When you’re running a webshop, there may come a time when you need to migrate to a new CMS. A webshop migration can be a difficult process, and it’s important to make sure that you do it correctly. Many businesses make the mistake of choosing a CMS based on the features that it offers, without considering the implications of a migration. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the things you need to keep in mind when migrating your webshop. We’ll also look at some of the common problems that can occur during this process.
Empty promises from Agencies
When migrating webshops, agencies often promise everything to ensure that they can secure the assignment and can work many hours.
But often they promise things that they cannot deliver at all, because they simply have the knowledge, the technology, the people, or the skills.
This can later lead to big problems for the webshop owner.
It is therefore important that you talk to multiple agencies before making a deal with an agency! Do not be afraid to ask difficult questions and do not believe everything they say. Check if they have done it before.
The first thing you should do when considering an agency is to check if they have actually done what you want them to do. If they have never migrated a webshop before, then it is probably best to look further. You don’t want your webshop to be the guinea pig for their experiments!
Look at reviews
Another way of checking whether an agency can actually deliver what they promise, is by looking at reviews. There are many websites where you can find reviews of agencies, such as Google or trustpilot.
You can also ask the agency for references from previous clients. And if they are really good, their clients will be happy to talk to you!
Look at the size of the agency
The size of the agency is also important when choosing an agency for your webshop migration. If they are too big, then you might become just a number and not get the attention that you need.
On the other hand, if they are too small, then they might not have the knowledge or resources to actually do a good job.
So try to find an agency that is just the right size for your project!
Make sure you have a contract
When you have found an agency that seems to be able to deliver what you want, it is important to make sure that everything is clear in a contract. The contract should include what the agency is going to do, how much they are going to charge, and when they are going to deliver the project.
It is also important to have a ‘kill fee’ in the contract. This is a fee that you will pay the agency if you cancel the project before it is finished. This ensures that the agency will not just start working on your project and then stop halfway because you have decided to cancel it.
Make sure you discuss penalty clauses for late delivery and for not fulfilling certain promises that are extremely important for your webshop. This will ensure that the agency is motivated to deliver the project on time and to a high standard. These penalty clauses also make them more serious and honest in their promises.
Did your agency make a mess of your webshop migration?
I have heard many stories and experienced myself that Agencies promise everything in advance, but afterwards never come true with the time or the price. This always costs a lot of time and money. You are not the only one with this problem.
I can help you if you have a problem with your migration to another CMS. I know a number of parties that can help you with this. This can be a solution for your webshop migration or a legal solution.
You are not the only one who has been let down by an agency, but there is a way out. Contact me and I will help you get the justice you deserve. Webshop migrations do not have to be a headache, let me help you make it painless.