This is a Shopify NZ Review describing the many advantages Shopify NZ has over other Ecommerce platforms.
We have setup many Ecommerce websites for clients over the last 20 + years. We have used a range of different Ecommerce platforms during that time, including Shopify NZ. Ecommerce is often seen as difficult and complex and is in the 'too hard basket' for many New Zealand Businesses. However we have found Shopify NZ to be one of the easiest platforms for New Zealand businesses to get started on. This is a brief Shopify NZ Review showing why it is currently one of the leading Ecommerce platforms in the world, and why Shopify NZ is used by thousands of New Zealand businesses.
This Shopify NZ Review discusses it's benefits as a Ecommerce platform for New Zealand businesses. It can be the perfect Ecommerce solution for many NZ businesses of all sizes. If you Signup to a Free Shopify Trial through us, you can get 30 days free trial, instead of the normal 14 day trial Shopify provide. This is DOUBLE the regular Trial period, so gives you far more time to try out Shopify NZ. Please scroll down to the form below to signup to a FREE 30 day Trial of Shopify NZ, or click here to open the form in a new window.
Shopifys main strength is that it is relatively easy to use Ecommerce platform, and widely supported by many third party apps. This also means that there are a lot of very good prebuilt templates for it, both free and paid. There is also lots of third party information and support online for Shopify, and a strong online community. Shopify is a DIY system, and they provide direct support to their customers. Five years our clients often had to go directly to a NZ Web Designer to have an ecommerce website setup for them. Also they needed the Web Designer to fully manage it and keep all the backend software and code up to date. But these days many people are able to do much of it themselves directly through their web browser via the Shopify NZ platform.
Although Shopify is relatively easy to get a website up and running quickly, we do however still recommend people who have little web design knowledge, get an experienced Web Designer like Design Lounge to setup their Ecommerce Website for them. Web Designers usually have far more knowledge and experience with these systems. They also know how some of the best ways to do things, and can usually do things a lot faster. Web designers will charge as well as any support you need on top of what Shopify charge but it can be worth the expense. Currently we provide free complementary domain configuration service if you register a domain through us and are setting up a new Shopify account through is. This will connect your domain to Shopify eg www.yourdomain.co.nz. However this complementary service doesn't include any other free support or setup with Shopify as Shopify is a DIY service and we don't get paid by Shopify to provide end user support. All additional support we provide is charged for, including if we need to contact Shopify on your behalf. Clients instead can contact Shopify support at no charge as it is covered in your Shopify fee.
Shopify NZ is a SAAS (Software as a Service). So you don't need to buy a license to use it, nor do you need special hosting services for it. Website hosting of your shopping website is included within Shopifys fees. All you need to do is buy a domain name (eg.youbusiness.co.nz) , which you can buy through our NZ Domain Manager.
As we are a New Zealand Domain Provider through our NZ Domain Manager system, we can set you up with a .co.nz, and/or .nz domain. We can also register a wide range of other domain extensions. Apart from our normal domain registration and future annual domain renewal fees, configuring the domain to point to Shopifys servers is FREE, as long as you continue to have the domain registered through us, and have signed up to a Free Shopify Trial through us. Shopify requires the use of a third party DNS server, so we use Cloudflares free DNS servers to host the DNS records for your domain, which then points your domain to Shopify. This DNS service is currently a free service offered by Cloudflare, however it is always possible they may charge for it in the future.
As Shopify NZ is hosted on their own special servers, you don't have to worry too much about website traffic. The website is scalable as your business grows and Shopifys servers can cope with high traffic through the website. Shopify NZ also allows you to sell an unlimited number of products on your website.
Shopify NZ is an 'All-in-One commerce solution, and is always evolving and being updated. So it keeps up to date with the latest advancements and trends in the Ecommerce world.
Shopify NZ has a range of different plans depending on your requirements. Please note that Shopifys pricing is usually in USD, and not in NZD. So the amount you will pay will vary depending on the exchange rate. Shopify NZ, like some Ecommerce Platforms, operate on a 'Shared Success' model, so their pricing is also based on your turnover through the website. So as well as the base price, you will usually also pay a percentage fee of the sales transacting through the Shopify NZ system
Any apps your website uses are also often an additional monthly fee. Some apps however are free. The other cost is Templates. Although Shopify have a rage of good templates, there are a lot of very modern looking paid templates which you can purchase, some of which are quite expensive. But they are usually a lot cheaper than getting a web designer to build you a custom template.
One of the big benefits of Shopify NZ and one of the reasons we wrote this Shopify NZ review, is that it integrates with the New Zealand POS system Vend. So if you also have several physical stores in New Zealand, you can manage your inventory between all your stores through Vend.
After reading our Shopify NZ Review, are you ready for a FREE 30 Day Trial? It costs you nothing to try it out except for your time. If so continue below. If you are wanting to register a domain name at the same time, you will need to pay for the domain name, and this is non refundable, but you can continue to use your domain up to the period you have registered it for. Also read our other product reviews.
Please fill in the Shopify NZ Review form for your FREE 30 day Shopify NZ Trial below. Please make sure you fill in all the details otherwise we will not be able to set this up for you.
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- When we setup a free trial account, we will set it up from inside our partner portal as a development store. This gives you access to almost all Shopify features. You won't have access to setting paid apps and won't be able to process orders through it. After 30 days or sooner if you request it, we will transfer the store over to you , and you can either choose to abandon your store, or signup to Shopify and start selling through your store. Please note that all Shopify support is provided directly by Shopify, and via their online community and support websites. With us setting up the store via our partner portal, it means that should you need future Ecommerce support from a web designer, such as with design or content work for your store, which is outside the level of support that Shopify provide, we should be able to help you with this at our normal rates. If your website is not setup through us via our portal and we don't have collaborator access, we will not be able to help with this. There is no obligation for you to use any of our web design services when using the free Shopify NZ trial, or if you do sign up to Shopify as a paid customer. You will also be able to use any Web Designer you want in the future with your store. Please note that this is a free trial of Shopify and online support is provided directly by Shopify, not by us. Support is provided through their support console. If you need personalised support from Shopify, we may need to assign ownership of your store directly to you and you would need to start paying for your Shopify account.
*Please note that we may get paid a small commission by Shopify, for any new paying customers that we setup and refer to their ecommerce system. This complementary setup offer may be withdrawn at anytime. You must abide by Shopifys T&Cs on their website. Shopify provides direct end user support to their customers. We don't provide any free support for Shopify, you must get support directly from Shopifys support systems. We are a Shopify Partner through our parent company Design Lounge. None of the information on our website constitutes any endorsement or recommendation of Shopify, or that it will suit you or your businesses requirements or needs. People should do their own in-depth research into the Ecommerce system and fees charged. If you signup to Shopify as a paying customer, any contract you have is between you and Shopify. If you transfer your domain name to another provider, you must find another DNS provider as your DNS records will get deleted when the transfer occurs. We don't provide any guarantee that Cloudflares free DNS service will continue to be free, or the reliability of Cloudflares free DNS service. Use of Cloudflares free DNS services clients agree to Cloudflares Terms and Conditions at https://www.cloudflare.com/website-terms/ .