Headless Shopify Commerce Agency
We ❤️ deploying Shopify with ReactJS & Hydrogen
The fastest custom Shopify stores
We'll make your Shopify store the fastest from the standpoint of Google, SEO and user experience.
Using the Hydrogen framework from Shopify and our decade long experience deploying ReactJS projects, we're uniqley positioned to deliver the turbo speed shopping experiences that score 90+ across the board on Core Web Vitals.
Custom crafted bespoke storefronts
We do custom crafted storefronts. Experiences that integrate deeply in your services.
Go beyond vanilla Shopify storefronts and what their theming can do, and do literally any sort of shopping UI.
We're a technology agency that offers premium websites, webapps and mobile apps - and we leverage that to bring Shopify into your applications and websites, creating a seamless experience for your customers.
What is Shopify's Hydrogen?
Hydrogen is Shopify's official stack for building headless commerce solutions.
We leverage it to create the custom shopping experience based on Shopify.
Among it's advantages are:
It accelerates development for faster time to market
It is opinionated so its architecture is familiar to all Hydrogen developers, yet flexible enough to accommodate any scenario.
It is based on ReactJS, which means you have no limits in terms of UX.
It is optimized for performance. No other storefront, Shopify or otherwise, can match its speed. This gives it an edge for discoverability via Google and SEO rankings.
Our clients in commerce
Makers’ Den built bespoke frontends and APIs with Typescript/ReactJS/NodeJS which connect with Klarna’s existing services to deliver cutting edge payment journeys. Their engineers provided excellent on-site technical expertise, communication and a culture of transparency and consistent delivery for a full year.
Makers' Den played a key role in building our centralized moderation system. They're delivery-focused, consistently shipping high quality solutions. We found in them a partner we can trust to make the right architectural, technological and personnel decisions to best support our business interest
Frequently asked questions
I want to keep my idea confidential. Will you sign an NDA with me?
Yes, we sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) always when a client wants it. We can do it at the very beginning before we discuss your project's details, or at another stage of the process - it's up to you.
Do I own the intellectual property rights of my application?
Yes, you are the owner of Intellectual Property rights at all times.
Where is your development team located?
Berlin. We can co-locate with you if you have an office in Berlin, or we will work remotely for you from our own office.
What is the pricing model?
You work with us on a Time & Materials basis. The total cost depends on the actual time the team spends on the development. You are in charge of the project’s scope and set priorities for the development team.
Time & Materials allows flexibility for you to set the direction of development depending on the users’ feedback, market situation, or opportunities that arise during the development.
For more about how we create estimates read how to estimate software projects.
What would my development team look like?
We adjust the team depending on your needs. Our speciality is low overhead teams, where every member is contributing concretely towards customer facing features. That means everyone is either doing development or design.
Roles like Project managment, Business Analysts and QA are responsibilies which are shouldered by our business oriented developers or designers.
You will traditionally take the role of a Product Owner, making decisions on priority and scope.
Can you hand the code over to another team?
Yes. We create easily understandble and maintainable code using well known frameworks which don’t require niche knowledge.
The runtime environments are always either your own or easily duplicatable in common cloud environments like AWS.
What is the experience level of my team?
We only like to use seniors. It is tempting to use “average” developers when looking to optimize hourly prices, but the difference in output of a true senior developer compared to a passable one tends to be staggering, easily 10x.
How am I kept up-to-date of development?
We have fixed length iterations (1-2 weeks), at the end of which you will be demoed the current progress. You will have access to team members through Slack, email and video calls and our regular meetings.
We can also regularly work on-site in your office if you’re in Berlin. In addition to this you will have access to our project management tools (Jira or Asana), which we update daily.
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Meet Your Makers
Why Hire Us
We love what we do and only employ people with a similar mindset. You ship faster by working with a small team where each member is a true senior. With us you get direct access to everyone. This keeps overhead low and output high.
You are in control. We offer full transparency of progress and potential problems. We keep you informed and present options, but you make the decisions.
Our clients are important to us. Projects start and end, but the relationships with our clients usually span multiple years.
We're not the right choice for everyone, but if you care about the website you're creating - and would like to work with makers that share your conviction - we could be a good fit.