I’ll let you in on a little secret.
Most e-commerce business owners don’t realize the actual role of their websites.
Without a strategy, your website is just another marketing tool. A box on a checklist, time-drainer, and money pit.
But with a strategy, your website is your shop. Your storefront. Your sales-generating, revenue-boosting, income-generating machine.
With the right setup, your website can work for you — not the other way around.
How it Works
Our project process makes it easy to build a successful custom Shopify website:
Ready to get started?
What do I need to work with you?
For websites, it’s critical that you have professional branding and product/lifestyle photography. People "eat with their eyes" so good photography is crucial for your websites success.
Copy also helps to guide the website design process so it's nice to have upfront. However, this can be provided after we finalize the wireframes so you have a better understanding of what copy is needed on your website.
If needed, I am more than happy to connect you with some fantastic professionals who can help you with these steps of the process before we begin.
How soon can we start?
I would love to be able to start working with you ASAP, however my availability varies throughout the year. I recommend reaching out at least 1-2 months in advance of your ideal start date as I only work with 1 web design client at a time.
As soon as you book with me, I'll get you started with onboarding so you can be working on content, photos, and organization so we're ready to roll on the start date.
How much does it cost to work with you?
Website packages start at $4,500 and range to $10,000+ depending on the number of web pages and the complexity of the site.
Every project is different, so we always like to hop on a discovery call to talk about your specific needs first. Then we’ll put together a custom proposal and quote just for you.
Even if you think your budget is too small, we’d love to help you in the best way that we can! Reach out and we can discuss changing the scope, payment plans or helping you figure out the next best step to move your business forward.
Can we cut costs with a template?
All Shopify storefronts are based off a theme in one form or another. We use a template as a base for our designs but it's not the end result.
What makes our websites custom is hours of development implementing unique styles, new sections, and custom functionality to make your store truly bespoke.
Need an analogy?
It's like a cake. We could start with a homemade cake as a base (theme built from scratch) or use a mix from the grocery store (pre-made theme). The end result is relatively the same base. It's the way the cake is shaped and decorated that makes it a unique creation!
What other costs should I plan for?
The project payment does not include cost of a Shopify theme, web hosting, Shopify app purchases, and monthly subscriptions.
Will I be able to update the site myself?
I know you chose Shopify for a reason - likely because of how easy it is to manage your store and update your website using the theme customizer. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice the ability to update your website just because you want something more custom!
I’ve worked with lots of merchants who come to me frustrated with how inflexible their website is. They need to contact a developer for the smallest of changes!
I pride myself on creating custom sections and templates that are still easy to manage on the backend for you. Custom doesn’t have to mean complicated.
Do you provide training?
You betcha! At the end of the project, I'll provide you with Loom tutorials for how to manage your new Shopify store.
You'll also get 30 days of email support for any questions you may have.
How does payment work?
The total project cost is split into 2 payments. The first payment is due upon booking (to reserve your spot on my schedule) and the final payment is due at project completion just before the website can be delivered. We can discuss alternate payment structures if requested, but a 50% non-refundable booking fee is always required before a project can begin.