How much does it cost to build a website in Jamaica

How much does it cost to build a website – Jamaica?

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Designing a website can be an expensive process, but there are many factors that determine the cost. It depends on the complexity of the website, the number of pages required, and the type of features you want to include. Additionally, other factors like hosting costs and maintenance fees will also affect how much it costs to design a website.

By understanding the different costs associated with building a website, you can make an informed decision about what is right for your business. The costs of building a website can vary greatly depending on the features and design that you want. However, some common costs include domain registration, hosting, design and development services, content creation, maintenance fees, and more.

This post will look at how much it costs to build a website in Jamaica. Some of the common factors that affect the cost. And how you can choose the right website to match your brand as well as your budget?

Before we begin how much do you think a website cost?
  1. $FREE
  2. $15000
  3. $85000
  4. $over $100000

Note: all prices are in JMD

Guess what it was a trick question. All the answers are somewhat correct. For some they may be able to build a website for free, while others may spend anywhere from $15000 to over $100000 JMD. It all depends on you and the type of business or brand that you want to get the website for. Let’s look at the free option first.

Can you build a website for free?

Yes. It is possible to build your website for free with websites like google or Wix. However, it does require you to put some time and effort into getting it up and running. If you are just starting out in business, or you are still in the, do it all by yourself phase of business then this option may be for you. Some of these builders, google in particular, is really easy to set up once you have a google my business listing.

All you have to do is select the template and edit in your brand info add a few pictures and there you now have a website. For other free website builders, its similar. Pick your domain, choose a theme, edit some elements, add some pictures and your website is live to the world.

Can you build a website for free?

All you have to do is select the template and edit in your brand info add a few pictures and there you now have a website. For other free website builders, its similar. Pick your domain, choose a theme, edit some elements, add some pictures and your website is live to the world.

But as with anything free in life there are some downsides. Think about it the owners must be compensated in some way, right? On some of these builders the functionality may be little to none. Meaning the only thing the website can do is display information. It can’t collect leads, book appointments, or integrate with online payments. If that wasn’t enough your website may be forced to display ads, and the domain name may have another company’s name in it.


If you are fine with the compromise and have more time on your hand than money to invest in a website, then try out the free options. But for those who need more out of a website, has a legitimate business and looking to grow online let’s look at the options for you.

Build a website yourself and cover the set-up costs

How much does it cost to build a website?

Another option for those with little cash and lots of time and dedication is to invest a lot of time and a little money into creating a website. If you are willing to spend the time necessary to learn how to build a website you can use websites like WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, Spotify and more to build your website.

Of course, you would have to cover the set-up costs. Such as;

1. Domain registration

The Domain name of a website is the name you give your website and it’s the name others will search when looking for your website. For example:,, The cost for a regular .com domain name is a round $12 – $18 per year.

2. Website hosting

Website hosting is an essential service for any website owner. It allows you to store your website’s files and data on a remote server, which can be accessed by anyone who visits your website. The cost of hosting a website depends on the type of hosting plan you choose, and the amount of resources you need. Generally, shared hosting plans are the most affordable options. The prices range from as little as $5 USD or just over $700 JMD per month.  To hundreds of dollars depending on the features and resources included in the plan. Dedicated server plans are more expensive but offer more control over your website’s environment. If you are just starting out a shared hosting plan should be enough to get you started.

3. A Content Management System

Once you have your domain and hosting, next you need to choose a content management system. A content management system (CMS) is a software application that helps users manage digital content. It allows users to easily create, edit, store, and publish digital content on websites, blogs, and other online platforms. With a CMS, users can quickly create and update web pages.

There are many different types of CMSs available in the market today ranging from free open-source solutions (WordPress) to enterprise grade systems. Some popular examples include WordPress, Squarespace and Wix. Prices vary depending on the features offered by each CMS but generally range from free to several hundred USD dollars per month for enterprise grade solutions.

Our recommendation:

We recommend that you purchase your domain name from a reputable company, choose an affordable shared hosting plan and start off with WordPress for free. Of course, you will need to invest some time into learning how to design a website.

PS: If you run into any problems and need help feel free to reach out to us. Or if you would rather, we can take care of the designing for you contact us or check out some of our previous designs in our portfolio.

Which leads us to the option of hiring a website designer/developer to design a website for you.

How much does it cost to hire a Professional website designer/developer to build a website

The best option for most is to hire a website designer/developer to create the website for you. Let’s face it as business owners and brand managers you have so much on your plate. 

Whether its sales, marketing, accounting, employing management, hiring and retention, your personal life and more. Do you still have enough time to learn how to build your website, secure it, publish it, maintain it, promote it and much more? 

It’s a lot like if you need a new office or storefront. Would you spend hours researching learning and applying that knowledge to build it yourself? Or would it be better of to let a professional handle all the difficult task on your behalf? But how much does it cost to hire a designer/developer?

How much does a website cost to build?

To answer that shortly, the cost to design a website will depend heavily on what you are looking to achieve with your website. But let’s take a closer look so that you can have a better understanding.

What is the cost to build a simple website in Jamaica

How much does it cost to build a website in Jamaica?

If you own a fairly small service-based business, have a small personal brand or own a small restaurant. Then all you would need is a simple brochure website to display your services, menu, or more information about your brand. In some cases, this may even be as simple as a single page website.

The price in Jamaica to build a simple website will vary depending on who you ask. However here at 658 Designz the cost to design a simple website is between $15,000 for a single page website up to $35,000 for a simple 3-page website with a home, about and services page.

If you would like us to design a simple brochure website for your business contact us and let us know by filling out this simple form. Or schedule a quick 15-minute call to see if we are the right fit.

How much does it cost to build a business website?

If your business is more established and would need more than just a simple website. But at the same time, you are not ready to build a huge website, with lots of features or functionality as yet. Then the business website would be for you. 

The business website is usually for businesses that have been around for a few years and offers quite a few services. With this website you would typically have 5-6 pages with pages such as; Home, About, contact and dedicated service pages.

How much does it cost to build a business website in Jamaica

The cost for this type of website will vary depending on each website designer or web design agency. However, at 658 Designz the cost for a business website is usually around $40,000 to $80,000. But you may be thinking what would cause the variation in price? Some factors would be:

  • The number of pages needed.
  • The functionality required (e.g., booking form, chat feature, translation, advertisement, map integration etc.)
  • UI experience – This could involve interactive designs and animations to attract and keep visitors engaged.
  • Audience expectation- if you have an established business with quite a large following then you would need a hosting plan that can easily accommodate the monthly traffic to your website.

Would you like to know if the business website would be the right type of website for your business? Contact us. We will schedule a call at a mutual convenient time so we can learn more about your business and find out if this would be the right fit. It’s a simple 15 – 20 minutes call to get to understand each other some more.

What is the cost to build an Ecommerce website in Jamaica?

How much does it cost to build a ecommerce website in Jamaica

So far, we have looked at simple websites and business websites. But what about those that sell products or wish to sell products on their website. Good news most agencies should have a ecommerce plan to cover your needs.

An ecommerce website is a site that allows you to list products for sale and collect payments online. This is a very powerful tool for business owners because if set up correctly your website could level up your business by:

  • Accepting sales for you 24/7 even while you sleep your website could be collecting and processing sales for you



  • Expanding your reach – if you sell and ship products online now your stores can cut geo barriers and reach more people.
  • Automating your sales process – an ecommerce store can help track your inventory, sales, returns, and in some cases purchases.
  • Accept online payments (whether by credit card, bank transfer, PayPal, Lynk etc.)

Now that you know some of the things an ecommerce website can do I’m sure you would like to know how much it would cost. Good news the price of an ecommerce store could start as low as $40,000 JMD or $260 USD upwards. The amount of products you have to list, the payment method and the design of your online store will affect the overall price. For  example a small 10 product ecommerce store with us may be around $45,000 JMD with a larger 100 product store with drop shipping capabilities could cost closer to $100,000 JMD.

I know the prices could sound a bit high but look at it from an investment point of view. You could recover your investment in under a year if your sales margin is high and you know how to promote your website to drive sales. Even if you spend a couple of years building your brand and increasing sales your website is there still making profit for you years after your initial investment.

Do you sell products? Could your business benefit from an ecommerce online store? Contact us to get started. Potential customers are waiting to find your business.

How much does it cost to build a custom website

Still haven’t seen your type of business? Or perhaps your business is a hybrid between business and ecommerce. Well, there is still a website for you.

All you have to do is schedule a call with us so that we can understand your business and recommend the best type of website. In some cases, your brand may require a fully custom website that need its own quotation.

The best thing is we involve you in the process or keep you informed. That way you can get the website that matches your goals/dreams.


Thank you for sticking to the end of this post we really appreciate you taking the time to research before purchasing a website. This shows that you care about your business and take your investments serious. Now you know it’s possible to build a website yourself free, Pay a little and build the website yourself, or you could hire a professional to handle the design and development of your website.

The amount it costs to build a website is up to you, your budget and the type of business you have. If this article helped you, please share it with a friend or on social media that way more businesses can benefit.