Rhode Island Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Rhode Island Ecommerce

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

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2004
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Rhode Island Ecommerce Website Design Consultants

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

Knowing how your Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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.

We can make informed recommendations about the best e-commerce platform for your Rhode Island-based online business based on this information. If you're creating a new Rhode Island 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 website design project in Rhode Island. Regardless of whether you choose a local Rhode Island ecommerce developer or a national ecommerce web development company, we'll help you gauge the success of your Rhode Island ecommerce web design service. We'll use this information to set expectations on your Rhode Island ecommerce development so you get the best website for your storefront.

After your Rhode Island ecommerce web development service is complete, we'll even be available to offer Rhode Island digital marketing and website support services!

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Benefits of a Custom Rhode Island Ecommerce Website Solution

Our firm was founded on providing custom web solutions throughout Rhode Island and the United States. In the Rhode Island-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 our team when it comes to developing custom functionality for your Rhode Island e-commerce site. We'd like to work with you and your Rhode Island team to understand your functionality requirements, outline the deliverables and turnaround time, and help you with everything after the launch.

Our ecommerce web design agency is happy to provide Bristol, Lincoln, Newport, Portsmouth, Providence, and Warwick with professional ecommerce development services.

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Rhode Island Website

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

To deliver exceptional ecommerce web design services in Rhode Island, we have separate development teams for WooCommerce projects than for Shopify projects. This gives our ecommerce website designers the chance to specialize in particular development environments to provide expert advice and help.

Rhode Island WooCommerce Web Development Services

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

We've helped startups and existing e-commerce companies get started with WooCommerce in Rhode Island or other parts of the United States.

Here are some of the reasons our ecommerce website designers tend to recommend WooCommerce:

  • We recommend WordPress and WooCommerce for Rhode Island web design projects that need a custom theme, but are on a budget. We have our own custom WooCommerce theme that is based on Understrap and makes a great starting point for Rhode Island WooCommerce websites. Theme development for Rhode Island e-commerce clients is usually more expensive on Shopify.
  • If your Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island web companies who prefer open-source software. You don't have to pay a monthly fee to use WordPress or WooCommerce. As an alternative, Shopify has expensive monthly fees (depending on your plan) and their apps are often more expensive than WooCommerce or WordPress plugins.
  • Most Rhode Island businesses that want a product builder should consider WooCommerce. It's easier to build a product builder on WordPress than most other platforms. However, there are apps for Rhode Island web companies running Shopify that offer product configurators.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for those in an industry not accepted by Shopify.

Rhode Island Shopify Website Design Services

Shopify is the most popular SaaS e-commerce platform. If you want to run an e-commerce website using Shopify, you'll need a Shopify web developer in Rhode Island.

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

Here are some reasons our ecommerce website developers like Shopify:

  • We recommend Shopify for Rhode Island merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce platform. If you want to run an ecommerce business in Rhode Island, you don't have to worry about constantly updating plugins or software.
  • When Rhode Island web companies 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.
  • Shopify is a great option for Rhode Island 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.

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Redesigning Existing Ecommerce Websites

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

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

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

  • You have an e-commerce site in Rhode Island. 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. Maintain the same product categories, breadcrumb trails, and content throughout the development of your Rhode Island website.
  • What do customers think of your Rhode Island website? It's okay to make big changes to your website 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? If so, you need to understand the new Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Ecommerce Web Design Service

Building an ecommerce website in Rhode Island can be expensive. You should make a list of the goals you'd like to see achieved by a Rhode Island ecommerce developer 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. Here are some of the goals we've seen for Rhode Island ecommerce website design projects:

  • Create a new e-commerce site for your Rhode Island-based company.
  • Upgrade an old Rhode Island 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.
  • To make shopping faster and the website more responsive.
  • To fix web accessibility issues for ADA and WCAG compliance.

It's great to be able to help you with your new ecommerce web development in Rhode Island! We can help you put together a list of goals for your Rhode Island e-commerce website if you need it!

Questions to Ask Your Rhode Island Ecommerce Web Designer

You should ask your Rhode Island ecommerce website 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. 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 Rhode Island e-commerce businesses:

  • Is your ecommerce development outsourced? WebCitz doesn't outsource ecommerce web development because we have our own Shopify and WooCommerce developers for your Rhode Island website.
  • When the URLs change, do you create 301 redirects? WebCitz tries to keep the URL structure the same, but this is often not possible during platform migrations. For Rhode Island ecommerce website development, we do 301 redirects with a different URL structure.
  • When you start an ecommerce website design project, do you make design mockups? For Rhode Island WooCommerce development, WebCitz creates design mockups. But for Shopify, we only create design mockups if the budget is high enough for a fully custom Rhode Island ecommerce web design.
  • Are you able to help Rhode Island businesses choose an e-commerce platform? WebCitz helps Rhode Island clients choose the right ecommerce platform. The answer is typically dependent upon the web design and ecommerce functionality requirements.
  • What's the turnaround time for Rhode Island ecommerce development services? WebCitz usually gets Rhode Island ecommerce web development projects done in 3-4 months, but it can take up to 9-12 months for really complex e-commerce websites.
  • Have you seen your Rhode Island ecommerce website developer's past work or recent reviews? WebCitz has an ecommerce web design portfolio, numerous e-commerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews!

How We Design the Best Rhode Island Ecommerce Websites

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

Multiple Discovery Calls

There are usually multiple discovery calls to learn more about your Rhode Island 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

When you're ready to move forward with our ecommerce web development company for your Rhode Island website development, sign the proposal, submit a down payment, and schedule a 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 Selection

If your future Rhode Island ecommerce website design is built with WordPress and WooCommerce, or if your design budget can handle a custom design in Shopify, then the first phase of the project starts with mocking up your website. 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 Rhode Island ecommerce site.

Ecommerce Website Development

The longest part of your Rhode Island ecommerce build will be the development. This includes everything for data migration, theme customization, functionality development, and much more! Throughout the process, you'll be able to follow along via a password-protected development website.

Website Launch (Plus Website Training!)

As soon as the ecommerce web design project is finished, we'll provide you with any training you need. We'll schedule a time that works for everyone to launch your Rhode Island e-commerce storefront once you're comfortable managing it. We can even share a checklist for launching the ecommerce site if you're interested!

We've been working on our Rhode Island ecommerce development process for more than 18 years. We've created, designed, developed, and launched successful e-commerce sites across the United States!

Additional Services for Your Rhode Island Ecommerce Web Design Project

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

  • We have an on-site video production team to help with the creation of multimedia to showcase your Rhode Island web-based business.
  • We've got a digital marketing and SEO team to help rank your ecommerce products higher in Rhode Island 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.
  • To make sure your products sell to any audience, we have extensive experience with product page design and conversion rate optimization.
  • Our graphic artists can design logos, web banners, affiliate graphics, social media graphics, and other custom artwork for your Rhode Island company.
  • We manage our own high performance web servers to help increase your page speed for content-based websites and WooCommerce storefronts.
  • We have website designers who can deliver highly functional web experiences using PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native.

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

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Rhode Island Ecommerce Website Design

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

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

These are some of the best reasons to choose WebCitz:

  • Our ecommerce website development services aren't outsourced.
  • We have an in-house team of top e-commerce web designers.
  • For WooCommerce and Shopify websites, we have separate web development teams.
  • With WordPress and WooCommerce projects, we start with our own custom ecommerce theme based on Understrap.
  • We've worked with multiple CSS frameworks, including Bootstrap and Tailwind.
  • We have experts in search engine optimization, user experience, ecommerce sales funnels, and conversion rate optimization to answer Rhode Island digital marketing questions.
  • Check out our free website design tools like color scheme pickers and password generators.
  • If you have questions about Rhode Island ecommerce development, you can call, live chat, or email us.

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

Ecommerce Development Services throughout Rhode Island

If you've been searching for an experienced ecommerce web developer serving a major city throughout Rhode Island, we'll be the ecommerce development agency you want to contact. Our ecommerce web design agency frequently helps small businesses and large corporations in Bristol, Lincoln, Newport, Portsmouth, Providence, or Warwick design and develop ecommerce websites in Shopify and WooCommerce. 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 Rhode Island, we still hope you'll consider our experienced team. We have a full staff of dedicated ecommerce web design experts ready to help Rhode Island-area online businesses. Whether your ecommerce storefront is located nearby in Barrington, Burrillville, Charlestown, Cumberland Hill, East Greenwich, Exeter, Glocester, Greenville, Hopkinton, Middletown, Narragansett, Newport East, North Smithfield, Richmond, Scituate, Tiverton, Valley Falls, Wakefield-Peacedale, Warren, or a different city, our ecommerce development agency will be ready to help with all your Rhode Island ecommerce web design needs! Check out our ecommerce web design portfolio to see examples of some of our past work!

Rhode Island Ecommerce Website Development Cost Calculator

Check out how affordable our rhode island 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

Tara Candland

Tara Candland

Incredibly responsive, fast, and professional. They quickly understood the issue we were having with our site, which was fairly complicated, and were able to resolve it. They kept us updated in lay terms along the way so that we could understand how the issue was progressing.
George Ormond

George Ormond

Corey was extremely helpful and spent a considerable amount of time going over my difficulties with a newly created website put together by someone else. I was under a very stressful deadline and he was extremely considerate and helpful. He managed to fix the problems that I was experiencing with my website. I had reached out to a number of website developers for help but only heard back from Webcity and Corey got back to me within minutes!
Cassie Richards

Cassie Richards

Working with WebCitz has been nothing but a great experience. David, Jake, Drew, and the rest of the team are easy to work with, accommodating, and very knowledgeable. WebCitz is a company that you can trust will be there when you need them most. If I’m having an issue or problem with a website, I can always count on a quick response and a timely solution.
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!!
Industry Ecommerce Developers

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