We help brands create and optimize their ecommerce experiences
Who we are
We are a passionate group of people, Based in Ukraine, creating high quality stores and apps
people in team
What your Shopify requests we can cover
Shopify theme customisation
Shopify custom themes
Custom themes means that we are able to create fully personalized themes with the design, functionality and feel exactly you need. Yet as might be expected it requires more time and close collaboration with a designer and marketing specialist. We’d recommend considering this very approach if you aim to maintain your website in the future while implementing new features.
Shopify ready-to-use themes
Paid themes are usually the simplest to work with, they already have base functionality built-in and this is your choice if you want to kick-in as soon as possible. However, this approach has its downsides and the biggest of them is that we’re basically limited with the design and functionality that this theme provides. We surely could modify the theme and even rework it from the ground up, but it might lead to issues in the future like performance or over complexity.
Shopify Plus is the plan if you need maximum of Shopify as a platform. In short, you get priority support, extended analytics (Shopify assures that they’re even using AI to provide you with insights), unlimited staff accounts, an ability to modify the checkout process and access to specific API endpoints and so on. You always could upgrade the current Shopify store to the Plus.
In summer 2021 Shopify announced their big update. Among other things for business owners, development tools also have been improved significantly which we’re already using.
Means that if a theme is built in a specific way, it provides opportunities to manage UI components that can be added, removed, and configured directly through the theme editor without having to touch a theme’s code. Images, texts, even entire sections can be modified within minutes therefore you don’t need a developer to put for example a hero banner for your Black Friday campaign or even create an event-specific page.
Better and faster product filtering
Product filtering is built natively in Shopify, so there is less loading time, which increases your site speed and decreases your bounce rate. Managing and using filters becomes much easier.
Business owners are always in control over changes made by developers and we are easily able to return back to the previous version in a minute. Version control is bidirectional, meaning if any changes have been made to a theme in the admin panel they’re automatically committed to the repo on Github.
New added multilingual capabilities
With the new Markets feature no need for external integrations or a headless setup, multilingual stores are built natively on Shopify including multiple languages, currencies, tax rates and subdomain separation.
Headless eCommerce (React+Node) and Polaris (React)
Shopify is a SaaS platform hence it has limitations in terms of implementation of some functionality. We basically don’t have access to the backend part and direct access to the database, instead we’re working with themes on frontend and data provided by Shopify using a specific template language called Liquid. If additional functionality is required then it can be done using so-called apps (custom extensions). We can purchase 3rd party apps from the Shopify app store (there are thousands of them) or to create our own apps. For the last, an external server for backend and database is required. We can “communicate” with Shopify using their special Admin API with Rest or GraphQL. Also, best practice would be considered (yet not required) using a tool made by Shopify called Polaris, which allows developers to implement that app into Shopify natively right into the admin panel.If the only thing that you need from Shopify is the admin panel, then you’re probably looking for a custom frontend. Shopify has an API for this called Storefront API and we’re able to work with it using GraphQL and React.
We provide a technical audit for your eСommerce store to check it for any performance issues (including Core Vitals). Also, we’re able to spot any “red flags” that might cause problems in future, such as using an outdated theme or a paid app which can be natively replaced by plain code in theme (therefore removing the monthly payment). Moreover, we aim to implement the most cutting-edge functionality in terms of coding as well as boost your conversion by collaborating with a marketing specialist.
Shopify has basic SEO functionality by default - title, description, meta tags. Additionally, we can add schema markup. Also, we are ready to work with a marketing specialist in case you need more advanced configuration.
If the website was developed on a different platform – the only way we could work is developing it on Shopify from scratch. For sure, Shopify allows product database migration running with CSV files and have apps which helps with migration on a certain level.
UI/UX web design and branding
Creating all eCommerce related design: logo, branding development; roadmapping, wireframes, web design. Also, we’re covering mailing and social media ads design.
The company's workflow
What you get from our cooperation
We provide a detailed decomposition and estimation of the project, build a team based on the scope of the project, so you always can see what kind of work you are paying for.
The success of the project depends on the quality of communication within the team, so we are as open as possible and initiate communication with you in the format: Weekly stand-ups, calls reporting, detailed documentation, communication in Slack, etc.
Code quality insurance
The quality of the written code directly affects the optimization, speed and convenience of shopping, so every developer is a true professional and knows how to implement a store or application in the best way.
Detailed reporting and deliverables
All our processes are transparent so you can track progress at all stages of the project. We provide all the reporting so that you can understand the status of the project and how to manage the store without development in the end.
Our amazing works
We've been working on Shopify 2.0 migration, custom development, website optimisation and constant maintenance. We made this project entirely as part of a team and implemented Shopify solutions that help our client achieve their goals most efficiently.
For the last two years, we have been providing support and fully covering the front-end development of the website. We have already made: the transition to Shopify Plus and Shopify 2.0, bundles functionality, and the comparison feature. Also, we provide constant maintenance for conversion optimization.
Our team covered the whole front-end part of the project. We have created a connection between the logic of the brands’ admin panel and customers so the average user receives all the necessary information about the product and the brand. Under the hood, we use modern technologies (Shopify as the core of the admin panel for managing collections, Strapi for managing content on the site, and Next.js js for the UI, which makes the platform fast and easy to use on different devices).
What our clients say about us
We have been amazingly surprised since the very beginning about their professionalism and technical skills. We knew that moving to Shopify 2.0 was not going to be an easy task, but they handled everything perfectly and I was happily surprised about the deep technical knowledge of the developers. Without any doubt, Grandz is an amazing partner to bring your Shopify store to the next level, great professionals and better human beings. Keep rocking Grandz team!
Co-Founder and CEO at Barner
I can certainly leave you a 5 star review! Love the new website - and it does appear to have improved conversions. Everyone definitely likes it more.
CEO at Prestige Botanicals
After replacing multiple agencies for inferior performance, I found Grandz. From day one their dedication and diligence was way beyond anything I had worked with previously. Not only was their scripting high level, but they thought through problems, getting ahead of issues new features were going to cause. Their commitment and resourcefulness has lead to Grandz being my go-to agency, and I have been working with them for a few years now. Cannot recommend highly enough
Director at Nectar Sleep
The Grandz team covered the whole front-end part of the project. They created a connection between the logic of the brands’ admin panel and customers so that the average user receives all the necessary information about the product and the brand. Also, they focused on little things, such as displaying the time and date of delivery depending on the country, convenient search and navigation, uncluttered UI, and much more.
Camiel van Dooren
CEO at Productpine
I really liked working with them. They were quick to understand my requests and they were proactive when they identified areas and functionality that weren't clearly defined. They asked questions before doing it, which is great. I would definitely hire again.