Shopify Web Developers UK

Shopify web design agency.

We are Shopify developers obsessed with seamless UX experience and memorable customer journeys.

We create fabulous Shopify e-commerce websites that increase conversions, align with your brand’s voice and deliver a flawless user experience.

Functional Shopify.

Turn your Shopify into the selling powerhouse.

Selling online with your own Shopify has never been so easy to manage. We assist businesses in creating online stores with built-in features and we integrate them with apps and existing systems to assure smooth communication between your store and eCommerce.

To sell well, you need to know your buyers well. We start our projects with UX/UI workshops to uncover your buyer’s avatar and expectations towards your products and industry. That allows us to create a bespoke customer journey for your Shopify store that aligns with your clients and is destined for success.

We’re not just Shopify experts; we’re full-service e-commerce partners that team up with start-ups and established businesses to help translate their ideas into reality - well, online reality.

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Who are akW?

We’re your Shopify web design Geeks.

We're Shopify developers obsessed with user experience and measurable results.

We’re a fearless duo of Shopify developers, ready to take on the most challenging tasks! We combine our passion for result-driven solutions, functional website design and on-brand messaging to bring memorable online experiences.

Being online buyers ourselves, we compound our fiery passion for UX and UI to bring Shopify web design solutions that resonate with your clients and skyrocket your conversions. Our mission is to assist ambitious business owners in creating meaningful platforms that bring measurable results.

With over 8 years of combined experience in web design and SEO, we know what it takes to create a converting platform. Hence, we offer fully functional and responsive Shopify web design services and integrate your new platform with your new and existing systems and third-party apps. All to create a powerful extension of your business that unifies online and in-store sales.

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Matt Woch
UX Lead,
Lead Web Developer
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Ally Krawczyk
Creative Lead,
‍Junior Web Developer
Shopify design and integration.

We set your Shopify for success.

Our success relies on yours (cheesy, we know). We believe we have it all to assist you in taking your Shopify store to another level. All our Shopify websites are integrated with in-house systems and third-party apps so you can smoothly start and grow your business online.

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Mobile-responsive Shopify.

With over 60% of online purchases being performed on mobiles, your customers need to be able to browse and buy from your Shopify store on any device. We assure a smooth user experience on desktops and mobile phones.

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POS and inventory management.

We integrate your Shopify store with your existing POS (Point of Sale) and Inventory management systems or help you in choosing the most suitable and versatile software.

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Order tracking connection.

We connect your Shopify eCommerce to shipping providers like Royal Mail, DHL, DPD or UPS. Hence, your customers will receive automated order tracking updates.

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Accounting software integration.

We coordinate your accounting software like QuickBooks, Sage and Xero with Shopify. Both you and your customer will receive automatically generated invoices or receipts. 

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Flexible shipping rates set up.

Depending on the products you sell you require a different way to calculate your shipping. We set shipping rates by fixed-price, tiered pricing, weight-based, and location-based rates.

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Connection to all sales channels.

We assist you in connecting your Shopify to other sale channels like Google Shopping, Amazon, eBay, Instagram Store and Facebook. We unify your existing sales platforms to reach a bigger audience. 

User-driven design.

We build and integrate your Shopify platform for a better start and growth of your business.

We look beyond the code and combine our passion for user intent and experience to deliver the most fabulous solutions for small and big businesses. We believe that the website should be an extension of your business that helps you reach a wider audience.

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Where design meets functionality.

To us, designing meaningful websites and eCommerce platforms takes more than creative lead and code. We team up with ambitious business owners to learn about their brand, uniqueness and mission to come up with a solution to their challenges through our design and copywriting services.
We create a platform that resonates with your visitors and works as an expansion of your business. To us, functionality and performance are as important as the design.

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A holistic approach to your business. 

We develop every website and Shopify store with a holistic approach to your business. Together, we learn about your customer’s avatar, their behaviour on existing platforms and their expectations to craft the user experience out of this world.
We analyse your competition, your in-house processes and most challenging objectives to tailor the platform and its’ back-end to your unique business structure.

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Support until the end. 

Whether you want to continue with our ongoing maintenance and marketing plans or decide to ‘go your way’ after the project is finished, we’ll support you until the very end.
We finish our projects with training and support materials to assure you or your staff gain the basic skills needed to update your inventory and add new products to your Shopify store. Also, whenever it’s possible, we automate the processes to save you time in the future.

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Client's testimonials.

People like us, apparently.

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Everything was clear and we understood what’s being done.

We were positively surprised with how result-oriented Matt was, on top of the website design. We are highly satisfied with the number of online enquiries we are receiving. Our website is now starting to show up in the top 3 positions on Google.

George Mihalachi
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Our page jumped up to 3rd position in Google rankings!

Great at SEO and general optimization and marketing. Always available for a phone call for any queries, even after doing the web design/SEO etc. Have seen a great increase in the number of enquiries coming through the website and facebook page.

Vedika Bedi
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Carefully put my ideas into an amazing and intuitive website!

I’ve had lots of enquiries for work, improved my online presence massively and also seamlessly improved my ratings, reviews and other important features that customers follow.

Younis Nabi
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The results have exceeded our expectations.

This has been very successful in attracting and sustaining many more new members and taking the club forward. We are very pleased with the service, the data collection facilities and ongoing professional support.

Brian Atkins
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Other Shopify services.

Other Shopify services we offer.

Whether you want to build a new eCommerce or improve and facelift an existing Shopify platform, we’ve got you!

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SEO for Shopify.

Getting ahead of your competition and assuring a stream of organic leads for your business is as important as building a compelling, on-brand platform. We offer SEO for eCommerce, including Shopify stores, so Google can fall in love with your platform and showcase your products to a broader audience.

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Shopify Integrations.

Having an eCommerce platform that’s not integrated with your systems is hard to manage and can cause quite a headache. We provide full-on Shopify integration services with your existing POS and management as well as shipping providers and other selling channels so that you can focus on growing.

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UX/UI Consultation.

Conversions on your Shopify website hugely depend on the user experience and customer journey your visitors receive. Our UX/UI consultation gives you ideas and insights on minor and major improvements that will enhance your conversions and the overall appearance of your platform and messaging.

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Copywriting for Shopify.

Copywriting tells apart a good brand from the fabulous one. We uncover your brand's DNA and’ unique selling points to craft each message and product description on your Shopify platform. Our mission is to both entertain your visitors and showcase your products, unique offer and brand’s experience. 

Our design process.

What can you expect while working with us?

At akW, we focus on creating products destined for online success. We use our unique process for building each website that is confirmed to work and bring results over and over again.

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Onboarding & kick-off.

This meeting allows us to understand your current setup and clarify goals for your new Shopify store.

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Research & planning.

We map out the most effective strategy and craft a solution that will give you a healthy return on investment.

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UX workshops and design.

We brainstorm the most converting layouts and details for your Shopify. We build it in the staging environment.

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Recision & implementation.

We test, get rid of bugs and assure that the customers’ experience is as perfect as we imagined.

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Website goes live!

We upload your Shopify to your domain and make triple sure it works smoothly on all devices.

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Training & Guidance.

You receive information, training, guides and supporting documents to independently update your Shopify.

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Care & Maintenance.

We offer maintenance plans if needed - from essential care to customised, enhanced UX optimisation and SEO plans.

People ask.

Shopify FAQs.

What is Shopify?

Shopify is an eCommerce platform with over 165k British live sites that allows anyone to set up an online store and sell products on the Internet. Template Shopify development is the cheapest option for the eCommerce design we offer.

How much does Shopify charge?

Shopify charges monthly fees starting at £20/month ($29/month). Additionally, the platform charges a small percentage for every product bought and 20p on top of that for each transaction.

Is Shopify good for new businesses?

Shopify is the most user-friendly eCommerce platform and is ideal for starting and small businesses. After working with us on creating your new platform, you’ll receive guides and supporting materials so you’re confident with running your own eCommerce.

Do you provide copywriting for my Shopify website?

We can provide written content to your Shopify at additional costs if requested.

Will my Shopify store be optimised for search engines?

Yes, all our website prices include on-page technical SEO. Although you usually require an active SEO strategy to rank at the top of Google search results, it still gives you a little extra kick to start ranking.

Can you integrate my Shopify with other platforms?

Yes, integration can be included in our Shopify store development service. We’ll ask you about your requirements during our initial interview. We also offer an integration-only service if your Shopify is up and running already but still needs to be unified with other software. 

Do you take photos of my new store?

We love creating new content and photography is our passion, so yes, we can take some smashing photos of your venue/physical store if required and possible. We also provide product photography.

Where are you based?

We’re based in Northampton, UK but we work with clients all around the United Kingdom and the world. We develop Shopify websites with our clients over video calls or face-to-face, whenever possible.

What is the difference between ShopifyBasic and ShopifyPlus?

Shopify Basic and Shopify plus have the same dashboard and eCommerce functionality. The Plus version gives you more freedom while wanting to customise your platforms’ functionality and design. Additionally, you’ll get more insights into the data and access to the store’s code.

Do you offer maintenance for Shopify platforms?

Shopify provides hosting and 24/7 support for all the stores built on the platform, so you don’t need a maintenance package from your website developers. We offer custom SEO packages for eCommerce and can provide additional support to assist with further development, functionality and UX/UI improvements if requested.

Why should I choose Shopify?

Shopify is the easiest-to-manage eCommerce platform with 24/7 support and hosting provided. It uses a single dashboard to manage orders, shipping and payments that is fairly easy to use. It doesn’t provide full flexibility in design if choosing template-based design but it’s faster to build.

Is Shopify the best for me and my business?

It depends on your current setup and goals for the future. Shopify is fairly easy to navigate and manage, but it’s less customisable. Fully bespoke Shopify designs can be too costly for starting and small businesses.

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