I have been involved in one way or another for almost thirty years in building websites, or rather having websites built for me, and my various businesses. Some websites have been okay, some mediocre and some quite frankly awful. I’ve paid thousands of pounds for some sites that have taken up to two years to get working enough to be functional, but hardly quality sites that showcased a business.
So when I was given a wholehearted recommendation by a friend for GPSIT as a website developer I was optimistic, but not really ready or expecting what actually happened. Asked “when would you like it done by” well, of course I said “yesterday” and then expected somewhere between next week and two years.
I think it took just two days to get to a functioning site and another two to have ecommerce, a working shop with SSL certificate, Royal Mail Click and Drop Integration, dozens of active pages and a full on presence in my business market, linked to Mailchimp, Woo Commerce, PayPal and heaven knows what else.
I know Geoff worked tirelessly day and night to get the site working and never took his eye off the ball for weeks as the business took shape.
What really is the test for me is how a website developer works to help the consumer (ie me) grow into the website and get to grips with it. Geoff literally helped every step of the way with nothing other than a friendly approach, offers of enduring assistance (which I could never have survived without). I never, ever experienced the terse kind of comments I have had from previous website developers that are keen to leave their clients behind once payment is made and the site only just passes muster.
And when, within six weeks of ground zero, my website grew from 20 hits day to 20,000 hits daily (35,000 hits on one day), the website didn’t falter. Sales also grew by a percentage that I can’t figure out because it was so big, but every step of the way Geoff was still holding my hand in the terror and excitement of it all.
So I can put my hand on my heart and say that I couldn’t endorse a developer any more than I could Geoff. My business would never be what it is without Geoffs professionalism, skill and assistance which lasted long after the original build was completed. Set aside website competency, I have also discovered that Geoff has an untapped wealth of tools to apply to difficult business integration issues, (of which I am sure I have only scratched the surface).
If you would like to ask any more then don’t be afraid to get hold of me through the website www.doghorn.uk. I think you already know the answer you will get.
DogHorn Campaign Founder