Illinois Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Illinois Ecommerce

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

500+ active clients
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18 years in business
2004
Founded 18+ Years Ago
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Illinois Ecommerce Website Design Specialists

Our ecommerce web designers have more than 18 years of experience building custom websites for Illinois-area businesses.

Developing an effective ecommerce website in Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois-based online business. If you're creating a new Illinois ecommerce website or redesigning an old one, you have to pick the right platform for your needs.

It is important to begin Illinois ecommerce development projects with an understanding of the business goals. We'll help you determine the best metrics to use to gauge the success of your Illinois ecommerce web development service, regardless if you choose a local Illinois e-commerce developer or a national ecommerce website development agency. We'll use this information to set expectations on your Illinois ecommerce website design so you get the best website for your storefront.

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

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Benefits of a Custom Illinois Ecommerce Website Solution

Our firm was founded on providing custom web solutions throughout Illinois and the United States. We have a strong history of working with local clients to understand their ecommerce business and deliver a custom Illinois-area website unique to their online brand.

When it comes to developing custom functionality for your Illinois e-commerce website, you'll be in good hands with our team. We will work with your Illinois 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 Aurora, Bloomington, Chicago, Decatur, Elgin, Joliet, Naperville, Palatine, Peoria, Rockford, Schaumburg, Skokie, and Springfield with professional ecommerce development services.

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Illinois Website

In order to recommend the best ecommerce platform for your Illinois business, we'll need to know what your goals are. There is no single e-commerce platform that is perfect for all Illinois-area websites.

To deliver exceptional ecommerce web development services in Illinois, 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.

Illinois WooCommerce Web Development Services

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

We've helped startups and existing e-commerce companies get started with WooCommerce in Illinois or other parts of the United States.

Here's why our ecommerce web designers love WooCommerce:

  • We recommend WordPress and WooCommerce for Illinois 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 Illinois WooCommerce web site. Theme development within Shopify is often more expensive for Illinois e-commerce clients.
  • If your Illinois 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 Illinois web companies who prefer open-source software. You don't have to pay a monthly fee to use WordPress or WooCommerce. 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 Illinois 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 Illinois web companies using Shopify that offer basic configurator functionality.
  • If you're in an industry that's not supported by Shopify, try WooCommerce.

Illinois Shopify Web 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 designer in Illinois.

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

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

  • We recommend Shopify for Illinois merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce platform. Shopify allows you to run an ecommerce business in Illinois without the hassle of constantly updating plugins or software versions.
  • When Illinois 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.
  • Shopify is a great option for Illinois e-commerce businesses that need fast turnaround times for marketing and development. 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

It might be time to rethink your Illinois ecommerce website if you're not happy with its performance, functionality, or conversion rate.

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

Before starting Illinois 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 Illinois ecommerce sites:

  • How do people reach your Illinois e-commerce website? If most online sales are coming from organic search traffic it will be critical to maintain URL structures or implement 301 redirects. Maintain the same product categories, breadcrumb trails, and content throughout the development of your Illinois website.
  • How do customers like your Illinois 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? 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 Illinois Ecommerce Web Design Service

Building an ecommerce website in Illinois can be expensive. Before hiring a local ecommerce website designer, you should put together a list of goals you'd like to see achieved through the Illinois ecommerce development service. 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 Illinois ecommerce website design projects include:

  • Create a new e-commerce site for your Illinois-based company.
  • To migrate an legacy Illinois ecommerce systems into a new platform to improve functionality or website security.
  • To redesign an existing Illinois e-commerce website in the same platform to improve user experience (UX), reduce bounce rates, and improve conversion rates.
  • To make shopping faster and the website more responsive.
  • For ADA and WCAG compliance.

We've provided such Illinois ecommerce web development solutions before and are excited by the prospect of helping with your new ecommerce website design! If your Illinois 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 Illinois Ecommerce Web Designer

You should ask your Illinois ecommerce website development firm a lot of questions. 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. This will provide insight into future communication as the Illinois ecommerce development service gets started. We get asked these ecommerce web development questions a lot by Illinois e-commerce businesses:

  • Do you outsource ecommerce website development services? WebCitz does not outsource ecommerce web design services because we have our own team of Shopify and WooCommerce developers for your Illinois e-commerce website.
  • When the URLs change, do you create 301 redirects? It's hard to keep the URL structure the same during platform migrations, but WebCitz tries. We do create 301 redirects for Illinois 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 Illinois WooCommerce developments, but we only create a design mockup for Shopify projects that have a higher budget for a fully custom Illinois ecommerce development.
  • Can you help Illinois business owners choose the right platform for their e-commerce site? WebCitz does help Illinois clients select the platform for their ecommerce website. The answer is typically dependent upon the web design and ecommerce functionality requirements.
  • What's the turnaround time for Illinois ecommerce web development services? WebCitz usually gets most Illinois-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 Illinois ecommerce website developer have a design portfolio or client reviews? WebCitz has an ecommerce web design portfolio, numerous ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews to share!

How We Design the Best Illinois Ecommerce Websites

If you want a new e-commerce website, you should expect Illinois ecommerce development companies to have a formal process for how they do it. Here is our process for designing Illinois ecommerce websites:

Multiple Discovery Calls

There are typically multiple discovery calls to learn more about your Illinois 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 Meeting

If you feel confident about our ecommerce website development agency for your Illinois website development, go ahead and sign the proposal, submit a down payment, and schedule your kick off call! There will be a chance for everyone involved in the project to have a discussion about how the project will unfold, who will be responsible for each stage of the design, and how long the turnaround time will be for each phase.

Design Mockup or Theme Selection

If your future Illinois 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 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, this is the phase where we start helping you select a theme for your Illinois ecommerce site.

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The longest phase of your Illinois ecommerce build will be the development process. 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.

Training & Launch

Once the ecommerce website 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 Illinois e-commerce storefront! If interested, we can even share with you a checklist for the launch of the ecommerce site!

We've been optimizing our Illinois ecommerce development 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!

Additional Services for Your Illinois Ecommerce Web Design Project

Launching an ecommerce website in Illinois involves more than just building the site. Let's explore some additional services, which are completely optional, to help you get the most out of your custom Illinois e-commerce website:

  • We have an on-site video production team to help with the creation of multimedia to showcase your Illinois web-based business.
  • We have a digital marketing and search engine optimization team to help you rank your ecommerce products higher in Illinois search results, or nationwide.
  • Whether you need Google Ads, Facebook Ads, or Bing Ads, our PPC advertising team can help.
  • We have website accessibility solutions to help you comply with ADA and WCAG frameworks.
  • We have extensive experience with product page optimization and conversion rate optimization to help you sell your products to any audience type.
  • Our graphic artists can design logos, web banners, affiliate graphics, social media graphics, and other custom artwork for your Illinois company.
  • For content-based websites and WooCommerce storefronts, we manage our own 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 Illinois.

No matter what your Illinois 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 Illinois!

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Illinois Ecommerce Website Design

We're the best choice because we have experience building ecommerce websites, we dedicate ourselves to each of our Illinois-area ecommerce clients, and we offer unique solutions.

We are a results-driven ecommerce website development firm with more than 18 years of experience designing attractive, high-converting e-commerce websites for small businesses and large corporations in the United States! You can trust our ecommerce development company to handle your professional Illinois 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 our own in-house team of top e-commerce web designers.
  • We have separate development teams for WooCommerce and Shopify website projects.
  • With WordPress and WooCommerce projects, we start with our own custom ecommerce theme based on Understrap.
  • 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 Illinois 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 Illinois ecommerce development service.

For more information about our e-commerce website design services in Illinois, 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!

Ecommerce Development Services throughout Illinois

If you've been searching for an experienced ecommerce web developer serving a major city throughout Illinois, we'll be the ecommerce development agency you want to contact. Our ecommerce web design agency frequently helps small businesses and large corporations in Aurora, Bloomington, Chicago, Decatur, Elgin, Joliet, Naperville, Palatine, Peoria, Rockford, Schaumburg, Skokie, or Springfield design and develop ecommerce websites in Shopify and WooCommerce. From custom ecommerce solutions to effective online marketing, our ecommerce development team will have you covered!

When looking for ecommerce development services in smaller areas throughout Illinois, we still hope you'll consider our experienced team. We have a full staff of dedicated ecommerce web design experts ready to help Illinois-area online businesses. Whether your ecommerce storefront is located nearby in Berwyn, Champaign, Des Plaines, Evanston, Mount Prospect, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Wheaton, or a different city, our ecommerce development agency will be ready to help with all your Illinois ecommerce web design needs! Check out our ecommerce web design portfolio to see examples of some of our past work!

Illinois Ecommerce Website Development Cost Calculator

Check out how affordable our illinois 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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Industry Ecommerce Developers

When looking online for the most experienced ecommerce developers, it is important to review each agency for UI & UX skills, design creativity, data migration experience, past work portfolio and client satisfaction. This practice will help ensure your ecommerce development or product page design service is completed without any issues. You will find WebCitz is one of the highest rated ecommerce agencies in the USA!

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