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Shopify Ecommerce Web Design

Make an impression with a striking ecommerce site on this cost-effective SAAS platform. Shopify is the fastest-growing ecommerce provider with a 20% share of the top million websites*. It's a proven ecommerce platform for many business’s needs, and an alternative worth considering if you’re a smaller online business migrating from Magento.

Shopify website design Nottingham

A perfectly balanced ecommerce platform

Sometimes clients choose online platforms to trade from that are over-specified for their needs.  Shopify offers the perfect balance as an ecommerce platform that’s rich in features, offers compelling themes, whilst being significantly cheaper to develop.

Using pre existing themes to deliver the styling, updated to reflect your branding and content, and for ‘conventional ‘ customer journey i.e find a product by category and filter by an attributes then checkout with an option to cross or upsell - ideal for start up and smaller businesses

Furthermore, Shopify host and support your ecommerce website as part of your monthly Shopify fee, so you can forget about downtime and server maintenance.

For a simpler user journey that doesn’t require features such as multiple storefronts or internationalisation, ERP integration etc, Shopify is definitely a platform you should consider.  You’ll still benefit from a reliable payment gateway and lightning fast speeds, but at a fraction of the initial set up cost. This assumes that any third party integrations already exist on the Shopify App store, since if they don’t using Shopify’s API can be time consuming.

Need more from your Shopify site?  A host of vetted apps are available to expand your store, or you may find a more comprehensive ecommerce platform would be more suitable.

Browse our library of Shopify sites and get in touch to see how we can help you launch a successful ecommerce store on Shopify.

Further Questions

Your Shopify questions answered

  • What are the monthly Shopify charges?

    Shopify Basic costs $29 per month.  Standard Shopify costs $79 per month and their advanced service is $299 per month.  This includes monthly hosting of your online store too.

  • Can I use my current payment gateway on Shopify?

    Shopify offers it's own payment gateway as well as Paypal.  Perfect if you don't already have a payment gateway set up.  If you'd prefer to use your own payment gateway, Shopify integrates with many external providers such as Sagepay, Worldpay First Data and many more.

    On Shopify Basic, using Shopify's payment gateway will cost you 2.2% + 20p per transaction.  Using your own payment gateway will cost you 2% of the transaction fee.

  • Can you upload data via CSV?

    Shopify offers basic import and export functionality via CSV.  Whilst importing and updating product data is possible via CSV, we'd recommend using a verified Shopify app that allows you to import additional fields such as product attributes etc.

  • Can you customise themes?

    Shopify offers 100s of out of the box themes to choose from.  Whilst your chosen theme may offer everything you need it to do, you may find it requires some customisation as well.  If you need to make changes in a theme that cannot me made within the theme settings, Shopify allows you to fully customise theme template and CSS files to truly make a theme your own.

  • Can you host a Shopify site?

    As Shopify is a Software as a Service (SAAS) provider, they will host and maintain your online store (included in your monthly fee).  It's not possible to host a Shopify website on your own server.

  • How is Shopify updated?

    As Shopify host your online store, they are also responsible for maintaining your site and ensuring it is kept up-to-date.  This is included in the monthly Shopify fee, and it relieves site owners of the burden of having to keep websites constantly up to date.


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