Think about a 5-star luxury resort. Crystal clear pools, cabanas with white linen sheets, exquisite french cuisine and point perfect service. Sounds great, right?
Now imagine the resort in the middle of a sweltering desert. No road access, no signs from a highway, no glossy brochures in your local travel agent. Imagine now that you own that resort. Imagine that resort is your sole income, which you’ve poured your time, energy and hard-earned money into. Scary, right?
This worries us and unfortunately, we see this happening many times over. Not 5-star resorts crumbling in the beating sun, but online stores built by committed and enthusiastic online entrepreneurs. Exceptionally crafted online stores with customer-focused functionality and incredible copy, but with no traffic… It's a painful sight. We don’t like vacations in the desert, and we know you won’t either.
At Blend, we don't build hotels in the desert. We work alongside entrepreneurs to help craft online businesses that are places where customers want to be - and know how to get there. Solid infrastructure, clear design and data-driven marketing strategy help our clients to build thriving Shopify stores that help achieve their goals. Combining your understanding and passion for your products and services with our expertise and experience of building and growing thriving Shopify stores creates a formula that works for us and our clients.
So, how do we avoid building ‘hotels in the desert' or what can we do if it’s been built already?
See below to learn more about how Blend Commerce could work with you.
We have to be honest, Blend Commerce is not for everyone. As a partner, we will:
We understand that this type of engagement is not what everybody wants. But if this does sound like the kind of partner you are seeking, then schedule your free 30-minute consultation with one of our consultants now.
The Blend Commerce team has helped to launch, grow and automate a wide range of Shopify businesses, ranging from women's fashion boutiques, to dive stores, to t-shirt stores. Take a look at some examples of brands that we have worked with:
Our team consists of developers, designers, social media experts, marketing strategists and SEO consultants - all the guys you need to avoid building a hotel in the desert. Find out more about the team here.
Yes, you could. However, our perspective is that a fully coordinated team, all with the same focus produces the best results. Every recommendation we provide in our proposals is evaluated by our whole team. Whilst this doesn’t mean that a great developer can’t be a great marketer, we feel that by having specialists in different fields adds to the overall strength and success of the projects we work on with clients.
Whilst we won’t expect an invite for dinner, we will keep in touch post launch. Many of our current clients are repeat clients, looking to constantly improve and update, when market conditions change. We’ll keep you up to date from our industry contacts and sources via our client blog, and we’ll always be here to discuss ideas with you.
We would love to be able to guarantee success, but it’s simply not possible. What we can guarantee is that the proposals and advice we provide is based on the success we have enjoyed with previous clients, and using data as a key driver for decision making. Our clients businesses reflect heavily on our business, so it’s heavily in our interest to help create and develop strong and successful brands.
That's great! We want to work with committed and passionate entrepreneurs. Equally, our clients want to work with a partner that challenges them to examine multiple options. Blend Commerce will always make suggestions that we feel fit the objectives of our partners, and if they disagree, we’ll debate, discuss and move forward with the choices that they ultimately make.
Before considering Blend Commerce, we need to tell you what we don’t do. It’s only fair.
In all honesty, we believe that creating a Shopify store needs to be a holistic activity that incorporates all of the strategic thinking needed when creating a bricks and mortar store. Yes you need a great store window, but if your customers can’t see it, what's the point?
Based on what you’ve read today, we’d now like to offer you two options. These options are always open but as you’ll see from our booking system, our consultations do get booked quickly. In addition to this, we only work with a handful of clients per month - it's the only way we can continue to do what do with our clients. So, how about you?
Finding the target market for a Shopify store sometimes can get overlooked in the early stages of a business. You find the perfect product, you have an idea for a name and logo and before you know it, your life! But with so much competition in the online marketplace, it's essential to ensure that your Shopify store development, design and marketing are strictly aligned to your target market.
Good question. Well, the fact you’re reading this already shows one use. Traffic. Maybe you saw this blog title, it was a question you’ve been asking yourself and you decided to click. Or perhaps you googled it and one of the results was this blog? Without continuing to sound like a smart ass, let's look at why Shopify blogs can be so beneficial for your Shopify store.