What is Shopify Gold?
India represents one of the largest ecommerce markets in the world, so it comes as no surprise that it’s expected to reach US$64 billion by the time 2020 rolls around. With the number of enterprise level businesses in India steadily increasing, Shopify has stepped in to offer a comprehensive ecommerce solution for high growth businesses within this region.
In July 2017, Shopify released Shopify Gold - an enterprise level platform solution specifically designed for India’s high growth, high volume merchants. It’s essentially India’s very own version of Shopify Plus.
So, how does it work and what features are available? Let’s get started!
Fully cloud-hosted with unlimited bandwidth
With 99.98% uptime, Shopify Gold allows you to focus on growing your business rather than stressing over your website. Shopify Gold offers merchants unlimited bandwidth and can process up to 6000 checkouts per minute. It’s also hosted with scalable SaaS (cloud-hosted software), so you’ll no longer have to worry about your site crashing during high traffic periods such as flash sales and holiday seasons.
Advanced customisation & control
With Shopify Gold, you can fully customise your store’s checkout experience thanks to Shopify’s exclusive APIs. You’ll also be able to easily connect any common ERP system to help you manage your business with ease - Shopify Gold has 50+ connectors with popular ERP systems! You’ll have access to over 2,400 app extensions within Shopify’s app ecosystem.
The monthly account fee for merchants on Shopify Gold is Rs. 65,000/month (around $900 USD), or 0.4% of your monthly sales (whichever one is higher), up to a maximum of Rs. 130,000/month.
With Shopify Gold, you get Level 1 PCI DSS compliance throughout the platform, meaning the security burden is on Shopify. You’ll also receive a free 256-bit SSL certificate, including bank level security of your assets online.
Dedicated support & account manager
Each Shopify Gold merchant will receive 24/7, tier 1 priority support from a Shopify Gold Account Manager. At the end of the day, they’re committed to helping your Shopify Gold store succeed. Whatever your query, they’ll be able to provide you with a solution.
Multiple stores for internationalisation
If you’re selling your products to multiple international markets, Shopify Gold is the way to go. Gold’s multi-store function allows you to set up 3 separate stores at no additional cost. This way, you can tailor your store to different regions and integrate with international currencies, languages and taxes.
Merchants using Shopify Gold
Headphone Zone is just one example of the beautiful enterprise eCommerce experience you can create using Shopify Gold.
In need of an enterprise eCommerce expert? Get in touch!
Elkfox are digital commerce experts specialising in enterprise merchants with high level operations. We’ve helped a wide range of international businesses deliver seamless eCommerce experiences. Curious about Shopify Gold or Shopify Plus? Contact us to find out how this platform can benefit your business.