Reading, PA Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Reading Ecommerce

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

500+ active clients
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18 years in business
2004
Founded 18+ Years Ago
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Reading, PA Ecommerce Website Design Consultants

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

Knowing how your Reading ecommerce business works is key to creating an effective ecommerce website. We talk to you about a lot of things, including your history running an ecommerce business in Reading, 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 Reading-based online business based on this information. The selection of the best platform for your specific needs is critical when developing a new Reading ecommerce website or redesigning an existing Reading e-commerce website.

You need to understand your business goals before you start an ecommerce web design project in Reading. Regardless of whether you choose a local Reading ecommerce developer or a national ecommerce web development firm, we'll help you gauge the success of your Reading ecommerce web design service. It will help set expectations throughout the Reading ecommerce website design so you get the best website.

Even after your Reading ecommerce website is designed, we'll be here to help with optional Reading digital marketing and website maintenance! Our e-commerce experts even offer service to nearby businesses in Pottstown, PA, Ephrata, PA, Coatesville, PA, Lebanon, PA, and Phoenixville, PA.

Reading Ecommerce Developers

Benefits of a Custom Reading Ecommerce Website Solution

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

You'll be in good hands with us when it comes to Reading e-commerce website development. We'd like to work with you and your Reading team to understand your functionality requirements, outline the deliverables and turnaround time, and help you with everything after the launch.

In addition to developing Reading-area ecommerce websites, our team also offers Allentown, Erie, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Upper Darby, and York small businesses and large corporations a custom ecommerce web development service.

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Reading Website

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

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

Reading WooCommerce Web Design Services

The most popular Reading website content management system is WordPress. If you want an ecommerce website using WordPress, you'll likely need a WooCommerce web designer in Reading.

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

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. We have our own custom WooCommerce theme that is based on Understrap and makes a great starting point for Reading WooCommerce websites. Theme development for Reading e-commerce clients is usually more expensive on Shopify.
  • If your Reading business already has a WordPress site, we recommend WooCommerce. 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 Reading 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 has expensive monthly fees (depending on your plan) and their apps are often more expensive than WooCommerce or WordPress plugins.
  • For Reading 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. Don't worry though, there are third-party apps for Reading websites running Shopify that need a product configurator.
  • If you're in an industry that's not supported by Shopify, try WooCommerce.

Reading Shopify Web Development Services

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

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

Our ecommerce website developers love Shopify for these reasons:

  • We recommend Shopify for Reading merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce platform. With Shopify, you can run an ecommerce business in Reading without constantly updating plugins and software.
  • For Reading 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.
  • The best e-commerce platform for Reading businesses that rely heavily on fast turnaround times for development and marketing is Shopify. For testing out a new product, it's usually faster to set up a Shopify website and go through various apps and design ideas to test conversion rate optimization.

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Redesigning Existing Ecommerce Websites

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

Every Reading e-commerce redesign project deserves exceptional care. You can lose search rankings and sales if your Reading ecommerce website developer forgets to create 301 redirects, changes your URL structure drastically, or reorganizes your product catalog.

Reading 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 Reading ecommerce websites:

  • You have an e-commerce site in Reading. How do people get there? It's important to maintain URL structures or implement 301 redirects if most of your online sales come from organic search traffic. It's also good to keep the same product categories, breadcrumb trails, and page content throughout the development of your Reading website.
  • What do customers think about your Reading website? Making big changes to your website is okay if your online shoppers aren't happy. It's advisable to be cautious with design changes if you've already got good conversion rates.
  • Do you plan to migrate your e-commerce platform? It will work different than your old website, if that's the case. 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 Reading Ecommerce Web Design Service

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

  • To build out an online website for a new Reading e-commerce venture.
  • Upgrade an old Reading e-commerce system into a new one to improve security or functionality.
  • To redesign an e-commerce site 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.

Our Pennsylvania ecommerce development services have helped other businesses before, so we're excited to help with your new ecommerce website! We can help you put together a list of goals for your Reading e-commerce website if you need it!

Questions to Ask Your Reading Ecommerce Web Designer

You should ask your Reading ecommerce web development company a lot of questions. Even though the answer is important, how it's delivered is more important. 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. Here are some common ecommerce web design questions we get asked by e-commerce businesses in and around Pennsylvania:

  • Is your ecommerce development outsourced? WebCitz doesn't outsource ecommerce web development because we have our own Shopify and WooCommerce developers for your Reading website.
  • 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 create 301 redirects for Reading ecommerce website developments that have different URL structures.
  • When you start an ecommerce website design project, do you make design mockups? For Reading WooCommerce development, WebCitz creates design mockups. But for Shopify, we only create design mockups if the budget is high enough for a fully custom Reading ecommerce web design.
  • Can you help Reading business owners choose the right platform for their e-commerce site? WebCitz helps clients pick the right platform for their ecommerce websites. Typically, the answer is based on the web design and ecommerce requirements.
  • How quick is the turnaround time for Reading ecommerce website design services? WebCitz usually gets Reading ecommerce development projects done in 3-4 months, but it can take up to 9-12 months for really complex e-commerce websites.
  • Your Reading ecommerce web developer should have a ecommerce portfolio or client reviews. Check out our ecommerce website development portfolio, ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews!

How We Design the Best Reading Ecommerce Websites

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

Multiple Discovery Phone Calls

There are usually multiple discovery calls to learn more about your Reading 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 Discussion

When you're ready to move forward with our ecommerce web development firm for your Reading website development, sign the proposal, submit a down payment, and schedule a 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 Mockups or Template Search

We'll start with mockups for your Reading ecommerce website design if it's built in WordPress with WooCommerce or if your budget allows a custom design built in Shopify. This way, everyone is on the same page about how your site will look and feel before an e-commerce developer starts. If you've chosen a template-based approach within Shopify, this is the phase where we start helping you pick a theme for your Reading ecommerce site.

Ecommerce Web Design

The development phase of your Reading ecommerce build will be the longest. 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 web 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 Reading e-commerce site! You can even get a checklist for launching the ecommerce site if you're interested!

We've been optimizing our Pennsylvania ecommerce website design 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 Reading Ecommerce Web Design Project

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

  • We have an on-site video production team to help you showcase your Reading business on the web.
  • We've got a digital marketing and SEO team to help rank your ecommerce products higher in Reading 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.
  • Website accessibility solutions to help you comply with ADA and WCAG.
  • To make sure your products sell to any audience, we have extensive experience with product page design and conversion rate optimization.
  • For your Reading 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.
  • For custom web development in Reading, we have PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native developers.

We're your trusted Reading ecommerce website provider no matter what your Reading business needs from its ecommerce website!

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Reading Ecommerce Website Design

We're the best choice because we have experience building ecommerce websites, we dedicate ourselves to each of our Pennsylvania-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 United States! We'll handle your professional Reading e-ecommerce website development quickly and efficiently.

These are some of the best reasons to choose WebCitz:

  • We don't outsource ecommerce web design services for Reading businesses.
  • We have an in-house team of top e-commerce web designers.
  • For WooCommerce and Shopify websites, we have separate web development teams.
  • 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.
  • To answer your Reading digital marketing questions, our team has experts in search engine optimization (SEO), user experience (UX), sales funnels, and conversion rate optimization (CRO).
  • Check out our free website design tools like color scheme pickers and password generators.
  • If you have questions about Reading ecommerce web development, you can call, live chat, or email us.

For more information about our e-commerce website design services in Reading, just fill out our online contact form, start a live chat with us, or call (800) 796-8263. Let's talk!

Reading Ecommerce Website Development Cost Calculator

Check out how affordable our reading 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.

Hear what our customers are saying

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!
Kendrick Jacobs

Kendrick Jacobs

Corey G at WebCitz was so professional and patient while helping us solve our issues. We appreciate his help so much. This company definitely needs more people like him. Amazing customer service! Thank you Corey G! (:
Dawn White

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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Southwest Radio Church

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