Meet Barry, a local restaurant owner. He’d been paying $450 a month for his website for the past 15 years. Barry had been thinking about moving to CharlesWorks, a web development company whose offices he often drove past. For many years he had never taken the leap. We are now about a month into COVID-19. As it began rapidly spreading, as a restaurant owner Barry was rethinking many business decisions. When he finally decided to make the switch, he was pleasantly surprised at how much money he was able to save.
The Old Website
Barry’s old website had been serving him well for many years, just paying that monthly cost of $450. When he first had it made, the shopping company made it really easy. He didn’t have to do anything but start paying the $450 a month. His website was nice website but offered limited customization options. While the website was functional, it was not tailored to Barry’s unique needs.
The New website
Barry reached out to CharlesWorks to discuss his options. After a consultation with Charles and Robin, CharlesWorks was able to build Barry a customized website for a one-time cost of $1,100. The new website was designed specifically for Barry’s restaurant and included features such as online ordering and his menus.
By switching to CharlesWorks, Barry was able to save a significant amount of money. Over the past 15 years, he had spent about $81,000 hosting his old website. In comparison, the one-time cost of $1,100 for the new website was a fraction of what he had been paying. Additionally, the hosting cost for the new website was only $19.99 per month, compared to the $450 per month he had been paying previously. Over that time, Barry spent about $77,400 more than he would have with CharlesWorks.
Moving to CharlesWorks allowed Barry to save over $5,000 per year on his website. This was a significant cost saving that he would now be able to reinvest into other areas of his business. The move to CharlesWorks not only saved him money, but it also provided him with a website that was tailored to his needs as a restaurant owner.
Return on Investment
The return on investment for Barry’s new website was substantial. The one-time cost of $1,100 was recouped within the first few months of use, and the fixed ongoing hosting cost of $19.99 per month was a very manageable expense for his business. Additionally, the new website was able to generate more business for his restaurant, resulting in increased revenue.
The Bottom Line
Moving to CharlesWorks allowed Barry to save a significant amount of money while also providing him with a website that was tailored to his unique needs as a restaurant owner. By making the switch, he was able to save over $5,000 per year and reinvest that money into other areas of his business. The return on investment for the new website was substantial, making it a smart business decision for Barry. Overall, CharlesWorks proved to be an excellent cost-saving solution for Barry and his restaurant.