Statistics on internet usage show that over 60% of the world’s population has access to the internet. That tells you that things have changed, and the wave’s shifted. Most people are looking for services and products on the internet.
The rate at which eCommerce businesses are growing is also evidence that the internet is becoming a primary survival medium.
In essence, any business that is not gone online is bound to be locked out very soon. Why can’t you take advantage of the available services and get a business website up and running?
Getting a website for your business is inevitable, and in fact, the discussion should be; what are the tips on getting the right web developer?
Experience is not taught in school; it is gained through hard work, resilience, and patience.
Before you hire that web design company, you need to find out the number of years they’ve been active in business. The company may have been registered a long time ago, but they are new in their operations. Find out from their portfolio the type of customers they’ve been working for and their feedback. Do they have a success story?
Design team’s marketing experience
You’re not just looking for a website; you want a platform that will generate leads. Thus, the design team must have the right marketing experience to ensure your site is attractive and can perform. Ever seen a Ferrari without an engine? That’s a web design team without marketing experience.
How experienced are they in using CMS?
If a web Design Company doesn’t encourage a content management system, it should tell you they are stuck in the Stone Age. Without a CMS, then you’re significantly disadvantaged in the marketplace. A reputable web design agency knows the best content management systems like Magento, Drupal, WordPress, etc. If you’re dealing with a designer who recommends HTML, then you’re in for a disappointment.
Responsive web design
You’re not just designing a website that will be accessed using desktops and tablets, nope. Most internet users are using their mobile phones and other gadgets to access things online. Thus, your website must be mobile responsive. Google gives preference when ranking to responsive sites, and that’s on record. If the company is not well versed with a responsive design and prefers a separate mobile website, you know what to do- politely, turn down the offer.
Different design agencies charge differently for their design services. All you need to know is how they charge; is it per piecework or for every service like design, content development, etc. Before you begin the negotiations with that web design agency, you need to know the approximate cost of bringing the site up. That way, you’ll see if it’s within your budget or not. Beware of those newbies who will look like they are cheap, only to realize that you’re duped when you’ve some plug-ins missing.
A website is inevitable for any business in the 21st century. However, before you rush into getting one, you need to determine if the design agency will give you the best website, mobile responsive and easy to convert.