Shopify & WooCommerce Ecommerce Web Design Agency

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Any website designer will tell you that ecommerce platforms are a whole different ball game in comparison to traditional websites, and just how responsive and seamless a platform is can dedicate just how successful the online shopping experience is for your customers. With online sales growing dramatically year-on-year – the UK ecommerce sector reported a 16.2% growth last year alone – making sure your ecommerce platform is in tune with your business, your wider industry and its customers is vital.

In 2015, 77% of internet users in the UK made a purchase online, a fact that has made our humble island a leading market in Europe. And whether you are looking to sell online for the very first time or upgrade your existing platform, making your website better than the rest is integral to your online success, and we’re pleased to say you’ve come to the right place. Our WooCommerce and Shopify web designers have helped countless businesses deliver their online objectives and we can assist you with the strategy, design, development and support you need to sell more online, streamline your business processes and reach new markets.

We deliver ecommerce solutions with purpose, and whether you wish to increase sales, reduce costs, improve profitability, or all of the above, our ecommerce website design templates and custom built, bespoke options are the answer.

Finding the Best Ecommerce Solution for You

As a Shopify and WooCommerce specialist, we are trusted by companies big and small every day and assist them in getting more from their online shop and wider representation, but we understand that as a business, finding the best ecommerce solution for your brand and its needs isn’t easy. Small businesses in particular have budget constraints that really do stop quality and efficient ecommerce website design in its tracks but there are a variety of cost conscious and effective ecommerce solutions that can help your company achieve success in its target marketplace and beyond.

Knowing how to source, integrate and use ecommerce platforms is one easy way to increase your online sales, and with our expertise, you can develop your business quickly with minimum investment and guarantee performance and success, even in a rapidly evolving digital world like this one.

Why Choose Us?

In addition to having a proven track record supporting the growth of local, regional, national and multinational companies online, our easy to use ecommerce website design templates are built on a bedrock of longstanding development experience, continuously evolving expertise and a user-centric approach. We offer a selection of core services to drive your online business into the future, and use only the latest and greatest practices to ensure that the ecommerce solutions you gain are not only beneficial to your business but appreciated by your customers.

Using a mix of research, knowledge and skill, each and every website we create and deliver is built from the ground up to ensure that every piece of the puzzle works like a finely tuned machine. Our next level Shopify and WooCommerce web designers are the best in the business, and work closely with you from the very beginning to ensure that your finished product not just meets but exceeds your expectations.

We don’t just build beautiful websites, our websites provide the best user journey, and call upon the latest technologies to ensure an engaging, interactive and truly responsive experience. Our creative team plan, design and build websites, powered by tested ecommerce platforms and incorporating trusted payment gateways, that excel across all devices and offer flagship stores that drive and convert sales.

Creative, technical and strategic, we build websites that build brands whilst listening to and understanding your business needs from the outset.

The Platforms

Our ecommerce designers use only the best platforms to power your online store. The Harrison Mann team has tried and tested a variety of ecommerce platforms to unlock powerful advantages for its clients, and we now recommend and utilise two – WooCommerce and Shopify – each of which has its own benefits depending on your unique business requirements.

Shopify

For start-ups and businesses with smaller budgets Shopify offers numerous advantages in comparison to other shopping cart platforms. The reasons why Shopify works for our clients and your customers include:

  • You have full control over how your ecommerce website looks and operates, which means we can use Shopify to customise your online store to your brand’s exact requirements, from your domain name and content to its layout, colours and overall styling
  • There are a vast range of ecommerce website design templates to choose from or for a more bespoke option, our designers can develop a unique design that suits your brand and its target marketplace
  • Shopify provides scope for growth, and whether you are looking to sell a single product or a huge selection of items, you can display your products professionally and make it easier for potential and returning customers to browse your repertoire
  • Your business can harness a checkout experience that works for you and your customers, complete with a choice of more than 70 safe and secure payment gateways – Shopify uses the same standard of security as your high street bank and is certified Level 1 PCI compliant – that allow various instant payment methods from around the globe
  • The ecommerce management service doesn’t end once your website is developed and has gone live. Shopify gives you the latest technology and tools to run your online store, and you can manage orders, integrate your shipping options and contact customers with the necessary tracking details to ensure sales are smooth and satisfying
  • You can run your ecommerce store on the go too thanks to the Shopify smartphone app, whilst the platform’s cohesion with other apps ensures your online store management experience can get even better with account automation, email marketing, social media marketing, multi-channel sales and more all possible
  • Your company has all the insights it needs to plan for growth in and beyond your target market, with insights such as sales, orders and traffic available at a glance and more detailed reports for tracking sales and growth trends also accessible.

Other features that come in handy when using Shopify as your ecommerce platform:

  • Built-in mobile commerce ready shopping cart
  • Complete blogging platform
  • Full access to the HTML and CSS of the store
  • Free 256-bit SSL certificate
  • International payment gateways that accept credit cards
  • Customisable shipping options with automatic rates available from major carriers
  • Checkout recovery service to recuperate lost sales
  • Multilingual store checkout – over 50 languages available
  • Automatic tax rates calculated by country and even region
  • Store management solutions, from customer profiles, accounts and groups to order fulfilment, dropshipping, refunds and automated store emails
  • SEO best practice support via optimisation, generated sitemap.xml, AdWords credits and product reviews
  • Marketing capabilities including email marketing, social media integration, discount codes and coupon promotions, and gift cards
  • Full inventory management – offer product variations, organise products by custom criteria, display multiple images, optimise using SEO product tags, provide digital products, import and export easily with CSV files, and sell unlimited products
  • Support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – become a Shopify expert via the Help Center, discussion forums and Ecommerce University.

It’s not just new ecommerce websites that Shopify helps to create. Our Shopify setup experts can help you adapt your existing site and embed a Shopify shopping cart so you can take advantage of all the benefits detailed above.

WooCommerce

The WooCommerce plugin is another platform that we call upon to ensure our clients discover the powerful features and options that they need to launch or cement their business in the ecommerce world. Like Shopify, there are several benefits that can be harnessed, these include the following:

  • WooCommerce is a platform that has been designed specifically for WordPress and the plugin integrates seamlessly with any WordPress site to create a unified sales portal for your business
  • It can be used to sell a wide variety of product types, including traditional products that are shipped to your customer’s door and digital products that can be downloaded straight to their phone or computer to subscription based services, content and even your time
  • As well as not limiting you on your product type, WooCommerce can be used to sell your products anywhere in the world, with worldwide sales or country specific selling all possible
  • Mobile browsing and sales can be unlocked using WooCommerce and your online store is accessible via a multitude of devices
  • WooCommerce allows for excellent scalability and grows with your business taking you from your very first order to your millionth
  • With the WooCommerce plugin your data is your own and is stored independently, separate to any third-party software
  • Security is of the utmost importance to WooCommerce and they are regularly audited by plugin security supremo Sucuri to ensure best practices and coding standards are up-to-date
  • The WooCommerce marketplace is home to more than 300 free and paid extensions so you can adapt your ecommerce store to your brand’s changing needs.

By choosing WooCommerce your online store will join some 7 million others – a fact that makes the platform the fastest-growing and most active open source community on the web – and with comprehensive customer support and documentation available around the clock you will always know where to turn if you have any queries about your WooCommerce experience. As a dedicated WooCommerce agency, our designers and developers can also assist with ongoing support, not just with WooCommerce but with the bigger ecommerce picture.

The Process

At Harrison Mann, we understand that every minute you are offline can have an impact on your ROI that’s why our processes for developing ecommerce websites have been finely tuned to ensure not just a quality, seamlessly finished website but a cost effective and time conscious turnaround that suits your business requirements. Whilst every project that we deliver is different, and our service works to cater to the individual needs of each business we work with, below is the typical 8-step process that we follow:

  • Brief

Whether we meet you in person or liaise over the phone, our team knows how to ask all the right questions and, more importantly, listens intently to ensure that we understand your requirements and website goals implicitly.

  • Proposal confirmation

Once the brief has been established it’s up to our team to communicate a vision that is worthy of your business and delivers across all of your objectives. During this part of the process we will work with you closely to discuss all the finer project details, including design preferences, deliverables and project timeline. Once details have been confirmed, work can begin after 50% of the project fee has been received.

  • Site design

Our ecommerce designers will then work with the brief and proposal to bring your vision to life. From visual elements like branding, fonts, colours and layout to your website’s customer journey, responsiveness and usability, every factor will be considered to ensure your website is not only visually stunning but functions flawlessly. During the site design phase we will liaise with you, with the final mock-up able to be revised once if necessary.

  • Development

Now our boffins can get to work converting your designs into what will be your ecommerce website, with the content you provide – we can arrange to have content written for you – used to populate its pages.

  • Revisions  

Whilst most of our clients are happy with what we create before this stage, we understand that you want your launch, or relaunch, onto the web to be perfect, that’s why we provide two rounds of revisions.

  • Site testing

Once the amends requested by you have been made, our development team can then perform functionality, cross browser and device testing. Each aspect of the website will be vigorously tested to ensure your customer base’s experience is a memorable one, for all the right reasons, and you can benefit from increased engagement site-wide.

  • Launch

After a final site run-through with you, and once the platform has been approved and the remainder of the 50% fee received, your website can be launched.

  • Support

Our service doesn’t end when your website goes live, we offer ongoing support beyond the content management system (CMS) manuals that we can pen and provide. Our full service agency is just that, and we can assist with your website maintenance, hosting, content, SEO, social media, PPC, email marketing, reputation management, infographics and graphic design requirements.

Our Chosen Payment Gateways

Choosing from our recommended WooCommerce or Shopify ecommerce platforms is just part of the bigger picture when it comes to defining the basics of your online store. If you are taking payment online, then finding a payment gateway that suits your business requirements and your consumer needs is vital.

To make it easy for your customers to pay for your products, we work with a selection of payment gateways, applications that enable payment to be taken securely and simply. Once your customer proceeds from your shopping cart to process their order, your payment gateway takes the lead to verify billing details, confirm available funds via your customer’s preferred payment method, approve requests and, one point every business loves, take payment.

Our chosen payment gateways include:

  • Worldpay
  • Stripe
  • PayPal
  • Braintree
  • Nochex

Our ecommerce designers take your business requirements into account to decipher the payment gateway that is right for you, considering your budget, customer type and customer location as primary factors. For instance, if most of your customer base lives in China, then Worldpay would be the recommended payment gateway for your company thanks to its expanding global reach, multi-currency payment processing and international support network. Whilst for small or start-up businesses looking for a simple hosted gateway that allows ecommerce store owners to get started quickly without the complicated process of site integration and merchant account setup, PayPal is a popular choice.

All the payment gateways we use offer the highest level of security for your business and its customers, and can fully support your WooCommerce or Shopify page design.

Ecommerce Website Design Cost

We aim to be as transparent as possible when it comes to pricing, and whether you are a start-up business or larger company, our pricing structure remains the same, with great results guaranteed with every project. We offer a selection of ecommerce website design packages to clients based throughout the UK and worldwide.

Shopify & WooCommerce Set Up

£1,995

Using a pre-defined ecommerce website design template our experienced and creative designers will work with you to adapt the template to your business needs. Our budget friendly Shopify and WooCommerce Set Up package incorporates basic branding, your company colours, custom fonts and other factors to make the ecommerce template format your own and fully recognisable to your customer base.

Ecommerce Basic

£2,950

There’s nothing basic about this ecommerce design package; our designers work with you one-on-one to create a bespoke platform that satisfies your business requirements and yours alone. By choosing our Ecommerce Basic package you will receive a tailormade 10-page website complete with blog section, custom design and features that are fully responsive on mobiles, tablets, desktop and other devices.

Whether you choose to power your shop using WooCommerce or Shopify, your ecommerce website will incorporate a single photo gallery, testimonials section and contact form. Sell up to 100 products using the PayPal payment gateway, whilst having the power to:

  • Add, manage and edit products
  • Include variations
  • Define product attributes
  • Display multiple product images
  • Receive email notifications
  • Offer multiple shipping options
  • Provide discount codes and upsells
  • Manage your entire inventory
  • Utilise a product review system
  • Enjoy improved data security with a standard SSL Certificate.

Ecommerce Professional

£3,950

Our ecommerce website design packages just get better, and with our Ecommerce Professional option you can not only harness all the features detailed in our Ecommerce Basic package, but maximise your sales potential even further thanks to unlimited pages, unlimited photo galleries, structured data markup, team members section, portfolio pages and unlimited contact forms. Again your website and its design will be completely bespoke, and unlike with our Ecommerce Basic package, you aren’t restricted by the number of products you can sell, leaving your business to grow and grow.

Other features to expect from our Ecommerce Professional option include:

  • Wishlist
  • Product image zoom
  • Invoices & packing slips
  • Promotional pricing
  • Multi-tier pricing for quantity discounts
  • Choice of any payment gateway
  • Extended SSL Certificate.

Additional Services

Are you an agency or digital service looking to outsource your ecommerce website design to a trusted partner? Our WooCommerce and Shopify experts can assist and have already helped countless agencies with our white label services for ecommerce. Use the contact form on this page to get in touch with your project requirements.

Testimonials

“We were looking for an WooCommerce agency to help us create a website that is true to our brand whilst providing a one stop shop within our industry sector, and Harrison Mann definitely delivered. As well as producing a website that went above and beyond our original brief, their designers also satisfied our regional based shipping needs and now our website provides a breakdown cost per region automatically based on our customer’s location, which is just one of the features that our customers have commented on.”

“Harrison Mann helped us to fully integrate our website with a third-party ecommerce API, and now all my products are automatically synced and updated periodically with my dropshipper. Their designers also automated the application of shipping prices based on product weight so my customers have a clear idea of shipping costs before they checkout.”

  • E-commerce Client

“As well as delivering a custom designed, well-functioning website, the Harrison Mann team developed a custom colour swatch variation product previewer giving our customers the power to modify the colour or style of certain items and add this selection to their basket before checking out. This interactive experience has redefined our customer journey and provided a more informed approach for those purchasing with us.”