Ontario Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Ontario Ecommerce

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

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Ontario Ecommerce Website Design Consultants

Our ecommerce website developers have more than 18 years of experience building custom websites for Ontario-area businesses.

Knowing how your Ontario ecommerce business works is key to creating an effective ecommerce website. The things we talk about with you are things like how you've run an ecommerce business in Ontario, what platforms you've used, how your customers interact with your brand, what features you need, and how you handle orders.

We can make informed recommendations about the best e-commerce platform for your Ontario-based online business based on this information. The selection of the best platform for your specific needs is critical when developing a new Ontario ecommerce website or redesigning an existing Ontario e-commerce website.

It is important to begin Ontario ecommerce web design projects with an understanding of the business goals. We'll help you determine the best metrics to use to gauge the success of your Ontario ecommerce development service, regardless if you choose a local Ontario e-commerce developer or a national ecommerce web development firm. We'll use this information to set expectations on your Ontario ecommerce web design so you get the best website for your storefront.

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

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Benefits of a Custom Ontario Ecommerce Website Solution

Our company was founded on providing custom web solutions throughout Ontario and Canada. In the Ontario-area, we've worked with local clients to understand their ecommerce business and build a custom website that's tailored to their online brand. As an e-commerce developer, we've worked on a lot of custom projects, like:

  • Headless ecommerce developments between Shopify, BigCommerce, and Magento using systems like Laravel or Nuxt.js.
  • Product Information Management (PIM) systems to improve BigCommerce and Shopify product entry.
  • Omnichannel ecommerce solutions to synchronize inventory, list products, and fulfill orders across multiple platforms.
  • Amazon and eBay integrations to list products in third-party channels.
  • Development of mobile apps for B2B storefronts to boost online sales.
  • Solutions for transferring data between platforms, importing product data, and exporting sales data.

You'll be in good hands with us when it comes to Ontario e-commerce website development. We'll work with your Ontario team to understand the functionality you need, outline the deliverables and turnaround time, and make sure everything runs smoothly after the launch.

Our ecommerce web design agency is happy to provide Toronto, Gatineau, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Oshawa, Windsor, St. Catharines, Barrie, Guelph, Kingston, Milton, Brantford, Thunder Bay, Peterborough, Belleville, Welland, North Bay, and Ottawa with professional ecommerce development services.

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Ontario Website

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

For WooCommerce, Shopify and BigCommerce projects, we have separate development teams. This gives our ecommerce web developers the chance to specialize in particular development environments to provide expert advice and help.

Ontario WooCommerce Web Design Services

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

We've helped startups and existing e-commerce companies get started with WooCommerce in Ontario or other parts of Canada.

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

  • If you need a custom theme, but have a limited budget, we recommend WordPress or WooCommerce. Based on Understrap, our own WooCommerce theme is a great starting point for Ontario WooCommerce web designs. Theme development within Shopify or BigCommerce is often more expensive for Ontario e-commerce clients.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for Ontario businesses with an existing WordPress website. If you are happy with the look and feel of your content-based website, why invest the time and money into redesigning that website just to add ecommerce?
  • WooCommerce is a great open-source option for Ontario 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.
  • For Ontario businesses that need a product builder, we recommend WooCommerce. It is simply easier to develop a custom product builder in WordPress than most other platforms. However, there are apps for Ontario 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.

Ontario Shopify Website Design Services

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

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

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

  • We recommend Shopify for Ontario merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce platform. Shopify allows you to run an ecommerce business in Ontario without the hassle of constantly updating plugins or software versions.
  • For Ontario web companies that don't need a lot of custom features, we recommend Shopify. 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.
  • Shopify is a great option for Ontario e-commerce businesses that need fast turnaround times for marketing and development. 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.

Ontario BigCommerce Web Design Services

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

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

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

  • We recommend BigCommerce for online companies in Ontario 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 Ontario 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 Ontario ecommerce websites.
  • We recommend BigCommerce for Ontario 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 Ontario ecommerce website if you're not happy with its performance, functionality, or conversion rate.

Every Ontario e-commerce redesign project deserves exceptional care. It's possible to lose search rankings and online sales if your website developer forgets to create 301 redirects, completely restructures your URLs, or improperly reorganizes your product catalog.

Ontario ecommerce website redesign starts with a thorough review of your ecommerce business to understand the big picture. Here are some of the important factors to consider when redesigning Ontario ecommerce websites:

  • How do people reach your Ontario e-commerce website? If most online sales are coming from organic search traffic it will be critical to maintain URL structures or implement 301 redirects. Maintain the same product categories, breadcrumb trails, and content throughout the development of your Ontario website.
  • What do customers think about your Ontario website? Making big changes to your website is okay if your online shoppers aren't happy. 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 Ontario website will function differently than your previous website. The way you enter products, fulfill orders, update customer information, and go through the checkout will be different.

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Determine Goals for Your Ontario Ecommerce Web Design Service

Building an ecommerce website in Ontario can be expensive. You should make a list of the goals you'd like to see achieved by a Ontario ecommerce website designer before you hire them. Keeping track of measurable goals will help you keep your e-commerce site progressing in the right direction. Here are some of the goals we've seen for Ontario ecommerce website design projects:

  • To build out an online website for a new Ontario e-commerce venture.
  • To migrate an legacy Ontario ecommerce systems into a new platform to improve functionality or website security.
  • To redesign an existing Ontario e-commerce website in the same platform to improve user experience (UX), reduce bounce rates, and improve conversion rates.
  • To make shopping faster and the website more responsive.
  • To fix web accessibility problems for ADA and WCAG compliance.

Our Ontario ecommerce development services have helped other businesses before, so we're excited to help with your new ecommerce website! Let us help you put together a list of goals for your ecommerce website if your Ontario e-commerce company needs help!

Questions to Ask Your Ontario Ecommerce Web Designer

You should ask your Ontario ecommerce web development company a lot of questions. Even though the answer is important, how it's delivered is more important. Check to see how receptive the sales team is to detailed questions. If you do this now, you'll get an idea of what to expect in future communication. Here are some common ecommerce web design questions we get asked by e-commerce businesses in and around Ontario:

  • Do you outsource ecommerce development services? WebCitz does not outsource ecommerce web development services because we have our own team of Shopify, BigCommerce, and WooCommerce developers for your Ontario e-commerce website.
  • When the URLs change, do you create 301 redirects? While WebCitz tries to keep the URL structure the same, sometimes it can't be done. We create 301 redirects for Ontario ecommerce website developments that have different URL structures.
  • Do you make design mockups before starting a new ecommerce website design? WebCitz creates design mockups for all Ontario WooCommerce developments, but we only create a design mockup for Shopify and BigCommerce projects that have a higher budget for a fully custom Ontario ecommerce web design.
  • Do you help Ontario business owners select the platform for their e-commerce website? WebCitz does help Ontario clients select the platform for their ecommerce website. Typically, the answer is based on the web design and ecommerce requirements.
  • Can you tell me how fast Ontario ecommerce website design works? WebCitz usually gets Ontario ecommerce development projects done in 3-4 months, but it can take up to 9-12 months for really complex e-commerce websites.
  • Your Ontario ecommerce web developer should have a ecommerce portfolio or client reviews. WebCitz has an ecommerce website development portfolio, numerous ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews to share!

How We Design the Best Ontario Ecommerce Websites

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

Discovery Phone Calls

There are usually multiple discovery calls to learn more about your Ontario company, your history with ecommerce, 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 Meeting

If you feel confident about our ecommerce web development firm for your Ontario website development, go ahead and sign the proposal, submit a down payment, and schedule your kick off call! There will be a chance for everyone involved in the project to have a discussion about how the project will unfold, who will be responsible for each stage of the design, and how long the turnaround time will be for each phase.

Design Mockups or Template Search

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

Ecommerce Web Development

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

Website Launch (Plus Website Training!)

When the ecommerce web design project is nearly done, we'll start working with you on training. When you are comfortable managing the ecommerce website, we'll schedule a time that works for everyone involved to launch your future Ontario 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 Ontario ecommerce website design process for more than 18 years. We've created, designed, developed, and launched successful e-commerce sites across Canada!

Additional Services for Your Ontario Ecommerce Web Design Project

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

  • You can get multimedia to showcase your Ontario web business from our on-site video production team.
  • We've got a digital marketing and SEO team to help rank your ecommerce products higher in Ontario 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.
  • We have website accessibility solutions to help you comply with ADA and WCAG frameworks.
  • We have extensive experience with product page optimization and conversion rate optimization to help you sell your products to any audience type.
  • Our graphic artists can design logos, web banners, affiliate graphics, social media graphics, and other custom artwork for your Ontario company.
  • Boost your page speed for content-based websites and WooCommerce storefronts by hosting your site on our high-performance web servers.
  • For custom web development in Ontario, we have PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native developers.

Whether your Ontario 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 Ontario Ecommerce Website Design

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

As an ecommerce development agency, we design attractive, high-converting ecommerce websites for small businesses and large corporations in Canada! Our ecommerce website development firm can handle all your Ontario ecommerce development needs quickly and effectively.

These are some of the best reasons to choose WebCitz:

  • We don't outsource ecommerce web development services for Ontario businesses.
  • We have our own in-house team of top e-commerce web developers.
  • We have separate development teams for WooCommerce, Shopify, and BigCommerce website projects.
  • With WordPress and WooCommerce projects, we start with our own custom ecommerce theme based on Understrap.
  • We work with multiple CSS frameworks, including Bootstrap and Tailwind.
  • To answer your Ontario digital marketing questions, our team has experts in search engine optimization (SEO), user experience (UX), sales funnels, and conversion rate optimization (CRO).
  • 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 Ontario ecommerce web design service.

To talk with our e-commerce website design team about your future Ontario website development, just fill out our online contact form, start a live chat, or call us at (800) 796-8263. We can't wait to hear from you!

Ontario Ecommerce Website Development Cost Calculator

Check out how affordable our ontario 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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