Trailblaze Media

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  • Shopify Expert since 10/2015
  • Projects starting at $10,000


About Trailblaze Media

The success of your brand starts with how well you tell your story. Let us help you inspire customers and create the ideal online purchase funnel for your store.

We're a Kansas City agency specializing in the following:

1. Custom theme design
2. Theme modifications and setup
3. Facebook advertising

If you're looking for a new partner that can improve your site's experience (and increase conversions), want to discover new customers on Facebook, or commission a custom theme for your brand, we'd be a great fit.

We're Obsessed With:

1. Expressing your brand flawlessly
2. Developing Incredible Shopify ecommerce sites
4. Scaling successful stores to increase revenue through Facebook ads.

If your store doesn't make your brand look and feel incredible, if the code is funky, or you don't know how to maintain and build on what a designer creates for you, you're going to have a rough time building and sustaining a successful online store.

We focus on getting to know our customers and their brand so the result of the work we do is an eCommerce store that will grow with your company. If it doesn't do that, what's the point?

Want To Know More?

Say hello, and let's see if we'd enjoy working together. Visit our website and drop us a line :)

16 Testimonials


Trailblaze was straight forward in their approach, took time provide great education, and created a site that brought to life our vision.


Jim and the crew at Trailblaze Media are exceptional partners in the digital realm. They are well versed in Shopify capabilities, thoughtfully approach each aspect of the project, have a strong creative sense, and repeatedly go above and beyond to make themselves available. We consider them an extension of our own team. They rock!


Working with Trailblaze Media was absolutely phenomenal. They're a top-notch team who cares deeply about delivering beautiful results along with excellent customer service. We were in the midst of our rebrand and also migrating from Squarespace to Shopify. They built our new website from start to finish, managed the project efficiently (and on time), all while coaching us, providing training, and being responsive to any and all questions. We couldn't have asked for more from Jim and his team. Our website is living proof! We highly recommend them.


Trailblaze was great. I'm a difficult client and they managed me with grace. They were quick to answer questions. The project was only slightly behind schedule, which was my fault for changing the content. My only recommendation for improvement would be more communication. All in all a great experience, I would use Trailblaze again and plan to do so in the future.

Love Letters

We were amazed by the talent, efficiency and turnaround time of Trailblaze Media. We asked Trailblaze Media to turnaround our site in a month. Trailblaze Media immediately accepted the challenge and created a functional time-line for our site to stay on task. Days prior to our site launching we spent 4 hours with Trailblaze Media walking us through our site, educating us on how to navigate the site and making necessary edits. The day of the site launch Jim called us numerous times to check in on the launch and was available for all questions and concerns. Traiblaze Media continues to be present and available to address our concerns and have been instrumental in helping our business take this next step. We would recommend Trailblaze Media to any business. Thank you!

Beer Paws

When working on website projects, it's imperative to get help from people who are more detail-oriented than you are. That was my experience with Trailblaze Media. They helped me transition my website from another ecommerce platform, ultimately making my site more functional, attractive and profitable. At every step of the way, the Trailblaze team kept me informed about what they were building and why it would benefit my business and customers. I'm happy to recommend Trailblaze Media to anyone looking to get on Shopify for the first time or simply upgrade their current site.

Private Members Art

After searching multiple companies, I decided to use Trailblaze Media do to several reasons. Prompt communication, courteous and mindful of my lack of ability to build the site the way I wanted it. Offered many ideas which I have adopted for the site, basically listened to what I wanted and then made it happen.
Great to work with and have at my disposal a great team of designers and web builders to work with.
I will do more e-commerce sites with Jim and his staff.

Fleet Sheets

The website Trailblaze Media designed for my transition to Shopify immediately increased my conversions. This is the first website design team I have worked with where I was immediately happy with the communication from them during the project and ROI after the project. Thank you Trailblaze Media!

Larry Dunn, Owner/Manager, Fleet Sheets

Mercato Antiques

Jim at Trailblaze Media exceeded my expectations throughout all aspects of creating our website. He was very thoughtful in his approach to creating a site suitable for how our customers want to see products and their overall experience on the site.

Jim is a great guy. I am most impressed with how he cares about his customer’s success. He delivers a continuum of care, following up with great ideas and suggestions and making sure we have the tools and knowledge of how to run our online store. Most would just go away and on to the next project. Jim and his team at Trailblaze Media are there for you. I would highly recommend Trailblazer Media.

Angel Competition Bikinis

Jim from Trailblaze Media was great and helped us out with everything we needed help with! Thanks for all of your shopify help Jim!

Chocolate Cork

The Trailblaze Media team truly understands the unique needs of entrepreneurs. Jim Rothfork took the time to listen to what my needs were and customized solutions to fit them. He was patient with me and helped me understand the process. When a time-sensitive opportunity arose for my company, Jim put in long hours to help me launch within a tight timeframe. Over the years, I have worked with many media companies in the corporate world; the expertise and professionalism Jim and the team at Trailblaze provided me exceeds them all. I highly recommend them!

16 Minute Club

We have had a great experience with Trailblaze - we switched from Spree to Shopify and we are so pleased with our site! Thanks all! Five stars!

Stiletto Coffee

Jim and the team at Trailblaze were amazing to work with. I was brand new to Shopify and in a big hurry to get my store launched, but design was just as important as function.

They held my hand through the process, were patient with my learning curve and went above and beyond to get us a site that was even better than what we imagined.

I've used cheap overseas outsourcers in the past with mixed results (usually they're much slower and the communication barrier means you don't get what you want).

Trailblaze not only understood, they shared best practices and tips so that I could learn HOW to use it instead of just setting up a site.


The word experts does not do this team justice, they are much more than that! Professional, timely, accurate, hip, and knowledgeable. These guys are exceptional.They are the only team I will ever refer to create a website or ecommerce.

Catalyst Scrubs

Trailblaze Media was a DREAM to work with! After experiencing lackluster results from other web designers in the past, I was skeptical to try someone new. They over-delivered on their promise to tell the story of my products and create an eye-catching, easy to navigate site. I get compliments on our site all the time, and sales have increased over 100% since our new site went up. Even better, this team stuck to the strict deadlines I needed. They are knowledgeable, easy to work with and have great ideas. HIGHLY recommend this talented team!


The guys at Trailblaze Media are incredibly talented. I recommend them without reservation.

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  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Setup