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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.

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Research.
  • Data-led analysis

  • Qualitative & quantitative research

  • User research & testing

  • Competitor analysis & benchmarking

02
Plan.
  • Digital strategy

  • Definition & discovery

  • UX audit & goal-planning

  • Wireframe & prototype

03
Design.
  • Creative design

  • Implementation

  • Testing & iteration

  • Training & support

04
Optimise.
  • 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."
Chris Mattingly
Chris Mattingly
Co-founder & Commercial Director
Our awards.
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Adnams
Bella Freud
Bella Freud
Case Furniture
Case Furniture
Porcelain Superstore
Porcelain Superstore
Pipers Farm
Pipers Farm
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 having a quick, obligation-free chat about your Shopify Plus requirements, we can give you a ballpark starting price for our Shopify theme design and development services. From there, we can put together a detailed proposal with specific estimated costs for the entire bespoke Shopify design and build (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 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.

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 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 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!

Read more about us.

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!

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