Pay a monthly or annual subscription for the creation of your website
By opting for this solution, you will have to pay the subscription of your site every month / year.
Paying a subscription for the creation of your website allows your provider to regularly ensure that your site is “evolving” (i.e. adapted to new standards, technical and technological developments) without you having to pay for updates each time.
1/ The advantages of paying a monthly (or annual) subscription for your website (SaaS)
With a subscription formula, maintenance is included!
Paying a subscription for the creation of your website allows your service provider to regularly ensure that your site is “evolving”, i.e. adapted to technical and technological developments, and to new web standards (examples: switching to https, adaptation for voice searches, …), without you having to pay each time for all updates.
Indeed, it should be noted that Google evolves its rules according to the uses and behaviors of Internet users. A site that you pay monthly or annually allows you not to worry about this criterion.
Technical and corrective maintenance
You don’t have the technical knowledge in website management? Thanks to the subscription formula, you won’t have to worry at all about the maintenance needs of your site.
In case of a bug, the SaaS software provider commits to solve everything without charging you anything extra. In addition, the security of your site is guaranteed by the supplier.
Customer service included
Customer service is included in the subscription, but be careful, depending on the Saas providers, the customer service is of more or less good quality.
To know this, check the customer reviews submitted by Internet users on these providers.
For some, it is only an email address, sometimes a surcharged number or not very flexible hours. On the other hand, other providers (especially klixi) offer quality assistance.
Design customization may be limited but the efficiency and high performance of your site is factual.
For example, at Blazr, which works with the SaaS model, we make sure that your site is redesigned whenever necessary.
Example: Modification of the design to stick to the new trends (Here, adding new styles of blocks)
Improved cash flow and revenue projection
The website subscription model allows a better distribution of cash flow and more accurate statistics on your payments. Indeed, by paying monthly for your website subscription, your costs are spread out.
For information, the saas can go from 5€/month the site to a few hundred euros: it all depends on the level of support and services included.
2/ The disadvantages of paying a subscription for your website (SaaS)
The SaaS model is the subject of reticence on a few points:
Ownership of the site :
With the subscription model, by definition, you “rent” a service.
Consequently, if you change service providers, you will no longer have access to the site’s source code.
But in any case, it is the fact of being the owner of your domain name and the content of your site (text, image…) that is important. The code itself is of little value. Indeed, it is often less expensive and tedious to restart the site at 0 than it is to start again from the site itself.
The data is entrusted to the supplier:
Your data is stored with the supplier. More clearly, your site is stored with the host of your provider who owns the Saas platform and naturally, you have some questions about the confidentiality of your data.
Please note that at Blazr, all our sites are RGPD compliant (general regulation on the protection of personal data).
Limitations in terms of integration :
Integrations in terms of adaptations, configurations, additional installations can be considered as limited in the sense that you can only integrate what the editor of your platform allows.
However, with the right provider, you don’t have to worry about this, because a good provider normally has all the tools and technologies you need for your site, and performs a permanent monitoring, and regular updates, to always be at the forefront of the web.
Check out the list of our Klixi tools to find out everything that can be integrated into your site. At blazr, we are constantly developing our tools and our platform for a site adapted to the new requirements of our clients and Google.
Pay once the creation of the website
The one-shot sale, which can be translated as first visit sale or short cycle sale, is an aging model of agencies that charge everything at once and will charge you every time there is a change to your site.
1/ The advantages of having a “One-shot” website
With the following advantages, one-shot selling can be considered relevant for website creation:
A “tailor-made” website:
This is often the main argument of the salesman who approaches you for a “one-shot” site: the possibility for you to have a completely customized site.
Be careful however because the tailor-made requires a thorough study of your business and various “back and forth” to stick perfectly to what you are looking for. This can take a lot of time and slow down the project of creation of your site.
The code belongs to you:
Unlike a SaaS site with a subscription, you own the code in One shot. However, as already mentioned above, today, owning the code is not so much an added value. Indeed, when you change site or provider, your new provider will be forced to get their hands on the old code, which makes things even more difficult. The provider will then lose a lot of time and it will cost you a lot more than starting from scratch. It is also important to know that very few providers agree to “put their nose” back into a code that they have not developed themselves.
2/ Disadvantages of the “One-shot” model
Let’s now move on to the disadvantages!
Maintenance is often optional
Some service providers who create “one-shot” contract sites do not provide optimal customer service, or else they offer after-sales service as a paid option. The customer can no longer rely on the agency in case of bugs or other technical problems.
Very often, in the quotes offered by classic web agencies, customer service is counted in hours. For example: 2 hours/year and the rest can be charged according to the time spent by the developer to solve the problem, or according to the offer.
This is also the cause of various disputes. Very often, the client ends up complaining against the web agency because the latter minimizes its contractual obligations, while the client has paid a huge amount for his site.
A non-evolving site – No follow-up
With a “one-shot” site, the customer ends up with a “one-stop shop” site.