Booking projects for August and September 2022.

Shopify ecommerce website design and setup for your
product-based business

If you need a new Shopify eCommerce website, want a refresh of your current Shopify store or want to move to Shopify from another platform, then I can help you.

Why Shopify is a great website solution for your growing business:

  • Shopify is an all-in-one eCommerce platform for businesses big and small. This means you get a website + hosting +  tech support as part of your monthly Shopify plan.
  • Shopify websites are easy to manage and update non-techie store owners love how simple it is to manage and grow their own eCommerce website. They never have to worry about their store breaking or malfunctioning. Maintenance is all taken care of as part of your monthly Shopify plan.
  • Shopify designs are modern, gorgeous and conversion-optimised – providing a clean and fast online shopping experience for your customers on mobile, tablet and desktop devices.
  • Shopify integrates seamlessly with Facebook and Instagram Shop.
  • Shopify has a POS system for physical stores and pop-ups so you can easily manage stock across all selling channels.
  • All Shopify plans include 24/7 helpdesk support.

FAQs:

Say goodbye to complicated store management and worries about your store breaking after updates or because of heavy traffic.

Shopify is the most user-friendly eCommerce platform in the world and perfect for product-based businesses that want a modern, conversion-focused and fast eCommerce website that is easy to manage and grow (and doesn’t break after updates).

Your monthly Shopify plan includes a highly customisable eCommerce website, fast cloud hosting, innovative infrastructure, core software maintenance, and 24/7 helpdesk support.

Shopify is perfect if you’re a product-based business looking for a simple, customisable and scaleable all-in-one eCommerce solution for your brand.

Please be aware that Shopify operates on a subscription-based, software-as-a-service model. This means you pay Shopify a monthly subscription charge in exchange for hosting and maintaining your website on the Shopify platform.

No, you do not. As a registered Shopify Partner, I will create a Shopify development website for your project. This is where we build your store. You only need to sign-up for a Shopify plan when I transfer store ownership to your business. This only happens when the website is ready to launch.

As a Shopify design studio and registered Shopify Partner, I will help your business:

  • Plan out your Shopify store. This includes guidance with regards to: store structure, payment gateways, shipping rates, marketing integrations, sales funnels, analytics, launch strategy and conversion-optimisation features.
  • Design and customise your online store.
  • Train you on how to use Shopify.
  • Provide post-launch support.

Design, build and setup new Shopify stores 
This is for product-based businesses new to Shopify.

Homepage Makeovers, Redesigns, Audits and Conversion Optimisation for existing Shopify Stores – 
A host of Shopify services for current store owners.

Move to Shopify
For businesses that already have an eCommerce website on another platform such as Magento, Squarespace or WordPress, and want to move to Shopify.

No, this is not a service I offer. I choose a premium theme and build the store using that as a framework, with customisations as required (sometimes coding in my own customisations or creating custom sections).

Custom Shopify theme development starts from about R60 000 for a completely custom-built theme. Unless there is a really good reason for a custom theme, this isn’t the sort of expense a small, growing business should have to pay seeing as there are so many amazing and highly-customisable existing Shopify themes.

During the onboarding phase, I will ask you to gather a list of websites you love the look and feel of. These can be ecommerce sites and non-ecommerce websites. During another Zoom call, we’ll also plan out what content you’re going to have on your homepage and product pages. Once I have the above info, I’ll be able to identify a theme that is perfect for your project. When I set up your development store in Shopify, I’ll customise the homepage of your new website using a trial version of the Shopify theme. Only once you have approved this, will I purchase the Shopify theme. This gives us leeway to swop out Shopify themes before committing to a final design. I only use themes from the official Shopify theme store.
Book a no-obligation discovery call to talk through your project. After this, I’ll send you a proposal and quotation.

Custom WordPress website for your service-based business

If you are looking for a custom website for your service-based business, then I can help.

My service includes: Support with planning out each part of your website (including pages, copy and features), wireframing, custom design, development of your website in WordPress, online security, Analytics, marketing integrations and training videos showing you how to manage your site. 

Your website will be built in WordPress using Elementor Pro, which is an intuitive website builder tool that allows website managers to visually edit pages and copy.

Transformations a new website can help your business achieve:

  • Elevate your brand image with a beautiful, simple yet sophisticated website.
  • Clean and modern design that appeals to your clients and customers.
  • A user-friendly website experience that makes it easy for people to take action.
  • Automate business processes so you can reduce time spent on admin (answering inquiries).
  • Gain confidence and clarity because you now have a website that you’re excited to share and promote.
  • Improve visibility in Google search results.
  • Build a sales funnel.

FAQs:

WordPress is open-source website building software.


– WordPress powers over 40% of websites on the internet.
– It’s very SEO friendly.
– You 100% own all your website files because WordPress is open source (unlike
closed systems such as Wix and Squarespace)
– The premium design tools I use to build WordPress websites make it easy and fun
for you (the client) to edit your own website using an intuitive and visual page
editor.

This is something we can talk about during our discovery consult.

In a nutshell, WordPress is perfect if you’re looking for: 1. A brochure-style website to promote your service-based business. 2. A complex website that needs eCommerce functionality in addition to other features.

This service includes:

  • Help you plan for your website, including structure and content guidance.
  • Website design.
  • WordPress development.
  • Marketing integrations such as email marketing and analytics software.
  • Security and backup plugins to protect your files.
  • WordPress training.
  • Post-launch support.
Book a no-obligation discovery call to talk through your project. After this, I’ll send you a proposal and quotation.

For Brand Designers - WordPress development of your mockups

If you are a brand designer who's looking to partner with a WordPress website developer on a client project, then I can help.

I will build a WordPress website based on your design mockups.

What this service includes:

  • Website consulting and tech guidance.
  • A custom WordPress website based on your designs (built using the intuitive Elementor Pro website builder).
  • Website hosting guidance.
  • Website training – videos showing you and/or your client how to update the site.


Here are some websites I have developed for designers:

We will be collaborating on a website project. You’ll be designing the website pages and managing the client/project. I’ll be building out the website once the design is approved by the client.

Development pricing starts from R10 500 / USD$1050.

If you’d like to partner with me, please send an email to meg@nutmegstudio.co.za and include the project brief. I can then give you a cost estimation and we can move forwards from there.