We all know that since the creation of the Internet, business has changed. Ecommerce and Ebusiness held little meaning two decades ago and yet today online purchases and stores are integrated into our daily lives. In our fast paced lives a growing number of people would rather pay the cost for shipping than the cost of their time to make an in-store purchase.
Are you in the eCommerce field? Are you using the right tools for your customers? What is the next big thing? We think it’s the Shopify Plugin for WordPress.
What is Shopify?
Shopify is an eCommerce solution that allows people to create an online store. It has the capability to be customized according to the needs of your company, it accepts credit card payments, and it helps to track and process orders.
How will this shopify plugin impact WordPress?
WordPress started as a blogging website but it has grown to so much more. More than 74 million websites have been created using WordPress; That is almost 20% of all registered websites! There are over 29,000 plugins for WordPress and Shopify has recently become one of them. There are already 100,000 WordPress users who have the Shopify PlugIn operating on their site. Interested in the large scope of WordPress? Check out this live report of all WordPress activity.
In 2013 and 2014 Shopify had facilitated a total of $4.8 billion dollars of sales, however, last year alone Shopify facilitated $7.7 billion dollars. During 2013 over 84,000 online shops used Shopify for eCommerce management. At the end of 2015 Shopify had grown to facilitate sales on more the 243,000 online shops. You can read Shopify’s 2015 Year in Review Here.
The massive rate of growth of both WordPress and Shopify make for a dream team.
So now you may be asking yourself, “what will I gain and for what cost?”
To add Shopify to WordPress as a plugin, it will only take you a few minutes. The cost of the Shopify Buy Button is only $9/month and allows for you to:
- Offer an unlimited number of products
- Accept payments through over 70 payment gateways
- Easily integrate orders and shipping
- Create a secure and responsive checkout experience
- Track sales and growth trends
- Support global taxes and currencies
So how will it work?
You choose where you would like the “Buy Button” and choose which product you would feature. The Shopify Buy Button then creates a standalone mini-storefront on your WordPress blog or website that is connected directly to Shopify’s secure shopping cart platform. It is a fully customizable the platform to match your shop’s design.
If you’d like to stay up-to-date with everything happening at Shopify, check out the Facebook page for the latest web design and web development insights and as well as tips for how to grow your business.