Website Designers UK: Why Staying at Home is Best
When it comes to finding a company to build your website, there is no better choice than staying at home in the UK. With so many different companies all over the world offering website design packages it can be tempting to go with another company from another country.
However, although it might seem like a good way to save some money, there are several reasons why you should avoid this at all costs. From the language barriers to different time zones, there are plenty of reasons why going abroad is not a good idea. Instead, staying in the UK is the best thing to do if you want the best deal and quality.
Don’t believe us? Let us explain.
The Advantages of Website Designers in the UK
The first and most obvious reason why staying the UK is the best is due to the fact that everyone speaks the same language. Although English is a common language around the world and especially throughout Europe, there can still often be misunderstandings on pronunciation which can have disastrous effects on a project.
It might be half the price to get your website made by a company in Poland, but the quality will most definitely suffer. Since English is not their first language, your website is likely to be covered in spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and generally bad English. Not only does this mean that you will have to go through and fix everything yourself but you will also be wasting hours of your precious time. Something that might seem cheap at the time can end up costing you a lot more in the future.
When it comes to numbers, almost everyone in the UK will agree that a decimal point is used when quoting prices such as £9.99. However, in other countries around the world, many actually use a comma (,) to separate the numbers. Imagine having an online e-commerce website designed only to find out all the prices have commas in them!
If the website was aimed at UK customers only, then they would all be confused with the pricing which could cause them to leave thinking it was a European site. This is just an example of how different cultures and languages can have huge impacts on your website.
If you had a British company, make your e-commerce website then there would be no language barriers or confusion. But that’s not just the only reason why staying in the UK is the best.
Working Hours & Time Zones
Trying to manage an external project with another company can be hard enough as it is. But to make things harder, things can get really frustrating and complicated when you don’t share the same time zone.
Maybe you want to schedule a meeting about progress on the website at 3pm but they’re actually 3 hours ahead of you and they close at 5pm. Or you agree on a time and you can’t remember if it was your time or their time. How about the other extreme, the countries where the time zone is so different that you never actually have working hours that overlap. Imagine trying to manage a project just via 1 email a day?
Sometimes it’s much more convenient to just pick up the phone and call them or just visit them in person for a good old fashioned presentation and proposal.
Having the same time zone as the company making your website can solve a lot of problems and make life much easier.
Meet in Person
Sometimes people can be very wary of handing over large amounts of money to a business they practically know nothing about. Especially if that company happens to be in another country that is labelled “high risk” for online fraud. Occasionally a visit is in order to make sure everything is up to scratch before purchasing a service.
Depending on where the company is located, this could mean anything from a quick drive to a 4-hour flight across Europe. Not only does this take a long time, but it is also expensive in terms of time lost and general travel costs.
Making sure the company is in the same country as you can save you a lot of time and trouble. A quick drive down to check out the business before purchasing their services can significantly increase your confidence in the business without wasting too much time. At the same time, it also gives you a chance to get to know who you will be working with and gives you the ability to ask any questions.
Everything You Need is Here
With so many advantages to staying in the UK, you’d be crazy not to get your website built here. The UK has hundreds of professional website designers specialising in responsive websites for all types of clients and businesses.
Here at Purplebox Digital we specialise in making beautiful responsive websites for every type of business. Having worked with hundreds of different clients to help put their business on the web, it’s safe to say we have plenty of experience.
Based just outside of Yeovil in Somerset, we’re only a phone call away to chat about how we can help bring your website ideas to life. For a free consultation on what we can do for you contact us via email or telephone.