Looking for a Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada that fits your needs is not always straightforward. Using search engines to find agencies can often mean a series of false starts, wasting time and effort in the process. AgencyComparison’s free and intelligent comparison tool has been developed to counter this issue, matching your business with the Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada that suits it best. To go through our step-by-step guide below, begin by registering with AgencyComparison for free.
What are the Benefits of Comparing Agencies?
Comparison tools have long been popular for a variety of services, resulting in a host of benefits for both suppliers and buyers. At AgencyComparison, we came to realise that, despite appearing like the best choice, a client’s unique requirements frequently could not always be catered for by their chosen agency, with one or both parties often becoming disappointed by a lack of results.
It is because of this that we developed our smart comparison platform. Unlike comparison tools for energy or insurance providers that search solely for the cheapest deal available, our comparison tool works to match clients and agencies that are best suited to one another. This is achieved by a variety of factors:
- Our use of AI, machine learning and data science.
- A thorough maintenance of accounts on our platform.
- Our years of experience working with agencies from a range of sectors.
- The intuitively simple design of our platform allowing buyers to search effectively.
Through our competitive and fair platform, you may unearth an exciting Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada that is not as present when utilising typical agency sourcing methods. Here are just some of the unique areas that agency comparison can develop for your business:
Will There Be More Agencies Available to Me?
Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of our comparison tool is the range of agencies it makes available to you. By simply having more agencies available to you, the chances of finding one that fits your business’s requirements increases significantly.
With more established agencies often having the most noticeable presence online, it is easy to assume that they will have the biggest impact on a project. This, however, is not always the case. The requirements often vary significantly. So, while the most well-known Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada has made a name for itself, this does mean that this will also be the case for your business. By providing as wide a selection to choose from as possible, your business can compare and contrast the individual merits of each agency with the unique demands of your project in mind. Whether this is an agency’s history, or its unique selling points, using our comparison tool can allow for a more balanced overview of the options available to you. By placing a range of agencies side-by-side, those that don’t fit with your project can be quickly ruled out in favour of those better suited. By having agencies explain how they will approach your project, you can save time that might otherwise have been lost researching each agency or talking to them.
How does AgencyComparison Guarantee Effective Matching?
Another benefit that results from using AgencyComparison’s unique tool is that you have much greater control over your relationship with your selected Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada. From the tailored selection process that means you are able to choose the agencies that will most directly offer the most to your project, to relationship maintenance, we ensure that clients will be satisfied with their supplier.
Once an agency has been selected for your project, both the supplier and yourself are provided with a mutual NDA template. This is there to guarantee that your relationship is protected from the offset. By making sure that both parties are comfortable sharing their thoughts and unique approaches with one another, the relationship can be sure to not have any early hindrances. Once this NDA template has been signed, we strongly recommend that this is then uploaded to our platform, for each party’s peace of mind.
It may also be that, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with an agency’s progress for your project. Should this happen, we promise to mediate the relationship or, if required, find a replacement supplier. By having us mediate or switch over the contract, you do not need to worry about it being a drawn out process.
Will I have More Control by Comparing Agencies?
When searching for a Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada through more typical routes, such as search engines or word of mouth, it is easy to commit to an agency without being told exactly what they will do for your project. When using AgencyComparison.com, you have much more insight into what an agency will do for your project and, therefore, more control over the relationship.
By being able to compare and contrast agencies before making any contractual commitments, there is no need for risk or guesswork when it comes to picking an agency. Similarly, an agency’s work history and feedback is user-defined. So, unlike the hand-picked testimonials that will often be found on an agency’s website, all ratings are sourced from other projects they have taken on within AgencyComparison.com.
With the dense marketing language and dense terminology that it is easy to come across when researching a Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada, it can often be difficult to determine which is best for your project. When using AgencyComparison, your project comes first. By making the requirements of your project clear, pitches that you receive from your shortlisted agencies will be much more tailored. This makes the selection process significantly easier. When an agency’s pitch directly discusses the ways in which your project will be managed, it is much easier to determine which agency is most likely to produce the best results.
Project-specificity in the selection process is also a useful way to discover less-established agencies that may best benefit your project despite not having much of a track record. It may be, for example, that your project will be developed best by the specialist approach of a smaller Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada. This is especially true if your business works within an industry niche. Or, conversely, it may be better handled by the more straightforward full service approach of a larger agency. In any case, when agencies are compared side-by-side, it is easier to determine who will add the most to your project.
Can I Manage More than One Agency?
AgencyComparison.com’s tracking capabilities allows users to manage a range of projects in the same place. This makes it easier to identify strengths and weaknesses of projects by being able to compare their varying progress. Simply visit the ‘Projects’ area of your account and analyse the progress reports of your projects side-by-side.
The ability to manage all projects within a single platform also provides the added advantage of less communication needed internally across teams or departments. By being able to have the same team member monitor projects across IT, Digital or Tech-related agencies, for example, the combined benefit of a range of projects can be more readily identified whilst time is saved that might usually be lost relaying information in meetings or across emails. This means that, not only can the management process become more consistent across projects, but there can also be a noticeable reduction in labour costs.
How are Agencies Sourced?
By allowing agencies and clients to register with AgencyComparison.com for free, we ensure that all agencies are able to have a platform. This means that, when searching for a Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada, you will encounter a more varied range of suppliers beyond those that are more established. This accessibility also means that, just like comparison tools for other services, there is more competitiveness found in the quotes and pitches of suppliers. With less-experienced agencies being able to directly compete with more popular suppliers, you may discover a much better deal than anticipated.
While there are a broad range of options when searching through AgencyComparison.com, our comparison tool will only display those that are most likely to fit your requirements. This is because each Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada that comes up in your search is selected intelligently. Utilising AI, machine learning and data science, we will only highlight those that are likely to fit with your project.
How do I Begin Comparing Each Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada?
Prior to beginning your agency comparison, it is worth considering your budget and the service that you require. Your budget is of particular importance as this will have an influence over which agencies pitch for your project. With this in mind, having a clear understanding of what it is that you require from a supplier will also help when it comes to making a selection. This can be ensured by being as concise as possible in your project’s goals. So, if you have a tender for your project already, this is worth uploading to your account.
With AgencyComparison.com, beginning to compare agencies for your project is made simple by our intuitive interface. Simply follow our step-by-step guide to see for yourself how easy it is to find a Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada that fits your project best:
To start comparing quotes and pitches for one of your projects, you will need to first registering an account. To do this, simply click ‘Register For Free’ from the top right corner of the AgencyComparison.com home page. Once you have arrived at the registration page, you must first specify whether you are an agency or a buyer and then enter in your details.
Once these have been entered, you will receive an email confirming that you have created your account. Following this, all you need to do is sign in with your details.
Add details to your profile
After signing in, begin by customising your profile so that any interested suppliers are able to find out more about you. This will help ensure that your account looks credible as well, making agencies more likely to pitch for your projects. Similarly, adding a link to any reviews or testimonials about your business will help establish your business to interested agencies. Once happy that you have completed your profile, click ‘Update’.
Search and shortlist agencies
After doing this, return to the home page, select a service from the drop down menu and then enter in your post code or city. Doing this will make sure that every Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada that suits your requirements is displayed.
Refine your search
Filtering your search can be useful way to omit any agencies that you know you will not want to research, such as those without a history or with low ratings. Similarly, it can be useful way to rediscover a Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada that you had previously liked but did not remember to shortlist. Simply sort results alphabetically if you can remember the name of the supplier or search by keyword.
Explore and Shortlist your Favourite Agencies
To start the next part of your comparison, visit the profiles that you like the look of most. An agency’s rating, work history, feedback, and certificates are all worth consideration at this stage. Should you be interested in the profile of a Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada after looking over it, return to your search results and click ‘Add to Shortlist’ at the right of the profile. Shortlisting profiles will include them in your comparison and mean that you receive quotes and pitches from them should they be interested in your project.
Create a project
To receive quotes from your shortlisted suppliers you must create a project. To do this, click ‘Projects’ at the top right of the home screen whilst signed in. Once this has been done, you will be on a page like the one above. From this page, click ‘Submit New Project’ from the menu bar along the left side of the screen. Once on this page, you will need to enter some details relating to your project:
- Minimum and maximum budget
- The project’s specific service requirements
- A proposed start date
- Details about your project – this can be in the box provided or, should you already have a tender, this can be attached as a document.
After you have filled in these details, click ‘Submit’. This will then send an alert to your shortlisted agencies about your project. As pitches can take a while to prepare, it is advised that you have your email alerts enabled so you know when they have been received. Accounts will receive email alerts by default, so this will only need to be changed if you specified you would not like to receive them when creating your account.
Select from pitches
To look through your proposals, simply visit your account’s ‘Projects’ area and then click on ‘Pending Proposals’ from the menu along the left. When you are on this page you will be able to see all of your pitches and accept or reject them whenever you please. When you have accepted a proposal, your project will become live and can be seen in the ‘Active Projects’ area. Within this area, there are a number of other features to take note of:
- Invoices – Manage the financial side of your relationship with a Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada
- Leave Feedback – Detail your experiences with any agencies that you have worked with
- Project Reports – Analyse the results of your project
- Chat Conversations – Communicate with suppliers within AgencyComparison.com’
This is especially useful if you would like to measure the success of different projects by comparing and managing suppliers side-by-side. By being able to track projects more routinely in this way, any lack in progress can be quickly identified and addressed as soon as possible.
Invite existing contacts
If you happen to have a shortlist within AgencyComparison.com but would like to compare an agency that does not have an account with us, you can sent them an invite to sign up. This is very useful during proposal selection where it is easier to compare offers in the same place. This is also useful as, should you prefer an agency’s pitch that does not have an account with us, your relationship with them will be protected once they sign up and complete the contract on our platform. This can ensure that tracking a project’s progress is simple and makes switching agencies easier should this be needed in the future.
How much does it cost?
When clients use AgencyComparison.com there are no costs, hidden or otherwise. This means that you can manage every stage of the agency-client relationship within our platform with no time or budgeting constraints. Simply sign up below, create a project and manage any pitches that you receive.
Once a pitch has been accepted, projects can still continue to be managed without any costs incurred for the buyer. When a contract has been secured between you and a supplier, the agency will be charged a 10% monthly fee of their service costs. This will, however, not affect the price of your service.
What is Management Procurement?
If preferred, AgencyComparison.com also offers a service in which we can manage your agency procurement for you for a small 10% charge of your agreed monthly fee. This is particularly helpful if you are not familiar sourcing a Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada or would just like to save some time and effort.
Our well-researched team are more than capable of matching your business with a suitable Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada. To start the process, fill in our form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your project with you. Once we have a thorough understanding of your project, we will do the rest.
Whilst there are a number of lead gen platforms and directories that serve as platforms for agencies, AgencyComparison.com is the first and only website that allows clients to comprehensively compare suppliers. As a platform that both suppliers and clients can create accounts on for free, there are some agencies that consider AgencyComparison.com as a lead source. This does not mean, however, that it is a lead gen platform. This is because, whilst lead gen platforms exist to sell as many leads as possible to suppliers without considering their quality, our platform exists to supplement the sourcing and managing of agency contracts.
Our platform has been made to ensure that client-agency relationships are protected and strengthened at every stage. By keeping all aspects of a project within our platform, such as reports and even conversation between clients and suppliers, it can be much easier to identify growth and shortcomings. This ensures that all of a project’s important parts can be easily located, reducing the risk of confusion.
Other than the comparison and progress-tracking capabilities of our platform, it has also been designed with ease-of-use in mind. One clear way this has been implemented is by the clear division between the sourcing of agencies in the ‘Shortlists’ area of the platform and those that have been shortlisted already in the ‘Projects’ area. This means that your search for a Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada, for example, can be carried out in a separate portion of the platform away from any ongoing projects you may already be involved with.
Find out how AgencyComparison.com can assist you in getting your project off the ground when you register for free today. Begin searching for a Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada that fits your business’s unique requirements and receive a range of pitches for your project. Or, if you would prefer us to find a Shopify agency in Calgary, Canada for you, simply fill in our management procurement form below with the necessary details of your project. One of our knowledgeable team will then get back to you as soon as possible.