We are often told by our clients how hard it has been for them to choose the right web design agency
You want a great design for your company website but there is so much more to consider than just a beautiful website. Below are some key tips for choosing the right agency.
View the agency's portfolio - Most web design agencies have a portfolio page. Take into the account the types of clients they have as well as the designs for each website. If you like the websites they have created, that is a good start. You can also contact the clients and ask for their feedback about the agency. Happy clients will provide great feedback. Less than stellar feedback may mean it's time to keep looking.
How large is the team? - If you are a small business, you may not require a very large web team. However, if your business is large, you may want to ensure the agency has a large enough team to handle your needs.
How long has the agency been in business? - This is another important factor to consider. You may not want to invest your marketing budget on an agency with no real-world experience. Finding an agency with a great track record means they have been in the industry for several years.
Outsourcing versus In-House - Many web design agencies outsource their design and/or programming work. This could be an issue if your website needs immediate help. If outsourcing to another country, the turn around times could be much longer causing delays.
Are they using the best practices? - Ask about how often they backup your website files. Are they using the best coding standards? Will you get a copy of your website files?
And finally consider 'Chemistry' Make sure you meet the right people during the pitch process remember some companies have 'pitch teams' that are expert at winning business but once one, you will never see again! Relationship is everything and we know that at affinity which is way it forms part of our culture and informs every employment decision we make
Keep these tips in mind when researching different web agencies. You're sure to find a great fit for your business.