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Looking for the Best Shopify Web Development Services in Toronto? Look no further. We got you covered at Little Dragon Media.

What is Shopify? Shopify is an easy and affordable way to sell products online. It’s fast, reliable, and comes with high-security features that protect you from nefarious hackers. At the same time, Shopify websites still require customizations and monthly management. We offer easy Shopify installations and also offer custom Shopify development.

A wide range of themes and features are offered by Shopify so that each e-store that is created can be customized and be unique. Some of the benefits of Shopify are easy maintenance, theme customization, built-in website optimizer, and app integration and development.

Even though Shopify is a practical e-commerce shopping cart and CMS for many businesses, to make the most of this platform, you need an experienced Shopify web designer.

We’ve all heard the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Let's face it, that’s exactly what we do — we judge many things by their cover.

Finding the right web designer or web design agency with e-commerce experience that really understands the nuances and restrictions of Shopify will result in a better e-commerce experience for your customers. Your store will look more professional and convert more of your website visitors into customers.

Whether you’re a small retail shop, a restaurant, a clinic, a service provider, a non-profit or any type of startup, our full-service digital marketing agency based in Toronto features a team of Shopify developers and web designers, all who can help take your digital sales to the next level.

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Need Graphic Design For Your Shopify Store?

We believe good graphic design makes a whole world of a difference.

Good graphic design naturally helps make your brand marketing messaging and signage stand out. Whether you need a new custom logo, new seasonal fliers, a new products page for your latest and greatest products, our team of Toronto Shopify graphic artists and web developers can help take your brand to the next level.

YOUR SHOPIFY WEBSITE SHOULD "BE LIKE WATER"

In 2020, making sure your shopify website is fully responsive, looks and functions flawlessly across all devices is not only more important than ever before, but an absolute must!

Year after year, more and more people are increasingly browsing and shopping solely on their mobile devices. Your website must adjust to these changes or be left behind in the past.

We believe a good Shopify website development team should deliver the best possible user experience across all devices. Shopify Websites should be fast, have clear prompts, relevant content and should effortlessly adjust with every gesture across all screens. To paraphrase Bruce Lee, the inspiration behind our company’s name and our web design philosophy. Your website should "be like water".

SHOPIFY WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL INDUSTRIES

No project is too complex for us here at Little Dragon, as our dynamic web design team have experience designing and developing custom websites and effective marketing solutions for a myriad of unique industries. From local clients here in Toronto, to many others across Canada and abroad, at Little Dragon Media, your company is in great and experienced hands.

 

Restaurants,
Bars & Cafes

Veterinarians
& Pet Care

Dentists &
Dental Clinics

Healthcare &
Medical Clinics

Insurance
Firms

Travel &
Tourism

Real Estate Brokers
& Agencies

Automotive

Schools, Universities
& Colleges

Montessori
& Daycare

Agriculture
& Farmland

Retail Stores

Lawyers, Attorneys
& Legal

Financial
& Banking

Arts &
Entertainment

Gyms &
Health Clinics

OUR WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT PACKAGES

Professional Website
$1,500 or FREE (read below)

  • Custom Layout OR Theme of Your Choice
  • Up to 5 total pages ($200/extra static page)
  • Responsive Design (Mobile/Tablet Friendly)
  • One Custom Contact Page/Form or Lead Gen Form
  • Blog or News Section
  • Custom Navigation Menus
  • Social Media Integration
  • Custom Product or Services page
  • E-commerce Ready
  • Accept Online Payments from Customers
  • Up to 10 hours of support, revisions, and consultation (includes meetings)

Did you say FREE? Yes, we did. For the rest of 2020, we are launching a special program: if you purchase a web maintenance package and pay annually, your Professional Website Design (up to 5 pages) will be on us! Call us if you'd like to learn more. Conditions apply.

E-Commerce Website
$3,000+

  • 100% Free Hosting!
  • Custom Layout/Theme of Your Choice
  • Up to 5 pages ($250/extra page)
  • Responsive Design (Mobile/Tablet Friendly)
  • One Custom Contact Page/Form or Lead Gen Form
  • Blog Ready or News Section
  • Custom Navigation Menus
  • Social Media Integration
  • Custom Product or Services page
  • E-commerce Ready (CC, PayPal, Shop Pay, etransfer, check)
  • Custom Payment Options available at an additional fee (Bitcoin, AmazonPay, ApplePay, etc)
  • Accept Online Payments from Customers
  • Up to 15 Hours of Support, Revisions & Consultation (includes meetings)

Custom Solution or App
Contact Us

  • We'll make your imagination a reality
  • Layout/Theme of Your Choice
  • Custom Features developed from scratch
  • Unlimited Pages
  • Strategic Consultation
  • Responsive Design (Mobile/Tablet Friendly)
  • Dedicated Programmer
  • Competitive & Market Analysis

Ready to chat about how our shopify web development agency can help you?

OUR AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

SHOPIFY WEB DEVELOPMENT FAQ

How does Shopify work?

Shopify offers online sellers a range of services including marketing, payments, shipping and customer engagement tools to simplify the process of having an online store.

 

It is completely cloud-based and hosted. This means you don’t have to worry about maintaining or updating software or web servers. It gives you the flexibility to access and run your business from anywhere. The only condition is to have an internet connection available.

 

Shopify includes unlimited and secure e-commerce hosting on all plans with the exception of Shopify Lite.

Can I use my own domain name with Shopify?

Yes, you can use your own domain name with Shopify.

What are some of the differences between Shopify and WordPress?

The main difference between Shopify and WordPress is that Shopify is an online tool/service, whereas WordPress is an independent, self-contained software that you need to install yourself.

 

In order to use Shopify, all you have to do is go to Shopify.com and sign up to create an account. Once done, you need to go through a quick or thoroughly setup depending on how customized you want your e-store to be, and your e-commerce store is up and running.

 

To use WordPress as your e-commerce platform, on the other hand, requires more steps. But you will have more flexibility and it has exceptional extension possibilities through plugins.

 

Shopify is a paid tool whereas WordPress is not.

 

With Shopify, you’ll get support, which means that should you ever encounter any trouble with the platform, you can contact the support team. With WordPress, there’s no direct support, but a very helpful support community.

When to use Shopify over WordPress?

Use Shopify if you don’t have any kind of website, and you want to launch a quality e-commerce store fast. Or if you need a great e-commerce platform with access to customer support … just in case.

When to use WordPress over Shopify?

Use WordPress if you already have a WordPress site and you want to minimize costs by not having to invest any more funds in a new e-commerce platform.


WordPress is a powerhouse. It’s capable of running all kinds of websites but requires more configuration.

 

With WordPress, you can get e-commerce features via plugins such as the popular WooCommerce. Besides the e-commerce plugin, you will need many other plugins to handle some standard options like social media and SEO. You will also need a good-looking and brandable theme (design) – to make your e-commerce store look unique and original. In a nutshell, WordPress is perhaps a solution for a bit more savvy user.

Do I need to hire a designer/programmer to create or change the design of my shop on Shopify?

Even though you don't need to be a designer, designers help you get the exact kind of design you want for your shop. Shopify comes with more than 100 templates designed by professional designers. It always helps to partner with a designer to get the right look tailored to your store.

What are some of the companies that use Shopify?

We can surely say there is no shortage of Shopify sites out on the internet, as hundreds of thousands of merchants sell goods from their online shops. Such companies range in size from small mom-and-pop shops to large global corporations, and include some of the web's most popular names.

 

Because Shopify is a simple solution to effectively sell products online, not only small businesses take advantage of Shopify. Large, enterprise-level businesses, such as Budweiser, Fashion Nova, Tesla Motors and The Economist, are also using Shopify’s platform because of its scalability and reach.

Can my Shopify e-store be migrated to WooCommerce on WordPress?

Shopify and WooCommerce are two of the best e-commerce platforms to make e-stores. In addition to a unique and highly advanced set of features, both have a significant market following along. But migrating an online store, specifically Shopify to WooCommerce, can be a hectic process. If you are not an experienced developer, we can definitely help you in this task.

Can my WooCommerce e-store be migrated to Shopify?

Yes, it can. Because it can be a very complicated process when transferring your whole business between platforms, we always recommend getting advised by experts. 

There are so many Shopify web development agencies in Toronto! How do I choose the right one?

We feel your pain! We totally understand that there are a lot of options in this city and that you might be struggling to choose the right one to handle Shopify website development for your business. The reality is that it depends on many things, such as reputation/reviews, price, previous work examples and how comfortable you felt with them on the phone. You also want to make sure you hire a local Torontonian company and not a company that "pretends" to be here but outsources all their services offshore.

 

You want to be able to speak to the Shopify website development team directly and not have to deal with communication or time zone issues. Check the agency's reviews and ratings online from its previous clients too. It never hurts to speak to a few different companies before making a decision. We at Little Dragon Media are totally transparent when it comes to our physical location, and you can find our prices, reviews and examples of our work on our website as well. Nothing is hidden! We're confident about our abilities and are one of the rare companies that have a 100% satisfaction or money back policy.

How long does it take to design a Shopify website?

It can range from a few days to a few weeks. It basically depends on how quickly you can send us all the materials we need such as your photos and textual content for your website such as information about your company, services or products, testimonials and anything else you want to put up on your website. Once we deliver a first version of your website (password protected so that only you can see it online) then it might take another few days or weeks for revisions.

Do you offer any Shopify web development warranty?

Little Dragon Media offers an extensive 30-day website warranty and maintenance policy for the solutions we build and host. If after 30 days you’re not completely satisfied with your new site, we’ll either keep working on it until you’re happy, or refund your money, no questions asked.