What is shopify and how does it work?

What is Shopify? It’s an eCommerce software platform that Shopify web designers use to create online shops for retailers. It is used worldwide by over 600,000 users. It has multiple shopping cart functions that can be integrated with your business and that gets retailers selling and earning money online fast.

A few benefits of using Shopify

  • It offers one of the best customer management systems making managing your store (products, orders and customers) a breeze.
  • Endless design options.
  • In built search engine optimisation tools offering you SEO friendly URL’s and the ability to add meta titles and descriptions.
  • There is an app store full of plugins of extra features to help make your shop stand out.
  • It has a top-notch security system.
  • You can sell in several places including the web, mobile, social media, online marketplaces and in store locations basically anywhere that has internet connection.

On occasion we are asked what the best eCommerce software is, Magento or Shopify but both are great shopping carts with very similar but also unique features. We recommend both but will advise on which one is best suited to your needs.

Why let prestige build your store?

Our Shopify website design specialists have many years’ experience when it comes to building a fantastic shopping experience for your customers and a solid design and development for you the merchant. With our team of experts and the Shopify platform you will have an online store that will put your business ahead of your competitors.

You can also:

  • Integrate with other marketplaces like Amazon.
  • Add different types of shipping methods.
  • You can connect your store with QuickBooks accounting software.
  • Add a simple contact form or use a contact us popup widget.
  • Showcase your best-selling products using the best sellers’ function.
  • Use inventory tracking to help avoid selling items that are not in stock.
  • Install the product review app – to allow your customers to leave feedback.
  • Improve security by adding an SSL certificate to your shop.

We are specialists in this great shopping cart software


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We also provide the following solutions:



Do you have a wholesale part of your business that you want to get online, then why not use Shopifys wholesale channel? Our designers will create another extension of your retail store.



Take a closer look at our transparent Shopify website design prices, we have packages to suit all types of businesses. Our basic 2019 package starts from only £1500.


Store Setup

Our teams of Shopify experts will professionally setup and build you new ecommerce store which includes adding some of your products.


Facebook Store

Do you want to sell your products on Facebook? Then talk to our Shopify web designers who can design and fully integrate your shop with Facebook, so you can get selling in no time.


Customised Theme Design

If you would like to give your Shopify theme that personal touch and have it more in tune with your branding. We can make suggestions for theme customisations to suit your ecommerce store.


Help and Support

Our Shopify support team are on hand to help you with any website design and development issues from updates, minor tweaks, store management or developing new features for your shop.

A selection of features provided with the stores we design:


Shopify allows you to sell your products or services anywhere, all themes are created responsive and support all types of mobile devices. Why not have a chat with our Shopify web designers to see how we guarantee your website will always be fully viewable on every device.


When you have a store built using this software it offers multicurrency options which means your customers can purchase in currency worldwide. Our shopping store specialists will configure and test your website to ensure these options are set up correctly.

Related products

It is always good practice to offer your visitors a selection of products therefore when we build your shop we will add a section to each product page that recommends related products, this can help boost sales as it shows similar products available.

Payment Gateways

Shopify integrates with over 50 key payment gateways across the world, these include but are not limited to PayPal, Sage Pay, Worldpay and Amazon pay. Here at Prestige our Shopify web design team can configure your chosen payment processor to help process your sales online quickly and efficiently.

Mobile Apps

Run your business on the go with the Shopify mobile app. Gain Instant access to your stores analytics, fulfil orders or reply to customers all from your smartphone. Do you require assistance in setting the mobile app up? Or want to learn how to make the most out of your app? Then let our Shopify team help.

Marketing and SEO

As standard Shopify eCommerce sites have marketing and SEO tools-built in. It offers the latest search engine optimisation techniques and marketing tools from social media sharing to discount codes and coupons. Why not let our team of Shopify experts configure these tools to help get your site found on Google and make you money?


You will find 100’s of free and premium paid for themes that are professionally designed and suitable for any ecommerce business. At prestige we can advise you of the best themes and show you examples of what themes we would recommend, and which ones are suitable specifically for your products and business.

POS Selling

Point of sale allows you to take your business and manage it anyway, it is an app created primarily for iPad and iPhone-based sales, there are also hardware options available for bricks and mortar stores. If you need help integrating your online store with your high street shop our eCommerce store experts can get you up and running.

Some frequently asked questions answered below:

What is Shopify plus?

Shopify plus is dedicated and designed for businesses who sell in high volume and merchants that want to expand their online business. It has many great features from advanced Shopify apps, wholesale channel, customisable checkout plus much more.

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What is Shopify payments?

Shopify payments is one of the easiest ways to start accepting payments online. It takes away the hassle of having a 3rd party payment gateway integrated. Shopify payments comes fully integrated with your store and offers a large selection of other functions too. Transaction fees are charged which we believe to be very reasonable.

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What is Shopify on Facebook

You can now connect and sell products to millions of Facebook users. Shopify offers a fast and effective way to sell your products through social media, Shopify has designed a fully integrated store software just for Facebook. It is designed for use and management on mobiles and is easy to set up and for you to get selling straightaway.

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What is Shopify lite?

This is one of Shopifys’ packages for a super quick way to start selling. It is only integrated with websites that are already running or a social media page. For example, if you have a blog that you would like to sell a selection of products on you can use Shopify lite to integrate and sell products on that blog. So, in theory you do not have a full eCommerce store with a shopping cart.

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What is Shopify built on?

Shopify is built on the Ruby programming language and Ruby on Rails framework.

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What language is Shopify written in?

Shopify created an open-source template language called Liquid which is written in Ruby.

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What is Shopify eCommerce?

Shopify is a wide-ranging ecommerce shopping store software that lets you create an online shop to sell your products and services. It offers you the option of organising products, customising your storefront, taking credit and debit card payments, tracking and responding to orders and more.



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How does Shopify pay you & how long does it take?

If you sign up to Shopify payments you will be paid directly into your bank account, but this can take up to 24-72 hours to appear in your account.

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Contact the Prestige Shopify experts

Are you ready for our Shopify web designers to get started on building your new store?  Let’s chat and start planning your new project today.


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