Why Rent your Website When you can Own?
WOOCOMMERCE FOR SHOPS & STORES
We understand that crafting an online presence is never as easy as it looks in the adverts.
From choosing a design to adding product and descriptions in a persuasive and compelling presentation, to learning how to navigate a complex wysiwyg editor and administration panel. Setting up emails and auto-responders, working out how to process those orders as you receive them so it triggers valuable updates for customers.
All of these small nuances are tricky but vital for your business success and customer experience.
As web designers, ecommerce connoisseurs and web hosts, we're providing you with access directly to us and our valuable products and services to make your digital life a lot less complicated.
When you sign up with us, we help you setup your woo store, let you choose a premium theme (or we can design and develop a custom one if you prefer), help you choose the plugins that will help you automate your store and finally ensure that every month going forward.
On the technical side, you've hired us to keep your website running smoothly. We are always updating and managing the back-end of the server-side, to make sure your store is up-to-date, backed up and blazing fast.
All for one sensible monthly fee.
Shopify & Simple Helix Web Hosting
OUR CANDID ASSESSMENT
We learned that Shopify was getting a bit of a hard time from Citron about their company value, lack of turning a profit since inception and other tasty bites, all of which you can read on the Reuters news release HERE.
We received notice that Shopify has a “Best in Class” new web host partner, namely SimpleHelix.com and that peaked our interest. So, in Browserweb’s normal approach, after checking out the offers website, we did our usual page speed test. Truth be said, we thought it wouldn't be great, when you see the https with insecure items error icon on the home page, that doesn’t bode well.
The results, well, 11.7s is the slowest of all the web hosts we tested in our Web Hosting Review Report. On top of that they are one of these companies that promote $19.95 per month for shared hosting and then you have to read the small print and click on the true monthly cost which is $24.95 – the $19.95 is the “equivalent price” if you pay annually. We really disfavor this type of marketing.
We also tested all the main ecommerce vendors for page speed. View the Ecommerce Page Speed Challenge results.
ps, The fact remains, Shopify provides excellent and affordable service to millions of small businesses and that should be applauded. That said, you’re renting, not owning your online business and that’s not a great investment. We suggest you consider WordPress and their “Shopify” equivalent of a store, called Woocommerce.