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Shopify, WooCommerce and More

Shopify & WooCommerce, E-Commerce, Services Based in Staten Island, New York

Are you looking for an affordable Shopify or WooCommerce web development agency? StatenWeb has been designing and developing E-commerce websites for small to enterprise-sized businesses since 2011. Our experienced and expert developers and designers can craft a custom online store that is user-friendly and gorgeous on a mobile, tablet, and desktop and easy to manage and customize. We provide time with each project dedicated to training; we offer monthly maintenance packages to manage your site from launch, with no long-term contracts. We also help with local and global digital marketing, data and analytics, customer support, and more.

We can also help you integrate your existing website with Shopify or WooCommerce, so you can start selling online without starting from scratch. Contact us today to learn more about our Shopify website design services.

WooCommerce Website Development and Design

WooCommerce is a powerful eCommerce platform enabling scalable e-commerce functionality whether you have 1 product or 100,000. With WooCommerce, you can sell products and services online and take complete control of your business. Whether you are a small business owner or a large corporation, WooCommerce can help you succeed online. As mentioned, it’s the official e-commerce plugin and platform to help businesses sell within WordPress and has long been a solution. It has been used by large firms like Hope Depot, Walmart and smaller companies.

StatenWeb’s Expert Take on WooCommerce…

Ecommerce Web Design in New York

Pros

Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Flexibility. Built on to of WordPress which powers 43% of websites on the internet (source). Plugins exist for most payment processors and shipping methods.
Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Powerhouse. Customizations are endless with full access to your code.
Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Community. There are over 6.5 million active WooCommerce sites (source) means there are a lot of folks around for help.
Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Security. WordPress and WooCommerce are so popular, it’s constantly a target for hackers. The team is constant security patching and updates to mitigate.

Cons

Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Security. It’s a double edged sword. It’s so easy to set up, doing it yourself and not having a pro can lead to an insecure site or even worse.
Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Overwhelming. Yes, WordPress looks easy; however, it can get pretty overwhelming, especially when you realize plugins and themes were not exactly built with your company in mind.
Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Scalability. WordPress is self hosted, so if you wish to scale you have to make sure your site’s hosting can handle the more content and traffic. As a SaaS, Shopify’s (higher) fees include hosting for you.
Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Frequent Update Schedule. Since WordPress is open source, there are frequent updates required for plugins, themes and WordPress itself. Most of the time these are one click updates, but there is always the chance that something goes wrong with an update.

Our team of WooCommerce experts can help you with every aspect of your website development and design, from start to finish. We’ll work with you to create a custom WooCommerce website that meets your needs and requirements. We’ll also help you with any necessary integration, including merchants, and shipping partners (including drop shipping), to make selling products to users fast and easy.

With our help, you can launch a successful online store that looks great and functions perfectly. Contact us today to learn more about our WooCommerce website development and design services. Let us know about your next WordPress or WooCommerce project.

Shopify Ecommerce Websites from Staten Island

Shopify is a platform for businesses of all sizes to create an online store. Shopify offers users a customizable platform, an easy-to-use checkout process, and a wide range of features. Shopify has been used by FitBit, Whole Foods Market, LeSportsac and Sephora, and small businesses. You can launch e-commerce stores typically in less time than WooCommerce; however, it does not offer the customization that WordPress offers. That’s not to say that Shopify cannot handle large and complex projects.

StatenWeb’s Expert Take on Shopify…

Ecommerce Web Design in New York

Pros

Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Support. Shopify is a hosted SaaS (as opposed to WordPress, which is open source). You have to pay to use Shopify; however with their monthly fee comes hosting and support directly from Shopify.
Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Easy. A central tenet is to make it easy to build out your store. This leads to some inflexibility versus WordPress, but for many use cases it is not a major issue.
Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Payment Options. Setting up payment processors is easy and straightforward. The checkout process is easy for customers to navigate (and can be extended depending on the plan you are on).
Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Extending. Liquid, which is Shopify’s templating language is simple and powerful. If you know HTML learning Liquid shouldn’t be difficult.

Cons

Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Price. Since it not as easy to extend as WordPress, simple, free features in WooCommerce come with monthly fees. Depending on your needs these fees can be a light drizzle or a downpour.
Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Limited access. As Shopify is a SaaS, you only have access to its frontend. Making customizations that would be trivial in WordPress are either impossible or come at an added cost with Shopify.
Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Limited Customization. While Shopify has a large variety of themes, having fine grained control will require a developer making aesthetic changes.
Ecommerce Web Design in New York
Limited SEO. Shopify gives you solid options for SEO, but if you are looking to dominate search engines it is lacking in a few features including URL structure, a surprisingly lackluster blog feature and Shopify will create duplicate content issues.

Shopify integrates exceptionally well with Point of Sale (PoS) systems, which is a significant plus if you plan to sell both online and in a retail store. Shopify provides users with everything they need to create a professional online store, including templates, themes, and apps. Staten Island businesses can use Shopify to create a unique online presence and expand their reach.

Which Service & Platform is Right For You, Shopify or WooCommerce?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. The e-commerce solution for your business will depend on many factors—the size and scope of your business, your budget, and your technical expertise. However, Shopify is generally a good choice for businesses looking for an all-in-one solution. At the same time, WooCommerce is a good choice for companies looking for more flexibility and customization as it is built on top of WordPress, the internet’s most popular content management system.
If you are still confused, don’t fret. When you hire StatenWeb, our design process and intake were created to base the decision for an ecommerce platform on your specific needs. We run through all of your business objectives and strategies, and at the end, we make an informed decision and find out the right platform for your business.
Whether nearby in NYC or across the world, contact us today to discuss your next e-commerce venture. We look forward to making your ideas turn into success!