Ecommerce is growing globally and the uptake was accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, when many brick-and-mortar stores were forced to move their businesses online. Shopify is a popular ecommerce platform in South Africa, with 10,095 live stores using the software by late 2021. The top three Shopify stores in the country, based on a worldwide ranking, are computer store HP Online, Planet54 clothing store, and Communica electronics store.

An ecommerce store for everyone

Shopify is an all-in-one ecommerce platform that caters for any business that sells a product, whether they are a small, entrepreneur-run enterprise or a large company with significant product inventory. It allows ecommerce merchants to easily scale up their store as their business grows. The platform has various subscription options ranging from a simple, unpaid package, to its ‘Plus’ option for businesses with a high turnover.

Anybody can set up an online store quickly and easily using Shopify, as the platform offers ready-to-use themes, a payment processor, and access to thousands of apps which allows you to integrate additional business features.

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Versatile and safe

Shopify has the highest level payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) compliance. This means your customers’ details will be secure when their payments are processed. All non-payment related customer data is also kept secure. Various payment options including PayPal are available on Shopify.

Shopify can be fully customised, making it extremely versatile. A developer can build a store or custom apps from the ground-up. Individual aspects of a store, such as the theme or application programming interface (API) software, can also be customised.

New partnership with Shopify experts

Realm Digital is excited to come alongside Shopify experts, ShopCreatify, to expand our service offering to our clients. ShopCreatify boasts a team of designers, developers, and analysts that provide effective Shopify eCommerce services to long-standing merchants across the world.

Realm CEO, Simon Bestbier shared his thoughts on the partnership: “ShopCreatify coming under the umbrella of the Realm Group will enhance Realm Digital’s Shopify capabilities. We believe this is an opportune time to go to market together as customers can leverage ShopCreatify’s Shopify expertise, alongside Realm’s strong and proven development, integration and consulting capabilities.”

ShopCreatify CEO, Ross J. Allchorn shares Simon’s enthusiasm: “Joining forces with Realm Digital is an exciting new move for ShopCreatify. The chance to team up with an organisation like Realm is a great privilege and honour. This collaboration should allow both companies to move forward strongly in the Shopify eCommerce space together,” he says.

We’re looking forward to reaching new heights in the eCommerce space locally, and internationally.

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