Here’s the thing though. A lot of people think that ecommerce platforms are just tools that let them list products and accept payments online. But I hope you now know that it’s a lot more.
Your ecommerce platform should be a complete business command center from where you can take control of everything from inventory to marketing.
Choosing a platform is a super important step for merchants, so you really need to understand what influences this decision. You need to be able to show them the value that Shopify brings, and therefore, what you bring. Now I know there’s a lot of services we’ve covered already, like marketing support, extending features through Shopify apps, and so much more.
But, it would help to think about this from your client’s perspective, broad-scale, as well.
Here are some of the things that you could emphasise -
Security and Reliability
Shopify is what we call a “fully hosted ecommerce solution”. This means that merchants’ files and data are securely held in the cloud, as opposed to being “self hosted”, taking place on the company’s own server.
Someone else does the heavy lifting. One of the biggest advantages of using a hosted eCommerce platform is the cost. It spares you the big expense of setting up all the infrastructure you need for self-hosting.
Your client is free to do what they do best – focus on the business.
Instant updates- All updates are automatic on Shopify, so you'll receive the latest features immediately, without any hassle.
Scalability- Shopify’s platform can grow with the business as the company and its needs evolve and change. Take Fashionova for example - the world’s fastest-growing fashion brand in history. They rely on Shopify and their Partner entirely for flawless performance. Kylie Cosmetics as well - they handled 200 thousand visitors simultaneously on one of the biggest product drops in e-commerce history. I mean if that isn’t reliable, what is?!
Round the clock support- With a hosted eCommerce platform, you’ll enjoy the kind of dedicated support that you probably don’t have in-house. Both you and your client will have access to experienced IT professionals and all the help you need.
Finally, we also have the “Experts Marketplace”. Sounds fancy, huh? This is a portal through which you can gain access to even more projects. Think of it as an additional lead generation platform for your business where over 1.7 million Shopify store owners across the world look for partners. You could help them across functions such as store setup, migration, digital marketing, branding services and so on.
Every day, thousands of merchants are looking to hire for their growing online business needs. There’s no reason why you can’t be that person!
After you’ve registered as a Shopify partner and have a few developed stores in your belt, you should consider this.
Soo. You’ve made it to the end of the course. Statistics say that only 55% of y’all will get here, so if you’re one of the chosen ones, congratulations!
As you probably know, Shopify has a whole universe of features and options that you can stack together to build world-class stores for your clients. You’ve taken the first leap, and that’s got you till where you are now. Great job.
Now, it’s time for you to pick up what you’ve learnt and catapult yourself forward.