Going in on Shopify


After careful consideration, I’ve decided to join the Shopify Partner Program and start working on proprietary Shopify powered sites as well as continuing to work on open-source WordPress + WooCommerce powered sites.

Recent statistics from BuiltWith indicate that Shopify leads greatly over WooCommerce Checkout, particularly in the United States market. Information I hear from colleagues tells me that Shopify is generating more business for them via support, upgrades, development, and vendor affiliate programs.

Open-source site ownership can be excellent, but it requires longer-term investment. Many of my clients operate in the shorter-term where Shopify strongly appeals. Plus, I believe there’s many areas where Shopify leads:

  • Shopify offers plans for all business sizes that include their software and hosting.
  • Shopify has an especially strong vendor network powering its App marketplace.
  • Shopify offers excellent free themes. Be sure to explore their default theme Dawn.
  • Shopify employs a handy open-source templating engine called Liquid.
  • Shopify has myriad developer tools for custom templating, upgrades, and App development.
  • Shopify embraces coder skillsets similar to my own by supporting APIs, CSS and JavaScript.

I tried for years to get into the official WooCommerce Experts program with no success. Shopify has already accepted me into their Partner Program, and I’m taking it seriously. I’m catching-on quickly with clients and a powerful development site. Stay tuned for exciting developments!

Interested in Shopify? Contact me so I can represent you and your project.

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