Optimize IT costs with Shopify Plus

In today’s digital age, it is crucial for businesses to manage their e-commerce IT costs effectively. One of the best ways to do this is by using the SaaS (Software as a Service) model offered by Shopify Plus.

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What is Shopify Plus?

Shopify Plus is the premium version of the popular e-commerce platform Shopify. Designed to meet the needs of large enterprises, Shopify Plus offers a number of features that help businesses save time and money, including advanced APIs, high levels of security, and scalability.

How does Shopify Plus reduce IT costs?

SaaS model

Shopify Plus operates on a SaaS model, which means all software is hosted on Shopify’s cloud servers. This eliminates the need to purchase and maintain expensive server hardware and software. Plus, with Shopify Plus there are no software update costs because all updates and maintenance are done automatically. Of course, there are some exceptions, e.g. for customized templates or headless frontend.

Benefits of SaaS technologyDisadvantages of SaaS technology
Availability: ability to run through a web browser 24/7 from any device.Infrastructure handled by the vendor: The vendor manages everything, making you dependent on the vendor’s skills and capabilities.
Cost-effectiveness: no upfront hardware costs and flexible payment methods such as pay-as-you-go modelsLimited ability to modify the system: Most SaaS applications offer few options for system customization. Shopify Plus solves this problem with a headless approach and Commerce Components.
DevOps Cost: No installation, device upgrades, or traditional license management.
Scalability: Easily scalable solution to meet changing needs.
Data storage: data is regularly stored in the cloud.
Analytics: access to data processing and intelligence tools.
Security enhancement: SaaS providers invest heavily in technology and security expertise.

Integration and automation

Shopify Plus offers a wide range of integrations with other business tools and platforms, allowing businesses to automate many of their processes. This saves time and reduces the cost of manual work. We wrote more about this topic in the article here.


Shopify Plus is a highly scalable platform, meaning it can grow with your business. This eliminates the need to invest in new IT infrastructure as your business expands. With Shopify, it’s possible to start with a basic plan and then use Shopify Markets to expand into international markets. If the need arises it is possible to upgrade to Shopify Plus, which supports B2B and advanced customization options for your online store, and for the largest businesses Shopify offers Commerce Components. Even with the basic plan you can use Shopify POS and sell in brick-and-mortar stores.

All of the above does not require any intervention of programmers. You upgrade the plan, install, configure and you can sell in other marketplaces.


Shopify Plus offers a high level of security, reducing the risk of security incidents that could lead to high costs. Shopify Plus is PCI DSS Level 1 certified, which means the highest level of credit card security.

We wrote more about security here.


Shopify Plus is an excellent choice for medium and large businesses looking for ways to optimize their IT costs. Thanks to its SaaS model, wide range of integrations, easy scalability, and high level of security, Shopify Plus can significantly reduce IT costs.

With Shopify, it’s possible to grow from a small MVP to a robust e-commerce solution. If you don’t want to research everything yourself, contact us and we can design your solution together.

Are you considering Shopify Plus as your new e-commerce platform? This comparison of Shopify Plus, Adobe Commerce and Shoptet Premium platforms can help you decide. We’d also be happy to discuss this with you in more detail – book your appointment here or contact us using the form below⬇⬇⬇

Read more articles in the Shopify Business series:
Shopify Business #1: How Shopify Plus simplifies system integration and process automation
Shopify Business #2: Shopify Plus as a global expansion solution
Shopify Business #3: Is Shopify a secure platform?


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