Education Ecommerce Web Design

Education Ecommerce Websites!

Through our expertise in ecommerce development and omnichannel management, we help educational facilities sell online.

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Educational Facility Ecommerce Website Design Agencies

With more than 18 years of experience developing custom ecommerce solutions, you can count on our e-commerce developers to provide you the website your educational facility needs.

Understanding the nature of your educational facility ecommerce business is key to developing an effective ecommerce website. We take the time to discuss with you a number of topics, including your history running your educational facility ecommerce business, the platforms you've used to sell online, the quality of your product data, how educators 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 educators. If you're building a new educator ecommerce site or redesigning an existing one, choosing the right platform is key.

You need to understand your business goals before you start your educational facility ecommerce web development project. We'll help you determine the best metrics to use to gauge the success of your educational facility ecommerce web design service, regardless if you choose a local educator e-commerce developer or a national ecommerce development company. This will help set expectations throughout the scope of the educator ecommerce project to ensure you receive the best website for your storefront.

Even after your educator ecommerce website is designed, we'll be here to help with optional educational facility digital marketing and website maintenance!

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Benefits of a Custom Ecommerce Website Solution for Educational Facilities

WebCitz was founded on the principle of providing custom web solutions for educators and other professionals. We have experience working with local and national educational facilities to understand their ecommerce businesses. In the past, we've worked on numerous types of custom e-commerce projects, including:

  • Headless ecommerce developments within Shopify, BigCommerce, or Magento using tools like Laravel or Nuxt.js to bridge the CMS and ecommerce platform.
  • Product Information Management (PIM) systems to streamline BigCommerce and Shopify product data entry
  • Solutions for synchronizing inventory, listing products, and fulfilling orders across different platforms.
  • Amazon and eBay integrations to list products in third-party channels.
  • Mobile app development to increase online shopping capabilities for B2B storefronts.
  • Solutions for transferring data between platforms, importing product data, and exporting sales data.

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

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The Best Ecommerce Platforms for Educational Facility Websites

To recommend the best ecommerce platform for your educator 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 educational facility website.

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

Educator WooCommerce Website Design Services

The most popular educational facility website content management system is WordPress. To run an ecommerce website using WordPress you will likely be looking for a WooCommerce web designer for educational facilities.

Our WooCommerce web development team has experience helping new and existing educational facilities get started with WooCommerce.

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

  • We recommend WordPress and WooCommerce for educator 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 WooCommerce web designs for educational facilities. Ecommerce theme development within Shopify or BigCommerce is often more expensive for educational facilities.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for educational facilities with an existing WordPress website. When you like the look and feel of your content-based website, why spend time and money redesigning it just to add ecommerce?
  • The educational facilities who prefer open-source software use WooCommerce. There are no monthly fees to use WordPress or WooCommerce, except the web hosting fee to keep the website online. 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.
  • Most educational facilities that want a product builder should consider WooCommerce. It is simply easier to develop a custom product builder in WordPress than most other platforms. However, there are apps for educational facilities running BigCommerce or Shopify that offer product configurators.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for those in an industry not accepted by Shopify or BigCommerce.

Educator Shopify Web Design Services

Shopify is the most popular hosted e-commerce platform. If you want to run an e-commerce website for your educational facility, you'll probably need a Shopify developer.

Our Shopify web development team has experience designing websites for new and existing educational facilities within the Shopify platform.

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

  • For educators interested in a hosted ecommerce system, we recommend Shopify. Shopify allows you to run an ecommerce business for your educational facility without the hassle of constantly updating plugins or software versions.
  • For educational facilities that don't need a lot of custom features, 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.
  • Shopify is a great option for educational facilities that need fast turnaround times for marketing and development. For testing out a new product, it's usually faster to set up a Shopify website and go through various apps and design ideas to test conversion rate optimization.

Educator BigCommerce Web Design Services

BigCommerce is arguably the most flexible web-based ecommerce platform available for educational facilities due to its robust API functionality. To build a successful BigCommerce website you will need to search for an experienced BigCommerce developer for your educational facility.

Our BigCommerce web development team has experience helping startup and existing educational facility ecommerce websites build out and improve their storefronts.

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

  • We recommend BigCommerce for educational facilities interested in a hosted ecommerce platform. The benefit of a hosted e-commerce platform is you don't have to worry about regularly installing updates, like you'd find 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 use a "headless e-commerce" approach for your educational facility, which is the integration of a platform like BigCommerce through APIs and custom web programming to your legacy website.
  • We recommend BigCommerce because of their robust API, which is exceptionally helpful for building out custom functionality in educational facility ecommerce websites.
  • We recommend BigCommerce for educators who want a hosted ecommerce platform, but don't like Shopify.

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Redesigning an Existing Educational Facility Ecommerce Website

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

Take your e-commerce redesign project for your educational facility seriously. For instance, you may lose search rankings and online sales if your educational facility ecommerce web designer forgets to create 301 redirects, drastically changes your URL structure, or reorganizes your product catalog.

Before starting educational facility e-commerce website redesign projects, we like to thoroughly review your ecommerce business to understand the big picture. Here are some of the things to keep in mind when redesigning educator ecommerce sites:

  • You have an e-commerce site for your educational facility. How do people get there? If most online sales are coming from organic search traffic it will be critical to maintain URL structures or implement 301 redirects. It is also advisable to maintain the same product categories, breadcrumb trails, and page content throughout the development of your educational facility website.
  • What do educators think about your educational facility 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, understand the new educator website will function differently than your previous website. You'll have to be prepared to change how you enter products, fill out orders, update customer info, and checkout.

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Determine the Goals of Your Educator Ecommerce Web Design Service

Building out an ecommerce website for your educational facility can be an expensive project. Make a list of the things you want your educator e-commerce website to accomplish before you hire a developer. 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 educator ecommerce website design projects include:

  • To build out an online store for a new educational facility.
  • Upgrade an old educator e-commerce system into a new one to improve security or functionality.
  • To redesign an existing educational facility e-commerce website in the same platform to improve user experience (UX), reduce bounce rates, and improve conversion rates.
  • To improve the speed and responsiveness of the shopping experience.
  • To fix web accessibility problems for ADA and WCAG compliance.

We've provided such educational facility ecommerce 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 educational facility needs help!

Questions to Ask An Ecommerce Web Designer for Educators

There are numerous questions to ask your educational facility ecommerce web design company before making a hiring decision. While the answer will be valuable, how it's delivered should be even 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 educator e-commerce web design service gets started. Here are a few of the e-commerce web development questions we get from businesses in and around the local area:

  • Is your ecommerce development outsourced? WebCitz does not outsource ecommerce web design services because we have our own team of Shopify, BigCommerce, and WooCommerce developers for your educator e-commerce website.
  • Do you create 301 redirects if the URLs are going to change? While WebCitz tries to keep the URL structure the same, sometimes it can't be done. We do create 301 redirects for educator ecommerce 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 educator WooCommerce developments, but we only create a design mockup for Shopify and BigCommerce projects that have a higher budget for a fully custom educational facility ecommerce web development.
  • Do you help educators select the platform for their e-commerce website? WebCitz helps clients pick the right platform for their ecommerce websites. Generally, the answer depends on your web design and e-commerce needs.
  • How quick is the turnaround time for educator ecommerce web development services? WebCitz typically completes most educational facility ecommerce development projects within 3-4 months, but they can take up to 9-12 months for highly complex e-commerce websites.
  • Have you seen your educational facility ecommerce developer's past work or recent reviews? WebCitz has an e-commerce web design portfolio, numerous ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews to share!

How We Design the Best Educator Ecommerce Websites

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

Multiple Discovery Calls

There are typically multiple discovery calls to learn more about your educational facility, your history with ecommerce, your development expectations, and your future goals. Having everyone involved in the ecommerce project voice their opinion helps minimize confusion.

Kickoff Discussion

If you feel confident about our e-commerce design agency for your educational facility, go ahead and sign the proposal, submit a down payment, and schedule your kick off call! This will be an opportunity for everyone involved in the project to have discussions about how the project will unfold, who will be responsible for each phase of the design, and anticipated turnaround times for each element of the project.

Design Mockups or Template Search

If your future educator 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 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 and BigCommerce, this is the phase where we start helping you select a theme for your educational facility ecommerce site.

Ecommerce Web Development

The development phase of your educational facility ecommerce build will be the longest. It includes 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.

Website Training & Launch

As soon as the ecommerce web design project is finished, we'll provide you with any training you need. When you are comfortable managing the ecommerce website, we'll schedule a time that works for everyone involved to launch your future educational facility e-commerce storefront! We can even share a checklist for launching the ecommerce site if you're interested!

We've been working on our educator ecommerce web 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 the United States and Canada!

Additional Services for Educational Facility Ecommerce Web Design Projects

There is more to a successful ecommerce web design project for your educational facility 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 educational facility e-commerce site:

  • We have an on-site video production team to help with the creation of multimedia to showcase your web-based educational facility.
  • We have a digital marketing and search engine optimization team to help you rank your ecommerce products higher in educator-related search results.
  • We've got a PPC advertising team who can handle any campaign type on Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and Bing Ads.
  • Website accessibility solutions to help you comply with ADA and WCAG.
  • We have extensive experience with product page optimization and conversion rate optimization to help you sell your products to any audience type.
  • We have creative graphic designers who can design logos, web banners, affiliate graphics, social media graphics, and other custom artwork for your educational facility.
  • 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 for educational facilities.

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

Why Choose WebCitz to Provide Ecommerce Website Design for Your Educators

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

We're a results-driven ecommerce agency with more than 18 years of experience designing e-commerce websites for small businesses and big corporations! You can trust our ecommerce agency to handle your professional educator e-commerce web design quickly and efficiently.

Here are some of the best reasons to choose WebCitz:

  • Our educational facility ecommerce web design services aren't outsourced.
  • We have an in-house team of top e-commerce web designers.
  • We have separate development teams for WooCommerce, Shopify, and BigCommerce website projects.
  • We use a custom ecommerce theme we built, based on Understrap, for WordPress with WooCommerce projects.
  • We work with multiple CSS frameworks, including Bootstrap and Tailwind.
  • We have a team of search engine optimization, user experience, sales funnels, and conversion rate optimization experts to help educational facilities with their 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 educator ecommerce web design service.

To talk with our e-commerce website design team about your future educational facility website development, just fill out our online contact form, start a live chat, or call us at (800) 796-8263. Let's talk!

Education Ecommerce Website Development Cost Calculator

Check out how affordable our education 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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