Partner Profile: ShopCreatify
Monday, June 5, 2017Lauren Macdonald
In order to get the most out of Shopify’s extensive eCommerce platform, hiring an expert to get you up and running, or simply improve what you’ve already built, can add enormous value to your online Shopify store. Our newest channel partner, ShopCreatify
, can help you build and customize beautiful online stores using Shopify’s platform.
ShopCreatify takes your eCommerce needs and converts them into well researched, planned out and executed functionality and visuals. Their team produces great work and results for Shopify eCommerce merchants across the globe, and we couldn’t be more proud to partner with this great group of people and offer their clients Shopify integration solutions that will further simplify their selling process.
We recently chatted with Ross Allchorn, Founder & eCommerce Specialist at ShopCreatify. Here’s what he had to say about his business:
1. What is your primary focus/speciality, and why?
ShopCreatify focuses exclusively on Shopify store builds and customization. Specializing in one great platform allows us to really hone our skills and provide the quickest and best results from our efforts. We've further sub-specialized and work primarily with the Out of the Sandbox themes and occasionally build themes from scratch should the merchant require it. This means we can build a store on an incredibly robust and stable platform with one of a family of versatile and visually stunning themes as a base.
2. How long have you been doing what you’re doing?
At the time of writing this, the founder of ShopCreatify has 20yrs of design experience, 17 of which exclusively digital (on-screen), 7 of which exclusively ecommerce and 2.5 of which exclusively Shopify. Each of the members of our team comes with years of experience themselves and combined we have a collection of seasoned ecommerce design, development and consulting professionals.
3. What region(s) do you service?
Given that our team is geographically distributed between Cape Town, Vienna and Chicago we cater for merchants in any English speaking region. Currently we have long term clients in USA, UK, Europe, and Australia.
4. Who are some of your notable clients?
Currently our most notable clients would probably be Foldabox UK & USA, Argentum Apothecary, Kai's Virgin Vapor), Archies Footwear, Aventon Bikes, and in various capacities and either directly or via agencies we've also done work for a number of international brands including Ogilvy, BAT and more.
5. Tell us something interesting about your company that makes you different?
It's not all that unique anymore since even Zapier are an entirely distributed team of 90+, but we all work in different locations and our resident nomad (pun intended) Alfredo is literally wherever he is when you speak to him. From Chicago to Dublin to Hungary to Spain, Airbnb must love him.
Another interesting fact is that although ShopCreatify is only 2.5yrs old, Ross and Quintin have been working together on and off for almost 7 on various projects and startups
6. Why did you choose to work with eBridge Connections?
Given the inherent complexity of systems integration and our focus being more on the Shopify platform itself, it made sense for us to reach out to subject matter experts in this area. eBridge Connections are just that, and working together the merchant gets the best possible solution in all areas of their store design, build and information architecture.
7. Provide a favourite quote on eCommerce, digital marketing, or just what you do overall.
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Don't make me think."
- Steve Krug