WebCitz has launched hundreds of ecommerce businesses launch their first storefront, migrate to a new platform, build new functionality and reach bigger audiences.
WebCitz, since 2004, has been a trusted Shopify Partner since 2017. Since starting with Shopify, our Shopify developers have been involved on numerous custom Shopify projects. We've taken on projects involving the migration of tens of thousands of products, development of custom API integrations, design of custom Liquid themes, debugging of 3rd party integration issues, and much more! Whether you are looking to build a new Shopify website, or replace your current ecommerce developer, please reach out to see what we can offer you! We are a friendly team of website developers that are ready to join your team and help make a difference!
For Shopify websites that require a professional, affordable and easy-to-maintain ecommerce website with no complex design, development, programming or product data requirements.
* This is a starting point for a custom Shopify development project that does not have any complex design, development or product data requirements. Requests for additional data migration, manual data entry, custom programming, extension customization, Amazon / eBay integrations, POS / ERP / accounting integrations, complicated page layouts or other unique requests will increase the price of your Shopify development quote. Please call us at 800-796-8263 to discuss your project's requirements and to receive a free ecommerce quote.
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Are you starting your first ecommerce website? After talking to our ecommerce consultants, if Shopify seems right for your unique business needs, we'll be happy to setup a new Shopify site for you! The best part of our jobs at WebCitz is helping new companies get started with Shopify. Let's go over all the best parts of Shopify, including its wealth of marketplace themes, apps, and how to add products, configure your store, and more! You can rest assured WebCitz will have options to help you with your new ecommerce website development project when you hire us!
Let's be honest, not every ecommerce website needs to be built from scratch. It might sound like a good idea to create a totally custom experience, but it often results in some incredibly expensive quotes for development. We can help you develop your project with a pretty good cost saving compared to custom theme development if you select a pre-built Shopify Liquid theme for our developers to use. There are advantages to a custom theme though, like being able to control all aspects of the design, getting faster page loads, and having a cleaner look.
Do you want a completely custom design for your ecommerce site? We can create wireframes and mockups for your custom design, then integrate it into Shopify's Liquid framework. It's the best way to develop a custom theme without all the bloat, code issues, and speed problems found in 3rd-party themes. However, be prepared to spend more on the development project, since this adds more than a month to the design and development cycle.
Headless ecommerce has a lot of potential. WebCitz has worked on headless ecommerce projects involving Shopify and Laravel as well as Shopify and JS frameworks. Even though we've done headless ecommerce projects with Shopify and WordPress, we'd rather not push that service because it has some unique complexities. You can make better headless Shopify storefronts if you use Laravel or a JS framework.
A headless ecommerce site separates the frontend from the backend. You can use WordPress, Joomla, Contentful, Laravel, or any other non-ecommerce platform to build your frontend. Then, when you're ready to add ecommerce functionality to the frontend, have your developer use the Shopify API to pull in product / category data. This is when they'd build out the cart and checkout experiences, too.
Here are some of the benefits of headless Shopify ecommerce:
Here are some of the downsides to headless Shopify ecommerce:
Are you looking for custom functionality for your Shopify site? You might be able to get help from the Shopify developers at WebCitz! We've developed several private apps in the past, including integrations with Hana POS and many other 3rd party systems. If you are starting a new development project and need a lot of API integration work, we might end up recommending BigCommerce instead since it has a more developer-friendly API.
We've developed plenty of private Shopify apps. While working on Shopify development projects, we often find that client functionality requests can't be handled by native Shopify features. In some cases, an existing app wasn't available, so our developers had to connect to the Shopify API through platforms like Laravel to build the custom functionality. Although we don't want to develop large Shopify apps, we can solve problems where a few days or a week of work can result in a pretty elegant solution to a problem your ecommerce storefront is facing. Please don't ask us to handle a Shopify app project that will take months to develop and require weekly support!
Magento merchants moving to Shopify are most often challenged by losing their product and category management tools. We might be able to help you if your business has complex product data, which might include tens of thousands of products, a lot of custom options, a lot of configurable attributes, complex product relationships or other non-standard product data structures. We've developed our own Product Information Manager (PIM) for Laravel that helps Magento merchants regain some of their product / category management functionality that was lost during the migration to Shopify. Don't expect this Laravel / Shopify PIM to be ready for a demo right away because it has to go through customizations and integrations to meet your business requirements. Before we can set up examples or demos, we'll need to review your product data in Magento and/or Shopify. Get in touch if you're interested in learning more.