I think most of us can agree that 2020 was all kinds of strange. With international politics in turmoil, catastrophic climate disruptions emerging and the novel Coronavirus breakout, it sure has been a lot to take in.
With the onset of the global pandemic in March of 2020, many brick and mortar shop owners were forced to close their doors, while others turned to online resources to help keep their business thriving. And while there were other platforms and sites to choose from, Shopify is the platform we think provides the best value.
If you’re looking to start an online business, move your existing business online, or adopt a new Point of Sale (POS) system that manages your inventory neatly, Shopify is a great way to go.
What Is Shopify?
Say ‘no more’ to messy webpages and wasted time organizing your POS. Shopify is a commerce platform that lets you run your own fully customizable website and POS system. They provide themes, layouts and easy-to-use design features for a low monthly fee. You can add products, process orders and manage your inventory from their site. They also provide business tools that can come in handy for someone starting an online business, or someone who wants to give their business a boost.
How Does Shopify work?
Shopify has just the right balance between control and guidance. It lets you customize your site to your heart’s content while providing you with with an extensive app store that has tools to help you grow. You have access to everything you need to make your site look clean and professional, including layouts, a business name generator, a slogan maker and an extensive stock photography library. Any new features you might need to scale, you’ll likely find a quick solution in the app store.
Is Shopify Good For Beginners?
The answer is: Yes.
While we help more mature stores grow and scale, if you’re just starting out on Shopify, there are plenty of resources available to you.
Why Should I Use Shopify for my Business?
Setting up a site for a business from scratch can be a huge hassle. From setting up your domain, hiring a web designer to ensure your site is conversion ready, and then possibly hiring a web developer to make everything work the way it should, it takes a lot of work and organization on your part.
And then, depending how big your business is and what you sell, you have to find a third-party service to ship your goods to your consumer.
Sounds like a lot of work?
Shopify takes out the middleman with themes and guidance that help you get your feet off the ground. Plus they take care of your shipping needs right from their site, allowing you to sell direct to your customers.
And the best part is, they offer a 14 day free trial. Try it free for 14 days, and if you’re not 100% in love with Shopify, you can cancel your subscription.
Some of the most successful businesses that use or have used Shopify include Turtle Beach, Kylie Cosmetics, Sephora and Tesla.
You can run virtually any kind of business from Shopify, or sell any type of product or service. This is why we think it’s the platform of 2021 and beyond.