As eCommerce experts with more than 15+ years of online business experience, we have evaluated many commerce platforms over the years.
We’ve used tailor-made eCommerce software we’ve developed in-house. We’ve used open source software. We’ve used packaged eCommerce software that is installed on dedicated servers. We’ve experienced commerce plugins working on WordPress.
When we’ve met Shopify, finally we felt comfortable and happy to find a solution that addresses all the pain points we’ve experienced over the years.
Let’s go over why it is important to migrate to Shopify.
Increase server power and reliability and scalability while reducing server costs
If your eCommerce business is running on a dedicated server, you know how painful if you ever need to upgrade server hardware, move to a new server or even just applying a regular security patch.
Every touch to your dedicated server not only pauses your online store but also has a risk to bring the server down completely. Worse, you won’t be able to resume your business until you find a good server expert and make it up and running again. You live with the risk of losing valuable sales and hurting your brand.
Because of these fears, many online business owners (including us!) did not touch their servers for years. Servers become outdated, insecure and slow. Slow servers mean slow business, weaker user experience, and lower search engine rankings. Again, loss of potential revenue.
Shopify is running on a cloud-based infrastructure. That means you don’t need to bother about upgrading server hardware every few years or keeping it updated with latest security patches. Everything is handled transparently, with 99.99% uptime guarantee.
The monthly fee (which includes the whole eCommerce platform) you will be paying to Shopify is not more than renting a dedicated server. With Shopify, you get rid of monthly dedicated server cost while getting the most advanced infrastructure for your online business. You also avoid paying to a server expert in case anything happens to your server.
More important than reducing the costs is saving your valuable time! You’d better focus on growing your business, searching for ways to increase sales instead of spending hours to upgrade server software.
For new starters and small businesses, it is obviously a less-costly and time-saving solution to go with Shopify. The even better news is that, as your business grows you save more!
As you grow your business, you will need better and powerful servers or at least a backup server for emergency cases. If you’re running your business on dedicated servers in an old-fashioned way, you will need to increase the number of servers. You will need to make multiple servers running parallelly, which requires again server admin experience to set up. Moreover, your monthly server fees will increase significantly with a non-Shopify platform.
With Shopify, the top-notch server power will always be ready regardless of the size of your business. No fear of losing data, no fear of any slow down, no fear of downtime!
Start eCommerce now with Shopify’s easy to learn and easy to use platform
Running an e-commerce business with Shopify is as easy as running a personal blog. Everything is easy to control using admin panel.
You can change the appearance of your site by installing and publishing a new theme, practically in seconds.
Do you want to add additional features to your store? No need to hire a developer and wait for weeks and pay tons of money! Using free and very low priced plugins you can add new features to your stores in a minute.
If ever you need, with worldwide support, you can easily find help for any issue you face with when using Shopify.
New generation platform is ready for tomorrow
Believe us, you wouldn’t want to invest in a legacy platform or any platform not ready for tomorrow’s needs.
Shopify is mobile ready, it provides the best mobile shopping experience. It’s crucial when more than 50% of e-commerce purchases are now from mobile.
Shopify is SEO optimized. You don’t need to hire an SEO professional to set up basic SEO requirements.
Shopify is ready to integrate with popular email marketing services like MailChimp.
Expand your sales channels and increase your revenues
Shopify provides one-click installation for Facebook store and integration with other social media platforms.
Shopify is also ready to integrate with Amazon. You can centrally manage your inventory and have many sales channels for your business.
Shopify also provides in-store POS option for physical stores.
Work with the best of best
Shopify was established in 2004. It’s on NYSE and as of the beginning of 2017, it has a company valuation more than 5 billion USD.
Across the world, more than 500,000 businesses use Shopify in more than 175 countries.
Shopify is obviously most widely used cloud-based e-commerce platform and it has proven to be the best.
Still, not convinced? Check more on the internet and decide yourself.