The Taproom Agency

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  • Shopify Expert since 10/2014
  • Projects starting at $4,000


About The Taproom Agency

Welcome to the Taproom Agency.
So glad you’re here.

We create high-powered ecommerce solutions for fast-growing Shopify businesses.

We're champions of growth. We love the rising star. We selectively partner with clients who want to get to the next level and are looking for strategic thought leaders. Our roots are in Atlanta, GA and we never outsource.


Store Setup & Theme Development

Creating beautiful, perfectly functioning Shopify stores is our secret sauce. Whether you’re migrating from another platform or launching a new site, we know ecommerce like nobody’s business.


Website Design & Branding

Our team of creative powerhouses will work their magic to design your perfect brand, website, and commerce experience— one that turns casual shoppers into forever customers.


Digital & Social Marketing

From building your social media presence to implementing a solid SEO strategy, effective marketing should smash your business goals. Next stop: world domination.


Content Strategy & Photography

First impressions count when it comes to your content and images—it’s how customers interact with your brand and products. Professional copywriting, editing, and photography help your site shine from landing page to checkout.

32 Testimonials

Edi Health

The Taproom Agency is the most professional website agency I've ever worked with. Everything about our communications via email, Basecamp, and calls was extremely organized thanks to a fantastic project manager. The Taproom Agency goes beyond just website design - they have members of the team who are dedicated to helping with website copy, which was a fantastic perk. Their design team helped with several iterations of the site, and they were incredibly responsive to feedback. Kelly, the lead developer, did an amazing job with the website. I look forward to continuing to work with this outstanding group of ladies.

AS Research

Kelly got the work done quickly and accurately - very good experience and we'll work with her again in the future!

All Girl Shave Club

I could not have asked for a better experience working with the Taproom! Kelly and her team are incredibly knowledgeable, organized, responsive and kind! It was an absolute pleasure working with them and I look forward to a long relationship! As an e-commerce business owner, it is essential to have a great developer on your team - and I can't think of a better partner than the Taproom! Kelly was able to make our website dreams come to life and offered really great suggestions on how to optimize the flow. She really knows her stuff and works fast! I can't say enough positive about my experience! I highly, highly recommend!


The Taproom Agency was great to work with. The planning process is very thorough. I was able to see how things were progressing easily during the project. The site looks great and the team was a pleasure to work with.


Great to work with and very responsive. They were able to bring my vision for my website to life. Recommend them highly!

Kami Paper

5 Stars for Taproom Agency

I rave about Taproom to all my friends. It was a difficult exercise finding the right e-commerce and digital agency with the right fit for our brand, products, style and budget.

Taproom was ideal for us, and managed our projects to great satisfaction.

We are an Australian company and Taproom handled the disparate time zones professionally.

Our project was well taken care of by the entire team, and everyone was warm and lovely to work with, and came with wide-ranging expertise. They guided our project closely, all the way to completion.

Our e-commerce site required lots of custom components and Taproom took it in stride, with confidence, and delivered.

The Mint Julep Boutique

For anyone looking to partner with a company to help design, develop, and/or prepare your site for launch or for a design or development partner post-launch then we highly recommend partnering with The Taproom Agency. The team at The Taproom Agency demonstrates the highest levels of professionalism and work ethic. We partnered with them to help design, develop, and transition our site to Shopify and had an amazing experience. We had several unexpected issues come up both prior to and after launch and they helped us to come up with solutions every step of the way. Thanks again to the entire Taproom Agency team!

Progressive Nutracare

To put it simply, Kelly and her team at the Taproom exceeded our expectations. From the start, she was very professional and gave good honest counsel. She was able to help us realize our vision and create a beautiful site that allows us to be competitive with the the major players in our industry. As someone new to web design and development, having The Taproom in our corner allowed our organization to take a dramatic leap forward in realizing our goals; this was huge for us. Kelly and her team know their subject matter well. It was a pleasure working with her and her team and I would definitely work with The Taproom again.
Joshua Lovern, General Manager for Progressive Nutracare

Great to work with! When new challenges presented themselves (as they often do with technology), we worked through them together and Taproom/Kelly hammered away at solutions that worked best for our company and customers.

Prestigious Gemstones International

Kelly and her team have been a total pleasure to work with. I have found Kelly to be very knowledgeable regarding all the aspects of working within the Shopify platform. She helped us figure out everything from finding the right themes to knowing what apps would be beneficial, and even helped us out with some coding questions. Kelly's team also helped us with our branding and our marketing, particularly in taking advantage of what social media has to offer. I would highly recommend The Taproom Agency to those who are looking for help starting an e-commerce business.


We couldn’t be happier with Kelly Vaughn and The Taproom Agency. Kelly’s level of expertise was evident from the very first conversation we had with her. Our migration process wasn’t straightforward or easy, and we were very thankful to have Kelly on our team! She helped resolve complicated issues, always had an answer or a ready solution and was immediately responsive, even outside office hours.

From design to development and store migration, Kelly can make it happen - and fast. You’ll never get the feeling that you’re “just another client”. Always willing to go the extra mile, Kelly takes pride in her work and genuinely cares about her clients. Even among “experts”, true talent and professionalism are hard to find. We are so glad to have discovered Kelly! She greatly exceeded our expectations and we look forward to working on many new projects together.

Marc Skid

I’m a start up in every sense of the word. After working in the corporate world for 25 years, I decided to bring an idea I had to life. Starting a business is a frustrating endeavor and also tough on the people that are helping you. I had initially hired an agency but the follow up, creativity, and the desire to figure out challenges was lacking. I separated from them after a year. I feel so fortunate to have found Kelly to bring my site and business to life. When I asked if something was possible, she investigated the possibilities before saying no or suggesting something else. Kelly has a great eye and is great sounding board. Her follow up is great in all situations. She can deliver on a job with an immediate turnaround or one like mine with a pace that varied. In the end, the most important thing is the site. My brand is unique and little unorthodox in its approach to ecommerce. Thanks to Kelly I have the functionality and look I envisioned in my dream!

Goldwing Store

Kelly was awesome to work with! She is extremely knowledgeable and helped make sure that we covered everything, including items we would have never thought of on our own. She stuck to a very specific schedule and delivered every task on time. She was very accessible during the process and answered our questions usually within less than and hour. I highly recommend her and her team if you want a Shopify site done right, the first time!!

Red Umbrella Cosmetics

Kelly had to 'clean up' some things we started with someone that was unable to finish and she did a great, quick job just as she promised. Doing things you say you'll do is important to us and she delivered. We wish we'd started out with her and will continue to use her as our store here evolves. We had been working toward our desperatly necessary improvements for a looong time. Our Shopify site is not up and running as of this review (but will be in a few days) because of finalizations on our end but Kelly is your gal and communicates! So many we contacted either didn't get back to us or left us hanging after they did :(

Chic Soul

Our experience with Kelly was fantastic. We found her by doing a significant amount of research on Shopify experts. Her reviews and ratings were very high, and after going through the entire launch process with her, we understand why her reviews are so positive! Her knowledge of the platform, ability to tell us what would/wouldn’t work on the site, and her attention to detail were all very impressive. Most importantly she set deadlines we needed to hit so we could hit our target launch date. Overall we had a great experience with Kelly and highly recommend her. Thanks Kelly!!

oh, hello friend.

In a word, Kelly is WONDERFUL. Even from the very start of our project at the inquiring stage, we could tell she really cared about the work she does by the time she took to respond to us. She took great depth to answer all our questions and was so thorough with addressing all our needs for the website. (which was a lot) The actual process was good and at the same time tedious but she was so patient with us throughout it all. If we noticed a little issue or detail that needed changing, she would fix immediately. OHF highly recommends Kelly Vaughn - she is a highly skilled developer and really goes the extra mile for her clients. Thank you Kelly!!

SM Magnetics

Kelly is one of the most professional individuals I've worked with. She kept the project on task, and was able to understand the vision for the site. Would recommend her highly to anyone needing a tremendous developer who also understands the importance of design

Kelly was great to work with. She spends time on the front side getting very clear on the deliverables. She connects you and your team to the project management software so you can see all of the tasks and the progress. She works very efficiently and truly understands the business needs. A pleasure to work with.

Bespoken Art

Working with Kelly was great. A few bullet points.

- Knowledgeable
- Consistent Communication
- Able to accommodate custom coding requests.
- Provided guidance where I had questions.

I had considered trying to do this website on my own but am so glad I didn't. Her abilities and knowledge of Shopify and supporting Apps were a huge help all throughout the process. I looked into 8-9 different firms and other individuals to help me with this website and after finishing this process, I'm confident I made the right decision with Kelly

Mindbody Cards and Tags

Great turnaround! Pleasure to work with. Very professional and prompt. I would highly recommend Kelly and plan on using her again.


Kelly and her team delivered exactly what she promised, and then some. I would have no hesitation in using her for any future work. Very professional and very easy to keep up with all that is happening.


Kelly has been working on our new website for the past several months. Her technical skills, professionalism, and ability to turn idea into reality is spectacular. She listened to us closely and delivered beyond our expectations. And, we certainly changed our direction several times, and Kelly was always there to make the adjustments and suggestions in order to meet our objectives.

During the launch of our new website we encountered some technical issues due to a 3rd party host site. After many attempts by the technical staff to correct the issue, we turned to Kelly to help. She worked with the host company to get the issue resolved, and we are successfully up and running.

I would highly, and without hesitation, recommend Kelly to anyone looking for a high-level, top notch developer.

Coquetry Clothing

Kelly was fantastic! We needed to move our site from NetSol to Shopify, and had nearly 1000 products and a lot of particular requests for customization and special features. Kelly is very knowledgeable, quick, and patient. The creativity and helpfulness of her collaborators is wonderful, and the communication programs that they utilize make the process easy and organized. We will definitely be contacting for future projects for www.CoquetryClothing.Com. Thank you!

Le Papier Studio

After doing a long research on Shopify I hired Kelly and her team to migrate my old Zen Cart into Shopify. The process was lengthy and at times complicated. Kelly kept a high lever of professionalism throughout our project. She was very communicative and addressed all my concerns in record time. She is very knowledgeable and very thorough. I would happily recommend her to everyone who is thinking of making Shopify their new selling platform.

InkSpot Workshop

Top Notch! All the WAY! Kelly and her team get the job done. In the 8 years that I've had my own e-commerce site, I've never run across a person as talented, detail oriented and professional as Kelly. I plan on only using her for my Shopify needs.

Athlete Beyond

One of the best! I hire lots of contractors for various projects and I feel fortunate that I ended up with Kelly. I wanted to build a highly customized website and Kelly was extremely knowledgable with all aspect of Shopify. She completed our new website,, in a timely manner within a budget we agreed. She has an excellent project management platform that makes our communication easy. Highly recommend.

Jay L.

Good Habit

Kelly is great! We needed to port over a site from Wordpress and add a few new product pages. Kelly was quick to respond and efficient in getting on the project and getting it done in a tight deadline.

Will surely hire Kelly again.

The Great American Gift and Paper Co.

Kelly and her team did an excellent job of creating an easy to navigate and creative website for the rebranding of The Great Gift and Paper Co. They responded promptly to questions and were able to effectively teach me the new workings of Shopify precisely.

Village Palm

Wonderful to work with and extremely knowledgeable!

Mr. Shoe Guy

Kelly Ryder is an extremely high-quality professional that I have worked with again and again over the years. I initially became acquainted with Kelly and her work at a previous company, and instantly saw the creativity and level of detail she put into her jobs. When I needed help on a freelance basis, I reached out to Kelly and she did a phenomenal job with my website. She underpromised, overdelivered, and crushed the deadlines I set out for her. I knew I'd be impressed by the final product, but the speed that she put together a solid website that represented my vision was insane. She was more professional than others I've worked with, utilizing tools like BaseCamp and Gmail to help keep the project organized, and met every question I had with responsiveness and knowledge that is rarely seen. Needless to say, I was floored at how everything came together, and look forward to the next project with Kelly. There WILL be another project! I highly recommend Kelly Ryder to anyone looking for a seasoned web-design expert with experience putting together fluid-yet-functional e-commerce websites. Invest in her and she will make you money!


10/10. Kelly was the best web developer we have worked with! She was extremely responsive, very fast and easy to communicate with. I would recommend here to everyone and I look forward to working with her again in the future as we continue to scale. Kelly is the entire package deal!

For our site, she quickly built out a bunch of customizations and offered insight to ensure our site was optimized for the user experience. She was also very responsive to constant change in the website and never gave us a hard time. She ROCKS. If you decided to hire Kelly (and you should if you want a great website and web developer), all I can say is-- ENJOY. You just made a smart decision.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about Kelly's superior service. I will be glad to elaborate in greater detail.

City of Peace

Kelly was great to work with. She was able to accomplish all I had in scope in a very time efficient manner. She is also a good communicator (which always goes a long way).

I'd totally recommend her services.

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