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How Brands Can Rediscover the Joy of Retail with Shopify & Shopify Plus [Statement Agency guest post]


How Brands Can Rediscover the Joy of Retail with Shopify & Shopify Plus


Especially true for high growth and enterprise eCommerce brands, it’s difficult to hold onto the joy of online retail. Just keeping your store running from day to day can be a huge challenge, with everything from managing logistics to keeping your infrastructure ticking over smoothly takes up days of an eCommerce manager’s time.

For brands that have grown from nothing, it can seem like a long time ago since they experienced the thrill of that very first order, or the excitement of your first 5 star review. Running a high volume eCommerce store can seem like an exercise in keeping the lights on.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. With Shopify and Shopify Plus, and many expert agencies such as Statement, are helping brands rediscover the joy of selling online.


Introducing Statement

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When it comes to building an eCommerce business, Statement have done it before.

Now the leading Shopify Plus agency in the North of the UK for growing brands, Statement started as an internal team in an existing eCommerce business; one that now turns over £2.5 million a year.

They understand what it takes to transform an online store into a high growth eCommerce business, but were frustrated with agencies and platforms that didn’t cater for the needs of a flourishing store.


Focusing on What Matters

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Good agencies approach every project with the belief that your eCommerce store should be able to help you focus on what really matters; building sales, growing a brand and delighting customers, not complex infrastructure and bloated systems.

If you’re spending all of your time focusing on ensuring your store doesn’t crash under the weight of a flash sale, you don’t have time to pay attention to what really matters.

Modern eCommerce business should be able to spend time crafting the customer experience; building something that excites and delights customers and something that’s a joy to use.

If you’re able to focus on what matters, you can take care with every customer interaction, build a brand that your customers feel an affinity to and a storefront that offers a seamless, smooth experience to every single visitor.

You can take pride in running an eCommerce business again, recapturing the excitement of seeing orders streaming in, and sending carefully packed boxes out of the door.

Focusing on what really matters is the key to rediscovering the joy of retail, and agencies like Statement are using Shopify to lead the way in a new era of eCommerce that can help you do just that…


A New Era of eCommerce

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Shopify and Shopify Plus are taking brands into a new era of eCommerce. In this new era of eCommerce, scalable hosted platforms like Shopify and Shopify Plus make worrying about hosting, managing complex integrations and implementing technical projects a thing of the past.

  • A modern, tested and reliable infrastructure lets your store cope with demand spikes without breaking a sweat;
  • Level 1 PCI DSS compliance means security isn’t a day to day concern either;
  • Stores can implement new features quickly, with lower risk and without overly time consuming project plans;
  • Using Shopify’s app system, you can add technologies without the risk of broken functionality;
  • Make exciting innovations like Apple Pay available to customers without having to lift a finger;
  • Plus, with a fantastic integration partner like VL OMNI, you can organise and view your store’s data all in one place whenever you need to. In this new era of eCommerce, you should no longer need to manage multiple data sources in multiple different locations, everything should be seamless.

The new era of eCommerce, you can be driving forward with Shopify and Shopify Plus and rediscovering the joy of retail.


In Summary…

With Shopify and Shopify Plus, agencies like Statement are changing how fast growing brands think about selling online.

They’re reframing how stores approach projects, as well as how they work on a day to day basis.

Combining this with a data integration solution like VL OMNI means your store can stop worrying about keeping the lights on, and rediscover the joy of retail.


About Statement

Statement is a specialist Shopify Plus eCommerce agency, with offices in Leeds, Manchester and Wakefield, across the North of England. They work with leading brands & creative agencies and are dedicated to creating online stores that not only look good but also sell more.


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