The Shopify platform first became available back in 2004, which happens to be the same year Wordpress first released its first version content management system. Recently Shopify went pubic and had its debut on the New York Stock exchange trading at $28, which at the time was more than 60% higher than its offering price with its IPO raising to more than $131 million.
As of writing this post Shopify has had 218 billion buyers, across 175 different countries just in the last 12 months. This showed us the importance of mobile approach and development with 81% of its traffic in that year being on mobile devices such as mobile phones and tablets.
In 2018 Shopify reached their goal of 1 Billion orders via their platform, a lot of those coming from the 7,000 businesses that use their Shopify Plus platform. As of right now, users / customers have spent over $100,000,000 in the Shopify App Store.
PrimitiveSense are amongst the select few in the North East who develop Shopify websites from the ground up aiming their stores at a mobile and performance first approach. As Shopify Developers based in Newcastle and Sunderland we are able to bring together a great community using our in house talent and experience to share information and thoughts at local events and within other businesses in the area.
So, what are the key benefits of using Shopify and how can they really help your business thrive?
If you're a bigger company with a larger turnover and are possibly looking to migrate to a better solution then there is always the Shopify plus option which brings;
Right now is a key time to get an e-commerce solution in place. As we write this post the PrimitiveSense team are all at home due to COVID-19 and are managing well, however we cannot imagine what it's like for retailers and businesses who do not have some form of website or e-commerce solution in place. It is absolutely business critical.
With Global retail e-commerce sales reaching $4.2 trillion by the end of 2020 why would you not make a start in getting your store online? All global retail transactions in 2020 is thought to reach a staggering 14% being made online and in just 30 years from now in 2040 it is thought 95% of all consumer purchases will be made on the web.
With the rapid rise of AR, VR, AI and Drone technology retail on the high street will become a thing of the past. Shopping right from your living room is the future and it is so important, if you're looking to start a business to understand emerging technology and this is where we can help in supporting your business.
Please do give us a call or email. If you would like to get started or would just like some advice on setting up your e-commerce website. Getting in touch is really easy, simply use our contact page here or give us a call on 0191 567 1826 , we'd love to chat.
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