If you’re a business that sells products and you haven’t explored the ever-expanding universe of e-commerce, this is an excellent place to start. On The Map Marketing has been developing high-functioning turnkey Shopify sites for our clients with resounding success. As a pioneer in SEO and online marketing, On The Map recognizes the explosive opportunities in online marketing. In 2019, the e-commerce global market generated approximately $3.5 trillion in transactions and is anticipated to continue growing.
What is e-Commerce and Why is it Important to Your Business?
Whether you operate a brick and mortar retail business or you ship your products to customers using a website, telephone, or some other traditional mail-order system, there are several reasons why you should consider an e-commerce website development service.
- Shopify online stores never close. They continue to make you money, even when you’re off.
- Shopify stores are fully customizable, so you can have a site that has a unique look that dovetails with your brand.
- Consumers have become accustomed to being able to order products from the sites where they’ve discovered them. Additional steps—phone calls, emails, et cetera—means a loss of sales.
- Shopify and other e-commerce sites offer dozens of payment collection options.
- In February 2019, online shopping sales eclipsed general merchandise retail sales for the first time in history.
This is a trend that your business needs to embrace.
E-Commerce Website Development
The truth is that Shopify doesn’t require you to hire an e-commerce website development company to build your store page. You can sign up for a free trial, pick a theme, and start designing. There are, however, some nuances to building an e-commerce website that may make you think twice about tackling the project on your own.
Shopify Offers Dozens of Customization Options
For e-commerce website development services, like On The Map, this is a tremendous benefit, but for anyone who’s inexperienced with platform customization, it can be intimidating.
Professional e-Commerce Specialists Know What Works
Like any other type of website, you can tell when a professional designed an e-commerce site. One of the reasons that we recommend Shopify is that it’s a platform that gives our developers multiple customization options giving them limitless possibilities.
Maximizing the Productivity
of Your Store
You could put up a Shopify site in a day or so and make modifications here and there until it looked the way you want it, but that’s very time-consuming and your clients might find the ever-changing appearance of your store to be unprofessional. An experienced web development team can present you with a demo page and then modify it to your specifications. When you launch, you’ll have a fully-functioning, tested, productive store.
How to Build an e-Commerce Site Step-by-Step
Because 31% of the e-commerce sites in the United States use the Shopify platform, we will use that as our template for building an e-commerce website. Here are the steps necessary for e-commerce site development:
- Sign up with Shopify
- Select a theme layout
- Edit your Shopify store settings – this is the theme-customization phase and is usually the most time-consuming.
- Add products to your page
- Set up payments
- Set up your shipping options
- Test your system using the Shopify Bogus Gateway
- Launch your Shopify store
This list is just an overview, though. Some of these steps are quite involved.
FAQ About Shopify Website Development
If you haven’t ever delved into website development for e-commerce, you probably have quite a few questions. Here are the questions (and answers) that our award-winning e-commerce developers here from clients.
Which website builder is best for e-Commerce?
We have a dedicated team for our Shopify platform clients. Having key personnel that work primarily with Shopify sites is a big part of our success. A member of our Shopify development division will assist you in conceptualizing the site that we’ll design.
How much does it cost to build an e-Commerce website?
Shopify has several free themes, but most of them range from $120-$180. If you want a customized, optimized site, prices range from $3,000 to $5,000, depending on the level of customization you require for your site.
Can you build your own website instead of using Shopify?
It is possible to add all of the functions that Shopify offers on your own website. To a large extent, however, that would be like reinventing the wheel. Shopify offers most businesses the features that they need, which is why there are over half a million U.S. Shopify stores.
Can you build your own e-Commerce site?
Sites like Shopify make it easy to set up your own site. If, however, you want your site to have a professional look and feel, you should hire a development company who will work with you to help you realize your vision.
On The Map Marketing – Your e-Commerce Web Builder
On The Map Marketing is a pioneer in internet marketing and SEO. From very early on, we saw the potential of e-commerce and have recruited and trained some of the finest Shopify store developers available. Whether you are already an e-commerce merchant or you are looking to expand into this medium, we can build you an attractive productive site for your company. Just send a message to our Shopify experts today!
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Work with the Best Shopify Experts
Is your brand is new to e-commerce? Or do you already have an online store, and you’re just looking to gussy up what you’ve got, or reap the benefits of developing on Shopify? Whatever the case: the Shopify development team here at On The Map Marketing is here to help you build an online store that, bottom line, drives more profit for your business.
From Shopify theme customization and mobile optimization, to Shopify SEO and CRO—developing your Shopify website with us means making an investment that your online brand deserves; an investment that will yield you the kind of ROI that made you wonder why it took you so long to develop on Shopify in the first place.
For more information on our Shopify development plans and pricing, please don’t hesitate to check out our website pricing calculator. On The Map Marketing offers extremely competitive pricing options, with no hidden fees and a wealth of other service options that can help take your Shopify website from good to great. You’ll get an instant quote to determine the cost of working with our Shopify website designers and developers to craft you an online store that will amplify your brand and increase your bottom line.
If you’re interested in generating new leads, new business, and more online revenue, don’t hesitate to check out any of our other service offerings—from SEO, to Amazon PPC, to non-Shopify-specific website design. We work with a variety of niches on a variety of new and existing projects, and we’re eager to hear about your marketing needs and work to generate solutions. If you’re just in the mode for learning, take a second to browse through the On The Map Marketing Blog , where we write constantly about the kinds of tactics and strategies that can help you get more out of your online marketing campaigns.