Shopify is becoming the ecommerce platform of choice for many brands. Here are five reasons why.
We love Shopify and you will too. It’s a fantastic, easy-to-use ecommerce platform for those wanting to quickly and affordably start their online store without having to worry about servers, hosting and expensive development costs.
Shopify is a fully hosted platform which means we get to focus on the design of your website instead of files and coding, which results in quicker turnaround times and lower cost to you when compared to other ecommerce projects.
First impressions count! Shopify makes it easier than ever for you to impress your visitors with a beautiful store. The Theme Store offers an extensive range of professionally designed themes, with prices ranging from nothing at all to $180. If you are looking for a more custom approach than with a standard theme, you still have a range of options!
Another wonderful thing about Shopify is its experts, such as Eastside Co. If you’d like something a little more custom and unique to your company, our Shopify designers and developers can help. Whether you’d just like help setting up your store, making small changes to design or even for us to create an entirely unique design, you can talk to one of our experts.
From an online marketing standpoint, Shopify makes it easy for you to edit the most important elements of your website to be search engine friendly.
Managing your onsite SEO for Shopify is easy. You can input meta titles, the page title, meta description, unique URLs, make pages visible and invisible, and redirect pages where necessary. This gives you great flexibility to optimise your ecommerce store the way you want it.
For the more technically savvy of you out there, a sitemap.xml and robots.txt file is automatically generated to save you the time of having to set them up. For websites you want to migrate over to the Shopify platform, you can do easily with its built-in 301 redirect functionality.
A reliable and responsive technical support service is vital when running an online store. Should your website go down or a payment gateway stop working, it’s important you can get in touch with someone no matter what time of the day, which is a huge benefit that Shopify has. You can call the team around the clock on their toll free numbers or live chat with an online operator.
Shopify invests millions of pounds into ensuring its platform is secure and adhere to PCI rules and regulations. Security is critical in building customer trust, and when store owners are taking customer’s credit card details to make purchases it’s important you’re PCI compliant and your website displays “HTTPS” when users come to process their orders. Shopify takes care of all of this for you.
Shopify positions itself as an affordable platform and encourages its community of developers, designers and app developers to support that ethos, by supplying Shopify users with affordable services and products. Shopify has a number of affordable packages to choose from with prices starting from just $29 per month. The most popular package is the “Professional” option for its mix of benefits and mid price point.
Our fees for developing a Shopify store start at just £5000 which is a fantastic price for having a fully equipped store, with hosting and 24/7 support network. If you’re still considering whether Shopify is right for you, get in touch.