Are you a large or rapidly growing e-commerce business looking for hands-on support and the ability to handle larger amounts of traffic and transactions? Well, we might just have the solution for you! Did you know? CuCo offer Shopify Plus design and build as part of our web development offering!
We’re sure you’re more than aware of the popular ‘Software as a service’ (SaaS) platform: Shopify. Shopify is an extremely popular choice for e-commerce retailers who are perhaps just starting out, or maybe just looking for an easy-to-use solution, as it makes it really easy for a business to grow! The platform offers new online retailers extremely reasonable prices, and they now offer a fantastic platform for growing and established e-commerce businesses: Shopify Plus.
Shopify Plus is a hosted platform customised, staffed and priced for big brands, and has been built with the rapidly growing and enterprise e-commerce websites in mind, all of which CuCo harness in our Shopify Plus design and builds.
Unlike most websites, a hosted platform is offered to you as a service – the server and the software are sold as a package. With the majority of websites, everything is built from the ground up, and you are responsible for keeping the website up and running, along with all of the customer-facing side of the business. With a hosted platform like Shopify Plus, the server is customised to work perfectly with the software platform, and the software offers ease-of-use. Shopify Plus takes on the responsibility of keeping your website up and running, so that we can focus on your design, marketing and everything customer-facing.
Sound promising? It gets better… The CuCo team have put together 5 main reasons why Shopify Plus makes sense for your growing e-commerce business.
1) You won’t encounter any transaction fees
You’ll probably find that with your current website, the transaction fees become increasingly significant as your sales numbers increase. The original SaaS platform, Shopify for example, has credit card fees ranging between 2.2% – 2.9% plus an additional 30 US cents per transaction. However, Shopify Plus has no transaction fees, meaning that you are able to see all the takings from your sales.
2) You’ll receive technical support and account management
If you’re looking into appointing Spotify Plus as your hosted website platform, it’s more than likely that your business is really taking off, and you don’t have the time or resources to solve all of your problems. With Shopify Plus, you will be appointed a dedicated Account Manager. This Account Manager will manage your full account – from development to features to bug fixes and billing. You will also be provided with a Project Manager to assist in building the right network of integrations that connect all aspects of your business. On top of all this, Shopify Plus offers priority technical support which is a big advantage when you are looking for fast bug fixes, feature clarification or account support!
3) The checkout page is on the same domain
You will often find with websites that when it comes to the transaction stage, shoppers are redirected to checkout under the hosted platforms web domain. This lacks branding, website navigation and it can also discourage shoppers from purchasing. With Shopify Plus you are offered a same domain checkout, meaning that shoppers will remain on the same domain when checking out, and can have total confidence in purchasing from your store!
4) You are guaranteed speedy and reliable hosting
With Shopify Plus, you can be sure that your website will be available to your customers whenever they need to make a purchase. The server provides you with an unlimited bandwidth meaning your your site can handle up to 500k hits per minute!
5) You can take advantage of advanced APIs
No platform can have every single tool built-in, however, a platform can be extensible and add-on friendly. Shopify Plus has a robust API which will let you accomplish much more with integration. The platform allows you to connect your CRM, accounting, and multi-channel software with your store to have all aspects of your business working in unison.