What is Shopify?
Shopify is an e-commerce platform that anyone can use to set up their own online store and sell products. It can be used for any kind of business and it services over 175 countries around the world, giving you access to a large customer base. While some sell physical products on the platform, others sell digital products that can be instantly downloaded, services or consultations and tickets for experiences.
Shopify is easy to set up – you register online with your email address. You have 14 days free trial. Next, select your price plan and then you can create your own personalised online store to sell, promote and ship your products to customers. Your Shopify subscription can be altered so that it continues to grow with your business.
How much does Shopify cost?
Shopify has various pricing plans that start from only $9 / £7 a month – ideal for start up businesses who are still finding their customer base. If you pay upfront rather than monthly, you receive a substantial discount – 10% if you pay for one year in advance, or 20% if you purchase two years. Take a look at the levels below to see their prices. Click here to see what is included in each level.
Shopify Lite — $9 / £7
Basic Shopify — $29 / £22
Shopify — $79 / £59
Advanced Shopify — $299 / £221
Shopify Plus — custom pricing.
If you would like to try Shopify before committing to a monthly or yearly subscription, then there is 14 day free trial option for you to experience the features of the platform.
Shopify has a reliable server that hosts your website. This means that you don’t have to worry about your business’ website crashing during busy times or being hacked to gain access to your customers details. Shopify has a 99.98% uptime and a free SSL certificate to keep your details safe and secure.
A Shopify subscription also includes 24/7 customer support that can be contacted in a variety of ways such as live chat, phone or email. This means that any problems you do have can be rectified quickly so your company is always on track.
The Advantages of using Shopify
(1) Easy To Use
Shopify is designed for anyone, including those without web design experience. people. The platform is clear and easy to understand, while the site itself contains hints and tips to help guide you through the process of starting your online store.
(2) Low Start-up Cost
Compared to other e-commerce platforms Shopify is affordable and has options for any budget as detailed above. You can change your Shopify level which will allows you to continue to grow your website as your business takes off.
(3) Beautiful Themes
You can personalise your Shopify website to ensure that its theme suits your business. Subscribers can choose from a variety of free themes which display well on a desktop and a mobile. There are also some additional themes that can be purchased for a small fee.
(4) Lots Of Support Options
As detailed above, each subscription includes 24-hour support meaning that you can easily contact experts if there was ever a problem. This means that you don’t have to wait for business hours to rectify any issues. You can also access the Shopify community forums and get answers to your queries.
With all these great advantages and a free 14-day trial, there isn’t a better time to sign up and build a website for your business using the Shopify platform. Using Shopify can take your business to new heights.
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