Why Shopify?

We’re a Shopify Partner. There’s lots of reasons why we choose to work with Shopify. The main one is that it’s the world’s leading multi-channel commerce platform, powering more than 400,000 businesses who have collectively sold more than $34 billion worth of products online or in-person. Many big-name brands use Shopify for their online stores. We think that’s quite impressive!

Shopify offers lots of benefits to businesses using its platform which is why it is such a big player in the ecommerce world. It offers:

A home for your business

Shopify offers fully customisable websites, online stores, and blog.

Limitless potential

You can be as big or as small a store as you want with unlimited bandwidth, product inventory, and customer data.

Store management made easy

Your store needs ongoing management and Shopify offers 24/7 award-winning customer support to help you do just that.

The opportunity to sell anywhere your customers are

Including sales channels like Amazon, Facebook, Pinterest, and more.

Safe, secure and reliable online stores

With industry leading security so that you benefit from 99.9% uptime.

Why hosted eCommerce?

Shopify is a hosted eCommerce platform rather than an open source platform. It’s designed to provide businesses with all the tools and services they need to set-up and manage an eCommerce business.

Start selling online quickly

Most of the functionality you need to set up a store is there ready to go on a hosted ecommerce platform rather than having to build it from scratch. This saves businesses a lot of time, money and hassle and means you can start selling quicker.

Regular improvements

Going forward, because hosted platforms like Shopify host hundreds of thousands of stores, they regularly deliver improvements based on their experience of what works and what doesn’t. This means their sites are built using industry-leading best practices. That doesn’t always happen with open source platforms and if your ecommerce site uses open source software, it’s your responsibility to make sure it’s being updated regularly.

Ongoing maintenance

Hosted platforms simplify store maintenance, so that entrepreneurs can focus on what really matters — running and growing their online businesses. In general, most hosted ecommerce platforms offer merchants:

Industry-leading security

hosted platforms look after SSL certification, security patches, and more, to ensure you can rest easy knowing your business and customers are secure.

Excellent technical support

going hosted means you get access to 24/7 technical support and ongoing platform maintenance to reduce downtime, and keep your business running smoothly.