.

We can send you samples of our graphic design work upon request.

For our Real Estate websites, we use the Dynamic IDX platform. This is a custom made platform, designed 100% around the MLS database.

For our non-Real Estate websites, we use WordPress. This platform is flexible, easy to customize, and you can always backup your database and design files and take them with you to any hosting company if needed, therefore you never lose your website’s content.

We also work with other platforms upon request.

Yes. We can grant full or limited access to any company member, depending on the role and computer skills possessed.

Yes, we have monthly maintenance plans (webmaster services) starting at $50 per month.

We can also train you how to do easy/regular changes to your website like address update, adding new team members, blog posts etc. And can assist you with the “techy stuff” when needed at an hourly rate.

No, they are not.

Hosting is the fee associated with the physical server space and bandwidth needed in order to have your website live and running fast 24/7/365. Hosting fees can be paid month to month, or yearly for peace of mind and possible discounts depending on your hosting plan. Our basic hosting fees start at $10.99 per month.

Maintenance fees cover web content, graphic design and database updates needed to be performed by the web designer/developer if the website owner is not tech-savvy enough, or simply does not have the time to do so. These fees can be paid as needed by hourly rate, month to month, or quarterly/biannual/yearly to receive discounts.

For local clients (Summerville & Charleston area) and clients within the United States, we accept payments in the form of cash, checks, credit/debit cards, PayPal, Venmo and  ACH transfers (bank to bank/wire).

For out of the country clients, we accept all of the above mentioned payment forms, besides cash or checks.

More than likely. Unless you understand web design, graphic design and web programming concepts, you will need experienced help to make your WordPress website look professional and unique, and to make sure all functional parts (forms, calendars, payment gateways, etc.) work properly so you don’t lose potential clients and sales.

Our website packages start at $750 and you are fully covered for the first year with hosting, daily backups and SSL certificate.

The main reason we do not recommend using these types of platforms is because the content you upload into their system DOES NOT belong to you. Once you cancel your website with them, you will be left with zero or minimal content you can reuse, and will have to start from scratch if you need to build a website again. This is terrible for marketing purposes. And companies should always own their website content.

Also, their platforms are not that intuitive to use. They claim to be a simple “drag and drop” interface, but you still need to know at least graphic design and web design basics to come up with a website that looks good and professional, and that functions properly. Most people do not achieve this on their own, and end up frustrated.

Both Squarespace and Wix* start their hosting plans at around $16 per month. Once you choose a theme or template, you cannot modify elements in an easy manner, therefore customizing your site’s layout is nearly impossible unless you modify the design files (CSS), but again, if you are not familiar with web programming, you will have to settle for a premade theme or template that tons of other companies are using as well.

Our monthly hosting plans start at $10.99

*We DO NOT work with Wix websites.

The only time we would recommend a premade and/or “free” website design, is if you need a small shopping cart (eCommerce) website, 20 products or less, and don’t want to deal with the pricier set-up and design fees associated with building this type of website from scratch, and are OK with not owning your store content 100%. We recommend Shopify. But be aware all premade platforms charge you additional transaction fees per purchase, besides the credit card processing fees.

We can help you set these stores up starting at $1,500. However, if you are serious about your online store business, we will always recommend hiring a professional web design/development company to build one for you. Even though the initial investment may seem steep, it will save you money in the long run.

Our custom made eCommerce websites start at $3,500 and you are fully covered for the first year with hosting, daily backups and SSL certificate.