Shopify has become an extremely popular choice for e-commerce retailers who are either just starting out or have been in business but are looking for an easy to use solution. The thing I love most about Shopify is it makes it easy for businesses to grow. They offer reasonable pricing for new online retailers and now have a fantastic platform for growing and established e-commerce businesses: Shopify Plus.
Shopify Plus is built with the rapidly growing and enterprise e-commerce websites in mind. These businesses require hands on support and the ability to handle larger amounts of traffic and transactions. Contact Shopify to discuss specific needs and pricing. Here are five reasons why Shopify Plus makes sense for your e-commerce business:
1. No Additional Transaction Fees
As you increase your sales numbers, transaction fees become more and more significant. Shopify credit card fees range between 2.2% - 2.9% plus an additional 30 cents per transaction. With no additional transaction fees (only Shopify's credit card rates), Shopify Plus enables you to see all of your sales dollars and this aspect alone can justify the significant price jump.
If you use a third party payment gateway (not Shopify payments) you will receive an additional surcharge on top of the third party credit card fees.
2. Account Management
Your e-commerce business is seeing a bunch of success and you don’t always have the time or resources to solve all of your problems. That’s where account management comes in. Shopify Plus clients get an account manager to help you find the right solutions for your store. You will also be provided a project manager to assist in building the right network of integrations that connect all aspects of your business. All of this comes with priority technical support from Shopify to assist with the issues that you just can’t figure out.
3. Same Domain Checkout
This is the most beneficial upgrade from Shopify to Shopify Plus. Normal Shopify users redirect shoppers to checkout under a Shopify web domain. The checkout process lacks branding, website navigation, and can also discourage shoppers from purchasing. With Shopify Plus, shoppers will remain on the same domain when checking out, providing a better shopping experience. This also allows you to run apps like Justuno on your checkout pages. This way you can drive conversion and reduce cart abandonment with discount promotions on your Shopify site. People can now have total confidence in purchasing from your store!
4. Unlimited Bandwidth
Shopify Plus provides you with speedy and reliable hosting so your site can handle up to 500,000 hits per minute! Your website will also have a 99.97% up time so you can be sure that your site will be available whenever your customers need to make a purchase. All of this is packed into the monthly price for a fraction of the cost of normal IT infrastructure expenses.
5. Advanced API
Shopify Plus’s advanced API’s will let you accomplish much more with integrations. Connect your CRM, accounting, and multi-channel software with your store to have all aspects of your business working in unison. You will also have access to top rated Shopify applications like Justuno to help you with your conversion optimization needs.
Check out this Shopify Plus success story featuring SkinnyMe Tea.
These five reasons provide a ton of value for any e-commerce business and as you continue to grow, switching to Shopify Plus makes more and more sense. Whether you’re currently using Shopify or another e-commerce platform, it’s time to reassess your businesses needs. Shopify Plus could be the option for you.
What are the most important aspects of an e-commerce platform for your business? Please feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below!
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About The Author
Grant Thomas is a marketing manager at Justuno and also spends time developing content for the Justuno blog. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn for valuable content on ecommerce, conversion optimization, and much more!