BrandsGateway and LemonDev Form a Strategic Partnership to Help Entrepreneurs Kick-Start Their Online Businesses

Kristina Gjorgievska

BrandsGateway has formed a strategic partnership with LemonDev – a development company that specializes in custom-built eCommerce stores on Shopify and Shopify Plus.

This partnership is a testament to the companies’ shared goal to help entrepreneurs start their own dropshipping businesses by providing them with a turnkey store solution. LemonDev is on a mission to support the non-tech savvy people out there to set up and grow their online businesses. Undoubtedly, this is just the beginning of the company’s journey, as the team seeks to further expand its footprint in the eCommerce space in the upcoming period.

To better explain the services that LemonDev provides, we talked to the company’s Founder, Daniel Neshkoski. We asked him about the idea behind establishing the company and how online store owners can benefit from acquiring LemonDev’s turnkey solution.

1.How did the story of LemonDev begin?

The eCommerce sector is a sizzling hot topic nowadays. You can order literally anything online, especially with the boom that smartphones have created in recent years. This has opened up opportunities for people with different backgrounds to start their own businesses in the sector. But, there was one major problem. Tech-savviness. Not every person is tech-savvy or has the time and the nerves to spend countless hours on building an online store. This is where LemonDev noticed a gap in the market. To address this gap, LemonDev joined forces with BrandsGateway—the leading dropshipping supplier of high-end fashion products. Why garments? Fashion is the largest B2C eCommerce industry vertical, one that is poised to grow even further, and if there’s anything BrandsGateway specializes in, it is definitely fashion. Based on an earlier collaboration with BrandsGateway’s founder, we decided to give this project a try, and bring a fast and steady solution to eCommerce entrepreneurs ready to jump-start their online shops.

“Not every person is tech-savvy or has the time and the nerves to spend countless hours on building an online store. This is where LemonDev noticed a gap in the market.”

2. Tell us more about the solution that you developed?

Our collaboration resulted in the creation of “Liv” – a Shopify theme that is part of the turnkey solution offered by LemonDev and BrandsGateway. Think of “Liv” as your personal assistant in building an online store on Shopify, the largest eCommerce platform for hosting your online store. So, on one hand, we have BrandsGateway that synchronizes the products imported into the store and, on the other hand, we have LemonDev’s solution that creates the collection and manages the catalog along with all the new features from the “Liv” theme itself.

3. What type of features does the turnkey solution include and what are its benefits?

Some of the features that characterize the “Liv” theme are a mega menu setup, a lightning browsing speed, European VAT Support (which is included in the product page itself, not only on checkout), automatic photo adjustments; color swatches, mobile responsiveness, and more.

When speaking of benefits, I can confidently state that, in comparison with some of our “competitors”, our “Liv” theme offers incredible speed while browsing. This is essentially our main value proposition. The second major benefit is the possibility for all images in the store to be the same size. We are well aware of the difficulties that can arise when the products’ images are of different sizes, both from a technical and aesthetic perspective, which is why we ensure every single uploaded image running on “Liv” is adjusted to fit perfectly on the websites.

4. Is there an interest in a turnkey dropshipping store?

Indeed, there is. “Liv” has already been installed in over 10 stores and counting as we speak. The interest in building an online store with a turnkey solution has become pretty high. At the same time, Shopify has introduced a new version update, granting limitless possibilities that we can harness to include more and more features.

“We see “Liv” only as the beginning of our story.”

What is particularly important to LemonDev when building the stores is providing our clients with a customized experience for the user. Branding is, of course, a big part of the business, but it goes without saying that without functionalities there are no users, and thus no ROI.

“Moving forward, we seek to deliver many more new products and outstanding features to make the process of setting up, running, and growing an online business an enjoyable process for our clients.”

5. What are your plans for the future?

We see “Liv” only as the beginning of our story. Our clients are the most important part of that story and without their support and feedback, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Moving forward, we seek to deliver many more new products and outstanding features to make the process of setting up, running, and growing an online business an enjoyable process for our clients. At the same time, we strive to provide their users with seamless browsing and shopping experience.

We want to show future eCommerce entrepreneurs that building a store doesn’t need to be a tiresome and boring process, but one they would be happy to be a part of, without taking a strain on their time or budget.

About the Author


Kristina Gjorgievska
Kristina, Head of Content at BrandsGateway. Eternal inspiration: The Doors music and lyrics, Bernardo Bertolucci's timeless “Stealing Beauty”, and the dynamic and meditative Ashtanga Yoga.

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