Why is Shopify rapidly growing in the UAE?

by Julia Jackle - Jun 4, 2019

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Shopify in Dubai/UAE and the Middle East

Looking at the online shopping market in the UAE and Middle East, which has evolved to become one of the fastest growing industries within our region, it shows that Shopify gains more and more traction. Impressively, this trend is not just being felt among start-ups or SME’s it is also more and more seen that larger retailers or enterprise companies see the benefits of Shopify and Shopify Plus. Shopify gains more and more popularity in the region because of adapted localization and the push of digitalization within this region in general.

With such admiration, it seems like every other day there is a new piece of strategy or software that you can implement to triumphantly navigate your business through the competition and gain E-commerce importance with Shopify. I mean, there is always something out there to keep up with, making it unnerving to figure out what works and what doesn’t. Nevertheless, within this dark cloud, Shopify has unfailingly been outshining others as the forefront solution for any conceivable E-Commerce necessity. But what is Shopify and what makes it so extraordinary?

What is Shopify and how does it work?

Shopify is a cloud-based E-Commerce solution (SaaS = Software as a Service) which gives you the autonomy and freedom to design, build and run your own online store. It is especially ideal for online sellers who do not profess any skills or prior experience in web design, web development, and coding. It comes with a comprehensive E-Commerce web builder as well as a straight forward manageable CMS. Therefore, if you are not advanced in coding or don’t have any prior technical knowledge, it is simple and the most innovative aspect to start.

Signing up is as easy as turning on your phone. And the most impressive thing is, you don’t have to pay a dirham until you are satisfied that it can deliver according to your expectations. To ensure that you are satisfied with what’s on offer, Shopify provides a 14-day trial on all packages, which is ample of time to determine whether it is the right web-based E-Commerce solution to take your online selling antics to the next level.

History of Shopify

Around twelve years ago, a group of snowboarding connoisseurs, amongst whom Tobias Lütke, the CEO and founder of Shopify today, was desperately looking for a channel to sell and deliver to their snowboarding enthusiasts across the world. They later came into terms with the fact that E-Commerce platforms were not adequately equipped to provide their buyers with a personalized and tailored buying experience. Owing to this frustrating realization, they embarked on a journey to design and build their own E-Commerce platform which provided snowboarders with a shopping experience fit for their retail needs. From there on, Shopify was born! Since then, Shopify has eventually grown and evolved to become the most popular and largest E-Commerce platform worldwide with an estimated 800,000 active sellers.

This is Shopify

This platform is a scalable E-Commerce solution fit virtually for any brand from new startups to benchmark organizations like Nestle, Yeezy or Unilever. It offers online merchants the freedom to design and customize their store, organize products, respond to customers, track orders and even accept credit card payments among others. It comes with a variety of pricing plans devised to fit any business there can be, catering to the small start up to the large enterprise company. As an online merchant on Shopify, you have the autonomy to choose a plan best fit for your business and even upgrade it as your brand grows, this scalability is outstanding.

Ever since Shopify was launched, the platform as well as its shares have grown stronger and stronger, which supports the trend.

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About the Author:
Julia Jackle
Julia is the co-founder and CEO of Creative971 and has written blogs in the past for the Entrepreneur Magazine UAE. Her extensive knowledge in the E-Commerce industry in the UAE and GCC is widely appreciated.


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