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There are so many different things to consider when picking the right company for a web design project. There’s a lot at stake too, right?
But here’s the deal: these 6 simple steps in vetting a web design company can save you thousands of dollars as well as wasted months of pain and aggravation.
Questions To Ask When Choosing A Web Design Company
Are they capable of meeting my company’s needs?
It's critical to pick a web design expert that suits your needs. Not all web design firms are created equally. Some may specialize in creating simple sites, but struggle when it comes to ecommerce systems. Others may be great choices for a complex customized system, but aren’t the most efficient at getting a project done in a time crunch. Evaluate your needs and be upfront about them when talking to potential web design companies. A good company will be straightforward about whether or not they are a good fit for you.
How transparent is their pricing?
You get what you pay for, but do you know what exactly you’re spending your money on? When looking for a web design company you should pay close attention to their pricing model. Is it simple and easy to understand and are they able to explain it to you? Are there any sneaky hidden fees or costs worked into their pricing model? A great web design company will be able to walk you through their pricing model and answer any questions you have about how it works.
How large is their web team?
Are you working with a lone wolf or is there an entire team working to assemble your website? A lone wolf may be easier to communicate with, but won’t be an expert in all of the different fields. Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better though. A team that is too large may run into communication and time management issues. The key is to find a team that best fits your company’s needs.
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Do they have experience/certifications in SEO, Google Analytics, Digital Marketing, etc.?
In other words, are they just there to give you a basic website or are they equipped to set you up for success? Some companies might build you a beautiful website that simply isn’t prepared for the demands on digital marketing. A website is a tool that is part of a much larger digital marketing set. If you start off with a website that is not created to facilitate this you may struggle later on.
Are they able to provide testimonials and case studies?
If you really want to see what a company is like to work with go right to the source, their past clients. Reviews on Google My Business, Facebook, or even Yelp are a great place to look when trying to determine whether a web design company is a good fit. Be weary of companies who don’t have any reviews.
How involved are they in the local community?
This may be a surprising factor to consider, but great companies devote time to corporate responsibility. It goes a long way in showing that they value their reputation and their place in the community, and that they are here to stay.