Minnesota Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Minnesota Ecommerce

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

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Minnesota Ecommerce Website Design Experts

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

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

An ecommerce web development project in Minnesota needs to start with a clear understanding of the business goals. We'll help you determine the best metrics to use to gauge the success of your Minnesota ecommerce website development service, regardless if you choose a local Minnesota e-commerce developer or a national ecommerce web design company. It will help set expectations throughout the Minnesota ecommerce development so you get the best website.

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

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Benefits of a Custom Minnesota Ecommerce Website Solution

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

  • Headless ecommerce websites within Magento, Shopify, or BigCommerce using tools like Nuxt.js or Laravel to bring together the CMS and ecommerce platform.
  • Enhancing BigCommerce and Shopify's product entry with Product Information Management systems.
  • Sync inventory, list products, and fulfill orders across multiple platforms with multichannel ecommerce.
  • Amazon and eBay integrations to list products in third-party channels.
  • Mobile apps to make B2B shopping easier.
  • Solutions for migrating data between platforms, importing product data from suppliers, or exporting sales data.

You'll be in good hands with us when it comes to Minnesota e-commerce website development. We will work with your Minnesota 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 Bloomington, Duluth, Minneapolis, Plymouth, Rochester, St. Paul, and Woodbury with professional ecommerce development services.

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Minnesota Website

If your Minnesota 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 Minnesota-area websites.

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

Minnesota WooCommerce Web Development Services

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

In Minnesota, we help startups and e-commerce businesses get started with WooCommerce.

Here's why our ecommerce web designers love WooCommerce:

  • If you need a custom theme, but have a limited budget, we recommend WordPress or WooCommerce. We have our own internally developed WooCommerce theme, based on Understrap, which is a great starting point for a custom-designed Minnesota WooCommerce web site. Shopify or BigCommerce theme development can be more expensive for Minnesota e-commerce clients.
  • If your Minnesota business already has a WordPress site, 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.
  • WooCommerce is a great open-source option for Minnesota web companies. There are no monthly fees to use WordPress or WooCommerce, except the web hosting fee to keep the website online. 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.
  • For Minnesota businesses that need a product builder, we recommend 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 Minnesota web companies using BigCommerce or Shopify that offer basic configurator functionality.
  • If you're in an industry that's not supported by Shopify or BigCommerce, try WooCommerce.

Minnesota 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 designer in Minnesota.

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

Here are some reasons our ecommerce website developers like Shopify:

  • Minnesota merchants looking for a hosted ecommerce platform should check out Shopify. With Shopify, you can run an ecommerce business in Minnesota without constantly updating plugins and software.
  • We recommend Shopify for Minnesota web companies without a lot of custom functionality requirements. The cost of developing custom functionality with Shopify is higher than with WordPress. Additionally, Shopify apps often have monthly fees that really add up, in comparison to the less expensive WordPress plugin options.
  • The best e-commerce platform for Minnesota businesses that rely heavily on fast turnaround times for development and marketing is Shopify. It's faster to test out a new product on a Shopify site and cycle through different apps and ideas for conversion optimization.

Minnesota BigCommerce Web Design Services

Because of its API, BigCommerce is probably the most flexible web-based ecommerce platform available in Minnesota. If you want to run an ecommerce site with BigCommerce you'll probably need a Minnesota BigCommerce website developer.

We've helped startups and existing e-commerce businesses in the Minnesota area build out and improve their online stores.

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

  • We recommend BigCommerce to Minnesota companies looking for a hosted ecommerce platform. 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.
  • BigCommerce can be an external ecommerce platform for legacy sites that can't migrate to a new platform. We can build out a "headless e-commerce" solution for your Minnesota business, which is the process of bridging a platform like BigCommerce through APIs and custom web programming to your existing website.
  • We recommend BigCommerce because of their robust API, which is exceptionally helpful for building out custom functionality in Minnesota ecommerce websites.
  • Our recommendation for Minnesota merchants who don't like Shopify but want a hosted ecommerce platform is BigCommerce.

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Redesigning Existing Ecommerce Websites

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

You should approach Minnesota 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.

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

  • Where can people find your Minnesota e-commerce site? 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 Minnesota website.
  • How do customers like your Minnesota site? Making big changes to your website is okay if your online shoppers aren't happy. If your conversion rates are already good, maybe you should consider being more conservative with design changes.
  • Are you moving your e-commerce platform? It will work different than your old website, if that's the case. 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 Minnesota Ecommerce Web Design Service

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

  • Create a new e-commerce site for your Minnesota-based company.
  • To migrate an old Minnesota ecommerce site to a new platform to improve functionality, or site security.
  • To redesign an existing Minnesota 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.
  • For ADA and WCAG compliance.

Our Minnesota ecommerce web design services have helped other businesses before, so we're excited to help with your new ecommerce website! If your Minnesota 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 Minnesota Ecommerce Web Designer

You should ask plenty of questions before hiring an ecommerce development company in Minnesota. 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. You'll get a good idea for how things will be when the Minnesota ecommerce website development service starts up. We get asked these ecommerce web design questions a lot by Minnesota e-commerce businesses:

  • Are you outsourcing ecommerce website design? WebCitz does not outsource ecommerce development services because we have our own team of Shopify, BigCommerce, and WooCommerce developers for your Minnesota e-commerce website.
  • If you change URLs, do you set up 301 redirects? It's hard to keep the URL structure the same during platform migrations, but WebCitz tries. We create 301 redirects for Minnesota ecommerce web developments that have different URL structures.
  • Do you create design mockups before starting a new ecommerce website design project? WebCitz makes design mockups for all Minnesota WooCommerce development projects, but we don't create design mockups for Shopify and BigCommerce projects that are on a restricted budget.
  • Can you help Minnesota business owners choose the right platform for their e-commerce site? WebCitz helps Minnesota clients choose the right ecommerce platform. Typically, the answer is based on the web design and ecommerce requirements.
  • How quick is the turnaround time for Minnesota ecommerce website development services? WebCitz usually gets Minnesota ecommerce web design projects done in 3-4 months, but it can take up to 9-12 months for really complex e-commerce websites.
  • Your Minnesota ecommerce developer should have a ecommerce portfolio or client reviews. Check out our ecommerce web development portfolio, ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews!

How We Design the Best Minnesota Ecommerce Websites

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

Discovery Phone Calls

In a discovery call, we learn about your Minnesota 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 Conversation

If you feel confident about our ecommerce website development agency for your Minnesota 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 Mockup or Theme Selection

We'll start with mockups for your Minnesota ecommerce website design if it's built in WordPress with WooCommerce or if your budget allows a custom design built in Shopify or BigCommerce. 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 Minnesota ecommerce site if you opted for a template-based approach within Shopify and BigCommerce.

Ecommerce Web Design

The longest part of your Minnesota ecommerce build will be the development. Data migration, theme customization, functionality development, and more! Throughout this process, you'll have a password-protected development website to visit so you can follow along and provide comments as necessary.

Website Launch (Plus Website Training!)

When the ecommerce website design project is nearly done, we'll start working with you on training. If you're comfortable with managing the e-commerce site, let's schedule a time that works for everyone to launch your Minnesota e-commerce site! If interested, we can even share with you a checklist for the launch of the ecommerce site!

We've been optimizing our Minnesota ecommerce development process for more than 18 years. We have incredible experience designing, developing, and launching successful e-commerce websites throughout the United States!

Additional Services for Your Minnesota Ecommerce Web Design Project

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

  • You can get multimedia to showcase your Minnesota web business from our on-site video production team.
  • Let our digital marketers help you rank your ecommerce products higher in Minnesota search results, or nationwide.
  • Whether you need Google Ads, Facebook Ads, or Bing Ads, our PPC advertising team can help.
  • With our website accessibility solutions, you'll be able to comply with ADA and WCAG standards.
  • We have extensive experience with product page optimization and conversion rate optimization to help you sell your products to any audience type.
  • For your Minnesota company, we can design logos, web banners, affiliate graphics, social media graphics, and other custom artwork.
  • For content-based websites and WooCommerce storefronts, we manage our own high-performance web servers.
  • For custom web development in Minnesota, we have PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native developers.

No matter what your Minnesota 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 Minnesota!

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Minnesota Ecommerce Website Design

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

We are a results-driven ecommerce web development company 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 design agency can handle all your Minnesota ecommerce web development needs quickly and effectively.

Here's why you should choose WebCitz:

  • Our ecommerce website development services aren't outsourced.
  • With our own e-commerce website developers, we can create the best sites for you.
  • We have separate development teams for WooCommerce, Shopify, and BigCommerce website projects.
  • We start WordPress and WooCommerce projects from our very own internally built theme, based on the Understrap framework.
  • We've worked with multiple CSS frameworks like Bootstrap and Tailwind.
  • To answer your Minnesota digital marketing questions, our team has experts in search engine optimization (SEO), user experience (UX), sales funnels, and conversion rate optimization (CRO).
  • We have free website design tools like color scheme pickers and password generators.
  • If you have any questions about your Minnesota ecommerce website design service, you can reach us by phone, live chat, or email.

For more information about our e-commerce website design services in Minnesota, just fill out our online contact form, start a live chat with us, or call (800) 796-8263. We'd love to hear from you!

Ecommerce Development Services throughout Minnesota

If you've been searching for an experienced ecommerce web developer serving a major city throughout Minnesota, we'll be the ecommerce development agency you want to contact. Our ecommerce web design agency frequently helps small businesses and large corporations in Bloomington, Duluth, Minneapolis, Plymouth, Rochester, St. Paul, or Woodbury 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 Minnesota, we still hope you'll consider our experienced team. We have a full staff of dedicated ecommerce web design experts ready to help Minnesota-area online businesses. Whether your ecommerce storefront is located nearby in Andover, Austin, Brooklyn Center, Cottage Grove, Fridley, Golden Valley, Inver Grove Heights, Mankato, Maplewood, Moorhead, Oakdale, Richfield, Roseville, Savage, White Bear Lake, Winona, or a different city, our ecommerce development agency will be ready to help with all your Minnesota ecommerce web design needs! Check out our ecommerce web design portfolio to see examples of some of our past work!

Minnesota Ecommerce Website Development Cost Calculator

Check out how affordable our minnesota 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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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.
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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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