Why Shopify Plus?
Over 7,000 of the world’s leading brands use Shopify Plus. There are over 500,000 online stores that use Shopify in general, resulting in only 1.4% of Shopify sites using Shopify Plus. With Shopify Plus, you won’t have to worry about the ongoing cost of infrastructure as well as the stress that comes along with performance and load testing. This speaks to the speed of the website you use for your business and the reliability of the system when multiple users are on it. Additionally, not having to stress about seemingly unnecessary retainer fees is a huge plus. Shopify Plus can help implement some serious beneficial changes for large businesses that are switching from brick & mortar to online.
What You Need to Know
With Shopify Plus, you can expect to receive up to an 18% increase in conversions with Shop Pay along with a checkout that’s 60% faster! Additionally, you have access to built-in AR, video, and 3D media on product pages for a more engaging shopper experience. You can customize your checkout, which is a major pain point for companies that want to showcase their branding across the entire ecommerce experience. Other Shopify plans lock the checkout from being edited so brands have to stick with generic checkout.
With Shopify Plus you also have the capabilities to offer advanced discounts and shipping rates. Using Shopify Scripts, you have access to up to thirteen discounts, gifts, and shipping optimizations you can use year-round. Some of these specific options include: the ‘Buy one, Get one free’ (BOGO) option, ‘Free gift with purchase’, along with ‘automatic discounts’ (that apply by themselves), and ‘customizable discount codes’. Additionally, you can consider adding a shipping estimate calculator on your product pages with Shopify apps like Estimated Shipping Cost. According to Statista, 56% of shoppers abandon carts because of unexpected costs/additional fees. Having access to these optimization tools can help prevent that from happening! Moreover, you are allotted unlimited transactions and products, and can expect a 99.9% uptime so your online store never has to ‘close’. Uptime measures the reliability of an operating commerce software system. This includes Shopify, Shopify POS, checkout, online storefronts, Shop Pay, and Shopify payments. With a 99.9% uptime, your Shopify software is almost guaranteed to always be up and running. With your Shopify admin, you can control all your stores, staff accounts, and automated workflows all from one location. You also can save yourself some time and money by automating complex processes, campaigns, and discounts.
Other Costs, Rates, & Options
In terms of transaction fees, if you use a third-party payment processor there is a 0.15% charge per transaction to meet security requirements. With Shopify Payments, you also get up to 4% higher authorization rates, and up to 18% higher conversion rates when you enable Shop Pay. Shopify Pay accelerates the checkout process for users who have shopped at any Shopify store by saving their email, shipping, and payment information. If you're using Shopify Payments, domestic orders are subject to a 2.15% + 30c fee per order on Shopify Plus. International and AMEX orders are subject to a 3.15% + 30c fee per order on Shopify Plus.
Also, you are able to create unlimited online stores to sell in different languages and currencies to make your site accommodate an international audience. As part of the monthly platform fee you are allotted your main store along with nine other expansion stores with an additional cost of $250 per month for each extra store.
Why Should YOU Choose Shopify Plus?
With Shopify Plus, you can start selling in a short amount of time, sometimes in as little as a few weeks. It takes approximately twelve to eighteen months to start selling on a new platform with traditional software vendors such as WooCommerce. Moreover, it’s simple to migrate a previous ecommerce website over to the Shopify Plus platform as they don’t charge you to do so. Their unmatched customer service team of over 2,000 engineers is always there to help you along the way; and when you team up with a Shopify Partner, your site will be set up for longevity and you won’t have to rebuild as you grow in the future! Shopify Plus customers spend up to 80% less on their online stores than those with legacy systems. If this investment feels right for your business or you want to learn more about it, connect with our Shopify experts today!