Creating an RFP That Will Make the Website Design Process Go Smoothly

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Creating an RFP That Will Make the Website Design Process Go Smoothly

Is it time for your company to get a website or update the one you have? Well, we have some tips for you to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

Here at SodaPop Media, we get lots of RFPs (Request for Proposals) from potential clients for their new website design and development project. So, we know what should be included to make the process an easy one.

  • Plan out with your team what you need this web site to accomplish so it will be as clear as possible whenRFP Writing you go to write your RFP
  • Your RFP should include information about your company and what you hope to achieve with this website.
  • The budget you have to work with to accomplish the goals you have for this website. Including your budget can help us recommend the right solution for you and save time by letting us get a realistic idea of the amount of money you have to spend for the functionality you want.
  • What are the issues you want to address with the information on your new site.
  • List the functionality in an order of most haves to would like to have.
  • What kind of functionality you need the site to have. This could be anything from marketing to a careers section to e-commerce and associated forms.
  • Design requirements, are we just moving existing content and design to a new site or are we reworking every aspect of the site and adding new functionality.
  • Designs from competitors or other web sites you like.
  • Branding, include guides to branding, like colors, fonts and logos.
  • What if any CMS (Content Management System) you would like to use.
  • A time line of when you expect milestones to be reached and the site to be launched.

Look forward to getting an RFP from you. Contact us when you’re ready to discuss your website project.

James Faulkner is SodaPop Media’s Content Manager and Creative Director.

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