Why Shopify is Cool!January 9, 2018
E-commerce is taking off like a rocket and as businesses and entrepreneurs transition to meet the new demands of online shopping or just to hop into the mix for some financial fun, it’s best to have the right foundation in place so your digital store doesn’t crumble.
Take a look at these numbers and after you pick your jaw up off the floor, I’ll discuss how you can make the right decision for a platform for your products the first time.
E-commerce is projected to nearly double in the next three years alone!!!
#1 ECOMMERCE IS GROWING
→ Ecommerce is growing 23% year-over-year*
→ Double-digit growth will continue through 2020, when sales will top $4 trillion
→ Mobile shopping is worth an estimated $3.2 trillion (2017)
#2 BIG PROFIT MARGINS
When you sell products online you have much lower overheads which means more profit for you and more competitive prices for your customers. No need to pay high rental rates for a store front and expensive fixtures. You can also start lean with no staff and choose your own hours.
#3 EVERYONE IS GOING MOBILE
Everything is going mobile. You can see it every single day with apps like Uber and Instagram. Every single day more and more people are shopping online. Ecommerce has passed early adoption. it’s not a trend; it’s a new way of doing business.
So you’ve seen the data, now what?
Take a look at one of our fun store projects that we’re building. It’s a drop shipping jewelry store called ColorPulse and we’re having a blast building it and creating an exciting brand around it.
Why should you build your store on the Shopify platform?
Great question and one that should be answered intelligently so you, savvy business owner can make an informed decision on what would be the best platform for your e-commerce store.
Shopify is the world’s leading multi-channel commerce hosted platform, powering more than 400,000 businesses who have collectively sold more than $34 billion worth of products online or in-person. All in all, Shopify has everything to help you in creating a very beautiful and responsive store whether your a beginner or an expert.
Shopify has multiple tiers of account types depending on the level of traffic and transaction volume you do.
Take a look at this feature list and ask yourself, “why haven’t I built my store on Shopify yet?”
- 24/7 support;
- Increased selection of third-party apps (more than Squarespace);
- More than 70 payment gateways;
- Automatic calculation of EU VAT;
- PayPal integration;
- More than 100 themes;
- Flexible shipping rates;
- Automatic taxes;
- Shopify Mobile;
- Quick import of large catalogues;
- Full blogging platform;
- Mobile commerce;
- Your own domain name;
- Free SSL certificate (even on non-commerce pages);
- Integrated and customizable SEO.
Shopify offers limitless potential for your store with unlimited bandwidth, product inventory, and customer data built into the interface. Your business deserves a secure home that includes a fully customizable website, online store, and blog. Store management is a breeze and with 24/7 award-winning customer support, you’ll always be taken care of.
As a marketing agency, we love the multiple sales channels Shopify offers like Amazon, Facebook, Pinterest, and many more that allows you to sell anywhere that your customers are.
With the industry leading security and reliability with 256-bit SSL certificates, Level-1 PCI compliance, and 99.9% uptime, you can rest easy knowing your business and your customer’s information is safe.
With so many features and benefits available to you, it’s imperative that you give Shopify a look, put it through the ringer and see how this amazingly versatile platform can help you blast your e-commerce store into outer space.
We’d love help you build and market your store and if you have any questions or comments, leave us a comment below.