Looking for a Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany that fits your requirements is not always straightforward. Primarily using search engines, for example, can result in a series of mismatches, wasting time and money. AgencyComparison’s free and innovative comparison tool has been developed to counter this issue, matching your business with the Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany that it gels with 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 realised that the wants of a client and the capabilities of an agency do not always match one another, with one or both parties often becoming unsatisfied over time without growth.
It is for this reason that we developed our unique comparison platform. Unlike comparison tools for energy or insurance providers that search solely for the cheapest deal available, our comparison tool puts an emphasis on a well-matched client-agency relationship first and foremost. 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.
By using our fair and competitive platform, you may find an exciting Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany that is not as present when utilising typical agency sourcing methods. Here are just some of the areas that are benefited when using agency comparison:
Will There Be More Agencies Available to Me?
Perhaps one of the more obvious benefits of using our agency comparison tool is the breadth of agencies that are available to you by doing so. By simply having more options to choose from, the likelihood of finding one that suits your requirements increases dramatically.
With larger, more established, agencies being by far the most talked about or visible, it is easy to assume that they will automatically be the most capable. This, however, is not always the case. Every client has different needs and expectations. So, while the most well-known Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany may have a proven history of as an effective supplier for a considerable amount of people, that may not be the case for your business. With a wide range of agencies to choose from on AgencyComparison.com, your business can effectively compare and contrast them with your business’s unique demands in mind. Whether this is an agency’s history, or its unique selling points, using our comparison tool can provide a broad and clear overview of the options available to you. When analysing agencies side-by-side, it is much easier to determine which work best with your project and rule out those that don’t. 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 advantage that results from using AgencyComparison’s unique tool is that you have much more control over your relationship with your selected Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany. From the tailored selection process that allows you to choose the agencies that you believe will have the best effect on your project, to relationship maintenance, we promise 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 done so that your relationship is protected from the beginning. By ensuring that both parties are comfortable sharing their thoughts and unique approaches with one another, the relationship can get off to as strong as start as is possible. 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.
If, for whatever reason, you are unsatisfied with the progress an agency has made on your project, this is not an issue either. Should this occur, 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 Cologne, Germany through more typical routes, such as search engines or word of mouth, it is common to commit to an agency before being shown specifically 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 complex terminology and marketing jargon that it is easy to encounter when researching a Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany, it can be difficult to determine which best fits your project. When using AgencyComparison, your project comes first. By clearly outlining your project, you can quickly receive project-specific pitches from your favourite shortlisted agencies. This makes the selection process significantly easier. When a pitch discusses every stage of you’re your project will be handled, it is much easier to identify which agencies are likely to produce the best results.
Project-specificity in the selection process also gives agencies that may be effective but less easily discovered a chance to pitch for your project. It may be, for example, that your project will be developed best by the specialist approach of a smaller Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany. 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 pitches are analysed next to each other, it is easier to understand their individual merits for 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 each project’s progress reports side-by-side.
The ability to manage all projects within a single platform also means that time can be saved that is usually lost communicating the developments of various projects within a team. By being able to have the same team member monitor projects across IT, Digital or Tech-related agencies, for example, the business’s overall progress from a range of projects can be more easily determined whilst time is saved that might usually be spent relaying information over email or in meetings. This means that, not only can the management process become more dependable across projects, but there can also be a significant reduction in labour costs.
How are Agencies Sourced?
By allowing agencies and clients to register with AgencyComparison.com for free, we ensure that everyone has an equal platform to tender services on. This means that, when searching for a Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany, 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 increased competitiveness amongst suppliers. With less-experienced agencies being able to directly compete with more popular suppliers, you may find that you receive 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 Cologne, Germany that comes up in your search is selected intelligently. Utilising AI, machine learning and data science, you can be sure that your search will only show appropriate agencies.
How do I Begin Comparing Each Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany?
Before comparing agencies, it is worth considering your budget and the service that you require. Budget is particularly important as this will have a direct influence over which agencies pitch to you. 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 guaranteed by being as concise as possible in your project’s aims. 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 easy-to-use interface. Simply follow our step-by-step guide to see for yourself how easy it is to find a Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany that suits your project best:
To begin comparing quotes from different agencies, the first step is to 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 this has been done, you will receive an email confirming that your account has been registered. Following this, all you need to do is sign in with your details.
Add details to your profile
After signing in, start by filling in the details of your account so that any interested agencies can find out more about your business. Doing this will give your profile some authenticity and mean that agencies are more likely to pitch for your projects. Similarly, adding a link to any reviews or testimonials about your business will be of interest to potential suppliers. 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 ensure that every Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany that suits your needs is displayed.
Refine your search
Filtering your search can be simple but effective way to streamline your search by removing those that you may wish to omit, such as agencies with no history or those with low ratings. Similarly, it can be useful way to rediscover a Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany that you had previously liked but did not 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 like the profile of a Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany after looking over it, return to your search results and click ‘Add to Shortlist’ at the right of the profile. Once a profile has been shortlisted, they will be included in your comparison, meaning that you receive quotes and pitches from them should you project interest them.
Create a project
Before you can request quotes from your shortlisted suppliers, however, you must create a project. To do this, click ‘Projects’ at the top right of the home screen whilst signed in. From this, you will arrive 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 inputting the details of your pitch, click ‘Submit’. This will then send an alert to your shortlisted agencies about your project. With pitches sometimes taking a short while to prepare, it is recommended that you have your account’s email alerts enabled to see them as they arrive. 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 begin looking 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 Cologne, Germany
- 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 management capability is particularly useful if you have a number of projects that you would like to manage side-by-side. By being able to track projects more routinely in our platform, it is much easier to identify issues and growth for yourself without needing to rely on an agency’s own reports.
Invite existing contacts
Should you already have some pitches from those shortlisted within AgencyComparison.com but would like to have even more options, it is possible to invite other existing agencies 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 help make the tracking of a project’s progress much more straightforward and can also mean that switching suppliers is not as difficult should there be any issues in the future.
How much does it cost?
When clients use AgencyComparison.com there are no costs, hidden or otherwise. Without any kind of subscription costs, you are able to manage every step of a project with a supplier without any time or budget limitations. Simply sign up below, create a project and manage any pitches that you receive.
Even after you have received and accepted a pitch, you will still be able to manage it within AgencyComparison.com without any costs. Once you have secured a contract with a supplier, there will be a 10% monthly fee of the agency’s service fees. This will, however, not affect the price of your service.
What is Management Procurement?
If preferred, AgencyComparison.com is also able to manage your agency procurement for you for a small 10% charge of your agreed monthly fee. This is particularly useful if you are not familiar sourcing a Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany or would just rather cut out the middle man.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team are more than capable of matching your business with an effective Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany. To begin the process, fill in our form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss the details of your project. Once we are confident we have all the required information about your project, we will do the rest.
Unlike the 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 properly compare potential 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. It is, however, by no means a lead gen platform. This is because, whilst lead gen platforms will sell leads on to as high a quantity of businesses as possible irrespective of their quality, our platform is oriented around the effective 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. With everything located in the same place, the risk of miscommunication or confusion can be reduced dramatically.
Other than the comparison and progress-tracking capabilities of our platform, it has also been designed with user interface in consideration. 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 Cologne, Germany, for example, can be carried out in a completely separate area, away from any other projects you are currently undertaking.
Learn about how AgencyComparison.com can help get your project up and running when you register for free today. Begin searching for a Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany that suits the unique requirements of your business and receive proposals for your project. Or, if you would prefer us to find a Shopify agency in Cologne, Germany for you, simply fill in our management procurement form below with some details about your project. We will then get back to you as soon as possible with the next steps.