An ecommerce website will make it easy for you to accept payments from customers online

  • Collect payments for event registrations, membership fees, product sales, and more
  • Update and manage your site with an ecommerce content management system
  • Integrate the ecommerce website with your accounting software

Shopping cart software

Pixelmade has worked with Drupal Commerce, Ubercart, osCommerce, Magento, X-Cart and custom-built shopping cart applications.

From our experience designing dozens of ecommerce stores, we generally recommend open source or proprietary shopping cart software. However, each client is unique, and we will learn more about your specific needs before making a recommendation.

Types of ecommerce

Off-site ecommerce is where the customer places the order on your website, and is then redirected to a different website to input their credit card details. Once the credit card has been authorized, they are redirected back to your website. This is a cost-effective way of adding ecommerce to your website, and is a good first step.

With on-site ecommerce, the entire transaction takes place on your website (placing the order, inputting credit card details, and authorizing the credit card). On-site e-commerce is more complex to setup, and is therefore more expensive.

Pixelmade has developed dozens of ecommerce sites, with roughly half our clients having on-site or off-site ecommerce. We will learn more about your specific needs before making a recommendation on what's best for you.

How credit cards are authorized and debited online

A payment gateway is used to authorize and debit credit cards online. There are hundreds of payment gateway services, with the two most popular being Moneris and PayPal.

Moneris requires credit card merchant accounts (if you already have merchant accounts, you should confirm that they allow for online or "card not present" transactions). If you do not have merchant accounts, Moneris can help set them up. PayPal does not require your own merchant accounts.

In addition to Moneris and PayPal, Pixelmade has also worked with Google Checkout,, WorldPay, Epoch, Paycom, and Virtual Merchant. We will learn more about your specific payment gateway needs before making a recommendation on which is best for you.

Ecommerce samples

We've provided ecommerce website design in Vancouver for a variety of consumer and business brands using Drupal Commerce, Ubercart, osCommerce, Magento, X-Cart, and custom-built software.

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Ecommerce website design case studies

After developing ecommerce websites for our clients, we do a follow-up analysis to review the results obtained. In each case, project goals are met and expectations are exceeded.

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Case Study: Small Business Web Design

We developed Roton's online store using a Drupal CMS and optimized their website to improve their position in search engines.

  • Top results in Google for "Vancouver Marine Electronics"
  • Top results in Google for "Vancouver Marine Heaters"
  • 240% increase in traffic 3 months after website launch

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Case Study: Hotel Web Design

An ecommerce solution with a custom design, professional copywriting and SEO helped increase online reservations.

  • Over 150% increase in website reservations
  • Website traffic doubled over the first 6 months
  • 13.5% increase in conversion rate

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Web design for BCMTA website

Case Study: Professional Website Design

The new BCMTA website was designed and developed on the Drupal content management system.

  • Online membership renewals and event registration
  • Searchable member directory integrated with Google maps
  • Secure member area with message board
  • Drupal CMS for updating content and photos

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