If you’re looking to create a web presence for your small business, there are plenty of sites out there that promise you that you can simply and easily create a professional-looking site with lots of great features with little or no experience. Perhaps you’ve got colleagues or competitors who’ve used these services and you’re thinking about it yourself, after all when you’re starting up a business you need to think about keeping the costs down, right? Here are a few reasons you should consider investing in a professionally designed website.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch
While some of these web services offer free set-up, you’ll soon find that the features you really need to add to your website, such as an online store, come with additional costs. You’ll either need to pay for extra hosting or download third-party applications to do the things that you really need to drive traffic to your site.
Be an individual
Get a bunch of Barbie dolls and dress them up in different outfits – do they really look that different? It’s the same with these websites; there might be subtle changes but you can usually tell quite quickly which platform the site has been created on. If you choose a professional web developer, they can create you a genuinely bespoke site; something that has your personality and passion built into it from the very beginning and that works the way you – and your target customer – need it to work.
The cutting edge
Developers are the real innovators. If you want your website to be something special, then you need to get a developer to create it using the latest ideas (or by creating some intuitive ones of their own). With larger organizations, the implementation of new features can take a long time by which time the trend has flown and you are a follower, not a leader.
With more and more people making the internet a part of their daily lives, it’s important for businesses to have a website and integrated online store, but it’s also important that your site does its job of helping you stand out from the crowd. At Newbird, we believe that our Magento Developers are the right choice to develop your perfect website. Contact us today to find out more.