10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing your Website Development Partner

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Your business website is an integral part of your business
marketing campaign and it needs to be particularly effective in the sense of
good ROI and should be able to optimally promote the prosperity of your brand.
But the biggest challenge that comes to your way is choosing the most
appropriate website development partner that could offer you optimised web development and design services at
an affordable cost. Here is where you need to know some important questions
that you need to ask your web development partners before hiring them. These
questions are:
1)    How many years
of experience do you have and what are your range of services.
The years of experience a web development company
has, defines the years it has been in business successfully, this further
indicates that the company is established in the market or not. With this, you
can further ask the company about its portfolio and go through the various case
studies, the website development company
boasts of. Another field of concern is the range of services the company is
capable of and has it worked on the requirements similar to yours.
In addition to the main question, there are some more
questions to be asked, like-
  •          Employee Strength
  •          The company’s client base
  •          Has the company worked on similar projects like
    yours?

 

2)    Can you give me
an appropriate price approximate along with letting me know the parameters that
are included in the total price?
Price inevitably remains the deal maker or the deal breaker
point when it comes to hiring a web development company. The cost of website
development can range from smallest of an investment to the largest one in your
business campaign, based on the quality services you get and the website
development service provider you choose. Owing to this you need to know the
particular estimates as quoted by the web development companies for your
website and judge if it fits according to your budget. The price of the website
is based on the consultation and customization support you get and you need to
judge the price according to your requirements.
3)    Will the website
follow fully custom or a “customised” theme?
Based on your investment you need to ask your web
development partner, whether your website follows a “customised” theme or it is
a custom ‘stick-built’ website. A custom website is fully built for you by a
developer with the help of a code. While, a customised website has been
customised according to your requirements of the pre-built themes.
4)    Will I be able
to manage the content for the website myself?
Another thing to ask your website development service provider is that, will you be able to
manage the website’s content yourself 24/7. For this, your website should be
developed on the Content Management System (CMS), which helps you to easily manage
the content of your website.
5)    Do you provide
an ongoing support to your clients?
One of the important factors while choosing your website
design and development partner is the service provider’s approach towards
service support to its clients on an ongoing basis. If the web development
company you choose provides cost-effective assistance to you with various range
of services on an ongoing basis, you can substantially have a 24*7*365
technology support for your each need. Your web design and development partner
can help you with:
  •          Hosting Issues
  •          Email migration
  •          e-Commerce website setup
  •          SEO
  •          CMS tool

 

6)    Can you Offer
One Stop Solution?
One of the most beneficial approaches towards business is
adding a technology partner which can provide a one-stop solution for all your
technology needs. You can ask your web development service provider about the
various ranges of services he can help you with. It is quite good if the
service provider also provides optimum SEO and other online marketing services at
a cost effective price.
7)    Can you help me
with the lead generation strategy of the website?
The quintessential purpose of a website is lead generation
and its effectiveness in judged in the same parameters. Whether you wish a B2B
business or B2C business, your website is required to earn you a good positive
traffic that can turn into the business. So, the website developer you choose
should be able to craft the website with business attracting capabilities.
Further, the website developer should be able to help you with the lead
generation strategy for your website.
8)    What support
will be required from us?
For a successful business website the client company and the
service provider should have a better communication support. You need to discuss
your service provider about the various supports that they would require from
you, which may in the form of resources, requirement parameters, time and
deadline schedules, etc.
9)    When will the
project be finally ready for application?
A website project’s length depends on various parameters
that include the complexity integrated, customization, scope, etc. And so, your
website design and development partner should be able to give you an estimate
of the length of the project in the parameters of time. This will help you
decide the deadlines and your strategies towards the application of the
project.
10)    Can you provide
me suitable work samples and client references?
One of the most essential deciding parameters among various web development service providers can
be the previous work samples of their work. In addition to this, you can also
ask the web development company for its previous website development clients.
With this, you can get an insight of the work experiences of the previous
clients of the service provider with them.

 

‘Getting exactly what you pay for’ is too challenging when
it comes to choosing a website
development company
, but these questions will surely help you go through
well with the hiring process. With this, to hire an accomplished PHP web
developer or to get leading edge web
development services
, contact at –sales@endivesoftware.com

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