Iowa Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Iowa Ecommerce

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

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Iowa Ecommerce Website Design Specialists

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

Developing an effective ecommerce website in Iowa starts with understanding the nature of your e-commerce business. The things we talk about with you are things like how you've run an ecommerce business in Iowa, 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 Iowa-based online business based on this information. If you're building a new Iowa ecommerce site or redesigning an existing one, choosing the right platform is key.

It is important to begin Iowa ecommerce development projects with an understanding of the business goals. We'll help you decide what metrics to use to measure the success of your Iowa online store, whether you use our ecommerce web development company or a different web designer. We'll use this information to set expectations on your Iowa ecommerce development so you get the best website for your storefront.

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

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Benefits of a Custom Iowa Ecommerce Website Solution

Our company was founded on providing custom web solutions throughout Iowa and the United States. We have a strong history of working with local clients to understand their ecommerce business and deliver a custom Iowa-area website unique to their online brand. As an e-commerce developer, we've worked on a lot of custom projects, like:

  • Headless ecommerce website developments between Shopify, BigCommerce, and Magento using systems like Laravel or Nuxt.js.
  • Product Information Management (PIM) systems to streamline BigCommerce and Shopify product data entry
  • Omnichannel ecommerce solutions to synchronize inventory, list products, and fulfill orders across multiple platforms.
  • Integrations with Amazon and eBay for third-party channels.
  • Development of mobile apps for B2B storefronts to boost online sales.
  • Solutions for migrating data between platforms, importing product data from suppliers, or exporting sales data.

When it comes to developing custom functionality for your Iowa e-commerce website, you'll be in good hands with our team. We'd like to work with you and your Iowa team to understand your functionality requirements, outline the deliverables and turnaround time, and help you with everything after the launch.

Our ecommerce web design agency is happy to provide Burlington, Ceder Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Iowa City, and Waterloo with professional ecommerce development services.

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Iowa Website

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

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

Iowa WooCommerce Website Design Services

WordPress is the most popular content management system for Iowa websites. When you run an ecommerce website with WordPress, you'll probably need a WooCommerce web designer in Iowa.

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

Here's why our ecommerce website designers love WooCommerce:

  • We recommend WordPress and WooCommerce for Iowa web design projects that require a custom designed theme, but are working on a limited budget. We have our own custom WooCommerce theme that is based on Understrap and makes a great starting point for Iowa WooCommerce websites. Theme development for Iowa e-commerce clients is usually more expensive on Shopify and BigCommerce.
  • If your Iowa business website runs on WordPress, 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?
  • The web companies in Iowa who prefer open-source software use WooCommerce. You don't have to pay a monthly fee to use WordPress or WooCommerce. If you want to use Shopify or BigCommerce, 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 Iowa 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. However, there are apps for Iowa web companies running BigCommerce or Shopify that offer product configurators.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for those in an industry not accepted by Shopify or BigCommerce.

Iowa Shopify Web Design Services

Shopify is the most popular web-based ecommerce platform. To run an e-commerce website using Shopify you will likely be looking for a Shopify web developer in Iowa.

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

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

  • We recommend Shopify for Iowa merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce platform. Shopify allows you to run an ecommerce business in Iowa without the hassle of constantly updating plugins or software versions.
  • We recommend Shopify for Iowa web companies without a lot of custom functionality requirements. 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 Iowa e-commerce businesses that rely heavily on fast turnaround times for development and marketing initiatives. It is often faster to set up a Shopify website to test out a new product and cycle through various apps and ideas to test conversion optimization strategies.

Iowa BigCommerce Web Design Services

BigCommerce is arguably the most flexible web-based ecommerce platform available in Iowa due to its robust API functionality. To run an ecommerce website using BigCommerce you will likely be looking for a BigCommerce web designer in Iowa.

Our BigCommerce web development team has experience helping startup and existing Iowa-area ecommerce businesses build out and improve their online websites.

Here are a few reasons our e-commerce web designers often recommend BigCommerce:

  • We recommend BigCommerce for online companies in Iowa 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 for extensive content-based websites that don't support ecommerce. We can implement "headless e-commerce" for your Iowa storefront, which is the process of integrating a platform like BigCommerce through APIs and custom web programming.
  • We recommend BigCommerce because of their robust API, which is exceptionally helpful for building out custom functionality in Iowa ecommerce websites.
  • We recommend BigCommerce for Iowa merchants who want a hosted ecommerce platform, but don't like Shopify.

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Redesigning Existing Ecommerce Websites

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

You should approach Iowa e-commerce redesign projects with exceptional care. 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.

Iowa ecommerce website redesign starts with a thorough review of your ecommerce business to understand the big picture. Here are some of the things to keep in mind when redesigning Iowa ecommerce sites:

  • How do people reach your Iowa e-commerce website? If your online sales come mostly from organic search traffic, you'll need to maintain URL structures and use 301 redirects. Maintain the same product categories, breadcrumb trails, and content throughout the development of your Iowa website.
  • How do customers like your Iowa site? If your online shoppers aren't happy with the design of the website then it is okay to make big changes. It's advisable to be cautious with design changes if you've already got good conversion rates.
  • Do you plan to migrate your e-commerce platform? If so, you need to understand the new Iowa website won't work like your old one did. 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 Iowa Ecommerce Web Design Service

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

  • To build out an online store for a new Iowa business.
  • To migrate an legacy Iowa ecommerce systems into a new platform to improve functionality or website security.
  • Redesigning an e-commerce site in order 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 Iowa ecommerce website design solutions before and are excited by the prospect of helping with your new ecommerce website design! We can help you put together a list of goals for your Iowa e-commerce website if you need it!

Questions to Ask Your Iowa Ecommerce Web Designer

You should ask your Iowa ecommerce development agency 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. 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 a few of the ecommerce website development questions we get from businesses in and around Iowa:

  • Do you outsource ecommerce web design services? At WebCitz, we don't outsource ecommerce development services because we have our own team of Shopify, BigCommerce, and WooCommerce developers.
  • 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 Iowa ecommerce web developments that will have a different URL structure.
  • When you start an ecommerce website design project, do you make design mockups? For Iowa WooCommerce development, WebCitz creates design mockups. But for Shopify and BigCommerce, we only create design mockups if the budget is high enough for a fully custom Iowa ecommerce website development.
  • Are you able to help Iowa businesses choose an e-commerce platform? WebCitz does help Iowa clients select the platform for their ecommerce website. Generally, the answer depends on your web design and e-commerce needs.
  • What's the turnaround time for Iowa ecommerce web design services? WebCitz usually gets most Iowa-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 Iowa ecommerce website designer have a design portfolio or client reviews? Check out our ecommerce development portfolio, ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews!

How We Design the Best Iowa Ecommerce Websites

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

Discovery Phone Calls

There are usually multiple discovery calls to learn more about your Iowa company, your history with ecommerce, your development expectations, and your future plans. Having everyone involved in the ecommerce project voice their opinion helps minimize confusion.

Kickoff Meeting

If you're happy with our ecommerce web design agency for your Iowa website development, just sign the proposal, pay a down payment, and schedule your kickoff 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 Iowa 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 way, everyone is on the same page about how your site will look and feel before an e-commerce developer starts. If you've chosen a template-based approach within Shopify and BigCommerce, this is the phase where we start helping you pick a theme for your Iowa ecommerce site.

Ecommerce Website Development

The longest phase of your Iowa ecommerce build will be the development process. It includes data migration, theme customization, functionality development, and more! Throughout the process, you'll be able to follow along via a password-protected development website.

Training & Launch

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

We've been working on our Iowa ecommerce website 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 Iowa Ecommerce Web Design Project

Launching an ecommerce website in Iowa 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 Iowa e-commerce website:

  • You can get multimedia to showcase your Iowa 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 Iowa search results, or nationwide.
  • We've got a PPC advertising team who can handle any campaign type on Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and Bing Ads.
  • We have website accessibility solutions to help you comply with ADA and WCAG frameworks.
  • To make your products sell to any audience type, we offer comprehensive product page layouts and conversion rate optimization services.
  • Our graphic artists can design logos, web banners, affiliate graphics, social media graphics, and other custom artwork for your Iowa company.
  • For content-based websites and WooCommerce storefronts, we manage our own high-performance web servers.
  • We have website developers experienced with PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native web programming to deliver highly functional web experiences throughout Iowa.

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

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Iowa Ecommerce Website Design

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

We are a results-driven ecommerce website design 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! Our ecommerce web development company can handle all your Iowa ecommerce web design needs quickly and effectively.

These are some of the best reasons to choose WebCitz:

  • Our Iowa ecommerce development services aren't outsourced.
  • We have our own in-house team of top e-commerce website designers.
  • There are separate teams working on WooCommerce, Shopify, and BigCommerce websites.
  • 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 Iowa digital marketing questions.
  • Check out our free website design tools like color scheme pickers and password generators.
  • If you have questions about Iowa ecommerce website development, you can call, live chat, or email us.

Fill out our online contact form, start a live chat, or give us a call at (800) 796-8263 to talk with our Iowa-focused web design team. We can't wait to hear from you!

Ecommerce Development Services throughout Iowa

If you've been searching for an experienced ecommerce web developer serving a major city throughout Iowa, we'll be the ecommerce development agency you want to contact. Our ecommerce web design agency frequently helps small businesses and large corporations in Burlington, Ceder Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Iowa City, or Waterloo design and develop ecommerce websites in Shopify, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, and even Laravel. 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 Iowa, we still hope you'll consider our experienced team. We have a full staff of dedicated ecommerce web design experts ready to help Iowa-area online businesses. Whether your ecommerce storefront is located nearby in Altoona, Atlantic, Bettendorf, Boone, Carroll, Charles City, Clear Lake, Clive, Coralville, Creston, Decorah, Denison, Estherville, Fairfield, Fort Dodge, Fort Madison, Grinnell, Hiawatha, Independence, Indianola, Johnston, Keokuk, Knoxville, Le Mars, Maquoketa, Mason City, Mount Pleasant, Muscatine, Nevada, Newton, Norwalk, Oelwein, Oskaloosa, Pella, Perry, Red Oak, Sioux Center, Spencer, Storm Lake, Washington, Waverly, Webster City, or a different city, our ecommerce development agency will be ready to help with all your Iowa ecommerce web design needs! Check out our ecommerce web design portfolio to see examples of some of our past work!

Iowa Ecommerce Website Development Cost Calculator

Check out how affordable our iowa 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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