Author Stefan Debattista
A new local ecommerce platform allows businesses to create their own
online shop instantly, with no IT expertise needed.
ShopShape is designed for retail businesses – from vintage clothes to
grocery stores – to set up a professional online shop with no upfront
costs or development time. Businesses can sign up, add their shop
inventory and branding and start selling to customers through their
website immediately, with full support from an experienced team.
ShopShape is designed by the team that created the successful local
online ticketing platform ShowsHappening, responsible for the ticketing
for over 1,500 events including some of Malta’s biggest events over the
past eight years, from The Phantom of the Opera to X-Factor, Joseph
Calleja and Andrea Bocelli concerts. ShowsHappening is renowned for
its reliability and 24/7 support and is rated 5 out 5 by customers on
Facebook. ShowsHappening also recently got a fresh new look.
Online shopping has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a
United Nations report has concluded that consumers are likely to keep
some of their online shopping habits even when the pandemic is over.
Small business owners cannot afford to be left behind in this race:
Malta Enterprise CEO Kurt Farrugia has warned that SMEs that do not
adapt their business models during the pandemic would most likely go
But while many Maltese business owners already interact with
customers online, most just do not have the time, money or technical
expertise to develop, maintain and grow an online store for their
business as reported by the MCA.
ShopShape solves all these problems, using an easy-to-use interface
to build a user friendly and professional shop with a transparent pricing
structure and local support. Take a look at some of the core features
that ShopShape has to offer.
ShopShape co-founder Stefan Debattista said: “We’ve designed our
platform from the ground-up to be as simple and flexible as possible. If
you know how to set up a Facebook page then you are capable of
setting up your online store on your own domain – powered by
ShopShape. And it costs retailers absolutely nothing until they start
their online sales, with no upfront costs.”
“Having an online store is not just about selling your products over the internet. It also allows you to
convert social media posts into sales, gives your business a worldwide presence and allows you to
very accurately identify who your clients are and what they like – or don’t like – about your business,”
He added: “At the moment we are onboarding our first clients. And just like ShowsHappening did
ShopShape will grow around them. We will continuously add features to the platform and integrate
with marketing tools such as MailChimp.com, Klaviyo.com, Gorgias.com, as well as local service
providers such as local delivery services. Our aim is to create the best possible user experience for
our clients and their customers. You won’t find that sort of made-for-Malta customisation anywhere
else on the market.”
See a demo t-shirt shop, a vegetable shop, sailing shop and a computer shop made using
For more information about ShopShape or the people behind it, contact the team on
email@example.com, chat with them on their Facebook page, or call co-founder Stefan
Debattista on 79431112.