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Shopify Online Stores That Stand Out

Are you migrating from another eCommerce site? Or starting a new brand? Our in-house Strategists, Designers, and Developers can take you from concept to build to then launch.

As a Hong Kong Shopify partner, 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!

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Are You Expanding? You Need A High-powered Shopify Store

We've got your store & your eCommerce strategy covered. Get all the advice and technical know-how you need from Butter Hong Kong Shopify expert, to power and configure your custom Shopify store - from UX to plugin installation to checkout.

All to promote your brands and products at their absolute best.

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Butter Is A Certified Partner

Butter have more than 5 years experience developing Shopify site and have created stores for different industries and categories.

We can help walk you through your options for a Shopify project and prepare your strategy solutions through scoping your requirements and resources.

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ECommerce Stack Strategy

Send through your brief and we will walk you through our E-Commerce Stack strategic approach. As a Shopify expert and partner, we advise and recommend on every technology, component, and decision you need to roll out your online store. From payment providers to app integrations, marketing emails, fees/charges of each tool & more!

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UX/UI Creative & Design

We create beautiful, conversion and experience-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 environment.

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Build, Configuration & Integration

Being a Shopify expert and partner, we build perfectly functioning and integrated stores. Ensure every project has a full technical specification that gets the most out of Shopify and related applications. Let's us plan and build your Shopify ecosystem that matches your branding and makes your marketing a breeze!

Testing & Launch

Rigorous testing is always top of our agenda. We leave no stone unturned in the lead-up to live to ensure your conversion-optimised Shopify store is working perfectly. Launch plans are important - and we can help build your launch strategy that maximises the initial impact and sales that your products and brand deserve.

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Activation & Digital Marketing

Our Strategists will work closely with you to develop a performance marketing plan that uses branding and sales-generating channels to give your shop promotion and visibility to the right customers. To drive user engagement, let us integrate your online shop with key performance channels of email marketing, google shopping, Facebook/Instagram Ads, as well as Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).

Our Recent Projects

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New Shopify E-commerce Build
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Upgrading User Experience & Functionality

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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 the plans or need concrete research-backed information to make the right decision, as a Shopify partner - we've got your back.

Questions about Shopify

Is Shopify a good platform for beginners in eCommerce and online business?

Shopify is a great ‘out of the box' solution that is best suited for brands 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 functionalities.

It also has a burgeoning app ecosystem that enables merchants to install additional components 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 businesses, as it's competitively priced, with plans starting at US$29 (HKD$226) per month.

How much is Shopify per year?

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.

Signup for the Shopify free 14-day trial when you first get started. Click here to start free trial.

Which Shopify plan is best to choose from?

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 enterprises.

Each plan has different features and access. So be sure to check out the Shopify plan that is right for your needs. As a Hong Kong Shopify Partner, we can help you to get started, including choosing a suitable plan for your eCommerce journey.

How much does it cost to build a Shopify online store site?

Shopify merchants can come in different shapes and sizes. Shopify development with Digital Butter as your partner starts at HKD$150,000 and up, with execution possible in under 2 months. More complex stores with custom themes & integrations can cost HK$250,000-$350,000.

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 stores that suit your branding

  • Hosted by Shopify with unlimited bandwidth,

  • Market on sale 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

  • Merchandise internationally with multi-lingual and multi-currency support

  • 24/7 customer support.

For merchants who want to understand Shopify’s capabilities when it comes to marketing and retail - Shopify app store and marketplace which enables you to download, install and configure applications that help you sell. The marketplace makes it easy for a non-technical merchant to customise their stores to get the most out of the site.

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 functions - that enable merchants to continually improve their digital presence. Alongside with that, they handles the complex side of eCommerce platform hosting. As your site traffic grows, Shopify’s hassle free hosting takes care of ensuring your site visitors and customers 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.

Our Shopify expert will spend this time collaborating with you on design, content development, search engine optimisation (SEO) and in planning your Digital Strategy to market your businesses.

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 it 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:

  1. 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?
  2. Read through and ask for testimonials - Look at the comments on their website along with the development work they did for them. Go to the live stores 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!
  3. 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 clients sides - so you need to be prepared.
  4. 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 work.
  5. 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 client who are in your position, the agency can be worth their weight in gold!
  6. Review their services, solutions and team structure - think of the Shopify development projects but also how the agency is structured to provide support and activation after the initial strategy. 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 other partners!

Does Shopify support multiple languages?

What we hear from Hong Kong merchants
We can’t use Shopify because we need an e-commerce solution for Hong Kong customers, 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 Expert Team

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.

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