If almost half a million online shops from all over the globe are doing the very same thing, the chances are that that ‘thing’ is probably a good one! And that thing? That’s Shopify.
The benefits of using Shopify
An incredibly popular online store builder, in the 10 years since it began, Shopify has seen businesses enjoy $34 billion worth of online sales. By anyone’s standards, that’s a pretty healthy amount.
So, what are the benefits of using Shopify for ecommerce?
The simplicity of it
Ease of use is a big selling point for lots of platforms and tools used online, and Shopify is really good at this – it provides you with everything you need to create a basic online shopping cart, all you really need is the inventory. Great! This means that, even when the developers come in and make it beautiful, efficient, and slick… you can rest assured that you’ll still be able to do everything you need to keep the fundamentals up-to-date.
No special software needed
Just like WordPress, everything is done online, meaning you don’t have to download or pay for any special software in order to change or update anything on your Shopify site. What’s more, Shopify sites are hosted so you don’t have to pay out extra for this service, on top of any Shopify fees.
There’s an app for that
The Shopify app store allows you to tap into a whole string of updates and features which, particularly if you’re self-managing your website or you want some autonomy, is really handy. Although the app won’t have all the answers, and won’t help you with every element of your unique online shop, it’s good as a starting point, a point of inspiration or a safety net.
Experts in Shopify
Having designed and built many online stores using Shopify, we know a lot about this – almost revolutionary – ecommerce platform; using Shopify to create sophisticated online shopping experiences for our clients and their customers – supporting them to increase their sales and maximise their reach, one click at a time.