Milwaukee Ecommerce Web Design

Custom Milwaukee Ecommerce

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

500+ active clients
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2004
Founded 18+ Years Ago
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Milwaukee, WI Ecommerce Website Design Experts

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

Developing an effective ecommerce website in Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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.

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

It is important to begin Milwaukee ecommerce web development projects with an understanding of the business goals. We'll help you decide what metrics to use to measure the success of your Milwaukee online store, whether you use our ecommerce website development agency or a different web designer. It will help set expectations throughout the Milwaukee ecommerce development so you get the best website.

Even after your Milwaukee ecommerce website is designed, we'll be here to help with optional Milwaukee digital marketing and website maintenance! Our e-commerce experts even offer service to nearby businesses in Shorewood, WI, Whitefish Bay, WI, Wauwatosa, WI, West Allis, WI, and Cudahy, WI.

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Benefits of a Custom Milwaukee Ecommerce Website Solution

Our agency was founded on the principle of providing custom website solutions in Milwaukee and nationwide. We have a strong history of working with local clients to understand their ecommerce business and deliver a custom Milwaukee-area website unique to their online brand. In the past, we've worked on numerous 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.
  • Integrations with Amazon and eBay for third-party channels.
  • Mobile apps to make B2B shopping easier.
  • 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 Milwaukee e-commerce website development. We'd like to work with you and your Milwaukee team to understand your functionality requirements, outline the deliverables and turnaround time, and help you with everything after the launch.

In addition to developing Milwaukee-area ecommerce websites, our team also offers Appleton, Brookfield, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Greenfield, Janesville, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Oshkosh, Racine, Stevens Point, Superior, Waukesha, and Wausau small businesses and large corporations a custom ecommerce website development service.

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The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Milwaukee Website

If your Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee-area websites.

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

Milwaukee WooCommerce Website Design Services

WordPress is the most popular content management system for Milwaukee websites. When you run an ecommerce website with WordPress, you'll probably need a WooCommerce website designer in Milwaukee.

In Milwaukee, we help startups and e-commerce businesses get started with WooCommerce.

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

  • If you need a custom theme, but have a limited budget, we recommend WordPress or WooCommerce. We have our own custom WooCommerce theme that is based on Understrap and makes a great starting point for Milwaukee WooCommerce websites. Theme development within Shopify or BigCommerce is often more expensive for Milwaukee e-commerce clients.
  • If your Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee web companies who prefer open-source software. There are no monthly fees to use WordPress or WooCommerce, except the web hosting fee to keep the website online. 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.
  • For Milwaukee businesses that need a product builder, we recommend WooCommerce. It is simply easier to develop a custom product builder in WordPress than most other platforms. Don't worry though, there are third-party apps for Milwaukee websites running BigCommerce or Shopify that need a product configurator.
  • If you're in an industry that's not supported by Shopify or BigCommerce, try WooCommerce.

Milwaukee Shopify Web Development Services

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

Our Shopify web development team has experience designing websites for new and existing businesses throughout Wisconsin within the Shopify platform.

Our ecommerce web designers love Shopify for these reasons:

  • For Milwaukee merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce system, we recommend Shopify. Shopify allows you to run an ecommerce business in Milwaukee without the hassle of constantly updating plugins or software versions.
  • We recommend Shopify for Milwaukee web companies without a lot of custom functionality requirements. 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.
  • We recommend Shopify for Milwaukee e-commerce businesses that rely heavily on fast turnaround times for development and marketing initiatives. 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.

Milwaukee BigCommerce Web Development Services

Because of its API, BigCommerce is probably the most flexible web-based ecommerce platform available in Milwaukee. To build a successful BigCommerce website you will need to search for an experienced BigCommerce web designer in Milwaukee.

We've helped startups and existing e-commerce businesses in the Milwaukee area build out and improve their online stores.

Here are a few reasons our e-commerce website designers often recommend BigCommerce:

  • Online companies in Milwaukee looking for a hosted ecommerce platform should check out BigCommerce. 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 for extensive content-based websites that don't support ecommerce. We can implement "headless e-commerce" for your Milwaukee storefront, which is the process of integrating a platform like BigCommerce through APIs and custom web programming.
  • BigCommerce has a robust API that makes it easy to create custom features for your Milwaukee ecommerce site.
  • If you don't like Shopify but want a hosted ecommerce platform, we recommend BigCommerce.

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Redesigning Existing Ecommerce Websites

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

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

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

  • How do people reach your Milwaukee e-commerce website? If your online sales come mostly from organic search traffic, you'll need to maintain URL structures and use 301 redirects. It's also good to keep the same product categories, breadcrumb trails, and page content throughout the development of your Milwaukee website.
  • What do customers think about your Milwaukee website? Making big changes to your website is okay if your online shoppers aren't happy. It's advisable to be cautious with design changes if you've already got good conversion rates.
  • Are you migrating e-commerce platforms? If so, you need to understand the new Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee Ecommerce Web Design Service

You can pay a lot of money to build an ecommerce site in Milwaukee. Before hiring a local ecommerce website developer, you should put together a list of goals you'd like to see achieved through the Milwaukee ecommerce web design service. This will help keep you on track throughout the design of your e-commerce website, and set measurable objectives for later. We've seen these goals for Milwaukee ecommerce website design projects:

  • To build out an online store for a new Milwaukee business.
  • To migrate an legacy Milwaukee ecommerce systems into a new platform to improve functionality or website security.
  • Redesigning an e-commerce site in order to improve user experience (UX), reduce bounce rates, and improve conversion rates.
  • Improving the shopping experience by making it faster and more responsive.
  • To fix web accessibility problems for ADA and WCAG compliance.

Our Wisconsin ecommerce development services have helped other businesses before, so we're excited to help with your new ecommerce website! We can help you put together a list of goals for your Milwaukee e-commerce website if you need it!

Questions to Ask Your Milwaukee Ecommerce Web Designer

You should ask plenty of questions before hiring an ecommerce web development firm in Milwaukee. 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. You'll get a good idea for how things will be when the Milwaukee ecommerce web design service starts up. Here are a few of the ecommerce website design questions we get from businesses in and around Wisconsin:

  • Do you outsource ecommerce development services? At WebCitz, we don't outsource ecommerce web development services because we have our own team of Shopify, BigCommerce, and WooCommerce developers.
  • If you change URLs, do you set up 301 redirects? While WebCitz tries to keep the URL structure the same, sometimes it can't be done. We create 301 redirects for Milwaukee ecommerce website developments that have different URL structures.
  • When you start an ecommerce website design project, do you make design mockups? WebCitz creates design mockups for all Milwaukee WooCommerce developments, but we only create a design mockup for Shopify and BigCommerce projects that have a higher budget for a fully custom Milwaukee ecommerce web design.
  • Are you able to help Milwaukee businesses choose an e-commerce platform? WebCitz helps Milwaukee clients choose the right ecommerce platform. The answer is typically dependent upon the web design and ecommerce functionality requirements.
  • How quick is the turnaround time for Milwaukee ecommerce development services? WebCitz usually gets Milwaukee ecommerce web development projects done in 3-4 months, but it can take up to 9-12 months for really complex e-commerce websites.
  • Your Milwaukee ecommerce website developer should have a ecommerce portfolio or client reviews. WebCitz has an ecommerce web design portfolio, numerous ecommerce case studies, and dozens of client reviews to share!

How We Design the Best Milwaukee Ecommerce Websites

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

Multiple Discovery Calls

In a discovery call, we learn about your Milwaukee company, 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're happy with our ecommerce website design firm for your Milwaukee website development, just sign the proposal, pay a down payment, and schedule your kickoff call! Everybody will have a chance to talk about how the project will unfold, who will handle each stage of the design, and how long the turnaround time will be for completion.

Design Mockups or Template Search

We'll start with mockups for your Milwaukee 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 way, everyone is on the same page about how your site will look and feel before an e-commerce developer starts. Alternatively, if you selected a template-based approach within Shopify and BigCommerce, this is the phase where we start helping you select a theme for your Milwaukee ecommerce site.

Ecommerce Website Development

The longest part of your Milwaukee ecommerce build will be the development. This includes everything for data migration, theme customization, functionality development, and much 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 Launch (Plus Website Training!)

When the ecommerce web development project is nearly done, we'll start working with you on training. When you are comfortable managing the ecommerce website, we'll schedule a time that works for everyone involved to launch your future Milwaukee e-commerce storefront! You can even get a checklist for launching the ecommerce site if you're interested!

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

Additional Services for Your Milwaukee Ecommerce Web Design Project

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

  • We have an on-site video production team to help with the creation of multimedia to showcase your Milwaukee web-based business.
  • Let our digital marketers help you rank your ecommerce products higher in Milwaukee search results, or nationwide.
  • 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.
  • To make your products sell to any audience type, we offer comprehensive product page layouts and conversion rate optimization services.
  • For your Milwaukee company, we can design logos, web banners, affiliate graphics, social media graphics, and other custom artwork.
  • 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 in Milwaukee, we have PHP, Vue.js, JavaScript and React Native developers.

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

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Milwaukee Ecommerce Website Design

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

We are a results-driven ecommerce web design agency with more than 18 years of experience designing attractive, high-converting e-commerce websites for small businesses and large corporations in United States! You can trust our ecommerce web development firm, which is only 106.1 miles away, to handle your professional Milwaukee ecommerce web design quickly and efficiently.

Here's why you should choose WebCitz:

  • Our Milwaukee ecommerce website design services aren't outsourced.
  • We have our own in-house team of top e-commerce website designers.
  • There are separate teams working on WooCommerce, Shopify, and BigCommerce websites.
  • We start WordPress and WooCommerce projects from our very own internally built theme, based on the Understrap framework.
  • We work with multiple CSS frameworks, including Bootstrap and Tailwind.
  • To answer your Milwaukee digital marketing questions, our team has experts in search engine optimization (SEO), user experience (UX), sales funnels, and conversion rate optimization (CRO).
  • Check out our free website design tools like color scheme pickers and password generators.
  • You can reach us on the phone, live chat, or email when you have questions about your Milwaukee ecommerce web development service.

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

Milwaukee Ecommerce Website Development Cost Calculator

Check out how affordable our milwaukee 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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