What is the Shopify platform?
Shopify is a complete ecommerce solution that allows you to set up an online store to sell your goods. It lets you organize your products, customize your storefront, accept credit card payments and track and respond to orders. It is a solution recommended for companies that do not have complicated business rules.
Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC): We follow a SDLC method agreed to by the client.
Business Analysis: We evaluate your business needs, current and future goals, business processes, interview users of the system and consult with support personnel. Based on our discoveries, we develop a plan and proposal for your review.
Shopify Specific Elements: Based on the client’s needs, we recommend various themes and plug-ins that will enable certain business functionality. The product data structure is also created based on the review of the client’s products, product categories, product attributes,…
System Design: Shopify hosts the website for you so there is no need to obtain a server to host the website on.
Graphics / Look and Feel Design: Shopify lets you select from a selection of about 100 themes that they have created.
Development: The new system is developed under the guidance of a seasoned Project Manager. All tasks are defined in our Project Management System with full transparency to the client.
Reporting: Based on the needs of various personnel of the client, reports are created to assist them in daily processes. These include financial audit and reconciliation reports. That said, please note that you may need to sign-up for the Advanced version of Shopify to obtain certain reports.
Performance: Shopify handles most aspects of performance for the website. It may be recommended to use an external to Shopify CDN for best performance.
Security: Handled by Shopify
Testing: Unit and Regression testing will be performed on Windows and Apple PCs, various tablet types and sizes, various mobile phones and sizes, and all major browser types to ensure the best user experience.
Training: We have developed training materials that we will modify based on the client’s specific business practices and provide various departments with trainings materials tailored to them. That said, we do on-site training, as needed as we do understand that after the employees start using the system, they will have various questions come up from time-to-time.
PCI Compliance: Shopify is PCI Compliant