Michigan Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Michigan Ecommerce

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

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2004
Founded 18+ Years Ago
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Michigan Ecommerce Website Design Specialists

Our ecommerce web designers have built custom websites for Michigan-area businesses for more than 18 years.

Developing an effective ecommerce website in Michigan 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 Michigan 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.

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

An ecommerce development project in Michigan needs to start with a clear understanding of the business goals. Regardless of whether you choose a local Michigan ecommerce web developer or a national ecommerce website development agency, we'll help you gauge the success of your Michigan ecommerce website design service. It will help set expectations throughout the Michigan ecommerce development so you get the best website.

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

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Benefits of a Custom Michigan Ecommerce Website Solution

Our agency was founded on the principle of providing custom website solutions in Michigan and nationwide. We have a strong history of working with local clients to understand their ecommerce business and deliver a custom Michigan-area website unique to their online brand. In the past, we've worked on numerous types of custom e-commerce projects, including:

  • Headless ecommerce websites within Magento, Shopify, or BigCommerce using tools like Nuxt.js or Laravel to bring together the CMS and ecommerce platform.
  • Product Information Management (PIM) systems to improve BigCommerce and Shopify product entry.
  • Sync inventory, list products, and fulfill orders across multiple platforms with multichannel ecommerce.
  • Third-party integrations with Amazon and eBay.
  • Mobile apps to make B2B shopping easier.
  • Solutions for transferring data between platforms, importing product data, and exporting sales data.

When it comes to developing custom functionality for your Michigan e-commerce website, you'll be in good hands with our team. We will work with your Michigan 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 Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Sterling Heights, Taylor, and Troy with professional ecommerce development services.

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Michigan Website

If your Michigan e-commerce company needs a platform recommendation, we need to know what your website's goals are. There is no single e-commerce platform that is perfect for all Michigan-area websites.

To deliver exceptional ecommerce website development services in Michigan, we have separate development teams for WooCommerce projects than for Shopify and BigCommerce projects. We can provide expert advice and service because our local ecommerce web designers specialize in their own preferred ecommerce platforms.

Michigan WooCommerce Web Design Services

WordPress is the most popular content management system in Michigan. If you want an ecommerce website using WordPress, you'll likely need a WooCommerce web designer in Michigan.

In Michigan, 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 Michigan 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 Michigan WooCommerce web site. Shopify or BigCommerce theme development can be more expensive for Michigan e-commerce clients.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for Michigan 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?
  • WooCommerce is a great open-source option for Michigan web companies. You don't have to pay a monthly fee for WordPress or WooCommerce, just for web hosting. As an alternative, Shopify and BigCommerce have expensive monthly fees (depending on your plan) and their apps are often more expensive than WooCommerce or WordPress plugins.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for most Michigan businesses that require a product builder. It is simply easier to develop a custom product builder in WordPress than most other platforms. Don't worry though, there are third-party apps for Michigan websites running BigCommerce or Shopify that need a product configurator.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for those in an industry not accepted by Shopify or BigCommerce.

Michigan Shopify Website Design Services

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

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

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

  • We recommend Shopify for Michigan merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce platform. With Shopify, you can run an ecommerce business in Michigan without constantly updating plugins and software.
  • We recommend Shopify for Michigan web companies without a lot of custom functionality requirements. It's more expensive to develop custom functionality in Shopify than 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 Michigan 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.

Michigan BigCommerce Web Design Services

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

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

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

  • Online companies in Michigan looking for a hosted ecommerce platform should check out BigCommerce. An advantage of a hosted e-commerce platform is you don't have to worry about updating it like you do 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 Michigan 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 Michigan ecommerce websites.
  • We recommend BigCommerce for Michigan merchants who want a hosted ecommerce platform, but don't like Shopify.

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Redesigning Existing Ecommerce Websites

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

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

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

  • Where can people find your Michigan e-commerce site? It's important to maintain URL structures or implement 301 redirects if most of your online sales come from organic search traffic. It's also good to keep the same product categories, breadcrumb trails, and page content throughout the development of your Michigan website.
  • What do customers think about your Michigan website? 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 moving your e-commerce platform? If so, understand the new Michigan 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 Michigan Ecommerce Web Design Service

You can pay a lot of money to build an ecommerce site in Michigan. Before hiring a local ecommerce web developer, you should put together a list of goals you'd like to see achieved through the Michigan ecommerce website development service. This will help keep you on track throughout the design of your e-commerce website, and set measurable objectives for later. We've seen these goals for Michigan ecommerce website design projects:

  • To build out an online website for a new Michigan e-commerce venture.
  • To migrate an old Michigan ecommerce site to a new platform to improve functionality, or site security.
  • To redesign an e-commerce site 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.

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

You should ask plenty of questions before hiring an ecommerce development company in Michigan. 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. You'll get a good idea for how things will be when the Michigan ecommerce website development service starts up. Here are some common ecommerce web design questions we get asked by e-commerce businesses in and around Michigan:

  • Are you outsourcing ecommerce website design? WebCitz doesn't outsource ecommerce development because we have our own Shopify, BigCommerce, and WooCommerce developers for your Michigan 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. We do create 301 redirects for Michigan ecommerce web developments that will have a different URL structure.
  • Do you create design mockups before starting a new ecommerce website design project? WebCitz makes design mockups for all Michigan WooCommerce development projects, but we don't create design mockups for Shopify and BigCommerce projects that are on a restricted budget.
  • Do you help Michigan business owners select the platform for their e-commerce website? WebCitz helps clients pick the right platform for their ecommerce websites. Typically, the answer is based on the web design and ecommerce requirements.
  • Can you tell me how fast Michigan ecommerce website development works? WebCitz usually gets Michigan ecommerce web design projects done in 3-4 months, but it can take up to 9-12 months for really complex e-commerce websites.
  • Does your Michigan ecommerce developer have a design portfolio or client reviews? WebCitz has an ecommerce web development portfolio, numerous ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews to share!

How We Design the Best Michigan Ecommerce Websites

Efforts to design an e-commerce website in Michigan should follow a formal process. Here is our process for designing Michigan ecommerce websites:

Multiple Discovery Calls

In a discovery call, we learn about your Michigan 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 Conversation

When you're ready to move forward with our ecommerce website development agency for your Michigan website development, sign the proposal, submit a down payment, and schedule a 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 Michigan 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 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. This is where we start helping you select a theme for your Michigan ecommerce site if you opted for a template-based approach within Shopify and BigCommerce.

Ecommerce Web Development

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

Website Launch (Plus Website Training!)

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 Michigan e-commerce storefront! You can even get a checklist for launching the ecommerce site if you're interested!

We've been working on our Michigan ecommerce development process for more than 18 years. We've created, designed, developed, and launched successful e-commerce sites across the United States!

Additional Services for Your Michigan Ecommerce Web Design Project

The development of the website is only one part of a successful ecommerce storefront in Michigan. Let's explore some additional services, which are completely optional, to help you get the most out of your custom Michigan e-commerce website:

  • We have an on-site video production team to help with the creation of multimedia to showcase your Michigan web-based business.
  • Let our digital marketers help you rank your ecommerce products higher in Michigan 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.
  • With our website accessibility solutions, you'll be able to comply with ADA and WCAG standards.
  • To make sure your products sell to any audience, we have extensive experience with product page design and conversion rate optimization.
  • For your Michigan 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 developers experienced with PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native web programming to deliver highly functional web experiences throughout Michigan.

No matter what your Michigan 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 Michigan!

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Michigan Ecommerce Website Design

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

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 Michigan ecommerce website development quickly and efficiently.

Here's why you should choose WebCitz:

  • We don't outsource ecommerce web design services for Michigan businesses.
  • With our own e-commerce web designers, we can create the best sites for you.
  • For WooCommerce, Shopify, and BigCommerce websites, we have separate web development teams.
  • 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 a team of search engine optimization, user experience, ecommerce funnels, and conversion rate optimization experts to help answer Michigan digital marketing questions.
  • We have free website design tools like color scheme pickers and password generators.
  • If you have any questions about your Michigan ecommerce development service, you can reach us by phone, live chat, or email.

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

Ecommerce Development Services throughout Michigan

If you've been searching for an experienced ecommerce web developer serving a major city throughout Michigan, we'll be the ecommerce development agency you want to contact. Our ecommerce web design agency frequently helps small businesses and large corporations in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Sterling Heights, Taylor, or Troy 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 Michigan, we still hope you'll consider our experienced team. We have a full staff of dedicated ecommerce web design experts ready to help Michigan-area online businesses. Whether your ecommerce storefront is located nearby in Battle Creek, Bay City, Bloomfield, Burton, Canton, Clinton, Dearborn Heights, East Lansing, Eastpointe, Garden City, Harrison, Holland, Jackson, Kentwood, Lincoln Park, Madison Heights, Midland, Monroe, Mount Pleasant, Muskegon, Novi, Oak Park, Plymouth Township, Port Huron, Portage, Redford, Roseville, Saginaw, Shelby, Walker, Waterford, West Bloomfield Township, Wyandotte, or a different city, our ecommerce development agency will be ready to help with all your Michigan ecommerce web design needs! Check out our ecommerce web design portfolio to see examples of some of our past work!

Michigan Ecommerce Website Development Cost Calculator

Check out how affordable our michigan 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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