5 Common Mistakes When Selecting A Web Design Development Company

To begin with, we all know that choosing a good website design development company to build our store is a long and strenuous journey. There are hundreds of web solutions companies around the world who provide you with a variety of services and prices. Moreover, the competition become harsh when most of them promote themselves as the leader/ best/ pioneer website design development on the market, which make the online store owners so confused when selecting a suitable one.

Therefore, in the last article I gave you some secrets for choosing a perfect web design development company. After reading those tips, you will have a general view of how to opt to a web solutions company step-by-step. However, there are still a variety of obstacles that you easy to make on the selection process, which even might lead to project failures.

Here are the most common mistakes of the store owners when finding for their perfect web design development company:

1. Only favor the big web design development company

Many people argue that only well-known web design development companies can offer high-quality services and ensure the future of their online stores but it’s not true in many cases. Firstly, big agencies in general will have more experience in both website development and working with customers, which leads to the fact that they used to ask for much higher price for most of their services. Secondly, since they have to work with many clients at the same time, your project might not be executed strictly as usual. Furthermore, some of big web solutions companies now decline to conduct small-scaled projects since those cannot bring significant benefits and reputation for them.

On the other hand, there are an array of small web design development companies who are gradually proving their capabilities and building their names in the market. They offer very reasonable web design packages with acceptable quality. Moreover, because they usually work on only several projects at a time, each of their clients will be taken care of attentively.

2. Pick the company that provides the cheapest price

This blunder is often made by small or start-up businesses who have a constrained budget. In their mind, they just need to build a basic online store at the beginning without investing a lot of money into it, and then they might upgrade it on the future. Therefore, they are used to choosing the web design development company which offers the lowest price on the market. However, there are some important things that they don’t know. First, the money that they have to pay to revamp their website is even much greater and complicated than to build a website from scratch. Secondly, though low price doesn’t mean low quality but it would bring about a huge potential risk for their project. Also, if their store cannot operate smoothly and effectively right from the start, they will lose and never can gain back your customers.

3. Limit selection with local companies

In recent years, the e-commerce market has been expanded greatly. Besides choosing local companies you should consider more about outsourcing solutions. In the past, you might worry about the communication barrier; however, as there are more and more convenient communication networks now and English has become the mutual language in the world, it’s no longer a big problem. Besides, one of the most persuasive reasons for hiring an outsourcing company is that the cost is much cheaper while the quality might be the same. To know more about the difference in cost of building a website from a local company and an outsourced one, please read this article.

4. Don’t examine the company’s portfolio carefully

This mistake often comes with the first lapse – when the store owners are just interested in big design development companies. It is commonly mistaken that since those companies are reputed, they are good at… everything. In fact, each web solutions company might have a certain strength; they might build excellent stores for large-scaled businesses but not yours. Hence, it is crucial to examine the portfolios of your target partners conscientiously to know whether they completed a similar project in the past. Furthermore, by looking at their work, you can see their styles in web design and evaluate whether it is appropriate to the store that you are desired to create.

5. Ignore feedback and reviews from previous customers

There is a great deal of people making light of checking actual evaluation of clients who cooperated with their chosen design development company. I highly recommend you to contact directly to those customers to their experience with your future partners. Due to that, you might have more ideas of what to do or what to prevent when working with that web solutions company. Besides, if most of the feedback is negative, you should change your mind and find another agency.

 

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What Is The Total Cost Of Building A Magento eCommerce Store?

In recent years, Magento has become one of the most popular e-commerce platforms. More than 150,000 stores worldwide are now built on Magento, which accounts for about 25% of all e-commerce stores. However, to decide whether Magento is suitable for your future business, you have to consider carefully about your budget since it might take a huge cost to build a Magento website.

In this article, we will give you an estimation of total cost of building a Magento eCommerce store. But first, please follow 2 below steps:

Step 1: Clarify which kind of Magento e-commerce store you want to build:

  • Basic Functionality:

The purpose of this type is mainly to inform your customers of your business existence on the Internet. In general, it will include necessary information about your firm, your products and services and your contact. Because of that, the store website will contain simple page such as About page, Homepage, the Services/Products page, and the Contact page.

Another thing to concern is that you will not have a custom design for this type of website but a static website, which means that the website development company will set you up with a CMS (content management system), then add your content into the pages, and finally apply a ready-made theme for your website.

  • Moderately Complex Functionality:

In comparison to the first type of website, the moderately complex one will consist of several general informative pages plus some functional pages like Shopping Cart page, Checkout page, Product galleries and Blogs and News and so on.

The advantage is that you can get a fully customized design backed by a CMS, which gives you an easier option for making changes to the content of the site. Therefore, the cost might vary based on the designer’s skills and qualifications, the specific number of customized pages beyond the available template and also the level of browser compatibility, …

  • Highly Complex Functionality:

This type of website is obviously more complicated to build than the first two types. It also provides you with a 100% custom design for your store with multiple informative and functional pages. The special thing is that it allows you to add many superior functions/ features for your e-commerce store. For example, it gives you possibility to process consumer input and handle data in order to return valuable analysis.

What you will get is a well written, fully tested web application that goes well beyond the complexity of a basic CMS backed website.

Step 2: Estimate your budget and select where you want to find a Magento development company

The cost of building a Magento eCommerce store is quite flexible, depending on the regions:

In developed countries (E.g.: US, UK)

  • Basic functionality: $3,000 to $5,000
  • Moderately complex functionality $5,000 to 7,000
  • Highly complex functionality: $7,000 to $15,000

In developing countries (E.g.: India, Vietnam)

  • Basic functionality: $600 to $1,000
  • Moderately complex functionality: $1,000 to $2,000
  • Highly complex functionality: $2,000 to $5,000

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You may probably wonder why there are a huge gap in cost of building a Magento eCommerce store in different countries. As far as I know the main reason is the unequal labor costs. While you have to pay more than $100 per working hour for a developer in the US, it costs you only a half or even less for an East Asia developer to get the work done.

If you are granted a generous budget, choosing a local development team might be a better option due to more convenient communication. On the other hand, in case you’ve started an online business with a limited budget, it is recommended to partner with an outsourced agency.

Tigren Website Design and Development Company is one of the top web solution agencies that is specialized in Magento. Owing to more than 5 year experience working on Magento and collaborating with clients from many countries in the world like the USA, the UK, Australia, Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand, Tigren promises to create a well-design and highly functional Magento website that suits your budget. Especially, they offer a special package: “Build an awesome Magento website from just 1,499” for small and medium businesses.

 

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