What Should You Look for in a Shopify Plus Partner?


In the expansive world of e-commerce, Shopify Plus stands out as a high-caliber platform designed for rapidly expanding, high-volume businesses. As the most powerful iteration of Shopify, it offers scalability, customization, and a variety of advanced features to support your e-commerce needs. To further enhance the capabilities of this platform, Shopify Plus has a hand-selected network of partners—industry-leading agencies and technology providers dedicated to helping businesses maximize their online potential. These Shopify Plus Partners provide invaluable expertise, resources, and support to merchants seeking to elevate their e-commerce operations.

Choosing the right Shopify Plus Partner is a crucial decision that can significantly impact the success of your online business. It’s not just about technical expertise; you need a partner who understands your business, your market, and your unique challenges. In this blog post, we will delve into what characteristics and qualifications you should look for in a Shopify Plus Partner, ensuring you select a partner that aligns with your business goals and can guide your e-commerce journey towards success.

When choosing a Shopify Plus partner, it’s important to look for a company that can help you achieve your business goals and maximize the benefits of the Shopify Plus platform. Here are some key factors to consider:

  • Expertise and experience: Look for a partner with a proven track record of delivering successful Shopify Plus projects. They should have a deep understanding of the platform and e-commerce best practices, and be able to provide tailored solutions to meet your specific needs.
  • Technical capabilities: Choose a partner with the technical expertise to deliver complex and customized Shopify Plus projects. This includes experience with Shopify’s Liquid coding language, as well as knowledge of front-end development, data migration, and integration with other systems.
  • Design and user experience: Look for a partner with a strong design portfolio and a focus on creating a seamless and engaging user experience. They should be able to work with you to create a unique and branded online store that resonates with your customers.
  • Support and maintenance: Choose a partner who offers ongoing support and maintenance services to ensure that your Shopify Plus store is always running smoothly. They should be able to provide regular updates and help you resolve any technical issues that arise.
  • Integration and app development: If you have specific integration or app development requirements, look for a partner who can help you build and integrate custom solutions into your Shopify Plus store.
  • Communication and collaboration: Choose a partner who is transparent, communicative, and collaborative. They should be able to work closely with you and your team to understand your needs and provide regular updates on project progress.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Finally, it’s important to find a partner who can deliver Shopify Plus projects within your budget and timeline. This includes having a clear understanding of project costs, delivery schedules, and ongoing support and maintenance requirements.

By considering these factors, you can find a Shopify Plus partner who can help you achieve your business goals and maximize the benefits of the Shopify Plus platform. Reach out to the Valtira team of experts to learn more.

Ecommerce is core to your sales strategy. But you need a more flexible client experience and deeper integration to your systems to grow your business. No matter where you are in your ecommerce journey, Valtira has the experience and know-how to define the next steps and lead you to your desired destination.

One of Our Past Shopify Projects

Northern Brewer reached out to Valtira to perform an assessment of their current IT and eCommerce infrastructure in preparation for their next stage of growth after being acquired by ZX Ventures, Anheuser-Busch’s disruptive growth unit.

Northern Brewer’s Need

Northern Brewer faced many technological challenges including a series of custom-built systems that ran the warehouse and connected different software systems together. As some of the systems were built and maintained internally, it was important to have a thoroughly documented IT infrastructure to allow for knowledge transfer as they moved to their next stage of growth.

Valtira was selected to lead the IT team through this technological and leadership transition.

Streamline and Prepare for Scale

Valtira led the strategy and worked with Northern Brewer leadership to simplify their systems and prioritize IT work during the transition. During the same time, Valtira led some key initiatives including selecting and onboarding a Managed Service Provider and supporting their platforms from a DevOps / IT Director perspective.

In preparation for Black Friday, Valtira load tested and optimized their marketing and eCommerce systems in Amazon Web Services, removing historical pain points.

A Full Magento to Shopify Migration

During the planning process, Valtira and Northern Brewer worked together to migrate to Shopify as a better platform that would meet their growing needs. Valtira completed a high-level feasibility study to determine the best path forward including any roadblocks in their internal systems or deployed solutions.

Through the process of working with Valtira, Northern Brewer gained valuable insight on how to improve the management of their IT infrastructure and eCommerce platform — enabling them to plan the future needs of their growing business.

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