Five Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Web Design Company

Five Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Web Design Company

Here at Staten Island Web Design, we feel as though customers should be able to ask as many questions as they like during their consultation. Therefore, today we are sharing five questions that you should ask before you hire a web design company. By asking these questions, you can be sure that you are hiring a company that will provide you with the services that you desire.

What are you getting for the quoted price?

You are paying a professional company to design your website. Therefore, there should be a team of experts, who has a plan in mind regarding exactly what they will be doing when designing your website. You should also make sure to ask about the qualifications of the designer, the amount of time the project will take, and if you will be billed for anything else that was not discussed up front.  A professional company will not have a problem answering any of those questions for you and it is your job to make sure you ask them.

What results have they achieved in the past?

This is another important question because you want to make sure that you receive the best return on your investment. They should be able to give you references for past clients, the results the clients received, and they should reveal whether they still do business with the clients. Anyone can design a website but it does not mean that the website is going to bring the results you desire.

How are results measured?

The purpose of your website is for marketing so you can generate more sales and enhance your brands reputation. Your web design company should tell you how they measure results (i.e. bounce rate, conversions, memberships, etc.). These results should also match the results that the client measures with their tools too.

What are the bestselling services?

The bestselling services will allow you to know which services are bringing in the best results and which ones are not. Are customers purchasing web design, development, and marketing services more frequently? Alternatively, are they going for the search engine optimization and copywriting services? It is common for web design services to offer a variety of other services that businesses need, so you have to be sure that web design is what they specialize in. It is also good to make sure that they have experience with mobile websites.

Are They a Credible Company?

Anyone can create a website and decide that they want to start offering web design services. However, you want to make sure that the companies you decide to work with are respected professionals. Make sure to ask them about media mentions, their Dun & Bradstreet rating, and any groundbreaking projects that they have completed.

Closing Thoughts

When you decide to have a website created, you have to make sure that the company can be trusted. Usually, having a website designed costs a large amount of money, so it is crucial that you get a good return on investment. If at any time you feel as though the company is attempting to avoid answering your questions or is not telling the truth it is suggested that you go on to another company. In addition, before settling on the first company that you run across you want to do some comparison shopping to see which company has the best customer service and is qualified to do the job.

Here at Staten Island Web Development you can ask us as many questions as you like during your consultation and we will answer them honestly.