Carrd Microsites

A single page microsite from Carrd.co is a good approach for businesses who want a simple fully responsive online point of contact.

Carrd.co sites are great for hosting profiles, landing pages for apps, focused campaigns, or event signups. For a solo tradesman or professional practice a Carrd microsite can complement listings on directories like Yelp or marketplaces like Etsy, Ebay, or Houzz. You’ll be where your potential customers are looking for your services and own a unique URL that's less vulnerable to pay for play shakedowns.

Affordable Pricing

You can access the core features and up to 3 sites for free. More features and additional sites can be unlocked at paid pricing tiers of $19/$49/$99 per year.

Simple Setup

With a Carrd.co site, your key decisions revolve around finding the right content (logo, copy, and photos) to flesh out your site, and filling out a few fields correctly for SEO.

Sample Site

Darrow Law is a sample carrd.co site designed to showcase a simple informational approach.

Hassle Free Design, Build and Launch

If you need help with site design, sourcing content, feature setup, or with integration with 3rd party services on Carrd consider a turnkey approach with VeryCleverDesign. A fixed cost starting at $2K, and a strong process that will get you a beautiful new website up and running on time and on budget.

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Shopify E-Commerce Websites

The Shopify E-Commerce platform offers a significant step up from Squarespace in features including:

  • Strong support for different online channels
  • In-Person Point-of Sale
  • Wholesale
  • Customer Accounts with Recurring Payments

Its main limitation are limited layout options for blogging or custom landing pages. That might change but for the time being I recommend hosting these functions on a separate service using a subdomain.

Shopify offers a few free themes that are a great starting point for small to medium sized stores. The code behind the theme's visual appearance is easily accessible and minor updates are supported by shopify.

More complex feature upgrades can be accomplished with paid themes, paid plugins supported by vetted partners, or custom coding by vetted developers.

Pricing tiers are $29/$79/$299 per month with lower credit card rates and 3rd party transaction fees as you move to higher tiers.

Shopify Services

VeryCleverDesign offers the following services:

  • Store setup and design
  • Theme modifications
  • Migration to Shopify from other platform
  • eCommerce Consulting
  • SEO optimization

E-Commerce projects require careful consideration of functionality, existing site traffic and SEO, assessment of any neccessary upgrades to the chosen theme, and additional coding or plugins.

VCD will help you decide the best options based on your requirements and budget. We’ll work with together with a fixed price bid for the website redesign, buildout and launch, with a timeline for deliverables by both parties.

Shopify Example

Below you can see a sample customization of Shopify’s Debut Theme for a fictional Cactus Nursery.

Plants have well structured information that inform a customer’s purchases. Managing that information and leveraging it as part of the product presentation is way to inform customer and part of the website’s SEO strategy as a go-to location for information.

The customization uses the Power Tools App for enabling multi-tag filtering and HTML and CSS to display product variants on each page.

This theme is fully responsive for an equal beautiful presentation on both mobile and desktop.

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