How to Choose a Web Development Company and Avoid a Mistake
Once you figure out what type of website your business needs, your terms and budget, you will decide what service provider is the best choice for your business. Consider the following tips to choose a web development company and the issues that may arise by overlooking crucial points.
1. Decide what features your website should have. You should first determine what features you want at your website to have and its key products/services. However, no matter what type of site you build, try to consider your own web experience and what features similar to yours were unnecessary and what features a website didn’t have.
2. Visit the company’s website. Check their digital presence, including their official website (look at the mobile version too), their profiles and read content on their blog. N.B. If they promise cutting-edge and new solutions but do not use any of those on their site, it raises a question about the company’s expertise.
3. Check their portfolio. If they don’t have one, ask them to do a test for you. Also, ask how many similar sites in the same niche as yours they have launched successfully. Visit those sites and check how smoothly they work (namely, pay attention to UI and UX). N.B. A lack of real examples or poor performance of websites from the portfolio reduces trust and reliability.
4. Check what their clients say about their work on websites such as Google reviews which gather reviews from around the world. Pay attention to reviews of projects similar to yours. You may also check their overall rating upon total no. of ratings.
5. Make sure they are responsive. Regardless of whether it is a small company without a sales department or a bigger one, contact them to see how they answer to you, how fast and polite they are and how much interest they have in your business. N.B. Allow them time to answer your questions if it is email correspondence. If they keep you waiting or try to hard sell from the start, be cautious.
Points to Considering a Web Development Company Before You Begin Your Project
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A website connects your business with your target audience and future clients. At this point, you may still have some unanswered questions. Let’s look at below points that will help you understand the workflow of any web development company.
1. Having case studies? We will provide examples of cases, describing the projects we have developed. We provide information about the development process from the first steps to the finish line. This will give you a better picture of our capabilities and expertise
2. Stages of your website development process? During all development stages, you will be involved in the revision and approval process.
3. Your role in the development process? You’re not a developer, but you’ll be part of the team. We care about the quality of work and keep you involved and informed throughout the entire process.
4. After you’ve discussed your business goals, we understand them and provide advice and consulting assistance.
5. Transparency cost with payment terms: We provide crystal milestone with timeframe before finalisation of the project and adhere to it meticulously with honesty.
6. Features you are getting
7. Support & Routine maintenance - Full IT support will be provided free of cost till we work together. You need not to worry at all.
8. Integration with third-party applications, such as payment gateways - All are included in our price. You need to worry at all.
9. Domain name, website hosting & SSL Certificate - All are included in our price. You need to worry at all.
10. The functionality of all added features - These are our responsibilities. You need to worry at all.
11. Database integration - Included in our price. You need to worry at all.
12. Responsiveness and integrity of the design - Included in our price. You need to worry at all.
If you already have a website, but you want to move to a new one, we will review, analyze and evaluate your current site’s strengths and weaknesses and take this into consideration before starting.