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The best Shopify developers Manchester has to offer!

We are Strand Creative: Shopify Developers located in Manchester , let the experts help you grow your online store.

Starting a business? Moving online from retail premises? Or just looking for a change of ecommerce provider?

We have what it takes – partner with us and we’re there for you every step of the way.

Call us on 0161 250 5040 to get in touch with the best Shopify Developers in Manchester.

How Shopify can help you grow your business

Get started and let Strand Creative: Shopify Developers Manchester help your business grow!

Your brand identity is all yours. Just yours. No-one else’s.

And you need your online shopfront to reflect who you are. Just you. Nobody else.

Shopify can help you look exactly right for you: it has a huge range of templates to choose from, even if you’re a coding numpty.

You can customise everything – your logo, your text, your colour choice and your video profile… Your ‘front-of-house’ will look the biz!

It’s an admin superhero. You can process orders and manage your products, with prices, stock control and delivery options set up and ready to whizz your products directly to your customers.

Shopify partners with about 100 different payment gateways, too, so your international sales are as easy as pie.

They also have great analytics, so you can track your whos and your how manys and your whens, making your marketing planning more effective.

Links to social media? Of course! Just integrate the account you want with your store and sell directly wherever your ideal customer hangs out. Wherever your brand’s home is, Shopify has made it easy for you.

As if all that wasn’t quite enough, Shopify also offers a range of support strategies for small businesses.

And, yes, it’s secure – certified Level 1 PCI DSS compliant. That means your payment transfers are protected, and your cardholder data can’t be stolen or leaked.

So, wherever you are in the world, here in Manchester or over the hills and far away, to find out more about Strand’s expertise in Shopify websites, just give us a call.

We can make your ecommerce experience easy and pain-free!

The pros and cons of Shopify

Your business is precious to you. At Strand, we understand this – we’re in the same boat. So, of course you’re going to want to be aware of the arguments for and against having a Shopify ecommerce website.

In a nutshell, here are the Pros:

It’s very easy to use.

You don’t need to be an expert in either Shopify or web development. You can have your website hosted via Shopify and your store can be created so that you can edit your website as and when you need to, for example, if you want to add products or highlight promos and so on.

Easy-to-use interfaces, ridiculously simple navigation bars, high-res images and shopping carts with CTA buttons that stand out from the crowd – what’s not to love?

It loads rapidly.

Slow loading speed is a big no-no in ecommerce websites – you don’t want your shoppers abandoning their carts or heading elsewhere. Fortunately, Shopify has a great reputation for handling page speed.

Multiple channel agency.

Whatever you’re selling, on a Shopify website, you can do it via your social media channels, Amazon, or other apps. How cool is that?

Great support

In lots of different languages and by phone, chat, or email, the helpful Shopify bunch is in action 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to sort out any issues you might have.

There’s the Help Center, with lots of FAQs to help guide you step-by-step through the stuff you need to know about.

And the sublimely helpful team at Shopify have also created the Shopify Partner Academy, with videos and courses, to help you develop your skills and grow your business more quickly.

Free trial

You can have a 14-day free trial – just head over to Shopify’s website and you’ll see it on the front page. No need to give them any payment info, just crack on.

Then, if you love it, there are 3 different plans to choose from depending on what you’re after, starting at $29 per month for the Basic level, through to the Shopify Plan at $79 per month, right up to the Advanced Plan at $299. Transaction fees vary, along with the number of staff accounts you get.

And if it doesn’t work for you, there’s no charge. You’re winning all the way.

And the Cons…

Are there any? Everything has some drawback or other, doesn’t it?

But this is what you should know, in the interests of transparency.

You need developers for advanced customisation options.

Shopify isn’t an open-source platform. The good news is, at Strand, we have years of experience and fluency in Liquid code language, so we can help customise your online Shopify store to make it look exactly the way you want it.

Expensive add-ons

Shopify’s brilliant because of its compatibility with so many of the Apps we love to use.

The bad news? Most of those Apps will bill you on a monthly basis. You need to think really carefully before you pile on extra costs that might not be an effective investment.

Its SEO-inflexibility

Shopify wants certain strings added to URLs.

For example, your blog has to have ‘/blog/blog-category/’ in the URL. It’s a bit clunky and makes creating system-compatible marketing content a bit tricky.

If any of these are making you re-consider Shopify take a look at the other options we provide here.

Let’s wrap up…

Shopify is the business.

Or rather, it’s the perfect way for YOU to make your business BOOM.  A perfectly designed, risk-free, ecommerce platform that helps your business grow in just the way you want it to.

If you’re a business owner who likes to be hands-on, you’ve got the free trial facility right there – all you need to do is roll up your sleeves and see what it offers.

Taking your business online or growing your online marketplace couldn’t be much simpler.

And here at Strand with our expert Shopify developers located in Manchester, we’ve got all the extra know-how you need to make the process perfectly pain-free. We like strong, clean code and best SEO practice, so you’re in safe hands!

If you want help designing, building or customising your Shopify store, why not give the Manchester Shopify experts a call on 0161 250 5040 and have a chat with one of our team.

We’ve got your back.