In the world of professional web design, outsourcing overseas has become a big problem due to the charm of lower prices. Big or small, most companies don’t really know what they’re getting themselves into when they try to cut corners to save a little money on their website. While not every outsourcing company is terrible, there are a few drawbacks you should be aware of if you choose to go this route. That’s why Thrive Web Designs would like to provide you with the following reasons outsourcing your website is a bad idea.
Cheaper May End Up Costing You More
One of the main reasons companies fall victim to the drawbacks of outsourcing is cheaper prices. Keep in mind that you get what you pay for. Just because something is cheap, doesn’t make it quality. If you don’t care how your website looks and functions, then, by all means, hire an overseas web design company.
Furthermore, many outsourced projects are copied and changed only slightly. This means that the design you pay for can actually be sold to one of your competitors. Even worse, you can fall victim to many licensing and copyright problems that aren’t easily resolved if the web design company you hired is located in a different country with different laws. At Thrive Web Designs, we’ve heard it all. In fact, we know quite a few companies who outsourced their website only to be burned with horrendous results like unresponsiveness, getting locked out, and being forced to pay additional sums of money that they never agreed to.
A Significant Amount Of Wasted Time
Along with the headache of getting a cheap, low-quality website comes the additional issue of wasted time. This is because many outsourced companies are not experienced in the field of web design or don’t have enough social and cultural experience to understand the U.S market. This, in turn, can lead to issues like micromanaging and excessive conference calls to get your project where it needs to be, leading to a significant amount of wasted time. Time spent communicating and relaying requirements to another company on the other side of the world can be an exceedingly daunting task.
A Lack Of Quality Control Standards
When it comes to fast, cheap, and good, it’s nearly impossible to get all three with an outsourced web design company. For those looking to save money, you’ll have to accept the standards of the work presented. Furthermore, it’s an unfortunate fact that many overseas programmers don’t adhere to quality control standards. This means your website can be built using poor programming that doesn’t’ have any structural integrity thus leading it to crash and losing all your data which can put a huge strain on your everyday business practices.
Significant Risks To Data Security
Another downside to outsourcing your website is that some countries don’t have conditions in place that require a certain degree of security. This means they have no incentive to build a website using clean code to ensure it’s secure. The end result can actually cost you more money to get your website fixed compared to hiring a reputable developer.
Unlike the United States, many countries that outsource development work don’t have the same data protection laws that we do have here. If your website handles the personal data of your customers, you can’t ensure the safety of their sensitive information when you outsource your professional web design. Is saving a little money worth putting your business at risk?
Poor Customer Service & Ongoing Support
Last but not least, poor customer service and ongoing support are major issues companies deal with when outsourcing their web design projects overseas. Getting in touch with those you’ve hired can be next to impossible once they’ve received payment. Furthermore, if you want to make small changes to your website due to the nature of your company, trying to get in touch with the original developers can be maddening. Why? Well, they almost completely disappear after a project has been completed, making ongoing support for your website non-existent.
Thrive Web Designs
If you’re in the market for a new website, it’s time to give the team at Thrive Web Designs a call. We pride ourselves in providing high-quality, affordable websites while establishing long-term relationships with our clients. Unlike outsourced companies overseas, we have a creative environment with the most qualified and experienced professionals to handle all your web design, marketing, and SEO needs. Contact us by filling out our online form or by giving us a call at (208) 391-2504.