What is an e-commerce website? 

An e-commerce website allows you to buy and sell products or services online. It’s basically a website with the ability to sell products. For that it must have a shopping cart, be able to take payments, manage stock and so much more.

At Keep it Simple websites, we offer various e-commerce platforms to choose from. Primarily the major one being WordPress with WooCommerce and Shopify.

Today we would like to discuss Shopify and how it may be the right e-commerce platform for you.

What is Shopify?

Shopify is a complete commerce platform that lets you start, grow, and manage a business online. Shopify is completely cloud-based and hosted, which means you don’t have to worry about upgrading or maintaining software or web servers. This gives you the flexibility to access and run your business from anywhere with an internet connection.

Why do you recommend Shopify?

We have developed many Shopify websites for clients and recommend to clients that have very little technical skill and want to concentrate on managing their business. The client dashboard displays excellent feedback, you don’t need to worry about maintaining software updates and you have no contract, cancel at any time. Integration to EPOS systems and Social Media Networks, no problem! Up-sell and Cross-sell no problem! In fact the thing we like about Shopify is that they are an e-commerce platform, they are very good at selling products online. If you want to sell products or services online, then we would seriously recommend Shopify

Why do i need a designer? It says it is easy to do yourself!

Web design is never as simple as it sounds, building an e-commerce website and thinking that you will be online selling within 24 hrs won’t happen. You can take out a free trial with Shopify to give it a go, but why waste your valuable time, when we could be designing your new web shop for you. Inevitably you will need some coding skills, even though it says you won’t. In fact I don’t think we have ever come across one website that doesn’t need some software coding of some sort. Think about this? Do you have the software to size and re-size images? Do you know how to connect a domain? Do you understand URL redirects? Do you know how to connect apps? DO you understand SEO? These are all areas that need to be considered when designing your website for the first time. You want to get it right!

At Keep it Simple Websites we are Shopify Experts and offer a complete web design service, to help you take your business online, quickly, professionally and effectively. Why not talk to us today to see how we can help you.

Shopify Partner