Blend Commerce

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About Blend Commerce

We help Shopify store owners LAUNCH, GROW and AUTOMATE their business.

Think about a 5-star luxury resort. Crystal clear pools, cabanas with white linen sheets, exquisite French cuisine and point perfect service.

Sounds great, right? Now imagine the resort in the middle of a sweltering desert. No road access, no signs from a highway, no glossy brochures in your local travel agent. Horrible, right?

Like 5-star resorts crumbling in the beating sun, we see many exceptionally crafted online stores with customer-focused functionality and incredible copy, but with no traffic… It's a painful sight.

At Blend, we don't build hotels in the desert. Solid infrastructure, clear design, and data-driven marketing strategy help our clients to build thriving Shopify stores that help achieve their goals. Combining your understanding and passion for your products and services with our expertise and experience of building and growing thriving Shopify stores creates a formula that works for us and our clients.

So, how do we avoid building ‘hotels in the desert' or what can we do if it’s been built already?

See below to learn more about how Blend Commerce could work with you.

WORKING WITH US

We have to be honest, Blend Commerce is not for everyone. As a partner, we will:

- Give you honest, frank and data-driven advice. 
- Communicate frequently. 
- Treat your business as a reflection of our own.

We understand that this type of engagement is not what everybody wants. But if this does sound like the kind of partner you are seeking, then schedule your free 30-minute consultation with one of our consultants now.

Book a consultation - www.calendly.com/blend/consultation

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

Blend Commerce provides three paths for Shopify entrepreneurs – Launch, Grow and Automate. The path you’ll need will be dependent on where you are on your Shopify journey, but services include:

LAUNCH

- Shopify store roadmap
- Shopify store setup
- 90-day launch plan (Marketing for Shopify stores)
- Demographic profiling report

GROW

- Shopify store redesign
- 90-day growth plan (Marketing for Shopify stores)
- Shopify store teardown
- Social media marketing
- Out of The Sandbox Theme Update
- Content and marketing management

AUTOMATE

- Small sized tasks
- Medium sized tasks
- Development retainer service
- Shopify store management service

WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE IN LAUNCHING, GROWING AND AUTOMATING SHOPIFY STORES?

The Blend Commerce team has helped to launch, grow and automate a wide range of Shopify businesses, ranging from a womens clothing store, to dive stores, to selling t shirts online.

We’re all also proud to be official partners of Out of the Sandbox, working with Turbo, Retina, Parallax, Responsive and Mobilia themes to create beautiful and responsive stores.

Take a look at some examples of brands that we have worked with:

- www.brooklynbicyleco.com 
- www.myinnerfire.com 
- www.theboutiquerack.com 
- www.printedkicks.com 
- www.thehomet.com

Our clients stretch the globe and we have worked with clients in the following cities New York, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Chicago, Orlando, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Auckland to name a few.

WHO WORKS FOR YOU AND WHAT IS THEIR EXPERIENCE?

Our team consists of developers, designers, social media experts, marketing strategists and SEO consultants - all the guys you need to avoid building a hotel in the desert. You can find out more about the team here -
https://blendcommerce.com/pages/about-us

COULD I NOT JUST HIRE FREELANCERS TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING?

Yes, you could. However, our perspective is that a fully coordinated team, all with the same focus produces the best results. Every recommendation we provide in our proposals is evaluated by our whole team. Whilst this doesn’t mean that a great developer can’t be a great marketer, we feel that by having specialists in different fields adds to the overall strength and success of the projects we work on with clients.

WHAT HAPPENS ONCE MY SITE IS LAUNCHED? WILL I EVER HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN?

Whilst we won’t expect an invite for dinner, we will keep in touch post launch. Many of our current clients are repeat clients, looking to constantly improve and update when market conditions change. We’ll keep you up to date with our industry contacts and sources via our client blog, and we’ll always be here to discuss ideas with you.

WILL MY SITE BE SUCCESSFUL IF I CHOOSE BLEND COMMERCE?

We would love to be able to guarantee success, but it’s simply not possible. What we can guarantee is that the proposals and advice we provide is based on the success we have enjoyed with previous clients and using data as a key driver for decision making. Our client's businesses reflect heavily on our business, so it’s heavily in our interest to help create and develop strong and successful brands.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DISAGREE WITH YOUR IDEAS FOR MY BUSINESS?

That's great! We want to work with committed and passionate entrepreneurs. Equally, our clients want to work with a partner that challenges them to examine multiple options. Blend Commerce will always make suggestions that we feel fit the objectives of our partners, and if they disagree, we’ll debate, discuss and move forward with the choices that they ultimately make.

WHY BLEND COMMERCE?

Before considering Blend Commerce, we need to tell you what we don’t do. It’s only fair.

- We don’t create website builds. A website is not equal to a business, and we will never work with clients who simply want a builder - we do not build hotels in the desert. 
- We don’t just hope for the best. All decisions made by us are in conjunction with clients and use data to provide evidence for decisions and recommendations. 
- We don’t do email tennis. Communication is our forte, and we believe emails can be like kryptonite for us and our clients. We use project management tools to keep clients up to speed on their project, as well as regular communication through Skype and Zoom.

In all honesty, we believe that creating a Shopify store needs to be a holistic activity that incorporates all of the strategic thinking needed when creating a bricks and mortar store. Yes, you need a great store window, but if your customers can’t see it, what's the point?

Based on what you’ve read today, we’d now like to invite you to join us for a free and informal consultation.

These options are always open but as you’ll see from our booking system, our consultations do get booked quickly. In addition to this, we only work with a handful of clients per month - it's the only way we can continue to do what do with our clients.

So, how about you?

Book a consultation - www.calendly.com/blend/consultation

LEARN MORE:
Visit - www.blendcommerce.com 
Email - hello@blendcommerce.com

23 Testimonials

Tadpoles & Tiddlers

Running a brick & mortar store comes with a significant monthly overhead in fixed and variable costs that usually leave very little, if any, budget for additional expenses. Blend's pricing is reasonable and fair and I found great value for money in the project they coordinated.

The whole team at Blend gave me a knowledgeable and current perspective of Shopify website development. We were working on our Shopify site for 7 months prior with a great deal of frustration before commissioning Blend Commerce. In fact, they had us up and running in under 5 weeks.

What stuck out for me in comparison to other agencies we worked with was that Adam and Peter are great listeners! They understood our brand and delivered the website with the customization that exceeded our expectations. Their marketing team have their finger on the pulse with respect to current social media channels, Google Analytics and marketing trends. This was very evident after working with them on their 90-day launch plan process.

We’ve already recommended Blend to other Shopify entrepreneurs them and will continue to, for all of the above reasons.

Since our website launch we are continuing to use Blend's marketing services to get our blog up, email marketing, sales funnels and social media channels all synced and running smoothly. We continue to learn something new with every meeting. By far, hiring Blend Commerce has been one of the best decisions for our company!

U Suck at Golf

U Suck at Golf is a lifestyle apparel company geared toward the average everyday golfer. Our goal is to bring out the lighter side of the game with funny and unique products that every weekend golfer can relate to, while still offering the quality that our customers will trust on and off the course. USAG started out of the passion for embracing this f***ed-up game and to move away from all the seriousness and stigmas that are often associated with the sport. It started with one viral t-shirt and almost a year later here we are with over 10,000 shirts shipped.

After the success we saw in the first year, we felt that we were really leaving a lot on the table as we had no experience in building out a site or brand whatsoever. We contacted Blend Commerce in hopes of improving the overall trustworthiness of our website. This included things such as branding, navigation, and optimization for conversions.

Blend Commerce were amazing, to say the least. Their lead developer, Pete, worked with us every step of the way to develop a website that we were happy with and on the same page with. He completely restructured the navigation, which is flawless right now and added an “ease of use” for the customer. We also gave the site a more branded feel by incorporating consistent fonts and color schemes. Last, we restructured the product pages to add “trustworthiness” and give our customers confidence in shopping with us.

We saw an immediate increase in our Conversion rate and are now averaging about 4.5% which is still not the best, but much higher than where we were at about 2%.

(Pre-Blend: Jan 1st - May 30th - 1.73%… Post-Blend: Jun 1st - Jun 13th - 4.3%)

We feel that Blend Commerce has put laid the foundation for us and we can keep on increasing that number through our marketing in the coming months.

Overall Blend Commerce were a pleasure to work with and responded to all of our requests immediately. I would be confident in recommending them to anyone looking to improve their website. Being the average Shopify store owner, we have no experience in coding and website development and can only take it so far, which is fine when first starting out, but when looking to scale your store to the next level, I believe that the investment with Blend Commerce will surely pay off.

The Boutique Rack

I decided to work with the team at Blend during my first consultation. They were open, honest and gave me a very clear view of what I needed to do to transition from being a brick and mortar retailer to a Shopify store owner.

I opted to work with Blend to initially complete the Demographic Profiling Report. I must admit I was skeptical at first, as I wondered what the guys could really tell me about my customer base. Well, I was wrong! Whilst a lot of the data they collated did prove my assumptions, I found out some very useful specifics on my target market. The guys at Blend were then able to use this to clearly map out how we could implement these findings into the design and marketing of my store.

Since my initial consultation, I've worked with Blend for over 6 months. They're now helping me manage my marketing and my store, which has been a real weight off my mind.

If you are looking for a no nonsense, honest and helpful team, you're in the right place.

Inner Fire Apparel

As most Shopify store owners will tell you, finding a development partner that can communicate well and deliver what’s needed is hard to find. It’s absolutely crucial that we can deliver changes to our site quickly and effectively, so as to avoid any impact on our conversions. What I personally love about Blend is their ability to understand what we need and get it done. Blend are an integral partner to our business.

Brooklyn Bicycle Co.

Peter was an absolute delight to work with and far exceeded our most elevated expectations. We knew from our initial call with Peter that we were in for a treat when he took the extra time to fully understand our business, making suggestions to both address near term business challenges and reduce the risk of other future challenges. We’ve gotten heaps of praise since we relaunched our site and our conversion rate is also tracking considerably higher. We look forward to continuing work with Peter.

Kaliana

Peter was very clear with his communication and always responded promptly to any questions. He was thorough with his work to ensure that there were no issues once we pushed the updates live and he even brought in a 3rd party to double-check his work.

Even after the project was completed Peter was very helpful and made some little tweaks and changes to the design.

Highly recommended!

Red Wagon Meals

I was in the process of reconstructing my website and I needed help. After experiencing sticker shock with several other companies, I came across Peter at Grips On. From the very start I knew I was in good hands. He made me feel like my project was important and I wasn't just another number. My project was completed above my expectations. I can't testify for all the other Shopify experts, but I do know that Grips On is now my go to company for all my stores modifications.

Read Between The Lines®

Peter helped our company with challenges we were experiencing with the mobile versions of our two new websites. He was responsive, kind, knowledgeable, and patient. Would definitely work with him again, and glad to know him!

KitchenBrite

Absolutely hands down the best developer I have ever worked with. We will have a long ongoing relationship as we expand our stores and brands.

He is fast, gets what we want with minimal input (My fault) and executes professionally.

Spirit Cat

After talking to a few shopify experts I found Peter. I was impressed with him from the start and working with him was great. He made a handful of small edits and one major edit to my shopify store and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. He took the time to talk to me ahead of time to really understand what I was looking for which I really appreciate. I will definitely be coming back to Peter in the future!

The Huckleberry Patch

Peter re-designed and developed our custom header and although a difficult task, considering the composition, Peter helped us make it fully mobile responsive. We love our new header!

Feed the Party

Absolute pleasure! Looking forward to working with Peter again soon!

Matt

gauchasuiza

"My experience with Peter was really great. Firstly he took the time to understand what I need. He did not rash in cash out. The other way around, his first advice to me was great and free of charge! I believe I found a real partner that I can always count on. Happy to work with you Peter and looking forward to the next opportunity of working together."

Asako

Peter was the best Shopify developer I have ever worked with. We held strong and solid communication from start to finish, and I intend to use him for all future shopify and E-commerce needs. His prices are more than fair for what he provides, and the fast speed of delivery is a bonus. I have paid thousands in the past for what he delivered quicker, and in better quality. The training session for my handover was flawless and definitely worth it. 5/5

Sunny's Hair

He was thoughtful and went over and beyond the specs of the project. I highly recommend.

Coastal Riders

Peter was great! The work was completed when he said it would be. He followed up with a screen share to make sure we understood what was done and how to incorporate it, and, He sent along documentation as a reminder. No Complaints

Wine Sensations

GripsOn responded to a tricky little Shopify tracking issue very speedily and fixed our problem in a flash, with great communications and at a very reasonable cost. We would not hesitate to recommend Peter and GripsOn.

Westland Cycles

Peter did a great job! Awesome service and result.
I will for sure be back again!

Comfort Group

Absolutely best help I could have hired. GripsOn continued working until everything was finished and we were completely satisfied. Customers also told us they really liked our websites functionality and appearance - great work.

Totally recommend as we are still working with them on a few projects as we are expanding.

Awesome quality - Thank you!

Dharma Eyewear Company

It was a pleasure working with GripsOn - they did everything in their power to work with my budget as well as every single one of our needs. Amazing work and I will definitely use them again for my next project.

Copper Mules

It doesn't get any better than working with Peter :) He knows what he's doing... and gets it done on time... He has great communicational skills and always makes himself available. I will be using Peter for all future Shopify needs!!

mamookids

Great job! I'm very happy with his service and his final product!

Port-a-BBQ

An incredible experience from initial contact, through creating and setting up my website to helping me with getting "traffic". Peter, the owner of Gripson, did a great job in a very short space of time. He went the 'extra mile' and I am very satisfied with his quality service and ongoing support.
I would highly recommend his services to anyone needing to set up a great website.

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