Shopify Web Development Process
The timeline for the development process will depend on the complexity of the project and any third party integrations that are required, but typically takes somewhere between two and four months. At Hitsearch, we ensure that our Shopify development clients receive:
- Weekly progress sessions and updates for key milestones
- A test site to enable clients to view progress
Working in agile sprints, we are able to identify any changes and adjustments needed throughout the project, enabling timescales and budgets to be adjusted if needed.
For brand new sites in development (i.e. not a migration of an existing website) then we will set up holding pages and start establishing a brand presence (e.g. on social media) before the main site launch. This means that review sites and local or sector-specific directories can be set up before the full site is live.
We have a thorough approach to quality assurance, with robust testing processed for integrations and a user testing model that provides valuable feedback on all aspects of the site being built at various stages.
All elements are fully tested before launch, along with an SEO audit, to make sure the necessary best practice elements are fully set up and ready. We also implement and test remarketing pixels, tags and tracking, to ensure that things are fully operational and you don’t miss any data or opportunities once the site goes live.