Shopify announces its entry into the Indian market with SingTel

24th June 2013 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

New Delhi, June 21st, 2013: Shopify, (http://www.shopify.in) a e-commerce platform used to create and power online stores, announced their entry into the e-commerce market space in India in partnership with SingTel, Asia’s communications group. Available from RS750 per month, the solution is an easy and affordable way for individuals and small business to set up beautiful online shops within minutes, and accept secure credit card payments for goods and services. Shopify is successfully operating in over 100 countries and powers over 50,000 online stores with annual sales exceeding $1.5B USD.

With Shopify’s web-based solution, storefronts can be set up and ready for business with just a few clicks of the mouse. Merchants can customise their storefronts, keep track of orders and manage customer data via a web browser. The platform provides features such as hosting, beautifully designed templates, a web dashboard to manage products and orders, a secure shopping cart, SEO tools, 24 hours customer service support, mobile optimized stores, and an iOS app which offers merchants the convenience of managing their business while on-the-go.

In India, Shopify aims to reach out to new entrepreneurs who want to build their business online, established businesses that want to improve their stores with a stronger focus on branding, and brick-and-mortar retailers who want to take their products online.

Harley Finkelstein, Shopify’s Chief Platform Officer, said, “We’re really excited to announce this partnership with SingTel. We built Shopify to allow anyone with a product or a service to easily create beautiful and highly scalable online stores, at an affordable price. SingTel is the ideal partner for us, as we’re both focused on helping small businesses succeed in today’s global economy. Together, we can help millions of small businesses and individuals build profitable online shops.”

Loo Cheng Chuan, SingTel Group Digital Life’s Head of LocalLife, said, “SingTel is excited by the tremendous growth opportunities in the eCommerce market. By 2015, 35% of internet users in the Asia Pacific region will make purchases online, and 30% of these transactions will be performed on a mobile device.”

“Shopify is an affordable and fuss-free solution to help entrepreneurs in emerging markets expand their reach in Asia and beyond. With more than 468 million mobile customers in 25 countries, SingTel is uniquely positioned to enable entrepreneurs to seize opportunities in the region”, added Loo Cheng Chuan.

 

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