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Shopify E-commerce Website Development

In today’s web based digital economy, a streamlined and efficient e-commerce platform is an absolute must for any business seeking to be found and connect their goods and services with potential customers. Choosing the right platform from the start is important. At Chase Design, we have helped numerous clients design and develop successful Shopify sites and think you may want to consider it for your site. Stick with us as we explore the popular shopping cart and CMS to help you answer the question, “Is Shopify the right choice for my e-commerce website?”

How is Shopify Different

Unlike WordPress, Shopify is a subscription web service. The base package offer a basic shopping cart and content management platform that can allow you to start selling at launch. From there, developers utilize apps as add ons to increase the functionality and features of your site. Additionally, unlike like most WordPress and Magento installs, it is a hosted service. This means that the servers, security, core files and even the payment gateway are all “hands free.” They also provide fast servers by default. Shopify handles all of that, potentially saving time and future development costs down the road. On the other hand, the drag and drop or “WYSIWYG” features of a blogging platform like WordPress don’t exist in the base package which requires a higher level of skill for ongoing content needs.

However, since it is not an open source platform like both WordPress and Magento, new features require higher subscriptions costs on a monthly basis which can increase costs rapidly. On top of that you can expect to pay a modestly scaled transaction fee for each sale that you make. Just like our other top 3 shopping carts, there are a multitude of themes and templates to choose from to help give your design a head start.

Shopify’s Background

Since its introduction over a decade ago, the Shopify platform has continuously revolutionized the manner in which business owners develop, customize and deploy online shopping portals. It’s a popular choice featuring a myriad customization options, as well as an open-ended development interface, Shopify and now Shopify Plus are widely regarded as some of the most flexible and significant innovations in the e-commerce arena. 

A well designed Shopify site will ensure that you make an excellent impression with the people that matter the most – your customers. CEO and founder Tobias Lütke’s aim was to provide and e-commerce solution that “Makes commerce better for everyone.”  As a publicly traded company (SHOP) they are very stable as far as future support and are the third most commonly used e-commerce platform as of 2018 right behind Magento and WooCommerce (WordPress) This means it’s widely supported.

At Chase Design, we work closely with our clients to craft a finely tuned web sales experience using Shopify as a core framework once we determine it is the right fit. Depending upon your specific preferences, goals and interest, your Shopify portal can become a reflection of your own professional identity and a positive impact on your bottom line.

Partners in Excellence

The team at Chase Design has made it their priority to master the inner workings of Shopify earning certification as one of Shopify’s official design experts. We believe that our hard work pays off when our clients begin reaping the benefits of a professionally designed web store. With that in mind, our Shopify designers will assist you every step of the way, from establishing a draft framework of your store to integrating new payment methods and establishing accurate inventory control. Through our discovery process we will identify necessary Shopify apps from SEO integration, push notifications, lead generation overlays or membership capabilities and help you assess exactly what is needed to make your website do the work for you.

In the world of e-commerce, professional design extends beyond merely the look and feel of an online portal into the nuts and bolts of how customers engage with it. With that in mind, we believe that our job is finished when your store is online and ready to accept your first payment.

Seamless Integration

Perhaps one of the most compelling features of Shopify is the platform’s ability to integrate broadly. You can easily synergize with virtually every major social media platform, inventory systems, accounting softwares, marketing automation services like HubSpot, analytics and of course, email marketing and conversion rate optimization softwares. As you can imagine, this opens up a world of possibilities when looking to scale your business and marketing.

At Chase Design, we can help you transform your shopping platform from an isolated online experience into a thriving hub that allows visitors to freely traverse your brand, your products and your content at the touch of a button. This level of integration is truly the future of e-commerce, which is why we are so adamant about connecting our clients with these amazing tools.

Expanding Your Profile

If anything, Shopify has helped break the barriers standing between you and your next loyal customer. With an intuitive design and proper integrations it can help your online store flourish. It is important to consider all of the pros and cons of the platform when choosing between it and WooCommerce or Magento. You can talk to us if you have more questions about which is right for you.

If you are ready to learn more about the process, we can help you get started immediately. After contacting our team, we will spend time with you in order to better understand your goals, your vision, and your identity. After a clear profile of your brand and your objectives have been established, our experienced designers will collaborate with you to transform your ideas into a tangible reality. Whether you have had experiences with Shopify before or are being introduced to the platform for the first time, there is virtually no limit to the extent which this outstanding e-commerce resource can be used to amplify your professional success.

Each member of our design team has a passion for helping our clients succeed. We encourage you to reach out and tell us more about your specific needs. Depending upon your current level of interest and preparation, we can begin developing your Shopify web experience as soon as you are ready. If you are simply hoping to learn more about Shopify, or you are interested in other services we offer, we look forward to hearing from you. In this dynamic age of digital marketing, the future is bright for those who have the desire and courage to invest in their own success.