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We design, build and optimise bespoke Shopify Plus solutions to elevate your brand so you grow faster.
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Shopify Design & UX.

Fancy a beautiful eCommerce site that nails both form and function? We’ll elevate your brand with personality-packed designs and super-sharp UX on Shopify Plus.
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We’ve helped elevate & grow these top brands.
World-class design & UX services are in our DNA.
blubolt is synonymous with eCommerce sites that not only look more stylish than the competition but also convert brilliantly. With our design and optimisation teams working hand-in-hand, we’ll help you convey your brand beautifully while delivering easy navigation, great functionality, and high performance on Shopify Plus.
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Our Shopify Design & UX Services.

  • Data-led analysis

  • Qualitative & quantitative research

  • User research & testing

  • Competitor analysis & benchmarking

  • Digital strategy

  • Definition & discovery

  • UX audit & goal-planning

  • Wireframe & prototype

  • Creative design

  • Implementation

  • Testing & iteration

  • Training & support

  • Conversion rate optimisation

  • Performance monitoring

  • Userflow mapping

  • A/B & multivariate testing

Why we're your perfect match

When ambitious brands want original, head-turning & high-performing designs, they choose blubolt.

We take a design & UX- first approach in everything we do.

We employ a user-centred approach to our Shopify Plus designs. This means carefully balancing an engaging, enjoyable customer experience and your business goals with beautiful design and sleek UX.

We adhere to best practices while pushing design boundaries.

Our rich eCommerce heritage has imbued us with a creative spirit and lateral thinking. We use this to maintain best practices while delivering gorgeous Shopify designs that exceed your already high expectations,

Our Shopify design decisions are supported by data & research.

We incorporate learnings from eCommerce research and data into all our designs. We also test and validate our ideas to identify issues quickly and develop user-centred Shopify Plus solutions more effectively.

Our award-winning designs capture the unique character of your brand.

We don’t do cookie-cutter eCommerce experiences! With a detailed design discovery process and close client collaboration, our bespoke designs reflect your brand's personality, so you stand out on Shopify Plus.

We deliver engaging eCommerce experiences that drive conversions.

High conversions come not only from a sleek and speedy site but one that’s also engaging and enjoyable to use. Our design & optimisation teams work hand-in-hand to deliver this on Shopify Plus.

Speed, optimisation & accessibility are part of our design ethos.

Setting you up for long-term success on Shopify Plus is our objective. We bake in site speed, optimisation and accessibility from the outset to ensure you launch with a splash and grow faster with blubolt.

The blubolt expertise
"Encapsulating the spirit of a brand while offering world-class design and UX has been blubolt’s raison d'etre from day one. Now elevating brands on Shopify Plus, we continue to deliver beautiful eCommerce sites filled with bags of personality and joyful user experiences."
Madeleine Gale
Madeleine Gale
Design Lead

Frequently Asked Questions

With a proven track record of exceptional Shopify theme design, we’ll ensure your brand makes a splash on Shopify Plus. Contact us today to discuss custom Shopify theme designs and builds, Shopify replatforming and migration projects, large bespoke projects or internationalisation.
What Shopify web design credentials do you have?

We’re an accredited Shopify Plus Partner and obtained this status faster than any other agency! As such, our Shopify design skills and experience have been thoroughly vetted. We’ve also got a long list of design accolades to our name from organisations like the Awwwwards and CSS Design Awards.

Our designers are General Assembly qualified and consistently nail both form and function with personality-packed designs and super-sharp UX on Shopify Plus. Working hand-in-hand with our Shopify optimisation and development teams, we ensure your Shopify web design is perfectly on brand and user-friendly. Read more about our Shopify development and Shopify optimisation services.

Where can I see examples of your Shopify web designs?

Known for our creative flair in both design and technical matters, we’re constantly immersed in producing the perfect solution to new eCommerce challenges. From fashion, gifts, and homeware to sports, food, and drink, our Shopify design expertise spreads far and wide. Browse our case studies to see how our Shopify designs have helped elevate these brands to grow faster.

How much should I expect to pay for my custom Shopify theme design and build?

At blubolt, we specialise in custom Shopify theme designs that capture the personality of each brand we work with.

Unsurprisingly, the overall costs of a custom Shopify theme will largely depend on the complexity of the Shopify design and build. After a quick, obligation-free chat about your eCommerce project requirements, we can give you a ballpark starting price for your project. Typically, our design and build projects start at £80,000. From there, we can put together a detailed proposal with specific estimated costs for the whole project (see details on project proposals below). Contact us today to get the ball rolling on your Shopify project!

How long will it take to deliver my Shopify web design?

The length of time - from discovery to design to launch - will greatly depend on your specific Shopify Plus design requirements. After discussing this with you, we’ll prepare a full proposal that includes timescales tailored to your project. Generally, we typically estimate a nine-month timescale for a more complex custom Shopify theme development project.

What information is included in your bespoke Shopify design proposals?

After contacting us to discuss your Shopify design requirements, we’ll respond with a detailed proposal covering key areas like:

  • Custom Shopify design services and processes. We’ll explain what we do, how we do it, and who does it! In short, you’ll know what’s happening at every stage of your bespoke Shopify project, from discovery, design, and build to UAT and launch. We’ll also outline our post-launch Shopify optimisation and Shopify support services.

  • Project inclusions. We’ll advise what services are included (like technical and design workshops, frontend build, and data migration, to name a few) as well as the specific website pages and integrations included within the project scope.

  • Costs. We’ll give you a clear breakdown of proposed costs for items like the custom Shopify theme design and build, retainer-only and optimisation services, and Shopify Plus fees.

  • Timings. We’ll give you an estimated timeframe for the completion of your Shopify development project.

We’ll chat through the proposal on a video call, so you’ll have the opportunity to meet the team and ask as many questions as you like! Naturally, you’ll need time to process the information afterwards, but we’re on hand for any follow-up queries you may have.

Can you help me with ongoing Shopify design, development, optimisation and support services?

We certainly can! Our growth and optimisation packages - which form your bluprint for success with blubolt and Shopify - can be tailored to your specific needs and include:

  • Growth packages. We can take over managing your existing Advanced Shopify or Shopify Plus website and provide services like website development, design refreshes, and partner recommendations, as well as deliver ad hoc project work. Our thorough onboarding process means you’ll hit the ground running. We’ll organise your website code into our super-sleek blubolt folder structure, whereby each section of your code is broken down into smaller, consistently labelled folders. This becomes our pristine ‘source of truth’ so we can effectively and efficiently manage your website while keeping a clear record of changes. And, crucially, multiple blubolt developers can work on your Advanced Shopify or Shopify Plus site without any confusion! Read more about our growth packages here.

  • Optimisation packages. Want to unlock your Shopify Plus site's full potential with our expert CRO insights and enhancements? With our entirely in-house team, you’ll enjoy a seamless end-to-end Shopify CRO service. We offer three optimisation packages - BluGrowth (starter), BluOptimisation (advanced), and BluData (monitoring) packages. Read more details on our optimisation packages here.

Where is the blubolt design team based?

Our Shopify design team is a fully in-house service. We have flexible working arrangements, so our team is based at home and at our fun and friendly office, located on the world-famous Queen’s Square in Bath, Somerset. Spread over several floors of a historic Georgian terrace, it’s the perfect hub for our energetic, creative, and collaborative team. Contact us to arrange a visit to discuss your Shopify Plus design needs!

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How long has blubolt been in the eCommerce business?

blubolt has been a trailblazer for beautiful, bold and technically brilliant eCommerce stores since 2006. First powered by our own platform, bluCommerce, we now channel our custom Shopify design theme and development expertise into Shopify Plus - the fast and flexible platform of choice for ambitious brands. Browse our client work to get inspiration for your own Shopify Plus project!