Worried about having to deal with everything that comes with starting a business? Then we are happy to say that you have stumbled upon the perfect article. We have to say, that this worry of yours is definitely validated and we would be lying if we told you that you didn’t have anything to worry about. However, what we can tell you is that there is something that you can do, and that is to find a good tool that will help you with all of your tasks. You have probably heard of ecommerce platforms, and they are exactly the tool that we think you could really use. Today we are actually going to be taking a look at our favorite one, called Shopify. We are going to give you a better look of the platform itself and go into more details about the specific features that will help you manage your business. So, if you are interested to find out more, we definitely encourage you to keep reading.
A general look at Shopify
Before we go into details about how this platform can help you run your business more efficiently, we have to take a more general look at the platform itself. Shopify has been created by a Canadian company and it has been on the market for almost 9 years. During that time, Shopify has become one of the most popular platforms in the world. A big reason for that is the fact that this tool was designed to work for small businesses and that is something that is pretty rare, since most tools of this kind are meant for bigger businesses. The second thing that we love is the fact that Shopify is incredibly easy to use. The interface is a beginner level interface and that means that you will be able to manage it even if you have no experience with these kinds of tools at all. This, combined with the affordable price and great designs, have turned Shopify into the incredibly popular platform that it is today.
Now that we are going to be taking a look at the business management tools that Shopify offers, we are actually going to start with one of the ones that we love the most, and that is centralized inventory. The inventory management tools that Shopify offers are already unprecedented. They will offer you a look into your inventory in real time, on your mobile device and they will let you automate most of the operations. However, something that a lot of people don’t realize is that the inventory is centralized. What this means is that you will be able to save time and effort because you will have a look into your inventory, regardless of how many channels you sell on. The multichannel and omnichannel ecommerce strategies are two of the most popular ones in the business world and both of them make it pretty difficult to run your business. All of a sudden you have to keep track on more than just one channel and this is something that can be very time consuming and complicated. However, having centralized inventory like this will make sure that you have everything under control, and you can do so right from the Shopify dashboard.
An important part of online businesses, not just in India, but all over the world, is order management and this is something that a lot of businesses, particularly small ones, have trouble dealing with. Luckily, there are Shopify business management tools that will help you with this problem as well. You will have a whole system that will manage your orders, and it will do it without you having to do any of the heavy lifting. In fact, thanks to these tools you will be able to fulfil one or more orders, with just one click of the button. And since everything is automated and synchronized you will never have to worry about selling products that you don’t actually have in stock. There will be no mistakes of this kind, the orders will be delivered to you automatically and everything will be done really quickly and efficiently.
There is one thing that pretty much everyone agrees they don’t like about Shopify, and those are the transaction fees. These are fees that the business owners pay for every single sale that they make, and while they are very small amounts of money, this is still something that can cause a fair amount of problems for small businesses that are just starting out. They can really hurt your revenue and damage your chances of success in that way, so it makes sense that people don’t really feel great about paying them. However, there is a way that you can avoid those payments, and that is by using Shopify payments, and we have to say that this is something that we actually really like. We are firm believers that if a provider designs tools for their platform they are probably the best option, and this is just another case where that is proven. Shopify Payments will give you a much quicker checkout and it will allow you to accept credit cards and other payment methods, so you don’t have to worry about whether you will be able to take payments. Plus, as we already mentioned above, you will be released from paying the transaction fees, which is a huge benefit as well.
If you are looking for a tool for anything that has to do with your ecommerce, including managing your business, then we can guarantee that Shopify will have a solution for your problem. Like we mentioned, with the right tools you will be able to manage every part of your business, easily and seamlessly and Shopify has all of the right tools to help you achieve that. Now that you have read this article, we encourage you to go ahead and check out Shopify for yourself, sign up for the free trial and make sure to try it out beforehand. This is the best way for you to decide whether the tool is right for you or not, and since Shopify offers you a 14 day free trial in India we think that they feel the same way as us.