It’s what keeps the economy moving.
Today, if you’re in business, your online. If that isn’t the case, you’re going to find yourself swallowed up by others that have beat you to the punch.
While there is a multiplicity of ways to do business online, eCommerce is certainly one of them.
Define eCommerce: The sale of goods using Internet technology to connect buyer and seller from within the comfort of their own individual spheres.
There are a variety of eCommerce platforms to build your dreams from today.
Just to name a few, but there is only one Shopify which is why it is clearly positioned to capture your heart’s desire when it comes to experiencing increased success with your business online.
In this article, we will see exactly what makes Shopify so different from all other possible providers.
If you don’t have this right, nothing else matters. I’ve seen plenty of companies who offer superior technology but their associated support stinks.
Fortunately, Shopify gets it.
If the graphic isn’t a clear enough indication, then how about the other resources Shopify provides easy access to, including but not limited to:
- Success Stories
- Their Encyclopedia
- Free Tools
- App Store
- Theme Store
- Hardware store
- Expert advice.
Like I said, Shopify really does understand what you need to reach your dreams of success on the Web today.
Moving beyond support we arrive at perhaps the 2nd most critical component of Shopify’s technology within the arena of it being easy to use.
Your customers expect a lot from you today.
Fail to meet their expectations and they will simply go elsewhere. Wouldn’t you?
The advantage of Web power is that you now have the power to reach the entire world with your marketing message. However, you must know that this clearly means everyone else has that same exact opportunity.
See, the Web is both a blessing and a curse. For those who can’t excel above the noise, they will find themselves lost in a sea of forgetfulness. That’s why you need the competitive edge in everything you do online. That’s why you need Shopify.
With Shopify, there are 3 types of accounts available with each offering its own feature friendliness. Like with any purchased product, the more you invest in the success of your business the more golden nuggets you will receive.
That’s why I recommend reviewing the available features then sitting down and looking at what your wanting to bring to market.
While considering such concerns as budget, needs and your timeline for success among other matters it is time to make an educated decision as to which path would make the best sense for you and the success of your venture.
While contemplating, all points involved, here are features that you may want full or partial access to.
Available for All Plans
- Number of products
- File storage
- 24/7 support
- Fraud analysis
- Manual order creation
- Discount codes
- Website and blog
- Free SSL certificate
Shopify Level or Above
- Gift cards
- Professional reports
- Abandoned cart recovery
Advanced Shopify Only
- Advanced report builder
- Real-time carrier shipping
The above is only a snap shot into the available possibilities when considering which of the 3 packages will be best for your business to integrate with.
HOT TIP: If your business is more of a hobby than a business, there’s a Shopify Lite option available wherein you are given the ability to experience the power of Shopify for only $9 monthly. It should also be noted that Shopify offers a free 14-day trial to empower your ability to kick their tires and make sure that the platform really will offer everything you need from a cutting-edge eCommerce platform provider.
As an Online Marketer in my own right I am pleased to learn features and benefits of a given provider. It’s even better to gain a full grasp on the type of support that would be available should I venture into doing business with them.
However, without marketing all you really have is a digital paper weight that people are willing to chat with you about. As a business owner, that simply won’t do.
Unfortunately, when it comes to the marketing side of the coin, far too many software providers simply abandon ship leaving you to figure out the details for yourself.
Reviewing the type of marketing options available one can quickly see that it is not only diverse, but it is also using many technologies that have come to market relatively recently. I believe you can, thus, conclude that as new ways for marketing goods come to the Web, Shopify will lead the way into using those tools by integrating them directly into their platform.
Concluding Thoughts About Shopify
We’ve looked at some seriously powerful reasons to use Shopify.
Have you used this platform personally?
Do you know others that have?
Good, bad or indifferent; what has their story been?
And how has that influenced your own position on using Shopify as your eCommerce platform or not?
Please share your thoughts, ideas and views in the comments below so we can all capture our hearts desire by being well informed consumers empowered to make the best decisions for the success of our own ventures online.
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