It is no exaggeration to say that the internet runs the world and, that being the case, for any business that is looking to remain relevant, a website is an absolute necessity.
There are many people who claim to be professional website designers in New Zealand. The reality, however, is that quite a number of these so-called professionals are only interested in making money in the short term. Sadly, most business owners only come to this realization when it’s too late.
The Hit-and-run Model
Many web designers in New Zealand still subscribe to the traditional way of doing things where after being paid for work done they simply move on to the next project. If the client happens to face any problems with his or her website in the future, they will have to sort it out on their own, find someone else to do it, or pay the company an often inflated hourly rate to resolve their issues. Clearly this hit-and-run model is not a good one; it makes life difficult for business owners.
The traditional approach to website development mostly benefits the designer, and this should not be the case. The good news is that this is not the only option that business owners and anyone else in need of design services have.
For many clients, a much better alternative is the Website-as-a-Service approach where, after development, the developer will continue to provide support and maintenance services to the client so as to ensure that everything works perfectly in the long run, and that the client’s mid- or long-term business objectives are achieved.
Ongoing Support and Peace of Mind
At Aflua, we like to think that we offer some of the best web design in New Zealand. Our goal is to ensure that none of our clients ever has to worry about the performance of their websites once they are up and running.
Some of the most noteworthy aspects of our service include the fact that we use open source platforms which simply means that, in case of any problems, solutions can easily be found, thanks to the enormously supportive communities that tend to congregate around such solutions.
Our WaaS offering also covers a free domain name, email and web hosting as standard, in addition to providing hands-free management if needed. What the latter means is that our experts, if you so choose, can handle the updating of your website. Obviously this will take the bulk of the work from your hands, and as a result, you will be able to focus on your business.
Website as a Service guarantees peace of mind because a business owner does not have to worry about their website going down anytime in the future and with no one to provide assistance. Simply put, this particular form of website design in NZ is a continuing service and not a one-time engagement.
Aflua’s designs are top of the range and cater to each business’ unique requirements. All websites are fully compliant on multiple modern browsers including Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari amongst others.
Despite this being a monthly service, clients do not have to sign lengthy, complex contracts that will force them into a corner. In addition, our clients do not pay large upfront fees; instead they only pay for the features they use every month, because the system offers modules and add-on functionality which can be chosen in line with the customer’s needs.
This is an ideal arrangement because not all businesses have the financial capacity to make a significant one-time payment. Every website is designed to meet the client’s needs specifically.
If you would like to know more about our WaaS offering for Kiwi companies, please check out the plans we offer.