Nanaimo, BC Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Nanaimo Ecommerce

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

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

Nanaimo, 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 Nanaimo-area business needs.

Understanding the nature of your Nanaimo ecommerce business is key to developing an effective ecommerce website. The things we talk about with you are things like how you've run an ecommerce business in Nanaimo, what platforms you've used, how your customers interact with your brand, what features you need, and how you handle orders.

We can make informed recommendations about the best e-commerce platform for your Nanaimo-based online business based on this information. The selection of the best platform for your specific needs is critical when developing a new Nanaimo ecommerce website or redesigning an existing Nanaimo e-commerce website.

An ecommerce web design project in Nanaimo needs to start with a clear understanding of the business goals. We'll help you determine the best metrics to use to gauge the success of your Nanaimo ecommerce development service, regardless if you choose a local Nanaimo e-commerce developer or a national ecommerce web development firm. It will help set expectations throughout the Nanaimo ecommerce web design so you get the best website.

Even after your Nanaimo ecommerce website is designed, we'll be here to help with optional Nanaimo digital marketing and website maintenance! Our team also offers e-commerce development services in nearby areas of Ladysmith, Canada, Chemainus, Canada, Parksville, Canada, Sechelt, Canada, and Lake Cowichan, Canada.

Nanaimo Ecommerce Developers

Benefits of a Custom Nanaimo Ecommerce Website Solution

WebCitz was founded on the principle of providing custom web solutions throughout Nanaimo and Canada. We work with local clients to understand their ecommerce business and deliver a website that's uniquely theirs.

When it comes to developing custom functionality for your Nanaimo e-commerce website, you'll be in good hands with our team. We'll work with your Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo-area ecommerce websites, our team also offers Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Victoria, and Chilliwack small businesses and large corporations a custom ecommerce website design service.

A Few of Our Ecommerce Developers

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Nanaimo Website

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

For WooCommerce and Shopify projects, we have separate development teams. This gives our ecommerce developers the chance to specialize in particular development environments to provide expert advice and help.

Nanaimo WooCommerce Web Design Services

WordPress is the most popular content management system in Nanaimo. To run an ecommerce website using WordPress you will likely be looking for a WooCommerce web developer in Nanaimo.

In Nanaimo, 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 Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo WooCommerce web designs. Theme development within Shopify is often more expensive for Nanaimo e-commerce clients.
  • If your Nanaimo 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.
  • WooCommerce is a great open-source option for Nanaimo web companies. There are no monthly fees to use WordPress or WooCommerce, except the web hosting fee to keep the website online. If you want to use Shopify, you might have to pay a lot of money for the platform, and their apps are often a lot more expensive than WordPress or WooCommerce plugins.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for most Nanaimo businesses that require a product builder. 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 Nanaimo websites running Shopify that need a product configurator.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for those in an industry not accepted by Shopify.

Nanaimo Shopify Website Design Services

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

A lot of our Shopify developers have experience designing websites for new and existing businesses in British Columbia.

Our ecommerce web designers love Shopify for these reasons:

  • We recommend Shopify for Nanaimo merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce platform. If you want to run an ecommerce business in Nanaimo, you don't have to worry about constantly updating plugins or software.
  • We recommend Shopify for Nanaimo web companies without a lot of custom functionality requirements. 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 Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo ecommerce website it might be time to think about a redesign or rehaul of your website.

Take your e-commerce redesign in Nanaimo seriously. It's possible to lose search rankings and online sales if your web designer forgets to create 301 redirects, completely restructures your URLs, or improperly reorganizes your product catalog.

Nanaimo ecommerce website redesign starts with a thorough review of your ecommerce business to understand the big picture. Here are some of the important factors to consider when redesigning Nanaimo ecommerce websites:

  • Where can people find your Nanaimo e-commerce site? If most online sales are coming from organic search traffic it will be critical to maintain URL structures or implement 301 redirects. It's also good to keep the same product categories, breadcrumb trails, and page content throughout the development of your Nanaimo website.
  • What do customers think about your Nanaimo 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? If so, you need to understand the new Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo Ecommerce Web Design Service

Building out an ecommerce website in Nanaimo can be an expensive project. Make a list of the things you want your Nanaimo e-commerce website to accomplish before you hire a developer. Keeping track of measurable goals will help you keep your e-commerce site progressing in the right direction. Here are some of the goals we've seen for Nanaimo ecommerce website design projects:

  • To build out an online website for a new Nanaimo e-commerce venture.
  • To migrate an old Nanaimo ecommerce site to a new platform to improve functionality, or site security.
  • To redesign an existing Nanaimo e-commerce website in the same platform 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 web development 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 Nanaimo e-commerce company needs help!

Questions to Ask Your Nanaimo Ecommerce Web Designer

There are numerous questions to ask your Nanaimo ecommerce website development agency before making a hiring decision. While the answer will be valuable, how it's delivered should be even more important. Check to see how receptive the sales team is to detailed questions. If you do this now, you'll get an idea of what to expect in future communication. Here are some common ecommerce website design questions we get asked by e-commerce businesses in and around British Columbia:

  • Are you outsourcing ecommerce development? WebCitz does not outsource ecommerce web development services because we have our own team of Shopify and WooCommerce developers for your Nanaimo e-commerce 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 Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo WooCommerce developments, but we only create a design mockup for Shopify projects that have a higher budget for a fully custom Nanaimo ecommerce web design.
  • Are you able to help Nanaimo businesses choose an e-commerce platform? WebCitz helps Nanaimo clients choose the right ecommerce platform. Typically, the answer is based on the web design and ecommerce requirements.
  • How quick is the turnaround time for Nanaimo ecommerce development services? WebCitz usually gets most Nanaimo-area ecommerce sites up and running within 3-4 months, but it can take up to 9-12 months for really complicated ones.
  • Does your Nanaimo ecommerce web developer have a design portfolio or client reviews? Check out our ecommerce website development portfolio, ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews!

How We Design the Best Nanaimo Ecommerce Websites

You should expect Nanaimo ecommerce web design companies to have a formal process for how a new e-commerce website will be developed. Here's how we design Nanaimo ecommerce sites:

Discovery Phone Calls

There are usually multiple discovery calls to learn more about your Nanaimo company, your history with ecommerce, 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 feel confident about our ecommerce development agency for your Nanaimo website development, go ahead and sign the proposal, submit a down payment, and schedule your 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 Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo ecommerce site.

Ecommerce Website Development

The longest part of your Nanaimo ecommerce build will be the development. Data migration, theme customization, functionality development, and more! Throughout this process, you'll have a password-protected development website to visit so you can follow along and provide comments as necessary.

Training & Launch

Once the ecommerce website development project is close to completion, we'll start working with you to provide any necessary training. If you're comfortable with managing the e-commerce site, let's schedule a time that works for everyone to launch your Nanaimo 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 web design process for more than 18 years. We've created, designed, developed, and launched successful e-commerce sites across Canada!

Additional Services for Your Nanaimo Ecommerce Web Design Project

There is more to a successful ecommerce development project in Nanaimo than just the development of the website. Here are some other services, which are completely optional, to help you get the most out of your Nanaimo e-commerce site:

  • You can get multimedia to showcase your Nanaimo web business from our on-site video production team.
  • We've got a digital marketing and SEO team to help rank your ecommerce products higher in Nanaimo 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.
  • We have extensive experience with product page optimization and conversion rate optimization to help you sell your products to any audience type.
  • For your Nanaimo 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 website designers experienced with PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native web programming to deliver highly functional web experiences throughout Nanaimo.

Whether your Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo 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're a results-driven ecommerce website development agency with more than 18 years of experience designing e-commerce websites for small businesses and big corporations! Our ecommerce website design firm is only 3409.1 kilometers away and can handle all your Nanaimo ecommerce web development needs quickly and effectively.

These are some of the best reasons to choose WebCitz:

  • We don't outsource ecommerce website development services for Nanaimo businesses.
  • With our own e-commerce web designers, we can create the best sites for you.
  • We have separate development teams for WooCommerce and Shopify website projects.
  • 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 Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo ecommerce 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 Nanaimo-focused web design team. We'd love to hear from you!

Nanaimo 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 nanaimo ecommerce development services can be for your business!

Hear what our customers are saying

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! (:
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Rummeles Fine Jewelry

Great company to deal with! They have a great team of people and are always there to answer any questions we have!
Dawn White

Dawn White

These guys are always there when you need them! Whether the issue is big or small, there is little they cannot handle. I cannot express enough how greatly we appreciate their continued superior service and willingness to assist whenever we need them. Thanks Dave, Corey and the entire WebCitz team!!
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.
Joe Simmons

Joe Simmons

David Wurst and WebCitz have been a great hosting company to work with for over 10 years. They provide exceptional service and knowledge with their customers and always get it done immediately. I will never work with any other company.
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