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Become truly omni-channel with Shopify and Retail Express

Create the seamless retail experience shoppers now demand with the integration of two powerful systems, combined with expert Shopify eCommerce services to give you an omnichannel to sell….not manage.

Our team at Footgear have had the pleasure of working with The Hope Factory over the last couple of months on quite a complex Web Store migration and new build, Magento to Shopify Plus. The Web Store is doing everything we could have wished for and more.

Without Retail Express, we couldn't have been able to grow as much as we did. Without a doubt, I’d say take a look at it.

John Harrison, Footgear

Why Choose The Hope Factory

As official partners of Retail Express and as (one of only a handful of agencies) to have been selected to become official Shopify Plus partners, The Hope Factory focuses on maximising both platform’s features to improve your customer experience and online sales. We invite you to read our case studies to see what our clients have to say and browse our 183+ verified 5-star Shopify reviews.

As expert Shopify developers, The Hope Factory builds, migrates, and grows high-converting and easy-to-manage Shopify or Shopify Plus stores. From the scoping and design through to build and launch, our Shopify development process is designed to empower you with the knowledge to confidently run your store.

Lucky for you (and 1,000,000+ other merchants around the world) there’s Shopify and Shopify Plus.

Shopify is a hosted e-commerce platform that empowers retailers large and small with their easy-to-manage, customisable store and secure checkout.

Shopify gives you control over your store’s look and feel and allows you to add products, track sales, run marketing campaigns and so much more.

It’s hassle-free e-commerce, letting you focus on growing your business.

Are you fed up with a slow eCommerce website that crashes when your traffic surges? Perhaps you’d like to automate more tasks, freeing up your time to focus on strategy and building a bigger, scalable brand. Upgrade to Shopify Plus to benefit from:

  • Flexible and faster launch
  • Custom automation with apps like Shopify Flow, Launchpad, and Scripts.
  • Personalise your checkout with custom discounts, shipping rates, and product recommendations.
  • Unlimited extensibility, integrations, and customisation through Shopify apps and partners.

Retail Express Shopify Connector

Integrate your online store and physical store and make your business model adaptable to change. Manage your customers, products, pricing, inventory, orders and marketing from one system.

  • Leverage all in-store inventory online (and vice versa) to maximise sales.
  • Provide fast home delivery by fulfilling from the nearest store locations holding stock.
  • Offer instant Click & Collect and Live Stock in Store.
  • Enable seamless omni-channel gift vouchers that work in-store and online.
  • Get a centralised view of your customers across all channels.
  • Avoid selling stock that has already been allocated.
Design & Development

Creating a great Shopify store

Our expert Shopify designers will help you build an engaging Shopify store that tells a story and ensures your customers enjoy the experience of shopping with you.

Your store design will reflect your audience’s preferences so that they can find what they’re looking for, when they’re looking for them and keep coming back.

Our Shopify Design & Development process

Successful Shopify & Shopify Plus integrations with Retail Express

Become a Shopify & Retail Express success story.

Moving your eCommerce to Shopify

We offer migrations from platforms like Neto, BigCommerce, Open Cart, WooCommerce, Magento etc to Shopify, so you won’t lose the hard work you’ve put into your web-store. We can migrate: product data, like images, long descriptions, metadata, categories, SEO titles, product Reviews, blogs, customer Data, and customer Orders.

Migrations are major projects that impact every facet of a business, from marketing to management to SEO and external suppliers.

Our eCommerce migration specialists will work with your SEO agency or recommend an agency to manage the impact. A migration is an opportunity to improve processes, increase organic sales, streamline data and make your brand shine online.

It’s also the perfect time to take a fresh look at your digital customer relationship, loyalty program, ratings and reviews and refreshing your trigger emails. Migrations are complex projects and incur additional fees, which can be quoted after discussing your requirements.

Additional Services & Upgrades

We’ll connect you with our network of trusted partners when work is needed outside our expertise, to help you with:

SEO, Pay Per Click Advertising, Copywriting (Blog Posts, Case Study writing), Branding & Graphic Design, Social Media Strategy, Email Marketing , Loyalty Program Strategy and Customer Helpdesk.

Design & Development Packages

Shopify

$6,750.00 + GST

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  • Expert configuration & guidance
  • Setup of Retail Express Shopify Connector
  • Shoppable Facebook & Instagram Instagram gallery
  • Social media integration
  • Tracking pixels
  • Blogs
  • Product reviews
  • Flexible shipping setup
  • Payment gateway setup
  • Newsletter integration
  • Training and 24/7 Shopify support

Timeline: 8 - 10 weeks

Shopify Plus

From 15k + GST

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  • Design workshop and production
  • Custom design and development
  • Expert configuration & guidance
  • Setup of Retail Express Shopify Connector
  • Shoppable Facebook & Instagram Instagram Gallery
  • Social media integration
  • Tracking pixels
  • Blogs
  • Product reviews
  • Flexible shipping setup
  • Payment gateway setup
  • Newsletter integration
  • Training and 24/7 Shopify support

Timeline: 10 - 14 weeks

Custom Development

Our highly experienced development team can also create custom functionality tailored to your goals to make your store truly unique. We’ve worked on a range of complex projects and implemented customisations like advanced filtering, colour swatches, size charts, custom brand pages, mega menu featuring current promotions, and many more.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Shopify platform is built to be highly flexible and scalable to grow and change with your business. While the core functionality is built into the system and your theme selection defines the initial visual interface, both design and functionality are highly configurable.

Plus the Shopify app store has a huge selection of options to customise everything from store design, marketing and inventory management to sales conversions, customer support and reporting.

As with any web development and design project, timeframes will vary according to complexity, client readiness, budgets, feedback and content development requirements. For example, migrating an existing store with all the information ready to go will be much faster than starting a new product or business from scratch. However, typically the bulk of our Shopify development projects will take approximately 8 – 10 weeks from beginning to end.

Get in touch with us and we can give you an indication of timelines based on your requirements.

After build and launch, Shopify is designed to be easy to use for business owners without requiring any specific technical knowledge. You can add pages, update products, install plugins, manage inventory and process orders, all using the in-built tools. There are lots of helpful resources and videos available to step you through each function.

The Hope Factory provides training with all our website builds and are also here for ongoing support as needed. Shopify is cloud-based and hosted, so you can operate your store from anywhere with internet access.

Yes, if you have an existing store on another platform you can migrate to Shopify, and The Hope Factory are experts in Shopify migrations. Beyond simply moving the existing store to a new platform, the migration process is an ideal time to audit your current processes and improve speed, flexibility, features, design and user experience to optimise sales.

We’ve helped many brands migrate from other e-commerce platforms like Magento, WooCommerce, Neto, WordPress and several others.

Used by many thousands of retailers big and small across the world, Shopify is an end-to-end ecommerce solution that is designed to help you start, grow and manage your online store. While the design can be fully customised to match your brand and products, it comes in-built with the core ecommerce functionality you need to manage products, inventory, payments, and shipping. It also allows you to sell in multiple places, including web, mobile, social media, online marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations and pop-up shops.

The standard Shopify offering is best for small-to-medium-sized businesses, whereas Shopify Plus caters to larger enterprise-level companies. The two services operate the same way, but Shopify Plus has more advanced features and functionalities than the regular Shopify platform. 

Shopify Plus is created for enterprises that want more from their ecommerce platform and enables them to take their store to the next level. It’s incredibly flexible but still user-friendly, it enables great speed to market for new projects, it has dedicated apps, flexible API calls and much more. It’s the most cost-effective platform for big companies and the enhanced user experience it offers has convinced plenty of big brands to leave other ecommerce platforms and  migrate to Shopify Plus.

Create a great Shopify store that truly reflects your brand and seamlessly integrates with Retail Express.

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