When it comes to choosing the right CMS for your eCommerce website, there are just so many options.
Shopify is among the cheapest upfront, easiest, and most convenient way to set up an eCommerce store for your business.
If you’re not tech-savvy, have a small budget but want to build your eCommerce store; sell products or services like Amazon or eBay, Shopify is a cost-effective solution when compared to other platforms.
Interesting Shopify statistics
In 2017, Shopify published a press release and announced 500,000+ companies in more than 175 countries all over the world are using the Shopify platform for their businesses.
Since 2012, the number of sellers on the Shopify platform has increased annually by 74%.
Shopify has a large customer base and a thriving applications ecosystem and with consistent growth, their ecosystem will only continue to grow.
Large companies are using Shopify
Big brands in Australia such as JB Hi-Fi, Culture Kings and Oxford shop use Shopify.
If it is good enough for them, it’s most likely good enough for your eCommerce business.
Larger companies generally perform their due diligence before investing large amounts of resources into building their website.
They need to carefully consider variables such as speed, reliability, cost, customisability, scalability, integrations and much more before choosing a platform.
You don’t need to be a large company to get assistance to build your eCommerce website. Speak to us and an eCommerce specialist will get in contact with you.
Hosting costs when using Shopify
Shopify’s hosting costs are relatively inexpensive for eCommerce and while you might find cheaper hosting services, you will most likely need to spend more time with maintenance.
Their hosting cost covers the payment gateway, hosting, security, updates and much more. Many business owners are put off by their server costs but these are the hidden costs of managing web hosting.
Safety & Reliability
Shopify is a hosting service provider on top of providing eCommerce as a service.
Their uptime is approximately 99.99% is excellent and they monitor their network 24/7 so that you don’t need to.
If you host your website using shared hosting, you will be responsible for ensuring that your website is up and running without a hitch.