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Why Choose The Shopify Platform?

Shopify describe themselves as ‘The Ecommerce platform made for you.’ Launching just over a decade ago, the platform was developed after the founders wanted to setup an online shop selling snowboarding equipment. Quickly realising there wasn’t a platform that gave them the control they needed over their store, they decided to take matters into their own hands and the rest as they say is history.

So why choose the Shopify platform?

  • Join a community of 500,000 Shopify store owners…

The numbers speak for themselves. You’ll join a community of 500,000 other Shopify store owners who have chosen the platform to run their Ecommerce business. Not only this, Shopify has over a million active users and boasts over $40 billion in sales through the platform. Sounds good right?

  • Say hello to everything you need, all in one place…

Perhaps one of the overarching benefits of Shopify is that it has everything you need to successfully run your store, all in one place. From design, payment gateways, security, analytics and more, your every need has been catered for to make this a seamless way to setup, edit and manage your store. They offer 24/7 support too so you’re safe in the knowledge there’s always somebody ready and waiting to help you anytime, anywhere.

  • Easy to use (no back end skills required)…

The platform has been designed so it’s super easy to use. You can literally setup your store in minutes. There’s no need to worry if you haven’t got any technical back end skills, you won’t need them. Beginners are most definitely welcome here. But if you are an expert, there are hundreds of apps and features you can add to enhance your shop.

  • You’re in control of design…

Unlike other platforms that give you little control of design, with Shopify the world is your oyster. With an easy drag-and-drop store builder, there are over 100 themes to choose from, so you can really get creative. Customise colours, fonts, imagery and more in a matter of moments to make the visuals of your online store unique to your business.

If you’re looking to setup an online store, or move an established Ecommerce site to a new platform, Shopify is definitely something to consider. It’s efficient setup and accessible system means you’ll be up and running in no time. With a free 14-day trial, you can explore the world of Shopify in detail and determine how the platform will work for you.

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Chris Thomas


Chris Thomas

CEO & Founder

Chris has been at the forefront of eCommerce and a pioneer of online retailing since the early 00s. A 5-time Drapers Award winner, Chris has extensive experience in developing fashion brands online.

Chris founded Cake in 2016. Based in Birmingham, with offices nationwide, Cake specialises in helping fashion brands understand their market online and then helps to develop appropriate strategical direction to achieve their plan, all backed by his 20 years of operating in the retail market.