What is Shopify
Shopify is a cloud-based & hosted ecommerce platform which allows you to sell online, mobile, social media, brick-and-mortar locations, pop-up shops, tradeshows & more. It’s easy to use with a gorgeous interface (we know looks shouldn’t matter except when it comes to websites) & manages your products, inventory, payments & shipping.
Shopify is the world’s leading multi-channel ecommerce platform, powering more than 800,000 businesses who have collectively sold more than $34 billion worth of products online or in-person. Shopify is scalable which means it can grow as your business grows & is used by businesses of all sizes. Kylie Cosmetics, KKW Beauty, Colourpop Cosmetics, Harris Farm, Triangl, Fashion Nova, Gym Shark, Rebecca Minkoff & Jeffree Star Cosmetics all use Shopify for their websites. Shopify has over 70+ professional responsive themes which mean your customers can purchase your products from their computer, tablet or mobile.
It’s easy to use with minimal training & allows you to sell anywhere your customers are using multiple sales channels like Amazon, Facebook, Pinterest, and more. Shopify uses industry-leading security & reliability with 256- bit SSL certificates, Level-1 PCI compliance, and 99.9% uptime which means you can rest easy knowing that your website is safe.
Shopify has full storefront customisation, no product limits, powerful analytics along with additional functionality, like product reviews, pop-ups, chat functionality, and more. Shopify also easily integrates with the most popular third-party business software, like MailChimp, Quickbooks, Xero, and more.
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What are the benefits of hosted ecommerce solutions such as Shopify?
We love hosted ecommerce solutions such as Shopify as it means you don’t have to worry about upgrading or maintaining hosting or software so you can focus on what really matters — running and growing your online businesses. It offers a turnkey solution which means your website will up & running quicker than a custom built website as well as being more cost-effective.
The Shopify content management system (CMS) is easy to use & is an all-in-one ecommerce solution, you receive native hosting, shopping cart functionality, and sales channel integrations with no additional fees or integrations. This gives you the flexibility to access and run your business from anywhere with an internet connection.
Hosted platforms, like Shopify, host hundreds of thousands of stores, so they are always at the forefront of implementing new improvements to ensure all sites are built with industry-leading best practices.
How much is Shopify?
Shopify comes with a 14-day free trial but because we are a Shopify Partner if you hire us to build your website you won’t be charged your monthly plan fee until your website is ready to launch.
The three most popular Shopify plans are the Basic Shopify Plan for $29 USD a month, Shopify Plan for $79 USD a month (this is the plan we recommend for most businesses) & the Advanced Shopify Plan for $299 USD a month.
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