We challenge you: search the internet for other website maintenance providers, and find one that offers third-party vendor management listed in their service offerings. We don’t know of any that offer this outside of reseller arrangements (which we do not do). We suspect some must (or maybe now that we’ve published it, it will become a thing).
Let’s start with – what are website third-party vendors, and why do you want someone managing them?
Every website owner will be required to use at least some third-party vendors. At a minimum, you need a website hosting company, and a domain registrar. It is also wise to have an email provider that is separate from your website host or domain registrar. Some websites have more third-party vendors: email marketing services, hosted e-commerce store services, online payment processors, and so on.
Most web design shops will help you get set up with hosting and domain registration. But once they cut you loose and you’re on your own, you start to get emails: server maintenance will be occurring. Your domain needs to be renewed. Sign up for new security services. Your DNS servers need to be updated. Trying to decipher what these messages mean – and if they’re even legitimate – is overwhelming and takes precious time away from what you really need to be focused on.
At The Webscaper, we found that offering third-party vendor management was an obvious service to offer, and a win-win for both us and our clients. All of your third-party vendor accounts remain firmly in your ownership: you retain username/password to your account, and the accounts remain in your name, registered to your business, and your address. We simply redirect the emails sent by your vendors to us – and we take care of everything. Billing, renewals, security alerts, updates, technical details – we handle it all, seamlessly, on your behalf.
It’s all part of our promise to provide our clients with stress-free websites. Everything is taken care of, magically. Oh, did we mention – third party vendor management is included in the cost of your Maintenance and Security Pro plan? Whatever we have to take care of for you, we do, and not a minute of your support time is used to do it.
It’s just one more thing that sets us apart from cookie-cutter design shops and call center based support services. We treat your website as though it’s one of ours. Are you ready to experience true stress-free website maintenance? Contact us today!