Shopify- Future of E-Commerce for small-scale business

Shopify- Future of E-Commerce for small-scale business

Choosing the right e-commerce solution for your business is always hectic and painful. You need to compare several factors such as costs, feature options, hosting, security, payment providers, 3rd party integrations, easy to use and many more.

Now the question arises, Is Shopify really the right tool for you? We will consider several factors for this

Ease of Use- 4.8/5    

Designs Options- 4.9/5         

SEO- 4.5/5

Payment Options- 4.8/5       

Time to Market- 4.9/5

What Is Shopify?

Shopify is an e-commerce platform for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems. It provides you with a variety of tools to help you to set up and run your business. The company reported that it had more than 600,000 merchants using its platform as of August 2017 and are claiming that it will cross a million mark soon.

Reasons to Choose Shopify

Quick to market- Implantation time is less than a month

Low investment - Everyone can afford

Shopify Theme Store- Free and paid themes to make your store stand out and look great

No Technical Skills Required- You don’t require technical expertise to implement Shopify solution. It brings down your budget expenditure.

Shopify App Store- Free and paid apps to expand the functionality of your store

Payment Provider Integration- Shopify's integration with payment providers to accept credit card payments. When you go with solutions like WordPress and Magento, you have to implement your own payment gateway.

Sales Channels - Growth opportunities with Shopify’s and an

Enterprise plan - For merchants selling in high volume

Experts - all around the world who can help you set up, design, and market your store

A dedicated Support team - Available 24/7 to answer your questions no matter what Shopify plan you're on.

Plethora of Features- Shopify builds the website, shopping cart, payment, and inventory to all sync up well with no problems. Shopify provides are the features required for running your e-commerce website online and all the features work together flawlessly.

Security & Reliability- Shopify have more than 600000 customers hosted, and they are responsible for security and reliability for all of them. They have teams of monitoring and network 24/7 for any attacks and they can help you deal with any problems that arise.

How It Works

From the inception of your idea to your online store journey is quite simple and easy.

1.     Pick a Shopify plan

2.     Choose Theme of Template- You can edit a free one via their drag/drop tool

3.     Hire Us- Hire an implementor designer.

4.     Point your domain – Configure your domain that you bought from a registrar like GoDaddy or NameCheap to your Shopify store. You also buy one via Shopify.

5.     Add Data- Add your products, page content, payment options, etc.

6.     Market Your Solution- Go get customers! Here’s an eCommerce marketing strategy to get you started.

Is Shopify Worth It?

If you have a great idea or product that you can think you can sell online with many costs required, then Shopify is a great option for you.

It gives you all the insights of inventory, customer records, and other marketing tools with minimal expenditure.

I like Shopify for ease of use. It’s not liked any other software can do that, but the main reason is Shopify is very easy to use. So, choosing this platform to produce quality websites can be the best option for any business owner.

Shopify Pricing

Test with 14 days free trial. We can set up a store for you with the trial version and free theme for absolutely no money. 

Shopify Plus- Enterprise-grade solutions for high volume merchants, and large businesses.

Shopify Lite- Sell on Facebook and chat with your customers on Messenger, add products to any website or blog, and accept credit card payments for only $9 USD per month.

Ways to sell

Selling online with Shopify

Use an online store or other sales channels to sell your products on the internet.

Selling in person with Shopify

Use the Shopify POS app to sell in any retail setting using an iPad, iPhone, or Android.

Other Alternatives for Ecommerce

BigCommerce - Its standard plan is quite affordable, and they have feature parity with Shopify

Volusion – It’s also a well-known competitor of Shopify

Wix- Not much famous for e-commerce solutions but growing in this field  WordPress

Squarespace – Famous for its beautiful templates and services

LemonStand -Most important feature its price determined by your success, it means that want you to succeed

3dCart -Loads of features, no transaction fees

BigCartel -Perfect for artists and other small-scale business

WooCommerce -No monthly fee, open-source, made for WordPress

Magento- For mid-scale enterprise, require technical skills for implementation

OpenCart- For mid-scale enterprise, require technical skills for implementation

Zen Cart- Same as opencart

In House developed solutions- they are the costliest and fewer features but you own them and more maintenance.

Rest if you have any questions related to Shopify or its implantation ask us. Please contact us for free consultation.