$2500
starting price

Squarespace is our recommended website solution for smaller wineries.  Websites built on Squarespace feature modern, minimalistic design with an emphasis on imagery over text. Ongoing website editing, ecommerce updates, analytics and overall management are a breeze thanks to this user-friendly content management system.

What You Receive

Custom winery website (6 Pages)
Fully responsive design (displays on all screens)
Optimized for search engines (SEO)
Mailing List integration
Photo & Video Galleries
Google Analytics Integration
Social Network Integration
Custom Typography
Custom Forms
Quality assurance / testing
Domain Setup / Migration
Pre-launch Training
One month post-launch support

What You Provide

You will be an active participant in the design process by providing logos, photography, bottle shots, videos, etc.. Original text content will also be required, although we are able to assist in the copyediting process. Access to your existing domain, server and analytics programs will be requested. We will provide a checklist at the beginning of the process so you know what to provide.

Optional Add-ons

Additional Pages over 6 ($100 each)
Basic Online Store Setup($500)
-Setup of Squarespace e-commerce system or Shopify Buy Buttons
-Includes up to 10 products built into store
-Includes shipping/taxation setup
-2.9% + 30 cents per successful charge to payment processor
-Additional transaction fee to Squarespace of 0%, 2% or 3% depending on your plan.
-Ideal for wineries needing a simple, low-cost online store
Note: Wineries needing wine club management, POS, managed compliance, Quickbooks integration, etc., should consider Orderport, Vinespring or VinoShipper. These can all be integrated with Squarespace at varying costs ($1500-2000 avg.), paid to the third party e-commerce provider. We are happy to help you select the best option for your winery.
VinoShipper Integration($250)
-Have an account with VinoShipper? We will integrate their online store and wine club signup forms into your new Squarespace site. VinoShipper is an excellent compliance / online store option for wineries who quickly need shipping permits for states nationwide.
Digital Marketing Retainer ($500 + $50/hr)
A powerful monthly package of services to manage your digital marketing. Begins with an audit of your current marketing strengths/weaknesses and a roadmap for the next 12 months ($500). Services are then provided hourly at the discounted rate of $50/hr. Services may include email newsletter creation, website content updates, SEO, online advertising, social media campaigns, on-site photography, aerial photography, website analytics, strategy meetings, etc. More Details
Bottle Shots ($50/bottle)
High-quality images of your wine bottle increases online store sales by 200%. We offer beautiful, clean bottle shots on a perfectly white background. More Details
Custom Video & Photography Package ($1500)
We’ll shoot a documentary-style HD video (including aerial) and 25 high-res photographs that we’ll feature on your new website. Available in Oregon and Washington.

Timeline

Assuming prompt communication and decision-making on your behalf, we will have your Squarespace site ready to launch an average 3 weeks from receipt of the signed contract, initial payment (1/3 of quoted total) and receipt of content. Smaller sites will be ready sooner and larger sites (especially with Ecommerce) will be on the later end of the spectrum. We will be in close communication throughout the process so you know where your project stands.

Hosting

Ongoing hosting fees are paid directly to Squarespace and are not factored into the $2500 development price.  Squarespace offers 3 hosting packages and we will advise you which is best for your winery based on your needs.  We will manage your account setup and provide pre-launch training to get you familiar with your website administrator abilities.
Basic Plan: $8/month. Up to 20 pages, 500 GB bandwidth, 2 GB storage. Ideal for wineries with no e-commerce needs.
Professional Plan: $18/month. Unlimited pages, unlimited storage. Fully integrated e-commerce up to 20 products. Transaction fees of 2% to Squarespace + 2.9% to credit card processor.
Business Plan: $26/month. Unlimited pages, unlimited storage. Fully integrated e-commerce unlimited products. No transaction fees to Squarespace, just 2.9% to credit card processor.

Tech Support

Squarespace provides 24/7 support through their hosting services. These sites are very reliable and not prone to outages or security threats. You may purchase additional tech support from Vinbound which includes advanced analytics with monthly reports, uptime monitoring, site maintenance and 1 hr tech support & training per month. This tech support is also included as part of our Digital Marketing Retainer.
Squarespace for wineries wine

The above examples demonstrate a small range of styles available for a website built on Squarespace

Reasons to Choose Squarespace:
Quick to develop and launch
Intuitive site backend for ongoing editing
Sophisticated, minimal design
Solid tech support included in hosting
Very secure & stable

Reasons to Consider WordPress (Alternative Platform):
More customizable
Better infrastructure for bigger websites
Tend to rank higher in Google search results
Hosting by company of your choice
Recommended for larger wineries

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