British Columbia Ecommerce Web Design

Custom British Columbia Ecommerce

Through our expertise in ecommerce development and omnichannel management, we help British Columbia-based businesses sell online.

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18 years in business
2004
Founded 18+ Years Ago
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British Columbia Ecommerce Website Design Consultants

With more than 18 years of experience developing custom ecommerce solutions, you can count on our ecommerce website developers to provide you the website your British Columbia-area business needs.

Developing an effective ecommerce website in British Columbia starts with understanding the nature of your e-commerce business. We take the time to discuss with you a number of topics, including your history running your British Columbia ecommerce business, the platforms you've used to sell online, the quality of your product data, how customers interact with your brand, what functionality you need to be successful, and how you handle order fulfillment.

Knowing this lets us make informed recommendations about the best e-commerce platform for your British Columbia-based business. The selection of the best platform for your specific needs is critical when developing a new British Columbia ecommerce website or redesigning an existing British Columbia e-commerce website.

An ecommerce web design project in British Columbia needs to start with a clear understanding of the business goals. We'll help you decide what metrics to use to measure the success of your British Columbia online store, whether you use our ecommerce development company or a different web developer. It will help set expectations throughout the British Columbia ecommerce web design so you get the best website.

We'll even offer optional British Columbia digital marketing and website support services after your British Columbia ecommerce website is done!

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Benefits of a Custom British Columbia Ecommerce Website Solution

WebCitz was founded on the principle of providing custom web solutions throughout British Columbia and Canada. We have a strong history of working with local clients to understand their ecommerce business and deliver a custom British Columbia-area website unique to their online brand. In the past, we've worked on numerous types of custom e-commerce projects, including:

  • Headless ecommerce websites within Magento, Shopify, or BigCommerce using tools like Nuxt.js or Laravel to bring together the CMS and ecommerce platform.
  • Product Information Management (PIM) systems to improve BigCommerce and Shopify product entry.
  • Sync inventory, list products, and fulfill orders across multiple platforms with multichannel ecommerce.
  • Integrations with Amazon and eBay for third-party channels.
  • Mobile apps to make B2B shopping easier.
  • Solutions for migrating data between platforms, importing product data from suppliers, or exporting sales data.

When it comes to developing custom functionality for your British Columbia e-commerce website, you'll be in good hands with our team. We will work with your British Columbia team to understand your functionality requirements, outline the deliverables and turnaround time, and work with you after the launch to ensure everything is running smoothly.

Our ecommerce web design agency is happy to provide Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Victoria, and Chilliwack with professional ecommerce development services.

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your British Columbia Website

To recommend the best ecommerce platform for your British Columbia e-commerce company we will need to talk with you about your website's objectives. There is no single e-commerce platform that is perfect for all British Columbia-area websites.

To deliver exceptional ecommerce website design services in British Columbia, we have separate development teams for WooCommerce projects than for Shopify and BigCommerce projects. We can provide expert advice and service because our local ecommerce developers specialize in their own preferred ecommerce platforms.

British Columbia WooCommerce Web Design Services

WordPress is the most popular content management system in British Columbia. When you run an ecommerce website with WordPress, you'll probably need a WooCommerce web developer in British Columbia.

In British Columbia, we help startups and e-commerce businesses get started with WooCommerce.

Here's why our ecommerce website developers love WooCommerce:

  • We recommend WordPress and WooCommerce for British Columbia web design projects that require a custom designed theme, but are working on a limited budget. We have our own internally developed WooCommerce theme, based on Understrap, which is a great starting point for a custom-designed British Columbia WooCommerce web site. Theme development within Shopify or BigCommerce is often more expensive for British Columbia e-commerce clients.
  • If your British Columbia business website runs on WordPress, we recommend WooCommerce. It doesn't make sense to spend a lot of time and money redesigning your content-based website just to add ecommerce.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for British Columbia web companies who prefer open-source software. You don't have to pay a monthly fee to use WordPress or WooCommerce. Alternatively, Shopify and BigCommerce have high monthly fees to use the platform and their apps are often much more expensive than WordPress or WooCommerce plugins.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for most British Columbia businesses that require a product builder. It is simply easier to develop a custom product builder in WordPress than most other platforms. Don't worry though, there are third-party apps for British Columbia websites running BigCommerce or Shopify that need a product configurator.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for those in an industry not accepted by Shopify or BigCommerce.

British Columbia Shopify Website Design Services

Shopify is the most popular SaaS e-commerce platform. If you want to run an e-commerce website in British Columbia, you'll probably need a Shopify web designer.

With our Shopify web development company, we can design a website for a new or existing business in British Columbia that runs on the Shopify platform.

Here are some of the reasons our ecommerce developers often recommend Shopify:

  • We recommend Shopify for British Columbia merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce platform. Shopify allows you to run an ecommerce business in British Columbia without the hassle of constantly updating plugins or software versions.
  • For British Columbia web companies that don't need a lot of custom features, we recommend Shopify. The cost of developing custom functionality with Shopify is higher than with WordPress. Additionally, Shopify apps often have monthly fees versus WooCommerce plugins that are more affordable.
  • Shopify is a great option for British Columbia e-commerce businesses that need fast turnaround times for marketing and development. It is often faster to set up a Shopify website to test out a new product and cycle through various apps and ideas to test conversion optimization strategies.

British Columbia BigCommerce Web Design Services

BigCommerce is arguably the most flexible web-based ecommerce platform available in British Columbia due to its robust API functionality. To build a successful BigCommerce website you will need to search for an experienced BigCommerce website designer in British Columbia.

Our BigCommerce web development team has experience helping startup and existing British Columbia-area ecommerce businesses build out and improve their online websites.

Here are a few reasons why our e-commerce web developers love BigCommerce:

  • We recommend BigCommerce to British Columbia companies looking for a hosted ecommerce platform. An advantage of a hosted e-commerce platform is you don't have to worry about updating it like you do with WordPress and WooCommerce.
  • We recommend BigCommerce as an external ecommerce platform for legacy websites that can't fully migrate their website to a new platform. We can implement "headless e-commerce" for your British Columbia storefront, which is the process of integrating a platform like BigCommerce through APIs and custom web programming.
  • We recommend BigCommerce because of their robust API, which is exceptionally helpful for building out custom functionality in British Columbia ecommerce websites.
  • We recommend BigCommerce for British Columbia merchants who want a hosted ecommerce platform, but don't like Shopify.

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Redesigning Existing Ecommerce Websites

If you are unhappy with the performance, functionality, or conversion rate of your British Columbia ecommerce website it might be time to think about a redesign or rehaul of your website.

You should approach British Columbia e-commerce redesign projects with exceptional care. For instance, you may lose search rankings and online sales if your British Columbia ecommerce website developer forgets to create 301 redirects, drastically changes your URL structure, or reorganizes your product catalog.

We like to know your whole business before we start an e-commerce website redesign in British Columbia. Here are some of the important factors to consider when redesigning British Columbia ecommerce websites:

  • Where can people find your British Columbia e-commerce site? If your online sales come mostly from organic search traffic, you'll need to maintain URL structures and use 301 redirects. It's also good to keep the same product categories, breadcrumb trails, and page content throughout the development of your British Columbia website.
  • How do customers like your British Columbia site? If your online shoppers aren't happy with the design of the website then it is okay to make big changes. If your conversion rates are already good, maybe you should consider being more conservative with design changes.
  • Are you migrating e-commerce platforms? If so, you need to understand the new British Columbia website won't work like your old one did. Things like entering products, fulfilling orders, updating customer info, and going through check out will be different.

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Determine Goals for Your British Columbia Ecommerce Web Design Service

Building out an ecommerce website in British Columbia can be an expensive project. Before hiring a local ecommerce website designer, you should put together a list of goals you'd like to see achieved through the British Columbia ecommerce development service. This will help keep you on track throughout the design of your e-commerce website, and set measurable objectives for later. We've seen these goals for British Columbia ecommerce website design projects:

  • To build out an online website for a new British Columbia e-commerce venture.
  • To migrate an old British Columbia ecommerce site to a new platform to improve functionality, or site security.
  • Redesigning an e-commerce site in order to improve user experience (UX), reduce bounce rates, and improve conversion rates.
  • Improving the shopping experience by making it faster and more responsive.
  • For ADA and WCAG compliance.

We've provided such British Columbia ecommerce web development solutions before and are excited by the prospect of helping with your new ecommerce website design! If your British Columbia e-commerce company needs help putting together a list of goals for your ecommerce website just reach out to our team for assistance!

Questions to Ask Your British Columbia Ecommerce Web Designer

There are numerous questions to ask your British Columbia ecommerce website development firm before making a hiring decision. While the answer will be valuable, even more important to you should be the manner in which the answer is given. Pay attention to how receptive the sales team is to being asked detailed questions. You'll get a good idea for how things will be when the British Columbia ecommerce development service starts up. Here are some common ecommerce web development questions we get asked by e-commerce businesses in and around British Columbia:

  • Are you outsourcing ecommerce website development? At WebCitz, we don't outsource ecommerce web design services because we have our own team of Shopify, BigCommerce, and WooCommerce developers.
  • If you change URLs, do you set up 301 redirects? It's hard to keep the URL structure the same during platform migrations, but WebCitz tries. We do create 301 redirects for British Columbia ecommerce website designs that will have a different URL structure.
  • Do you create design mockups before starting a new ecommerce website design project? WebCitz creates design mockups for all British Columbia WooCommerce developments, but we only create a design mockup for Shopify and BigCommerce projects that have a higher budget for a fully custom British Columbia ecommerce development.
  • Are you able to help British Columbia businesses choose an e-commerce platform? WebCitz helps British Columbia clients choose the right ecommerce platform. The answer is typically dependent upon the web design and ecommerce functionality requirements.
  • What's the turnaround time for British Columbia ecommerce web development services? WebCitz typically completes most British Columbia-area ecommerce website development projects within 3-4 months, but they can take up to 9-12 months for highly complex e-commerce websites.
  • Does your British Columbia ecommerce web designer have a design portfolio or client reviews? WebCitz has an ecommerce development portfolio, numerous ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews to share!

How We Design the Best British Columbia Ecommerce Websites

You should expect British Columbia ecommerce web development firms to have a formal process for how a new e-commerce website will be developed. Here is our process for designing British Columbia ecommerce websites:

Multiple Discovery Calls

In a discovery call, we learn about your British Columbia company, your ecommerce history, your development expectations, and your future plans. This helps ensure everyone working on your project has an opportunity to voice their opinion, which goes a long way to minimizing confusion throughout the ecommerce project.

Kickoff Conversation

If you're happy with our ecommerce web design company for your British Columbia website development, just sign the proposal, pay a down payment, and schedule your kickoff call! Everybody will have a chance to talk about how the project will unfold, who will handle each stage of the design, and how long the turnaround time will be for completion.

Design Mockup or Theme Selection

If your future British Columbia ecommerce website design is in WordPress with WooCommerce, or your design budget accommodates a custom design in Shopify or BigCommerce, then the first phase of the project will begin with mocking up the design of your website. This allows everyone to be on the same page regarding the look and feel of your website before an e-commerce developer starts the build process. Alternatively, if you selected a template-based approach within Shopify and BigCommerce, this is the phase where we start helping you select a theme for your British Columbia ecommerce site.

Ecommerce Website Development

The longest part of your British Columbia ecommerce build will be the development. This includes everything for data migration, theme customization, functionality development, and much more! Throughout the process, you'll be able to follow along via a password-protected development website.

Website Training & Launch

Once the ecommerce development project is close to completion, we'll start working with you to provide any necessary training. When you are comfortable managing the ecommerce website, we'll schedule a time that works for everyone involved to launch your future British Columbia e-commerce storefront! You can even get a checklist for launching the ecommerce site if you're interested!

We've been working on our British Columbia ecommerce web development process for more than 18 years. We've created, designed, developed, and launched successful e-commerce sites across Canada!

Additional Services for Your British Columbia Ecommerce Web Design Project

There is more to a successful ecommerce website development project in British Columbia than just the development of the website. Let's explore some additional services, which are completely optional, to help you get the most out of your custom British Columbia e-commerce website:

  • We have an on-site video production team to help with the creation of multimedia to showcase your British Columbia web-based business.
  • Let our digital marketers help you rank your ecommerce products higher in British Columbia search results, or nationwide.
  • We have a PPC advertising team who can help you with any campaign type on Google Ads, Facebook Ads, or Bing Ads.
  • With our website accessibility solutions, you'll be able to comply with ADA and WCAG standards.
  • To make your products sell to any audience type, we offer comprehensive product page layouts and conversion rate optimization services.
  • For your British Columbia company, we can design logos, web banners, affiliate graphics, social media graphics, and other custom artwork.
  • For content-based websites and WooCommerce storefronts, we manage our own high-performance web servers.
  • We have web designers experienced with PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native web programming to deliver highly functional web experiences throughout British Columbia.

No matter what your British Columbia web business needs from its ecommerce website, you'll soon discover our full-service web design and digital marketing agency is your trusted provider in British Columbia!

Why Choose WebCitz for Your British Columbia Ecommerce Website Design

You should choose WebCitz because of the experience we have building ecommerce websites, the dedication we put to each of our British Columbia-area ecommerce clients, and the unique solutions we bring to the table.

We are a results-driven ecommerce development company with more than 18 years of experience designing attractive, high-converting e-commerce websites for small businesses and large corporations in Canada! You can trust our ecommerce website development agency to handle your professional British Columbia ecommerce website design quickly and efficiently.

Here's why you should choose WebCitz:

  • We don't outsource ecommerce development services for British Columbia businesses.
  • With our own e-commerce web developers, we can create the best sites for you.
  • There are separate teams working on WooCommerce, Shopify, and BigCommerce websites.
  • We start WordPress and WooCommerce projects from our very own internally built theme, based on the Understrap framework.
  • We've worked with multiple CSS frameworks like Bootstrap and Tailwind.
  • We have a team of search engine optimization, user experience, ecommerce funnels, and conversion rate optimization experts to help answer British Columbia digital marketing questions.
  • We have free website design tools like color scheme pickers and password generators.
  • You can reach us on the phone, live chat, or email when you have questions about your British Columbia ecommerce website development service.

Fill out our online contact form, start a live chat, or give us a call at (800) 796-8263 to talk with our British Columbia-focused web design team. We'd love to hear from you!

British Columbia Ecommerce Website Development Cost Calculator

Check out how affordable our british columbia ecommerce development services can be for your business! You are in complete control of your ecommerce web design budget. Answer a few simple questions about your project and our ecommerce website cost calculator will recommend a budget range for your ecommerce development. To receive a more accurate quote, simply reach out to our team to discuss the details of your project. This ecommerce web design cost calculator helps you understand the factors involved in quoting an ecommerce development service.

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