Ohio Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Ohio Ecommerce

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

500+ active clients
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18 years in business
2004
Founded 18+ Years Ago
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Onsite Experts (No Outsourcing)

Ohio Ecommerce Website Design Specialists

Our ecommerce web designers have more than 18 years of experience building custom websites for Ohio-area businesses.

Knowing how your Ohio 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 Ohio 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.

Having this knowledge allows us to make informed recommendations regarding the best e-commerce platform for your Ohio-based online business. If you're building a new Ohio ecommerce site or redesigning an existing one, choosing the right platform is key.

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

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

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Benefits of a Custom Ohio Ecommerce Website Solution

Our company was founded on providing custom web solutions throughout Ohio and the United States. In the Ohio-area, we've worked with local clients to understand their ecommerce business and build a custom website that's tailored to their online brand. In the past, we've worked on numerous types of custom e-commerce projects, including:

  • Headless ecommerce website developments within Shopify, BigCommerce, or Magento using tools like Laravel or Nuxt.js to bridge the CMS and ecommerce platform.
  • Product Information Management (PIM) systems to streamline BigCommerce and Shopify product data entry
  • 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 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 Ohio e-commerce website development. We will work with your Ohio 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 Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Hamilton, Kettering, Lakewood, Newark, Springfield, Toledo, and Youngstown with professional ecommerce development services.

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Ohio Website

In order to recommend the best ecommerce platform for your Ohio business, we'll need to know what your goals are. There isn't one e-commerce platform that works for all Ohio businesses.

To deliver exceptional ecommerce web design services in Ohio, we have separate development teams for WooCommerce projects than for Shopify and BigCommerce projects. This allows our local ecommerce website designers to specialize in a particular development environment to provide expert advice and service.

Ohio WooCommerce Website Design Services

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

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

Here's why our ecommerce web developers 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 Ohio WooCommerce web site. Theme development within Shopify or BigCommerce is often more expensive for Ohio e-commerce clients.
  • If your Ohio business website runs on WordPress, 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.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for Ohio web companies who prefer open-source software. There are no monthly fees to use WordPress or WooCommerce, except the web hosting fee to keep the website online. If you want to use Shopify or BigCommerce, you might have to pay a lot of money for the platform, and their apps are often a lot more expensive than WordPress or WooCommerce plugins.
  • Most Ohio businesses that want a product builder should consider WooCommerce. It is simply easier to develop a custom product builder in WordPress than most other platforms. However, there are apps for Ohio web companies using BigCommerce or Shopify that offer basic configurator functionality.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for those in an industry not accepted by Shopify or BigCommerce.

Ohio Shopify Web 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 Ohio.

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

Here are some of the reasons our ecommerce web designers often recommend Shopify:

  • We recommend Shopify for Ohio merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce platform. Shopify allows you to run an ecommerce business in Ohio without the hassle of constantly updating plugins or software versions.
  • We recommend Shopify for Ohio 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 Ohio e-commerce businesses that rely heavily on fast turnaround times for development and marketing initiatives. 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.

Ohio BigCommerce Web Design Services

BigCommerce is arguably the most flexible web-based ecommerce platform available in Ohio due to its robust API functionality. To run an ecommerce website using BigCommerce you will likely be looking for a BigCommerce web designer in Ohio.

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

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

  • We recommend BigCommerce for online companies in Ohio interested in 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 implement "headless e-commerce" for your Ohio 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 Ohio ecommerce websites.
  • We recommend BigCommerce for Ohio merchants who want a hosted ecommerce platform, but don't like Shopify.

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Redesigning Existing Ecommerce Websites

It might be time to rethink your Ohio ecommerce website if you're not happy with its performance, functionality, or conversion rate.

Every Ohio e-commerce redesign project deserves exceptional care. For instance, you may lose search rankings and online sales if your Ohio ecommerce web developer forgets to create 301 redirects, drastically changes your URL structure, or reorganizes your product catalog.

Before starting Ohio e-commerce website redesign projects, we like to thoroughly review your ecommerce business to understand the big picture. Here are some of the things to keep in mind when redesigning Ohio ecommerce sites:

  • You have an e-commerce site in Ohio. 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 Ohio website.
  • How do customers like your Ohio 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 migrating e-commerce platforms? If so, you need to understand the new Ohio website won't work like your old one did. 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 Ohio Ecommerce Web Design Service

Building an ecommerce website in Ohio can be expensive. You should make a list of the goals you'd like to see achieved by a Ohio ecommerce web designer 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. The most common goals we've seen for Ohio ecommerce website design projects include:

  • To build out an online store for a new Ohio business.
  • Upgrade an old Ohio e-commerce system into a new one to improve security or functionality.
  • To redesign an existing Ohio 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.
  • For ADA and WCAG compliance.

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

You should ask your Ohio ecommerce development agency a lot of questions. 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. This will provide insight into future communication as the Ohio ecommerce website development service gets started. Here are a few of the ecommerce web design questions we get from businesses in and around Ohio:

  • 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 Ohio e-commerce website.
  • Do you create 301 redirects if the URLs are going to change? It's hard to keep the URL structure the same during platform migrations, but WebCitz tries. We create 301 redirects for Ohio ecommerce website developments that have different URL structures.
  • Do you create design mockups before starting a new ecommerce website design project? WebCitz creates design mockups for all Ohio WooCommerce developments, but we only create a design mockup for Shopify and BigCommerce projects that have a higher budget for a fully custom Ohio ecommerce web design.
  • Are you able to help Ohio businesses choose an e-commerce platform? WebCitz helps Ohio clients choose the right ecommerce platform. The answer is typically dependent upon the web design and ecommerce functionality requirements.
  • How quick is the turnaround time for Ohio ecommerce website design services? WebCitz usually gets most Ohio-area ecommerce sites up and running within 3-4 months, but it can take up to 9-12 months for really complicated ones.
  • Have you seen your Ohio ecommerce developer's past work or recent reviews? WebCitz has an ecommerce web development portfolio, numerous ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews to share!

How We Design the Best Ohio Ecommerce Websites

If you want a new e-commerce website, you should expect Ohio ecommerce website development firms to have a formal process for how they do it. Here's how we make Ohio ecommerce websites:

Multiple Discovery Calls

There are typically multiple discovery calls to learn more about your Ohio company, your history with ecommerce, your development expectations, and your future goals. Having everyone involved in the ecommerce project voice their opinion helps minimize confusion.

Kickoff Discussion

If you feel confident about our ecommerce development company for your Ohio 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 Mockup or Theme Selection

We'll start with mockups for your Ohio 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. 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 Ohio ecommerce site.

Ecommerce Website Development

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

Training & Launch

As soon as the ecommerce website development project is finished, we'll provide you with any training you need. When you are comfortable managing the ecommerce website, we'll schedule a time that works for everyone involved to launch your future Ohio e-commerce storefront! If interested, we can even share with you a checklist for the launch of the ecommerce site!

We've been working on our Ohio ecommerce web design process for more than 18 years. We have a tremendous amount of experience planning, designing, developing, and launching successful e-commerce web sites throughout the United States!

Additional Services for Your Ohio Ecommerce Web Design Project

Launching an ecommerce website in Ohio involves more than just building the site. Here are a few optional extras that will help you get the most from your Ohio e-commerce website:

  • We have an on-site video production team to help with the creation of multimedia to showcase your Ohio web-based business.
  • We have a digital marketing and search engine optimization team to help you rank your ecommerce products higher in Ohio search results, or nationwide.
  • We've got a PPC advertising team who can handle any campaign type on Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and Bing Ads.
  • 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 Ohio company.
  • For content-based websites and WooCommerce storefronts, we manage our own high-performance web servers.
  • For custom web development in Ohio, we have PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native developers.

No matter what your Ohio 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 Ohio!

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Ohio Ecommerce Website Design

We're the best choice because we have experience building ecommerce websites, we dedicate ourselves to each of our Ohio-area ecommerce clients, and we offer unique solutions.

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

Here are some of the best reasons to choose WebCitz:

  • Our Ohio ecommerce development services aren't outsourced.
  • We have an in-house team of top e-commerce website designers.
  • 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've worked with multiple CSS frameworks like Bootstrap and Tailwind.
  • To answer your Ohio 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.
  • You can reach us on the phone, live chat, or email when you have questions about your Ohio ecommerce website development service.

Fill out our online contact form, start a live chat, or give us a call at (800) 796-8263 to talk with our Ohio-focused web design team. We'd love to hear from you!

Ecommerce Development Services throughout Ohio

If you've been searching for an experienced ecommerce web developer serving a major city throughout Ohio, we'll be the ecommerce development agency you want to contact. Our ecommerce web design agency frequently helps small businesses and large corporations in Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Hamilton, Kettering, Lakewood, Newark, Springfield, Toledo, or Youngstown 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 Ohio, we still hope you'll consider our experienced team. We have a full staff of dedicated ecommerce web design experts ready to help Ohio-area online businesses. Whether your ecommerce storefront is located nearby in Austintown, Barberton, Beavercreek, Boardman, Bowling Green, Brunswick, Cleveland Heights, Delaware, Dublin, East Cleveland, Fairborn, Fairfield, Findlay, Gahanna, Garfield Heights, Grove City, Hilliard, Huber Heights, Kent, Lancaster, Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Massillon, North Olmsted, North Royalton, Reynoldsburg, Shaker Heights, Stow, Strongsville, Upper Arlington, Warren, Westerville, Westlake , or a different city, our ecommerce development agency will be ready to help with all your Ohio ecommerce web design needs! Check out our ecommerce web design portfolio to see examples of some of our past work!

Ohio Ecommerce Website Development Cost Calculator

Check out how affordable our ohio 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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