Waterloo, IA Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Waterloo Ecommerce

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

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2004
Founded 18+ Years Ago
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Waterloo, IA Ecommerce Website Design Specialists

With more than 18 years of experience developing custom ecommerce solutions, you can count on our ecommerce web designers to provide you the website your Waterloo-area business needs.

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

Knowing this lets us make informed recommendations about the best e-commerce platform for your Waterloo-based business. The selection of the best platform for your specific needs is critical when developing a new Waterloo ecommerce website or redesigning an existing Waterloo e-commerce website.

It is important to begin Waterloo 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 Waterloo ecommerce web development service, regardless if you choose a local Waterloo e-commerce developer or a national ecommerce website development agency. This will help set expectations throughout the scope of the Waterloo ecommerce website design to ensure you receive the best website for your storefront.

Even after your Waterloo ecommerce website is designed, we'll be here to help with optional Waterloo digital marketing and website maintenance! Our e-commerce experts even offer service to nearby businesses in Cedar Falls, IA, Waverly, IA, Marshalltown, IA, Marion, IA, and Cedar Rapids, IA.

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Benefits of a Custom Waterloo Ecommerce Website Solution

WebCitz was founded on the principle of providing custom web solutions throughout Waterloo and United States. 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 Waterloo e-commerce website development. We'll work with your Waterloo team to understand the functionality you need, outline the deliverables and turnaround time, and make sure everything runs smoothly after the launch.

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

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Waterloo Website

To recommend the best ecommerce platform for your Waterloo 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 Waterloo website.

For WooCommerce and Shopify projects, we have separate development teams. We can provide expert advice and service because our local ecommerce web developers specialize in their own preferred ecommerce platforms.

Waterloo WooCommerce Web Design Services

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

Our WooCommerce web development team has experience helping startups and existing e-commerce businesses in Waterloo get started with WooCommerce.

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

  • If you need a custom theme, but have a limited budget, we recommend WordPress or WooCommerce. Based on Understrap, our own WooCommerce theme is a great starting point for Waterloo WooCommerce web designs. Shopify theme development can be more expensive for Waterloo e-commerce clients.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for Waterloo businesses 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 web companies in Waterloo who prefer open-source software use WooCommerce. 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 Waterloo 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 Waterloo web companies using Shopify that offer basic configurator functionality.
  • If you're in an industry that's not supported by Shopify, try WooCommerce.

Waterloo Shopify Web Development Services

Shopify is the most popular hosted e-commerce platform. If you want to run an e-commerce website in Waterloo, you'll probably need a Shopify web designer.

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

Our ecommerce developers love Shopify for these reasons:

  • For Waterloo merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce system, we recommend Shopify. With Shopify, you can run an ecommerce business in Waterloo without constantly updating plugins and software.
  • We recommend Shopify for Waterloo 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 Waterloo e-commerce businesses that rely heavily on fast turnaround times for development and marketing initiatives. 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

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

Take your e-commerce redesign in Waterloo 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.

We like to know your whole business before we start an e-commerce website redesign in Waterloo. Here are some of the important factors to consider when redesigning Waterloo ecommerce websites:

  • How do people reach your Waterloo 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 is also advisable to maintain the same product categories, breadcrumb trails, and page content throughout the development of your Waterloo website.
  • What do customers think about your Waterloo website? Making big changes to your website is okay if your online shoppers aren't happy. Consider being more conservative with design changes if your conversion rates are already good.
  • Are you moving your e-commerce platform? If so, understand the new Waterloo 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 Goals for Your Waterloo Ecommerce Web Design Service

Building out an ecommerce website in Waterloo can be an expensive project. Make a list of the things you want your Waterloo 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. We've seen these goals for Waterloo ecommerce website design projects:

  • To build out an online website for a new Waterloo e-commerce venture.
  • To migrate an legacy Waterloo ecommerce systems into a new platform to improve functionality or website security.
  • To redesign an existing Waterloo 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.

Our Iowa ecommerce website development services have helped other businesses before, so we're excited to help with your new ecommerce website! Let us help you put together a list of goals for your ecommerce website if your Waterloo e-commerce company needs help!

Questions to Ask Your Waterloo Ecommerce Web Designer

There are numerous questions to ask your Waterloo ecommerce web design company before making a hiring decision. 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. You'll get a good idea for how things will be when the Waterloo ecommerce development service starts up. Here are some common ecommerce web development questions we get asked by e-commerce businesses in and around Iowa:

  • 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 Waterloo 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 create 301 redirects for Waterloo ecommerce developments that have different URL structures.
  • Do you make design mockups before starting a new ecommerce website design? WebCitz makes design mockups for all Waterloo WooCommerce development projects, but we don't create design mockups for Shopify projects that are on a restricted budget.
  • Do you help Waterloo business owners 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.
  • Can you tell me how fast Waterloo ecommerce web development works? WebCitz typically completes most Waterloo-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 Waterloo ecommerce web designer have a design portfolio or client reviews? WebCitz has an ecommerce website design portfolio, numerous ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews to share!

How We Design the Best Waterloo Ecommerce Websites

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

Discovery Phone Calls

In a discovery call, we learn about your Waterloo company, your ecommerce history, your development expectations, and your future plans. 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

If you feel confident about our ecommerce website development firm for your Waterloo website development, 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

We'll start with mockups for your Waterloo ecommerce website design if it's built in WordPress with WooCommerce or if your budget allows a custom design built in Shopify. This helps everyone agree on the look and feel of your website before an e-commerce developer starts working on it. This is where we start helping you select a theme for your Waterloo ecommerce site if you opted for a template-based approach within Shopify.

Ecommerce Web Development

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

Website Training & Launch

Once the ecommerce development 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 Waterloo 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 Iowa ecommerce web development 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 Waterloo Ecommerce Web Design Project

There is more to a successful ecommerce website development project in Waterloo 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 Waterloo e-commerce site:

  • You can get multimedia to showcase your Waterloo web business from our on-site video production team.
  • Let our digital marketers help you rank your ecommerce products higher in Waterloo 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.
  • 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 Waterloo company.
  • Boost your page speed for content-based websites and WooCommerce storefronts by hosting your site on our high-performance web servers.
  • For custom web development in Waterloo, we have PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native developers.

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

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Waterloo Ecommerce Website Design

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

We're a results-driven ecommerce web design company with more than 18 years of experience designing e-commerce websites for small businesses and big corporations! Our ecommerce development agency is only 290.4 miles away and can handle all your Waterloo ecommerce website development needs quickly and effectively.

Here's why you should choose WebCitz:

  • We don't outsource ecommerce web design services for Waterloo businesses.
  • 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 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.
  • To answer your Waterloo digital marketing questions, our team has experts in search engine optimization (SEO), user experience (UX), sales funnels, and conversion rate optimization (CRO).
  • We've got free website design tools like color scheme pickers and password generators.
  • If you have any questions about your Waterloo ecommerce web development service, you can reach us by phone, live chat, or email.

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

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Waterloo 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 waterloo ecommerce development services can be for your business!

Hear what our customers are saying

Rummeles Fine Jewelry

Rummeles Fine Jewelry

Great company to deal with! They have a great team of people and are always there to answer any questions we have!
Cassie Richards

Cassie Richards

Working with WebCitz has been nothing but a great experience. David, Jake, Drew, and the rest of the team are easy to work with, accommodating, and very knowledgeable. WebCitz is a company that you can trust will be there when you need them most. If I’m having an issue or problem with a website, I can always count on a quick response and a timely solution.
Joe Simmons

Joe Simmons

David Wurst and WebCitz have been a great hosting company to work with for over 10 years. They provide exceptional service and knowledge with their customers and always get it done immediately. I will never work with any other company.
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Kendrick Jacobs

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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Sarah Grantham

Corey was absolutely amazing in helping me with my issue. He was encouraging as we worked through things that to me were huge, but he made them seem small. Will definitely use WebCitz again!!!
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Alo Health

WebCitz designed our Alo Health website and did such a great job of walking us step-by-step through the process, knowing the tech world was not a strength of ours. We love that we are able to change content whenever we want, but if we run into problems, they are a quick email away. They have been responsive, reliable and efficient. Thanks, WebCitz!
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