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Shopify eCommerce Development.

With a proven track record of building exceptional eCommerce websites, we’ll ensure your brand makes a splash on Shopify Plus.
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We’ve helped elevate & grow these top brands.
Creative eCommerce development solutions to elevate your brand.
As an accredited platform partner, we design, implement, deploy, and support large-scale eCommerce websites using Shopify Plus. With our creative flair in both design and technical matters, we deliver new Shopify Plus builds, platform migrations, and bespoke development projects to solve even the trickiest eCommerce dilemmas.
Shopify Plus Partner

Our Shopify Development Services.

01
New build.
02
Replatforming.
  • Replatform & migration planning

  • Scope & discovery processes

  • Secure data migration

  • Systems integrations

  • Internationalisation

  • Omnichannel strategy

  • Growth & optimisation

03
Bespoke Projects.
Our project approach nurtures creativity to drive great eCommerce results.
The blubolt process.
01
Discover.
Let's go! Our fully UK-based team will begin by defining Shopify project goals, strategy, and governance plus technical scoping and UX and wire-framing.
02
Design.
We’ll absorb your brand personality and focus on UX to deliver a creative, high-performing Shopify store design that's unique to you.
03
Build.
We’ll bring our custom designs for your store to life on Shopify Plus, unlocking a raft of settings to give you maximum in-house control and flexibility.
04
Test & Learn.
We’ll work closely with you to conduct Quality Assurance & User Acceptance Testing on your Shopify store.
05
Launch.
It's show time! We’ll complete the final development work and ensure you’re fully trained for launch on Shopify.
06
Growth & Optimisation.
We’ll provide a bespoke Shopify support & optimisation plan; it’s your bluprint for success with blubolt.
The blubolt expertise
"Our thorough, brand-tailored project management is key to your success. From the initial project scoping through to launch, we’ll identify your goals and map a clear path to success. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in our expert hands!”
Kaja Sztuczka
Kaja Sztuczka
Project Manager
Our best-in-class Shopify Plus partners.
Our expert team makes data-driven decisions and uses best-of-breed technology partners to get the results you need on Shopify Plus.
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David Wyatt-Hupton

“The migration process with blubolt was seamless, with a well-executed project plan. Shopify Plus has opened new avenues, allowing us to introduce exciting features & improve team productivity with its ease of use!”

David Wyatt-Hupton
David Wyatt-Hupton
Retail Sales & Marketing Manager, Adnams Southwold
Josh Brockman

“Working with blubolt was fantastic; our project was managed seamlessly & delivered on time. We're really happy with the new site! Our customers have reacted well to the new Shopify Plus functionality & it’s perfectly designed for growth.”

Josh Brockman
Josh Brockman
eCommerce Manager, Misfits
Reece Downey

"Moving to Shopify Plus with blubolt has accelerated our momentum & given us a stable platform that also keeps pace with the industry. Migrating to Shopify Plus with blubolt’s support is the best decision I’ve made in 6 years with teapigs."

Reece Downey
Reece Downey
eCommerce Manager, teapigs
Ellie Sykes

"We’ve received positive feedback on our new Shopify Plus website delivered by blubolt, particularly with its easy navigation, and it has continued to increase conversions and revenue since launch!"

Ellie Sykes
Creative & Digital Manager, Never Fully Dressed
Marc Moore

"I would highly recommend blubolt! They've been extremely proactive as our Shopify Development partner for our eCommerce store. The team has an excellent knowledge of eCommerce and the needs of our stores"

Marc Moore
Marc Moore
Owner, Source BMX
Jonathan Beardsmore

"blubolt was exceptional throughout. We had an idea of what we wanted, and blubolt brought our concepts to life incredibly quickly. Their design team are not just highly talented but equally importantly, an absolute pleasure to work with."

Jonathan Beardsmore
Jonathan Beardsmore
eCommerce Manager, Greenover Sports
Charlotte Self

"We’ve had nothing but positive feedback on our new Shopify Plus site! Our customers find it much more user-friendly as the layout is clearer, it’s easier to find products, and the checkout is more efficient."

Charlotte Self
Marketing Manager, Whitehall Garden Centre
Erin Bishop

"blubolt’s Date & Delivery Selector App has been a big win for us. It’s increased customer trust and saved us countless hours in administration! With the app, our customers now have more choice and a more accurate timeframe for deliveries."

Erin Bishop
Erin Bishop
eCommerce Manager, Cutter & Squidge
Paul Hayes

"Over the years, the teams from blubolt and Seasalt have worked well together. The key benefit is that we've developed a site tailored to our exact needs, which works perfectly in terms of what we want to create with our customer experience."

Paul Hayes
Paul Hayes
CEO, Seasalt of Cornwall
Teresa Ktistaki

"Our customers have been so positive about the new Shopify Plus site, highlighting how user-friendly it is. The proof is in the metrics: since launch, our conversion rate has increased to 3%, and revenue is up by 200% YoY."

Teresa Ktistaki
Senior eCommerce Manager, Chelsea Peers
Frequently Asked Questions
With a proven track record of exceptional Shopify theme development and builds, we’ll ensure your brand makes a splash on Shopify Plus. Contact us today to discuss custom Shopify theme builds, Shopify replatforming and migration projects, large bespoke projects or internationalisation.
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 design and build. After having a quick, obligation-free chat about your Shopify Plus requirements, we can give you a ballpark starting price for our Shopify theme development and building services. From there, we can put together a detailed proposal with specific estimated costs for the entire bespoke Shopify build (see details on project proposals below). Contact us today to get the process started!

How long will it take to design, build and launch my eCommerce website with a custom Shopify theme?

The length of Shopify theme development time - from discovery to launch - will greatly depend on your specific project requirements. After discussing this with you, we’ll prepare a full proposal, including timescales tailored to your project. In general, for a more complex custom Shopify theme development project, we typically estimate a 4-6 month timescale.

I’ve never managed a Shopify development project before. What support can you offer?

Join one of our complimentary and obligation-free eCommerce Replatforming Masterclasses! Available to UK retailers planning a replatforming project to Shopify Plus, we share our expertise from over 400 successful eCommerce projects and bring it all to life with an abundance of client examples. By the end of the masterclass, you’ll be ready to deliver a high-performing, head-turning eCommerce website migration!

What information is included in your bespoke Shopify theme development proposals?

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

  • Custom Shopify development 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 optimisation and Shopify support services?

We certainly can! Our Shopify optimisation and Shopify support packages - which form your bluprint for success with blubolt and Shopify Plus - are available in Gold and Platinum. Each can be tailored to your specific needs and include:

  • Gold Package. We can take over the management of your existing Shopify Plus website and provide services like custom Shopify development, Shopify 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 all of 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 Shopify developers at blubolt can work on your site without any confusion!

  • Platinum Package. Want to supercharge your site? In addition to the Gold Package services, you’ll enjoy our popular and highly effective Shopify optimisation service. We’ll help you seize untapped eCommerce opportunities by analysing data and user research to identify friction points and website opportunities. This ultimately leads to meaningful A/B tests and changes to improve user experience and boost KPIs.

Read more about our Shopify optimisation and Shopify support packages here, or get in touch to discuss your specific requirements here.

Where is the blubolt development team based?

Our Shopify development team is a fully in-house service. We have flexible working arrangements, so our team of expert Shopify developers are 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 development 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 theme and development expertise into Shopify Plus - the fast and flexible platform of choice for ambitious brands. Browse our client work to get some Shopify Plus inspiration for your project!

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