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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's about setting up an online shop with the help of Shopify partner Doric Design

Is there any funding available to help me get online?

Digital Boost Development Grants are now open for applications. Grants can include building, maintaining and hosting your website (for the first year), see the FAQs on the Digital Boost Development Grant website for what other expenditure is likely to be accepted.   The grants are:

- Funded by The Scottish Government
- The grant will contribute 75% and clients will contribute 25% of total project costs
- Grants of up to £25K for VAT registered businesses, or £5K for non-VAT registered

Grant Application Submission Deadline 28 February 2021

This fund is being delivered by DigitalBoost, Business Gateway's digital skills programme for Scottish businesses. The Scottish Government have released a £10m fund to further support businesses with a DigitalBoost Development Grant.

How much does it cost to set up an online shop?

The cost can vary depending on your requirements.
You can get a good idea of what we charge to set up a Shopify online shop by using our cost calculator.
Doric Design cost calculator

How long does it take to set up a Shopify shop?

Depending on your requirements and how ready you are, Doric Design could have you ready to sell in as little as 10 days.
Take a look at our demo shops to see what's possible
Butcher's demo shop
Clothing demo shop

How do I get help setting up an online shop?

Here at Doric Design, we start with an initial consultation to find out what you need from your online shop and to see if we're a good fit for what you need, and from there we will send you a costed proposal along with a timeline for the project.
Contact us about your shop

What information will Doric Design need from me to build an online shop?

We'll need to know about your current setup, for example, are you selling online at the moment?
We'll need to understand what your customers need from your online shop and what you want to achieve with the shop as well.
Contact us about your shop

What happens when you contact Doric Design about an online shop?

We start with an initial consultation to find out what you need from your online shop, and if we can help you, we will send you a costed proposal along with an estimated timeline for the project.
Contact us about your shop

What online shop platforms do you work with and why?

We've spent some time looking at different online shop platforms, and we favour Shopify due to it having the best balance of functionality (in the core system and the additional apps), ease of use, personalisation, stability, security and scalability with great documentation and support at a fair price.
We may be able to help you with other platforms, like Wix or
We also may be help you to migrate to Shopify from other platforms.
Why we chose Shopify

Why work with Doric Design?

We'll work closely with you to build an online shop that meets your customer's need and achieves your goals.
More about us

Shop demos

Explore our online demo shops, products, special offers, checkout

Why Shopify?

Choosing Shopify as our ecommerce platform


Costs to expect when setting up your online shop

Who are we

Meet the team and see how we approach your project

Doric Design LLP
Phone: 07851 733 097
Address: Summer’s View, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, AB23 8YN
Company registration number:  
ICO registration number: ZA541508

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