Why use Shopify over any other ecommerce platform?
When it comes to selling online, there are so many different platforms to choose from. If you are not technical, then how do know which one is the best for you? Simple, you ask an Expert! And as a qualified Shopify Expert, let us share with you 3 of the reasons that the Shopify platform will make you more money :)
1. Shopify & Facebook: Link Them Together and Sell More!
One of the best things about Shopify is how easy it is to link your products and sell them on Facebook!
Normally you have to upload your products to your online store, then get an image of the product, put it on Facebook, write some text about it and link it to the product on your website. Your customer has to find the product on Facebook, click it to get to your store, put the product in the cart, checkout and pay. This takes time for you and also extra time for your customer.
With Shopify, you can make the sale much faster and easier. Just add the Facebook Channel to your store and choose the products you want to sell on it. Shopify will automatically send the product information, images and options to Facebook. Now, when a customer finds your product on Facebook, they can view it, its information and buy it directly there. They will be taken straight to the payment page of your website. Much faster.
And the faster and easier you make it for your customers, the more sales you will get!
2. Shopify Does Not Get Hacked. Welcome to Peace of Mind!
Ever had your website hacked or taken down (the horror!)? Ever heard of a website getting hacked or being taken down? Chances are the website was built with an open source system like Wordpress or Joomla. These sites are always being attacked and hacked because “open-source” means their code is available for everyone online, making it really easy to hack.
If you are an ecommerce store owner, this means you have to constantly update and patch your website with new fixes as new threats come out. You also have to update and monitor all the 3rd party plugins on your site. And threats come out basically every month. If you don’t, you will be hacked and your store will go down, meaning you will lose sales. And to put the icing on the cake, it will cost you more time and money to get back up again.
With Shopify, you don’t need to worry about any of this. Shopify host your store on their own, modern and professionally-managed servers. They are constantly at the forefront of threat detection and their system is always monitored and protected against attacks. For you, this means peace of mind, saving time, and lower cost. You have no need to spend valuable time updating your site every few weeks and can get on with your business, which is selling to customers!
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3. Use Shopify to Sell on your Phone: Fairs, Trade Shows, Exhibitions, Home Businesses...You Name It. You can sell from your store and take payment anywhere!
If you have said the words “we don’t take credit cards” or if you have ever gone to a fair, trade show or business exhibition and not been able to take payment there and then, then we have a surprise for you. With the Shopify system, you can sell from your online store, directly from your phone.
All of your products are available for free on the iPhone or Android app, if someone wants to buy them, you can simply put them in a cart, and you can take card payment from your customer there and then, wherever you are. If your business has sales people or technicians on the road, then they can enter the callout charge, no matter what it is, and take payment before they leave.
No more invoicing, waiting, chasing payments! Welcome to the 21st Century :)
If you are a shop owner, you can also replace your expensive till and card terminal with Shopify hardware. You can take payments, gift vouchers and credit notes as normal, you can sell your shop products and track all your sales. You can easily keep the stock level of your online shop and your physical shop in sync, meaning you never oversell products and you don’t need to spend time updating the online store stock levels every day.
Massive time saving!
So there you have it! 3 excellent ways in which Shopify will save you more time and make you more money than other platforms.