Selecting the right website development company can be a daunting task, especially if you do not have the technical know-how of website development.
To help you make the right choice, we have a list of things you should take into consideration before hiring a website development company.
Things to keep in mind when selecting a website development company:
Is it an established and genuine company? Before you hire a company or a firm to develop and design your website, make sure to check that they are an established and genuine firm. It often happens that fraud firms make money off their clients while producing low quality results.
Company’s Website: Always have a look at the website of the company you are about to hire. Is their website good enough ? Does it attract you ? If their website doesn’t impress you, move on because if they can’t make a good enough website for themselves, how can they do it for others ?
Clientèle: Does their client list look impressive ? Do they have a lot of clients ? Are those clients satisfied ? Have they been able to maintain a long term relationship with their clients ? These are some of the questions you need to ask. A large client base means the company would have experience in a variety of websites, whether it is a simple information website or a e commerce store.
Number of Employees: While the low cost of smaller companies might attract you, it oft happens that the company does not have enough employees to carry out the work. This can lead to delays in results, which can turn out to be low quality due to absence of adequate manpower.
Previous Works: Take a look at their previous works. Ask them for case studies of their clients. Gauge the effectiveness of their services to know if it would be beneficial for your business.
Additional Services: Check if the company provides additional services like SEO, Graphic Designing, Speed Optimization, etc. These services are necessary for your website to drive more traffic and increase conversion rates. It is always better to have all of it one place.
Will You Have Access to Website? It is important to know how much access will you have to website so that you can update the content as and when you need to.
Will They Provide Support? Unless you have an extensive IT team, you are likely to require help. Companies can have either 24×7 support (like us 😉 ) or they may have standard working hours as their support hours.
Direct Communication: Direct communication is important when you need to explain exactly what you want, and don’t. Check if you can communicate directly with the person handling your website without going through managers as information can get lost in levels of hierarchy.
You Get What You Pay For: Costs for developing and designing the website can range from pennies to thousands of dollars. It all depends on the type of website you are looking for. Too few costs are also a dangerous sign as no good quality work can be made if you are not paying for it.
Do your research, ask questions and then decide which website development company to hire.
P.S. Just so you know, we also do web development and web designing.