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The rise of e-commerce - why Shopify rules retail

by Jake Sanders / 22 August 2018

Whether it's because our lives are becoming busier, or we're just becoming a little bit lazier; the popularity of online shopping shows no sign of slowing down. More and more clever businesses are taking advantage of this and we're seeing a steady increase in requests for e-commerce websites.

Every e-commerce platform has it’s advantages and disadvantages, but we think simplicity and familiarity are key; Shopify delivers an easy-to-use shopping experience for customers and a back end system which is easy to navigate for business owners. The best of both worlds!

And it’s not just start-up businesses using shopify; love her or hate her, Kylie Jenner is at the helm of the most visited Shopify store in the world - her Kylie Cosmetics website. She built her website using Shopify and she's the youngest billionaire in the world*... just saying.

*results may vary.

sass and edge shopify website

The power of social media shopping

Shopify and Instagram merge seamlessly allowing our clients to tag products from their shopify product list directly in the Instagram app. Saving a lot of time, effort and, most importantly, letting customers start shopping straight away!

If you still have a bricks and mortar premises you can add on the Shopify POS in store system and manage all of your stock, orders, offers, payments and mailing list from one easy to use system. You can even purchase a card reader and till with cash drawer from the shopify site to ensure the in-store experience works in complete harmony with your online store.

Innovative integration

Integrate your website with helpful plugins from the likes Mailchimp to manage your newsletters, Xero for simple online accounting (your accountant will love you) and Royal Mail to automate your shipping labels: the possibilities are endless. They're all designed to make business owner's lives easier, freeing up more time to do the important things... like focus on making those billions.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with several local Hampshire businesses on their online presence and e-commerce stores. Most recently completing sites for SASS & EDGE in Winchester and THE LOFT in Tisbury. Both use the shopify platform with customised themes to create a unique feel specific to them.

the loft shopify website

Is your business taking full advantage of e-commerce? Whether you'd just like a little more information on the benefits of Shopify, or you're ready to jump straight in, get in touch, or pop in for a chat to see how we can help!

Jake Sanders

Jake is our (not so) secret weapon. He has an impeccable ability for knowing what your business needs in order to succeed.

You’ll spot him darting to meetings around Winchester with handfuls of Think merch, so feel free to say hello. Jake’s genuine approach means he’ll always offer the very best advice for your business, he knows what you need, and what you don’t!

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