Shopify online store
New technology makes setting up an online store becomes easier. Shopify is a pioneer in ease of use.
What is Shopify?
Shopify is a cloud-based e-commerce platform. You don’t need a web hosting service to use Shopify. With Shopify, you don’t need to worry about technical server maintenance or things like data security. Nor do you need to get too into the nitty-gritty of technical details – you can just focus on running your business and on your customers.
At its best, setting up an online Shopify store takes just a few hours. You don’t need to be an IT guru to use Shopify.
Easy to use, flexible and fast – these are the words Nordic online retailers of all sizes have used to describe Shopify. You can read more Shopify experiences here.
How does Shopify work?
You manage your Shopify store in a browser. You can choose how the store looks by picking a Shopify theme, some of which cost extra. You can change the structure of your store by adding and moving different sections around. You can read more about choosing a theme in this article.
With Shopify, selling physical and digital products is easy. It’s also easy to attach a blog and various content pages to your store. They help you tell more about your products and your company’s story.
You can improve the features of your online store in line with what it needs using the apps on the Shopify App Store, which is quick to install.
Sell where your customers are!
Managing the store itself is easy. You can connect several sales channels, in addition to the traditional online store, to your store. You can sell on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest, for example. You can manage various channels in the same place, that is, your own Shopify online store. What’s more, Shopify allows you to add a ‘buy button’ anywhere at all. Read more about sales channels here.
When you start selling, you can analyse your sales by diving deep into Shopify-generated analytics. By following precise figures, you as a retailer can invest labour in the right place to boost visitor numbers and sales.
You can also manage your online store on your phone and tablet with the Shopify app.
Nordic properties and payment methods
Even though Shopify is offered in English, you can add Nordic delivery and payment methods to it.
Nordic Shipping App is a Shopify app from Woolman that allows you to add Finnish delivery methods and address labels to your Shopify online store. The same app also works when delivering products abroad, as you can use it to easily fill out and use the sales documents and customs forms needed outside the EU.
At its cheapest, you can start using Shopify for just $9 a month with the Shopify Lite contract. With Lite, you can use the Shopify features for an existing online store or social media sales channels.
The traditional Shopify online store costs $29 a month.
The Shopify Plus store solution is aimed at large online retailers. The Plus solution is tailored to the customer’s needs. Woolman is the only Shopify Plus Partner in Finland.
When choosing which online store solution is right for you, take your product and customer numbers in mind. We’ll be happy to help you choose the right option for you.