Webinar Recap: Why Shopify is the Best Fit for Enterprise Ecommerce Businesses
Shopify is one of the most popular e-commerce solutions today and is highly used by businesses due to its efficiency, ease and security. It currently has the second highest market share in the eCommerce platform. Shopify has set up a benchmark as an eCommerce platform for Small and Medium-sized Businesses/Enterprises. However, it is seen that Shopify has been often overlooked as the right solution for Enterprise businesses. The customers with Enterprise-sized eCommerce businesses have not consider Shopify as their desired ecommerce platform. This might happen since many of them are not aware of the varied offerings Shopify provides which caters to their Enterprise needs too.
APPSeCONNECT recently organised a webinar in collaboration with Shopify – “Why Shopify is the Best Fit for Enterprise eCommerce Businesses”, which talks about and provides a clear picture as to why Shopify would be the right option for enterprise-sized ecommerce businesses. The webinar was held on 25th October 2017. The key points covered in the webinar were:
- Primary features to look for in an Enterprise ecommerce platform
- Why Shopify is just not a solution for small business
- Enterprise features offered by Shopify
- Comparison with other Enterprise ecommerce platforms
- Success stories
The webinar was presented by Mr. Sulagno Mukherjee, Business Development Manager at InSync Tech-fin Solutions. He is an e-commerce enthusiast, passionate about helping businesses identify the loopholes as well as filling the gaps in business processes. We also had Mr. Vargab Bakshi from the Shopify Team with us. He is the Head of Partnerships and Business Development for Shopify in the Asia Pacific. We would like to thank Mr. Bakshi for addressing to the Q&A session since this webinar has been a great opportunity to let the Enterprise customers know how Shopify would be the right choice as their ecommerce platform.
We would like to thank all the attendees for this amazing and helpful Webinar. In case, you have missed the Webinar, you can check out this Webinar Recap Video which we have recorded for you:
Here are few of the Question and Answers that were addressed during the Webinar:
1. What is the major differentiator when we are comparing Shopify Plus with Magento Enterprise?
Ans: As Vargab said, both Shopify Plus and Magento Enterprise are brilliant enterprise-sized ecommerce platforms and differentiating them can only be done based on their functionality and usage. Shopify Plus is a new and robust solution which caters to the varied business requirements of enterprise businesses. Magento is however, old-school and needs a lot of customizations and extensions/add-ons to become a rich platform. One thing to remember is that Shopify Plus can be as enriched an enterprise ecommerce platform as Magento Enterprise at a considerably lesser cost. Also, the approach Shopify inculcates is one that is very true and applicable to the current and future ecommerce businesses.
2. How enriched is the Shopify extension marketplace in comparison with other matured ecommerce marketplaces?
Ans: The Shopify App Marketplace is definitely one of the best in the world – there are more than 2000 apps already live on the AppStore with some of the best products being listed there. Moreover, some of the companies who listed their products have scaled higher and it is great to have adopted each of these apps. The extension platform is one the big reasons why merchants go in for Shopify- it is easier to plug-in a certain functionality. If you think that plug-in didn’t perform well and is not applicable for the functionality, you have the option to simply remove the plug-in and try another one. However, this way you can be assured that you have not wasted time, money and effort just to get one functionality working. With Shopify App Marketplace, you always have the option to try different plug-ins for the functionality you need.
3. In what language are the private apps written in? What kind of developer would I need to hire?
Ans: Shopify platform is written basically on the Ruby on Rails framework and any person with a technical background would be able to work around with Shopify.
4. Can Shopify help to make progressive web-apps?
Ans: Yes. It is possible to do it via the SDK and also the plugins which allow you to immediately have the app ready. Also, if you want to build a hard core hybrid app, it would be possible but only on SDK and would need the help of the mobile app partner too.
5. Are different taxes handled via different extensions?
Ans: Not really. Avalara would be able to take care of all taxes and Shopify itself caters to a lot of these taxes.