Choosing an Ecommerce agency can be a difficult task. However Advansys is here to help, here is a list of 5 tips to help you choose an ecommerce agency in London.
5 Tips To Help You Choose An Ecommerce Agency In London
- Look At Their Portfolio
When choosing an ecommerce agency, make sure that you carefully examine their portfolio. Look at how the websites work and look at the web design. If you were hiring a member of staff to work for your business, you would carefully consider their CV and past experience, so you should do the same for an ecommerce agency.
Indeed it can be very helpful to create yourself a checklist when looking for an ecommerce agency and consider many the things that you look for when hiring a member of staff. Whilst indeed there are differences between employees and an agency, there are some similarities, such as skills, expertise and making sure that they are qualified for the task at hand.
Additionally, by choosing a business with a strong portfolio, you can evaluate their strengths as an ecommerce agency and decide if their strengths will help you to succeed in the world of ecommerce.
- Decide On Your Goals And Make Sure That The Agency Understands Them
Before you speak to any agencies, make sure that you understand your ecommerce goals. If you don't know your specific goals with regards to an ecommerce solution, you'll need to do some research and decide what they are. Once you have decided on your goals, it is important that you effectively communicate them to the agency so that they understand your goals.
Additionally, you might want some digital marketing alongside the ecommerce website, in which case it could be helpful to talk to a digital agency that provides both ecommerce and digital marketing services. Creating a fantastic ecommerce solution and also providing you with digital marketing services such as SEO and PPC advertising.
The Advansys team are a talented team of individuals; our developers can create wonderful ecommerce websites including responsive websites. These websites respond to the device that the user is using; this means that regardless of the device that they are using, be that a tablet, a Smartphone or a desktop, your users can visit your ecommerce website.
However, you can also speak to our team and enquire about the numerous digital marketing services that are available from us such as Search Marketing, PPC Services, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing and training courses.
- Speak To Experts At The Agency
When you have decided on an agency to meet with, make sure that you speak to an ecommerce expert at the business. It can be very helpful to speak to somebody who is knowledgeable within the area of ecommerce, ideally somebody who will be working on your project (if you decide that you want to work with this agency).
Additionally, at the meeting discuss communication. How often will you communicate during the project and who will you be speaking it. If possible ask if you could meet with the project manager. You will be working with them for the duration of the project, so building rapport with them from the start would be a good idea.
- Do They Have Any Experience In Your Industry?
When you're researching ecommerce agencies, look at their portfolios and see if they have any experience within your industry. However, if the business has no experience within your industry, this isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Whilst having previous experience creating ecommerce websites in your industry can indeed be very beneficial, it is not essential. If the ecommerce agency doesn't have any previous experience creating ecommerce solutions within your industry, ask them questions regarding how they will address this, for example you could ask them how they will learn about the industry audience.
- Ask The Right Questions
When you meet with an agency, it is very important that you ask the right questions.
Ask them about the ecommerce platform(s) that they use. However, if you don't understand what platform you want to use, discuss different platforms with agencies and ask them which platform they feel would be superior and why that platform would be a good fit for your business' goals.
Additionally you should also be asking questions related to the team who will be working on your website. Ask about the designer, the development teams and as written in point number three, speak to the project manager. You want to make sure that skilled and talented individuals will be working on your ecommerce website.
Indeed it is very important that you make sure that the people who are chosen to work on your project are talented individuals. Did you know that in 2016 £2.6 billion was lost in revenue because customers found the checkout stage too difficult to use? So, when you speak to an ecommerce agency, make sure that you ask the right people the right questions.
Professional Ecommerce Services From The Advansys Team
The Advansys team of talented web developers can create fantastic websites including but not limited to: B2B ecommerce, B2C ecommerce, cross channel ecommerce and responsive ecommerce websites.
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If you're searching for an ecommerce agency in London to provide you with a professional ecommerce solution, speak to the skilled and very talented team at Advansys.
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