Thomas Holmes

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About Thomas Holmes

Need help getting your store up and running? Training in how to manage and promote your online store? Or marketing advice to boost sales?

My name is Thomas Holmes and I can help you. I'm the author of Shopify & You, the easy-to-use, step-by-step ebook that covers everything you need to know about designing, setting up and running an online store with Shopify. The book is ”clearly laid out, easy to follow, lovely to look at and fun to read”, according to the head of PR at Shopify.

The services I offer include:

- Online training to familiarize you with Shopify and make you confident using it.

- Setup and training to get the most out of Google Analytics.

- Import your store from other platforms: Magento, Prestashop, Volusion, Wordpress, etc.

- Creation of stores based on a spreadsheet of products: 120,000+ products - no problem!

- Creation of wholesale stores with different pricing tiers for different customer groups, etc.

- Creation of a marketplace on Shopify so that many merchants can sell through your store.

- Advice on the best choice of theme for your store, and customization of your choice of theme.

- Help with publishing your products, pages and blog posts as well as setting up your navigation.

- Retouching or resizing your product photos or other images for your store.

- Recommendations on how to fine-tune your store to maximize sales.

- Advice on how to improve your rankings in the search engines.

- Translation between English, French and Spanish. And multi-language store set up.

Although I am based in France and Greece, I am a native English speaker from Dublin, Ireland originally. Europe. I speak both English and French (Français). And I have had extensive experience creating and running my own online stores.

I've helped store owners throughout the world, in: New York, UK, Ireland, France, Norway, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Monaco, Switzerland, Italy, Lithuania, Singapore and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

29 Testimonials

An Organised Life

I worked with Thomas Holmes customising my blog and e-commerce store. He was extremely helpful, and went over and beyond to make sure everything was perfect.

He was reliable, hard-working and replied to emails promptly. Communication was excellent.

I would highly recommend Thomas and will be working with him again in the future.

Gloves.ie

Our experience with Shopify & You was very positive. We found them to very adept in the programming and setup of Shopify and provided us with prompt, professional service delivered on time and on budget. More importantly, they understood that this is a commercial venture for us with an objective to sell goods rather than just look pretty. This commercial awareness and common sense are what makes Thomas stand out from the crowd. We strongly recommend them & will be repeat customers.

bu Designs

Thomas is a real Shopify expert. He made the whole experience of my Shopify store build up so much easier. He's a real professional. Always knowing what's best, what's most up to date and always with a nice positive attitude. Don't think I could have done this without him.
Thanks Thomas!

diverz

I started with Thomas asking him to remove a banner from a theme and he did it the same day. And since I had paid for 1 hour-work and it was quicker than he had thought, he offered to review my shop and give me tips. It was just what I needed at the start. Everything he said was precise and clear. Since then Thomas has done a lot of work on my shop and every time his help has been worthwhile whether on graphics, SEO or with the apps too. I really feel safe about doing any changes in the shop, I know that Thomas is there to help me out. I cannot only recommend him highly enough.

Refreshbnb

Thomas is probably one of the best Shopify Experts that I have worked with. His unique combination of technical and design experience mixed with creative flair, insight and business acumen resulted in a collaboration that exceeded all expectations. Thomas's understanding of the brief and his ability to propel our store to the next level encouraged and impressed me at every turn. He has a phenomenal eye for detail and a true understanding of Shopify and how important it is to create a store that communicates with your clients. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Thomas - in fact, I urge you to look no further. Clodagh Keating www.refreshbnb.com

Blue Terracotta

Thinking that having an expert create my Shopify site was going to be a purely technical endeavor, I was a bit apprehensive about getting started. Afraid I wouldn’t understand much or participate at all.

However, Thomas made the experience painless for me and even joyful as he guided me through the different areas of the shop, introduced me to a theme that I fell in love with, came up with the perfect terms to introduce my collections and helped me improve my product photos. He had many suggestions for improvements and was patient and encouraging throughout. He answered my questions promptly and completely.

He polished and refined the details of the site to get it just so. But much more than building a site, Thomas has constructed a home for my business, a welcoming experience for prospective buyers. The whole project was well-paced, progressed smoothly and the site went live much more quickly than I had imagined it would.

Thomas is a vital part of helping me get my message out to the world. Without his skill and hard work, my ideas might still be living in my sketchbook. Thank you, Thomas.

ILO Yarn

I cannot find enough positive things to say about our experience with Thomas at Shopify & You. Simply put- we would not have been able to set up our store within the required timeframe had it not been for Thomas and his extensive knowledge of Shopify and its apps. We now have a beautiful and fast running theme using the Langify app for our bi-lingual English / Finnish shop. Thomas interfaced directly with the theme and app developers to make sure everything was setup quickly and running efficiently to meet our needs. He is always available for even the smallest question, and he makes sure to inform and educate throughout the entire process. He will continue to be our go-to Shopify & e-commerce expert, as he not only has a wealth of knowledge regarding Shopify, he is well-versed on Google Analytics, SEO and more. I always learn something when talking with him, and he is an absolute joy to work with. We recommend him highly for any Shopify project. He can handle it all!

The WellBe

Thomas is very knowledgeable about the so many possibilities that can be implemented with Shopify. It was very clear that he knows the system inside out and is capable of quickly suggesting the most accurate solution to any of the workflows we wanted to implement. Thomas is also very professional and response quickly to any requests we had and it was a very positive experience working with him. Highly recommanded!

Beauty Academy Store

Thomas was recommended to me by a business associate in Norway and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.

He has always been available to us when we needed help, whether by email or phone - and is able to relate key facts in concise and easy language that 'non techie' people like me can understand.

He is friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful - i only wish that all support services could be this good!

Pink City Prints

If you're looking for someone to build your website then literally do not look any further!!! Thomas ticks all the boxes and more....
Technical knowledge - Thomas knows so much about the technicalities of building an online shop he's written a book about it...
Creativity - Thomas has an excellent eye and knows how to arrange your pages and images to make them look attractive, eye catching and clean.
Teaching - I am a dyslexic techno phobe but Thomas very patiently and clearly explains how to run the website and add content once he hands it over. So easy!!
Value- Thomas is efficient which makes him excellent value. He is also willing to help out later if you have any questions.
Professionalism - Thomas is the most trustworthy and reliable person I've ever had the privledge of working with.
Calmness - he is so calm and clear even after us spending a full day working intensely - me changing my ideas constantly, he remained totally unfazed, focused and cheerful.
Thank you so much Thomas! Wish I had another website for you to design!
Molly

MCPOPS

Thomas has been an essential element in the set up and growth of our store. His knowledge, professionalism and interest shine light on any situation. Thomas has helped us choose the correct theme and apps that are needed to complete our vision, while keeping in mind our start up budget. He has helped us coordinate and synchronize with various platforms that link our inventory and accounting system to Shopify. He has walked our IT team through steps in French and English on customizing the code for specific requests. Once the store was set up, Thomas advised and taught us the importance of SEO and showed us how to set up google ads and analytics. He has also advises us on FB ads as well . He is truly an asset on many levels and makes the impossible possible. He is generous in his time and availability and will always take the extra step with a smile. He is quick, smart and thorough. A true expert and partner in Shopify and the online world.

Laine des Iles

I can recommend Thomas without reservation. He is extremely generous with his time, always responds quickly, is full of useful suggestions and unbiased advice. As an internet retail novice, Thomas was an enormous help to me, and steered me through the daunting task of setting up and launching my own store for the first time. He pointed out where I could improve without making me feel that I wasn't the one in control. Recommended without hesitation.

MICOLISTUDIO

Thomas is truly an ideal collaborator. He is incredibly knowledgable and fast not only create solutions, but in finding and suggesting them. He is available and responds with promptness (always). And, he is that rare breed of kind and patient one might need when swimming in new waters such as creating a shop online. I have had my own company for just short of two years, and include Thomas in that very short list of 'very important people who have made this happen'. I am a trained designer and knew nothing about HTML, web design or the likes of online shop setup. He not only helped me find answers, but showed me and taught me in the process so that I could manage things going forward. Knowing I had the backing of his support, I had the confidence to go at it on my own. Can't recommend this guy enough, he's wonderful! He knows Shopify like the back of his hand, and will show you all that it reads.

Kona Cave

Thomas is awesome!
I am so happy that we chose to work with him for our website setup. Not only is Thomas knowledgeable, but he is friendly and personable, and that made the whole process enjoyable. He is super professional, he completes all tasks on time, acknowledges emails right away, and is very respectful of your time.

Thomas is very knowledgeable and helpful on all levels from setup, to images to SEO. He respectfully pushes you to think beyond basic (and boring) and keeps the big picture in mind at all times.

Thomas was helpful and encouraging the entire process. It was important for us to learn how to set up the shop ourselves in order to maintain it later. Thomas was a patient teacher and coach.

He makes all attempts to satisfy your wish list of extras for your site. When asked for something outside of the theme’s capabilities, he researches and sorts solutions where ever possible. He also has a great eye and offers his opinion on style, flow and overall visual aesthetics.

I really could not have imagined going through this process with anyone else. We will continue to work with Thomas as we adapt and grow our online business.
Thanks for everything Thomas.

Kona Cave

Thomas is awesome!
I am so happy that we chose to work with him for our website setup. I met a couple local web designers near me, but we didn’t “click,” so I checked out the Shopify experts, hoping there was someone there that I could work with. I’m so glad I did this. As you know, setting up your online business is a creative endeavor and you need to have a lot of open communication with your designer. Not only is Thomas knowledgeable, but he is friendly and personable, and that made the whole process enjoyable.

First of all, Thomas is super professional and punctual. When he sets a call time, or says he’s going to get something done, he delivers. I especially appreciated that if I sent him an email, and he was not available to address it right away, he would always acknowledge that he received it and would let me know when he could get back to me. This level of professionalism and respect of my time was greatly appreciated.

Now on to his work. He is very knowledgeable and helpful on all levels from setup, to images to SEO. He did a great job helping us choose a theme and set-up the shop. He kindly pushed us to think a bit outside of the box, to ensure that we were

Luna Velvære

He is really a serviceminded person and gives you great ideas and is really helpful! Thomas is a person you can count on and he will finish up the project he is signed. He replies to emails what ever time and day (yes it´s true!) and he gives good guidance for you to learn and be able to do the small adjustments later on yourself. I will be using Thomas for all my future adjustments on my webshop for sure. Great help like this is hard to fint. Highly recommended.

Ancestorville

Thomas is top notch! an all around pro, great communication and highly recommended. ~debra

Just Art !

Thomas is just amazing ! Not comparable with the other webmasters I have worked with, in the past.
First, He accepted to help with our project even though the deadline was very short...
Everything seems easy with him because he is a real Expert, but also because he helps you understand how it works and why you are doing it. His approach is great because you learn as you develop your site. Today I know my way around and feel comfortable making the daily updates.
More importantly, the decisions you will be taking with him, will be based on numbers.
Thomas has a comprehensive understanding of business and will help you implement other valuable tools.
He is also fluent in French which made it even easier in our case!
He is a great coach. I was literally desperate when I called him because nobody seemed to understand my project. MERCI Thomas!

Jaguar Parts Group

Quite simply the man is a wizard when it comes to Shopify. We started to get orders the day after the site was launched. We have since been back to ask Thomas about improvements and help with SEO which he has again excelled at.

We are new to e-commerce but not to our business what Thomas did was bring new life to our brand and give us a great online presence and store.

Thanks Thomas from all of us at Jaguarpartsgroup.com

Michèle Rosé

Thomas is very responsive and knowledgable about Shopify. He works like a coach, not only helping but also teaching long the way. I highly recommend him.

Marzipants

I cannot recommend Thomas highly enough.
He helped with every stage of our new website from the layout, the design, SEO, photography & even the best way to write blogs, share links & get new customers. His expertise in the field is invaluable & we're so glad we spent the extra money getting his input.
Thomas was constantly on call to answer any questions we had and had a great way of being able to explain things in a way that we could understand.
Within a few days he had shown us how to run our new website and we've seen sales grow consistently since we launched.
If you're looking to build a new website, or update your existing one, I strongly suggest you get in touch with Thomas.

Land Rover Parts Group

Thomas has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He has always be on hand to explain and walk us through things, no matter how stupid the questions! Furthermore he has masterminded the upload of over 100,000 items into a fully functioning easy to navigate site. We started to get sales days after the site went live and have grown day on day since then - averaging over 200 clicks a day.
I would highly recommend Thomas

N O M A D E

I highly recommend working with Thomas, he was always there when I needed and promptly responded all my questions with a straight forward and simple way to explain things. He has been a life-saver in helping me with changes of the site, as well as functionality, social media and analytics. He understood all of my needs and helped me to discover new functionalities that had no idea of it. He’s professional, responsive, direct and has great recommendations, I couldn’t be happier! Thanks again Thomas!!

Kurafuchi

Thomas was very helpful and professional. The service provided was exactly as requested and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
He also gave me valuable advice and I appreciate that he was always quick to reply to all of my emails.
Will definitely turn to him again in the future for my Shopify needs.

Vigilant France

Nous travaillons avec M. Thomas Holmes depuis plusieurs mois. Très rapidement, une relation de grande confiance a été établie. Thomas est un grand professionnel, nous apprécions particulièrement son respect des engagements et des délais, ses conseils à forte valeur ajoutée et sa pugnacité à trouver des solutions à nos problèmes.
Il intervient avec efficacité à la fois sur la création, le lancement et les mises à jour de nos sites web. Il nous a également apporté de précieux conseils pour améliorer le référencement de nos sites.

Mass Street Music Store

Thomas is fantastic and has helped us with our website, SEO and Ad Words. His knowledge on the subjects is remarkable, but his method is even better, ensuring we're actually learning in the process, for the future. We are a small company with limited time and he has enabled us to achieve measurable results in a short amount of time. There are lot of 'snake oil' consultants when it comes to SEO but Thomas is not one - he's the real deal.

Sweet Rebel

Omg, I can't say enough great things about Thomas. He has far exceeded my expectations with his services. He consulted with me and gave me tutorials on SEO and marketing. I instantly started seeing results; from my sales to unique visitors and how I show up on Google. His consulting does not stop at the end of the hour. Thomas is like a teacher, a confident who follows your progress and wants to be updated on how your business is growing. I get hesitant sometimes when I email him on minor setup questions about shopify. I cross my fingers that he won't charge me for it, lol. Any questions you have, no matter how many times or when, he is always there to help. Thomas genuinely wants to help you succeed. I am very grateful for being referred to him. Thank you so much :)

Sable Beauty

Working with Thomas was a very positive experience.
He is very professional and that shows in his work. He was very efficient but always made time to answer questions (no matter how silly) or explain technicalities. He came up with extremely helpful suggestions all the time. And as a bonus he is just incredibly nice and always friendly. I couldn't recommend him more highly.

Ireland's Showcase

Thomas was very knowledgeable, supportive and provided excellent practical insights and the experience I needed to create my Shopify store. Would reccommed without hesitation

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