WebCitz has launched hundreds of ecommerce businesses launch their first storefront, migrate to a new platform, build new functionality and reach bigger audiences.
When you choose WebCitz, you will be working with a dedicated team of ecommerce developers who will build you an innovative, creative, and conversion-driven storefront. Our large, in-house team of ecommerce developers will design a website you love and will make you feel like you are part of the team throughout its development. Not only will your ecommerce website look visually stunning – it will also be fully responsive and SEO-friendly. Our team develops ecommerce websites using robust and scalable platforms like Shopify, BigCommerce and WooCommerce. For highly custom ecommerce storefronts, we often present Laravel as an option, which is a PHP framework for building custom applications.
From the start of your ecommerce project to the finishing touches, our ecommerce professionals will emphasize communication and availability. We believe communication is key to an expert ecommerce development service and that availability for every client is important.
For ecommerce businesses that require a professional, affordable and easy-to-maintain ecommerce website with no complex design, development, programming or product data requirements.
* This is a starting point for a custom Ecommerce development project that does not have any complex design, development or product data requirements. Requests for additional data migration, manual data entry, custom programming, extension customization, Amazon / eBay integrations, POS / ERP / accounting integrations, complicated page layouts or other unique requests will increase the price of your Ecommerce development quote. Please call us at 800-796-8263 to discuss your project's requirements and to receive a free ecommerce quote.
Schedule your no cost, no obligation 30-60 minute phone call with one of our Ecommerce experts! It's so quick and easy.
From the first phone call to the kick-off meeting and beyond, our friendly ecommerce developers and strategists will be available to answer all your initial questions. In the early meetings, we will discuss specifics such as your ecommerce requirements, what design styles you prefer, your current conversion rates, and what is important for your online business. Additionally, we will discuss the benefits of the most popular ecommerce platforms like Shopify, WooCommerce and BigCommerce to help you narrow in on which will best serve your store's needs. The reason for discussing with you your project in such detail is because we take the time to learn about your company, its goals and how we can be of help now and in the future. This communication ensures everyone is on the same page, and your initial wireframe and design samples start out in the right direction!
Following our kick-off conversation, we'll task our expert ecommerce designers with creating a wireframe or design mockup based on your guidelines. When its ready, we will share with you the wireframe or mockup to get your feedback and involve you in the early design phase of your website. During this stage of the project, we work closely with you to create a custom design for your storefront's future layout, navigation, category, product, cart and call-to-action elements. You will be an integral part of this process as we communicate and work with you to refine the ecommerce layout before any development work begins. We have also created a free list of advantages and disadvantages for you to read!
More than 50% of website traffic comes from mobile users. With this is mind, it is essential mobile shoppers can quickly and efficiently browse your website on mobile devices. Not only that, providing support for mobile shoppers is considered a best practice in ecommerce SEO. You can learn more about best practices for eCommerce design here on our blog. Google will lower your store's organic search ranking if your site does not adequately support mobile users. You can avoid this issue by looking for an ecommerce development agency that can design a mobile-friendly storefront.
When you work with our ecommerce experts, you will receive a responsive, custom ecommerce website. A responsive design ensures your website will look and function properly on devices ranging from mobile phones to desktop computers. The ecommerce development team at WebCitz is skilled in designing mobile-friendly websites that look appealing on any screen size.
Best of all, we'll integrate your responsive ecommerce web design in Shopify, BigCommerce or WooCommerce. Having your responsive website built in a popular ecommerce platform will ensure you are ready for the years ahead. Whether you are looking for a simple ecommerce storefront, or a complex ecommerce development with custom design or programming requirements, our ecommerce developers will be able to provide the mobile-friendly website your business needs to be successful.
Some of the most common questions we hear are "which ecommerce platform is best for my business" and "will I be able to easily manage my ecommerce website?"
The answer to the first question is easy! Our ecommerce developers and ecommerce consultants will discuss with you your company's goals and selling requirements to make a recommendation on what we feel is the best platform for your online business. That includes not only the shopping cart platform, but also order fulfillment, accounting, customer relationship management systems and anything else you need. In regards to easily editing your ecommerce website, you'll absolutely be able to manage your own ecommerce site! We understand you will want to make simple changes like creating new products, adding categories, updating payment methods and much more after it launches, which is one of the reasons we recommend Shopify, BigCommerce and WooCommerce as an ecommerce platform.
After your ecommerce site launches, our in-house development team will provide you training in your new website's admin area. This will help ensure you know how to navigate the admin area of your website to create new products, manage categories, process orders and update customer accounts. Even if you have little to no experience managing an ecommerce website, our developers will be able to easily guide you through the simple process. Just give us a call at (800) 796-8263 and we will be happy to provide assistance.
If you are an ecommerce store owner, you should consider adopting best practices to keep your business secure from online attacks and malware. Our ecommerce experts will be happy to make recommendations and implement security measures during the development of your new ecommerce website.
When it comes to the security of your storefront, we recommend you leave no stone unturned. If you have questions about securing your storefront from online attacks, reach out to our ecommerce experts for additional advice on best practices to consider implementing.
It is estimated that 53% of website visits are abandoned when a mobile site takes more than three seconds to load. In addition, approximately 50% of people anticipate a page to load in less than two seconds. If your ecommerce website's performance is lacking, your competitor's website could be just a click away.
Ecommerce website speed impacts more than just user experience, it also plays an important role in search engine optimization. Furthermore, ecommerce websites that load fast tend to have higher ecommerce conversion rates and lower bounce rates. Your store's website rankings will drop if search engines determine your website to load slower than expected. When we develop your ecommerce website, we take search engine optimization, user experience and page speed seriously, for both mobile and desktop shopping experiences.
With these statistics in mind, it is essential your future ecommerce site be developed with speed in mind. Our ecommerce developers always take into consideration the importance of site speed when developing a storefront. To ensure your website loads quickly, our ecommerce developers routinely optimize product images, minify and combine scripts, defer off page assets, enable GZIP compression, implement content delivery networks and much more!
If you have questions about ecommerce website speed, our team of friendly store developers will be happy to talk with you! Give us a call at (800) 796-8263 to discuss your ecommerce project.
When our team develops your storefront, we will implement our own SEO best practices to ensure your ecommerce website is SEO-friendly. Before launching your new ecommerce site, we'll setup any necessary 301 redirects for products and category pages, create automated XML sitemaps, configure ecommerce conversion tracking, extensively review mobile experience and much more!
The launch of your ecommerce website is just the beginning. If you are truly serious about increasing organic traffic, you should consider having our SEO team perform routine optimization on your website. This will provide us the necessary budget to make ongoing improvements to both on page and off page qualities of your website. Our goal is to improve your product visibility, organic traffic and ecommerce conversion rate. Talk with one of our ecommerce experts to learn more about the benefits of a monthly ecommerce marketing campaign after the launch of your store by calling us at (800) 796-8263!
The entire WebCitz team works from one location and never outsources ecommerce development projects. With decades of experience in the website development industry, our ecommerce professionals strive to follow web standards, best practices, and user-experience guidelines. Our team stands beside its services and is proud of the large customer base we have worked with over the years.
Our dedicated team of ecommerce developers have years of experience in the industry, with extensive knowledge in numerous ecommerce platforms, shipping carriers, payment gateways, product page layouts, conversion optimization and sales funnels. In addition, we have specialized skillsets in mobile-friendly shopping, user experience design and search engine optimization.
From single-product ecommerce websites to massive catalog ecommerce websites, our ecommerce experts have completed website projects for hundreds of clients throughout the United States and Canada. We are happy to have developed personal relationships with many of our ecommerce development and marketing clients over the years.
To ensure a clear line of communication between your staff and our ecommerce team, we often assign dedicated ecommerce project managers during large ecommerce projects. Our ecommerce project managers work to learn your store's goals and vision, making it their mission to understand you better to ensure your ecommerce website progresses smoothly from start to finish.
Our ecommerce designers value a custom, personalized approach to ecommerce development services. To fulfill your store's goals, our design specialists strive to deliver exactly what you desire. For this reason, we tend to start projects by creating wireframes and design mockups to ensure everyone is in agreement with how the development of your ecommerce storefront progresses.
You should carefully consider what you are looking for when choosing an ecommerce platform for your website. As part of the scoping process, your project manager will assess your needs based on the number of products you have, custom functionality requirements, data migrations, and more. We recommend WooCommerce, BigCommerce, or Shopify for most businesses. BigCommerce and Shopify are SaaS platforms, while WordPress is open source. These three solutions will enable us to focus on beautiful design without compromising e-commerce functionality, but they provide different user interfaces and out-of-the-box features. As well as being easy to use, the platforms facilitate the addition, editing, and updating of ecommerce content on your website. We are more than happy to discuss the options with you after learning more about your company.
The average turnaround time for an ecommerce project is two to three months, but the pace is set by the client. This relates to how much input you can provide during the initial design stages, the quality of your product data, your availability for feedback, and how soon the content / data becomes available to us. The complexity of the site may also play a role - more complex ecommerce functionality will require a longer development period. For ecommerce websites, we typically find product data to be the biggest struggle. We often find business owners to be under the impression their product data is perfect, but that is rarely the situation. Migrating past sales and past customer data can also be a challenge, which adds to the cost and turnaround time of the project.
When designing your website, we keep SEO best practices in mind. For instance, we will ensure that the website loads quickly, that heading tags appear in all areas of the website, and that the content organization has been reviewed. In spite of that, just because we kept SEO in mind during development does not mean you will rank #1 in search engines after you launch your website. Placing high for competitive search phrases involves much more than the design of your website. Ask us about our SEO services if you would like to learn more about what we can do for you following the launch of your website.
When we are nearing launch, your Project Manager will provide training on how to use your site. Our plan is to wait until your website is almost complete so that you can learn to use the CMS and make changes on the backend of the actual website. If this is done in a screen share, we can also record this training so that you can view it in the future.
There are several ways to promote your website when it launches, and we are happy to assist you. We have a large team of marketing specialists onsite who can assist you with SEO, PPC, Social Media, Affiliate Marketing, and many other services.