Ecommerce Website Design

My Little Big Web is a Montreal-based ecommerce web design agency. Our ecommerce development services will transform your online store into a versatile sales powerhouse.

What is ecommerce web design?

An ecommerce website, or online store, is designed to facilitate the sale of products over the internet. These products can range from tangible goods to training courses, or even digital products like subscriptions, ebooks, and documents. There’s a variety of platforms you can use to build your ecommerce site, with WordPress (featuring WooCommerce), Shopify, and Magento being the most popular in Canada. Each platform enables you to establish an online store, but your choice of Content Management System (CMS) is pivotal as it influences your marketing strategy, especially your digital marketing.

For instance, WordPress makes SEO optimization to improve your Google rankings more straightforward than Shopify and Magento. Magento, on the other hand, supports a broader product range than WordPress (over 100,000 products), but it’s less user-friendly than WordPress and Shopify due to its extensive yet intricate management system. Feel free to reach out to our ecommerce agency to arrange a consultation with a specialist who can answer all your queries.

Is ecommerce web design right for my business?


You want to increase your sales and get more customers

Unlike a physical store that requires you to go there in person, an e-commerce store reaches a wider audience. In fact, 87% of Canadians have already used an online platform to make a purchase. Online shopping is increasingly preferred by consumers, even at the local level.


You want to make sales 24/7

Having an online store allows you to offer your services 24/7. The customer experience is easily manageable, with no waiting in line to complete transactions. Creating an online store enables you to reach potential customers who may not have the flexibility to visit during regular opening hours.


You want to increase your average shopping cart

Selling online offers a distinct user experience with related product suggestions, discounts, gifts, or free delivery for reaching a certain purchase value. Our ecommerce agency can create a tailored web marketing strategy for your audience (B2B or B2C) and budget.


You want to simplify inventory management

One of the most commonly mentioned advantages of designing an online store is the ability to automate everything. We provide a range of tools to easily manage your inventory and offer payment solutions that seamlessly integrate with your website.

Our ecommerce website design services

Online store architecture

When it comes to online store design, user experience is key. The structure of your site, including the number of pages, product categories, and page order, is crucial. Our web design agency has extensive experience in ecommerce projects and will assist you in organizing your products and general information effectively.

Understanding your customers’ needs is essential for creating a successful website architecture and improving the user experience to gain market share. The advantage of an online store is the ability to continuously test and enhance the customer experience by reorganizing content and pages as needed.

Wireframe design

Creating an efficient online store requires careful planning of each page’s layout. A wireframe serves as a blueprint, displaying the arrangement of various elements such as the logo, call-to-action button, product image, description, customer testimonials, related products, and the “subscribe to newsletter” button.

By reviewing the wireframe, you can assess whether the organization of these elements makes sense, if the page appears cluttered, and identify any potential improvements before proceeding with the design.

Online store design

Our web design team will create an optimal site design that aligns with your brand image and delivers the desired user experience. As a web marketing agency, we have extensive experience working with various companies, allowing us to understand what strategies work and what doesn’t. We will provide guidance on store design and develop mock-ups for your input and modifications. Your site will be designed collaboratively by our team.

Ecommerce development and functionality

Our store design offers a range of functionalities to enhance your online shopping experience. These include product presentation, online services, subscription systems, promotional discounts, inventory management, invoice sending, automated promotional emails, secure payment systems, and customer or supplier sessions. Our ecommerce system is customizable and can evolve according to your needs. If you’re unsure about a particular feature or have budget constraints, rest assured that our websites are scalable, and you can always request additional elements later. No need to worry about undoing anything.

Content and product integration

If this is your first website, you will need to create a database or manually enter your products. The size of your inventory will determine how we proceed with data entry. In any case, we provide training to help you become independent in managing your site and integrating your content.

You will learn how to add products, edit text, add pages, manage out of stock products, change images, create a blog post, schedule a post for a specific date and time, view your orders by day and time, change your sales and delivery terms, etc.

Launching your ecommerce website

We can upload your website to the server of your choice, advise you on hosting, or provide you with all the necessary elements for you to upload it yourself. Before and after the upload, we conduct a thorough quality check and remain available if you encounter any bugs or issues on the site. We also offer a monthly website maintenance service if you would like our team to handle module updates and site security.

Uploads are typically done from Monday to Thursday to ensure our team can promptly address any questions or issues that may arise.

Web marketing campaign

Having a website online is good, but having visitors and making sales is better! Our Web agency specializes in web marketing and we assist most of our clients in their traffic acquisition strategy: search engine optimization (SEO), online advertising (Google Ads, Amazon Ads, Facebook-Instagram, email campaigns, remarketing, geotargeting), and social media management.

We have expertise in various web solutions that can boost website traffic and generate sales. We can also help you set up your analytics tools (such as Google Analytics, Pardot, Hubspot) to allow you to track your sales and website performance in real-time.

Get proven results from Montreal’s top-rated ecommerce website design agency

Our web designers have already created hundreds of ecommerce stores for clients of all shapes and sizes! Why not join them? Reach out to our team today for a free consultation.

Why choose our ecommerce agency?

100% custom ecommerce website design

At My Little Big Web, we offer limitless design and functionality for your website. Our teams of developers and graphic designers will create mock-ups and solutions tailored to your needs. Additionally, a specialist in user experience and web analytics will ensure that your online store meets its objectives.

Over 600 websites designed

My Little Big Web has created dozens of online stores, establishing our web agency as a leading name in Montreal. Browse our portfolio to witness our achievements, and explore customer testimonials highlighting our commitment to customer satisfaction. Whether you have a clear vision or need guidance, we are here to assist you.

Ecommerce SEO experts

We excel in web design and offer expertise in SEO, paid advertising, and content writing. Consolidate your marketing needs in one place with us. Our aim is to ensure your website meets Google’s guidelines for seamless search result rankings upon launch. Reach out to us for more information on our SEO services and any inquiries you may have.

Dedicated project manager

Your website design needs a skilled team to make it shine. This team includes a programmer, web designer, integrator, and even a web marketing and user experience expert. A dedicated project manager will be there to keep everything running smoothly and be your go-to person for any questions or concerns. They’ll make sure all the tasks are coordinated and keep you in the loop.


I found the team very professional, readily available and attentive to my needs. Of course, creating a website requires a lot of imagination, but the ideas I had were listened to and respected. The personalized, recorded training is a really good idea, because I can refer to it and share it with my colleagues if I need to. I really appreciated the fact that you tried to make me self-sufficient once the site was delivered.

Maude Esbérard, Project Manager, Tandem Ahunstic

I really felt supported from beginning to end. Everything was very clear and transparent from the moment we submitted our proposal. In addition to the client support, the services are right in line with what we asked for (even in terms of animations), so our experience has been very positive. The Basecamp exchange platform is very easy to use and stays up-to-date (keeps track of all exchanges). Things went really well with the teams, so I have only positive things to say about this experience.

Margaux Le Nignol General Manager, DAO BE

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Ecommerce web design FAQs

How much does it cost to design an online store?

Our prices start at $6,000 and include a lot of great features! To keep our offer exclusive, we encourage you to get in touch with us for more information. Rest assured, we create custom online stores based on the elements you provide and discuss during our call or kick-off meeting. It’s important to note that designing your online store involves various considerations.

Will you provide a logo, text, and images, or would you like us to handle everything? While it may seem like a small detail, creating a logo, writing content, and sourcing images all require time, which we take into account when designing your online store. Let’s discuss this further when you reach out to us.

Can you optimize my ecommerce website for SEO?

We’re experts in SEO, and being a Google partner agency, we’re well-versed in all the factors that the algorithm considers for rankings. Check out our SEO services page for more details.

How can I attract visitors to my online store?

If you’ve got a physical store, show it off to your customers and visitors! Let everyone know where to find you. And if you don’t have a store, no worries! Boost your online presence with powerful web marketing strategies like SEO, online ads, social media management, and email campaigns. These methods are a surefire way to drive traffic to your website. Need a hand? Work with a digital marketing agency like My Little Big Web, and you’ll be unstoppable!

Will I be able to manage my own store?

Absolutely! At our company, we specialize in creating awesome online stores for our customers. We use popular content management platforms like WordPress and Shopify, which are super user-friendly and give you complete control (we slightly prefer WordPress, just saying!).

But here’s the best part: before we hand over your shiny new online store, we’ll give you a training session. We’ll show you all the cool stuff you can do, like adding or deleting pages, products, photos, videos, blog posts, and more. You’ll be an expert in no time!

Oh, and one small request: please resist the temptation to tinker with your advertising campaigns. We want to avoid any mishaps and keep our experts from starting from scratch. Trust us, it’ll be worth it!

Why choose WooCommerce over Shopify?

If you’re new to ecommerce, on a tight budget (less than $5,000), and unsure about the success of your project, go with Shopify. However, if you’re looking for a unique, scalable website and have a higher budget ($10,000 or more), WordPress is the way to go.

Can I be involved in the design of my online store?

Sure! When it comes to designing your online store, there are plenty of ways for you to save time and cut down on costs. You can take the lead in integrating content and finding images once you’ve received the necessary training. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to validate various steps throughout the store creation process.

How quickly can you create my ecommerce store?

Designing an online store typically takes around 2 to 4 months, but your responsiveness plays a crucial role in speeding up the process. Throughout the creation phase, we’ll need your input to validate various stages and provide essential elements like design approval, texts, and images. So, if it takes you two weeks or more to respond to critical elements, it will inevitably extend the timeline for your online store’s completion. Let’s work together efficiently to get your store up and running in no time!

Will I have to contact you if I want to make a change?

Before delivering your online store, we’ll provide training so you can independently manage your site. You’ll learn to add/remove products, pages, photos, videos, blog posts, manage orders, change prices, display promotions, and more. If you want to make bigger changes (like design or new features), you can try doing it yourself, ask a friend, or send us a request. We’ll give you an estimate for your approval.

Will I be able to sell on social media?

Yes, it’s possible to sell on social media with targeted marketing campaigns and the right strategy.

How do I secure my online store?

We offer website maintenance packages, details of which can be found on our service page.

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