List of the Best Shopify Development Agencies

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  • Sunrise Integration

    Keep your business competitive in an app-connected world.
    Expert website design and development - mobile application development - API integration: we do it all! Your online presence can't be left to just anyone. We are an agile-focused agency with a high  [... view the full profile of Sunrise Integration]
    Pasadena, California
    Under 49 $150/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Digital Silk

    DesignRush Design Award Winner
    Growing Brands Online
    Digital Silk is an agency focused on Creating Superior Digital Experiences for their clients. They create cutting-edge brand strategies, websites, apps and results-driven marketing campaigns for  [... view the full profile of Digital Silk]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 $150/hr Inquire
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  • XGENTECH

    Xgentech, Shopify Partner and Ecommerce Agency Offering high-converting solutions for Shopify and Shopify plus Website Design, Development and Ecommerce Marketing!  [... view the full profile of XGENTECH]
    Huntington Station, New York
    Under 49 $120/hr Inquire
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  • Big Red Jelly

    A Creative Agency Specializing in Branding, Marketing Strategy, and Web Design
    With the right online foundation, your business will thrive. Our brand design expertise combined with our website developers technical capabilities make us your go-to team for nailing and scaling up  [... view the full profile of Big Red Jelly]
    Provo, Utah
    Under 49 $150/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • eSEOspace

    Custom Website Design Strategy. Local US-based team! We Preserve & Optimize your SEO in the Process
    We have 10+ years of experience designing websites from scratch. Our background and emphasis in behavior science allows us to creatively design websites to convert.  [... view the full profile of ESEOspace]
    San Diego, California
    Under 49 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Ziggle Tech

    Website Design, Development, and Management Agency
    Ziggle Tech is an acclaimed e-commerce design and development agency, known for its expertise in crafting strategies, designs, and technological solutions for small to mid-level companies.  [... view the full profile of Ziggle Tech]
    New York City, New York
    50 - 99 $75/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Trango Tech

    Driving Change Through Technology - Apps, Ecommerce, Staff Aug, BPO, Next Gen Tech and more!
    We are the nerds that every company wants in their tech division; experience, innovative and imaginative to the core!With more than 200 innovative software products and solution delivered, Trango  [... view the full profile of Trango Tech]
    San Jose, California
    100 - 249 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
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  • NetzOptimize

    NetzOptimize is a leading end-to-end software company.
    NetzOptimize is a leading end-to-end software company that offers full-cycle software development services to businesses of varying sizes. We provide a comprehensive range of services catering to all  [... view the full profile of NetzOptimize]
    Miami, Florida
    Under 49 $36/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • SmartSites

    Think Web. Think Smart. Partner with the #1 Rated Digital Marketing Agency.
    Outsmart the competition with best-in-class digital marketing services. With over 450 5-star reviews online, SmartSites is America #1 rated digital marketing agency. Call (201) 870 6000 for a free  [... view the full profile of SmartSites]
    Paramus, New Jersey
    100 - 249 $100/hr Inquire
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  • Twistag

    Product & Software Development Agency
    Weve worked with some incredible companies. We build digital brands, products and experiences that represent youyour product, your company, and your audience.Key  [... view the full profile of Twistag]
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Under 49 $50/hr $25,000 - $50,000
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  • Consumr Buzz

    We Make It Easy To Be Found Online
    Looking for a marketing plan that will actually work for your business? We're here to help! We specialize in creating strategic, cost-effective plans that are specifically designed to help your  [... view the full profile of Consumr Buzz]
    Lake Worth, Florida
    50 - 99 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Elogic Commerce

    Award-Winning E-Commerce Development Company
    Elogic Commerce is a full-service e-commerce development agency with over a decade of experience in building, designing, and optimizing online stores. Our team of 160+ certified developers serves  [... view the full profile of Elogic Commerce]
    Tallinn, Estonia
    100 - 249 Inquire $25,000 - $50,000
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  • Lounge Lizard

    DesignRush Design Award Winner
    Growth Marketing & Web Design Experts Since 1998
    Since 1998, Lounge Lizard Brandtenders and Marketing Mixologists Have Created the Internets Best Websites & Digital Marketing Campaigns Yielding the Highest ROI. Ask about our 7 Second Rule!  [... view the full profile of Lounge Lizard]
    New York City, New York
    50 - 99 Inquire $25,000 - $50,000
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  • 500 Designs

    500 Designs is a top digital design agency that specializes in web design, UX/UI design and branding
    World-leading website design and branding agency based in California, specializing in Branding, Website Design and Development, UI/UX design for applications, and AI Strategy.  [... view the full profile of 500 Designs]
    Irvine, California
    100 - 249 Inquire $25,000 - $50,000
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  • DigitlHaus Agency

    The eCommerce experience agency for ambitious mid-market and enterprise brands.
    Your #1 trusted BigCommerce agency partner. We strategically design, custom develop, re-platform and optimize best-in-class BigCommerce stores that attract, engage and convert loyal repeat customers.  [... view the full profile of DigitlHaus Agency]
    Miramar Beach, Florida
    Under 49 Inquire Inquire
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  • Bytes Technolab

    Revel in the media presence we create for you!
    Bytes Technolab is an Odoo Bronze Partner, Adobe Commerce Silver Partner, NASSCOM member, and ISO 9001:2008 certified digital innovation agency. Specializing in custom Enterprise software and  [... view the full profile of Bytes Technolab]
    Pleasanton, California
    100 - 249 $20/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Web Loft Designs

    We build stunning websites and digital strategies
    Welcome to Web Loft Designs! We want to be your partner and one stop shop for all things online. From Web Design, Development, Digital Marketing, SEO, and all things in between we can handle your  [... view the full profile of Web Loft Designs]
    Dallas, Texas
    Under 49 $55/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Intelligent & Ingenious Solutions Since 2008
    It's essential that your development partner is aware of the factors that can influence eCommerce growth. Which is an area where iSquare excels. We are the top tailor - made eCommerce development  [... view the full profile of ISquare Technologies]
    Ahmedabad, India
    Under 49 $40/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Digital Darts

    Increase your Shopify profit through paid social, search, and email.
    Digital Darts build profits for Shopify stores through paid social, search, and email.  [... view the full profile of Digital Darts]
    Toowoomba, Australia
    Under 49 $200/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • SEO Tech Experts LLC

    Award Winning Digital Marketing Agency - Since 2009
    SEO Tech Experts LLC, the leading SEO agency in Dubai/Abu Dhabi/Saudi Arabia, elevates businesses with cutting-edge strategies. Our experts drive online success through meticulous SEO campaigns  [... view the full profile of SEO Tech Experts LLC]
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Under 49 $30/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Magneto IT Solutions

    Empowering eCommerce Excellence
    Magneto IT Solutions, an award-winning eCommerce agency, specializes in Node.js development. We excel in creating top-notch B2C, B2B, and Marketplace eCommerce solutions. Our Exclusive Partnerships  [... view the full profile of Magneto IT Solutions]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 $30/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • Murmur Creative

    DesignRush Design Award Winner
    Branding with Heart
    We are a values-based agency specializing in brand strategy, design, and web.  [... view the full profile of Murmur Creative]
    Portland, Oregon
    Under 49 $160/hr $25,000 - $50,000
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  • LanternSol

    We'll Lead The Light
    Web design, built, and grow e-commerce stores. With over $100,000,000 in e-commerce sales, 600+ custom store builds, and thousands of keywords on the front page of Google our e-commerce experts will  [... view the full profile of LanternSol]
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Under 49 $149/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Get what matters!
    Suffescom is a leading mobile app development company offering top-notch solutions across diverse industries.  [... view the full profile of Suffescom Solutions Inc]
    Los Angeles, California
    250 - 499 Inquire $10,000 - $25,000
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  • UPQODE

    Focused on quality
    UPQODE is a real estate web design company that places customer satisfaction at the forefront of our work, consistently delivering top-notch results. Our reputation as an industry leader has been  [... view the full profile of UPQODE]
    Nashville, Tennessee
    50 - 99 $75/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • Wppals

    Your Partner for Software Innovation
    WP Pals is the partner of choice for many of the world’s leading enterprises. We’ve been helping businesses uplift their value and boost revenue through custom website design, development and  [... view the full profile of Wppals]
    Houston, Texas
    Under 49 $70/hr Inquire
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  • Searchbloom

    Search Engine Marketing Done Right.
    Searchblooms Mission: To be the most trusted, transparent, and results-driven SEO & PPC marketing company in the industry. Get in touch with us and you'll see our difference.  [... view the full profile of Searchbloom]
    Draper, Utah
    Under 49 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Dot IT

    Full-Service Digital Marketing Agency
    Dot IT is a leading full-service digital marketing agency since 2003. We offer branding, graphic design, web design, web development, SEO, e-commerce solutions, UI/UX, Google Ads, social media  [... view the full profile of Dot IT]
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Under 49 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Global Grid Agency

    ️SinceNow__
    We create world-class digital products, brands, and websites.  [... view the full profile of Global Grid Agency]
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Under 49 Inquire $25,000 - $50,000
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  • WebDesk Solution LLC

    We are trusted as a one-stop solution to your eCommerce needs.
    We're a creative digital agency specializing in eCommerce custom design and development, API Integration, and mobile app development. We are certified partners with all the major e-commerce platforms  [... view the full profile of WebDesk Solution LLC]
    Great Neck, New York
    Under 49 $80/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Codup

    Web, App & Custom Software Development for SMBs, Retailers and eCommerce Brands
    We're a Web and Software Development Company with 100+ team members who all work together to make your project a success. With 10 years of expertise and 1500+ projects under our belt, we've efficient  [... view the full profile of Codup]
    Houston, Texas
    100 - 249 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • TechUptodate

    TechUptodate is a web design company that is based in Australia with clients all over the world. The company offers web and mobile designs, UI/UX designs, web development services, graphics services  [... view the full profile of TechUptodate]
    Prospect, Barbados
    Under 49 $50/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Cubix

    Building Custom Software and Mobile App Solutions Since 2008
    Cubix is the preferred partner for Fortune 500 companies, SMEs, and enterprises. We help businesses innovate, transform, and scale through cutting-edge mobile app, and custom software solutions.  [... view the full profile of Cubix]
    West Palm Beach, Florida
    250 - 499 Inquire $25,000 - $50,000
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  • Empowered Ecommerce

    Expert Design & Development to help ecom brands scale
    We are aware that there are a great number of options available to pick from in terms of ecommerce web design businesses. We have first-hand experience with the special requirements of e-commerce  [... view the full profile of Empowered Ecommerce]
    Sheridan, Wyoming
    Under 49 $150/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • CSSChopper

    Website and eCommerce Development Company
    CSSChopper is a prominent web and eCommerce development company. Our team works on future-ready technologies to help clients stay competitive in the long run. We specialize in complex web development  [... view the full profile of CSSChopper]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Diffco

    Your trusted partner for software development and team augmentation
    Diffco is a global software development and team augmentation company based in Silicon Valley. With over 15 years of experience delivering robust software solutions in mobile, web, and AI development  [... view the full profile of Diffco]
    Sunnyvale, California
    Under 49 $85/hr $50,000 & Up
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  • Codment

    We create and innovate fascinating digital products.
    A leading IT agency focused on transitioning digital solutions  [... view the full profile of Codment]
    Islandia, New York
    50 - 99 $50/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Exo Agency

    Digital Marketing Agency in Seattle
    Our vision is to see businesses of all sizes reach their full potential by using modern marketing strategies and that are proven to help scale businesses either in size, reach, revenue, or all three.  [... view the full profile of Exo Agency]
    Seattle, Washington
    Under 49 $100/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Optimum7

    Enabling businesses do more with less!
    At Optimum7, we help small and medium-sized eCommerce businesses thrive in a world dominated by giants like Amazon and Walmart.  [... view the full profile of Optimum7]
    Coral Gables, Florida
    50 - 99 $100/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • SHOPIFINEST

    eCommerce made with Finesse.
    We design and develop digital stores that grow businesses and scale brands around the world.  [... view the full profile of SHOPIFINEST]
    Brussels, Belgium
    Under 49 $100/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Storm Brain

    Smarter Digital Marketing & Web Assets
    Smarter Digital Smarter Marketing | Smarter Web Assets & Digital Platforms | Smarter Branding — Storm Brain is a premier full-service digital agency renowned for crafting and executing comprehensive  [... view the full profile of Storm Brain]
    San Diego, California
    Under 49 $145/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • JAS Quantum

    Where Ideas meet Innovation!
    At JAS Quantum, we believe in the transformative power of technology to shape a better future. As a leading-edge technology company, we are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of innovation and  [... view the full profile of JAS Quantum]
    St. Petersburg, Florida
    100 - 249 $35/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Nexevolve

    Empower businesses to thrive in the digital age.
    At Nexevolve, were not just shaping the future of tech; were crafting a revolution. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, we empower our clients to soar to new heights. As trailblazers in  [... view the full profile of Nexevolve]
    Parramatta, Australia
    Under 49 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • FRIENDLY LABEL

    ELEVATING BRANDS SINCE 2010
    BRAND SOLUTIONS: BRANDING, IDENTITY, AND GROWTH STRATEGIESWe understand the challenges of a competitive market and are committed to helping your brand not only survive but thrive as a SUCCESS  [... view the full profile of FRIENDLY LABEL]
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Under 49 $80/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • HDWEBSOFT

    Bring your vision to life
    HDWEBSOFT is a leading software outsourcing company in Vietnam, known for its high-quality services, affordable pricing, and reliable team. With over 250 experienced engineers and a decade of  [... view the full profile of HDWEBSOFT]
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    250 - 499 $35/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • Verbsz Marketing

    Full Service Digital Marketing Agency
    We provide numerous creative and technical services including digital marketing, creative design, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, pay per click advertising, web design &  [... view the full profile of Verbsz Marketing]
    Reston, Virginia
    Under 49 $99/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Bluesoft Design

    Next level websites for next level brands
    Bluesoft Design is an e-commerce digital marketing agency that specializes in creating & promoting stunning, high-converting Shopify websites proven to make your brand stand out amongst the crowd. We  [... view the full profile of Bluesoft Design]
    South Plainfield, New Jersey
    Under 49 Inquire $10,000 - $25,000
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  • We Build Brands
    Caveni Digital is a unique web design agency headquartered in Philadelphia. We take immense pride in the vast design diversity in the websites we create. Our team specializes in website development  [... view the full profile of Caveni Digital Solutions]
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Under 49 $125/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • HTMLPanda

    Reliable Web Development Company
    HTMLPanda is a leading website development company founded in 2014. With offices in Boston, Walpole & NYC, we have collaborated with clients all over the world. Our cutting-edge web development  [... view the full profile of HTMLPanda]
    Boston, Massachusetts
    100 - 249 $20/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • SLT Consulting

    Female-led, strategy-driven, boutique digital marketing agency.
    SLTC partners with businesses that are early-stage startups ready to accelerate growth as well as established brands preparing for the next phase of growth.  [... view the full profile of SLT Consulting]
    New York City, New York
    Under 49 $185/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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Shopify Development Company Hiring Guide

What is a Shopify development company?

A Shopify development company is a company that focuses on building and customizing eCommerce stores through the Shopify platform. It creates and optimizes online stores for businesses to sell products, manage inventory, and engage with customers, enhancing aesthetics and functionality to drive client sales and productivity.

What do Shopify agencies do?

Shopify agencies design, create, and maintain Shopify websites for online sellers. They understand the connection between design and sales funnels well, combining their technical and creative skills to develop solutions that: 

  • Generate brand awareness  
  • Establish a strong online presence  
  • Create engaging UI/UX  
  • Attract traffic  
  • Boost conversions  
  • Increase sales 

Shopify development agencies provide the following main services: 

  • Shopify theme development and customization: Agencies often offer design and development services to create a visually appealing and functional online store. This may involve customizing Shopify themes, designing a unique store layout, and optimizing the user interface for a seamless shopping experience. 
  • eCommerce strategy: This includes conducting market research to get info on the target audience and key competitors, as well as recommendations for must-have content and messaging direction.  
  • Template customization: This refers to making specific design tweaks to an existing theme to meet the needs of a specific business or store. 
  • App development and integration: Shopify has a wide range of apps and integrations available in its app store. Shopify agencies can help businesses select and integrate the right apps to enhance their store's capabilities, including apps for marketing, inventory management, and customer support. 
  • Migration to Shopify: These agencies will make the migration straightforward, providing compatibility with numerous third-party apps through its app store. 
  • Shopify POS integration: POS integrations simplify multi-channel sales by synchronizing data on products, inventory, sales, and customers between systems. 
  • Shopify Plus development: Shopify development agencies handle your hosted eCommerce platform, which includes technical support, hosting, and implementation. 

On top of this, Shopify developers may also provide one or more general services, such as: 

  • Digital marketing: Many of these specialists operate within larger digital agencies. In these cases, the agency may also handle digital marketing needs including SEO, PPC, social media marketing, and content marketing. 
  • SEO services: To improve visibility in search engine results and drive organic traffic, Shopify agencies can optimize the store's SEO. This includes optimizing product listings, meta descriptions, and other on-page elements. 
  • Website performance optimization: Shopify agencies understand your performance to enhance key metrics for success, like conversion rates and average purchase amounts. 
  • Training & consultancy: Many agencies provide training to business owners and staff on how to manage and operate their Shopify stores effectively. This includes guidance on adding products, processing orders, and using the Shopify admin panel. 
  • Maintenance & support: Shopify agencies collect and analyze data through analytics tools, ensuring data backups, maintaining software and plugins, fixing broken links, and optimizing store appearance across devices.

What is Shopify Plus?

Shopify Plus is the platform's enterprise eCommerce solution and the platform’s alternative to competitive eCommerce content management systems like Magento Commerce. It was designed to meet the needs of high-volume and fast-growing businesses with enhanced functionality.  

With Shopify Plus, businesses can: 

  • Design unique shopping experiences 
  • Automate complex processes 
  • Manage multiple stores with ease 
  • Handle high traffic volume and transactions, even during peak sales periods 
  • Facilitate international commerce 
  • Support various languages and currencies

Custom Shopify website design vs. Shopify themes: Which one should you choose?

You should choose between custom Shopify design and themes based on a careful assessment of your business requirements, budget, and long-term vision.  

Here are all the pros and cons you should know about: 

Shopify themes 

Pros 

  • Ease of use: These are ready-made, making them user-friendly and quick to set up. 
  • Cost-effective: Pre-designed themes are often more budget-friendly compared to custom designs. 
  • Speed of implementation: These are great solutions for time-sensitive projects. 
  • Range of options: There are over 100 different themes. 
  • Ongoing support: Theme developers will help you stay current and secure. 

Cons 

  • Limited customization: Pre-designed themes may not fully align with your brand identity. 
  • Less scalable: Some themes may not be easily scalable or may require significant modifications. 
  • Functionality constraints: Themes may lack specific features and functionalities you need. 
  • Potential of similarity: There's a risk of multiple stores having a similar look and feel. 

Custom Shopify website design 

Pros 

  • Unique brand identity: You can create a one-of-a-kind website that perfectly aligns with your brand's identity and vision. 
  • Tailored functionality: You can build custom features and functionalities specific to your business needs. 
  • Scalability: It will allow you to adapt and grow your website. 
  • Long-term investment: It can save money over time by reducing the need for constant theme updates and custom app integrations. 
  • Optimized performance: Your page load time will be faster and user experience will be improved. 

Cons 

  • Higher costs: You’ll have to tackle upfront costs for design, development, and ongoing maintenance. 
  • Time-consuming: It can take longer than setting up a store using pre-designed themes, delaying your store's launch. 
  • Maintenance and updates: It requires ongoing maintenance and updates to ensure compatibility with Shopify updates. 
  • Expertise required: You may need to hire specialized professionals to build a custom design. 

While many factors come into play when choosing between a custom design and a pre-made theme, it usually comes down to price versus flexibility. A theme is significantly more affordable but comes with more limitations. On the other hand, a custom design can incorporate all of the features you need—with a much higher price tag, of course.

How much do Shopify agencies charge?

Shopify agencies typically charge $5,000 to $15,000 to build a Shopify website from scratch. [Pangea] That said, the more complex your requirements are, the higher you should expect the pricing to be. 

When you want to hire a Shopify development agency for your business, you can use these sample prices as a reference point:

ComplexityPrice rangeScope
Basic$1,800 - $2,500Selecting and customizing a Shopify template
Medium$3,000 - $6,000Custom graphics and multiple store pages
Complex$7,250 - $15,000Custom design and graphics, extra functionality, and hundreds of store pages

Keep in mind that the actual cost may vary depending on the functionality, customization, content migration, and third-party integrations you need. The agency’s years of experience, expertise, and geographical location can also factor into the final quote.

What are the main benefits of using Shopify?

The main benefits of using Shopify for your online store are its easy use and setup, mobile-responsive design, and wide range of features. However, there are other benefits you should be aware of:  

  • Stand out from the crowd with a distinct & seamless online shopping experience 
  • Get ongoing support via chat, email, and phone support as well as a knowledge base 
  • Optimize for search engines with the platform’s SEO-friendly structure 
  • Minimize cart abandonments with the Shopify Abandoned Cart Recovery Tool 
  • Offer easy payments through the built-in Shopify Payments gateway

What type of businesses should invest in Shopify development companies?

Businesses that should consider investing in Shopify development companies are those that require or can benefit from an e-commerce platform to sell their products or services online. Here are some types of businesses that should consider this investment: 

  • Retailers: Businesses that sell physical products, such as fashion, electronics, home goods, and more, can use Shopify development services to create and manage their online stores. 
  • Brick-and-mortar stores: Traditional physical retailers looking to establish an online presence and expand their reach should consider Shopify development to set up and manage their e-commerce operations. 
  • Startups: New businesses looking to launch their online stores quickly and efficiently can benefit from the expertise of Shopify development companies in setting up their e-commerce platforms. 
  • Artisans and crafters: Individuals or small businesses selling handmade or artisanal products, such as jewelry, artwork, or handmade goods, can leverage Shopify development to showcase and sell their unique creations. 
  • Wholesalers and B2B businesses: Companies involved in wholesale or B2B transactions can benefit from custom Shopify solutions that facilitate bulk ordering, customer-specific pricing, and industry-specific features. 
  • Food and beverage businesses: Restaurants, cafes, and food delivery services can use Shopify development to set up online ordering systems, integrate with third-party delivery platforms, and effectively present their menus. 
  • Health and beauty brands: Brands in the health and beauty industry can use Shopify development to sell cosmetics, skincare products, or supplements online as well as offer educational content. 
  • Nonprofits and charities: Nonprofit organizations can use Shopify development to create online stores for fundraising, selling merchandise, and accepting donations, customized to their mission and branding. 
  • Digital products and services: Businesses selling digital products, such as eBooks, software, online courses, or digital artwork, can benefit from Shopify development for secure digital product delivery and sales. 
  • Event organizers: Companies organizing events, conferences, or workshops can use Shopify development to create ticketing and registration systems, manage event logistics, and promote events online.

Why hire a Shopify agency?

You should hire a Shopify agency because it provides a comprehensive range of services to enhance your online presence. It can customize your website design to align seamlessly with your brand identity, ensuring a unique and memorable online presence.  

While there are hundreds of templates that almost anyone can use to set up an online store, it takes an expert to deliver a high-performance platform. In fact, as many as 73% of companies invest in design to differentiate themselves from the competition. [MarketSplash] 

Whether you need a new store launch or a revamp, these experts can: 

  • Integrate tailored tools and functionalities into your store 
  • Optimize its performance for a smoother user experience 
  • Deliver efficiently, minimizing delays 
  • Implement robust protocols to safeguard transactions, protecting both you and your customers 
  • Ensure your website can effortlessly handle increased traffic, even during periods of high demand 
  • Provide you with ongoing support and maintenance 
  • Implement new technologies as they emerge 
  • Adjust your design to always maintain an engaging user experience.  

Ultimately, professional Shopify developers have the creativity to create compelling sites, the tools to study user needs and behavior, and the knowledge to translate your vision into the best possible shopping experience. 

A case study of Codup further cements the importance of hiring a Shopify developer for your business. Codup integrated One Tree Planted’s Shopify with the Freshsales CRM, customizing the front end to make it easier to work with. This enabled the client to pull information about its contacts directly and manage relationships more efficiently. 

How long does it take to build a custom website on Shopify?

A custom Shopify website can take possibly two weeks or even a month to build, depending on how complex and big you want your site to be. 

Other factors that determine the development timeline include content volume, team size and expertise, client responsiveness, testing and quality assurance process, project management approach, client revisions, and even unforeseen challenges that can delay the project.

How do I choose a Shopify development company?

You can choose the right Shopify development company for your eCommerce business by following these steps:  

  1. Identify the specific requirements you want in your Shopify store, including integrations, functionalities, and design.  
  2. Establish a realistic budget. If you want a more complex website, set a bigger budget.  
  3. Determine if you want to hire locally or remotely. Each option has its pros and cons, and it’s important to weigh them up before deciding.  
  4. Search for Shopify development agencies with good reviews and proven expertise.  
  5. Review their portfolios for projects that are similar to yours.  
  6. Verify that they provide all the services you need from a Shopify development agency, such as design, marketing, development, and support.  
  7. Ask for proposals from shortlisted companies. These should include timelines, budgets, and strategies.  
  8. Compare proposals based on not just the price but also the value that each agency provides. 
  9. Arrange meetings to discuss the details of your project in greater detail.  
  10. Assess your potential agency’s communication style, cultural fit, and long-term partnership potential.  
  11. Ensure legal and security compliance by requesting the appropriate documentation, such as their privacy policy, cybersecurity measures, certifications, legal disclaimers, and more.  
  12. Make the final decision based on the factors that matter most to you.  

If you need help finding a Shopify development agency for your business, DesignRush can help. Just talk to us about your project, and our Agency Team will shortlist agencies based on your needs. Visit the Marketplace to learn more.

What questions should I ask Shopify development companies during the interview?

During the interview, you should ask Shopify development agencies about their experience, expertise, performance, security, and more.  

Here are some sample questions: 

  1. What experience do you have with building a Shopify website for a business/industry like ours?  
  2. Can you show us some of your best examples of online stores developed from scratch? 
  3. Are you up to date with Shopify’s features? 
  4. What Shopify-specific qualifications or certifications does your team hold? 
  5. How will you create a unique design that matches my brand identity? 
  6. Based on our goals, should we use a template or get a customized website? 
  7. What features will you incorporate and why? 
  8. How do you approach mobile responsiveness and cross-browser compatibility? 
  9. How do you optimize Shopify stores for search engines, speed, and performance? 
  10. What plugins are available within your tools? 
  11. Can you assist with digital marketing strategies or integrations, like email marketing or social media integrations? 
  12. What payment gateways does the platform support?  
  13. What processes do you have in place to ensure secure transactions? 
  14. What's your typical timeline for a project like mine? 
  15. How will we communicate during the project and how often? Who will be the main point of contact? 
  16. How do you handle feedback or revisions during the development process? 
  17. What kind of post-launch support or warranty period do you offer? 
  18. Do you provide training or documentation to help my team manage the Shopify store? 
  19. How do you handle site maintenance, updates, or potential issues post-launch? 
  20. How do you charge and how much will the project cost us? What pricing plan would be the best option for us?

What are the best Shopify development agencies in the U.S.?

The best Shopify development companies in the US are:

AgencyDesignRush ratingGoogle ratingTop clients
BairesDev

4.9

(25 reviews)

4.3

(27 reviews)

  • Google
  • Salesforce
  • IBM
  • Chime
  • SiriusXM
Codup 

5.0

(43 reviews)

5.0

(1 review)

  • Unilever
  • Dyson
  • Harrods
  • Pickles
  • Inovelli
Huemor

5.0

(15 reviews)

5.0

(20 reviews)

  • Revlon
  • United Nations
  • Exiger
  • The Humane League
  • Gleamin
Sunrise Integration 

5.0

(12 reviews)

5.0

(7 reviews)

  • Live Nation
  • DHL
  • FreshBooks
  • Bombas
  • Morphe
Evestar

5.0

(21 reviews)

5.0

(11 reviews)

  • Steve Madden
  • Noli Yoga
  • HairMax
  • XSuit
  • Inkkas
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