7 reasons NOT to choose cheap web design in Hull

  • By Mark Fewings

First impressions count.

In our experience, your website is often the first impression a potential customer gets about your business.

It needs to showcase your skills, products or services.

Which is why it’s important to choose the right web design agency to communicate your message and USPs.

If you’re a business owner who tends to put price before performance, we think it is time to reconsider your priorities - because when it comes to the web, we don’t believe cheaper is better. 

7 reasons why a cheap website could eventually prove costly

Dreadful design

Great websites communicate your brand values beautifully – created with purpose by a professional graphic designer. Bad websites look like they’ve been designed by a five-year-old (on an etch-a-sketch).

If you’ve Google-d “cheap web design Hull” in search of a creative genius who’s going to give you an incredible professional image, be warned: it probably won’t happen!

To be fully involved in the briefing, planning and visual process, you’re going to need to spend considerably more than £300 to £1,000

Tacky templates

More often than not, cheap Hull web designers use templated packages to turnaround projects quickly and simply. Unfortunately, this can sometimes mean your website ends up looking like a carbon copy of your main rivals!

At Arrival, we don’t do tacky templates. Every website we create is 100 per cent bespoke and designed with a specific purpose in mind.

Clumsy content

Simple spelling errors, bad grammar and shocking sentence structure. We’ve seen it all. Unfortunately, that’s what you tend to get if you choose to use cheap web design in Hull. We don’t think your business should be burdened by any of this, which is why all our content creators are professionally-trained journalists. Words that make you stop and think.

Poor conversion rates

If you pay for a cheap website, but it doesn’t improve your enquiry levels or drive conversions, what’s the point? You’d be better off paying a bit more for an online platform that generates new leads and delivers a better ROI.

Super slow servers

Your website should be hosted somewhere secure and reliable (preferably in the UK) so you can grow your audience and not worry about any downtime. If it’s not (and it’s somewhere off-shore), don’t expect fast and flawless loading.

Shocking support

When your cheap website gets hacked or completely crashes, who’s going to help you fix it? Yes, there are plenty of web designers who can “bash out a website” but do they know what they’re doing when things go wrong? In our experience, there are plenty who don’t have a clue.

At Arrival, all our websites come with an annual service package and we’re always at the end of a phone to resolve any issues. Peace of mind for just a few extra pounds.

SEO woe

If you know a bit about websites, you’ll probably have heard of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). Basically, it’s the process of making your site more likely to appear on Google. As you’d expect, the ‘optimisation’ process takes time and effort (which costs money). We don’t think it’s worth ignoring this important step simply so you can save a few quid. Sadly, there are plenty of cheap Hull web design companies who do. Try to avoid them at all costs!

Want a website to stand out from the crowd?

At Arrival, our team boasts more than 30 years' experience designing and building bespoke websites. Start your project, email info@arrivaldesign.co.uk or call 01482 216006 for an informal discussion.