Website design timelines are an interesting thing to nail down. In our experience, build times for eCommerce websites take 60-90 days. Timeline adjustments can be made if we're unable to gather the necessary information for a website's design and/or development. It really depends on a few factors like the ones below:
eCommerce functionality is what you want your website to do and will need to be added in the Shopify App Store. We can add this for you during the development process after you sign up for Shopify.
How many products a Shopify website has is a good indication of how long the total project will take from start to finish. We like to provide this information when the project starts during the contract phase.
Content & Information
Content is the largest piece of every website. Please provide all text content to us as a Microsoft Word, TextEdit, Notepad, or Apple Pages file. This makes adding it to the website quicker and easier. If it isn't provided in an accessible format, it could affect anticipated launch dates.
Content & Sitemaps
Content is all of the images, text, and data needed for a website to be completed. Common examples of content are social media links, a Sitemap (all website pages listed hierarchically), email addresses for forms, form data, company bios, etc.
Product Data & Information
In order to add all of your products, we need to import them into Shopify. We will provide you with a CSV file (Comma Separated Values) that will be the main focus of our import. It will contain all of the product data, SKUs, images, and
Image Resolution & Size
Imagery is a part of every website. We always ask that all images are provided at the highest resolution and image size possible to provide the highest quality final products.
A Sitemap is a full list of a website's pages. On Sitemaps,
pages are listed in a hierarchical format. They itemize the website's
navigation that's usually at the top of a website for ease-of-use. The
Sitemap does a couple of very important things. It tells our website
designers which pages are needed on a website design project. For the client, it visually lays out all the pages for which content is needed.
A Sitemap is usually prepared like
the example below with the bold items being the main navigational links and the
hyphenated page names being beneath that page in a dropdown menu.
- Product Name
- Product Name
- Product Name
- Team Page
- Another Page
- And Another Page
Now, our designers know they need content for the pages above and the
client knows to provide content for all of those pages. It makes
the design and development process much faster and easier.
Shopify Website Cost
Our Shopify websites are set up as recurring payments and start at only $249.00 / month. Since you sign up for Shopify independently of Foundry 72, their monthly costs are not included in ours, and you would pay their monthly package and app fees depending on your business needs.
View all of our Shopify website design pricing.