We are proud to announce that Efusion Technology now provides Shopify template design and development services in Singapore. Shopify is a low-cost subscription-based shopping cart system that is gaining fast recognition. Shopify offers free templates and their monthly plans start from US$14. However, if you have a higher design requirement or requires some coding customization, we are here to help. For more information on Shopify and its pricing, please visit www.Shopify.com
So why is the differences between a subscription model like www.Shopify.com and a custom implemented model (your own estore) like what Efusion is always doing? Here is a comparison chart
|Shopify||Built-to-order, your very own estore by Efusion|
|Low start-up cost, exit anytime||High start-up cost|
|Standard look and feel||Highly customized|
|Fixed features||Highly customized, technically anything can be done|
|Just like renting a room, you get back nothing||One-off investment, and you can use the store for a lifetime|
|Databases cannot be extracted and migrated||Built on opensource, easily migratable|
|Hassle free (one price for all, including hosting and domain)||You might need to deal with different parties on site, hosting, domain, payment, logistics|
Great for 1st timer who wants to test the market and has limited budget
Great for serious merchant who wants uniqueness, has nonconventional business model
After the failure of Classified Engine (mocca.com), Daily Deals (mocca perks) and Online ebooks (ilovebooks.com), Mediacorp is now launching StyleXStyle.com. StyleXStyle is an ecommerce store with its own subscription commerce concept, called The Little Black Beauty Box. It also comes with community features, fashion news and fashion video section.
The shopping cart engine itself seems like a flop. No categorization, no cross-selling, product images with Joanne Peh?!, testimonial from Sharon Au?! Isn't that the same as going to a boutique and the salesgirl keep saying "Yah, our product is the greatest. Why? Because I said so". Will the whole concept works, please check it out and comment please.
I guess those of you who has a Paypal account received an email from them saying that "In accordance with regulatory instructions, we would like to inform you that Personal Payments will not be available in Singapore with effect from 20 February 2013..."
WTH, Singapore regulations?!!? No further explaination given by Paypal though. Is it to curb loan-shark activities?
What do you think?