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Shopify
Website Design

Wanting to start a shop without the hassle of servers, software updates and don’t need advanced functionality?  Shopify provides a great platform as long as your needs fit their guidelines.  Idea Forge can help develop awesome looking templates and go over all possible functionality to get you started.
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Shopify
Website Design

Wanting to start a shop without the hassle of servers, software updates and don’t need advanced functionality?  Shopify provides a great platform as long as your needs fit their guidelines.  Idea Forge can help develop awesome looking templates and go over all possible functionality to get you started.
See Our Plans
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Is Shopify right for my store?

Now that you’ve determined that Shopify is the best platform for your eCommerce store, what’s next? Shopify has a plethora of pre-designed and affordable templates, but does that mean they will give your store the best chance of success? You want to differentiate your store from the competition, and using the same template design as dozens or hundreds of other stores is less than ideal. For those interested in dipping their toes into the Shopify waters, it’s worth perusing Shopify’s selection of premade templates, if only for inspiration. A custom Shopify website design is required for established Shopify stores looking to improve performance and be more “on brand.”

Is Shopify responsible for the design of your website?

Shopify does not offer custom website design services; instead, you must either select a template from their store, purchase a third-party Shopify template, or hire a professional web design agency to create a custom theme for your Shopify store. While Shopify offers some decent premade theme templates, the majority of established Shopify stores use a custom-designed theme that is tailored to their brand aesthetics and online goals.

Is Shopify right for my store?

Now that you’ve determined that Shopify is the best platform for your eCommerce store, what’s next?

Shopify has a plethora of pre-designed and affordable templates, but does that mean they will give your store the best chance of success?

You want to differentiate your store from the competition, and using the same template design as dozens or hundreds of other stores is less than ideal.

For those interested in dipping their toes into the Shopify waters, it’s worth perusing Shopify’s selection of premade templates, if only for inspiration. A custom Shopify website design is required for established Shopify stores looking to improve performance and be more “on brand.”

Is Shopify responsible for the design of your website?

Shopify does not offer custom website design services; instead, you must either select a template from their store, purchase a third-party Shopify template, or hire a professional web design agency to create a custom theme for your Shopify store.

While Shopify offers some decent premade theme templates, the majority of established Shopify stores use a custom-designed theme that is tailored to their brand aesthetics and online goals.

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What goes into Shopify Design?

Shopify website designs are inherently diverse in terms of page templates. For simple Shopify eCommerce stores, separate pages are required for product pages, category pages, and blog pages, among others. Some Shopify store owners may choose to create a single product page for all products or to create custom product pages for their most important pages. In general, the number of custom page designs and the extent to which custom functionality beyond Shopify’s built-in features is required (for example, integrations with a custom ERP or CRM) can quickly add to the cost of a professionally designed and developed Shopify store.

Marketing & Google Rankings for Shopify Websites

Bear in mind that developing your Shopify website is only half the battle; you must also drive traffic to it. With Google and other search engines accounting for approximately 50% of eCommerce website sales, it is critical to rank highly for your most frequently searched keywords. You should work with a search engine optimization company to create a comprehensive keyword list and search engine marketing strategy.

The following is an example of a Shopify-based SEO client. Contact our experts if you need assistance climbing the Google rankings.

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Testimonials

Eric and his team really know their stuff. The website that they created was not only good looking, it was functional and user friendly. Eric was always easy to get a hold off to make any changes and great to work with. I was impressed with how knowledgeable they were in all the ways that a website can be enhanced through search optimization and social media. I highly recommend Idea Forge Solutions for all of your web needs.

Stan Ivanov, Apex Transit

I shopped around for a couple different companies to design my website and logo and stumbled across ideal forge and boy am sure glad I did. I really cannot say enough about this group. Eric’s and his team did a fantastic job on the website and nailed my new company logo on the second draft. Great People.

Testimonials

I shopped around for a couple different companies to design my website and logo and stumbled across ideal forge and boy am sure glad I did. I really cannot say enough about this group. Eric’s and his team did a fantastic job on the website and nailed my new company logo on the second draft. Great People.

Eric and his team really know their stuff. The website that they created was not only good looking, it was functional and user friendly. Eric was always easy to get a hold off to make any changes and great to work with. I was impressed with how knowledgeable they were in all the ways that a website can be enhanced through search optimization and social media. I highly recommend Idea Forge Solutions for all of your web needs.

Stan Ivanov, Apex Transit

Shopify vs Magento?  Which is best for me?

What works best for you will vary according to your objectives, budget, and level of expertise. Thus, when deciding between Shopify and Magento, you must prioritize your needs.

Shopify is generally the best option if you’re looking to create a more simplistic website that requires little commitment and maintenance. This makes it an ideal choice for startups without the budget or technical know-how to invest in a more comprehensive builder.

Magento is a better choice if you want to develop an online store with more features, scalability, and customization. Magento 2’s enhanced features make it an excellent choice for larger businesses, especially if you have technical expertise or access to a developer.

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Your ready for Shopify? ​Talk with us to get started!

Shopify is a great platform with great scalability for small to mid size businesses.  It shines with ease of use for the business owner, but can come short on certain functionality requirements, so please be sure to consult with one of our team leaders for a full evaluation of your stores needs.  Shopify is super stabile, secure and can help you get your new E-Commerce storefront up and running quickly and beautifully!