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Why Shopify? (the short version)

The ecommerce platform made for you
Shopify is the world’s leading multi-channel commerce platform, powering more than 400,000 businesses who have collectively sold more than $34 billion worth of products online or in-person.
A home for your business - ​Fully customizable website, online store, and blog.
Limitless potential - ​Unlimited bandwidth, product inventory, and customer data.
Sell anywhere your customers are - ​Multiple sales channels like Amazon, Facebook,
Pinterest, and more.
Store management made easy - ​24/7 award-winning customer support .
Rest easy knowing your business is safe - ​Industry leading security and reliability with
256-bit SSL certificates, Level-1 PCI compliance, and 99.9% uptime.

Here at Raven Web Services we have been involved in developing all kinds of websites and have seen a steady increase in the demand for sites with ecommerce capabilities. Even though the large majority of our website projects are built on the world's leading content management system (WordPress), this is not always the best fit for everyone. If you already have an existing WordPress site than by all means, check out Woocommerce, not only is it made by the same brilliant minds behind the super popular WordPress platform but it is a powerful and highly flexible solution for those looking to add online sales functionality. The most glaring drawback to using Woocommerce is that it has the same problem that WordPress itself has, it is not nearly as intuitive as Shopify and as such it is not as easy to setup for those who are already experienced and proficient with the WordPress platform. This makes Shopify the best option for any DIY (do-it-yourself) ecommerce project. Read on to find out even more about Shopify and why we recommend it to anyone looking to setup an online store themselves.



Why Shopify? (the detailed version)

Shopify is dedicated to streamlining the ecommerce experience for both merchants and their customers, by offering a robust and easy-to-use platform that is constantly evolving to stay at the forefront of an ever-changing industry.

Below is a set of key benefits and core features that you can expect from Shopify.

A home for your brand

Shopify is completely agnostic to design and front end technology. With full storefront customization, no product limits, powerful analytics, and much more — Shopify isn’t just a house for your business and brand, but can be designed into a permanent home.

Store management made easy

Their hassle-free, merchant-focused ecommerce management system means you can smoothly operate your store — with minimal training and support. You can even amplify your business success with access to Shopify's award-winning 24/7 support network, in-depth documentation, online forums, and educational content from their Ecommerce University.

Sell anywhere their customers are

Shopify offers more sales channels, payment gateways, and integration products than any other ecommerce provider, offering you a unified platform to sell anywhere your customers are now — or will be in the future. From Amazon and Pinterest, to Messenger and Shopify POS, you can check out all Shopify’s sales channels on the Shopify App Store.

Rest easy knowing your business is safe

Shopify incorporates industry-leading security features into every product, like 256-bit SSL certificates, Level-1 PCI compliance, and 99.9% uptime with 24/7 monitoring — allowing you to breathe easy knowing your business, and customers, are always protected.

Enhanced customization with Shopify Apps

Shopify proudly boasts more than 1,500 apps that allow merchants to build their businesses the way they want them to perform. These added benefits from apps include:
● Additional functionality to your storefront, like product reviews, pop-ups, chat functionality, and more.
● Extend the power of Shopify’s admin, like enhanced reporting, shipping options, inventory management, and more.
● Integrate with the most popular third-party business software, like MailChimp, Quickbooks, Xero, and more.

These are just a handful of the technical and business features that make Shopify the perfect solution for anyone's needs. You can review a full list of Shopify’s online store features, as well as their pricing structures, on their website Shopify.com.

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