Kelowna, BC Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Kelowna Ecommerce

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

500+ active clients
500+
Satisfied Digital Marketing Clients
18 years in business
2004
Founded 18+ Years Ago
20+ Onsite experts
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Onsite Experts (No Outsourcing)

Kelowna, BC 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 Kelowna-area business needs.

Knowing how your Kelowna ecommerce business works is key to creating an effective ecommerce website. We take the time to discuss with you a number of topics, including your history running your Kelowna 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.

Having this knowledge allows us to make informed recommendations regarding the best e-commerce platform for your Kelowna-based online business. If you're creating a new Kelowna ecommerce website or redesigning an old one, you have to pick the right platform for your needs.

You need to understand your business goals before you start an ecommerce web design project in Kelowna. Regardless of whether you choose a local Kelowna ecommerce developer or a national ecommerce web development firm, we'll help you gauge the success of your Kelowna ecommerce web design service. It will help set expectations throughout the Kelowna ecommerce website design so you get the best website.

Even after your Kelowna ecommerce website is designed, we'll be here to help with optional Kelowna digital marketing and website maintenance! Our team also offers e-commerce development services in nearby areas of Peachland, Canada, Summerland, Canada, Vernon, Canada, Penticton, Canada, and Lumby, Canada.

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Benefits of a Custom Kelowna Ecommerce Website Solution

WebCitz was founded on the principle of providing custom web solutions throughout Kelowna and Canada. In the Kelowna-area, we've worked with local clients to understand their ecommerce business and build a custom website that's tailored to their online brand.

When it comes to developing custom functionality for your Kelowna e-commerce website, you'll be in good hands with our team. We'll work with your Kelowna team to understand the functionality you need, outline the deliverables and turnaround time, and make sure everything runs smoothly after the launch.

In addition to developing Kelowna-area ecommerce websites, our team also offers Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Abbotsford, Nanaimo, Victoria, and Chilliwack small businesses and large corporations a custom ecommerce development service.

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Kelowna Website

To recommend the best ecommerce platform for your Kelowna e-commerce company we will need to talk with you about your website's objectives. There isn't one e-commerce platform that works for all Kelowna businesses.

To deliver exceptional ecommerce web development services in Kelowna, we have separate development teams for WooCommerce projects than for Shopify projects. This allows our local ecommerce website developers to specialize in a particular development environment to provide expert advice and service.

Kelowna WooCommerce Web Development Services

The most popular Kelowna website content management system is WordPress. If you want an ecommerce website using WordPress, you'll likely need a WooCommerce web designer in Kelowna.

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

These are some of the reasons our ecommerce website designers like WooCommerce:

  • We recommend WordPress and WooCommerce for Kelowna web design projects that require a custom designed theme, but are working on a limited budget. Based on Understrap, our own WooCommerce theme is a great starting point for Kelowna WooCommerce web designs. Theme development within Shopify is often more expensive for Kelowna e-commerce clients.
  • If your Kelowna business already has a WordPress site, we recommend WooCommerce. If you are happy with the look and feel of your content-based website, why invest the time and money into redesigning that website just to add ecommerce?
  • We recommend WooCommerce for Kelowna web companies who prefer open-source software. You don't have to pay a monthly fee for WordPress or WooCommerce, just for web hosting. As an alternative, Shopify has expensive monthly fees (depending on your plan) and their apps are often more expensive than WooCommerce or WordPress plugins.
  • For Kelowna businesses that need a product builder, we recommend WooCommerce. If you are using WordPress and WooCommerce, there are numerous product builder plugins to consider and we've got experience developing custom builders in WooCommerce. Don't worry though, there are third-party apps for Kelowna websites running Shopify that need a product configurator.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for those in an industry not accepted by Shopify.

Kelowna Shopify Website Design Services

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

Our Shopify web development team has experience designing websites for new and existing businesses throughout British Columbia within the Shopify platform.

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

  • For Kelowna merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce system, we recommend Shopify. With Shopify, you can run an ecommerce business in Kelowna without constantly updating plugins and software.
  • For Kelowna 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 that really add up, in comparison to the less expensive WordPress plugin options.
  • We recommend Shopify for Kelowna e-commerce businesses that rely heavily on fast turnaround times for development and marketing initiatives. It's faster to test out a new product on a Shopify site and cycle through different apps and ideas for conversion optimization.

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Redesigning Existing Ecommerce Websites

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

Every Kelowna e-commerce redesign project deserves exceptional care. For instance, you may lose search rankings and online sales if your Kelowna ecommerce web developer forgets to create 301 redirects, drastically changes your URL structure, or reorganizes your product catalog.

Before starting Kelowna e-commerce website redesign projects, we like to thoroughly review your ecommerce business to understand the big picture. You should consider these factors when redesigning Kelowna ecommerce sites:

  • You have an e-commerce site in Kelowna. How do people get there? It's important to maintain URL structures or implement 301 redirects if most of your online sales come from organic search traffic. It's also good to keep the same product categories, breadcrumb trails, and page content throughout the development of your Kelowna website.
  • What do customers think about your Kelowna website? If your online shoppers aren't happy with the design of the website then it is okay to make big changes. Consider being more conservative with design changes if your conversion rates are already good.
  • Are you migrating e-commerce platforms? It will work different than your old website, if that's the case. The way you enter products, fulfill orders, update customer information, and go through the checkout will be different.

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Determine Goals for Your Kelowna Ecommerce Web Design Service

Building out an ecommerce website in Kelowna can be an expensive project. You should make a list of the goals you'd like to see achieved by a Kelowna ecommerce web designer before you hire them. This will help keep you on track throughout the design of your e-commerce website, and set measurable objectives for later. The most common goals we've seen for Kelowna ecommerce website design projects include:

  • Create a new e-commerce site for your Kelowna-based company.
  • Upgrade an old Kelowna e-commerce system into a new one to improve security or functionality.
  • To redesign an e-commerce site to improve user experience (UX), reduce bounce rates, and improve conversion rates.
  • Improving the shopping experience by making it faster and more responsive.
  • To fix web accessibility problems for ADA and WCAG compliance.

We've provided such British Columbia ecommerce website design solutions before and are excited by the prospect of helping with your new ecommerce website design! Let us help you put together a list of goals for your ecommerce website if your Kelowna e-commerce company needs help!

Questions to Ask Your Kelowna Ecommerce Web Designer

There are numerous questions to ask your Kelowna ecommerce development agency before making a hiring decision. Even though the answer is important, how it's delivered is more important. Pay attention to how receptive the sales team is to being asked detailed questions. This will provide insight into future communication as the Kelowna ecommerce website development service gets started. We get asked these ecommerce web design questions a lot by British Columbia e-commerce businesses:

  • Is your ecommerce development outsourced? WebCitz doesn't outsource ecommerce web development because we have our own Shopify and WooCommerce developers for your Kelowna website.
  • If you change URLs, do you set up 301 redirects? While WebCitz tries to keep the URL structure the same, sometimes it can't be done. We do create 301 redirects for Kelowna ecommerce website developments that will have a different URL structure.
  • Do you make design mockups before starting a new ecommerce website design? WebCitz creates design mockups for all Kelowna WooCommerce developments, but we only create a design mockup for Shopify projects that have a higher budget for a fully custom Kelowna ecommerce web design.
  • Can you help Kelowna business owners choose the right platform for their e-commerce site? WebCitz does help Kelowna clients select the platform for their ecommerce website. The answer is typically dependent upon the web design and ecommerce functionality requirements.
  • Can you tell me how fast Kelowna ecommerce website design works? WebCitz usually gets Kelowna ecommerce development projects done in 3-4 months, but it can take up to 9-12 months for really complex e-commerce websites.
  • Your Kelowna ecommerce web developer should have a ecommerce portfolio or client reviews. Check out our ecommerce website development portfolio, ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews!

How We Design the Best Kelowna Ecommerce Websites

You should expect Kelowna ecommerce web design agencies to have a formal process for how a new e-commerce website will be developed. Here's how we make Kelowna ecommerce websites:

Multiple Discovery Calls

There are typically multiple discovery calls to learn more about your Kelowna company, your history with ecommerce, your development expectations, and your future goals. By having everyone involved in the ecommerce project speak up, you'll minimize confusion and project delays.

Kickoff Discussion

When you're ready to move forward with our ecommerce web development firm for your Kelowna website development, sign the proposal, submit a down payment, and schedule a kick off 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 Mockups or Template Search

If your future Kelowna ecommerce website design is in WordPress with WooCommerce, or your design budget accommodates a custom design in Shopify, then the first phase of the project will begin with mocking up the design of your website. This helps everyone agree on the look and feel of your website before an e-commerce developer starts working on it. Alternatively, if you selected a template-based approach within Shopify, this is the phase where we start helping you select a theme for your Kelowna ecommerce site.

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The longest phase of your Kelowna ecommerce build will be the development process. This includes everything for data migration, theme customization, functionality development, and much more! A password-protected development website lets you follow along.

Website Launch (Plus Website Training!)

When the ecommerce web design project is nearly done, we'll start working with you on training. If you're comfortable with managing the e-commerce site, let's schedule a time that works for everyone to launch your Kelowna e-commerce site! You can even get a checklist for launching the ecommerce site if you're interested!

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

Additional Services for Your Kelowna Ecommerce Web Design Project

There is more to a successful ecommerce development project in Kelowna than just the development of the website. Here are a few optional extras that will help you get the most from your Kelowna e-commerce website:

  • We have an on-site video production team to help with the creation of multimedia to showcase your Kelowna web-based business.
  • We have a digital marketing and search engine optimization team to help you rank your ecommerce products higher in Kelowna search results, or nationwide.
  • Whether you need Google Ads, Facebook Ads, or Bing Ads, our PPC advertising team can help.
  • Website accessibility solutions to help you comply with ADA and WCAG.
  • To make sure your products sell to any audience, we have extensive experience with product page design and conversion rate optimization.
  • For your Kelowna company, we can design logos, web banners, affiliate graphics, social media graphics, and other custom artwork.
  • Boost your page speed for content-based websites and WooCommerce storefronts by hosting your site on our high-performance web servers.
  • We have web developers experienced with PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native web programming to deliver highly functional web experiences throughout Kelowna.

Whether your Kelowna business needs an ecommerce site or a full-service web design and digital marketing agency, we've got you covered!

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Kelowna 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.

As an ecommerce website development firm, we design attractive, high-converting ecommerce websites for small businesses and large corporations in Canada! You can trust our ecommerce development company, which is only 3038.7 kilometers away, to handle your professional Kelowna ecommerce website development quickly and efficiently.

Here are some of the best reasons to choose WebCitz:

  • Our ecommerce web design services aren't outsourced.
  • We have an in-house team of top e-commerce web designers.
  • For WooCommerce and Shopify websites, we have separate web development teams.
  • We start WordPress and WooCommerce projects from our very own internally built theme, based on the Understrap framework.
  • We work with multiple CSS frameworks, including Bootstrap and Tailwind.
  • We have a team of search engine optimization, user experience, ecommerce funnels, and conversion rate optimization experts to help answer Kelowna digital marketing questions.
  • We've got 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 Kelowna ecommerce development service.

For more information about our e-commerce website design services in Kelowna, just fill out our online contact form, start a live chat with us, or call (800) 796-8263. We can't wait to hear from you!

Kelowna Ecommerce Website Development Cost Calculator

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 for your ecommerce development. To receive a more accurate quote, just call 800-796-8263 or send us an email.

Check out how affordable our kelowna ecommerce development services can be for your business!

Hear what our customers are saying

Jeff Ring

Jeff Ring

This company is just a thrill to work with. Everyone is so friendly and eager to help even with the smallest items. They are always very accommodating when you stop by to look at the magnificent fish tank and will greet you with with a warm cappuccino.
George Ormond

George Ormond

Corey was extremely helpful and spent a considerable amount of time going over my difficulties with a newly created website put together by someone else. I was under a very stressful deadline and he was extremely considerate and helpful. He managed to fix the problems that I was experiencing with my website. I had reached out to a number of website developers for help but only heard back from Webcity and Corey got back to me within minutes!
Kendrick Jacobs

Kendrick Jacobs

Corey G at WebCitz was so professional and patient while helping us solve our issues. We appreciate his help so much. This company definitely needs more people like him. Amazing customer service! Thank you Corey G! (:
Wendy Bottesi

Wendy Bottesi

Corey is so incredibly helpful!!!! He took the time and effort to make sure I had the help I needed! Above and beyond friendly! Helpful hints to navigate my website!! I felt so at ease! This is the company I will be sticking with and telling everyone about!!! A million times over thank you Corey!
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Carissa Giebel

They are great to work with. Always quick to respond to my questions and assist when needed! They have been working with me at Legacy Law Group, LLC for many years.
Cassie Richards

Cassie Richards

Working with WebCitz has been nothing but a great experience. David, Jake, Drew, and the rest of the team are easy to work with, accommodating, and very knowledgeable. WebCitz is a company that you can trust will be there when you need them most. If I’m having an issue or problem with a website, I can always count on a quick response and a timely solution.
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