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Rely on Tested & Proven Web Design & Development Strategies by DLD for your eCommerce store

Direct Line Development is the company you are looking for if you want to successfully develop an attractive and high-functioning website for your business aims.

The global COVID pandemic has determined many people to adopt online shopping, as they had to spend time at home, in lockdown. If you want to continue to thrive locally, you need to find a professional web development company in Austin, TX to create an online store that would allow you to cater to all kinds of customers, including those who will continue to do their shopping from the comfort of their homes.

In the changing world we live in, web services and shopping are quickly becoming the new norm. All age groups now have a working knowledge of smartphones and laptops. Given the chance to order the products they need from their sofa or home office and have them delivered to their doorstep, many will gladly choose this option over going to your brick and mortar store. Thus, you cannot afford to lose customers by not giving them the choice of online shopping. And this is why you need to find a team of professionals experienced specifically in ecommerce development.

6 Important Principles in Web Design Explained by an Austin Web Design Services Designer

A professional Austin web design services agency knows that website design is not something you leave to chance. Trends in design and functionalities evolve constantly. For example, right now it is not enough to order desktop version ecommerce web design in Austin. Mobile page optimization is a must if you want to meet your customers’ demands and Google’s page ranking rules. The key web design principles we rely on for every site we create are:
  • Simplicity Less is more – this is a principle applicable to all types of design, from fashion to Austin web design services. A clean look, with adequate white space and a good balance between text blocks and visual elements will never go out of trends. This type of design is also helpful for allowing visitors to focus on the message you try to convey through the content, without getting distracted by too many colors and graphic elements.
  • Mobile Responsiveness As we hinted above, the best Austin, Texas website design companies create web pages that are optimized not only for desktop monitors, but also for mobile phones. A large proportion of consumers use their smartphones or tablets to browse the internet on the go. Also, Google has now completed its mobile first indexing process, meaning that it is crawling and indexing the mobile version of websites, instead of the desktop version.
  • Easy Navigation You don’t have to be a professional designer at an Austin web design company to know that a site must be easy to navigate, with a clear menu structure and a logical succession of pages. You must have experienced the frustration of landing on a confusing website, where you do not know which tab or button to click in order to reach the page containing the information you are interested in. Thus, you must avoid creating this kind of confusion and frustration among your website visitors with a simple, clear and well organized navigational structure.
  • Fast Load Times The top designers at our Austin, Texas web design company know that ecommerce and business websites must load fast. Both consumers and B2B buyers have busy schedule and little patience to wait for a sluggish web page to load. Moreover, Google has included page load speed among the top ranking criteria in one of the first algorithm updates of 2022.
  • Consistency Great business and ecommerce web design in Austin means that each page of the site has a consistent design, reassuring visitors that they are on the same website. Professional designers can create page designs that feature similar graphic elements, adapted to match the content and purpose of each web page.
  • High-Quality Content When you hire our Austin web design company for website design service, you will also get a team of experienced copywriters to create original, well researched and SEO optimized content. We know that a site attracts a visitor’s attention by its design and maintains it through the content published on each page. We will make sure that the content we create for your company matches your brand voice and the latest search engine optimization requirements.
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What Is the Difference Between a Regular Site and an Ecommerce Website?

A simple presentation website contains text, photos, and videos, and allows users to send you online messages or click to call you. Ecommerce type of development involves many more steps, such as:

  • Keeping product inventories in real time
  • Allowing users to complete a purchase 100% online
  • Integrating various payment platforms that allow your customers to pay online

Thus, an eCommerce store allows financial transactions to take place between your customer and your business. In this context, ecommerce development involves high levels of security, as requested by federal and state regulations and by payment processors.

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It is highly skilled and specialized work, which requires a lot of experience and being up to date with the latest trends and standards in the field. Since your eCommerce store will store very sensitive data (your customers’ personal data and credit card details), you need to hire a company with an excellent reputation and know-how.

What Is Involved in Ecommerce

Creating an online store is complex work, as we have explained. It requires constant communication with the customer and profound knowledge of the customers’ business model and products.

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The key steps in website development are the following:

Planning

Direct Line Development will send you a questionnaire asking you detailed questions about:

  • Your company
  • Your brand image
  • Your products
  • Your target customers
  • Your competitors
  • What business goals you want to achieve

Based on the information received from you, the planning of your future eCommerce store can start. It involves critical steps such as selecting the best eCommerce website builder, determining the functionalities of the site, and the overall structure of the site.

UX/UI development

Just like any website, an online store has two core functions:

  • User interface (UI) – the visible part of the website, the one the user interacts with
  • User experience (UX) – the hidden part of the site, which determines page load speed and how the user interacts with the website (clicks, taps, etc.)

Our team will work in parallel, building the design of the website and its functionalities.

Coding 

The next step in ecommerce development is putting together the elements of the site – writing the code that will create the site. This is the most sensitive and difficult part of the work, as the developers will also have to integrate a payment processing method and other integrations required by the client (to a CRM, ERP, email marketing tool, etc.)

Testing

Before the client gets to see how their site looks and works, a team of experienced testers at Direct Line Development will try to identify any bug, malfunction, or portion of the site that does not work correctly, as well as any potential security vulnerability.

Launch

After the website passes all tests with flying colors and the client agrees that the site is complete, the next step is uploading the site to the client’s hosting server. Before the site goes live on the internet, a new round of tests is performed.

After-Launch Support

The developers will assist you with various maintenance tasks, such as updating the code, adding new features to the online store, and teaching you how to manage content editing in the backend.

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Choose One of Our Ecommerce Website Solutions

Basic

Up to 10 items
A page with a list of products

Up to 5 pages
Custom design for main and 2 inside pages
Responsive design and code
Python back-end
CMS + user training
UX Engineer analysis
Copywriting up to 1500 words
Unlimited royalty-free photos
Domain and hosting for 1 year

Basic module bundle
Photo Gallery
Contact form
Integration ​with ​Google ​Analytics

Social bundle
Full social network integration
Pop-up banner

Standard

Up to 20 items
A page with a list of products
A separate page for each product
Cart + ability to buy

Up to 25 pages
Custom design for main and 5 inside pages
Responsive design and code
Python back-end
CMS + user training
UX Engineer analysis
Copywriting up to 5000 words
Unlimited royalty-free photos
Domain and hosting for 1 year
4 hours of custom development
Technical support for 1 year

Basic module bundle
Photo Gallery
Contact form
Integration with Google Analytics

Social bundle
Full social network integration
Pop-up banner

Advanced

Up to 200 items
A page with a list of products
A separate page for each product
Page with a list of categories
Cart + ability to buy
The ability to leave feedback after the purchase
My Account + purchase history

Up to 50 pages
Custom design for main and 7 inside pages
Responsive design and code
Python back-end
CMS + user training
UX Engineer analysis
Copywriting up to 7500 words
Unlimited royalty-free photos
Domain and hosting for 1 year
8 hours of custom development
Technical support for 1 year
Redirection of all links from 
old website

Basic module bundle
Photo Gallery
Contact form
Integration with Google Analytics

Social bundle 
Full social network integration
Pop-up banner

Enterprise

Up to 2000 items
A page with a list of products
A separate page for each product
Page with a list of categories and sub-categories with unlimited nesting
Cart + ability to buy
The ability to leave feedback after the purchase
My Account + purchase history
Product of the week
The most popular products
Buy with this item
Catalog Search

Up to 100 pages
Custom design for main and 10 inside pages
Responsive design and code
Python back-end
CMS + user training
UX Engineer analysis
Copywriting up to 10000 words
Unlimited royalty-free photos
Domain and hosting for 1 year
16 hours of custom development
Technical support for 1 year
Redirection of all links from 
old website
Website maintenance for 1 year


Basic module bundle
Photo Gallery
Contact form
Integration with Google Analytics

Social bundle
Full social network integration
Pop-up banner

Marketing bundle
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Direct Line Development is a team of professionals that combine their multi-disciplinary skills and experience to deliver results that meet and exceed your expectations. We are up to date with the most recent technologies and trends in ecommerce website development. Our portfolio of online stores includes large B2B companies, as well as small retail stores.

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