According to the latest statistics, 40 percent of web users across the globe have bought goods and services online via tablets, mobile phones, desktop computers or other devices. That amount equates to over 1 billion digital buyers and counting. For those who sell online, or want to take advantage of the rapidly growing market, there is no better time to venture into internet retailing than today.

Choosing the right platform to build your shopping site can be hard. You have to understand that your choice can have as huge of an impact on the success of your business as selecting the location of a physical store. With countless Ecommerce platforms available on the market, this post outlines why it is that Zyber chooses Shopify for our clients.

 

Easy to Use Platform

It can be easy to be overwhelmed by the coding, security, and web-hosting issues involved with building an ecommerce site. The good news is that Shopify takes care of the technicalities for you. There is no longer a need to fuss over servers and files because Shopify offers hassle-free set-ups. Because their CMS admin interface is uncluttered with a streamlined dashboard, you can monitor referrals, traffic sources, visitors, sales, and other statistics in real-time. You are also able to manage your inventory, prices, and images with ease.

Shopify Dashboard - Zyber

The easy-to-use dashboard makes updating and managing your store a breeze.

 

Engaging Store Designs

The success of your store relies heavily on its visual appeal, especially in the early stages. This is when your target market will be familiarising itself with your brand so you’ll want to build trust and credibility from the onset before any money changes hand. Shopify makes it easy for you to make good first impressions through their Theme Store where you can choose from a handful of professionally designed themes. To get a truly customised storefront, best representing your unique business, Shopify partners with agencies such as Zyber to leverage our design expertise and technical know-how.

Theme for Online Store - Zyber

Adding Value with Apps and Integrations

Whether you’re looking for a complete solution or are building your own, getting all of the pieces of a web store together can be pretty daunting. You might get the basics down of displaying products and handling payments but to do things right, you will have to extend the functionality of your storefront. Shopify enables you to do just that with their App Store. There you can find all sorts of tools for automating your processes, marketing your brand, and even boosting your search engine optimisation efforts. With their apps, you are able to get the exact package and functionality that you need.

Shipping and Inventory Apps - Zyber

Reliable Technical Support

When running an online operation, it is vital to have responsive customer support that’s available at any time. Should a payment gateway stop working or a server become problematic, you will want to get in touch with someone as soon as possible. Shopify offers that kind of 24/7 support. You can reach their representatives through email, live chat, or telephone. You can find them on most social networking sites too so you should have no trouble contacting them. For answers to commonly asked questions, you may refer to their Knowledge Base or FAQ no matter the time or day.

Creating an amazing online shop need not be a complicated matter when you work with Shopify and Zyber. We are experts at using Shopify so we can guarantee that you will be able to take advantage of all this web platform has to offer your business. Speak with our team about what you have in mind and find out how we can meet your needs.

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by Joe Coles
September 23, 2015

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