Has anyone seen the prices Yell.com are charging there customers for a basic html page with no layout or design ? well its a minimum of £400 a year ! I know this company has to make a profit but charging these prices is ridiculous.
Here is an example :
I spoke to someone who pays the bill for this website and they are being charged around £600-£800 per year for this website ! as you can imagine it makes us developers really angry when we can knock up a professional design for half this price and produce a website with some function and graphics.
I really think yell.com is struggling to keep its head above the water as more and more people use Google to find businesses I really doubt many people read the Yellow Pages these days so the only way they can make good profits is by charging extortionate rates for a website that was built in 5 minutes...
Also they are charging £45.00 Plus VAT for a domain name that we all know cost's us £6.00 to purchase.
Shame on you yell.com ...
For £400, that website is pretty damn good. It really is. It's fairly decent to look at, the frontend code looks solid, and it conveys all the necessary information effectively.
It is by no means cutting edge. It has rough edges. It could be a LOT better.
But for £400 there is really little to complain about. I am staggered that on the basis of that example, you think that price was unreasonable.
If you are only willing to pay £400, you will get £400 worth of website. Which is what that website is.
If you are willing to knock up an identical website for half the price, £200/300, personally I believe it is you who has the wrong business model - not Yell.
I am not commenting on their business practise, which may well be questionable, I am simply remarking that for £400 that website you posted punches fairly above its weight.