Shopify Development

Creating market leading e-commerce solutions

A strong online presence for your store is essential to give your customers the best experience possible. Here at UpShift, we have created Shopify web stores for a range of clients, each one customised perfectly to their brand and customers. Using your input, we create a design that reflects your vision, and once it is approved by you, we develop it into an amazing web store.

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Do you want a Shopify developer who:

  • Has extensive experience in Shopify development?
  • Is as passionate about the look and feel as they are meticulous with the coding?
  • Creates an amazing website around your brand and product?
  • Provides clear and concise communication throughout the project?
  • Crafts a sophisticated, yet intuitive experience for you and your customers?
Realise your E-commerce goals with UpShift!

Why choose UpShift to create your Shopify store?

A wealth of Experience

UpShift has developed a broad range of Shopify web stores, giving us market-leading knowledge of how to customise Shopify to your needs.

Broad appeal or niche market

Whether you occupy a small niche, or want to broaden your reach into the mass market, we can perfectly tailor the experience of your site to your product journey.

Clear, straightforward communication

While our work is highly technical, we cut through the technical jargon to provide clear, easy to understand communication so you can keep track of your project, while focussing on your business.

Sharp and Engaging

Not only will your website look great, we design your site to be clean and intuitive, driving up traffic, session length, and conversion rates.

Here’s just some of our shopify expertise to date

So how does this happen?


We open up discussion around what your current situation is and what you want from your web store. If needed, we can provide you with assistance to create a detailed brief that sets clear expectations.


Based on the brief, we make a plan that covers the workload of the project. This takes into account a range of factors, including data migration, add-on, customisation's, apps and integrations. This helps us set expectations around time frames and costs.


"We consider your product and content needs, using this to select one of hundreds of available themes for your store". This allows a seamless user experience, whether they are browsing and researching, or know exactly what they want.


We create a design concept allowing you to visualise the end result. Once you are happy with the concept and it is finalised, we incorporate it throughout the development process to ensure it is reflected in your new store.


This is where we create the functionality and structure of the store. Using the design concept as a guide, we apply and customised themes. We can do this cleanly and effectively, ensuring that your store is as lightning fast as it is functional. We integrate apps, migrate data and ensure that the store runs as smoothly as possible.


Testing is crucial, so we undertake a wide range of testing including layout, structure, and usability. We make sure that your store is easy to use and rock solid.


We hand the store over to you. We make you the expert of your site, so you,and your customers can take advantage of its full potential.

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We are a climate positive business

UpShift is proud to have achieved Climate Positive Business Operations with Ekos. Since 2019 we have measured and offset 120% of our carbon footprint with certified carbon credits.

These certified carbon credits are sourced from projects that grow and protect indigenous forests in New Zealand and help to deliver climate resilence, waterways protection, erosion control, biodiversity conservation and community economic development.