StudioForty9 is now officially a Shopify Plus Partner


As the only Irish Shopify Plus Partner, and one of very few Shopify Plus partners appointed in Europe during the past year or so, StudioForty9 has joined an elite group of international ecommerce agencies.

“Since we first signed up with Shopify, our aim has always been to be the leading Shopify partner in Europe,” explains Gerard Keohane, CEO StudioForty9. “Becoming a Shopify Plus partner is a further step towards that objective. From the get-go, we established an excellent relationship with Shopify and soon realized we had a shared vision and goals.”

How StudioForty9 Qualified for Shopify Plus

Shopify is highly selective about who they choose for their Shopify Plus partner programme and with good reason. Only the best agencies have the ability, creativity, and initiative to leverage the full power of the world’s most exciting ecommerce platform, and drive value and growth for enterprise customers. Shopify Plus chose StudioForty9.

“We had to prove our bona fides to Shopify,” explains Ger, “Demonstrating that we can build integrations, migrate from other platforms, innovate and deliver, in addition to having an available pipeline of business. I’m very proud of our team and what we have achieved.” 

Providing End-to-End Ecommerce Solutions

Together in partnership, StudioForty9 and Shopify Plus are enabling the transformation, innovation, and ongoing growth of established Irish and European retailers. StudioForty9’s expertise in Shopify and other complementary industry leading technologies is enabling the delivery of end-to-end ecommerce solutions uniquely tailored to the individual retailer’s needs. 

With a major shift in the business model, reimagining the role of developers, and adopting new business processes, StudioForty9 has fast become so much more than a best-in-class web design and web development house. Our offering includes ecommerce strategy and consultation ‘from big picture to what needs to be done today’ with wrap-around services like process automation consultation and implementation, email marketing, social media campaigns, SEO expertise, and content creation. We now provide a full suite of enterprise ecommerce growth solutions.

Retailer Success is Our Success

“Our overriding goal is to significantly grow our client’s online business year on year,” says Ger. “No longer is it sufficient to create engaging websites with beautiful on-brand design. We’re on a journey, partnering with clients to create strategic ecommerce growth plans targeting traffic, conversion and customer retention KPIs, and driving revenue and savings for some of the fastest growing retailers and brands in Ireland, and in the future, UK and Europe.”

Why Leading Irish and European Brands Choose StudioForty9 and Shopify Plus

Shopify Plus uniquely enables retailers to focus on their core competencies to facilitate their ecommerce growth and StudioForty9 is leading the charge in transitioning online retailers from legacy platforms to Shopify Plus. 

“Retailers love the features and ease of use of Shopify, in addition to its reliability,” says Ger. “The Shopify Plus offering is extremely compelling to businesses who are looking to move on from legacy platforms and really ramp up ecommerce sales”.

StudioForty9 and Shopify Plus, the Perfect Partnership

StudioForty9 and Shopify Plus is a collaboration that works. Clients benefit from our combined ecommerce understanding, capability and experience. Delivering exceptional omnichannel ecommerce, underpinned by seamless and efficient operations, and encompassed by a focus on the lifetime 360-degree view of our customers’ experience and expectations.

Orla Cronin
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