Over 600,000 businesses use Shopify to power their eCommerce websites.
The online shopping platform has been a major resource for retailers since it was founded in 2004. In fact, it’s arguably the best on the market.
But as we journey further into the digital age – and eCommerce shopping surpasses brick and mortar stores – Shopify has improved its features and begun catering to larger brands and enterprises, particularly with their newest platform, Shopify Plus.
There’s no doubt that Shopify as a whole is a great platform for brands to expand their eCommerce reach with.
The traditional Shopify platform hosts a bevy of benefits, including:
Ultimately, slightly smaller eCommerce stores can benefit from using Shopify. The platform allows them to build an online store and release it to the public quickly.
Plus, smaller eCommerce development companies are equipped to handle smaller projects using traditional Shopify.
Shopify Plus provides many of the same benefits as regular Shopify, including great UX design, a fast mobile-optimized website and excellent cybersecurity.
However, it is geared for large enterprise companies and is built as a better foundation for complex stores, robust inventory and sharply inclined scalability.
“Shopify Plus is a scalable e-commerce solution for high-growth and high-volume brands,” says John Surdakowski, Founder of AVEX. “There is more automation, customization and reporting on Plus as opposed to regular Shopify.”
So, if you are a larger brand with a site that needs personalized functionality and scalable options, Shopify Plus is the right platform for you!
Shopify Plus has only been around since 2014… but just because it is fairly new doesn’t mean its userbase is scarce.
Over 3600 businesses use Shopify Plus for their online stores – and for good reason, too.
Shopify Plus fosters revenues ranging from $1 million to more than $500 million for Fortune 500 companies and enterprises with high online shopping volumes.
Shopify Plus has dozens of features that enable long-term business growth for enterprise clients.
However, there are a few key benefits that help brands stand out from the competition AND help Shopify surpass other eCommerce platforms.
Ultimately, there’s no simple answer for how much Shopify Plus might set you back. All vendors need to contact Shopify Plus directly to request a quote OR work with a trustworthy website design company like AVEX (which we recommend) to determine final costs.
But because this eCommerce platform is geared toward larger enterprise brands, you can expect to pay a pretty penny.
“Shopify Plus costs at least $2000 per month, so it is not for small businesses that are just starting out,” advises Surdakowski.
Luckily, that cost does provide a strong return on investment.
Current Shopify Plus merchants have seen an average year-over-year growth of 126%!
Lifestyle and clothing company Kith partnered with AVEX to build a minimalistic online store. The image-driven product pages feature clean rollover effects and plenty of information without cluttering the screen.
Eugenia Kim’s eCommerce site features several product images upon rollover, intuitive navigation, and an incredibly straightforward checkout process. This encourages consumers to fully complete their online purchases instead of abandoning their cart during the process.
Smartly place promotions dot O.N.S. Clothing’s homepage, which showcases their value to potential customers. The website, which was created by AVEX, also includes brand-building text and simple calls to action to increase conversions.
Ultimately, brands that use Shopify Plus as the foundation to their eCommerce websites build user-friendly and highly functional platforms that encourage conversions.
In fact, in the second quarter of 2018 alone, Shopify fostered over $55 billion in sales.
By partnering with a top web development agency that is knowledgeable in Shopify Plus, you’ll be able to tap into the latest features and newest integrations that will improve your online branding, increase conversions and boost your bottom line.
Are you ready to enhance your online store? AVEX designs, builds and optimizes, Shopify Plus websites for high-growth brands. Contact AVEX HERE for a customized quote.