Finding a Shopify agency in Manchester, UK that suits your needs is not always simple. Relying solely on word of mouth or search engines can mean a series of false starts, wasting time and money. AgencyComparison’s free and intelligent comparison tool has been developed to counter this issue, matching your business with the Shopify agency in Manchester, UK 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 created a level and competitive playing field for a range of services, with resulting benefits for 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 for this reason 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 has been developed to match agency and clients as accurately as possible whilst still considering budget. 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 providing a competitive and fair platform, you may discover an exciting Shopify agency in Manchester, UK that is not as visible when searching with 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 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 a variety of agencies to choose from, the likelihood of finding one that best meets your needs 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. Every client has different needs and expectations. So, while the most well-known Shopify agency in Manchester, UK has proven itself to be effective for a number of clients, this does not necessarily mean it will be for your business. With a broad variety of agencies to look through on AgencyComparison.com, you can properly compare and contrast them whilst considering your business’s unique requirements. Whether this is an agency’s history, or its unique selling points, using our comparison tool provides a more balanced overview of your options. When placed side-by-side, you can quickly determine which agencies do and don’t work. 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 a significant amount of control over your relationship with your selected Shopify agency in Manchester, UK. From the tailored selection process that allows you to handpick the agencies that directly offer the most to your project, to relationship maintenance, we ensure that clients will be satisfied with their supplier.
When an agency has been chosen for your project, you and your supplier will both receive 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 unique methods and thoughts with one another, the relationship can be sure to not have any early hindrances. Once completed, we strongly recommend that the NDA is 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 be the case, we promise to mediate the relationship or, if required, find a replacement supplier. By having us assist in this area, you will not need to worry about any of the drawn-out difficulties that may arise when trying to change supplier.
Will I have More Control by Comparing Agencies?
When searching for a Shopify agency in Manchester, UK through more typical routes, such as search engines or word of mouth, it is common to commit to an agency without their approach to your project being properly demonstrated. When using AgencyComparison.com, you have considerably more insight into how each agency will approach your project and, resultantly, more control over the direction of the relationship.
With the ability to compare and contrast agencies through AgencyComparison.com without having to make a contractual commitment, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of a mismatch. Similarly, an agency’s work history and feedback is user-defined. So, unlike the very best 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 Manchester, UK, it can be a challenge to determine which is best suited to 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 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 Manchester, UK. This is especially true if your business works within an industry niche. Or, conversely, it may be better handled by the more routine full service 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 means that progress can be effectively tracked and compared across ongoing projects, highlighting their individual strengths and weaknesses. 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, a business’s overall growth can be more readily assessed whilst less time is wasted in meetings or emails relaying information. This means that, not only can the management process become more dependable 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 agencies and buyers of all sizes have a platform to tender services. This means that, when searching for a Shopify agency in Manchester, UK, you will be able to analyse a range of agencies beyond those that are already established. This accessibility also means that, just like comparison tools for other services, suppliers have more competitive quotes and pitches. 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 innovative comparison tool will only display those that are likely to suit your requirements. This is because each Shopify agency in Manchester, UK that comes up in your search is selected intelligently. Utilising AI, machine learning and data science, you will only discover those that are likely to be appropriate for your project.
How do I Begin Comparing Each Shopify agency in Manchester, UK?
Before you begin comparing agencies, it is worth considering your budget and the service that you require. Your budget is important as this will determine which of your shortlisted agencies pitch to you. With this in mind, having an in-depth understanding of your project’s requirements will make the selection process much simpler. This can be achieved by being as concise as possible in your project’s objectives. 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 Manchester, UK 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 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. This will also increase the likelihood of agencies pitching 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 guarantee that every Shopify agency in Manchester, UK that fits your needs is displayed.
Refine your search
Filtering your search can be an effective way to remove options that you may wish to avoid, such as those with low ratings or none at all. Similarly, it can be useful way to rediscover a Shopify agency in Manchester, UK that you had previously liked but forgot 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 begin the next stage of your agency comparison, go through the profiles that interest you 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 Manchester, UK 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 inputting this information, 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 start 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 Manchester, UK
- 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. Tracking various elements of a project in our platform means that issues and growth can be identified quickly.
Invite existing contacts
Should you already have a few agencies shortlisted but would like to compare another one that you have found that does not have an account with us, you can send them an invite to create an account on AgencyComparison.com. 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. 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. Once a contract has been secured between you and a supplier, there will a 10% monthly fee of the agency’s service costs. 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 Manchester, UK or would just like to save some time and effort.
Our well-researched team are more than capable of matching your business with an effective Shopify agency in Manchester, UK. To begin, complete our form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your project with you. Once we are confident we have all the required information about 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 comprehensively compares suppliers for clients. 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 not, however, a lead gen platform. This is because, unlike lead gen platforms that sell leads to as many businesses as possible without considering their capabilities, our platform is there to assist in the effective sourcing and managing of agency contracts.
Our platform has been conceived with the protection and development of the client-agency relationship at its core. It is by ensuring that all of the crucial elements of a project are found within our platform that any developments, good or bad, can be identified. This guarantees that everything can be easily found when required and reduce the risk of any confusion.
Aside from 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 Manchester, UK, for example, can be carried out in a completely separate area, away from any other projects you are currently undertaking.
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 Manchester, UK 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 Manchester, UK for you, simply fill in our management procurement form below with some details about your project. One of our experienced team members will get back to you as soon as possible.