Des Moines, IA Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Des Moines Ecommerce

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

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

Des Moines, IA Ecommerce Website Design Experts

Our ecommerce website designers have built custom websites for Des Moines-area businesses for more than 18 years.

Knowing how your Des Moines ecommerce business works is key to creating an effective ecommerce website. We talk to you about a lot of things, including your history running an ecommerce business in Des Moines, the platforms you've used to sell online, the quality of your product data, how your customers interact with your brand, what functionality you need, and how you handle your orders.

Knowing this lets us make informed recommendations about the best e-commerce platform for your Des Moines-based business. If you're creating a new Des Moines ecommerce website or redesigning an old one, you have to pick the right platform for your needs.

It is important to begin Des Moines ecommerce website 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 Des Moines ecommerce web design service, regardless if you choose a local Des Moines e-commerce developer or a national ecommerce website design firm. It will help set expectations throughout the Des Moines ecommerce web development so you get the best website.

Even after your Des Moines ecommerce website is designed, we'll be here to help with optional Des Moines digital marketing and website maintenance! Whether you are in Des Moines, or a nearby area like West Des Moines, IA, Urbandale, IA, Clive, IA, Johnston, IA, and Altoona, IA, we'll be able to develop the e-commerce website you've dreamed of having for your business.

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Benefits of a Custom Des Moines Ecommerce Website Solution

Our company was founded on the principle of providing custom website solutions in Des Moines and nationwide. In the Des Moines-area, we've worked with local clients to understand their ecommerce business and build a custom website that's tailored to their online brand.

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

In addition to developing Des Moines-area ecommerce websites, our team also offers Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Iowa City, and Waterloo small businesses and large corporations a custom ecommerce web design service.

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Des Moines Website

If your Des Moines 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 works for all Des Moines businesses.

To deliver amazing ecommerce development services in Des Moines, we have different development teams for WooCommerce projects and Shopify projects. We can provide expert advice and service because our local ecommerce web developers specialize in their own preferred ecommerce platforms.

Des Moines WooCommerce Web Development Services

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

In Des Moines, 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 Des Moines web design projects that need a custom theme, but are on a budget. We have our own custom WooCommerce theme that is based on Understrap and makes a great starting point for Des Moines WooCommerce websites. Shopify theme development can be more expensive for Des Moines e-commerce clients.
  • If your Des Moines 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.
  • The web companies in Des Moines who prefer open-source software use WooCommerce. You don't have to pay a monthly fee for WordPress or WooCommerce, just for web hosting. 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.
  • Most Des Moines businesses that want a product builder should consider WooCommerce. 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 Des Moines web companies using Shopify that offer basic configurator functionality.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for those in an industry not accepted by Shopify.

Des Moines Shopify Web Development Services

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

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

Here are some reasons our ecommerce website designers like Shopify:

  • Des Moines merchants looking for a hosted ecommerce platform should check out Shopify. With Shopify, you can run an ecommerce business in Des Moines without constantly updating plugins and software.
  • When Des Moines web companies don't need a lot of custom functionality, we recommend Shopify. The cost of developing custom functionality with Shopify is higher than with WordPress. Additionally, you'll find getting Shopify apps often require monthly subscriptions versus one-time purchases for WordPress plugins.
  • The best e-commerce platform for Des Moines businesses that rely heavily on fast turnaround times for development and marketing is Shopify. 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.

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Redesigning Existing Ecommerce Websites

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

Every Des Moines e-commerce redesign project deserves exceptional care. You can lose search rankings and sales if your Des Moines ecommerce website designer forgets to create 301 redirects, changes your URL structure drastically, or reorganizes your product catalog.

We like to know your whole business before we start an e-commerce website redesign in Des Moines. You should consider these factors when redesigning Des Moines ecommerce sites:

  • How do people reach your Des Moines 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. It's also good to keep the same product categories, breadcrumb trails, and page content throughout the development of your Des Moines website.
  • What do customers think about your Des Moines website? It's okay to make big changes to your website 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 moving your e-commerce platform? If so, you need to understand the new Des Moines 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 Des Moines Ecommerce Web Design Service

You can pay a lot of money to build an ecommerce site in Des Moines. You should make a list of the goals you'd like to see achieved by a Des Moines ecommerce web developer before you hire them. This will help keep you on track during the design of your e-commerce site, and set measurable goals for later. We've seen these goals for Des Moines ecommerce website design projects:

  • Create a new e-commerce site for your Des Moines-based company.
  • To migrate an legacy Des Moines ecommerce systems into a new platform to improve functionality or website security.
  • To redesign an existing Des Moines 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.

It's great to be able to help you with your new ecommerce website development in Iowa! We can help you put together a list of goals for your Des Moines e-commerce website if you need it!

Questions to Ask Your Des Moines Ecommerce Web Designer

You should ask plenty of questions before hiring an ecommerce web design agency in Des Moines. Even though the answer is important, how it's delivered is more important. Pay attention to whether the sales team is willing to answer detailed questions. You'll get a good idea for how things will be when the Des Moines ecommerce web development service starts up. We get asked these ecommerce website development questions a lot by Iowa e-commerce businesses:

  • Do you outsource ecommerce web design services? WebCitz does not outsource ecommerce website design services because we have our own team of Shopify and WooCommerce developers for your Des Moines 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. For Des Moines ecommerce development, we do 301 redirects with a different URL structure.
  • When you start an ecommerce website design project, do you make design mockups? WebCitz makes design mockups for all Des Moines WooCommerce development projects, but we don't create design mockups for Shopify projects that are on a restricted budget.
  • Are you able to help Des Moines businesses choose an e-commerce platform? WebCitz helps Des Moines clients choose the right ecommerce platform. Generally, the answer depends on your web design and e-commerce needs.
  • Can you tell me how fast Des Moines ecommerce web development works? WebCitz usually gets most Des Moines-area ecommerce sites up and running within 3-4 months, but it can take up to 9-12 months for really complicated ones.
  • Have you seen your Des Moines ecommerce website developer's past work or recent reviews? Check out our ecommerce web design portfolio, ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews!

How We Design the Best Des Moines Ecommerce Websites

Efforts to design an e-commerce website in Des Moines should follow a formal process. Here's how we make Des Moines ecommerce websites:

Multiple Discovery Phone Calls

In a discovery call, we learn about your Des Moines company, your ecommerce history, your development expectations, and your future plans. 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 development company for your Des Moines 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 Des Moines ecommerce website design is built with WordPress and WooCommerce, or if your design budget can handle a custom design in Shopify, then the first phase of the project starts with mocking up your website. This way, everyone is on the same page about how your site will look and feel before an e-commerce developer starts. This is where we start helping you select a theme for your Des Moines ecommerce site if you opted for a template-based approach within Shopify.

Ecommerce Website Development

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

Training & Launch

As soon as the ecommerce website development project is finished, we'll provide you with any training you need. If you're comfortable with managing the e-commerce site, let's schedule a time that works for everyone to launch your Des Moines e-commerce site! If interested, we can even share with you a checklist for the launch of the ecommerce site!

We've been working on our Iowa ecommerce web design process for more than 18 years. We have incredible experience designing, developing, and launching successful e-commerce websites throughout United States!

Additional Services for Your Des Moines Ecommerce Web Design Project

The development of the website is only one part of a successful ecommerce storefront in Des Moines. Here are a few optional extras that will help you get the most from your Des Moines e-commerce website:

  • We have an on-site video production team to help you showcase your Des Moines business on the web.
  • Let our digital marketers help you rank your ecommerce products higher in Des Moines 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.
  • For your Des Moines 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 web designers who can deliver highly functional web experiences using PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native.

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

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Des Moines Ecommerce Website Design

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

As an ecommerce development agency, we design attractive, high-converting ecommerce websites for small businesses and large corporations in United States! We'll handle your professional Des Moines e-ecommerce website development quickly and efficiently.

Here's why you should 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.
  • 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 experts in search engine optimization, user experience, ecommerce sales funnels, and conversion rate optimization to answer Des Moines digital marketing questions.
  • Check out our free website design tools like color scheme pickers and password generators.
  • If you have any questions about your Des Moines ecommerce web development service, you can reach us by phone, live chat, or email.

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

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Des Moines 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 des moines ecommerce development services can be for your business!

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Sarah Grantham

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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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Corey is so incredibly helpful!!!! He took the time and effort to make sure I had the help I needed! Above and beyond friendly! Helpful hints to navigate my website!! I felt so at ease! This is the company I will be sticking with and telling everyone about!!! A million times over thank you Corey!
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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!!
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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!
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