Using a local web design firm is very important for you and your company for several reasons, mainly because it’s easier to talk to someone face to face rather than via email or telephone.
However, the first website we ever built back in the 90s was done this way, we still look after the client and to this day, we have never met face to face.
Generally though, you have to go for a local web design company as you can just jump in the car and drive round for a one to one meeting, or they can come to you where you can discuss your wants and needs and get everything written down so everyone knows where they are with the job.
Another benefit of using a local web designer is that when you need any updates doing later on once the website is up and running, you won’t have to put up with being fobbed off with excuses as to why nothing is getting done, or indeed, in the initial process, you can just go round there and have it out with them.
There is no reason why you can’t use a web company from the other side of the country, or even abroad, going local does have it’s benefits but sometimes you can actually get a top quality website much cheaper by finding someone online who has that particular style you are looking for, just beware if things go wrong as it is very easy for them to ignore your pleas for help.
It really is a shame that so many so called web designers out there seem to be able to convince you to sign with them and then you find they just can’t do the job, or try to give you something that you really do not like.
Read one of our previous posts, Beware the clever salesperson
Either way, you are the one paying so make sure you have done your research, look at their previous work and then decide whether to go with them or not, and don’t fall for any false promises that they may not be able to back up, after all, it’s your hard earned money isn’t it.