CloudSavvy Consulting is a small startup company in Ottawa, Canada. We are a reseller of cloud-based solutions and technologies to the small and medium businesses. We provide our clients with free consulting services (we get paid by the Service Provider) to help them assess, design and implement cloud-based IT solutions and technologies.
The following is a list of requirements we have for our website. Since we are a start-up we are very conscious about costs and we prefer to start with a small and simple website and grow it as our business grows. We are looking for a developer/provider who will design our website and who will be there in the future to help us promote it and grow it. Although we have these requirements we are open for any suggestions to either delete, add or change any of them. We hope to have a website in the next 2-3 weeks after we make the decision to go ahead.
The purpose of this website is to: - Have a web presence for CloudSavvy Consulting so it looks professional to its clients: - Provide the clients with information about how CloudSavvy Consulting can add value to their business; - Provide clients with educational information about Cloud-based solutions; - Generate good leads; - Have an interactive platform to communicate with our clients in real time via phone, text, email or video call/web conference; - Have a way for our clients to book an appointment online to talk to us.
Provide us with an easy way to add/delete contents and reorganize the information on the website (this means we want a very alive and always changing website if possible).
Have a click to talk/chat/email/video call button to contact us. This button should be highlighted at every page of the website so clients can easily see it. We prefer that the button does not pop up (some people find this annoying) instead it is at a corner of the screen always visible.
Have the following main titles/pages: Home; Services; Vendors/Service Providers; Testimonials; About Us; Contact. We expect to have a small website with few pages to start.
Allow a space to add white papers/articles/other links on any page.
Have a way for clients to leave me a message or a suggestion/feedback or any other note;
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We like the Wordpress “Ascension” theme with larger fonts but we are open for other suggestions.
Provide us with few good reliable options for hosting the website.
Allow to easily grow our website as our business grows or changes in the future (start with a basic small modular website and allow us to add features such as Videos and other functionality in the future).
Provide us with samples of websites that you developed in the past that are similar to our website requirements.
Provide us with some references of previous clients.
Provide us with suggestions of pre-made themes to choose from.
Allow us to add photos, videos, and other media.
Provide a contact form for clients to leave their contacts for future follow-ups or to download information from our website.
Make text easy to read. Use basic typefaces that are best for readability throughout all pages.
Include some professional photography to make the website look very professional.
Must be compatible with mobile phones and tablets.
Provide a way to make this website easily found on search engines (suggest SEO and other ways to promote this website on the web).
Integrate a logo (I already have a logo picked out but I am open for other suggestions).
What is the total cost of developing the website? Please provide the breakdowns of the cost (i.e. how many hours, cost per hour, ….).
What is the total cost for hosting the website?
Any other costs (SEO, promotion, …)?
Can you create video animation that we might need in the future? and what is the cost?
Have the ability to do web conferencing in the future. What is the cost?
What kind of maintenance/upkeep will this website need?
What is your availability if we need revisions or changes in the future? And what are the costs?
How long will it take you to develop this website after you are given the approval/go ahead?
Provide us with a business email service (one user to start with). What is the cost?
We have two domain names registered already: [url removed, login to view]; and savvy.cloud. which one do you recommend? do you recommend others? and Why?
Provide a calendar for clients to book an appointment online for a telephone/video conversation/meeting.