Eligible charities registered with the tt-exchange programme can now receive a year’s free access to the Shopify platform.

4 June 2015 – Technology Trust has announced that Shopify, a leading cloud-based commerce

platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses to manage their stores across multiple sales channels, has joined the tt-exchange programme. UK charities will now be able to set up and run their own online shops through donated one-year subscriptions.

Eligible charities must pay a single admin fee (£66 for charities with less than £300k annual income; £132 for charities with over £300k annual income) to receive a one-year subscription to the Shopify Unlimited Plan. This is a saving of nearly 95% off the standard annual fee, and allows charities to manage an unlimited number of products with unlimited storage space.

Shopify provides a complete ecommerce solution and a range of tools to help organisations design a storefront, manage inventory and accept secure online payments. The platform integrates with over 50 payment gateways, including PayPal and WorldPay, and can be used within new and existing websites.

“We are thrilled to have Shopify join tt-exchange. Physical charity shops raise around £290m each year for causes across the country – how much more could be raised through online sales?” said Richard Craig, CEO of Technology Trust. “Providing UK charities with an accessible ecommerce platform such as Shopify will allow them to not only raise valuable funds, but also to further raise awareness of their causes online.”

This offer is only available to NEW Shopify accounts and can only be accessed by organisations, not individuals. After one year, charities can downgrade their subscription to a specially discounted non-profit plan. This Shopify subscription may only be used to create stores that support the requesting charity.

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About Technology Trust
Technology Trust has connected the charity sector with leading technology partners since 2001. Currently working with over 23,000 charities in the UK - its tt-exchange programme has saved charities over £150 million to date. It enables eligible charities to receive donated hardware and software products from leading brands, helping to improve the efficiency of their operations. Technology Trust is the only UK registered charity devoted to improving the operational efficiency of charities through the use of information technology.

Learn more at | @TechnologyTrust

About Shopify
Shopify is a leading cloud-based commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. This provides a merchant a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, using enterprise-level technology made available to businesses of all sizes. Shopify currently powers over 160,000 businesses in approximately 150 countries, including: Tesla Motors, Budweiser, Google, Wikipedia, LA Lakers, GoldieBlox, and many more.

Learn more at | @Shopify

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