shopify explained

Shopify is what’s known as “plug and play” which basically means that it’s ready to go immediately. It’s exclusively a subscription-based eCommerce platform with in-built hosting. While it’s not as customisable as WordPress, its popularity stems from its wide range of modern templates to select from–which makes aesthetics and functionality beautifully simple.

why you would use shopify

We recommend Shopify to businesses whose core focus is to sell products, and if that’s not likely to change in the future. Everything is ready to go out of the box so it’s quick to set-up and start selling right away. With in-built hosting and maintenance, it’s the perfect platform for anyone who is not very technical.

Its in-built eCommerce integrations also makes it simple to connect to internal business systems. Basically everything Shopify offers is designed to help sell products, including a wide range of themes, and addon apps like abandoned cart and upsells.

easy to get going & no maintenance

pre-configured payment options

1000s of apps to extend store functionality

what we offer

Our Shopify websites come geared for SEO and responsive for eCommerce:

  • Custom themes
  • Existing theme customisations
  • User-focused page layouts
  • Third-party integrations (ie. Stripe, Xero, Salesforce, Australia Post, etc.)
  • Ongoing support and maintenance
  • Site redesigns
  • Optional add-ons: brand & logo design, product photography & copywriting.

recent work


Self Cared, Australia-based online store


Self Cared’s mission is to make mental health tools & services more accessible to Australians by providing products and content that encourage people to learn and practise real self-care by prioritising their core needs to feel ok.

the project

Self Cared was fully developed by the Considered team. We were responsible for brand development, messaging and positioning, as well as art direction, photography, website design, UX and build.

Self Cared is built on Shopify using custom functionalities developed by our team, such as custom product pages and a gift card message functionality on the cart page.

We work with Self Cared ongoing to develop new features and manage Google and Facebook advertising, which has enabled the brand to successfully launch and show growth month-on-month, as well as win the APAC Insider Australian Enterprise Award 2024 for Best Self-Care Product eTailer.

get in touch

We’d love to consider a digital solution for you.