Recently, Shopgate announced our official partnership with eCommerce powerhouse Shopify Plus. This partnership offers an opportunity to a significant portion of the online retail community: as you attempt to keep your eCommerce strategy modern, flexible, and appealing to all online shoppers, what’s your next step?
All industry research points to a mobile app being the smart, safe, yet innovative choice to expand your online reach and attract more customers. After all, mobile is the only source of online traffic that has actually grown in the past three years. While desktop visits to eCommerce sites have dropped 17%, mobile visits have jumped a whole 89%. Even more stunning? 66% of all mobile purchases happen through an app. You see, mobile apps are here to stay—and this sales channel is only going to keep growing as more shoppers embrace the convenience and sheer fun of shopping straight from a smartphone.
If you’ve ever wondered what a mobile app could do for your brand, wonder no more. We’ve spent years working hard to help Shopify Plus retailers recognize their app potential, dream up mobile commerce strategies, and execute those strategies while keeping customer retention in mind. As a result of our hard work with both Shopify Plus and their clients, we’ve created two projects that we’re thrilled to introduce to you today.
First, we’ve published a free guide for you to download: Taking Your Shopify Plus Store Mobile With a Shopgate App. In addition to introducing you to the case studies of some of our favorite—and most successful—Shopify Plus retailers, this informative guide will answer all of your mobile related questions, including:
- What benefits can mobile apps offer me that mobile websites cannot?
- Why is Shopgate the preferred mobile partner of Shopify Plus?
- How do I integrate Shopgate with my existing Shopify Plus platform? (Spoiler: it’s almost unbelievably easy.)
Second, if you’re more of a hands-on learner—or you just simply want even more information—we’ve also published a recorded webinar for you to watch for free. Mobilizing Your Shopify Store From Start to Cart will provide a visual and audio guide on how to take your brand mobile through this partnership. You’ll also learn key information such as:
- The ins and outs of smartphone sensors and how they enable mobile apps to reach your customer like no other channel
- Why mobile apps are the modern solution for customer acquisition, engagement, and retention
- Our best mobile marketing practices, from instant customer communication via push notifications, to maximizing your brand’s visibility on your social media accounts
Of course, this is just the starting point on our side. Our partnership with Shopify Plus is still growing, and will undoubtedly be strengthened by our ever-expanding ecosystem of technology and solutions partners. As we learn and develop more in the eCommerce world, we’ll be sharing more information on why a Shopgate app is the best fit for any Shopify Plus retailer who is ready to go mobile.
Here’s to the beginning of our journey together, Shopify Plus retailers. We can’t wait to help you make a home on our platform, and reap all the benefits of going mobile.
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Author: Casey Gannon
Vice President of Marketing | Casey is an experienced tech marketer, driven to develop marketing strategies that blend traditional techniques with emerging technology. With over ten years of experience in mobile, she believes that mobile apps are the modern solution in helping retailers directly connect with and impact consumers. When she's not looking ahead to the next opportunity, Casey is a busy mom, soccer player and adjunct professor at her alma mater, St. Edward's University.