e-Commerce solution site Shopify is now available in India


The Canadian based Do-It-Yourself e-Commerce solution site Shopify is now available in India, officially. The fact is that it’s been operating there for some time with different shops on the platform that has been selling in the Indian market. Shops like: Yellow Fashion, The Beach Company, We the PPL, Poster Gully, No Nasties and Parisera have been operating in India for some time.

The Shopify.India pricing and features plans now offer design templates, shopping carts, hosting, SEO optimization tools, dashboard management, 24 hour support ,and mobile optimization for iOS apps and that gives the brands a capability to manage their stores from their phones.  Inside the Shopify platform you have the ability to offer discounts, carrier shipping quotes in real time which saves users from having to do it manually.  And the payment supports couldn’t be easier with it offering both PayPal and DirecPay integration, which is said to expand later on to other providers as well.

They have a few different pricing plans which can limit the number of items in the store can offer; the Indian pricing plans will start at Rs 750/ month and have a Rs 1550, Rs 3150, and Rs 9560 options per month, but all fees will be collected in U.S. dollars and the Rs are just an approximation.

Shopify is one of the original DIY e-store platform that was founded back in 2005. The popular Gamer Company Rovio has elected to use Shopify to launch its wildly popular Angry Birds e-commerce site.  It was back in February of last year that Shopify made the move and acquired Select Start Studios, the game and mobile app company in which it raised $15 million in funds that were led by Bessemer Venture Partner, who were joined by FirstMark Capital, Georgian Partners and Felicis Ventures back in December of 2011.

So what options for e-commerce platforms that offer DIY in India?  Well there is Infibeam that offers an ecommerce solution platform, BuildABazaar which now has a whole travel section which allows individual travel agents to set up ecomm sites, and of course Shopify.

There is also MartJack, which offers a retail solution that is multi-channeled and open to manufacturers and retailers alike. Users can manage and build their own ecommerce store fairly easily.  It has launched its section that allows sellers to sell on Junglee.com, Amazon’s India segment which over 2,000 ecommerce stores have already integrated with.  Other choices include zepo.in, bigcommerce.com, 39shops.com and ambab.com as well.  Amadeus India like BuildABazaar has a travel segment, and Bigraja which included shopping cart, ecommerce with storefronts that are branded as a complete solution.

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