DesignRush MARKETPLACE FAQs
What is DesignRush
DesignRush MARKETPLACE connects qualified brands with verified agencies for different projects such as digital marketing, graphic design, e‑commerce website design, software development, to name a few.
In other words, our team of experts help businesses find the right agency for their project as well as help agencies find clients they can bring most value to.
To ensure we recommend only the most qualified agencies for a project, we take several careful steps from project vetting to agency shortlisting and beyond.
Each Marketplace goes through:
Step 1: Project Vetting
DesignRush only announces thoroughly vetted digital projects in various fields from marketing to software development.
To vet their project, each brand must complete an:
- Agency Selector Form to submit an official request for proposals
- Agreement Form. After we vet and accept the project, we request that each brand signs an agreement form to ensure the information they provided is accurate and to commit to reviewing the agencies DesignRush recommends.
Step 2: Shortlisting Verified Agencies
Once we have vetted and announced a project, our team of experts browses thought our network of top-rated agencies to find the best match.
We only shortlist candidates from our pool of verified agencies (get verified now!), reviewing their expertise, rates, portfolios and other information, to find experts who satisfy the project criteria.
Once the best candidates are shortlisted, the DesignRush MARKETPLACE team invites them to bid for the project.
Step 3: Project Bidding
DesignRush MARKETPLACE team sends the shortlisted agencies a bidding invite that is valid for 48h.
The bid represents the amount they are willing to pay for an introductory call with the brand that announced the project. In other words, it’s the amount an agency would pay for a lead.
Please note that bids do not represent the estimated project value.
For each project, 2-5 highest bidders are awarded the lead.
Step 4: Introduction
The next two steps are simple.
As soon as the winning bids are settled, DesignRush MARKETPLACE team connects the shortlisted agencies (i.e. the winning bidders) with the brand behind the project via email.
The brand representatives take over from here and begin reviewing the 2-5 recommended agencies.
Step 5: Meeting
The rest is up to you!
The winning agencies can then set an exploratory meeting with the potential client to further assess their capabilities with the client’s requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
I found a project that matches my expertise. Where can I apply?
Get your agency verified here!
Once verified, qualified agencies will start receiving invitations to bit for relevant projects. DesignRush MARKETPLACE will contact each suitable, verified candidate, so all they have to do is ensure their DesignRush profiles are complete and up-to-date.
I qualified as one of the top 5 highest bidders. Does this mean I have a 20% chance of winning the project?
It is a chance to stand out in a crowded, highly competitive environment.
Like any marketing platform, DesignRush MARKETPLACE helps agencies generate qualified leads, but it cannot guarantee conversions.
I had a call with the client but I am not satisfied with the outcome. How can I claim my DesignRush credits?
How much does the lead cost?
Each project bid comes with a preset limit that varies on the project value ranges. For instance, bids for the projects valued between $5,000 and $10,000 start at $50.
I won the lead, but the client is unresponsive. Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds. Instead, in the unlikely event that a lead-turned-client becomes unresponsive, we will convert the winning agency’s bid into credits that can be used for any available marketing opportunities on the DesignRush platform.
Let’s clarify the terminology: An “unresponsive” client is the one that fails to reply to the winning agency in the timeframe of 15 days after the agency’s third attempt of a written follow-up.
Now, how do agencies redeem this credit? All they have to do is get in touch with their DesignRush client relationship manager and we will guide them through the process.
Important: DesignRush MARKETPLACE (marke[email protected]), must be CCed in all client communications between the winning bidders and brands. We are here to support both parties during the process.
Verified Agencies by Service Category
Branding & Creative
Website & App
Web Design Companies
eCommerce Development Companies
Mobile App Development Companies
Web Development Companies
WordPress Web Design Companies
WordPress Development Companies
Magento Development Companies
Shopify Development Companies
UI/UX Design Agencies
Android App Development Companies
iPhone App Development
Small Business Website Design Companies
Software Development Companies
Offshore Software Development Companies
Outsourcing Software Development Companies
VR & Augmented Reality Companies
Managed Service Providers
Big Data Analytics Companies
Cloud Consulting Companies
IT Services Companies
IT Outsourcing Companies
Blockchain Development Companies