No Proprietary e-commerce platform
Online store builder platforms like Shopify, Wix or Squarespace just do not fit our goal to build websites with unique designs and personality, as well as optimized for the exact needs of our clients.
We prefer not to offer to use ready-made hosted solutions as it’s not the purpose of our agency. These solutions are fine if it’s your first website, if you just want to try out your concept or if you have a limited budget though. They all run with a monthly payment business model (which means you don’t own the website), they offer you to chose between predefined themes (so your website would be ordinary and looking like many others).
Avoiding ready-made hosted solutions
These ready-made solutions are not as easy as they announce, they require a lot of investment in time to learn how to use their platform. Customizing the store design is always tricky, importing the products also and you will have to do that work yourself. The end result might well be looking OK and work out efficiently for your business but it will be a standardized website, fitting in the frames they provide, you can’t expect out of the ordinary features, and it will look like hundreds of other stores. Moreover the downside of these websites are that they are less easy to optimize for search engine and to market.