Why do businesses use Shopify for building online stores?
This question was recently asked of 10 Shopify experts with their answers compiled below. While they all opted for more than one reason answers typically revolved around ease of use and customer security.
For those that use Shopify, you can often hear them comparing WordPress to bloggers as Shopify is to storefronts.
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Yes, there are other options available when it comes to e-commerce storefronts but for these experts, Shopify is the resounding answer to the problem of creating an online storefront.
9 Experts Respond To Why They Use Shopify Storefront Technology
Peace of mind
Peace of mind ranked in as the top answer for MetaCake. This could be due to Shopify’s extensive customer support that they provide 24×7 or the simplicity of working with their entire program. Whatever the case Shopify without a question offers its users peace of mind when it comes to working with their product. From functionality to security and convenience Shopify is a platform you can lean on with confidence for your local business storefront.
APPNWEB finds security as its own top reason for using Shopify storefronts. Given that people want to lean on platforms that they can trust it only makes sense. Not only does Shopify offer client security but customers can also rest assured that they can shop with confidence when buying products from within a Shopify eCommerce site.
20+ Best Selling Products Online for
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By Zach Zitney, co-Founder of Ships-A-Lot
Ease of use
Zach offers the ease of use as his number one reason why people should use Shopify. If a vendor starts putting together a store and runs into nothing but complications then trouble will ensue for that client being long-term committed. Another option for ease of use would be buyers purchasing from the Shopify platform which is also very easy to accomplish on their platform. Thus from vendor to buyer Shopify makes your buying experience a breeze.
By Michael Jordan (Director of Advertising)
Ease of use
Michael also suggests that the first reason local businesses should use Shopify for their storefront activity boils down to ease of use. If something is easy to use both by visitor and vendor it is more likely to receive long-term support from everyone involved. Having had my own experience with various platforms, I personally would put my vote in for ease of use as I found it much less complicated than other available e-commerce store-front options.
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Local Business per 9 Experts
By Dane Tatana (General Manager)
On BKA Digital
Support is available 24 by 7
A product is only as good as the support it provides. In the case of Shopify that support is available 24 by 7. However, have you ever tried to get support only to be unable to understand the person on the other end of the line or their responses being flat out unusable? I have and its no fun. With Shopify, you can experience high-class support from people that really know the product. I know, I have. Sometimes the hold time to speak to a rep can be a bit longer which is why they also offer web support opportunities.
“Shopify was made for eCommerce” – Nicole
Nicole’s right and I don’t believe it gets much clearer than that. Why attempt to use a tool that wasn’t designed for what you want to do from the very beginning? When you run into trouble on other platforms Shopify is already offering answers and solutions on theirs. The backbone of the entire Shopify experience is e-commerce and that means you can trust that they will have the latest greatest platforms for you to work with. Should you find something lacking updates will likely bring it up-to-speed sooner than later.
“Big brands are using Shopify”
If a product is being used by big brands you can trust that the local business owner will be able to succeed on the platform also. The nice thing is that though big brands do use Shopify the expense of someone just getting started on the platform is not astronomical.
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Shopify is reasonably priced and a breeze to use
Here we got two for the price of one as it relates to their first option for why local businesses like yours should use Shopify. Both have been spoken of by others and both are right on the money. Speaking of money, Shopify is reasonably priced. More than that it is extremely easy to use no matter if you are an expert or just starting out.
By John Moran
On Solutions 8
Thousands of available themes (new ones coming out all the time)
John targets an entirely different first reason though it is no less relevant to the question of why local business owners should use Shopify. For him, it boils down to theme versatility that allows the creator of the store to pick and choose what they will and will not get involved with. Not only are their numerous themes available new ones are constantly being released which means your options are every expanding while remaining easy to use.
180 Best Shopify Themes for Local
Business Store-Fronts per 9 Experts
By: Katie Ervin
Better mobile experience
In the age of mobility, I’m really surprised that this is the only person who pointed to accessibility as being their own first reason why local businesses should use Shopify. I personally find myself shopping from and using my phone for more and more these days as compared to my laptop or (well, I don’t even have a computer anymore). Offering a better mobile experience ensures that users will enjoy the entire process of shopping and purchasing products on your Shopify storefront.
Concluding Thoughts On Why 10 Experts Recommend Shopify Stores for Online Shopping Websites
As you can see there are a wide variety of reasons to use Shopify. I hope you took time to visit the sites of all the experts listed above in order to see all of the reasons that they recommend local business owners…
Now I have a question.
What is your #1 reason for using Shopify?
Please leave your answer in the comments below and…
When it comes time for you to build your own e-commerce storefront.
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