Why Do 1.7m Merchants Use Shopify To Make Money Online?

why do 1.7m merchants use shopify to make money online?

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Podcast by Eddie Eastman
CEO Startup Streams

“We are here to kickstart your ecommerce ambitions by providing you with a range of ecommerce stores in the most popular niches whilst providing you with a fully functioning business complete with products to sell saving you time, money and effort in the process."

Podcast by Eddie Eastman
CEO Startup Streams

“We are here to kickstart your ecommerce ambitions by providing you with a range of ecommerce stores in the most popular niches whilst providing you with a fully functioning business complete with products to sell saving you time, money and effort in the process."

Why is Shopify the most popular ecommerce platform in the world?

1.7 million online merchants use the world-renowned Shopify ecommerce platform. That’s more than any other ecommerce solution. Listen to this episode of the Serial Entrepreneur Podcast to find out why…


Shopify is huge

If all Shopify stores across the world were amalgamated, Shopify would be the 3rd largest online retailer, only behind Amazon and eBay.

Top brands use Shopify to host and grow their businesses. Shopify is famously used by Tesla, Gymshark, Pepsi, Redbull, Unilever, Sephora, Nestle and…  our store, StartupStreams.com.


We choose to partner with Shopify, exclusively 

Shopify is the ecommerce platform all of our Startup Streams pre-made businesses for sale are built and managed on. We chose to exclusively partner with Shopify as we believe they are the best ecommerce platform to give you the greatest chances to succeed with selling online.


Shopify groups the best ecommerce management technologies into one singular platform as standard to manage all aspects of your business. 

Holistically, Shopify supports your entire ecommerce ecosystem: It is global, cloud based, absorbs all superfluous complexity to make running a business as easy as possible, the platform is designed to grow with you and is the most integrated out-the-box solution. 


Here are the main reasons why Shopify is a cut above the rest:

What’s more, you can add any of the 7300+ available Shopify apps to add extra functionality to help with whatever you want to do with your store. Many apps are free. Shopify apps are categorised as follows: Store design, conversion, marketing, fulfilment, store management, customer service, merchandising, shipping and delivery and sourcing and selling products. Whatever you wish to do with your store, the Shopify App store has the solution.

As Shopify puts so eloquently, “Running your business isn’t a desk job. The Shopify app keeps it that way”.

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Run your business with the Shopify mobile app

You can download the Shopify mobile app to your iOS or Android device to be able to run your business wherever you are, on the go. You can even make large scale changes to your store such as changing the look and feel or your store or even creating professional marketing campaigns. 

What’s more, the sound of the Shopify ‘ding’ tone when you receive a new order notification on your phone is an instant dopamine hit, immediately filling you with joy as you make sales and get notified in real time. It is worth downloading the app, simply for the instant order notifications and the satisfying tone you will hear when the sales start coming in. Oh yes, and the app is free. 

> You can download the Shopify App from here


Shopify Email enables you to build an email list

Shopify has many amazing built-in tools. Shopify email is one of them. Email is super important in today’s marketing landscape as cost-per-click advertising (Facebook Ads, Google Ads) are unreliable and expensive. Being able to directly outreach to an email list of customers is always going to be and advantage - especially when done correctly by using email to build trust, promote yourself as an industry leader and of course, make your customers aware of sales and discounts. 

Shopify email allows you to create professional emails within your store’s admin area. You can brand emails to match your store’s design, use email templates (using no code) and use automations and custom workflows. What’s more, you can segment your email list and see real time analytics - features which you would need to pay extra for using with other top leading custom email providers. 

It is said ‘the people most likely to buy from you in the world are the ones who already have’. This couldn’t be truer. Make sure that email marketing is a part of your digital marketing strategy.

> You can find out more about Shopify Email here


100+ Payment providers available with Shopify 

Shopify boasts one of the best payment processors for any ecommerce platform available on the market today. If you have ever tried to create a store online using Wordpress, you know just how hard and complicated it can be to be able to take payments on your store and get paid.

Shopify payments comes integrated with your store as standard. All you need to do it activate it. You can then integrate your favourite payment providers to give your customers the ability to pay how they want to; PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Meta Pay to name a few.

Shopify payments is also trustworthy. It is PCI compliant and supports 3D secure checkouts. Shopify supports over $5 Billion in payments per year and has supported $200 Billion in payments total since its founding. Both safe and efficient.


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We love Shopify!

So we love Shopify and believe you will too. It’s perfect for beginner entrepreneurs and serial entrepreneurs looking for a quick and easy way to run a business.

If you don’t yet have a Shopify store to call your own, head straight over to startupstreams.com right now to discover dozens of pre-made businesses for sale - all based on the Shopify platform.

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