Nova Scotia Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Nova Scotia Ecommerce

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

500+ active clients
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18 years in business
2004
Founded 18+ Years Ago
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Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia-area business needs.

Developing an effective ecommerce website in Nova Scotia starts with understanding the nature of your e-commerce business. We talk to you about a lot of things, including your history running an ecommerce business in Nova Scotia, 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.

We can make informed recommendations about the best e-commerce platform for your Nova Scotia-based online business based on this information. If you're creating a new Nova Scotia ecommerce website or redesigning an old one, you have to pick the right platform for your needs.

You need to understand your business goals before you start an ecommerce web design project in Nova Scotia. We'll help you determine the best metrics to use to gauge the success of your Nova Scotia ecommerce website design service, regardless if you choose a local Nova Scotia e-commerce developer or a national ecommerce development agency. This will help set expectations throughout the scope of the Nova Scotia ecommerce website development to ensure you receive the best website for your storefront.

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

Nova Scotia Ecommerce Developers

Benefits of a Custom Nova Scotia Ecommerce Website Solution

WebCitz was founded on the principle of providing custom web solutions throughout Nova Scotia and Canada. We have a strong history of working with local clients to understand their ecommerce business and deliver a custom Nova Scotia-area website unique to their online brand. We've done multiple types of custom e-commerce projects, including:

  • Headless ecommerce web designs between Shopify, BigCommerce, and Magento using systems like Laravel or Nuxt.js.
  • Enhancing BigCommerce and Shopify's product entry with Product Information Management systems.
  • Solutions for synchronizing inventory, listing products, and fulfilling orders across different platforms.
  • Amazon and eBay integrations to list products in third-party channels.
  • Mobile app development to increase online shopping capabilities for B2B storefronts.
  • Solutions for transferring data between platforms, importing product data, and exporting sales data.

When it comes to developing custom functionality for your Nova Scotia e-commerce website, you'll be in good hands with our team. We'll work with your Nova Scotia team to understand the functionality you need, outline the deliverables and turnaround time, and make sure everything runs smoothly after the launch.

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Nova Scotia Website

To recommend the best ecommerce platform for your Nova Scotia e-commerce company we will need to talk with you about your website's objectives. There is no single e-commerce platform that is perfect for all Nova Scotia-area websites.

To deliver amazing ecommerce development services in Nova Scotia, we have different development teams for WooCommerce projects and Shopify and BigCommerce projects. This gives our ecommerce web developers the chance to specialize in particular development environments to provide expert advice and help.

Nova Scotia WooCommerce Web Development Services

The most popular Nova Scotia website content management system is WordPress. To run an ecommerce website using WordPress you will likely be looking for a WooCommerce web developer in Nova Scotia.

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

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

  • We recommend WordPress and WooCommerce for Nova Scotia web design projects that require a custom designed theme, but are working on a limited budget. Based on Understrap, our own WooCommerce theme is a great starting point for Nova Scotia WooCommerce web designs. Theme development within Shopify or BigCommerce is often more expensive for Nova Scotia e-commerce clients.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia websites running BigCommerce or Shopify that need a product configurator.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for those in an industry not accepted by Shopify or BigCommerce.

Nova Scotia Shopify Website Design Services

Shopify is the most popular web-based ecommerce platform. To run an e-commerce website using Shopify you will likely be looking for a Shopify website developer in Nova Scotia.

With our Shopify web development company, we can design a website for a new or existing business in Nova Scotia that runs on the Shopify platform.

Our ecommerce website designers love Shopify for these reasons:

  • For Nova Scotia merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce system, we recommend Shopify. With Shopify, you can run an ecommerce business in Nova Scotia without constantly updating plugins and software.
  • We recommend Shopify for Nova Scotia 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 that really add up, in comparison to the less expensive WordPress plugin options.
  • We recommend Shopify for Nova Scotia e-commerce businesses that rely heavily on fast turnaround times for development and marketing initiatives. It's faster to test out a new product on a Shopify site and cycle through different apps and ideas for conversion optimization.

Nova Scotia BigCommerce Web Design Services

BigCommerce is arguably the most flexible web-based ecommerce platform available in Nova Scotia due to its robust API functionality. If you want to run an ecommerce site with BigCommerce you'll probably need a Nova Scotia BigCommerce website designer.

Our BigCommerce web development team helps startups and existing ecommerce businesses build out and improve their online sites.

Our e-commerce web developers recommend BigCommerce for a few reasons:

  • We recommend BigCommerce to Nova Scotia companies looking for a hosted ecommerce platform. The benefit of a hosted e-commerce platform is you don't have to worry about regularly installing updates, like you'd find with WordPress and WooCommerce.
  • We recommend BigCommerce for extensive content-based websites that don't support ecommerce. We can use a "headless e-commerce" approach for your Nova Scotia company, which is the integration of a platform like BigCommerce through APIs and custom web programming to your legacy website.
  • We recommend BigCommerce because of their robust API, which is exceptionally helpful for building out custom functionality in Nova Scotia ecommerce websites.
  • If you don't like Shopify but want a hosted ecommerce platform, we recommend BigCommerce.

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Redesigning Existing Ecommerce Websites

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

You should approach Nova Scotia e-commerce redesign projects with exceptional care. You can lose search rankings and sales if your Nova Scotia ecommerce website developer forgets to create 301 redirects, changes your URL structure drastically, or reorganizes your product catalog.

Nova Scotia ecommerce website redesign starts with a thorough review of your ecommerce business to understand the big picture. You should consider these factors when redesigning Nova Scotia ecommerce sites:

  • You have an e-commerce site in Nova Scotia. How do people get there? 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 Nova Scotia website.
  • What do customers think about your Nova Scotia website? If your online shoppers aren't happy with the design of the website then it is okay to make big changes. Consider being more conservative with design changes if your conversion rates are already good.
  • Are you migrating e-commerce platforms? If so, understand the new Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia Ecommerce Web Design Service

Building out an ecommerce website in Nova Scotia can be an expensive project. Before hiring a local ecommerce web designer, you should put together a list of goals you'd like to see achieved through the Nova Scotia ecommerce development service. This will help keep you on track during the design of your e-commerce site, and set measurable goals for later. Here are some of the goals we've seen for Nova Scotia ecommerce website design projects:

  • Create a new e-commerce site for your Nova Scotia-based company.
  • Upgrade an old Nova Scotia e-commerce system into a new one to improve security or functionality.
  • To redesign an existing Nova Scotia 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.

We've provided such Nova Scotia ecommerce web development solutions before and are excited by the prospect of helping with your new ecommerce website design! Let us help you put together a list of goals for your ecommerce website if your Nova Scotia e-commerce company needs help!

Questions to Ask Your Nova Scotia Ecommerce Web Designer

There are numerous questions to ask your Nova Scotia ecommerce website development agency before making a hiring decision. While the answer will be valuable, even more important to you should be the manner in which the answer is given. Pay attention to whether the sales team is willing to answer detailed questions. If you do this now, you'll get an idea of what to expect in future communication. We get asked these ecommerce website design questions a lot by Nova Scotia e-commerce businesses:

  • Is your ecommerce development outsourced? WebCitz does not outsource ecommerce web development services because we have our own team of Shopify, BigCommerce, and WooCommerce developers for your Nova Scotia 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 do create 301 redirects for Nova Scotia ecommerce website developments that will have a different URL structure.
  • Do you make design mockups before starting a new ecommerce website design? WebCitz creates design mockups for all Nova Scotia WooCommerce developments, but we only create a design mockup for Shopify and BigCommerce projects that have a higher budget for a fully custom Nova Scotia ecommerce web design.
  • Do you help Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia ecommerce development works? WebCitz usually gets Nova Scotia ecommerce web development projects done in 3-4 months, but it can take up to 9-12 months for really complex e-commerce websites.
  • Does your Nova Scotia ecommerce website developer have a design portfolio or client reviews? WebCitz has an ecommerce web design portfolio, numerous ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews to share!

How We Design the Best Nova Scotia Ecommerce Websites

You should expect Nova Scotia ecommerce website design firms to have a formal process for how a new e-commerce website will be developed. Here is our process for designing Nova Scotia ecommerce websites:

Multiple Discovery Phone Calls

There are usually multiple discovery calls to learn more about your Nova Scotia company, your history with ecommerce, 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 Discussion

If you feel confident about our ecommerce web development company for your Nova Scotia 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

If your future Nova Scotia 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 helps everyone agree on the look and feel of your website before an e-commerce developer starts working on it. Alternatively, if you selected a template-based approach within Shopify and BigCommerce, this is the phase where we start helping you select a theme for your Nova Scotia ecommerce site.

Ecommerce Web Development

The development phase of your Nova Scotia 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 web 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 Nova Scotia e-commerce storefront! You can even get a checklist for launching the ecommerce site if you're interested!

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

Additional Services for Your Nova Scotia Ecommerce Web Design Project

There is more to a successful ecommerce web development project in Nova Scotia than just the development of the website. Let's explore some additional services, which are completely optional, to help you get the most out of your custom Nova Scotia e-commerce website:

  • We have an on-site video production team to help you showcase your Nova Scotia business on the web.
  • We've got a digital marketing and SEO team to help rank your ecommerce products higher in Nova Scotia search results, or nationwide.
  • Whether you need Google Ads, Facebook Ads, or Bing Ads, our PPC advertising team can help.
  • Website accessibility solutions to help you comply with ADA and WCAG.
  • 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 Nova Scotia company.
  • 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 Nova Scotia.

Whether your Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia Ecommerce Website Design

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

We are a results-driven ecommerce web design company with more than 18 years of experience designing attractive, high-converting e-commerce websites for small businesses and large corporations in Canada! We'll handle your professional Nova Scotia e-ecommerce development quickly and efficiently.

These are some of the best reasons to choose WebCitz:

  • Our ecommerce web development services aren't outsourced.
  • We have an in-house team of top e-commerce website developers.
  • We have separate development teams for WooCommerce, Shopify, and BigCommerce 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.
  • We have a team of search engine optimization, user experience, ecommerce funnels, and conversion rate optimization experts to help answer Nova Scotia digital marketing questions.
  • We've got free website design tools like color scheme pickers and password generators.
  • You can reach us on the phone, live chat, or email when you have questions about your Nova Scotia ecommerce web design service.

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

Nova Scotia Ecommerce Website Development Cost Calculator

Check out how affordable our nova scotia 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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Alo Health

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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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!
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Dawn White

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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