Selecting a software development company to build your website is pretty much like selecting a real estate developer to build your dream house. Both parties bring the technical expertise and manpower to help make your dream a reality.
When you search for the best web development company to develop your website, you should start shortlisting companies based on their years of experience, client testimonials and previous work. Having been in the industry for over a period of 5 years and having a healthy portfolio of over 30 or 40 web projects should be an indication of a top web development company.
Once the shortlisting process has been done and you are left with a handful of companies that have made the initial cut, it is time to get in touch with them and ask them for quotations. There will always be that company that will jump out and give you a price without gathering all the requirements. One more to cut off your list.
Arrange meetings with the companies that require some time from you to understand your business and note down all your requirements. These are the companies that are usually genuinely interested in developing a stunning and functional website that will complement your business. In addition, make a note of the companies that speak about search engine optimization at the initial phase of web development itself. SEO is a very important aspect of web development and digital marketing and should be addressed as early as possible to obtain optimal results.
Once these items have been ticked off your checklist you should be looking at proposals and quotations to select the best web development company to design and develop your website. There will also exist that one or two companies that will go the extra mile and provide wire-frames or mockups of sample pages to give you an idea of how they would go about designing and developing your website. These are the companies that will be the best fit for you on your journey forward in the online space. If their price fits your requirements, then you should seriously consider going ahead with one of these companies.
Some additional points to consider:
• After Sales Support
• Maintenance Charges
• Server Charges/Support
• Digital Marketing Expertise
• Project Pricing for ROI purposes