For small creators and sellers we always recomend that to sell your products that you choose Shopify as your platform to host your website. Why is that?
Shopify has been our platform of choice to build E-Commerce websites for our small creators and sellers, but it is also perfect for larger, established businesses. Here are our four main reasons why we recommend Shopify.
The last thing that you want is to spend days or weeks trying to do the simplest of things. The problem with a lot of platforms (We're looking at you WordPress) is they were built for Developers to build and maintain, which is great when you know what you're doing, but when you have other things to focus on, like running your business, you want things to be straightforward. Shopify was created with the user in mind, which means that everything you need to run your online business is available to you, and you can quickly learn how to navigate to it.
Some platforms are easy for you to build your website, but when it comes to getting it to look right on all devices no matter what the screen, well that's a lot more difficult. With Shopify all themes are completely responsive, meaning if you want to make small edits, you can be confident they look correct for all your customers.
Want your customers to build their own gift boxes, or set a delivery radius, perhaps you want to provide your customers with the ability to pick up from your store. On other platforms, you may need a developer to spend days or weeks building from scratch the code to enable you to do this. With Shopify, you have a range of apps that extend and enhance your customers' shopping experience, that takes a lot less time to implement on your store.
This means that from its very core, Shopify has been built to start and grow a successful e-commerce business, meaning that you have everything that you need to grow your business in one place, and if they don't have it natively, more than likely with over 3000 apps (plugins) you can find the right one to meet your needs.
We use Shopify for all of our clients that need to sell on their website, and we have recently begun to transfer pre-existing websites over to Shopify. If this is something that interests you contact us to find out how we can help you.