We have created this free guide to explain how you can improve your business with a great website.
Get advice on finding a web designer, working out what your business needs, deciding how your new website will work and keeping the project on time and on budget.
Over the next six chapters we will cover:
We've also compiled a glossary of website design terminology to clarify any terms you may be unfamiliar with.
These days, companies of all shapes and sizes will have a website. But not all have been designed with their customers’ needs in mind. That’s where a web designer can help. If a website meets your customer needs, then your business can only benefit.
Take, for example, the success of the Amazon online retailer. Since launch, the company has continued to grow and expand its product lines. Yet its homepage still manages to let customers browse and search all sorts of products in a simple, uncluttered manner. In 2008 it redesigned its UK site after consultation with customers around the world, demonstrating that it’s able to adapt and evolve as its company grows and its customers’ needs change.
In many cases, businesses may not know why they need a new website, apart from the fact that the old one is not working to its full potential.
Reasons you may need a new website include:
- Increase sales by allowing customers to purchase online
- Keep ahead of the competition with a professional online presence
- Decrease costs by doing away with overheads
- Attract more members or customers by promoting a positive brand image
- Encourage interaction and feedback with your customers.
Revamping your website, or starting one from scratch, isn’t as straightforward as getting someone to put together a pretty design and launching it to an unsuspecting public. The reality is that competition for your customers is fierce, and the wrong strategy for your website can send people running to your rivals.
Employing a specialist web design company to help you do your customer research, plan the scope of your website and get your execution spot on, could be the best investment your business can ever make.