Shopify – Your First eCommerce Business
Posted: Tuesday March 3 2020
By: Guest Blogger
We asked award-winning Shopify to share their thoughts and top ecommerce tips with MMB Magazine, read what they had to say below.
The opportunity of ecommerce
The online retail sector is booming.
According to popular authority site Ecommerce CEO, retail ecommerce sales have more than doubled in just the last five years, rising from $1.4T in 2014 to $3.4T in 2019, (where T = trillion, ie a million million!)
And this exponential growth trend looks set to continue, with expected figures close to $5T in just a couple of years’ time.
This growth in online retail and ecommerce businesses represents a fabulous opportunity for anyone looking to follow their passion or be their own boss. But for families and working parents, the ecommerce revolution could offer them the family-friendly benefits they’ve been searching for – perks such as freedom, flexibility, and the ultimate work-life balance.
The increasing global marketplace is only one side of this very modern opportunity – the other side being the technology that makes setting up an ecommerce business a viable and relatively simple for almost anyone with a laptop and wifi signal.
The choice of ecommerce platforms means it’s easier than ever for newbies to get started and for casual sellers to raise their game and build a real business.
The prospect of moving from hobbyist to full-time sellers and business owners is a popular vision within the ecommerce community – one that is becoming a reality for many at an ever-increasing rate.
There is such a wide and increasing range of startup and enterprise ecommerce platforms that there has never been a better time to get into selling online.
And if you’re ready and eager to take advantage of this growth and potential to start your own successful, family-friendly ecommerce business, one of the most popular platforms to use is shopify.
Why is Shopify so popular?
Shopify’s user-friendly interface and easy-to-use platform make it a great choice for novices, newbies and the otherwise tech-averse.
Shopify also offers an affordable way to start a simple ecommerce channel, making it an appealing option to those looking to monetise a passion or test out an idea, invention, creative product or business model.
Whereas the robust customer service, along with the wealth of advice and support information available, mean that Shopify is also a viable contender for those looking to get more serious about their online selling and build a real, sustainable and profitable business.
With almost a million merchants in 2019, it’s clear that Shopify is a sound choice for entrepreneurs, creators and start-ups of all stripes who are looking to set up some kind of ecommerce enterprise.