Why we use Shopify

As Shopify Partners and certified Theme Developers, we know what makes Shopify the best e-commerce solution for small businesses.

With so many website providers available, it's difficult to decide which one will meet your needs, be easy to use and be secure for all your customer payments. 

Here's why we've chosen to partner with Shopify as our e-commerce platform of choice:

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Bespoke Online Stores

Shopify has user-friendly, modern and refreshing collections of online stores to kick-off any online business. But despite their pretty looks, each store has a powerful e-commerce backbone that allows you to effortlessly manage all of your products, email marketing and invoicing, as well as keep your website fully mobile optimised.

In 2019, there were over a million online stores that benefitted from Shopify, including delightfully successful brands like Nescafe, Water Aid, Heinz, Penguin Books, BBC and even exciting small businesses like 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters or artists like Nick Mayer Art!

With a collection of free or paid-for templates to start your online store with, it's easy to choose a style right from the get-go.

Each webshop can be customized to look entirely unique and reflect your brand. You'll have access to a huge host of app integrations, an engaged community and access to your store's code to edit and make changes in Shopify's code language: Liquid.

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Established e-Commerce Brand

Shopify began in 2006, and has been constantly developing to stay ahead of the needs of the market, revolutionising mobile stores in 2010. They are constantly releasing updates, partnering with social media platforms and developing changes that make it even easier to customise and create the online store of your dreams.

As a Shopify Partner, microDev has access to all new releases and features, as well as up-to-date information about Shopify's latest developments. Each built-in feature is robust and designed to streamline your customer's online shopping experience. Usually, Shopify stores rate in the 90-100% optimised ranges when reviewed through Google PageSpeed Insights, meaning they are some of the most speedy and satisfying webshops for a customer to browse.

Shopify has invested a lot in creating a platform that has excellent speed and load times (which would usually come at a high price), is beginner-friendly and completely secure in handling customer data, privacy policies and managing secure payments. They'll also support over 100 payment providers such as Google/Apple Pay and Pay Pal, to give your customers even more choice!

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Impressive Built-in Features

Shopify includes many useful and essential e-commerce features that are often only available as additional costs or app integrations on other website platforms, here's just a few!

  • SEO support
  • Hosted solution
  • Shopify Ping (website live chat function)
  • Invoicing and inventory management
  • Server hosting and security
  • Secure payment gateway
  • Social media integration
  • Email marketing
  • Customer accounts
  • Shopify POS
  • Gift cards
  • Abandoned cart recovery
  • Product collections and variations
  • Dropshipping and Fulfillment
  • Shopify Analytics and Reports

There is also the ability to support most external payment and app integrations, so if you need a function not listed here, contact us and we'll be happy to assist!

Scalable Payment Plans

Shopify includes plans that are suitable for businesses of all sizes. microDev recommends the Shopify Basic Plan for most businesses wanting to launch their online presence, as it is full of all the necessary features and is the perfect all-inclusive package at a reasonable price.

Basic Shopify

At $29 per month, this plan is our recommendation for any startup or growing business. You'll be able to add unlimited products to your very own webshop, assign staff accounts, add in all your sales channels, abandoned cart recovery to bring back your customers who haven't checked out yet and secure checkout using Shopify Payments.

You'll have an SSL certificate, fraud analysis and secure checkout, keeping your online store safe.

Start writing your own blogs, or let microDev create custom, SEO-Friendly website blogs for your business to share on your social media channels and bring traffic to your site!

Pick from 9 free themes, which are perfectly suited to launching your store and can be extensively customised by adding your own HTML or CSS code, or choose one of Shopify's paid themes if you feel they would suit you best.

Online credit card rates are charged at 2.2% + 20p, or if you prefer to use another payment provider, this is charged at 2.0%.

Try Shopify's FREE 14-Day Trial, today!

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 Our small business solution

We value our client's customer base, and realise that to create a positive online experience, having a professional website to share your small business with the world can make all the difference.

Shopify allows us to set up your website fast, usually in one week, customise to your liking and encourage our clients to explore and enjoy their website with our comprehensive handover documentation.

Our knowledge and experience of web development, UI/UX and branding gives up the ability to create a website for you that is visually pleasing, but also highly functional and secure.

Get in touch with us to discuss your online presence needs or need some help with your Shopify store!

Contact us now for a free consultation!

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