AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shopgate, Inc., the leading SaaS shopping app platform, today announced it has joined the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help retailers take advantage of the benefits of a mobile app. As part of the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program, Shopgate will be able to extend its leading mobile app platform capabilities to Shopify Plus merchants with a seamless integration. The Shopgate platform will allow retailers to harness the benefits of a mobile app with segmented push notifications, digital wallets, barcode and QR code scanners, and other features based on the native capabilities of a mobile device.
“In 2017, over 66% of mobile revenue was earned through an app and mobile apps on average provide a 3x higher conversion rate over a mobile website. We are elated to join the Shopify Plus Technology Partner network and extend these game-changing results to Shopify Plus merchants,” said Marc Biel, CEO, Shopgate. “This exciting program allows us to offer our leading mobile commerce solution to Shopify Plus merchants, so they can create their own remarkable mobile shopping experiences catered to their customers’ unique needs.”
With Shopgate’s offering, Shopify Plus merchants will now be able to tap into a highly-valuable customer segment — most loyal customers. Using an array of powerful built-in features, Shopify Plus merchants can now proactively engage loyal users on their most personal devices, resulting in significantly higher retention rates. Merchants will be able to benefit from a mobile app’s most valuable feature, segmented push notifications, to create native app experiences that are more targeted and relevant than ever, personalized by demographics, location and user behavior.
Shopgate already serves as the mobile platform of several Shopify Plus merchants, including Grunt Style, Black Rifle Coffee Company, NanaMacs, and Elite Queens. Anthony DiFiore, President of Neverland Events & Artist Management Corp. and manager of the Elite Queens app, found exceptional value in the Shopgate platform for his company’s unique brand of retail and marketing. “Shopgate’s level of communication and the platform’s ease of use are their defining characteristics and are what set them apart in the market for mobile shopping apps,” said DiFiore.
Additionally, Shopify Plus merchants will be able to modify and optimize their app at any time using Shopgate’s easy-to-use admin portal — with no coding. Shopify merchants’ customers will also be able to find products effortlessly with Spotlight search integration and AdScanner, which unites merchants’ marketing collateral with their mobile app using smart image scanning technology. Add these features to Shopgate’s other tools like Facebook login, daily deal and coupons features and one-touch payments via Apple Pay, and merchants can make the path to purchase as convenient and simple as possible.
What’s more, with Shopgate’s advanced analytics tools as well as a built-in AppsFlyer integration and the Facebook Analytics plug-in, Shopify Plus merchants have the ability to gain detailed insights into customer behavior and app performance and use these capabilities to address the unique complexities of continued business growth.
“We are thrilled to welcome Shopgate to the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program,” said Jamie Sutton, Head of Technology Partnerships, Shopify Plus. “This program recognizes the best-in-class solutions that, together with Shopify Plus, further enables the rapid growth and innovation possibilities of today's modern merchant. Bringing Shopgate on board recognizes the important role this technology plays in ensuring customer engagement and driving growth in ecommerce businesses.”
Shopgate’s leading SaaS platform provides retailers a complete mobile commerce solution that improves customer retention, while boosting conversion rates and revenue. The Shopgate platform allows online retailers to easily create, maintain and optimize native apps and mobile websites for the iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets. Shopgate uses cutting-edge marketing features such as one-click payments, mobile coupons and advanced push notifications to help merchants connect with consumers on the go. Shopgate is headquartered in Austin, TX and has a team of more than 200 employees in Europe and the U.S. Learn more at: www.shopgate.com/en/