E-COMMERCE WEB DESIGN SERVICES IN TORONTO
Our eCommerce website design services help you build your online presence and grow your business. Whether your business is big or small, the goal of a well-made eCommerce website is to make it easy for your customers to find and do business with you online. A strategically developed eCommerce site is a vital component of your business and should be approached with utmost care.
There is really no substitute for hiring a professional web designer with eCommerce web design expertise. At Web Sharx, we work directly with our clients, incorporating their unique business goals and needs into our development. Our objective is to create an eCommerce site that gives you a competitive edge. The end goal is to create a site that makes navigation, buying, information presentation, and marketing easier and intuitive for your customers.
CUSTOM E-COMMERCE DESIGN SERVICES
eCommerce Website Development Services
Store customization means carefully selecting the type of sales platform that makes the most sense for your business and niche. Different layouts perform better not only for different markets and niches, but for businesses with larger or smaller product offerings, product/service combinations, and for businesses that plan on offering regular sales and promotions.
Custom eCommerce website design means creating a site and online store that incorporates your brand and image into the design. Plenty of web design companies are happy to offer you something generic from a premade template, but that’s not what Web Sharx does. Our plan is to create our clients a uniquely tailored website that makes use of tried and true web design principles and eCommerce strategies while integrating you and your brand into every element of the design.
Shopping cart development means paying special attention to one of, if not the most, important aspects of any eCommerce strategy: the shopping cart. This is where your customers’ selected items appear, and a shopping cart must ensure a prospective buyer can go from selection to purchase without any distractions or roadblocks. We build, install, integrate, and upgrade your shopping cart to help you sell more.
eCommerce marketplace development means helping you take advantage of the exponentially larger online market in a way that is streamlined and conducive to growing your business. This entails a wide range of business to consumer development that takes advantage of retailing options, inventory and product catalogue management, analytics programs, customized ad-ons, responsive web design, mobile app integration, dropshipping, and more.
OUR ECOMMERCE WEBSITE DESIGN PROCESS
1. Discuss your objectives.
The first step is to build a strategy around client objectives. Are you selling physical products, providing services, or a mixture of both? If you are selling digital products, consideration must be given to bandwidth and delivery. The bottom line of any strategy is to ensure it allows for growth. This also means establishing an SEO and digital marketing strategy right off the bat so they have time to come to fruition.
2. Choose your platform.
The second step is choosing a platform and domain that works for you. We will need to consider whether a custom domain is right for you (typically the case when selling a large product/service offering) or something prefab that can be built. We help you come up with a custom domain name that speaks to your brand and niche, and that will position you for higher sales.
3. We design & build your site.
The next step is to set up an intuitive and easy-to-use payment system and begin to design your store and add products/services. We also ensure that the vital elements of any eCommerce store, large or small, are front and centre on your site (about, home, services, contact, and social media).
eCommerce Platforms we Specialize in
WooCommerce is a free toolkit that is downloaded through a WordPress plugin that allows you to efficiently and (more importantly) freely manage your online store. It is one of the most popular eCommerce platforms out there and was professionally developed, so it’s very good quality, as well as secure, which is important for integrating payment processing and protecting consumer data.
Shopify is another hosted and paid eCommerce platform we use for our clients. It is a great option because it supports a number of different and highly popular sales channels (such as Facebook, Amazon, etc.). You also get 24/7 support with this platform. It is used by a range of companies, from small businesses to larger companies like Budweiser Beer and Tesla Motors.
BigCommerce is a hosted, paid eCommerce solution that allows you to easily set up an online store. It is a software as a service product, which means you pay a monthly licensing fee. This is a more basic setup that allows people without much knowledge in the way of HTML and CSS to manage an effective eCommerce store.
Magento is another of the large eCommerce platforms currently in use in hundreds of thousands of eCommerce stores. It is great because of how SEO-friendly it is, making it perfect for things like affiliate marketing and taking advantage of organic search results.
PrestaShop is another free shopping cart that is great for eCommerce website development on a budget. It is user-friendly, simple to install, and we like it because of how customizable it is. You also get access to highly secure payment gateways like PayPal and Google Checkout.
OUR E-COMMERCE WEBSITE DESIGN PORTFOLIO
Our web designers have worked with a variety of e-commerce businesses over the years, from Mississauga to Toronto, and we know exactly what goes into a fully functional website. We know what you need to profit and grow, and we’re ready to give that to you now. View our full e-commerce web design portfolio today!
Frequently Asked Questions
eCommerce website design is web design with online business strategies and principles in mind. Its overarching goal is to ensure that your brand is recognizable, your marketplace is optimized for your niche and your products, and the checkout process on your site is as intuitive and hassle-free as possible.
It all depends on what you’re looking for and the size/type of business you operate. We build sophisticated eCommerce platforms for large clients with multiple pages of product offerings and complex inventory and shipping logistics, and simpler ones for new or small businesses.
Designing an eCommerce website involves preliminary steps like identifying your business strategy, understanding your niche market, and creating a marketing plan. The next steps are selecting your domain and hosting platform, carefully selecting an appropriate layout for your site, choosing your shopping cart design and platform, and making your site as visible as possible.
There are many ways to go about creating a free eCommerce site. Similarly, there are likely hundreds of thousands of articles (of varying quality) all over the internet that claim to walk you through the process.
The truth of the matter is this: putting together an effective eCommerce website requires a significant amount of information. A web design company with significant experience designing eCommerce sites will make sure you don’t miss any of the vital steps and that your site is optimized for your specific niche or industry.
The short answer is that it depends. It depends on some of the following factors: How many products or services do you have to offer? What kind of supply chain are you planning on using? How much work are you planning on doing to develop your marketplace? What level of customization do you expect? Are you okay with utilizing a template and building off of it, or do you want something entirely unique that requires a high degree of HTML and CSS knowledge to build? The more complex an eCommerce website is, the longer it will take to develop a highly functioning site.
We recommend solutions tailored to your business needs. However, WooCommerce is a great extensive tool for more detailed online shopping stores. WooCommerce can be developed in a way to service B2B or B2C markets entirely. Shopify has ongoing maintenance and application subscription fees given the service model, but a much more simplified approach to e-commerce.