December 2021

Top E-Commerce Web Design & Development Companies

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E-commerce development provides businesses the ability to conduct transactions on their website. E-commerce is the buying and selling of goods on the internet, and working with an e-commerce development company allows a business to sell goods and services directly on its website. Companies that hire an e-commerce developer avoid the surcharges required to host the buying of goods and services on a different website or platform. Hiring an e-commerce developer also means that businesses can integrate customer purchases into the normal browsing experience. Many digital marketing firms offer conversion-based e-commerce development.

Use our directory of e-commerce design & development companies to find the best e-commerce development company for your project goals, budget, and timeline. Our list includes data about each company's client review ratings, work portfolios, minimum project size, location, and specialty services. Get started hiring a top e-commerce development company today! Learn what questions to ask when hiring a development company.

List of the Best E-Commerce Development Companies

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Redwood City, CA

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Ankerkraut, Staylime empowers brands with e-commerce development. Founded on design-first principles, this Belarus-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Staylime’s experience is their work for Mageworx, one of the world’s respected brands. Staylime helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them.

    SERVICES
    • 80% E-Commerce Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Web Design
    Migration and bespoke Magento 2...

    Migration and bespoke Magento 2...

    As part of a long-term partnership, Staylime delivers bespoke Magento 2 theme development to Mageworx, one of the leading vendors of Magento extension and Shopify app worldwide. Started as a Magento extension vendor over...
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    Magento 2 development for Egaming

    Magento 2 development for Egaming

    Staylime delivers a bespoke Magento theme for Egaming — a british online game and software retailer, bringing in unparalleled user experience to gamers worldwide.   Empire Gaming had been successfully running a...
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    WooCommerce to Magento migration...

    WooCommerce to Magento migration...

    The customer, a famous online store for adults Spectrum Boutique, entrusted Staylime with migrating their store from WooCommerce to a more flexible Magento 2 and further customizing their next-gen ecommerce solution...
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    Magento theme design and...

    Magento theme design and...

    Staylime, a Magento development company, delivered a modern custom theme for Meissner Sewing Machine Company, a well-recognized producer and distributor of high-quality sewing machines and vacuums. Our team worked out a...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Aventura, FL

    A full-service agency, Absolute Web Services focuses on digital development, eCommerce, and marketing to create solutions that increase conversions. The team boasts of a variety of specialists, working with clients of all sizes and industries.

    They created a unique online presence for Hashtag Bay with a custom web design that integrated WordPress with WooCommerce. The new website includes a custom API integration for automated order fulfillment with the t-shirt print shop and features like social media integration, trending t-shirt purchases, and custom search.

    SERVICES
    • 50% E-Commerce Development
    • 20% Web Development
    • 10% Email Marketing
    • 20% Other
    Capezio

    Capezio

    Capezio was born over a century ago when Italian émigré Salvatore Capezio opened a small theatrical shoe repair shop a stone’s throw away from New York’s old Metropolitan Opera House. Today, Capezio is the foremost...
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    BHFO

    BHFO

    The main goal of the project was to redesign the UI/UX of the old website to have a better shopping experience overall, especially on mobile devices. Because the store has several hundred thousand SKUs (sometimes more...
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    Amuse

    Amuse

    California startup, Amuse, is a deliver-to-door service of products. Absolute Web partnered with Amuse to build a powerful ecommerce website on Magento Commerce and Vue Storefront PWA Technology. Project Summary Frontend...
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    Oribe

    Oribe

    Oribe Hair Care began its journey in 2008. Good. Better. Best. Those were the classifications found in all beauty categories except hair care. For co-founders Daniel Kaner and Tevya Finger, it was time to create a pivot...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Plano, TX

    Brainvire Infotech’s dynamic and talented team provides end to end solutions in the technology consulting field. Their services include mobile app, custom software, and e-commerce development. 

    Working with accessory company Fossil Group, Brainvire Infotech created an online portal to better track repair data. The portal they built let customers, dealers, and retailers, access and edit repair data keeping the process tracked from start to finish.

    SERVICES
    • 30% E-Commerce Development
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Web Development
    • 20% Other
    Multiple technology integrations...

    Multiple technology integrations...

    TentandTable.net is New York's top commercial and residential-grade party equipment and furniture provider. To manage the sales process better, they want real-time data integration across multiple technologies like Odoo...
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    Salesforce to Open Source...

    Salesforce to Open Source...

    BayAlaram Medical provides exceptional emergency medical alert systems for elderly people in America. The client wanted to build an advance yet user-friendly mobile application which can help customer update their...
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    41% growth in sales using...

    41% growth in sales using...

    A Canadian automotive products retailer was losing customers due to the inefficient warehouse management system and product search engine on their website. With their 250+ products catalog, customers found it extremely...
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    Increased customer engagement...

    Increased customer engagement...

    The client is one of the fastest-growing internet retailers in the American region. They were looking for a solution to increase customer engagement. The client was looking for features like order modification after...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Coral Springs, FL

    The team at Rave Infosys understand business and help their clients improve their bottom line through incredible digital products and services. They work mainly with small to mid-sized businesses in industries like healthcare and consumer products and services.

     

    One of their recent projects was creating a website on the Magneto 2 platform for childcare brand Vital Baby. The solution from Rave InfoSys gave Vital baby a great way to display their product and brand, effective in turning consumers into customers.

     

    SERVICES
    • 100% E-Commerce Development
    Magento 2 Commerce Cloud For...

    Magento 2 Commerce Cloud For...

    Library Of America is a Magento 2 Commerce Cloud-based online shop selling American literature including novels, poems, essays, history, drama and other works from America's best writers, in durable and authoritative...
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    Magento 2 Commerce Cloud...

    Magento 2 Commerce Cloud...

    Highlights is a Magento 2 Commerce Cloud-based retailer website intended to sell various kinds of magazines for kids.
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    Magento 2 B2B Commerce Store...

    Magento 2 B2B Commerce Store...

    We have developed Magento 2 B2B Commerce-based wholesale application intended to sell automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket components used primarily in starters and alternators.   
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    Magento 2 Commerce Cloud Store...

    Magento 2 Commerce Cloud Store...

    We have developed a Magento 2 Commerce Cloud-based non-profit online shop dedicated to offering faith-based products serving millions with uplifting stories, faith-filled resources, and life-changing programs.
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    With Versace and Steiger among their clients, MOBIKASA has earned a well-deserved reputation as a go-to web development agency. Based in New York with a global client base, MOBIKASA specializes in both mobile app and web development services.

    1800Flowers is the world’s largest flower retailer, and MOBIKASA has been their exclusive technology partner for over five years. The agency developed their responsive site, iOS and Android apps, and nearly their entire mobile and web presence across the board.

    SERVICES
    • 80% E-Commerce Development
    • 20% Web Development
    1800Flowers

    1800Flowers

    Mobikasa is the technology partner for 1800Flowers for 5 years now. We helped them develop their responsive site and their iOS as well as their Android apps. http://www.1800flowers.com/
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    Versace

    Versace

    Mobikasa assisted Versace with various projects for a better customer experience at their worldwide boutiques such as an enterprise app as well as Guest Wifi customization.
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    Mavi

    Mavi

    Mavi is globally recognized as a highly successful lifestyle brand. Celebrities like Kate Winslet and Chelsea Clinton love this brand of jeans. https://us.mavi.com/ 
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    Harry Winston

    Harry Winston

    This iPad in-house app allows clients to browse through their collection
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Ottawa, Canada

    Focusing specifically on Shopify, Pointer is praised for their design capability, expertise, and attention to detail, creating stunning commerce experiences. A design first company, they work mainly with small and mid-sized clients.

    As an example, they led the design and development of the rebooted New York Times Store. The new website sports a modern, clean, mobile-friendly design. To ensure easy navigation of the wide range of products on the site, they used a visually compelling masonry grid flow combined with simple filtering on the collection page.

    SERVICES
    • 60% E-Commerce Development
    • 40% Web Design
    Branded DTC marketplace

    Branded DTC marketplace

    Highkey hired Pointer to design and build a marketplace site to feature their growing catalogue of low sugar and sugar free snacks. This channel is intended to provide a branded shopping experience and offer more than...
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    DTC Flagship Marketing Site

    DTC Flagship Marketing Site

    DUDE products was founded to have fun, make shit jokes, and kick ass. The focus of this redesign was to create a new digital flagship store for DTC. We incorporated cutting-edge CRO techniques while injecting as much of...
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    DTC Emergency Preparedness

    DTC Emergency Preparedness

    JUDY came to Pointer with an existing brand and website but it lacked the impact they wanted for their launch. We reimagined the homepage with an impactful design that would evoke urgency and welcome sms engagement. 
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    Beverage brand launch

    Beverage brand launch

    Cha Cha Matcha, a brick and mortar store, brought their matcha powder online. They came to us with an existing Shopify site but wanted a new design direction with the launch of their new product – matcha iced tea.
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Liventus has provided e-commerce development work for clients around the globe. Based in Illinois, Liventus brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When their client was just a new brand looking to make an impact, Liventus crafted major elements of their user engagement strategy in an emerging market. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by Liventus designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Custom Software Development
    • 40% E-Commerce Development
    • 10% BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    • 10% Other
    Developing a digital lottery

    Developing a digital lottery

    When Disney approached their ticketing vendor, Broadway Direct, about the need to implement a digital lottery for their Broadway shows, Broadway Direct came to us with ambitious project requirements and an aggressive...
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    Connecting Back-End Systems,...

    Connecting Back-End Systems,...

    Fairfax Egg Bank needed a solution that would improve their egg donor application process and connect disparate and manual back-end systems and processes. We worked closely with Fairfax Egg Bank to develop solutions that...
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    Providing diverse, complex...

    Providing diverse, complex...

    We built a custom global B2C site for Good Feet that had to function as both a corporate web site as well as a local Microsite and marketing tool for each franchisee and location. The global site has various unique...
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    Disrupting the Prepaid Industry

    Disrupting the Prepaid Industry

    As the fast-paced Fintech industry evolves, so does the demand for technology. daVinci has been a leader in their space,  disrupting the payment card industry by working with us to develop their digital prepaid offerings...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    1,000 - 9,999
    LOCATION:
    Pittsford, NY

    Netsmartz’s numbers are impressive—over 2000 completed projects, 98% customer satisfaction, and over 1000 professionals spread across eight global locations. They are a full-service IT company, offering a wide range of services to clients of all sizes.

    They partnered with Samsung to build the global e-commerce website for electronics devices and other goods. The web app provides a scalable online e-commerce platform, allowing users to easily buy electronics.

    SERVICES
    • 35% IT Staff Augmentation
    • 25% E-Commerce Development
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Other
    B2B & B2C eStore for Samsung

    B2B & B2C eStore for Samsung

    Samsung is a web application which is a global e-commerce website for electronics devices and other goods. The objective of this application is to provide a good scalable online e-commerce platform for Samsung consumers...
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    Netsmartz Web & Mobile App...

    Netsmartz Web & Mobile App...

    We took the opportunity to find out what one of our clients think about Netsmartz’s Mobile app development team in this testimonial video. ""They have been fantastic. Their depth of knowledge and their ability is very...
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    Client Testimonial - Nelson...

    Client Testimonial - Nelson...

    Hear from Nelson Loureiro about how Netsmartz helped them stay intact with the latest technologies and why our customer service is "the best."
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    Our Client Alex talks about...

    Our Client Alex talks about...

    Alex Newberry says “one thing that continues to impress us is the exceptional quality of engineers that Netsmartz provided us”.
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Wrocław, Poland

    Armed with over 150 professionals, Unity Group offers agile software development and IT team leasing services to clients around the globe. They’ve created turn-key solutions for mid-market and enterprise clients in industries ranging from retail to automotive to financial services.

    When Volkswagen needed a scalable and secure system to streamline its business operations, they hired Unity Group to get the job done. Their team swapped out the old processing software in exchange for newer more compatible models to bring all the elements into one new system.

     

    SERVICES
    • 100% E-Commerce Development
    Archicom

    Archicom

    Archicom is one of the largest real estate developers in Poland. For over 30 years, Archicom has already completed over 150 developments, including residential and office buildings as well as hotels. As for 2017, the...
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    SIG

    SIG

    SIG is an international supplier of insulation, roofing and other construction products. The Challenge: SIG Poland sought ways to standardize and streamline its B2B customer service and contractor relations processes....
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    Volkswagen Group Polska

    Volkswagen Group Polska

    VGP is one of automotive leaders in Poland. It imports, sells & distributes new cars, spare parts, and accessories for Volkswagen, Audi, ŠKODA, SEAT, and Porsche. The Challenge: VGP required a scalable and secure...
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    PPG Industries

    PPG Industries

    PPG Industries is a Fortune 500 company and a global supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials. The Challenge: PPG Industries sought ways to improve its offer in digital channels across different European...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Squarespace experts, Shopify specialists, and Hubspot certified, pb+j’s numbers are impressive—over 250 completed projects and 10 awards. A web design and digital marketing firm, they employ a four-phase design and development process to deliver a website in 30 days.

    Working with Newton’s Legal, they took a traditional practice and gave it a non-traditional presence, creating a modern brand and website for a young and ambitious law firm. To create a modern website, they carefully picked the right imagery and colors and created a range of icons to work in cohesion with the imagery.

    SERVICES
    • 65% E-Commerce Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Web Design
    • 5% Other
    Pivoting to B2C E-Comm at...

    Pivoting to B2C E-Comm at...

    Tersano Cleaning Innovations In the Spring of 2020, germ warfare was on everyone’s mind. For Tersano, a company that has been selling direct to businesses for decades, the opportunity was breathtaking. Their iClean mini...
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    Elevating the UI to Better...

    Elevating the UI to Better...

    49th Parallel Coffee As the whole world started working from home in 2020, online coffee retail became a vital resource. To rise to this new reality, we worked closely with 49th Parallel to improve their site...
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    HAAWK

    HAAWK

    HAAWK provides a suite of software and services for the management of 3rd party IP in user-generated content and the distribution of content to digital media streaming services and retailers. https://www.haawk.com
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    Simplicity Personified for...

    Simplicity Personified for...

    Distil We worked to redefine the Distil brand, reposition their product and place in the market, and overhaul their entire e-commerce website experience and back-end operations. Within 60 days of the site launching, they...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Zagreb, Croatia

    Neuralab is a skilled collective of marketers and creatives managing all aspects of their clients’ e-commerce projects. They boast an impressive client portfolio ranging from mid-sized clients to enterprises like HBO and Tedx.

     

    A recent example of their work was redesigning the website for a Croatian based car restoration company. The Neuralab team not only built a functional catalog for their classic car collection but captured the elegance of automobiles greatest achievements in every interaction. 

    SERVICES
    • 100% E-Commerce Development
    Neuralab portfolio is available...

    Neuralab portfolio is available...

    Please see our full portfolio here - https://www.behance.net/Neuralab
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    Project with TEDx

    Project with TEDx

    Project with Procter and Gamble

    Project with Procter and Gamble

    Project with Telekom Electronic...

    Project with Telekom Electronic...

  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Osijek, Croatia

    Inchoo has provided e-commerce development solutions for huge names like Zee & Co. as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Croatia based agency was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When KEH Camera needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to Inchoo. Inchoo completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 50% E-Commerce Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Other
    Zee & Co - London's designer...

    Zee & Co - London's designer...

    https://inchoo.net/work/zeeandco/
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    KEH Camera - world's largest...

    KEH Camera - world's largest...

    https://inchoo.net/work/keh-camera/
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    Europa 92 - multi-brand retail...

    Europa 92 - multi-brand retail...

    https://inchoo.net/work/europa-92/
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    Sloan Express - agricultural...

    Sloan Express - agricultural...

    https://inchoo.net/work/sloan-express/
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Jaipur, India

    Many enterprise clients count Emizen Tech as their dependable e-commerce experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this India-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One Emizen Tech client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Emizen Tech has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    SERVICES
    • 50% E-Commerce Development
    • 50% Mobile App Development
    Bang Bang - Online Balloon Store

    Bang Bang - Online Balloon Store

    Bang Bang Balloons is online store for bespoke balloons decorated with modern approach to balloon styling for parties, corporate events, weddings, functions, birthdays or baby shower. No job is too big or...
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    MyGirlDress - Online Fashion Store

    MyGirlDress - Online Fashion Store

    MyGirlDress is an online fashion store which provides special occasion dresses for women and girls, such as flower girl dresses, junior bridesmaid dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and others https://mygirldress.com/
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    EGO - UK's Leading Shoe Brand

    EGO - UK's Leading Shoe Brand

    EGO is an online, trend-led sassy footwear brand representing a movement of stylish shoeaholics from around the globe. https://ego.co.uk/
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    Shape Me - Online Fashion Store

    Shape Me - Online Fashion Store

    An online fashion store for women. Shapewear is no longer just for curvy women. It's now in pretty much every woman's wardrobe, and for good reason!.    https://shapeme.com/
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    London, Canada

    Digital Echidna has many major clients, among them is the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. This web development agency creates intuitive web-based experiences for enterprises around the world.

    One example of Digital Echidna’s work is their site for the Art Gallery of Ontario. The museum partnered with Digital Echidna in search of a new way for their visitors to experience art online. They created a resource that showcased the stunning photography of art pieces in a clear and visually artful way, all fitted to the gallery’s unique brand.

    SERVICES
    • 35% E-Commerce Development
    • 35% Web Development
    • 20% Web Design
    • 10% Other
    Northern Commerce

    Northern Commerce

    We provide integrated digital solutions for brands aspiring to excel through digital transformation.
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    Account Management at Northern...

    Account Management at Northern...

    A day in the life of an Account Manager at Northern Commerce.
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    Pulp & Press

    Pulp & Press

    Before targeting the wholesale channel, Northern had to prove that Pulp & Press had a viable product within its local market. Pulp & Press had complex fulfillment challenges that we needed to overcome before...
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    Napoleon Grills

    Napoleon Grills

    Napoleon uses a global marketing approach—global reach with localized campaigns —engaging multiple regions in numerous languages. Napoleon’s digital infrastructure, dispersed across incompatible technology...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Pivofy has provided e-commerce development work for clients like Sanitaire. Based in Chicago, Pivofy brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Pawstruck was just a new brand looking to make an impact, Pivofy crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by Pivofy designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 100% E-Commerce Development
    Truman's

    Truman's

    Design, development and Integrations to Shopify. Subscribtion business. 
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    Projects Furniture

    Projects Furniture

    Migration to Shopify / New User Experience Design / Custom Theme Development / Platform Integrations 
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    Mata Traders

    Mata Traders

    Migration to Shopify / New User Experience Design / Shopify Theme Development / Platform Integrations / Data Migration 
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    RuMe

    RuMe

    Shopify PLUS / New User Experience Design / Custom Theme Development / Platform Integrations / Conversion Rate Optimisations / Information Architecture Design
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Development experts share advice to help clients choose the right agency to partner with.

 

What questions would you recommend clients ask the software development company they are considering hiring for their next project?

Experts recommend asking your potential software development partners:

  1. What can you tell me about your team and their experience in this industry?
  2. What project management tools do you use? What is your preferred communication style?
  3. How does your team adapt to change?
  4. Can we see samples of your work with past clients?

Here are some insightful tips from development experts that can help you identify the software development agency best fit to work with you on your next project.

Discuss Logistics of the Partnership

The best place to start is at the beginning — ask your potential partner to clarify basic details about the services they provide.

Serge Khmelovskyi, CEO of COAX Software recommends asking:

  1. Do you understand my business domain or industry?
  2. What similar problems have you solved already?
  3. How do you manage communication between your clients and your development team?
  4. How will you report on progress?

Andrey Gadashevich, CEO of MakeBeCool suggests asking:

  1. What can you tell me about the team working on my project? Can I meet them?
  2. What obstacles or risks do you foresee? How do you plan to resolve these situations?

Learn Their Project Management Approach

Karl Mulligan, CEO of Appify highlights the importance of streamlined project management strategies to accurately track project success.

“Ask your developer: What project management tools do you use and what access will I have? If you have full access to a cloud-based project management platform, then you should be able to track all progress in real time and ascertain if everything is on track.”

Look for Flexibility in the Partnership

Eugene Polyansky, CEO + Founder of EGO Creative Innovations has three key pieces of advice for clients looking for flexibility in their partner.

  1. Ensure a safe start: Do you have a worry-free package for newcomers? Can you adapt that offering to meet the task at hand? It’s easier to start with a self-contained set of services that, once completed, would signal the company’s ability to deliver at a larger scale.
  2. Look for flexibility and a can-do attitude: What is each team member’s level of involvement? Are they a proactive, flexible, and open-minded individual? It’s important to be able to see and talk to members of the project team.
  3. Understand their approach: Do you have expertise in modular software design? Modular delivery enables visible milestone progression, allows for testing some parts of the project while others are still in development, and offers more flexibility for change and shifting from the original plan.

Understand Their History of Work

Mike Allen, Principal Software Engineer at Emergent Software believes that clients can learn a lot about a software development agency by looking at their past work.

“Clients should absolutely ask for examples of similar work. Most software projects are unique and custom to the client, but a software development company should be able to show that they’ve successfully solved similar problems in the past. Additionally, clients should ask the software development company to articulate their understanding of the client’s problem, goals, and success criteria back to them — it’s vital that both parties are on the same page from the start.”