Helena, MT Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Helena Ecommerce

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

500+ active clients
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18 years in business
2004
Founded 18+ Years Ago
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Helena, MT Ecommerce Website Design Professionals

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

Knowing how your Helena ecommerce business works is key to creating an effective ecommerce website. We take the time to discuss with you a number of topics, including your history running your Helena 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 Helena-based business. If you're creating a new Helena ecommerce website or redesigning an old one, you have to pick the right platform for your needs.

An ecommerce website development project in Helena needs to start with a clear understanding of the business goals. We'll help you decide what metrics to use to measure the success of your Helena online store, whether you use our ecommerce web design agency or a different website designer. It will help set expectations throughout the Helena ecommerce website development so you get the best website.

Even after your Helena ecommerce website is designed, we'll be here to help with optional Helena digital marketing and website maintenance! Our team also offers e-commerce development services in nearby areas of Butte, MT, Anaconda, MT, Belgrade, MT, Great Falls, MT, and Bozeman, MT.

Helena Ecommerce Developers

Benefits of a Custom Helena Ecommerce Website Solution

WebCitz was founded on the principle of providing custom web solutions throughout Helena and United States. In the Helena-area, we've worked with local clients to understand their ecommerce business and build a custom website that's tailored to their online brand.

When it comes to developing custom functionality for your Helena e-commerce website, you'll be in good hands with our team. We will work with your Helena 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.

In addition to developing Helena-area ecommerce websites, our team also offers Billings, Bozeman, Evergreen, and Missoula small businesses and large corporations a custom ecommerce web design service.

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Helena Website

To recommend the best ecommerce platform for your Helena e-commerce company we will need to talk with you about your website's objectives. There isn't one e-commerce platform that works for all Helena businesses.

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

Helena WooCommerce Web Development Services

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

In Helena, 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 Helena 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 Helena WooCommerce web site. Shopify theme development can be more expensive for Helena e-commerce clients.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for Helena businesses with an existing WordPress website. 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 Helena who prefer open-source software use WooCommerce. You don't have to pay a monthly fee to use WordPress or WooCommerce. As an alternative, Shopify has expensive monthly fees (depending on your plan) and their apps are often more expensive than WooCommerce or WordPress plugins.
  • Most Helena 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 Helena web companies using Shopify that offer basic configurator functionality.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for those in an industry not accepted by Shopify.

Helena Shopify Web Development Services

Shopify is the most popular web-based ecommerce platform. If you want to run an e-commerce website in Helena, you'll probably need a Shopify website developer.

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

Our ecommerce web designers love Shopify for these reasons:

  • For Helena merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce system, we recommend Shopify. With Shopify, you can run an ecommerce business in Helena without constantly updating plugins and software.
  • When Helena web companies don't need a lot of custom functionality, we recommend Shopify. 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.
  • The best e-commerce platform for Helena businesses that rely heavily on fast turnaround times for development and marketing is Shopify. 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.

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Redesigning Existing Ecommerce Websites

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

Every Helena e-commerce redesign project deserves exceptional care. For instance, you may lose search rankings and online sales if your Helena ecommerce web 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 Helena. You should consider these factors when redesigning Helena ecommerce sites:

  • Where can people find your Helena e-commerce site? If your online sales come mostly from organic search traffic, you'll need to maintain URL structures and use 301 redirects. It's also good to keep the same product categories, breadcrumb trails, and page content throughout the development of your Helena website.
  • What do customers think about your Helena 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 Helena website will function differently than your previous website. 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 Helena Ecommerce Web Design Service

Building out an ecommerce website in Helena can be an expensive project. You should make a list of the goals you'd like to see achieved by a Helena ecommerce web developer before you hire them. 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 Helena ecommerce website design projects:

  • Create a new e-commerce site for your Helena-based company.
  • To migrate an old Helena ecommerce site to a new platform to improve functionality, or site security.
  • Redesigning an e-commerce site in order 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 Montana ecommerce website development solutions before and are excited by the prospect of helping with your new ecommerce website design! If your Helena 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 Helena Ecommerce Web Designer

There are numerous questions to ask your Helena ecommerce web design company before making a hiring decision. Even though the answer is important, how it's delivered is more important. 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 Helena ecommerce development service starts up. We get asked these ecommerce web development questions a lot by Montana e-commerce businesses:

  • Are you outsourcing ecommerce website development? At WebCitz, we don't outsource ecommerce web design services because we have our own team of Shopify and WooCommerce developers.
  • 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 Helena ecommerce 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 Helena WooCommerce development projects, but we don't create design mockups for Shopify projects that are on a restricted budget.
  • Do you help Helena business owners select the platform for their e-commerce website? WebCitz helps Helena clients choose the right ecommerce platform. Generally, the answer depends on your web design and e-commerce needs.
  • What's the turnaround time for Helena ecommerce web development services? WebCitz usually gets Helena ecommerce website development projects done in 3-4 months, but it can take up to 9-12 months for really complex e-commerce websites.
  • Have you seen your Helena ecommerce web designer's past work or recent reviews? Check out our ecommerce website design portfolio, ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews!

How We Design the Best Helena Ecommerce Websites

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

Multiple Discovery Calls

In a discovery call, we learn about your Helena 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're happy with our ecommerce website development firm for your Helena website development, just sign the proposal, pay a down payment, and schedule your kickoff 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 Helena ecommerce website design is in WordPress with WooCommerce, or your design budget accommodates a custom design in Shopify, 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 Helena ecommerce site if you opted for a template-based approach within Shopify.

Ecommerce Web Development

The longest part of your Helena ecommerce build will be the development. 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.

Website Launch (Plus Website Training!)

As soon as the ecommerce 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 Helena 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 Montana 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 Helena Ecommerce Web Design Project

There is more to a successful ecommerce website development project in Helena than just the development of the website. Here are a few optional extras that will help you get the most from your Helena e-commerce website:

  • We have an on-site video production team to help with the creation of multimedia to showcase your Helena web-based business.
  • Let our digital marketers help you rank your ecommerce products higher in Helena 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.
  • To make your products sell to any audience type, we offer comprehensive product page layouts and conversion rate optimization services.
  • For your Helena 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 website developers experienced with PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native web programming to deliver highly functional web experiences throughout Helena.

No matter what your Helena 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 Helena!

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Helena Ecommerce Website Design

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

As an ecommerce website design firm, we design attractive, high-converting ecommerce websites for small businesses and large corporations in United States! You can trust our ecommerce web development company, which is only 1319 miles away, to handle your professional Helena ecommerce web design quickly and efficiently.

Here's why you should choose WebCitz:

  • Our ecommerce development services aren't outsourced.
  • With our own e-commerce website designers, we can create the best sites for you.
  • There are separate teams working on WooCommerce and Shopify websites.
  • 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 Helena digital marketing questions.
  • We have free website design tools like color scheme pickers and password generators.
  • If you have any questions about your Helena ecommerce website development service, you can reach us by phone, live chat, or email.

To talk with our e-commerce website design team about your future Helena website development, just fill out our online contact form, start a live chat, or call us at (800) 796-8263. We'd love to hear from you!

Helena 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 helena ecommerce development services can be for your business!

Hear what our customers are saying

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Jeff Ring

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Tara Candland

Incredibly responsive, fast, and professional. They quickly understood the issue we were having with our site, which was fairly complicated, and were able to resolve it. They kept us updated in lay terms along the way so that we could understand how the issue was progressing.
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Wendy Bottesi

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