Here's what you may have missed in the world of ecommerce.

Shopify is one of the most well-known names in ecommerce — as it should be, being the third most popular ecommerce platform in the world. Its user-friendly interface allows both tech wizards and technophobes alike to build an entire online store from scratch in a single day. Plus, its high user satisfaction rate matches the high number of ecommerce sites it supports.

But to some, including those just breaking into ecommerce, Shopify is still somewhat of a mystery. How does it work? Is it cost effective? Will it work for your specific needs? In this week’s Divvit Digest, we feature articles to answer all your Shopify questions.

1. An Honest Review of Shopify: Is It the Ecommerce Platform for You?

Our overview guide on using Shopify is aimed at people who either want to learn more about Shopify or are trying to decide if it’s right for them. Shopify, Magento, and WooCommerce — the top 3 ecommerce platforms — all have very distinct methods and approaches to selling and site-building. This article covers everything you need to know to determine if Shopify is right for your ecommerce goals.

2. How to Pick the Perfect Theme for Your Shopify Store

After reading our review and deciding to go with Shopify, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty designing your site. One of the first steps — and most important — is deciding your theme. Your Shopify theme defines the look, feel, atmosphere and usability of your site, so it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. For advice, try going straight to the source: Shopify’s own blog offers a poignant and thorough guide on choosing the best theme for you.

3. 5 Best Practices You Should Know for Your Shopify Store Homepage

Like all ecommerce sites, your Shopify homepage will often be visitors’ first introduction to your store, so you want to make a solid first impression. Carson, a secondary support service for Shopify users, knows a thing or two about Shopify best practices. Their blog published this guest post from Tamal Santra, the Marketing Manager at Around.io, in which he explains 5 actionable tips for creating a captivating home page.

4. 10 Best Shopify Stores for 2017

Looking for design inspiration? Not sure what a well-made Shopify site actually looks like? The design agency Avex compiled a list of 10 great examples of Shopify sites designed right. Browse their list of sites to answer your questions or help inspire new ideas. Avex seems like an ideal judge of web design as well; their agency site received an honorable mention for the Awwwards.

Matt Ellis

Freelance Content Creator
Matt is a freelance online content creator, specializing in eCommerce, content marketing, and web design. For over a decade he’s been sharing his industry knowledge through ebooks, website copy, and blog articles, just like this one.
Matt is a freelance online content creator, specializing in eCommerce, content marketing, and web design. For over a decade he’s been sharing his industry knowledge through ebooks, website copy, and blog articles, just like this one.