Restaurant Ecommerce Web Design

Restaurant Ecommerce Websites!

Through our expertise in ecommerce development and omnichannel management, we help restaurants sell online.

500+ active clients
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18 years in business
Founded 18+ Years Ago
20+ Onsite experts
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Restaurant Ecommerce Website Design Consultants

Our e-commerce developers have more than 18 years of experience building custom websites for restaurants.

Knowing how your restaurant ecommerce business works is key to creating an effective ecommerce website. We talk to you about a lot of things, including your history running your restaurant ecommerce business, the platforms you've used to sell online, the quality of your product data, how your restaurants interact with your brand, what functionality you need, and how you handle your orders.

Knowing this lets us make informed recommendations about the best e-commerce platform for your restaurants. If you're building a new restaurant ecommerce site or redesigning an existing one, choosing the right platform is key.

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

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

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Benefits of a Custom Ecommerce Website Solution for Restaurants

Our company was founded on providing custom web solutions for restaurants and other professionals. We enjoy working with local and national restaurants to understand their ecommerce businesses. We've done multiple types of custom e-commerce projects, including:

  • Headless ecommerce websites within Magento, Shopify, or BigCommerce using tools like Nuxt.js or Laravel to bring together the CMS and ecommerce platform.
  • Product Information Management (PIM) systems to streamline BigCommerce and Shopify product data 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 restaurant e-commerce website development. We'll work with your restaurants to understand the functionality you need, outline the deliverables and turnaround time, and make sure everything runs smoothly after the launch.

  • Ecommerce for Sports Bars
  • Ecommerce for Bistros
  • Ecommerce for Cafes
  • Ecommerce for Diners
  • Ecommerce for Restaurants

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The Best Ecommerce Platforms for Restaurant Websites

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

To deliver amazing ecommerce web design services for restaurants, we have different development teams for WooCommerce projects and Shopify and BigCommerce projects. We can provide expert advice and service because our local ecommerce developers specialize in their own preferred ecommerce platforms.

Restaurant WooCommerce Website Design Services

WordPress is the most popular content management system for restaurant websites. To run an ecommerce website using WordPress you will likely be looking for a WooCommerce web designer for restaurants.

We've helped restaurants get started with WooCommerce for their restaurant.

These are some of the reasons our ecommerce 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 WooCommerce web designs for restaurants. Shopify or BigCommerce theme development can be more expensive for restaurant.
  • If your restaurant uses WordPress for its main website, 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.
  • WooCommerce is a great open-source option for restaurants. There are no monthly fees to use WordPress or WooCommerce, except the web hosting fee to keep the website online. Alternatively, Shopify and BigCommerce have high monthly fees to use the platform and their apps are often much more expensive than WordPress or WooCommerce plugins.
  • For restaurants 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 restaurant websites running BigCommerce or Shopify that need a product configurator.
  • WooCommerce is great if you're in an industry that's not accepted by Shopify or BigCommerce.

Restaurant Shopify Web Development Services

Shopify is the most popular hosted e-commerce platform. If you want to run an e-commerce website for your restaurant, you'll probably need a Shopify developer.

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

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

  • We recommend Shopify for restaurants interested in a hosted ecommerce platform. If you want to run an ecommerce business for your restaurant, you don't have to worry about constantly updating plugins or software.
  • When restaurants don't need a lot of custom functionality, we recommend Shopify. The cost of developing custom functionality with Shopify is higher than with WordPress. Additionally, you'll find getting Shopify apps often require monthly subscriptions versus one-time purchases for WordPress plugins.
  • The best e-commerce platform for restaurants that rely heavily on fast turnaround times for development and marketing is Shopify. It's faster to test out a new product on a Shopify site and cycle through different apps and ideas for conversion optimization.

Restaurant BigCommerce Web Development Services

A robust API makes BigCommerce one of the most flexible web-based ecommerce platforms for restaurants. To run an ecommerce website using BigCommerce you will likely be looking for a BigCommerce website designer for your restaurant.

Our BigCommerce web development team has experience helping startup and existing restaurant ecommerce websites build out and improve their storefronts.

Here are a few reasons why our e-commerce web developers love BigCommerce:

  • We recommend BigCommerce to restaurants looking for a hosted ecommerce platform. An advantage of a hosted e-commerce platform is you don't have to worry about updating it like you do with WordPress and WooCommerce.
  • We recommend BigCommerce as an external ecommerce platform for legacy websites that can't fully migrate their website to a new platform. We can use a "headless e-commerce" approach for your restaurant, which is the integration of a platform like BigCommerce through APIs and custom web programming to your legacy website.
  • BigCommerce has a robust API that's really helpful for building custom functionality in restaurant ecommerce sites.
  • Our recommendation for restaurants who don't like Shopify but want a hosted ecommerce platform is BigCommerce.

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Redesigning an Existing Restaurant Ecommerce Website

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

E-commerce redesign projects for restaurants deserve exceptional care. You can lose search rankings and sales if your restaurant ecommerce web designer forgets to create 301 redirects, changes your URL structure drastically, or reorganizes your product catalog.

We like to know your whole business before we start e-commerce website redesigns for restaurants. Here are some of the things to keep in mind when redesigning restaurant ecommerce sites:

  • How do people reach your restaurant 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 restaurant website.
  • What do restaurants think about your restaurant 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 moving your e-commerce platform? If so, you need to understand the new restaurant 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.

Hear what our customers are saying

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Determine the Goals of Your Restaurant Ecommerce Web Design Service

Building an ecommerce website for your restaurant can be expensive. You should make a list of the goals you'd like to see achieved by your restaurant ecommerce developer 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. We've seen these goals for restaurant ecommerce website design projects:

  • To build out an online store for a new restaurant.
  • To migrate legacy restaurant ecommerce systems into a new platform to improve functionality or website security.
  • To redesign an existing restaurant 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 restaurant 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 restaurant needs help!

Questions to Ask An Ecommerce Web Designer for Restaurants

You should ask your restaurant ecommerce web design 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. You'll get a good idea for how things will be when the restaurant e-commerce web design service starts up. Here are a few of the e-commerce web development questions we get from businesses in and around the local area:

  • Do you outsource ecommerce development services? WebCitz does not outsource ecommerce web design services because we have our own team of Shopify, BigCommerce, and WooCommerce developers for your restaurant 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 restaurant ecommerce developments that have different URL structures.
  • Do you make design mockups before starting a new ecommerce website design? WebCitz makes design mockups for all restaurant WooCommerce development projects, but we don't create design mockups for Shopify and BigCommerce projects that are on a restricted budget.
  • Are you able to help restaurants choose an e-commerce platform? WebCitz helps restaurants choose the right ecommerce platform. Typically, the answer is based on the web design and ecommerce requirements.
  • How quick is the turnaround time for restaurant ecommerce web development services? WebCitz typically completes most restaurant ecommerce development projects within 3-4 months, but they can take up to 9-12 months for highly complex e-commerce websites.
  • Your restaurant ecommerce developer should have a ecommerce portfolio or client reviews. Check out our ecommerce portfolio, ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews!

How We Design the Best Restaurant Ecommerce Websites

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

Multiple Discovery Phone Calls

In a discovery call, we learn about your restaurant, your ecommerce history, your development expectations, and your future plans. Having everyone involved in the ecommerce project voice their opinion helps minimize confusion.

Kickoff Meeting

If you feel confident about our e-commerce design agency for your restaurant, 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 restaurant 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. This is where we start helping you select a theme for your restaurant ecommerce site if you opted for a template-based approach within Shopify and BigCommerce.

Ecommerce Website Development

The longest part of your restaurant ecommerce build will be the development. 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 Training & Launch

When the ecommerce website 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 restaurant e-commerce site! You can even get a checklist for launching the ecommerce site if you're interested!

We've been improving this restaurant ecommerce website design process for more than 18 years. We have incredible experience designing, developing, and launching successful e-commerce websites throughout the United States and Canada!

Additional Services for Restaurant Ecommerce Web Design Projects

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

  • We have an on-site video production team to help you showcase your restaurant on the web.
  • Let our digital marketers help you rank your ecommerce products higher in restaurant-related search results.
  • We've got a PPC advertising team who can handle any campaign type on Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and 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 restaurant.
  • 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 for restaurants, we have PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native developers.

Whether your restaurant needs an ecommerce site or a full-service web design and digital marketing agency, we've got you covered!

Why Choose WebCitz to Provide Ecommerce Website Design for Your Restaurants

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

As an ecommerce agency, we design attractive, high-converting ecommerce websites for small businesses and large corporations in the United States! We'll handle your professional restaurant e-commerce web design quickly and efficiently.

Here's why you should choose WebCitz:

  • Our restaurant ecommerce web design services aren't outsourced.
  • We have our own in-house team of top e-commerce web designers.
  • 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 restaurant digital marketing questions, our team has experts in search engine optimization (SEO), user experience (UX), ecommerce funnels, and conversion rate optimization (CRO).
  • We've got free website design tools like color scheme pickers and password generators.
  • If you have any questions about your restaurant ecommerce web design service, you can reach us by phone, live chat, or email.

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

Restaurant Ecommerce Website Development Cost Calculator

Check out how affordable our restaurant 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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