We’re here to announce that the BEST platform for your ecommerce website (according to us) is *drum roll please…* Shopify!
We make visually stunning and effective eCommerce websites for some of New Plymouth’s most-loved and emerging brands on a frequent basis and our absolute favourite platform to bring these brands to life online is none other than Shopify.
Thinking about opening a store online? One of the first things you’ll need to decide is which eCommerce platform you’ll use.There are so many eCommerce platforms available to you, whether you are a brand who is new to the block or an established brand looking to start selling online. One of the most popular and revealed as the BEST (according to us) is Shopify.
It’s flexible, easy to use, has many features and levels of customization and ultimately has the ability to grow your online business with you. With hundreds of thousands of retailers already using the platform to run their online stores, you can see why.
But, what does this mean for you? Why should you use Shopify? And even moreso, why should you get us to build your Shopify website for you if it’s so ‘easy to use’?
Well, that’s just it – it’s easy! One of the main reasons we love Shopify is because once the initial design and customization* is done by us, we can then teach you to manage your products and online store.
*This is a crucial step to the performance of your Shopify…just read our latest blog: Why Hiring a Web Designer is Better for Your Business to see why.
The ease of Shopify gives you the opportunity to update and maintain your website without the daunting process that some other platforms pose.
But don’t worry – we will be there every step and every question along the way to make sure you have the confidence to do so.
Want to know more? Let’s dive in to 5 reasons to choose Shopify:
1. Easy To Setup And Use
Shopify is all about no-fuss, which means it’s not only easy to set-up, it’s easy to use. With in-built apps for further customization, simple hosting capabilities, and an intuitive and user-friendly admin interface, it’s a little ‘hub’ right at your fingertips. Shopify doesn’t require any major bells and whistles AND most (if not all) of the features you need is offered right there on the platform.
2. Visually Appealing Themes
You can choose from over 1,200 Shopify themes and templates to match your current brand presence These themes come with varying price tags (some even FREE) and with varying features and customization. Sound like a lot? Don’t worry we can help you find the best fit for your brand!
It’s great when everything is in one place, isn’t it? Well Shopify’s dashboard does just that!
The Overview dashboard shows your online store’s Key sales, Orders, and Customer data. You can see at a glance how your online store is performing across all sales channels, and for any date range. Easy!
4. Easy Payments
A major challenge for online retailers is how to integrate a secure and trusted payment option. Shopify makes it super simple for store owners to set up multiple payment options.
The platform has integrated with dozens of payment gateways and alternatives to paying with a credit card too, like PayPal, Amazon Pay, and Apple Pay. Not only that, but Shopify offers its own payment option, powered by Stripe. When choosing this option, you will not incur any transaction fees PLUS you will gain lower credit card fees.
5. SEO & Marketing tools
You’ve heard us go on and on about SEO, so by now I’m sure you know the importance of it. (If not, check out our latest blog to find out more). Well, good news! Shopify offers powerful SEO features that will help your website to rank higher on Google so your customers can find you. Not only this, but like your dashboard, you also have access to advanced analytics to show your customers behavior and origin so we can help you adjust your marketing accordingly.
Starting to get an idea of why we think Shopify is the best eCommerce platform?
Let’s chat about how we can boost your online sales and create a Shopify website or even help you further customize your current one now!