Now is the time to build your online store

By starting to build your mobile friendly e-commerce website now, you still have time to jump into the Black Friday frenzy and promote your products for the Christmas season.  Christmas shopping will be different this year, as more people shop online, and from their mobile devices

If COVID-19 has affected your business an ecommerce site can help

If your brick and mortar business has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, it might be time to build that online store that you have been thinking about. (So you can call yourself a brick and click business perhaps?) You already provide excellent customer service, so now is the time to build that mobile friendly website to take your business online.

Your competition is getting online already: look at the dramatic increase in online sales as a result of the pandemic

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How COVID-19 is affecting small business owners

We all know that the retail shopping experience has changed dramatically during the COVID-19 crisis. Obviously, more and more people are doing online shopping. Statistics have shown that even when the new normal is upon us, shoppers are going to continue shopping online to be safe and have an easier shopping experience. 

From StatsCanada: “Retail e-commerce sales reached a record $3.9 billion in May, a 2.3% increase over April and 99.3% increase over February ($2.0 billion). Year over year, e-commerce sales more than doubled—with a 110.8% increase compared with May 2019.”

Shopify, the platform of choice

Unrivald Digital is a certified reseller of Shopify, one of the most effective and popular e-commerce platforms on the market: over 800,000 stores hosted! Shopify is built and maintained in Canada. The platform has an extensive feature set to promote your products, and has secure integration into most of the payment gateways. Shopify has great documentation, and performs well in SEO, so your site can be found easily by Google. We described 12 great reasons why Shopify is the smart ecommerce choice for small businesses earlier this year..

Teaming up with the Unrivald Digital

You can build your Shopify site on your own, or you can team up with Unrivald Digital to build your mobile friendly ecommerce website. Unrivald Digital brings their collective expertise in Shopify, product management, and SEO to ensure that your site not only looks great, it receives the traffic that you need to grow your business. While the Unrivald Digital is working on your site, you don’t lose focus on your business by working in an area you have little experience with.

How to start

The clock is ticking toward the holiday sales season – don’t delay! To have a meaningful conversation about launching your mobile friendly website, book an online meeting with us today, email us or give us a call at 1-888-322-6250.

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Gary Pitcher

Web Developer

Gary has forgotten more about technology than most of us will ever know. He’s worked in dozens of industries in a wide variety of roles and solves difficult problems recreationally. By the time you’ve formulated your question, Gary already has an answer, which would be annoying except he’s so darned nice about it.

Adrian Proctor

Web Developer

When you put Adrian behind a keyboard, magic happens. On stage, that means he’s making music. At work, he’s bringing website designs to life. Adrian is probably the quietest member of the Unrivald Digital team, but when he speaks, we all listen because we know he’s got something important to say.

Shaheen Bhimani


Shaheen is the guy you want in your corner when you’ve got a complex problem to solve in the next 15 minutes. He’s part MacGyver, part Tony Stark and part while still being the nicest guy in the room, hands down. His soft-spoken, down-to-earth vibe and ability to deliver makes him a client favourite.

Blair Shunk


Whether leading a meeting, riding his motorcycle, or running in the Banff Jasper Relay (for which he was Race Director for many years), Blair connects with the world around him. He inspires his team to work hard while never forgetting the value of the relationships he builds with clients.