Mobile Optimized Websites for Cannabis companies
Do you really need a mobile optimized website in 2022? Emphatically the answer is…. YES. With mobile search traffic outperforming desktop search results, mobile first indexing has become the norm. This means that a mobile optimized website is more important than ever. Rank trackers now report mobile, desktop and Maps rank reports, if you needed an idea of just how important this is.
The best website builders for Cannabiz
We have all seen the “I just built an awesome website with WIX” commercial, or the start your dream website with Squarespace ad. The reason platforms like this have to spend so much on ads is because while they are very easy to use when it comes to creating a drag and drop website, they lack in SEO optimization options. Shopify and BigCommerce can also be easy to use, but the merchant processing can be restrictive if you want to sell cannabis products.
As a rule of thumb, we build all of our client sites using WordPress on a Genesis platform. The reason we do this is because we build with UX, site speed and SEO optimization in mind. While there are plenty of popular builders for WP out there like, Elementor, WP Bakery, Beaver Builder and Divi, they often require a number of unnecessary plugins, add-ons and bloated code that will slow down your sites load time.
Too many plugins and add-ons weigh down a site. The “weight” of a site directly effects how your site performs. If you are curious about how your site performs, you can enter your URL into a site speed checker like GTMetrix. Using a free tool like this can give you a good idea of how your site performs both on desktop and mobile. If you site loads slow, you will often lose a ton of traffic and conversions. Most people don’t have to patience to wait for a site to load. Websites for cannabis businesses have to load quick and be easy to navigate.
Why you need more than just Leafly Listing
Leafly is a great platform, no question about it. The fact that you can manage a store online as well as let them handle all the pains of merchant processing is a major plus. The drawback is that if you only use a leafly listing, you miss out on having your own website, maps listings and all the organic traffic that your website can generate.
We understand the need for an online store, and using a platform like Leafly is a smart idea… for your online store. If you only want to sell online and have no problem shelling out at least 3,000 a month just for an online store that you don’t own, then Leafly is perfect. If you want to build a brand, attract local and national customers and grow your business beyond your online store, then we highly recommend having us build your website. We can even incorporate your Leafly store into your website.
Why you need more than just a Weedmaps listing
Weedmaps is another great website to list your business, but it should NOT be your only online listing. Often new cannabis dispensary owners want to put together a quick shop and get some quick attention. The fact is, people can literally find your dispensary on Google Maps or Apple Maps and skip about 4 -5 steps. Having a Weedmaps listing is a good idea and they can also host a good store, but using only weedmaps is a bad idea. You don’t own it, you don’t control it and you have to pay to play. Having a website that is optimized for local and national search results is a much smarter play in the long run.
Cannabis Website Pricing
Landing Page Pricing $500-$3000.
Our Average Sale price is $600
Website Redesigns $500-$5000.
Our Average Sale price is $1300
New Website $1500-$20,000.
Our Average Sale price is $4200
Services that influence Prices
- Basic – Standard site with minimal graphic design
- Standard – Template-based graphics with minimal effects
- Deluxe – Custom Graphics, Multiple Website Effects, Video Effects
Pages Content / Applications
- Contact Form
- Booking Application
- Payment Processor
We are able to deliver an accurate pricing invoice within 1 business day based on the information listed above.
Our Design Process
Discovery 1-4 weeks
- Initial Consultation
- Proposal and Contract Signing
- Information Request
Design Process 1-4 weeks
- Graphic Design
- Website Creation
- Final Testing
- Client Walk Though
- 1st Week Monitoring