eCommerce is now a great field of interest. In the present era, taking every offline business online is necessary to generate more revenue. The Internet has changed the whole lifestyle. In the past, there was no concept of eCommerce, and now there are thousands of eCommerce platforms to land in eCommerce business.
This time, any offline business can be taken online. Taking any business online increases the SALES, and ultimately we can generate more revenue than the PAST. Online selling is easy as hell just because there are the well-programmed platforms available that just need a few clicks to take the business online. Shopify is one of them. It has helped millions of business owners to generate high revenue by taking their business online.
In this blog, we’ll be discussing the reasons to choose Shopify as your eCommerce partner:
Reason #1. You don’t need to learn anything to code
That’s something great! To create a great looking eCommerce site, you need to learn to code OR hire a developer to make it happen. All other site types are not as complex as eCommerce sites are! Simply, building an eCommerce site needs a lot of work about coding.
Shopify has made building eCommerce sites, an easy task. It provides built-in themes, and you can design custom themes (too) by click and drag options. No coding skills required, man!
Shopify provides you the categories, and you’ve to select one (or many). Suppose, if I want to create T-shirts store I would choose the “outfits” category and Shopify will display the recommended themes for a Tee-store. It just takes a few seconds to set up an eCommerce store.
Isn’t that awesome?
Yes, it is! 😀
Reason #2. No need to buy hosting
To launch any site, we need a domain and hosting where our files, databases and all of the data will reside by. Shopify provides you hosting from their servers having a minimal downtime. You just need to attach your domain (you can purchase that from Shopify, too) and that’s all – you’re ready to go!
When you want to start a custom made eCommerce site or WordPress (woo commerce) based store, you need both hosting and domain. Shopify manages the hosting part itself. Its something to care about. When you’re up with a custom made site, you’ve to face hosting issues, and you can lose your customers, too because of the downtime. Shopify offers great hosting with the membership, and that’s all needed to have the maximum SALES.
Let’s take an example on; how downtime can affect your SALES:
Think your site as your shop where your products are showcased. When its downtime, it means your shop is closed. How will you generate SALES when your store (offline) is closed & your products are not being displayed? That’s all; your store needs to be up 24 hours and seven days a week so that you don’t lose a SINGLE customer. Stay active, stay online and generate more revenue than you expect!
Reason #3. Managing SALES has never been so easy
Shopify has a built-in management system which allows you to manage orders plus sales efficiently. In the latest updates, Shopify made desktop notifications live. That update is very helpful and makes sure that you provide your products to the customers as soon as possible. Its simple, whenever there is an order, you’ll get notified. Pack up the product and ship it. Isn’t that simple?
Reason #4. Third party applications are also allowed
Just like plugins in WordPress, you can use “apps” to enjoy features that are not built-in. So, no worries if you need any other feature to be present. “Apps” are located in your store’s Admin Panel.
Reason #5. Perfect Technical Support
A fast and urgent support are necessary when your business is up with an online platform. Sometimes, you may face payment issues, server downtime or else. In that case, you need to contact the support team letting you solve the issue. Shopify is equipped with the perfect technical support that is available 24/7 to help you out!
There are three support options:
Online Support: Its similar to “live chat” and in this support, you will be directed to an online support agent. Share your issue and get it solved within a couple of moments.
E-mail Support: This support is very popular, but it takes some time. You need to explain your issue in the form of mail; a support agent will read that mail and get back to you.
Call: If above support options don’t work, calling option can! You need to call on the UAN and share your issue to the support agent. This option works very well and is very supportive, too for quick help.
Reason #6. No worries about Security
Shopify is an up-to-date secured platform. It spends millions of pounds every year just to make sure that security is at its peak. You don’t need to worry about security; Shopify will take care of it.
Security is very important in eCommerce business as there are personal details being shared (including credit card details, etc.). Other eCommerce platforms have some security issues, but Shopify is winning the GAME. As discussed earlier, Shopify is spending a part of its revenue in hiring security researchers to find & resolve the security issues.
Reason #7. Free Backup for you
No need to spend your money in purchasing backup plugins as you do in woo commercece. Depending on your plan, Shopify provides a secure backup for store. Backup servers are 128-bit secured and your store data will be backuped on a consistent basis.
Unfortunately, if there is a cyber attack on your store and you lost data. Shopify backup is available, restore it and you’re up again as you were before the attack! 🙂
Reason #8. Affordable value
Shopify is affordable for all kind of businesses (low scale to high scale). Plans are as:
Lite Plan – $9 per month + a Buy button.
Basic Plan – $29 per month + 2.9% and 30¢ per transaction.
Professional Plan – $79 per month + 2.6% and 30¢ per transaction.
Advanced Plan – $299 per month + 2.2% and 30¢ per transaction.
If you’re just starting in, you can choose the Lite plan. Almost all necessary features are present in this PLAN.
Everything that you need in building up a great online store is provided by Shopify. Then, what are you waiting for?
Take up your business online with Shopify and enjoy the era of eCommerce!
( This was a guest contribution from Shopify Infos Team)