Virginia Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Virginia Ecommerce

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

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Virginia Ecommerce Website Design Specialists

Our ecommerce web designers have built custom websites for Virginia-area businesses for more than 18 years.

Developing an effective ecommerce website in Virginia starts with understanding the nature of your e-commerce business. We take the time to discuss with you a number of topics, including your history running your Virginia 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 Virginia-based online business based on this information. The selection of the best platform for your specific needs is critical when developing a new Virginia ecommerce website or redesigning an existing Virginia e-commerce website.

You need to understand your business goals before you start an ecommerce development project in Virginia. We'll help you determine the best metrics to use to gauge the success of your Virginia ecommerce web development service, regardless if you choose a local Virginia e-commerce developer or a national ecommerce website development agency. We'll use this information to set expectations on your Virginia ecommerce website design so you get the best website for your storefront.

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

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Benefits of a Custom Virginia Ecommerce Website Solution

Our firm was founded on the principle of providing custom website solutions in Virginia and nationwide. We have a strong history of working with local clients to understand their ecommerce business and deliver a custom Virginia-area website unique to their online brand. In the past, we've worked on numerous types of custom e-commerce projects, including:

  • Headless ecommerce web developments between Shopify, BigCommerce, and Magento using systems like Laravel or Nuxt.js.
  • Product Information Management (PIM) systems to improve BigCommerce and Shopify product entry.
  • Solutions for synchronizing inventory, listing products, and fulfilling orders across different 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.

When it comes to developing custom functionality for your Virginia e-commerce website, you'll be in good hands with our team. We will work with your Virginia team to understand your functionality requirements, outline the deliverables and turnaround time, and work with you after the launch to ensure everything is running smoothly.

Our ecommerce web design agency is happy to provide Alexandria, Arlington, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Richmond, and Virginia Beach with professional ecommerce development services.

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Virginia Website

If your Virginia e-commerce company needs a platform recommendation, we need to know what your website's goals are. There is no single e-commerce platform that is perfect for all Virginia-area websites.

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

Virginia WooCommerce Web Design Services

The most popular Virginia website content management system is WordPress. To run an ecommerce website using WordPress you will likely be looking for a WooCommerce web designer in Virginia.

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

These are some of the reasons our ecommerce website designers like WooCommerce:

  • We recommend WordPress and WooCommerce for Virginia web design projects that require a custom designed theme, but are working on a limited budget. We have our own internally developed WooCommerce theme, based on Understrap, which is a great starting point for a custom-designed Virginia WooCommerce web site. Theme development for Virginia e-commerce clients is usually more expensive on Shopify and BigCommerce.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for Virginia businesses with an existing WordPress website. 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 Virginia 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 and BigCommerce have expensive monthly fees (depending on your plan) and their apps are often more expensive than WooCommerce or WordPress plugins.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for most Virginia businesses that require a product builder. It is simply easier to develop a custom product builder in WordPress than most other platforms. However, there are apps for Virginia web companies running BigCommerce or Shopify that offer product configurators.
  • We recommend WooCommerce for those in an industry not accepted by Shopify or BigCommerce.

Virginia Shopify Web Development Services

Shopify is the most popular web-based ecommerce platform. If you want to run an e-commerce website using Shopify, you'll need a Shopify website designer in Virginia.

A lot of our Shopify developers have experience designing websites for new and existing businesses in Virginia.

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

  • We recommend Shopify for Virginia merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce platform. If you want to run an ecommerce business in Virginia, you don't have to worry about constantly updating plugins or software.
  • We recommend Shopify for Virginia web companies without a lot of custom functionality requirements. The cost of developing custom functionality with Shopify is higher than with WordPress. Additionally, Shopify apps often have monthly fees versus WooCommerce plugins that are more affordable.
  • Shopify is a great option for Virginia e-commerce businesses that need fast turnaround times for marketing and development. 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.

Virginia BigCommerce Web Design Services

BigCommerce is arguably the most flexible web-based ecommerce platform available in Virginia due to its robust API functionality. If you want to run an ecommerce site with BigCommerce you'll probably need a Virginia BigCommerce website developer.

Our BigCommerce web development team has experience helping startup and existing Virginia-area ecommerce businesses build out and improve their online websites.

Our e-commerce web designers recommend BigCommerce for a few reasons:

  • We recommend BigCommerce for online companies in Virginia interested in a hosted ecommerce platform. If you use a hosted e-commerce platform, you don't have to worry about updating it like you would with WordPress and WooCommerce.
  • We recommend BigCommerce for extensive content-based websites that don't support ecommerce. We can implement "headless e-commerce" for your Virginia storefront, which is the process of integrating a platform like BigCommerce through APIs and custom web programming.
  • We recommend BigCommerce because of their robust API, which is exceptionally helpful for building out custom functionality in Virginia ecommerce websites.
  • We recommend BigCommerce for Virginia merchants who want a hosted ecommerce platform, but don't like Shopify.

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Redesigning Existing Ecommerce Websites

Virginia ecommerce sites that don't perform, don't function, or don't convert well might need a redesign or overhaul.

You should approach Virginia e-commerce redesign projects with exceptional care. For instance, you may lose search rankings and online sales if your Virginia ecommerce website designer forgets to create 301 redirects, drastically changes your URL structure, or reorganizes your product catalog.

Virginia 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 Virginia ecommerce websites:

  • You have an e-commerce site in Virginia. How do people get there? 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 Virginia website.
  • What do customers think about your Virginia website? If your online shoppers aren't happy with the design of the website then it is okay to make big changes. If your conversion rates are already good, maybe you should consider being more conservative with design changes.
  • Do you plan to migrate your e-commerce platform? If so, understand the new Virginia website will function differently than your previous website. 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 Virginia Ecommerce Web Design Service

You can pay a lot of money to build an ecommerce site in Virginia. Before hiring a local ecommerce web developer, you should put together a list of goals you'd like to see achieved through the Virginia ecommerce website development service. 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 Virginia ecommerce website design projects:

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

We've provided such Virginia ecommerce web design solutions before and are excited by the prospect of helping with your new ecommerce website design! If your Virginia e-commerce company needs help putting together a list of goals for your ecommerce website just reach out to our team for assistance!

Questions to Ask Your Virginia Ecommerce Web Designer

You should ask plenty of questions before hiring an ecommerce development company in Virginia. While the answer will be valuable, even more important to you should be the manner in which the answer is given. 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. Here are some common ecommerce website development questions we get asked by e-commerce businesses in and around Virginia:

  • Is your ecommerce web design outsourced? WebCitz does not outsource ecommerce website design services because we have our own team of Shopify, BigCommerce, and WooCommerce developers for your Virginia 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 do create 301 redirects for Virginia ecommerce developments that will have a different URL structure.
  • Do you create design mockups before starting a new ecommerce website design project? For Virginia WooCommerce development, WebCitz creates design mockups. But for Shopify and BigCommerce, we only create design mockups if the budget is high enough for a fully custom Virginia ecommerce web development.
  • Do you help Virginia business owners select the platform for their e-commerce website? WebCitz helps Virginia 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 Virginia ecommerce website development services? WebCitz usually gets Virginia ecommerce web design projects done in 3-4 months, but it can take up to 9-12 months for really complex e-commerce websites.
  • Does your Virginia ecommerce developer have a design portfolio or client reviews? WebCitz has an ecommerce web development portfolio, numerous ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews to share!

How We Design the Best Virginia Ecommerce Websites

Efforts to design an e-commerce website in Virginia should follow a formal process. Here is our process for designing Virginia ecommerce websites:

Multiple Discovery Calls

There are usually multiple discovery calls to learn more about your Virginia 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

If you feel confident about our ecommerce website development agency for your Virginia website development, 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

If your future Virginia ecommerce website design is in WordPress with WooCommerce, or your design budget accommodates a custom design in Shopify or BigCommerce, then the first phase of the project will begin with mocking up the design of your website. This allows everyone to be on the same page regarding the look and feel of your website before an e-commerce developer starts the build process. If you've chosen a template-based approach within Shopify and BigCommerce, this is the phase where we start helping you pick a theme for your Virginia ecommerce site.

Ecommerce Web Development

The longest part of your Virginia 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!)

Once the ecommerce website design project is close to completion, we'll start working with you to provide any necessary training. When you are comfortable managing the ecommerce website, we'll schedule a time that works for everyone involved to launch your future Virginia e-commerce storefront! We can even share a checklist for launching the ecommerce site if you're interested!

We've been working on our Virginia ecommerce development process for more than 18 years. We have incredible experience designing, developing, and launching successful e-commerce websites throughout the United States!

Additional Services for Your Virginia Ecommerce Web Design Project

The development of the website is only one part of a successful ecommerce storefront in Virginia. Let's explore some additional services, which are completely optional, to help you get the most out of your custom Virginia e-commerce website:

  • We have an on-site video production team to help with the creation of multimedia to showcase your Virginia web-based business.
  • We've got a digital marketing and SEO team to help rank your ecommerce products higher in Virginia 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.
  • 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 Virginia company.
  • Boost your page speed for content-based websites and WooCommerce storefronts by hosting your site on our high-performance web servers.
  • We have web developers experienced with PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native web programming to deliver highly functional web experiences throughout Virginia.

No matter what your Virginia web business needs from its ecommerce website, you'll soon discover our full-service web design and digital marketing agency is your trusted provider in Virginia!

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Virginia Ecommerce Website Design

Choose WebCitz for our ecommerce experience, the dedication we put into each of our clients in Virginia, and the unique solutions we bring to the table.

We are a results-driven ecommerce website development firm with more than 18 years of experience designing attractive, high-converting e-commerce websites for small businesses and large corporations in the United States! You can trust our ecommerce development company to handle your professional Virginia 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 Virginia businesses.
  • We have an 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.
  • We have a team of search engine optimization, user experience, ecommerce funnels, and conversion rate optimization experts to help answer Virginia digital marketing questions.
  • We have free website design tools like color scheme pickers and password generators.
  • If you have questions about Virginia ecommerce development, you can call, live chat, or email us.

To talk with our e-commerce website design team about your future Virginia website development, just fill out our online contact form, start a live chat, or call us at (800) 796-8263. We'd love to hear from you!

Ecommerce Development Services throughout Virginia

If you've been searching for an experienced ecommerce web developer serving a major city throughout Virginia, we'll be the ecommerce development agency you want to contact. Our ecommerce web design agency frequently helps small businesses and large corporations in Alexandria, Arlington, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Richmond, or Virginia Beach design and develop ecommerce websites in Shopify, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, and even Laravel. 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 Virginia, we still hope you'll consider our experienced team. We have a full staff of dedicated ecommerce web design experts ready to help Virginia-area online businesses. Whether your ecommerce storefront is located nearby in Annandale, Baileys Crossroads, Blacksburg, Burke, Cave Spring, Chantilly, Charlottesville, Dale City, Danville, Franconia, Lake Ridge, Lynchburg, Manassas, Mechanicsville, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Reston, Roanoke, Springfield, Suffolk, Woodbridge, or a different city, our ecommerce development agency will be ready to help with all your Virginia ecommerce web design needs! Check out our ecommerce web design portfolio to see examples of some of our past work!

Virginia Ecommerce Website Development Cost Calculator

Check out how affordable our virginia 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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