Custom Shopify Websites & Themes

Custom Shopify Websites

Sometimes the out of the box standard Shopify Themes won't cut it. When you need a website that is designed to make a statement, one that is unlike your competitors and designed to leave a lasting impression.... you need to go full custom.

We have created custom Shopify Websites for over 10 years. We would even venture to say that this is our specialty. Don't believe us? Check out these full custom sites we recently built, just to a name a few.

Is a custom Shopify website right for you?

Budget Considerations

Custom websites are obviously going to be more expensive due to the amount of time that needs to be put into them. At a minimum we are looking at 250 hours of work ($25k). However, we can tailor the project towards your needs... perhaps every page doesn't need to be custom and instead we use a blended approach. A few fully custom pages mixed in with the standard Shopify template. This approach allows us to bend to your needs when needed.

You need a website that stands out

Having a site that stands out amongst a sea of competitors is important. Your customers are going to judge you based on your sites design. If it doesn't feel special then that will reflect in their opinion of your brand. You can build trust, build intrigue, and build wonder with a custom Shopify website.

One of our favorites is this custom Shopify website we built for Cousins Maine Lobster. They have such a powerful brand that no ordinary site would do it justice.

Moving your cursor on this hero moves all elements making it feel like you are a part of the scene. (this is just an image, visit to see it in action).

You need custom functionality

We have the ability to create nearly any functionality for your store. For example, we've created the ability for customers to see how long their shipment will take based on the amount they order on ZIA TILE. This is fully custom functionality integrated with their ERP.

Every business has different needs and we're here to solve all those problems associated with yours. Building a custom Shopify website gives us the freedom to creatively address your specific needs with custom applications and functionality.

In the lower left you can see the "Lead Time" field. This is a dynamic field pulling in real time data. It will automatically update based on the quantity selected.
This "Also Comes In" module automatically pulls in products based on a certain SKU parameters. This guarantees we are pulling in products that are related to the main product.

Our Process for creating a custom Shopify website

We pride ourselves on delivering fully custom Shopify websites that not only meet but exceed our clients' expectations. Our process is designed to ensure that every aspect of your online store is tailored to your brand's unique needs. Here’s an overview of how we transform your vision into a captivating and functional Shopify website:

1. Discovery

Understanding Your Vision The journey begins with us getting to know you and your business. During the Discovery phase, we dive deep into understanding your brand, goals, target audience, and unique selling propositions. This involves:

  • Initial Consultation: A comprehensive meeting to discuss your business, objectives, and what you envision for your website.

  • Market Research: Analyzing industry trends, competitors, and target market behavior to gather insights that will inform our strategy.

  • Project Scope Definition: Defining the scope of the project, including features, functionalities, and timelines to ensure we are aligned with your expectations.

2. Art Direction

Crafting Your Brand’s Visual Identity Once we have a solid understanding of your business, our creative team steps in to translate your vision into a compelling visual narrative. The Art Direction phase includes:

  • Mood Boards & Style Guides: Creating mood boards and style guides that reflect your brand’s aesthetics and tone, setting the visual direction for your website.

  • Concept Development: Developing initial concepts for key pages to capture the look and feel of your website.

  • Feedback & Refinement: Collaborating with you to refine these concepts based on your feedback, ensuring that the final direction aligns perfectly with your brand.

3. Design

Bringing Concepts to Life With a clear visual direction in place, our design team moves forward to create detailed designs for your Shopify store. This phase involves:

  • Wireframes: Building wireframes to outline the structure and layout of your website, focusing on user experience and navigation.

  • High-Fidelity Mockups: Designing high-fidelity mockups for each page, incorporating your brand elements, typography, color schemes, and imagery.

  • Responsive Design: Ensuring that the designs are fully responsive, providing an optimal user experience across all devices, from desktops to smartphones.

4. Development

Turning Designs into Reality Our skilled developers take the reins in this phase, transforming the approved designs into a fully functional Shopify website. Key steps include:

  • Custom Shopify Theme Development: Developing a custom Shopify theme tailored to your specific design and functionality requirements.

  • Integration of Features: Implementing all necessary features and integrations, such as payment gateways, inventory management, and third-party apps, to enhance your store’s functionality.

  • Quality Assurance: Conducting thorough testing to identify and fix any issues, ensuring that your website is bug-free and performs seamlessly.

5. Handoff & Launch

Ensuring a Smooth Transition With the website ready to go live, we focus on ensuring a smooth transition from development to launch. The Handoff phase includes:

  • Client Training: Providing comprehensive training on how to manage and update your Shopify store, empowering you to take full control of your online business.

  • Final Review & Approval: Conducting a final review with you to ensure everything meets your expectations before going live.

  • Launch Support: Assisting with the launch of your website, including setting up your domain, configuring analytics, and monitoring the initial performance to address any issues promptly.

Post-Launch Support

Our commitment to your success doesn’t end at launch. We offer ongoing support and maintenance services to keep your Shopify store running smoothly and efficiently. Whether you need updates, additional features, or performance optimization, we are here to help you every step of the way.

Let's Build Something Great Together

We are passionate about helping businesses succeed online. Our meticulous process ensures that every Shopify website we create is not only beautiful but also strategically designed to drive results. Ready to take your eCommerce business to the next level? Contact us today to start your journey towards a fully custom Shopify website.