Shopify ecommerce platform: 10 reasons why we love it

Shopify is a fully hosted ecommerce platform headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario.  Started in 2004, it now hosts over 400,000 stores who collectively have sold over $34 billion.

Here are 10 reasons why we love Shopify.

1. Setup

Setting up your own store is easy and quick. Because Shopify is a fully hosted platform, you do not have to worry about setting up your own private servers and waiting on expensive, lengthy development. Other things you do not have to worry about? Shopping carts, checkout, payment gateways, shipping, gift cards, discount codes, security, analytics and marketing.

2. Easy to use

With its simple and clean user interface, anyone can quickly learn how to manage their store content and orders. You can also download Shopify’s free iOS and Android app to manage your store and track orders on the go.

Shopify Apps

3. Themes

Get beautiful themes for your website. No coding required.

Shopify Themes

4. Sales channels

Sell on multiple sales channels to reach more of your customers where they are. Some of the channels available include online store, mobile app, point of sale, Buy Button, Facebook, Amazon and Pinterest.

Sales Channel

5. Shopify app store

With its own app store, you can get free or paid plugins to extend the functionality of your store and grow your business with just a click of a button.

Shopify App Store

6. API

Shopify provides API for you or your developers to create custom apps that will suit your business needs.

7. Search engine optimization (SEO)

Use Shopify’s SEO features to get your store to show as a top result on Google. Easily edit website elements so your store and products are search engine friendly. Read more about it on their blog.


8. Security

Shopify is certified Level 1 PCI DSS compliant. This means all your data and customer information is ultra secure. Learn more about this and what it means for your store.

9. Help

Shopify has built a wealth of online resources to help you get started. Still need help? Talk to their experts available 24/7.

10. Affordable

Try it for free for 14 days. If you like it, get all of the above at affordable pricing.


Interested in seeing if Shopify will suit your business or need assistance setting up your online store/mobile app? We’d love to help.

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