Squarespace Website Design Package - Contract and Deposit
Squarespace Website Design Package - Contract and Deposit
YOUR BUSINESS WEBSITE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Working one-on-one with experienced Squarespace website and graphic designers. Our business website package includes all in person/online meetings, phone calls and emails (we are located in Asheville NC). As Circle Members, we also save you 20% your first year of Squarespace hosting!
Fully Integrated Ecommerce - Sell Unlimited Products*
Google Keyword Research SEO (Search Engine Optimization) / Metadata tags
Built-in Advanced Website Analytics & Reporting and Google Analytics Integration
$100 Google Ads Credit**
Free SSL Certificate
Social Media Account Integration
Newsletter Signup Box Code Integration
Blog Set Up - One Blog with Text, Tags, Images, & or Video
Free Domain Name with Hosting Plan at Squarespace or Domain Redirection from Current Domain Registrar
Marketing “Call to Actions” and Custom Forms
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliancy for Videos, Text Sizes, SEO and Visual Contrast
Site Speed Testing and Optimization
Custom CSS for .svg Logos to Display for Mobile and Desktop (2 high definition vector logo files created for your site)
This package will have you up and running with everything you need to start your new website.
Please Note: This package includes the Squarespace Business Plan features, but can be upgraded to one of the Online Store Plans at anytime. It does not include the Squarespace annual hosting plan fee. We ask for your credit card and you will be responsible for keeping up with your Squarespace billing after website completion. *Ecommerce stores are designed and built hourly, please contact us for more details. **$100 Google Ad Credit is good for new accounts that spend $25.
Squarespace Circle Membership: As Circle Members, you save 20% off your first year of hosting. We sign you up and design your new site within our membership. We will guide you thru each phase of the design process until we launch the new site!
With our discount, Squarespace Website hosting for the first year is $172.80 (or $14.40 a month) for the business plan. After the first year the hosting costs are $18 a month or $216 yr. You will need to provide us with a credit card to pay for the website hosting to launch your new site. If you already have a website, you will need to cancel the old website hosting unless your site is already on Squarespace.
WEBSITE PACKAGE PRICE - $2,500
The Package includes: All billable hours for the website, style sheets, logo insertion, fav icon, SEO keyword research, creation of title and description tags and formatting for 10 pages with copy and images provided by client. Package includes email and phone consultations, research, preparation and transmission of materials and documentation, as well as any other services performed by Neff Creative reasonably related to fulfilling this website design package.
Client will be invoiced for a non-refundable deposit of $1,250.00 to be paid before the commencement of work related to this contract. Upon completion of outlined work, Client will be billed for the remaining balance of $1,250.00. If project duration meets or exceeds six months from date of initial deposit, the balance will be due at that time.
If during Contractor’s performance of the above services, Client requests additional services outside of the defined scope of work outlined above (also see “Add-On Services” bellow), Client will be notified of the estimated additional project hours and Client will grant approval in writing prior to any additional services performed. Additional work past the scope of this project will be billed hourly at the rate of $85 per hour and Client will be invoiced monthly on the last day of each month.
Once issued, Client has 15 net days to pay invoice. There is a 2% late fee charge per month for delinquent payments.
Finalization of Contract: After your final invoice is paid in full, we will launch your website and transfer ownership to you. Once we finalize the site and pass it over to your company, we simply become a contributor in case you need any future revisions, to be billed at our standard hourly rate. NOTE: During the designing phase, you are invited as a contributor to your site, and will be able to review the site, and help give feedback - even edit the site yourself!
Free Domain Name
A free domain name is also included with your annual website hosting plan. However, Neff Creative will need to acquire the domain name while setting up your Squarespace website hosting, so that it is attached properly to your website. This will require you to give us the credit card and pay for the hosting plan in advance of the website launch.
If you already have a domain name, please let us know where the domain is hosted and what the login and password are. If the DNS settings are located outside of your domain registrar, integration will be done on an hourly basis and billed at our regular hourly rate. If this is the case, you must also provide all relevant information to Neff Creative prior to commencement of the project.
CONTENT YOU WILL PROVIDE
To get started, we ask you to simply upload your content for us to use by inviting you to contribute to your Company folder on our Google Drive Account. The content you will need to provide will include graphics, testimonials, and copy for each web page, your logo files (in vector format), and ideally your formal brand style guide for us to reference. Additionally, we will work with you to gather the social media user names and passwords, Google analytics UA number, company address, hours of operation, and your domain name hosting company, login and password. You will work with us to provide a website navigation list such as Home page, About page, Contact Us, Services page, a Blog etc. up to 10 pages. If possible, we will utilize your current site to gather such information.
You can upload images into your own Google folder we will create for you, or ask about free Unsplash stock images, or have us purchase stock imagery - which will be billed separately to your account.
You will need to deliver all the copy for each web page via email or in a Google Doc within your online folder. Please let us know if you need help writing the copy and we can work together with our copywriter for your site. We will SEO all web page metadata and format them for best appearances and load times. We will format your logo into scaleable vector graphics (.svg) and place a horizontal logo on your mobile site, and a vertical logo on your desktop site. We will test and implement mobile friendly styles and make sure the site works perfectly.
Copyrights and Trademarks. Client will obtain all necessary permissions and authorities in connection with the use of all copy, graphic images, registered company logos, names and trademarks, or any other material it supplies to Neff Creative for the Project. The execution of this Contract between Neff Creative and Client shall be regarded as an unconditional guarantee by Client to Neff Creative that all such permissions and authorities have been obtained and that the inclusion of such material in the Project would not constitute a criminal offense or civil delict. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, Client removes the legal responsibility of Neff Creative and indemnifies it from any claims or legal actions in any manner related to the content of Client’s website and/or the Project.
Indemnification. Client agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold Neff Creative harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney’s fees associated with Neff Creative’s development of Client’s website. This includes Liabilities asserted against Neff Creative, its subcontractors, its agents, its clients, servants, officers, and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold by the Client, its agents, employees or assigns. Client also agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Neff Creative against Liabilities arising out of any injury to person or property caused by any products or services sold or otherwise distributed over Client’s website. This includes infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party, copyright infringement, and delivering any defective product or misinformation which is detrimental to another person, organization, or business.
Laws Affecting Electronic Commerce. From time to time, governments enact laws and levy taxes and tariffs affecting Internet electronic commerce. Client agrees that Client is solely responsible for complying with such laws, taxes, and tariffs, and will hold harmless, protect, and defend Neff Creative and its subcontractors from any claim, suit, penalty, tax, or tariff arising from Client’s exercise of Internet electronic commerce.
Any disputes arising from or under this Agreement shall be litigated or arbitrated in Henderson County, North Carolina, USA. This Agreement shall be governed by and in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina. This Agreement shall not be assigned by either party without the written consent of the parties hereto. In the event of any arbitration or litigation relating to collecting payments owed pursuant to this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorney fees, costs and expenses.
We look forward to working with you on your new website soon! Please remember to fill out this website questionnaire as well. Once we review your answers we will reach out and set up your kickoff meeting!
Copywriting and Blogging: From the landing page to your bio and everything in between, the words you use on your website will attract new clients and allow search engines to rank your site. If you’re not sure how to write your own, our team can develop creative copy that blends search engine optimization with interest and readability to draw readers in and keep them coming back. Beyond the static copy on your website, you can also work with us to develop blogs based on the industry you are in, and with a specific voice to enhance your website with regularly updated content.
Photography: Pictures are worth a thousand words. We have a talented staff photographer, who takes amazing headshots and can arrive on location to take any images for your new website. She has her own photography packages to choose from, but for any website or ecommerce needs, if you send us the products we can arrange custom photoshoots and art direct the photography.
Premium Squarespace Features: Extend your website with integrations that connect with your visitors, create leads, and build your customer database. Add restaurant reservation booking through OpenTable or ordering through ChowNow, showcase your restaurant’s menu with the Menu block, display a client schedule via Acuity, send form data or email address collection to MailChimp, or link to an item on Amazon. Please read all the premium Integrations here.
Ecommerce Plans: Commerce plans and creating an online store is also available to upgrade your site to sell products online.
GDPR Compliancy - General Data Protection Regulation: New European Privacy Laws effect many aspects of data collection. If you choose to become GDPR complaint, this hourly service is complicated, requires legal privacy policies, browser cookie notifications and special newsletter signup forms, mailing lists and data management. This is a tedious process, but it necessary if you would like anyone outside the US to view your website. GDPR also includes numerous other requirements: record keeping, nominating a Data Protection Officer, implementing a management risk process, etc. Depending on your business and the nature of the personal data you process, the implications of the GDPR can be extremely far-reaching. To better understand the requirements and legal ramifications for your organization, we recommend you consult a legal advisor specializing in personal data regulations. Companies that are found to be in violation of the GDPR may be fined anywhere from 2-4% of annual revenue, or up to 20 million dollars, whichever is the larger amount. Neff Creative are not legal advisors and are not responsible for overall legal GDPR compliancy, but will make your site and newsletters compliant to the best of our abilities.
Please note: California has passed AB 375, new privacy laws that go into effect in 2020. We highly suggest all new sites and newsletters to be GDPR compliant as the United States is following Europe in their data protection. Neff Creative highly suggests starting out your new site by making it compliant to these new laws.
Integration of Software from Squarespace’s Partners: Squarespace’s official integrations extend your site’s power across the web. Since all integrations are built into the platform, you don’t have to navigate a separate integrations or app marketplace to set up these features. Neff Creative can help advise and guide you thru any of their partnership software to install into your Squarespace website design. We also recommend using Drift, an online chat software which is also free to use. Your Squarespace subscription includes most integrations which we can add into the site at anytime. However, some services like G Suite by Google, Xero, ShipStation, or certain MailChimp plans, are paid subscriptions.
Squarespace Website Training: Personalized training sessions - Learn how to review analytics, post a blog or edit pages yourself. We can train in person in the Asheville area, or via screen share for you to be educated in anything you wish to learn.
Graphic Design: We can design custom logos, info graphics, icons, brochures, billboards, press kits and print advertisements. We have contacts with many local magazines if you are interested in running advertisements. We specialize in graphic design and can help create your downloadable marketing materials or a media kit.
Facebook and Instagram Ads: We can design and manage Facebook advertisements that also run across to Instagram. We highly recommend geo-targeted ads utilizing video (under 60 seconds so they can also be run on Instagram) as they produce the best results. All analytics are provided to the client to show click thru rates and traffic generated. Recommended to be part of an overall marketing campaign (newsletter, PR, blog post, print advertisements).
Note: Using Google Ads falls outside of the scope of Neff Creative’s services. While we can help with signing up, we’re unable to help with setup, support, managing ads, measuring performance, or billing. We also do not offer GSuite email support, but are happy to set up help set up new accounts at an hourly rate. We do not offer migration support if you want to move your email to Gsuite.