Vancouver, BC Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Vancouver Ecommerce

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

500+ active clients
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2004
Founded 18+ Years Ago
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Vancouver, BC Ecommerce Website Design Experts

Our ecommerce web designers have built custom websites for Vancouver-area businesses for more than 18 years.

Understanding the nature of your Vancouver 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 Vancouver, what platforms you've used, how your customers interact with your brand, what features you need, and how you handle orders.

Having this knowledge allows us to make informed recommendations regarding the best e-commerce platform for your Vancouver-based online business. The selection of the best platform for your specific needs is critical when developing a new Vancouver ecommerce website or redesigning an existing Vancouver e-commerce website.

It is important to begin Vancouver ecommerce web development projects with an understanding of the business goals. Regardless of whether you choose a local Vancouver ecommerce website developer or a national ecommerce web design company, we'll help you gauge the success of your Vancouver ecommerce development service. It will help set expectations throughout the Vancouver ecommerce web development so you get the best website.

After your Vancouver ecommerce website development service is complete, we'll even be available to offer Vancouver digital marketing and website support services! Our e-commerce experts even offer service to nearby businesses in North Vancouver, Canada, Richmond, Canada, Burnaby, Canada, New Westminster, Canada, and Delta, Canada.

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Benefits of a Custom Vancouver Ecommerce Website Solution

Our firm was founded on the principle of providing custom website solutions in Vancouver and nationwide. We work with local clients to understand their ecommerce business and deliver a website that's uniquely theirs.

You'll be in good hands with us when it comes to Vancouver e-commerce website development. We'd like to work with you and your Vancouver team to understand your functionality requirements, outline the deliverables and turnaround time, and help you with everything after the launch.

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

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Vancouver Website

If your Vancouver e-commerce company needs a platform recommendation, we need to know what your website's goals are. There isn't one e-commerce platform that's perfect for every Vancouver website.

For WooCommerce and Shopify projects, we have separate development teams. This allows our local ecommerce web developers to specialize in a particular development environment to provide expert advice and service.

Vancouver WooCommerce Web Design Services

WordPress is the most popular content management system for Vancouver websites. If you want an ecommerce website using WordPress, you'll likely need a WooCommerce web developer in Vancouver.

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

Here are some of the reasons our ecommerce website designers tend to recommend WooCommerce:

  • If you need a custom theme, but have a limited budget, we recommend WordPress or WooCommerce. We have our own custom WooCommerce theme that is based on Understrap and makes a great starting point for Vancouver WooCommerce websites. Theme development within Shopify is often more expensive for Vancouver e-commerce clients.
  • If your Vancouver 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 Vancouver web companies. You don't have to pay a monthly fee for WordPress or WooCommerce, just for web hosting. Alternatively, Shopify has 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 Vancouver businesses that require a product builder. It is simply easier to develop a custom product builder in WordPress than most other platforms. However, there are apps for Vancouver web companies running Shopify that offer product configurators.
  • If you're in an industry that's not supported by Shopify, try WooCommerce.

Vancouver Shopify Web Design Services

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

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

Our ecommerce website designers love Shopify for these reasons:

  • For Vancouver merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce system, we recommend Shopify. If you want to run an ecommerce business in Vancouver, you don't have to worry about constantly updating plugins or software.
  • When Vancouver web companies don't need a lot of custom functionality, we recommend Shopify. It is often more expensive to develop custom functionality within Shopify than WordPress. Additionally, Shopify apps often have monthly fees versus WooCommerce plugins that are more affordable.
  • We recommend Shopify for Vancouver 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

Vancouver ecommerce sites that don't perform, don't function, or don't convert well might need a redesign or overhaul.

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

Before starting Vancouver e-commerce website redesign projects, we like to thoroughly review your ecommerce business to understand the big picture. Here are some of the important factors to consider when redesigning Vancouver ecommerce websites:

  • How do people reach your Vancouver e-commerce website? 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 Vancouver website.
  • What do customers think of your Vancouver website? Making big changes to your website is okay if your online shoppers aren't happy. It's advisable to be cautious with design changes if you've already got good conversion rates.
  • Are you migrating e-commerce platforms? If so, you need to understand the new Vancouver 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 Vancouver Ecommerce Web Design Service

You can pay a lot of money to build an ecommerce site in Vancouver. Make a list of the things you want your Vancouver 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. The most common goals we've seen for Vancouver ecommerce website design projects include:

  • To build out an online website for a new Vancouver e-commerce venture.
  • To migrate an legacy Vancouver ecommerce systems into a new platform to improve functionality or website security.
  • 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 issues for ADA and WCAG compliance.

Our British Columbia ecommerce web development services have helped other businesses before, so we're excited to help with your new ecommerce website! We can help you put together a list of goals for your Vancouver e-commerce website if you need it!

Questions to Ask Your Vancouver Ecommerce Web Designer

You should ask plenty of questions before hiring an ecommerce website development firm in Vancouver. 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. This will provide insight into future communication as the Vancouver ecommerce development service gets started. Here are some common ecommerce web development questions we get asked by e-commerce businesses in and around British Columbia:

  • Do you outsource ecommerce website development services? WebCitz doesn't outsource ecommerce web design because we have our own Shopify and WooCommerce developers for your Vancouver website.
  • If you change URLs, do you set up 301 redirects? WebCitz tries to keep the URL structure the same, but this is often not possible during platform migrations. We create 301 redirects for Vancouver ecommerce website designs that have different URL structures.
  • When you start an ecommerce website design project, do you make design mockups? WebCitz creates design mockups for all Vancouver WooCommerce developments, but we only create a design mockup for Shopify projects that have a higher budget for a fully custom Vancouver ecommerce development.
  • Are you able to help Vancouver businesses choose an e-commerce platform? WebCitz helps Vancouver clients choose the right ecommerce platform. Typically, the answer is based on the web design and ecommerce requirements.
  • Can you tell me how fast Vancouver ecommerce web development works? WebCitz typically completes most Vancouver-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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver Ecommerce Websites

Efforts to design an e-commerce website in Vancouver should follow a formal process. Here's how we design Vancouver ecommerce sites:

Discovery Phone Calls

There are typically multiple discovery calls to learn more about your Vancouver company, your history with ecommerce, your development expectations, and your future goals. 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 Meeting

When you're ready to move forward with our ecommerce web development firm for your Vancouver 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 Selection

We'll start with mockups for your Vancouver ecommerce website design if it's built in WordPress with WooCommerce or if your budget allows a custom design built in Shopify. This way, everyone is on the same page about how your site will look and feel before an e-commerce developer starts. Alternatively, if you selected a template-based approach within Shopify, this is the phase where we start helping you select a theme for your Vancouver ecommerce site.

Ecommerce Website Development

The longest part of your Vancouver ecommerce build will be the development. Data migration, theme customization, functionality development, and more! A password-protected development website lets you follow along.

Website Training & Launch

Once the ecommerce web design 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 Vancouver e-commerce storefront! We can even share a checklist for launching the ecommerce site if you're interested!

We've been optimizing our British Columbia ecommerce website design process for more than 18 years. We have a tremendous amount of experience planning, designing, developing, and launching successful e-commerce web sites throughout Canada!

Additional Services for Your Vancouver Ecommerce Web Design Project

The development of the website is only one part of a successful ecommerce storefront in Vancouver. Here are some other services, which are completely optional, to help you get the most out of your Vancouver e-commerce site:

  • You can get multimedia to showcase your Vancouver web business from our on-site video production team.
  • We have a digital marketing and search engine optimization team to help you rank your ecommerce products higher in Vancouver 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.
  • We have website accessibility solutions to help you comply with ADA and WCAG frameworks.
  • To make sure your products sell to any audience, we have extensive experience with product page design and conversion rate optimization.
  • For your Vancouver company, we can design logos, web banners, affiliate graphics, social media graphics, and other custom artwork.
  • We manage our own high performance web servers to help increase your page speed for content-based websites and WooCommerce storefronts.
  • For custom web development in Vancouver, we have PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native developers.

We're your trusted Vancouver ecommerce website provider no matter what your Vancouver business needs from its ecommerce website!

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Vancouver Ecommerce Website Design

Choose WebCitz for our ecommerce experience, the dedication we put into each of our clients in British Columbia, and the unique solutions we bring to the table.

We're a results-driven ecommerce development agency with more than 18 years of experience designing e-commerce websites for small businesses and big corporations! Our ecommerce website development firm is only 3336.5 kilometers away and can handle all your Vancouver ecommerce development needs quickly and effectively.

Here are some of the best reasons to choose WebCitz:

  • We don't outsource ecommerce web development services for Vancouver businesses.
  • We have our own in-house team of top e-commerce web developers.
  • 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've worked with multiple CSS frameworks, including Bootstrap and Tailwind.
  • To answer your Vancouver digital marketing questions, our team has experts in search engine optimization (SEO), user experience (UX), sales funnels, and conversion rate optimization (CRO).
  • Check out our 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 Vancouver ecommerce web design service.

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

Vancouver 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 vancouver ecommerce development services can be for your business!

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