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Thunder Bay, ON Web Design Services

Custom Thunder Bay Websites

We develop amazing websites and ecommerce stores. After launch, we'll help you maintain your Thunder Bay website for years to come!

400+ Web Development Projects
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19 Years of Experience
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Founded 19+ Years Ago
120+ Web Design Case Studies
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Thunder Bay, ON Website Design Consultants

With more than 19 years of experience, we know expert website design! We help Thunder Bay companies create new websites and redesign old websites through our cutting edge web development services.

With a population of 110,172 in Thunder Bay, you'll want to ensure a highly functional and useful website for your business to help stay ahead of the competition.

In addition to UX website design, our award-winning team offers web services like internet marketing, website hosting, and web maintenance with you.

You'll be thrilled you chose our template or custom website development services for your Ontario business!

Our Thunder Bay Website Services

We are a complete web design company with a large team of in-house web developers and ecommerce web designers. Our website design firm is separated into two teams, each working on either template or custom web design services.

1.) Template-Based Website Designs

Searching for an affordable website option? Your Thunder Bay business might be interested in a template website!

Rather than creating design mockups and building a custom theme for your website, we can find and share several website templates that closely align with the look and feel you want.

Rest assured, you'll have the opportunity to select the theme you prefer, which we will then install on your development site.

From there, we'll customize the template to match your color scheme and then set up your web pages.

The starting price for a templated website design is about $3,750, and it can be ready in just a few weeks. For templated ecommerce web designs, the price and turnaround will be higher.

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2.) Custom Website Designs

As a custom web development agency, we like to start every Thunder Bay website design service from scratch.

Our team can create tailor-made mockups that adhere to your brand's unique specifications, providing a preview of your website's aesthetics before our website developers begin their work. In addition, these mockups can undergo changes until you're pleased with the design concept, enabling you to advance with certainty.

Following your approval of the design mockup, our website development team will integrate it into a custom theme. A custom theme offers numerous advantages, such as a streamlined codebase that typically results in improved website speed and usability, since it was created exclusively for your Thunder Bay organization.

The starting cost for a custom website design is $9,500, and it can be completed in as little as a few months. For custom ecommerce developments, the price and turnaround will be higher.

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3.) Website Maintenance

After the launch of your website, or if you have one, you might be interested in website support services.

We think of web maintenance as a reactive support service where we provide your Thunder Bay business access to a website developer or ecommerce website developer who can fix just about any problem.

Here are a few examples of website requests that might require service from Thunder Bay web maintenance firms, including:

  • Updating your website platform.
  • Updating apps, themes, and plugins.
  • Adding new web pages as you release new information.
  • Writing new blog content to help you stay fresh.
  • Rearranging your Thunder Bay site's navigation menu.
  • Improving website speed to help you pass Google Core Web Vitals.
  • Backing up your website's files and databases.
  • Making your website look and feel better.
  • Troubleshooting Google Search Console coverage issues.
  • Enhancing technical search engine optimization with structured data, open graph tags, etc.
  • Providing a solution to any other site problem.
  • Importing / exporting ecommerce product data.

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Pricing for Thunder Bay, ON Web Design Strategies

Try out our Thunder Bay website development price calculator to get an estimate on how much your project might cost! For a price estimate to design an online store, check our ecommerce web development services.

Thunder Bay Website Design Cost Calculator

Answer a few simple questions about your project and our Thunder Bay website cost calculator will recommend a budget for your website development. For a custom quote, just call 800-796-8263 or send us an email.

Set Goals for Your Thunder Bay, ON Website

Before proceeding with the selection of a template or custom website design firm for your Thunder Bay business, it is important to understand what the goals are for your website project. Here are some of the most common website design and ecommerce website development goals we've seen for Thunder Bay websites:

  1. To create a website or online store for a new business in Thunder Bay.
  2. To give an old website or storefront a fresh look and feel to improve branding and functionality.
  3. To improve UX, bounce rates, and/or conversion metrics.
  4. To improve the website's speed and responsiveness.
  5. To fix website accessibility problems, or perhaps receive a web accessibility certificate.
  6. To improve lead generation through design improvements.
  7. To get more online sales from their ecommerce website.

Let us help plan your Thunder Bay website design project!

In addition to designing Thunder Bay-area websites, our firm also provides web design services to those in Toronto, Gatineau, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Oshawa, Windsor, St. Catharines, Barrie, Guelph, Kingston, Milton, Brantford, and Ottawa.

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Picking a Platform for Your Thunder Bay, ON Website

The foundation of your Thunder Bay site is the content management system you choose for the design project. Our website designers and ecommerce website designers are well-versed in multiple platforms, but we provide our best website development services in WordPress. We also develop ecommerce sites in Shopify and WooCommerce.

1.) WordPress

More than 40% of websites in Ontario and the rest of the country are powered by WordPress.

We specialize in WordPress not just because it's the most popular CMS platform in Thunder Bay, but just because it's the best for a customized web design service. The following reasons make WordPress the most scalable platform for designing websites, despite the fact there are alternatives for your project.

  • WordPress has thousands of third-party plugins available that can provide additional functionality for your website.
  • There's a huge community of WordPress contributors helping to make the platform more stable, secure, and scalable.
  • WordPress has a large following among expert web development agencies and freelance website designers, helping ensure you can find a local Thunder Bay web developer to help you.

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2.) WooCommerce

If you run an ecommerce website with WordPress, you'll probably need a WooCommerce web designer in Thunder Bay.

We help Thunder Bay startups and ecommerce businesses build and launch awesome stores with WooCommerce.

Here's why our ecommerce developers love WooCommerce:

  • We often recommend WooCommerce for Thunder Bay web design projects that require a custom designed template with complex functionality, but are working on a limited budget. This is mostly due to custom theme and functionality work being cheaper in WooCommerce.
  • If your Thunder Bay organization already has a WordPress site, we often recommend WooCommerce. If you are happy with the look and feel of your content-based website, why invest the time and money into redesigning that website just to add ecommerce?
  • Most organizations in Thunder Bay who prefer open-source software use WooCommerce. You don't have to pay a monthly fee to use WordPress or WooCommerce. As an alternative, Shopify has monthly fees and their apps are often more expensive than WooCommerce or WordPress plugins.
  • We also recommend WooCommerce for those in an industry not accepted by Shopify.

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3.) Shopify

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

We can design a website for your online business in or around Ontario that runs on the Shopify platform.

Here are some reasons our ecommerce web developers like Shopify:

  • For Thunder Bay merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce system, we often recommend Shopify. With Shopify, you don't have to worry about hosting configuration or platform updates.
  • We often recommend Shopify for Thunder Bay web companies without a lot of custom functionality requirements. It is often more expensive to develop custom functionality within Shopify than WordPress. Additionally, Shopify apps often have monthly fees that really add up, in comparison to the less expensive WordPress plugin options.
  • We often recommend Shopify for Thunder Bay ecommerce businesses that rely heavily on fast delivery times for development and marketing initiatives. It is often faster with Shopify to test out new products, themes, apps, or ideas.

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Questions to Ask a Thunder Bay, ON Web Developer

There are several important questions to ask your prospective Thunder Bay web design or ecommerce web development firm before proceeding with your project. Here are some we get asked before starting a custom web design or ecommerce website design project:

  • Does the website developer outsource the project? Because we've got our own team of expert website designers and ecommerce web designers, we don't outsource.
  • Will the web designers create 301 redirects to help search rankings? We are careful when it comes to broken URLs, so we plan to implement 301 redirects during any Thunder Bay website redesign project.
  • Does the web developer plan to create a mockup, or provide template samples, before starting the website? We find it is easier to create a design mockup for Thunder Bay website projects to help everyone understand the design direction before the website build gets too far along. However, that is only viable if you choose a custom website design service. If you opt for a theme-based website, we'll provide several template samples for you to review instead.
  • What platform does your Thunder Bay web designer use? Because of its scalability, ease of use, and popularity, we prefer WordPress. For ecommerce sites, we recommend WooCommerce or Shopify.
  • How fast is your Thunder Bay website design service? Most of our custom website development projects are ready in two to three months, but template websites are closer to three to four weeks. Ecommerce projects usually require more time.
  • Does the web design company provide original solutions? As a full-service website design firm, we like unique design and functionality requirements! Just let us know what you have in mind and we will be happy to help!

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Other Services for Your Thunder Bay, ON Website

There is more to a successful template or custom website design project for your Thunder Bay, ON company than you might realize. Let's look at some additional services to help your Thunder Bay website:

  • Content Writing: Not sure how to express yourself in writing? Let us write content about your products or services for your Thunder Bay website or blog.
  • SEO Strategies: Do you want to improve organic traffic in Thunder Bay, or elsewhere? With our own team of search engine optimization consultants, we can help with technical, on-page, and off-page SEO.
  • Conversion Rate Optimization: Looking to boost the conversion rates for your lead forms? Let us create effective landing pages for your organic and paid traffic.
  • Website Maintenance: Want help making changes to your template pr custom Thunder Bay website after it launches? We can help you install updates or make changes to your website.
  • Web Design Accessibility: Are you unsure if your Thunder Bay, ON site needs to be accessible? Our solutions use artificial intelligence to fix accessibility glitches on your website.
  • Designing Logos: Getting ready to start a business in Thunder Bay, but still need a logo? Let our graphic designers come up with logo concepts for your small business.
  • Web Hosting: Need somewhere to host your website after it launches? Our server administration and web design team work together to ensure fast WordPress hosting services!

Our comprehensive web development agency is the perfect solution for your small business!

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Why Choose Us for Your Thunder Bay, ON Web Services

Because we love Thunder Bay as much as you do! There are so many exciting things to do in Thunder Bay, like visit popular destinations of Mount McKay, Fort William Historical Park, Sleeping Giant Brewing Company, and others. For more fun ideas around Thunder Bay, check out this website!

We've been designing websites for over 19 years. We help large corporations, and even small businesses, with all types of website projects. You can trust our experts, who are only 842.1 kilometers away, to handle your professional website development quickly and efficiently.

  • You won't find us outsourcing Thunder Bay web design projects. Head over to our website design portfolio or ecommerce development portfolio to see example websites we've worked on.
  • We've got our own team of leading web developers.
  • We have experience in multiple CSS frameworks, including Bootstrap and Tailwind.
  • We're experts in search engine optimization, UX, and site speed.
  • We provide free web design tools, such as color scheme pickers and password generators.
  • Our online marketing team is highly experienced in Thunder Bay localized SEO plans to help you rank higher in search results.
  • Our web developers are knowledgeable within WooCommerce and Shopify for any Thunder Bay ecommerce development project you need completed.
  • You can reach us by phone, live chat, or email.
  • We help with routine Thunder Bay website maintenance services to help you keep your site fresh.
  • To really expand upon your internet advertising, we can offer Thunder Bay PPC management and Thunder Bay social media management to help you target potential customers outside of organic search results.

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Hear what our customers are saying

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Jeff Ring

This company is just a thrill to work with. Everyone is so friendly and eager to help even with the smallest items. They are always very accommodating when you stop by to look at the magnificent fish tank and will greet you with a warm cappuccino.
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Great company to deal with! They have a great team of people and are always there to answer any questions we have!
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Corey is so incredibly helpful!!!! He took the time and effort to make sure I had the help I needed! Above and beyond friendly! Helpful hints to navigate my website!! I felt so at ease! This is the company I will be sticking with and telling everyone about!!! A million times over thank you Corey!
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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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