Why do I need an agency to help build my shop?

Why Shopify is so good on its own

Shopify as an e-commerce framework is arguably one of the best online solutions on the market today. That makes it stable, good value for money and powerful enough straight out of the box for most non-complex stores.

Shopify is a Canadian based company and grows from strength to strength as a leading, worldwide e-commerce software provider. The entrepreneurial thinking that drives their marketing and support, along with the focus on simplicity for the store owner, makes Shopify a great option for anyone looking to build an online store.

Just a few key features promoted on the Shopify homepage highlighted how good, and intuitive it really is:

  • Fully customizable website, online store, and blog
  • Unlimited bandwidth, product inventory, and customer data
  • Sell on new sales channels like Pinterest and Amazon
  • Accept credit cards instantly with Shopify Payments
  • Automate your fulfillment process with 3rd party shipping apps
  • 24/7 award-winning customer support
  • No design skills needed

So what can an agency offer me?

We could talk all day about the benefits of Shopify but I guess all that comes with a caveat,

It’s only as good as your knowledge on how to use it to its full potential

As a digital agency, we use lots of platforms, software packages, and coding languages to deliver the right solution for the clients’ needs. That’s where our experience comes in. There’s no argument from us that you could pop over to the Shopify website right now, start the 14-day free trial and get up and running without us. Hopefully, you’ll even make a success of it and we’d applaud you for doing it solo.

What comes with experience is knowledge. We’ve learned over the years that this expert knowledge can be worth its weight in gold to a start-up that wants to get to market quickly. This knowledge means fewer mistakes, which in turn means, less time wasted. The result; your store is up and running and generating an income quicker.

How do you put a cost on experience?

So how do you quantify experience and knowledge? Take our agency as an example. We’ve many clever people employed to do specific tasks in their roles, you could say these guys and girls are experts in what they do. The lead developer wouldn’t be project manager on a design led project, nor would an account manager ‘jump on the tools’ and start hand coding javascript.

At bluebox we all have expertise in different skills, probably like you do. That’s why we know our experience in the digital world means you can focus on building your business and playing to your strengths while we build your online store; together we will drive your business forward.

Choose a partner, not an employee

We’re going to be blunt here. If you’re looking to commission an agency, ignore their experience and dictate what you want rather what you may need then we’re probably not going to be the right match for you. We approach all projects with the same ethos, regardless of scale or budget. We see ourselves as your digital partner, giving you help and advice along the way. We’re in it for the long game. We don’t just launch websites, we help them grow and succeed post-launch.

The people that know why ask those that know how

You know why you need an online store. You have the vision and desire to grow. Make sure you partner up with an agency that knows how to deliver that vision and help it grow.


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