Shopify stores that stand out
Are you migrating from another e-commerce platform? Or starting a new brand? Our in-house Strategists, Designers, and Developers can take you from concept to build to then launch.
We will guarantee to merchandise your products at their absolute best through our Strategic process.
We will do everything we can to help you sell everything you can!
Are you a growing business? You need a high-powered Shopify store
We've got your store & your e-commerce strategy covered. Get all the advice and technical know-how you need to power & configure your custom Shopify store - from UX to plugin installation to checkout.
All to merchandise your products at their absolute best.
Let us make Shopify easy for your business
Send through your brief and we will walk you through our E-Commerce Stack strategic approach. We advise and recommend on every technology, component, and decision you need to launch your Shopify store. From payment providers to app integrations, email marketing, fees/charges of each platform & more!
We create beautiful, conversion-optimized, and experienced optimised Shopify stores. Our process places careful emphasis on merchandising your products at their absolute best and bringing to life your brand. All within the Shopify envirionment.
We build perfectly functioning and integrated stores. Ensure every project has a full technical specification that gets the most out of Shopify and related apps. Let's us plan and build your Shopify ecosystem that makes your marketing a breeze!
Rigorous testing is always top of our agenda. We leave no stone unturned in the lead-up to launch to ensure your conversion-optimised Shopify store is working perfectly. Launch plans are important - and we can help build your launch strategy that maximizes the initial impact and sales that your products and brand deserve.
Let our Strategists will work closely with your business to develop a performance marketing plan that uses sales-generating channels to give your store promotion and visibility to the right buyers. Let us integrate your store with key performance channels of email marketing, google shopping, Facebook/Instagram Ads as well as Search Engine Optimisation.
What our clients say
Digital Butter helped ZuBlu create an incredibly powerful and user-friendly discovery platform that is both unique and disruptive within the scuba diving travel industry. Through exceptional client engagement and outstanding implementation, they have delivered an unrivalled user experience and the strongest of foundations for our vision. We can't recommend Digital Butter enough and are looking towards the future of our partnership with great excitement!
We approached Digital Butter to build our new company website because we had heard of their reputation for quality and dedication to their clients. From the first meeting right until the last, they were superb - extremely flexible in meeting our every requirement and great people to work with. We are delighted with our new website and it is already driving more business to our restaurants. In particular, their recommendation to use the Craft CMS system has worked wonders. It is extremely dynamic, flexible and easy to use and the perfect system to implement all our new technology solutions. Highly recommend Digital Butter.
Digital Butter initially partnered with the HKRU for the design and development of a new mobile responsive website for the 2015 Hong Kong Sevens, also helping to re-theme the site in 2016 for the lead up to the Rio Olympic Games. Butter have continued to demonstrate great strength when designing both user experience, and the application of branding, and their solution to content management has proven a wise recommendation. They are fast moving and quick to respond, which has benefitted us in the lead up to the event for the last two years.
Digital Butter supported BlackRock with the delivery of multiple digital campaigns across Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, as well as innovative web experiences for gamification and product discovery deployed regionally. Digital Butter have excellent standards for goal driven creative and technical execution, always very responsive across all aspects of client servicing, while also bringing a level of strategic thinking to the table that elevates every project they work on. I would highly recommend Butter as a digital agency.
Digital Butter have helped VenueHub to create one of the world's most powerful and sophisticated venue sourcing websites. The design, implementation and support have all been of the highest class. They are also always looking for ways to improve the site and constantly on hand to help with any issues that arise. We love working with them and highly recommend them to other companies
We have had the pleasure of working with Digital Butter for about a year now. It has been a professional pleasure. The team has consistently brought solutions and new technology options to the table that are in line with a deep understanding of our business model, that have saved us money and time and have added to the development of our brand image.
Working with Digital Butter was a wonderful experience. We were initially very concerned because our idea for the website was complicated, but the result that we got was incredible. From design, launch to after-service support, the whole process was very streamlined and the team was very efficient in delivering excellent work. They have also given us great insight and helpful advice in improving user experience. We were very happy with the end result. Thanks to Digital Butter, the website looks perfect now!
Digital Butter did a great job for Jardine Matheson to create powerful and event-oriented websites. They showed a professional standard on web development, design, implementation and customer support. They understood our difficulties on CMS demand with the event registration system so they provided us the best solution to improve our digital channel. We love working with them and highly recommend them to other companies.
We’re extremely proud of our close relationship with DB which spans our digital transformation as a retail company over many years - they have been an invaluable support throughout. We particularly value their straightforward, solutions-based approach and appreciate their openness and ability to be flexible and nimble as we have evolved. As one of our valued partners (we truly consider them as an integral part of our team/’part of the furniture!), we are incredibly excited to continue to grow our digital business together.
Butter's core services
Should You Upgrade to Shopify Plus?
Have you been wondering whether you're making the most of your online business through Shopify? Or perhaps you're ready to build your online shop and need to know which Shopify Plan to pick.
Whether you're just curious about Shopify's plans or need concrete research-backed information to make the right decision, we've got your back.
Questions about Shopify
Who is Shopify best suited for? Is Shopify a good platform for beginners in ecommerce?
Shopify is a great ‘out of the box’ solution that is best suited for merchants who want a stable, secure and scalable platform that takes the hassle out of technical infrastructure. Merchants who want to focus on marketing and merchandising benefit from Shopify’s hosting, payment solutions and back end platform functionalities.
Shopify is competitively priced, with plans starting at US$29 (HKD$226) per month. Shopify also has a 14 day free trial which is a great feature for beginners in e-commerce who want to practice on a platform prior to committing to an ongoing monthly subscription.
Shopify also has a burgeoning app ecosystem that enables merchants to install additional features and functionality that don’t come as standard. Shopify is a great option for a small business who is just starting out or looking to scale their online business.
How much is Shopify per year? Which Shopify plan is best to choose from?
An annual subscription to the Shopify plan is US$348 (HKD$2,714), which is a monthly payment of US$29 (HKD$226). Shopify does offer a 10% discount on annual plans and a 20% discount on biennial plans, when they are paid upfront.
Don’t forget there is also an option to sign-up for a free 14-day trial when you get started.
Additional Shopify plans available are:
Shopify - US$79 per month / US$948 annual
Shopify Advanced - US$299 per month / US$3,588 annual
Shopify Plus - US$2,000 per month / US$24,000 annual - or a variable fee for higher volume business.
Each plan has different features and access. So be sure to check out the Shopify plan that is right for your needs.
How much does an ecommerce Shopify development website cost?
Shopify stores can come in different shapes and sizes. Shopify website development with Digital Butter as your partner starts at HKD$150,000 and up, with launch possible in under 2 months. More complex stores with custom themes & integrations can cost HK$250,000-$350,000.
At Digital Butter we can help walk you through your options for a Shopify development project. We will prepare your strategy through scoping your requirements. We have more than 5 years experience developing in the platform and have created stores for different industries and categories.
What are the USP’s of Shopify?
Shopify is a feature packed platform right out of the box. The features it comes with are many, here are a few worth mentioning:
A theme based or customisable online store
Hosted by Shopify with unlimited bandwidth,
Sell on social sales channels like Pinterest and Amazon.
One click integration with Shop Pay (payment gateway) or other popular payment gateways like Paypal
Streamlined fulfilment process through connecting 3rd party logistics apps
Sell internationally with multi-lingual and multi-currency support
24/7 customer support.
For merchants who want to understand Shopify’s features when it comes to marketing and sales - Shopify has an app marketplace which enables you to download, install and configure apps that help you sell. The marketplace makes it easy for a non-technical merchant to customise their store to get the most out of the platform.
From a developers perspective, we at Digital Butter believe Shopify’s USP’s are its innovation and scalability. Shopify is constantly releasing new products and features - that enable merchants to continually improve their online presence. Along with new features, Shopify handles the complex side of ecommerce platform hosting. As your store traffic grows, Shopify’s hassle free hosting takes care of ensuring your website visitors don’t experience any disruption.
How long does it take to launch a site on Shopify?
Working with Digital Butter, we aim to have you ready to launch in between 4 and 8 weeks, largely dependent on the scale of your inventory and how complete your content already is before we start. We spend this time collaborating with you on design, content development, search engine optimisation and in planning your Digital Strategy. It is important to note that in order to complete your project within this 4-6 week timeline, you will need to have your product database completed before we start. If you are not yet that far along, then your project may need longer to launch.
How do I choose a Shopify agency?
If we were you, we would look at these 6 key things to help you choose the right Shopify agency:
- Look at the history of the agency & their age - How long have they been in operation? The longer the better as mature agencies have learned their lessons the hard way. Alongside that, how has the agency developed and scaled over the years?
- Read through and ask for client testimonials - Look at the comments on their website along with the development work they did for that client. Go to the live store and see what you like or dislike. Some agencies (Butter included!) will offer to introduce you to current clients so you can do a proper background check!
- Ask about their process - Agencies are made up of (i) people and (ii) process. Get to know how they work and if you can see yourself fitting into their workflow and schedules. Development projects are demanding on both agency and client sides - so you need to be prepared.
- Evaluate how they communicate - Right from the first interaction, how have they communicated to build your trust? This will likely be how they communicate ongoing through the project.
- Do they understand your brief and your business goals? This goes without saying - if they get what you are trying to do and have helped similar merchants who are in your position, the agency can be worth their weight in gold!
- Review their services, solutions and team structure - think of the Shopify development project but also how the agency is structured to provide support and activation after the initial project. Are they long term partners?
If in doubt, ask us! We want all clients and agencies to experience success in order to build our industry. So we are willing to help - even if you work with someone else!
Does Shopify offer multi-language support
What we hear from Hong Kong merchants
We can’t use Shopify because we need an e-commerce solution that allows us to have our storefront in 3 languages - Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and English.
What we know
Shopify with Multi-Language capability is possible but not without jumping through a few hoops!
You will need a combination of the following:
- A theme that supports translation
- One or more translation apps
Speak with our Shopify Strategists
At Butter we take our partnerships seriously.
When you submit an enquiry you can expect an experienced member of our team to come back to you and start our Discovery Process. This process ends with you receiving a strategy for your new Shopify platform as well as a proposal with costs and timings.
Getting to a proposal will take 2-3 weeks. It will be well worth your time and effort - and ours too.
We invest our time to ensure you come out of our engagement with a clear digital strategy that helps you achieve your business goals. You'll get advice, direction and ideas you didn't have before.
In the three weeks, we work with you, we will get to know your business, review your analytics, ask questions and run workshops. Even if you don't sign on to a project with us - it will be time well spent.