Shopify Electronics Stores: Weekly Inspiration Issue #5
"We are gods. Our tools make us gods. In symbiosis with our technology, our powers are expanding exponentially and so, too, our possibilities."
Welcome back! It’s great to have you here again as we attempt to motivate and inspire you to start your own Shopify online store. This is the fifth installment of our Weekly Inspiration Series where it’s all about gizmos and gadgets.
If you didn’t catch last week’s issue on the rapidly rising cosmetics industry, check out our top picks of Inspirational Shopify Cosmetic Stores and how you can start yours today.
The Importance of Electronics in Modern Society
Ever since man picked up a stick to reach the high hanging fruit from the tree, the stick literally became an extension of himself. Our tools and technology are our extra limb. They are vital to our advancement as a race and will continue to evolve with us.
Think about it. When’s the last time you left your house without your phone? And if you’ve ever forgotten it at home, you’re certainly familiar with the overwhelming sense of anxiety and absence that a lot of us feel. Nearly like you’re missing an arm.
I’m not advocating being glued to your screen all day, but merely trying to show you how technology has integrated itself so deeply into our lives that we can’t go without it.
Therefore we need to continually adapt and embrace all the benefits that machines, robotics and gadgets have to offer.
Technology has connected the world and opened up a wealth of opportunities to communicate, spread positive messages and even save lives.
But it must be used with care and responsibility. Such hi-tech gadgetry is no good unless we use it to better ourselves, the world and the people around us. Which leads us to the question.
Just how many human functions can a machine replace?
A lot. Nearly all of them in fact. This entire interaction we’re having is being done through machines.
But this means as technology advances, there’s more room for humans to work in creative spaces and industries, and fewer humans needed to clean toilets and flip burgers. So hooray for that.
Now before I start to ramble and my inner nerd completely overthrows this article, let me bring it back to one impossibly important fact.
There have never been so many opportunities to gain complete financial freedom than there are today. And it’s all thanks to technology (and the right mindset).
That’s why I want to introduce you to some cool Shopify electronics stores to inspire you to start your own. After all, that’s why you’re here, isn’t it?
Inspirational Shopify Electronics Stores
“We create beautiful tech products, and Shopify was the partner we needed to best bring them to market.” This statement sums up their minimal ideals perfectly, as well as being a testament to Shopify’s position as leaders in eCommerce.
Owning fewer things, being resourceful, and seeking adventure. This is Nomads philosophy, and one look at their site backs this statement. Cases, cables, straps, power, gear. Hello Nomad have you covered for all your tech accessory needs.
The predominantly black UI of this site screams sophistication, quality and sleek design.
Read their success story here.
Upon first visiting this site you’re hit with HD first-person shots of high speed expeditions that may make any normal human nauseous.
Luckily Relief Band has the solution. Reliefband is a band you wear around your wrist to prevent nausea from motion sickness, chemotherapy and morning sickness to name a few.
The title FAST DRUG-FREE RELIEF immediately grabs your attention and creates a desire to learn more.
The use of video testimonials on their site is extremely powerful as we see more people moving towards video to stay informed. The homepage is chock full of useful information, testimonials, features and call to action buttons.
If you’re a tech nerd like I am, 3D printers definitely get your motor going. Recently scientists reinvented regular printing by opening up the amazing possibilities of 3D. Now, Formlabs are reinventing 3D printers.
Powerful, affordable 3D printers for professionals is the name of the game.
The site is easy to navigate with some cool looped animations. When on the homepage, there are two clear options in the middle of the screen: Order the Form 2 or Request a Free Sample.
The call to action is evident, as well as useful information about the basics for those who are new to higher dimensional printing.
Now I'm not advocating smoking here, but Bedford Slims have cleverly cashed in on a rising trend that’s worth mentioning. E-cigarettes. Touted as being healthier than smoking tobacco, vaping is currently on the rise and these slim versions let you do it in style. No more clunky vaporizers.
Their site is clean showcasing a blog, Twitter and Instagram integration.
They have plenty of useful information for anyone thinking of transitioning to E-cigarettes, including a section on the benefits.
I would have liked to see the use of testimonials or product reviews and a preview of the different color options available for the product. But hey, whatever they are doing is working.
Check out this pop up I came across while browsing too. The copy used here is great, it speaks directly to me and adds a bit of humour. I nearly accepted this offer!
LSTN was founded with a singular purpose and a strong mission: to change lives through the power of music. Not just through better quality speakers, but by donating proceeds to hearing aids for people in need worldwide.
The mission statement is strong and just. The site showcases testimonials from popular tech blogs. They are partnered with the Starkey Hearing Foundation. We’re even presented with the faces of some of the people they have helped.
All this has gained my trust straight off the bat as a consumer.
Perhaps we can’t all be as noble as the folk over at LSTN Sound but we can apply some of these techniques to our own eCommerce business.
Read more about their cause here.
Mastering The Mix
Mastering The Mix offer solutions for DJ’s to improve their mixing and sound quality using plugins. Their website is compelling, showcasing a number of Grammy Award winners that use their software.
They also do well to address some of the issues DJ’s face by providing value through content via their blog. They have eBooks available on mixing with reviews directly below them adding more value and trust. When it comes to providing software like this, content marketing is a powerful weapon to promote your product.
The call to action is clear as soon as I land on the site, and the option for a 15-day free trial eliminates any risks or doubt I had in my mind.
If you’re a music fanatic, you might want to check out their mission which showcases a unique timeline with their accomplishments to date.
What is it? A smart ukelele of course. The world’s first in fact. Popuband makes sure to mention this at every turn. It’s a strong Unique Selling Point (USP) and differentiates them in the marketplace. The Populele connects to your device via bluetooth and teaches you how to play.
I like how they warn me on the homepage about the risk of coming across counterfeit Populeles on eBay. A quick search actually did pull up a number of Chinese brands that seem to be replicating this product.
As a musician, this product interests me, as I’m aware of some of the roadblocks people face when it comes to learning to play an instrument. This is a step towards proper utilization of technology to assist them in the learning process.
The site has some powerful testimonials, a blog, a super easy ordering process along with a solid guarantee and warranty on the device.
Off The Charts
I can’t tell you how excited I was to come across this Shopify electronics store. I know I say that about every site, but disclaimer: I’m sure I mentioned my nerd status somewhere near the beginning of this post.
Off The Charts stock old school video games and consoles. Browsing the site fills me with a strong sense of nostalgia. A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past. This is a really powerful emotion, and OTC video games are surely aware of this.
The site has a retro feel that ties in with the simplicity and graphics of the games they sell.
The store is a family run business and started as a side hustle flipping second-hand games bought at garage sales. I mentioned this in a previous article on Shopify Shoe Stores, and how you can start a viable business based on the demand for limited edition products.
Read about their hustle and bustle here.
All of these featured sites were super smooth on mobile too. Really important if you’re planning to sell electronics online as the majority of consumers now shop on their devices.
I walked through OTC Games site on mobile and the whole transaction was completed in 20 seconds.
This should be your goal as an online merchant. To make the buying process as easy as possible.
Implement Implement Implement
Why did I say it three times? Because it’s so damn important!
What good is being inspired if you don’t implement? How many of you will read this without taking action?
You see, motivation and inspiration are fleeting.
After a 5-min motivational video, your emotions might peak and you believe anything is possible. We’re taught in the movies and the media that success is loud, emotional and sometimes determined by one major decision.
The underdog character in the movie that seems all but defeated, yet somehow musters up the will to succeed in one final pinnacle moment.
But true success is quite the opposite.
Success is quiet, detached and made up of a string of small moments of discipline and consistency. Getting that little bit of work done even when you don’t feel like it. Always focusing on the “why” that drove you in the first place.
Success is made in the small moments of solitude when no one is watching.
That’s why implementation is so important. 9 times out of 10, just getting started on that late night walk turns into a full-on jog when you didn’t even feel like walking in the first place.
So take those first steps towards your goals and let planned discipline carry you to success.
In fact, let’s do it together. Register for your 14 day Shopify free trial and experience the power of this platform.
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Until next week!