If I you ask what profession most of the readers of this blog post would want to join, most of you will come up with a reply like starting a business, becoming an entrepreneur, going for a startup, etc. Fresh students out of college are brimming with ideas but they need a solid platform so that they can perform well on the big stage. A comprehensive and detailed strategy for the online presence in the form of a web site and on social media platforms/apps are two important aspects.
Dubai is a market where people from all over the region look to establish their business as the opportunities are endless. But to get a website for your company, you need to ponder about a lot of factors and aspects.
Following are the top 5 factors and sub-factors that you must look for when finalizing a web design agency as these are necessary for a website.
Why the Selection Process in the First Place?
There are enough reasons why we need to think about the selection process in the first place. If you are on the lookout for a professional web designer, not everyone can offer you a taut design in this concern. Professionals designers have several qualities, skills and abilities to come up with a design that can make a shopping portal or any e-commerce venture look the part.
There are high chances that you can end up with a company that doesn’t have much experience or expertise in designing a website that can get the attention of your target audience. So, it is better to go through a selection process that can make things work for you.
Outline your Goals
In the beginning, if you are starting a business even on a small scale, you need to define some goals so that it can help you understand if you have got a great design or not. For example, any business looks for leads so that they can generate sales and earn a profit. If your design is helping you, there must be many elements you need to think about here.
Optimization for mobile audience and uniqueness in the design are two other aspects that you need to keep in mind. No resemblance whatsoever should be in your design with a competitor or with a famous design. We all love Amazon, but it doesn’t mean that you can simply copy the whole design and paste onto yours. Integration with other platforms is another key aspect.
In short, outlining the goals will help you in deciding whether you have got exactly the design based on certain factors or not. If not, you need to ask your designer to revise the design and mold it according to your requirements.
What Else to Look for
When it comes to finalizing a website design company in Dubai, there are quite a few things that you must consider. For example, it isn’t about just the design, there are many other aspects like the branding that is a critical aspect of conducting business online. And a design firm, without keeping that into consideration, would struggle in offering you the best solution.
Looking at the portfolio and testimonials of previous customers of a design firm is always a good idea. You can learn a lot about the expertise of the designing team from here and then you can ask some questions to further test their knowledge and hands-on experience. In this way, you can select the best design firm according to your requirements.
Questions to Ask
I am sure that some of my readers would be eager to know about exactly what to ask from a design firm or an experienced designer to gauge his skills and experience. Some of the questions you can ask are about the brand strategy they would apply for you and the approach for the UI/UX. These two alone can reveal a lot about the company you are about to hire for the design of a website.
Some other questions important here are about the SEO services, facilities for mobile users, the site’s loading speed, etc. In short, right from the moment, you will hand you the contract to build your site to the moment the site is about to launch, there are many questions you need to ask. These all are important before you sign the dotted line.
Some Warning Signs
You need to think about some warning signs once you get the website. For example, important information like contact numbers, working hours, about us information, etc. are those which you need to check for sure. If you are not able to communicate well with your visitors, then there are chances that they will not be going to browse your website for much time and leave it in the worst case.
Communication is the basis of how you can make your visitors talk to you and so is the way you can control the website. There are aspects like control of the FTP, content, and anything that is related to the update/upload of content. This is your website, after all, and you must have full control of it. If you smell any foul play here, then you must ask the company exactly why they are not giving you all the rights that you must have possession of by law.
To build a comprehensive e-commerce website, much effort, time and money are required. You can find dozens of such design agencies around you, no matter in which part of the world you live. But not every one of the boosts of such expertise is required. The 5 aspects and factors mentioned above are exactly what any company or organization, regardless of the size and nature of the business, has to consider for best results.
If you think that I have not described anything in detail or you can add something valuable to this blog, you are more than welcome. You can also any questions you have in mind by using the comments section below.
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