In every business, there are multiple vendors, suppliers, service providers, who compete to give the best for their customers. And the web design industry in no exception.
We know there are countless website design companies out there. Each claiming to be the best web design company in their own right.
It's also worth mentioning that a vast majority of them are not worth the talk. And should not take them seriously.
But at the same time, some of them are really good. They are familiar with the latest trends in web design and technologies. Follow best practices. And have a skillful team.
So how do you choose the best web design company for your business?
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But You'll Say: PIT Designs is the best web design company!
While you're reading this post on PIT Designs blog, and we do offer the web design service.
This is not a post which tells you we are the best.
This is simply to help you, and lay down some important factors, you need to check. Then determine for yourself which is the best web design company, for your needs. Be it PIT Designs, or any other company out there.
Legitimate & Law Compliance
Fist of all, make sure you're dealing with a legally registered entity. A business should have their license obtained and registered in the KRG. As a legal and verified business.
You don't want to end up handing over your online ID and website to someone, without any credibility.
Portfolio & Previous Work
A very solid factor to really know if a business is worth their weight, is checking their portfolio.
The previously done work and projects by a company, gives you a great insight into what they are capable of doing.
Always Choose Quality Over Quantity.
While the number of projects, is somehow important, don't let it shadow over the quality of work. One can produce numerous websites, but very poorly designed. Thus, always look at the quality of the work, not just the bulk of it.
Own Website Design
It would be a good idea to look at the service provider's own website. They surely should put decent amount of work and talent, to create their own website.
This gives the customer a first insight and impression on the standards and skills of the team behind the company. A web design company, running on the out-dated design layouts. Confusing designs. Shouldn't be qualified as “the best” web company to offer the service.
The king of the internet. Google. The first step we take in everything nowadays, is Google it.
Trust the results when you search for what you need. Here's an example of "Erbil Web Design" search query in Google.
Imagine a company that can't rank their own website high enough. How will they help do this for a customer!?
Not a good sign.
Check where PIT Designs ranks in this example. That's a good place to be. Always go with the top results.
It's great to have a long list of clients, but what's more impressive is serving them, at the best possible level.
Thus check the company's client base, and how satisfied they are with the service provided.
A well-established company, must have a decent number of happy clients.
It is a good idea to work with a company that offers more than just web design. Adds value to the business, from web hosting, online marketing, SEO, website security, and other related services.
Companies that provide a complete package. Help you keep your communications & deals in one place. That takes care of all the heavy lifting in this sector.
However, make sure the provider doesn't offer a wide range of mediocre services in an attempt to provide full package.
How important is it for your business? Would you go with the cheapest? Or the best? Or somewhere in between?
In most cases, you get what you pay for. The best web design company, surely wouldn't charge bare minimum. But in turn, gives you the highest quality product, and service.
That said, it does not mean that a good design & service should be expensive or overpriced!
At PIT Designs, we have set a range of balance on the pricing. To enable our customers get the best possible outcome, at the most reasonable price. Offering different price tags is a good idea too, to meet every customer's demand.
Customer Service & Support
Probably the most important aspect of a business such as web design, is customer service. There are possibilities of things going wrong. It's a normal procedure with any tech business.
Thus having the right team of support to back it up, is highly important. You will need to consider the speed of replying to your requests/questions. Methods of communication (emails, direct calls, via WhatsApp, other..)
At PIT Designs, we're proud to have a great focus on our customer service. We make sure to be available during, and beyond work hours.
So to summarize, the best web design company should be legally registered. Offers a wide range of services, at high quality. Great customer services. Reasonable pricing. And they should have some solid proof of the work. Check own design, portfolio, and how well they rank in Google.