We’re an award winning ecommerce search marketing agency based in the North East that designs and develops ‘algorithm aligned’ Shopify stores using our own custom built Premium Shopify Theme called Integrity Commerce® with built-in AAP® Technology which supercharges your organic performance. Established in 2010, we build our ecommerce solutions exclusively in the Shopify platform.
Our bespoke Shopify theme developments bridge the gaps between small, medium and enterprise level ecommerce solutions and offer very credible alternatives to the typical ecommerce platforms.
What is Shopify and how does it work?
Shopify is an established, cloud-based, global ecommerce platform that allows you start, grow and manage your online retail business across multiple channels. Over 800,000 retailers are currently using the platform globally. The ‘software as a service’ solution [SaS] means that you don’t don’t have to worry about expensive server, maintenance and software upgrade costs, as this is all included in the monthly pricing plans available.
What are the Benefits of Shopify?
We’ve seen a tremendous shift to the Shopify platform in recent years and it’s easy to see why when you analyse the platform and business benefits. The most common reason we see the shift to Shopify is that retailers are tired of being tied down into expensive, lengthy contracts for ecommerce solutions that they don’t own and are difficult to migrate away from. Shopify is the complete opposite. YOUR SHOPIFY STORE IS OWNED BY YOU.
PLATFORM & BUSINESS BENEFITS
As well as being extreme easy to use, Shopify comes with a whole host of amazing features and functionality as standard which no other platform comes close.
Customer Profiles – learn more about your customers and their shopping habits. Find their contact info and order history at a glance.
Customer Accounts – encourage repeat shopping by enabling customer account creation at checkout. Your customers can also check out as a guest without creating an account.
Customer Groups – categorise and export customer lists based on location, purchase history, and more.
Fulfilment Centre – connect to fulfilment solutions such as Amazon, Rakuten Super Logistics, and Shipwire, or set up a custom fulfilment solution.
Order Fulfilment – fulfil one or multiple orders with just one click, making your daily order management a breeze.
Refunds – refund some or all of an order to the payment method used. Your inventory is updated automatically.
Manage on The Go – use the Shopify app on your smartphone to update your store, manage inventory, fulfil orders, and contact a customer. Full control of your ecommerce store on the go.
Customisable Email Templates – customise your automated store emails with the design, language and message you want.
Inventory Management – manage your entire inventory with Shopify. Track stock counts, and automatically stop selling products when inventory runs out.
Bulk Editing – the bulk editing tool allows you to manage high volumes of product editing within a couple of clicks of a mouse.
Product Variations – offer different variations of your products, such as multiple sizes, colours, materials, and more. Each variation can have its own price, SKU, weight, and inventory.
Product Organisation – organise products by category, type, season, sale, and more. Use smart collections to automatically sort products based on vendor, price, and inventory level.
Multiple Image Uploads – add multiple images for your products, so you can show off your product from all angles.
Free SSL Certificate – every Shopify store includes a free 256-bit SSL certificate. All pages, content, credit card, and transaction information is protected by the same level of security used by banks.
Credit & Debit Card Payments – you can accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express the minute you launch your store. You’ll get a low credit card rate and no hidden fees. Payments to you will be made in the working days.
PayPal Payments – Shopify seamlessly integrates with PayPal and accepts payments with the click of a mouse if you already have an account. If you are using Shopify Payments, you will not be charged twice per transaction.
Amazon Pay – Amazon Pay is a fast, easy, and trusted way for your customers to make purchases on your online store by using payment and shipping information stored in their Amazon accounts. You keep full control of the customer relationship, and your product-level data is never captured or shared with Amazon. Learn more at payments.amazon.com/merchant.
Apple Pay – Apple Pay is included and allows customers to pay easily and securely through your online store. With Apple Pay, your customers will be able to check out from your online store by using Safari on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Apple Pay offers an accelerated checkout process. When a customer pays for their order using Apple Pay, they don’t need to manually enter their credit card information or shipping address. The customer will tap the Apple Pay button and scan their fingerprint, and Apple Pay will provide that information to the payment provider.
Customisable Shipping Options – Shopify has advanced, customisable shipping options. You configure all your store’s shipping rates and methods from the Shipping settings page. These settings determine which shipping methods your customers see at checkout, depending on their location and the details of their order.
Multiple Languages – your online store checkout comes in 50+ languages, and you can always translate your store’s theme to suit your needs.
Automatic Carrier Shipping Rates – receive automatic shipping rates from major shipping carriers like UPS, USPS, and FedEx.
Abandoned Checkout Recovery – recover lost sales by automatically sending an email to prospective customers with a link to their abandoned shopping carts, encouraging them to complete their purchase.
Flexible Shipping Rates – set up shipping rates by fixed-price, tiered pricing, weight-based, and location-based rates.
Automatic Taxes – based on your location, Shopify will automatically handle major country and state tax rates.
Multi-channel Sales – as well as your online store, Shopify will seamlessly integrate with various other sales channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, eBay & Amazon [eBay & Amazon integrations may incur small monthly fees as these are not Free Apps here in the UK yet but will be in the future].
Discounts – boost sales and customer loyalty by creating highly targeted discount codes and Buy One, Get One promotions right from the Shopify admin.
Gift Cards – your customers are able to purchase a gift card for someone from your store, or you can use gift cards as store credit.
Social Media Integration – all Shopify websites include social media integration, such as Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
Product Reviews – engage your customers and encourage sales with the option to leave SEO-friendly product reviews on your website.
Sell on Facebook – your Facebook fans can browse your products and make a purchase without leaving Facebook.
Import/Export – import or export your products using CSV files, or one of Shopify’s importer/exporter apps.
Unlimited Products – there’s no limit to the number or type of products you can sell in your online store.
Unlimited Bandwidth – unlike most other solutions out there on the market, you’ll never be charged based on the number of visitors or traffic to your store. This is so valuable for enterprise level retailers.
Level-1 PCI compliant – Shopify is level-1 PCI compliant, so you don’t need to worry about the security of your customers’ credit card data.
Free SSL Certificate – your online store includes a 256-bit SSL certificate to keep your customers’ information and business data secure.
Instant Upgrades – all Shopify platform updates are automatic, so you’ll receive the latest features immediately, without any hassle.
99.98% Uptime and 24/7 Monitoring – no need to worry about downtime with Shopify, they work around the clock to make sure your website is always online.
Dashboard – an actionable dashboard of your sales, orders, and traffic helps you make the right choices for your business.
Product Reports – analyse and gain insight into your store’s growth. See which products are selling — and which ones aren’t.
Export Reports – reports can be exported for further analysis in your favourite spreadsheet tool or can be sent to your bookkeeper or accountant.
Google Analytics – advanced ecommerce Google Analytics works with your online store, so you can track sales, visits, referrals and conversions.
Traffic/Referral Reports – see where your visitors come from, and how they found your online store.
Order Fulfilment – capture payments and fulfil orders right from your phone. Send shipping notifications from the post office.
Mobile Dashboard – quickly see items that need your attention, and track trends in your business.
Manage Inventory – add products, take a product photo, change a price, or manage inventory – all from your phone.
Email or Call Customers – look up customer profiles and instantly reach out through email or phone.
Data Synchronisation – your products, inventory, orders, and customers are automatically synced between the Shopify app and your online store.
Award Winning 24/7 Shopify Support.
Dedicated Support Team – the Shopify support team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by email, live chat, and phone.
Shopify Help Center – find commonly asked questions, user guides, and tutorials in the Shopify Help Center. Browse the Shopify Help Center.
Discussion Forums – get involved in our community discussion forums and take part in conversations about marketing, accounting, and more.
Ecommerce University – everything you need to know about selling online. You’ll find e-books, video series, webinars, and much more.
Take back control of your ecommerce business with our bespoke Shopify Development service. Contact us today for a free personalised quote or try Shopify out for yourself here for free