Out of the Sandbox Shopify Themes

Recently it came to our attention that some of our best work and by far the majority of our work over the past two years as Shopify experts has been done using themes developed by one particular theme house. 

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Shopify Roadshow Video

Although published over a year ago now, this is a great video that explains what Shopify is, who it's for, how it's ecosystem works and what the vision is. It provides some great insight into the what, the who and the why.

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Further to our previous appearance on Kurt Elster's unofficial Shopify podcast back in June, I was invited back this month and this time we spoke about the concept of using Shopify as a wholesale platform.

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Out of the Sandbox' Parallax Theme banner template in Photoshop PSD

Since we do so many store setups and customization work on the amazing Parallax theme by Out of the Sandbox, we thought it wise to address one of our most frequently misunderstood aspects of the theme. How to make your banner images fit and work well.

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Having somewhat recently joined a great group of Shopify experts in a round table type Slack channel, we were kindly offered the chance to participate in a podcast with Kurt Elster of Ethercycle.

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Product photography light box

Can you take professional (enough) photos of your products with a smartphone?

According to Shopify, you can but being a born skeptic, I needed more solid proof that it can be done, so we set out to test the theory and not only to see if it is possible, but if it is possible to do on a budget.

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Setting up online shops for other people is an interesting process. Nobody knows your business like you do, but wading through Shopify and trying to make sense of things while trying to ensure that all the necessary information and settings are in and configured correctly can be a real schlep.

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To best explain what we do, I thought it might be a good idea to explain how we do it. Not down to the fine details of course, we're not that trusting. You might be a competitor of ours and decide to start copying how we do things. Paranoia aside, and without further ado, here's the what and how we do what we do.

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The decision to base our entire business around servicing another company's customers was not one taken lightly. I mean we could have just become another ecommerce consultancy. We could have wined and dined and schmoozed our way into people's back pockets.

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Oh how I wish I could think of a clever and witty way to captivate my audience with my sharp intellect in this, our first blog post. I suppose it is not to be, but at least we have a beginning, a launchpad... some starting blocks as it were. Who are we and what the hell is digital shopfitting you ask?

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