We are living in the 21st century and it is an era of technology and technocrats. If you particularly look at the IT sector, it has transformed the whole world literally with the number of innovations that have taken place over the years. Today, in the digital world, every business needs to have an online presence in order to stay competitive in the market whether. It doesn’t matter now that only IT company should have an online presence, any sector right from agriculture, civil, aviation, communication etc. need to have a presence on the internet.
In order to have a presence on the internet, you need to have a website of your company for sure, isn’t it? Now, if you’re in the IT field and know the nuances of the website development then it’s great, but not all the people are from the IT background and therefore they need to hire a Web Design Company for their website development. In this scenario, what happens is that you contact a Web Design Agency and give them your requirements. After looking at the requirement, they will give you the number of days as well as the costing for your project and if both the party agree on that, they will go ahead.
Now, there’s a twist in the tail. Hiring a Website Development Company is one thing, but choosing an appropriate and authentic company is the real challenge for any person. Nowadays, there are many IT companies in the market and everyone will call himself/herself so-called experts but in reality, they are not. So, sometimes you fall into the trap set by them and assigned them the project but are not satisfied with the work they have done. This is a disastrous situation for you as you have invested your invaluable time as well as the money behind your dream project.
So, in order to avoid this kind of confusions we have prepared a checklist of 7 questions that will help you communicate in a better way with any Website Design Company. So, why wait for anything, let’s get straight into the battleground and analyze each of these questions one-by-one.
[1.] What is the Pricing Model of the Company?
If you are looking for any hiring any company for the Web Design Services, then this the first question that should strike your mind. After all, it is finally about the money that you’re going to pay for your website and if you aren’t aware of the pricing model of the company, you will be in big trouble as without the company can charge any random amount for your project.
So, always make sure that you analyze the pricing model of any company before finalizing any deal. By doing that, you will get a fair idea about how many team members will be working on your project, amount of time it will take to complete and does the cost of the project is aligned with the number of hours and team members or not.
[2.] What is Past Record of the Company?
This is another very crucial aspect, that you must analyze before submitting the task of website development to a particular organization. You should always analyze very carefully about their past records, i.e. whether they are able to deliver the project on time, are they having a good reputation in the market or what are the past clients they have previously worked with.
After carefully examining all these things, you will be able to know a lot more about the company environment and their way of working which will definitely prove handy when you go to meeting the company owners. Best Web Design Company is the one which is able to retain its clients and establish a long-term relationship with them.
[3.] How the Company Measures their Results?
Delivering the results and delivering it on right time is the USP of any reputed Web Design and Development company. As a client, you should not be happy with the results, you should also ask the company about the way they measure their results and on what basis they are saying that their clients are happy with them. Always ask for verified testimonials from the company.
Sometimes what happens is that the clients get trapped into the success of the results and they believe that my project is done exactly the way I wanted to. But in reality, this may not be true. Your company may only have shown you the end results, but there is no supportive data behind that. Therefore, as a client, you should always ask your company about the proof of the result.
[4.] What are the Core Services that Company have an Expertise on?
If you are planning to assign any kind of project to any organization, then you should be aware of the kind of works they are doing nowadays. In technical terms, we call that the core services or the solutions which are provided by the company. Good Website Design company is the one which has their core services defined on the homepage of their website.
Now, the purpose behind doing this survey to be aware of the strength of the company and by knowing core services, you will be assured that the company can take up the challenge that you want to assign or not. Many times we have seen that client doesn’t have the knowledge of the solution provided by the company which costs them while finalizing the deal.
[5.] What are the Credentials that the Company have?
This is the most important aspect that every client should examine carefully before making any commitment towards any Web Design Firm. Suppose, you are looking to develop a website for your interior design company, then you must inquire that the company has any experience of developing an interior website or not. But, the question remains that how to inquire about that?
So, for inquiring the credentials of the company there are certain parameters that you need to examine i.e. whether the organization has a reputation in electronic and print media, does the company have NASSCOM certification or does the company ISO certification. So, as a client, always make sure that you have inquired about the company credentials which will be really helpful to you in the long run.
[6.] Does the Company offer the Maintenance Services?
Maintenance services are one of the most critical aspects of any website development process. Every client who is looking to make a deal with any software company or organization must inquire with the company about whether they will provide you with the maintenance service after your project is finished or not. A website is like a car and therefore it needs maintenance.
Many times we have seen that the companies complete the projects of the clients on time but do not offer them the facility of maintenance services which creates a huge problem for the clients especially if they are not from the IT background. Therefore, always make sure that there is a section of maintenance services in your agreement document.
[7.] Who is the Owner of the Company & Whether He/She is Financially Stable?
Last but not the least is to know about the owner of the company or an organization. The owner of the company defines the core value of any business process and therefore always make sure that you carefully analyze the owner of the company and collect each & every small detail about him/her as it will help you establish a better relationship with any company or organization.
Another aspect about the owner that you need to carefully examine is its financial stability as it would give an idea about the authority of person as well as the business. So, as a client, always make sure that you inquire in the market about the financial capability of the person that you’re going to deal with which will give some great insights about their way of conducting the business.
We hope that you enjoyed reading this article as much as we did while creating it for you people and it helps you to make a better decision while choosing a web design company for developing the website for your business, company or product. Thank You.!