Shopify Development Services

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Looking for a reliable Shopify development agency that won't abandon your project before it is complete? We are a USA-based Shopify agency!

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Shopify Services

Hire an Expert Shopify Development Company

As a Shopify Partner, you can be assured we've worked on numerous Shopify projects over the years.

One of our recently launched Shopify website builds was a migration from Magento 1.x into Shopify. The client did their own research to determine Shopify was the best fit, and after we reviewed the project's requirements we agreed. This client opted to purchase a third-party theme for us to customize to their branding, rather than have our Shopify designers build out a custom theme. However, we did take the lead on migrating store data, utilizing our own Magento 1.x to Shopify data migration tools to transfer products, orders and customers. At the end of the project, we were within budget and on schedule!

Starting a New Shopify Store

If you're starting a new ecommerce venture, we'd love to be part of your journey! We'll walk you through all the best parts of Shopify, from its vast selection of marketplace themes and apps, to configuring your store, adding products, managing collections, fulfilling orders, and more!

The Shopify platform is great for new ecommerce websites, but before deciding on Shopify it would be wise to discuss your project's requirements and goals with our team. This isn't to say Shopify can't handle most projects, but if your functionality or data requirements are far outside the normal scope of Shopify it would be prudent to discover that now.

Our ecommerce designers are experienced in BigCommerce, Shopify, WooCommerce and Magento, allowing us to provide an unbiased opinion on the best platform for your business.

When you start a new Shopify website build with WebCitz, you can rest assured we'll have options to help you from start to finish on your new custom ecommerce web design project!

Looking for inspiration for the start of your new Shopify store? Check out this blog article featuring our best-rated Shopify websites of the year!

Let's explore the two options we have for designing your new Shopify website:

Using a Third-Party Shopify Theme

Let's be honest, not every ecommerce website needs to be designed from scratch. It is perfectly acceptable to start a new Shopify web design by installing and customizing a third-party theme. Our designers would be happy to help you select a Shopify theme, install it on your store, and customize it to your branding.

Building a Custom Theme

For ecommerce businesses with larger budgets and expectations, our ecommerce web designers can create a custom mock up to match your every expectation. Once approved, our Shopify designers will create a custom Shopify theme just for you. This option provides faster page loads, cleaner source code, and less app conflicts.

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Migrating into Shopify from a Different Platform

We have ample experience migrating ecommerce businesses from Magento, BigCommerce, or WooCommerce into the Shopify platform. That said, the most challenging type of ecommerce development project is the migration of a client's existing website into a new platform.

There are numerous factors to consider, including:

  • To what extent will product, customer, and order data need to be migrated?
  • What functionality does your existing website have that is missing from Shopify?
  • How prepared are you for URL changes and 301 redirects?
  • Are you using a WordPress blog that will need to be replaced?
  • Do you have experience utilizing the Shopify admin area?
  • If you have highly complex product data, will it be manageable within Shopify?
  • Are you familiar with Shopify's use of collections instead of categories?
  • How will the launch of your new website be coordinated, and will you need access to the old website?

These are all great questions to consider, and are often brought up by our team during the discovery process. We would enjoy the opportunity to discuss your project with you when you have time!

Redesigning Your Existing Shopify Website

There is nothing better than refreshing the design of an ecommerce website! This is the perfect opportunity for you to improve the look and feel of your website, fix user experience issues, and potentially even increase your conversion rate in the process!

Let's explore the two types of Shopify redesign projects we take on:

Switching to a Different Third-Party Shopify Theme

The most cost-effective way to refresh the look and feel of your Shopify website is to swap out your theme. We can help you find a new Shopify theme, install it on your website, and configure it to match your desired look and feel.

Designing a Custom Shopify Theme

If your budget allows, and your design expectations are high, we can create you a completely custom Shopify theme unique to your business. Although the cost is significantly higher, there are many benefits from this approach including faster page loads, improved user experience, cleaner source code, less app conflicts, and more!

Questions to Ask a Shopify Website Builder

Before selecting a Shopify agency, be sure to ask the following questions:

  • How familiar are you with developing custom themes and using the Shopify CLI?
  • Do you have experience consuming the Shopify API?
  • What is your policy for maintenance and support after the website launches?
  • Are you a Shopify Partner?
  • Do you have more than one Shopify web design expert on staff?
  • Do you outsource Shopify projects overseas or to other agencies?

You should gauge the level of knowledge and experience the developers have within the Shopify platform. We recommend you choose an agency based on the depth of experience they have manipulating the Shopify platform, not just on how many basic Shopify web designs they've built.

Issues to Avoid When Building a Website Design for Shopify

We want you to be happy with your Shopify website designer, regardless of the agency you choose to handle your project. Here are a few suggestions we have to help improve your Shopify experience.

  • Request a mockup of the website before the developer starts the project.
  • Ask if the design will be based on Online Store 2.0.
  • For Shopify migrations, ask which data types will be migrated and how that work will be performed.
  • Check if your ecommerce developer plans to outsource any of the work.
  • For migration projects, request 301 redirects for ALL existing content, product, and category URLs.
  • Ask for training in how to manage your website before it launches.
  • Verify Google Analytics is recording data after the new site is launched.
  • Ask for training in how to manage your website before it launches.

If you do you due diligence before selecting a Shopify web designer, you will likely find yourself launching an ecommerce website within your anticipated timeframe and budget.

Why Choose our Shopify Web Design Services

WebCitz has more than 18 years of experience developing successful ecommerce websites. We've launched hundreds of ecommerce websites in that time, using platforms like osCommerce, CubeCart, X-Cart, Magento 1.x, Magento 2.x, WooCommerce, Shopify, and BigCommerce. You won't easily find another development agency with such extensive ecommerce experience.

  • We don't outsource Shopify web design projects, since we have our own in-house Shopify web designers.
  • We have our own in-house team of Shopify experts.
  • We take on complex projects other developers can't handle.
  • We are highly experienced with the Shopify design framework.
  • We are intimately familiar with the Shopify API.
  • We don't give up on our clients because we are professional Shopify website designers!

Reach out to our team to get started on your Shopify web development project today by filling out our online contact form, by chatting with us in our live chat, or by giving us a call directly at (800) 796-8263. We look forward to working with you!

Our Shopify Website Design Process

We apply our standard ecommerce website design process to all Shopify projects. Let's go through some of the basic points:

Discovery Call. The first step in the process is to have a conversation with you to determine the scope of your project, your understanding of the Shopify platform, and the unique functionality requirements you have. This will allow us to put together a detailed quote for your project.

Kick Off Call. After approving the development proposal we will schedule a kickoff call. This will help get everyone on the same page, including your project's stakeholders and our project managers, graphic designers and ecommerce developers.

Mock Up Approval. Within a few weeks of the kickoff conversation you should receive mockups for the design of your Shopify website. Don't be afraid to ask for web design changes - we value feedback and would appreciate your honest opinion during this phase of the project.

Development Process. After the mock ups are approved the design will be handed off to our build team. This is the longest phase of the Shopify build, but you will be able to follow along through your password-protected Shopify website.

Website Launch. After the Shopify build has been completed, and it has passed your inspection, we'll work with you to plan out an appropriate launch window. This is also a great opportunity to request Shopify training if you've not yet become familiar with the admin area.

We are Hiring Shopify Web Developers

We are often hired by clients for our deep understanding of the Shopify platform. That said, we are always looking to augment our ecommerce team with additional experienced Shopify professionals! If you are a talented USA-based Shopify web designer, who prefers taking a modern approach to ecommerce web design, please send us your resume! We would be interested in discussing your past Shopify work experience and our potential career opportunities!

Custom Design vs a 3rd Party Template for Shopify Developments

We are a full-service Shopify development company with multiple in-house Shopify experts. Our website design team is separated into two groups, each focusing on either custom or template web design services in Shopify.

Custom Shopify Websites, Built from Scratch

As a custom Shopify web design agency, we prefer to start every website project from scratch.

This allows our team to design custom mockups specific to your branding requirements, to show you the look and feel of your future website before web designers start their work. Best of all, those mockups can be revised until you're happy with the design concept and are ready to move forward with your Shopify development.

After you approve the custom Shopify web design mockup, our development team will integrate it into a completely custom Shopify Online Store 2.0 theme. There are many benefits to a custom theme, including a simplified codebase that often has better page speed and usability since it was developed specifically for your Shopify installation.

Template-Based Shopify Websites, Built from a 3rd Party Theme

If the cost of a custom Shopify website isn't within your budget, we offer template-based Shopify sites that can save you money!

Instead of creating design mockups and developing your website in a from-scratch Shopify theme, we'll hand-pick several ecommerce templates that closely match your desired look and feel. Don't worry though, you'll be able to select your desired theme for us to install on your Shopify store. From there, we'll customize the theme to match your color scheme and load your content and products into the store.

Shopify Website Design Pricing

For a Shopify development using a customized 3rd party theme, our starting price is $12,000 with a 3-4 week turnaround.

For a custom Shopify site with design mockups, our starting price is $24,000 with a 12-16 week turnaround.

Calculate Your Shopify Web Design Cost

Shopify Website Development Cost Calculator

You should expect to see quotes from $10,000 to $15,000 for most Shopify development projects. For highly complex projects it shouldn't come as a surprise that you may receive even higher quotes. When we quote a project, it is always based on the scope of the work and not the size of your bank account.

Check out how affordable our ecommerce development services can be for your business! You are in complete control of your Shopify web design budget. Answer a few simple questions about your project and our Shopify website cost calculator will recommend a budget range for your Shopify development. To receive a more accurate quote, simply reach out to our team to discuss the details of your project. This Shopify web design cost calculator helps you understand the factors involved in quoting an Shopify development service.

Hear what our customers are saying

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.
Sarah Grantham

Sarah Grantham

Corey was absolutely amazing in helping me with my issue. He was encouraging as we worked through things that to me were huge, but he made them seem small. Will definitely use WebCitz again!!!
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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!
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Joe Simmons

David Wurst and WebCitz have been a great hosting company to work with for over 10 years. They provide exceptional service and knowledge with their customers and always get it done immediately. I will never work with any other company.
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