It's official: Mobile overtakes the desktop

Shopify hosts over 100,000 e-commerce stores, and after reviewing their data last week they discovered that more people were using mobile phones and tablets to visit online shops, than using their computers!

The way people use devices to view the internet is changing rapidly. We predicted two years ago that by 2016, mobile devices would become the most popular means to view the internet. These latest stats suggest it will happen sooner...

The detail of shopify’s finding saw 50.3% of traffic coming from mobile devices (40.3% from mobile phones, 10% from tablets) and 49.7% from computers. There’s no disputing it: mobile commerce is now the default way that people shop online.

So what does this mean for your site? Well if you're one of our clients probably nothing, we would have already designed and developed a responsive website or shop front. If you have any questions or are wondering how to make the most of this change, drop us a line.

To discover more about Shopify’s finding please read their article.

We are pleased to announce that Method are also partners of Shopify, and this is the only online e-commerce platform we offer to new customers.

Buying, installing and customising other e-commerce platforms onto third party hosted zones can be a costly exercise. Using shopify's SaaS (software as a service) removes any complications that might arise, while also keeping the software maintained and constantly secure. Installing other platforms would required constant attention and are expensive to keep them up-to-date and secure. Shopify's starting plan only costs a little bit more than a good hosting plan would cost, it really is a no brainier and a great solution for 99% of our clients. This allows clients to get up and running in no time at all.

Shopify’s platform outweighs any other on the market today, they sort the nut’s and bolt's, while we help showcase your products with our studio photography. Creating amazing, bespoke responsive themes for your website will make a huge impact. We have found that money is better spent on making your products look desirable and creating a fantastic user experience for you customers - so they keep coming back.