While the "small print" can sometimes be a pain, at Plan B we understand that the detail is there to protect both you as a customer and us a supplier and we commit to set out in very clear terms what the project is going to include and just as importantly not include. All of our project documents play a part in ensuring that not only do we all fully understand what is involved but clearly defines who is responsible for what and when. The following processes assists us all in ensuring that we can move from order to completion smoothly and within the timescales agreed.
Plan B have started a root and branch review of all process related to pricing and client contracting with the aim of updating and amending some details as a consequence of the changing world. We are not expecting major changes but the current situation has flagged up some areas that we need to clarify and formalise and we hope to have this completed by the end of December 2022 and communicated to all clients immediately thereafter. We shall then reissue new and more detailed contract summaries to all clients for signing digitally ahead of their implementation in early January 2023.
All of our website packages are outlined fully and with clarity to ensure there are no future surprises. We are continually developing our content and destination management system and therefore the list is always the minimum you will get as additions and improvements are continuous. We will normally issue a standard price list as an indication of our services and then tailor the requirement following discussion. You can read more about the recurring payments model below.
The pricing model is being revised for early 2023 - please get in touch for detailed information.
The detailed quote will cover all three of our cogs as it relates to your project - Site | Relationship | Conversion - and specify clearly what is and isn't expected from both parties. This detailed quote once accepted will trigger and shape the final Confirmation of Order.
At the time of confirmation we will provide a summary of the agreement with details of costs, inclusions, project timescales and will be accompanied by the initial set up invoice and link to the monthly Direct Debit for the recurring payments. This document is to be read at all times in conjunction with the Contract and Full Terms and Conditions below and forms the contract between Plan B Digital and client on receipt of the digitally signed order.
This document is an integral part of all offers and is deemed as being accepted on the confirmation of order above. It is detailed and covers all potentials disputes and occurrences and is an inbuilt part of our client agreement and applies to all projects however small protecting both supplier and buyer. These T&Cs are also under review to allow for changes through Brexit and operating processes.
On confirmation of order Plan B will raise the amount for the set up fees for the project along with a link to set up the monthly payment by direct debit. Both the set up fees and direct debit mandate must be cleared before the project will commence.
Effective and open project management is the key to a cost effective and timely build programme. During the project all clients will be provided with the following as a minimum;
We will curate a basic document to allow the set up of your business entity in the Content Management System. This will include a curation of your social media pages, website domains, business description and other key data.
We map out and agree the outline site map for launch. Most of our sites include drag and drop navigation and this can be added to and amended. We clearly indicate what control you have over your web structure and navigation at confirmation of order.
Signed agreement on the look and feel of the website. This will include a clear graphic representation of the homepage and main content page layout/s as per the style of website purchased.
On completion of the site we create an Style Sheet document outlining the design styles used for your website detailing everything from font style, to palette colours, paragraph styles and a host of other details tat will help you support your brand development both on and off line.
This detailed document is your certificate of quality assurance and signs off all stages of the project and what has been completed through the build stage. This is our commitment to you that your project detail has been checked at every stage.
Like most businesses Plan B have experienced substantial increases on their costs - everything from hosting, security and of course software development and support. This has had a very real impact on our costs and it is therefore important that we explain to our clients that maintenance charges for changes that are site or client specific ARE chargeable.
For Plan B we offer a hybrid of inhouse and outsourced maintenance and development. It has always been the best way for us as a business. External support costs have increased dramatically over the past year and we cannot help but pass that on. For the vast majority of our clients there will be no difference as our templated sites are fully covered with support and fixes as they are required. We are also continuing with the ongoing development of our software. That has not changed.
However site and client specific changes and amendments have to be paid for and whilst we have always tried to absorb as many of these sometimes small charges that is not something that we can realistically afford to keep doing - we will always try but sometimes there is a direct cost and we have to pass it on. It is important to express that maintenance charges are not a profit centre; they are a passed on cost and absolutely no more.
For most small businesses we'd suggest that a maintenance plan is not required but for larger sites and group sites we would probably suggest it's worthwhile considering a maintenance plan with a fixed monthly cost.
Plan B offer all inclusive annual maintenance contracts to cover your business as required. All other maintenance is chargeable on an hourly rate or on a project by project agreement.
Plan B consists of two limited companies trading separately in the areas of digital marketing and events management and you can find all registered details here
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Certain (hypertext) links, advertisements or suppliers promotion will lead you to Web Sites that are not under the control of Gailes Hotel. When you activate any of these links, you will leave Plan B Web Site by opening a new window and we have no control over and will accept no responsibility or liability in respect of the material on any such other Web Site. By allowing links with third party Web Sites Plan B does not intend to solicit business or offer any security to any person in any country, directly or indirectly.
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