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I’m a freelance Shopify designer based in Torquay, Devon



Below are some testimonials from a few of my Shopify clients about their experiences with my services.

Richard was super helpful, he took the time to truly understand exactly what I needed from the very beginning and then not only built me a brilliant website, but he went above and beyond to make sure I had the tools to run it myself going forward. He came up with excellent suggestions and ideas which I hadn’t thought of myself, always going the extra mile to ensure I understand the process and felt happy with each stage. I could not recommend him more, a truly brilliant service from start to finish!

Holly Watkins (Sourced By Holly, London) Interior Designer and Household Furnishings Shop owner - 5* Google Review

What a find! Richard is passionate and customer attentive he listened to my requirements planned for the future helped us migrate from our old site and hosting to a more stable customer friendly and ultimately taking more orders already NEW site 5 stars all-round!

Mr Mark Stephen Turner (WeLoveCushions) Luxury Hand Made Cushions proudly handmade in the UK! - 5* Bark Review

We had a vision of a rebuild project of our entire website. Spoke to Richard about the project and he had a proposal drafted and costed within days. Pleasure to work with and made everything every simple! For such a big project to be completed in under 4 weeks was amazing! Looking forward to working with RH Web Designs for foreseeable future!

Greg Nicolson (Bruntsfield Sports, Edinburgh) Sports shop owner - 5* Google review

I can not praise Richard enough . Right from the start good communication. He has done everything asked and more. In a very short time I realised I had found the right man for the job. Trust this man I have and really glad I did. Chris Newson Artist

Chris Newson (ArtistChris) Oil Painter and Gallery Owner - 5* Google Review

Excellent service from Richard, very happy with his professional approach, knowledge and expertise, i will certainly be using his services again and can definitely recommend RHWebDesigns.

John Brett (BamalamaPosters, London) Vintage Music and Movie Poster Shop owner - 5* Bark Review


I have assisted numerous businesses of all sizes in boosting their online sales and expanding their online audience reach through visually appealing, high-converting, user-friendly Shopify websites.

I am highly skilled in creating and designing e-commerce websites on the Shopify platform that meet all of my client's needs.

Below are some recently completed Shopify web sites where you can check out my work.

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10 Compelling Reasons to Select RHWebDesigns as Your Freelance Shopify Designer

I have extensive experience in developing and designing e-commerce websites on the Shopify platform.  I've helped numerous businesses increase their online sales and audience reach through visually appealing and user-friendly Shopify stores.

01 Responsiveness

When you work with me, you can expect quick and a reliable service from start to finish. I am always available and responsive to your needs, ensuring that your project stays on track and is completed in a timely manner. No logging support tickets or waiting days for a response!

02 Affordability

I offer budget-friendly options that are much more affordable than what you would pay an agency. My overhead costs are relatively low, which allows me to keep my prices lower & pass those savings to my clients. This can help reduce the overall Shopify website designer cost for your project.

03 Personal Approach

My clients find me easy to work with and understand me. I take a personalised approach with every project, working with you one-on-one to understand the specific needs of your business and to deliver your goals..

04 Knowledge & Experience

With over 15+ years experience working in ecommerce, I’ve accumulated a wealth of commercial business expertise to help deliver high-quality results.  I can call on this extensive range of skills at all times enabling me to tackle most challenges that come my way.

05 Extensive Skillsets

My skillset is diverse and multifaceted, allowing me to provide a wide range of services to my clients. From design to development, I have the skills and experience to bring your vision to life.

06 Attention to Detail

I am meticulous and precise in my work, paying attention to every detail along the way. I take great pride in delivering high-quality online solutions that will hopefully exceed your expectations.

07 Flexibility

As your online professional, I understand that every business is unique and offer flexibility to meet your needs. My online services are scalable and adaptable, ensuring that I can provide the right solution for you and your business.

08 Communication

Clear and effective communication is key to any successful project. I strive to keep you updated and informed throughout the process, ensuring your needs and expectations are met. 

09 Quality

I take pride in delivering high-quality work that meets and exceeds your expectations. I use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure that your website is professional and up-to-date.

10 Proven Results

My track record of success speaks for itself. I have worked with a wide range of merchants, delivering proven results time and time again. You can trust that your project will be in good hands with me.

Let's Make This Happen For You

These Google and Shopify screenshots are from client's websites I have designed on the Shopify platform and show how successful my Shopify website launches are!

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shopify admin screenshot confirming how much traffic a newly launched Shopify website is receiving

Freelance Shopify Designer FAQ's

Here are just a few pertinent frequently asked questions about Shopify.

The fees charged by Shopify designers can vary depending on factors such as their experience, the complexity of the project, and the specific services required. It is best to discuss your project requirements with designers directly to get accurate pricing information.

Yes, you can hire a Shopify designer or developer to set up your Shopify store. Freelancers and agencies often offer services to assist with store setup, including creating product pages, configuring payment gateways, customizing the design, and setting up necessary integrations. Be sure to discuss your requirements and budget with the professional you hire.

Yes, it is possible to work as a freelancer on the Shopify platform. Many designers offer their services on a freelance basis, allowing clients to hire them for specific projects or tasks related to Shopify store design, development, or customisation.

Although I am located in Torquay, Devon, which is famously known as the English Riviera, I have successfully developed Shopify websites for small to medium businesses throughout the United Kingdom. My services are not limited to clients in close proximity; I have served clients across various regions, including Cornwall, London, and even Scotland. While I am happy to conduct site visits in the local Devon areas like Newton Abbot, Exeter, and Plymouth, I have experience working remotely and delivering quality websites regardless of geographical distance.

As a leading ecommerce platform, Shopify allows business owners to create and manage their own online stores with ease. Its easy-to-use interface and powerful features offer a wide range of customization options. With Shopify, you can quickly create a store that’s tailored to your brand and products. Shopify also provides excellent customer service and support, including 24/7 access to their team of experts. It’s also easy to integrate Shopify with other tools, such as accounting software, marketing tools, and more. Plus, Shopify offers a variety of features that can help merchants to increase sales and grow their business.
One of the key benefits of using Shopify for website design is its user-friendly interface. The platform’s drag-and-drop editor makes it easy to customize the layout and design of your store, even if you don’t have any coding experience. You can choose from a range of templates and themes, or create a completely custom design using HTML and CSS.

Shopify’s checkout is best in class and others come close.  So just by having your business online with Shopify will improve your overall conversion rate.

Fast hosting, optimised websites means quicker loading , increased conversion rate and ultimately more sales!

Shopify offers a variety of features that can help optimise your online store for conversions, such as built-in marketing tools, abandoned cart recovery, and more. Plus, its optimised hosting and responsive themes make sure that your store loads quickly and looks great on any device. This helps to ensure your customers have an extremely  positive experience when they visit your store, leading to more conversions.

Another advantage of using Shopify for ecommerce website design is the platform’s built-in marketing tools. With features like email marketing, social media integration, and abandoned cart recovery, it’s easy to promote your store and drive sales. You can also use Shopify’s analytics and reporting tools to track your store’s performance and identify areas for improvement.

Shopify’s cloud architecture is  100% secure and reliable. Shopify stores are protected by multiple layers of security and encryption to keep your store and customer data safe. Plus, Shopify is constantly monitoring its platform for any potential security threats.

In addition to its design and marketing capabilities, Shopify is also known for its fast and reliable hosting. The platform uses advanced technology to ensure that your store loads quickly, even during high traffic periods. This is especially important for e-commerce websites, as slow load times can be a major barrier to conversions.

One of the essentials in modern website design is mobile optimisation. With the increasing number of people using their smartphones to shop online, it’s important to make sure that your online shop is easy to navigate and use on mobile devices. Most of Shopify’s 2.0 themes are designed to automatically adjust to the screen size of the device (responsive design) being used, ensuring that your online store looks great on any device.

Shopify is a powerful tool for online store design, offering a range of features and tools that make it easy to create a professional and effective online store. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced e-commerce seller, Shopify has something to offer for everyone. So, it is a great choice for your website design.

Tools for unlimited growth potential… Some of the best features of Shopify include its intuitive drag-and-drop store builder, easy payment processing, built-in marketing tools, and its extensive app store. The drag-and-drop store builder makes it easy to create a store in minutes without any coding experience. 

Shopify also offers a wide range of payment processors, allowing you to accept payments from customers around the world. Its built-in marketing suite allows you to easily create and manage email campaigns, discounts, and more. Finally, its app store offers over 3,000 apps and integrations, allowing you to add custom features to your store.

The Shopify app for iOS and Android makes it easy to administer and view your store from anywhere. You can access your store’s dashboard, manage orders, process payments, review analytics, and more. You can also use the app to add products, manage customers, customize your store’s look, and more. All of this can be done on the go, making it easy to stay on top of your store’s performance and make any necessary adjustments.”

Here’s a list of just some of Shopify’s key features:

  • Easy drag-and-drop store builder
  • Comprehensive payment processing options
  • Built-in marketing tools
  • Over 3,000 apps and integrations
  • Excellent customer service and support
  • Inventory management
  • Shipping and fulfillment
  • Mobile app for managing store on-the-go
  • Abandoned cart recovery
  • Comprehensive analytics dashboard
  • Multi-language and currency support
  • Security and fraud prevention tools

Extremely.. You’ll be in good company as currently, over 1.7 million businesses around the world use Shopify to power their online stores. This shows just how popular the platform is, and how it can help businesses of all sizes to succeed in the ecommerce space.

Businesses using Shopify range from small, independent stores to large, enterprise-level operations. No matter the size of your business, you can find success with Shopify.

Moving isn’t always painful and re-platforming to Shopify is incredibly easy. All you need to do is connect your existing store to Shopify and you’re ready to go. Shopify will then migrate your products, customers, and orders to the new platform. This process is simple and can be done in minutes. Once your store is set up, you can start taking advantage of all of Shopify’s features and start growing your business.

Giving customers multiple payment method choice
Shopify currently supports a variety of payment methods, including credit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, and more. This makes it easy for customers to pay for their purchases and helps to increase conversions. Plus, Shopify offers fraud protection and encryption to ensure that customer data is always secure.

Shopify is a popular e-commerce platform that allows merchants to create and host their own online stores. There are a variety of payment options available for merchants using Shopify to accept payments from their customers.

  • Credit and debit cards: Shopify supports payments from a wide range of credit and debit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and more.
  • PayPal: Shopify can be integrated with PayPal, allowing customers to pay using their PayPal account.
  • Apple Pay: Customers using Safari on a supported device can make payments using Apple Pay.
  • Google Wallet: Customers using the Chrome browser on a supported device can make payments using Google Pay.
  • Shopify Payments: This is Shopify’s own payment gateway, which allows merchants to accept credit and debit card payments directly through their online store.
  • Alternative payment methods: In addition to the above options, Shopify also supports WorldPay and  range of subscriptions based payment providers too, ReCharge, PayWhirl, and ReBuy.

It’s worth noting that the specific payment options available to a merchant will depend on their location and the plan they are using with Shopify. Additionally, merchants can choose to enable or disable certain payment methods for their store.

To become a freelance Shopify developer, it is recommended to gain a solid understanding of the Shopify platform and its features. Familiarise yourself with Shopify’s theme development, app integration, and customisation options. Building a Shopify portfolio showcasing your Shopify development skills can also help attract clients as a freelance Shopify developer.

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