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You Can Grow Limitlessly with Shopify Plus

August 17th, 2016

Businesses grow—provided they are given the right amount of attention and help.

You Can Grow Limitlessly with Shopify Plus

Businesses grow—provided they are given the right amount of attention and help.

Shopify Plus is a platform inherently designed for growth. With the plethora of tools, plugins, Plus Expert Partners (like Codal), and nearly endless help from the Shopify Plus team, it’s almost guaranteed that your business will grow.

That’s not the question.

If you have had any experience with Magento or other self-hosted platforms, you know that at some point, your rapidly growing ecommerce site will hit a ceiling imposed by your server set-up.

In fact, self-hosted platforms often require multiple upgrades over the lifetime of a rapidly growing business.

Here’s the real question: what happens when your business grows really big on the Shopify Plus platform?

Shopify is well known for it’s simplicity and ease of use—making it popular among small and family-run businesses—so I know what you’re thinking. How could Shopify possibly handle rapid growth more elegantly than Magento?

Well, did you know that Shopify Plus was designed to scale almost indefinitely? Whether you project massive growth for your company, or your platform is already drawing incredibly high volume traffic, Shopify Plus has you covered.

Shopify Plus servers will handle anything you throw at them.

It’s true–Shopify Plus servers automatically scale as you grow, eliminating the need for constant maintenance, upgrades, and tech staff.

But there’s more to it.

With 99.99% server uptime, 7000+ server CPU cores, and about 5x the throughput of regular Shopify APIs, your business will handle anything thrown at it.

Let’s break that down into language that we can all understand.

99.99% server uptime means: for every 100 days, you might be down for 14.4 minutes (if something catastrophic happens). During the most extreme conditions imaginable, you might be down for 40 minutes out of the whole year.

That’s unprecedented.

For comparison, self-hosted platforms like Magento often go down when peak traffic surpasses the server’s capabilities. This can happen during high-volume events, such as Apple product releases and Cyber Monday sales, among other things.

Switch to the platform that was designed for growth.

If you’re tired of migrating to-and-from different versions Magento, paying for more server space and speed when you grow, relying on your tech department for every little change, and losing sales from traffic-related site crashes, do yourself a favor, and switch to Shopify.

You may be thinking to yourself, that sounds like a lot of work, and I already have everything the way I like it on Magento.

No need to worry—there are plenty of Shopify Plus Partners that are specially trained (and proven) in the art of Magento migration. Once you’re onboard, it’s smooth sailing from there.

What are you waiting for?

Contact Codal’s Shopify Plus team, and join the most scalable ecommerce platform around.

Matt Gierut


Matt Gierut is Codal’s Chief Operating Officer. He is heavily involved in driving Codal’s long term business development and implementing innovative marketing efforts for Codal and its clients. Matt is very active in the Chicago Business community, as he hopes to help build Chicago’s reputation as a supportive and lucrative environment for business.


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