We’ll work with you to define your e-commerce goals, target audience, and competition. We’ll discuss various Shopify design and development options with you.
You’ll receive design mockups that show what your Shopify store will look like before development begins. Next, the elements that will define your store are created.
During the Shopify development process you’ll review the functioning website as it’s built. All pages are created and the design comes to life on the new website.
Complete testing is conducted on all modern web browsers and device types. When you’re completely happy with the results, your new e-commerce store will go live.
From fully custom Shopify websites to modified Shopify themes, Rocquett Websites can make your online store look great and function flawlessly.
Take a few minutes to tell us about your e-commerce needs and what you want to accomplish online. We work with businesses of all sizes and budgets to make their online shop a success!
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Our Shopify websites include the following features.
Built with Shopify
Shopify is the world’s most popular online retail and shopping cart system powering over 4 million e-commerce websites on the internet. We specialize in custom Shopify theme design and development.
Your Shopify website will look and work great on mobile phones, tablets, and desktops.
We have access to, and experience with, premium Shopify plugins, which means we easily add features to your current Shopify store or add specialized capabilities to your new Shopify website.
Adobe Stock Images
We use Adobe Stock images for photos and graphics on the websites we build. It’s important to use high quality stock imagery that’s properly licensed.
WCAG 2.1 Accessibility Standards
Our Shopify websites follow WCAG 2.1 guidelines in order to help disabled people use your online store. This may help you avoid being sued for having a non-accessible e-commerce shop.
We’ll install the analytics system you prefer so that you can track website usage of your online retail store. We often suggest Clicky or Google Analytics.
Optimized for Speed
We build and optimize our Shopify websites to load fast, especially on mobile phones.
Your website is backed up on the Shopify hosting platform by default. We maintain offsite backups of your Shopify theme, which is where all of the customization of your store resides.
One on one training session to learn how to use Shopify to edit your store pages, add new products, update current products, or write blog posts.
Shopify PartnerWe participate in the Shopify Partner Program which allows us to help manage your Shopify website without using one of your Shopify staff accounts. In addition, you don’t begin paying for your Shopify store until development is complete.
What we do to make sure you’re found online.
We follow the best practices for search engine optimization during website development. It’s often all that’s needed for business name based search results.
Google My Business and Bing Places
We’ll assist you in setting up your local listings if you don’t have them. The listings are free and they’re a key element for people finding your business locally online.
SEO Best Practices
We’ll optimize your web page title tags for SEO. And we’ll make sure your website loads fast. Our websites can often outperform ones that are built with page builders and page speed is a key factor in SEO.
If you’re in a highly competitive area for your target keywords we’ll be honest with you about the time and cost to get page one results. We won’t sell you SEO services if we aren’t sure you understand the cost and time required to produce real results.
Shopify e-commerce website design and development FAQs.
Why should I choose your development services over another?
- We’ll be honest with you when you’re making your decision about whether to use our service. Tell me more
- We’re a really small business so we’ll know you by name, and we’ll really care about the success of your business and your website.
- Our prices are typically lower than larger web development firms and advertising agencies.
- We have over 26 years of experience in website development and can provide insight that less experienced firms can’t.
Why do your websites cost more (or less) than others I’ve found?
Pricing for the development of a typical small business Shopify website ranges from $2,000 on the low end, to over $30,000 on the high end. The lower end variety are often available from a couple of different sources:
First are the freelancers who often have daytime jobs and very little overhead. What you gain in cost-savings you stand to lose in long-term support, as they may cease to stay in business. Second are the large discount website developers that may pay their sales staff more than their programmers. You deal with a knowledgeable person during the sales process, but often end up with mediocre to poor service during the building process. The cost to you might be “not getting what you really want”.
The upper end of pricing comes from design agencies who maintain nice offices and work with larger corporate clients. They often do branding work along with website, print, and video production. You’ll most often get great results but it might break your budget.
Our pricing falls between the low end and the high end. We don’t have the overhead of an agency, but we provide more Shopify customization and service offerings than discount web developers.
Although you can have a Shopify website built for less, we feel we’ve put together an offering of quality, service, and value that is well worth the price.
How long does it take to have a Shopify website built?
On average it takes from six to twelve weeks to build a Shopify website. If your Shopify theme simply needs to be redesigned, and the content is staying “as is”, the project can be completed in as little as two weeks from the start date.
Do you provide email accounts with service and support?
We don’t offer email accounts due to the time and expertise required to provide email service and support. Business email needs are better served by a service that specializes in email, such as Microsoft Outlook or G Suite from Google.
Will I be able to update the Shopify site myself when it’s finished?
Yes. Many of our clients take control of their Shopify website and learn to manage and update it on their own. We’ll provide initial training and help when you need it.
Do you only create Shopify websites?
No. We can work with almost any e-commerce system you have in mind. We use WordPress to build custom websites and QuickLaunch websites. If you need a simple HTML/CSS website without a content management system we can create it. In addition, we can partner with a team to create sophisticated web applications.
Will you maintain my website and make content updates as I need them?
Yes. We provide on-going support for almost all of our clients. Check out our Maintenance Plans.
Will my Shopify website be mobile-friendly?
Definitely! Having a mobile-friendly e-commerce store is more important than ever! We’ll make sure your website looks great on a variety of mobile devices including phones and tablets.
How and when do I pay?
The website development fee requires a deposit to start and the remainder when the website goes live. The agreement we create for you will specify the exact amounts.
We accept checks, all major credit cards, and debit cards.
How much input do I have in the website development process?
Your input and feedback is crucial to the success of your new Shopify website. Before we get started we’ll ask questions about your business and what expectations you have for the website. We’ll also find out what expectations you have regarding the look and feel of the online store. We’re here to serve you and the visitors to your website by creating the best experience possible.
Who writes the content for the products and store pages?
Someone within your organization or a copywriter you hire will write the content. If you currently have a website we can often work with the content you have, and suggest edits where necessary. If you need help, we can recommend copywriters who can improve your current content or write original content for you at an additional cost.
Do I have full ownership of the code you develop for my Shopify store?
Yes, you have full ownership of the code we create for your Shopify website. If custom plugins from other developers are used in the project you’ll be using the plugins under their licensing agreement with you. And of course you’ll be operating under your agreement with the Shopify platform.