At Digital Mammoth, we specialize in WordPress and Shopify website development. Here are some additional pros and cons of each content management system.
- Product/inventory management is very intuitive and easy to manage.
- Large theme library supported by Shopify.
- Admin API to create custom apps.
- Automated updates.
- Not as flexible on the front-end as WordPress is.
- Less third party plugins and apps than WordPress.
- Checkout page is not customizable.
- Flexible page builder that can build any layout you need.
- Intuitive page management and super easy to make edits.
- Fully customizable checkout page.
- Easier to develop custom plugins/app than Shopify.
- Product management isn’t as good as Shopify.
- Checkout flow isn’t as optimized.
- Manual updates every month.
The Bottom Line
We recommend Shopify if you are planning to make online sales, and WordPress if your website is mainly informational with custom integrations such as forms, password protected content (portals), and more.
Hello and welcome to the Digital Mammoth blog. Our goal is provide business owners with useful tips and informations so that they can make informed decisions with their digital marketing. Today we want to explain the importance of having your free Google Business Listing.
According to Google, customers are 50% more likely to consider purchasing from businesses with a Google Business Profile. Having a Google Business page will give you the following benefits:
- Your business will appear in Google Maps and Google Search.
- Back-linking your website from your Google Business page will increase your websites search ranking and visibility.
- Customers can quickly find your business hours, phone number, and website.
- Customers can leave reviews and testimonials
Thanks for reading our short and sweet article, click on the button below to create your Google Business listing today. If you have any troubles, or don’t have the time, contact us and we can do it for you!
Hello and welcome to the Digital Mammoth blog. Our goal is provide business owners with useful tips and informations so that they can make informed decisions with their digital marketing.
Today we want to explain the steps on how business owners can get new web designed. Many business owners have let us know that they were hesitant on getting a website because they were overwhelmed and didn’t understand the process. We hope to clearly explain the process of a getting a new website, so that you can make an informed decision.
Looking for a qualified web design agency
When looking for a web designer/developer, first look at their portfolio so you can get a sense of their skills. Judge their portfolio work based on design, navigation/usability, and site performance.
As a business owner who isn’t familiar with standard design and development practices, you can tell a website is generally good if it meets the following criteria:
- design looks good
- is easy to navigate
- loads fast
- has no errors or bugs
- ranks well in Google search
Get a quote/estimate
Once you find some web design agencies that have a strong portfolio, meet with them or have a phone call to discuss the specific needs of your website. After discussing your specific requirements, you will receive estimates on how much it will cost to build.
Hire your preferred web designer
You have now chosen your favourite designer based on their quality of work, and the cost they have given you.
Now that the project has begun, the standard website process at Digital Mammoth is as follows:
- A Kick-off meeting to discuss design direction, timeline, domain name options is setup.
- Content and images/video assets are requested from you. If required, a plan is made to hire a content writer and photographer.
- Initial designs are created and sent out for a design approval. Sometimes web design goes through a couple revisions.
- After a design is approved, development of the site begins.
- Web development is completed and sent off for review.
- Once a websites development is completed, it will be tested for browser compatibility and speed.
- Now that the website is completed and approved, it can be launched.
Now that you understand most of the process in getting a new website. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like a an estimate!