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About the Shopify business
We are a brick-and-mortar retailer in NSW Australia that manufacture and deliver steel water tanks and other associated products, including other outdoor products we can manufacture from the same materials like raised garden beds, wood hutches, above-ground ponds, and more.
While we've always been a small local business, in the last few years we have made the jump to having an e-commerce platform where people can buy and order their water tanks all online. This has not only expanded our online presence but allowed us to increase our market outside of our local area and expand onward and outward, leading us to be one of the leading water tank manufacturers in the country.
Describe the experience
The theme has had more than a few updates in the time that we have been using it, each one adding some helpful functionality. The biggest update was the move to being a Shopify 2.0 store which went very smoothly thanks to a detailed and easy to understand guide.
Clean Canvas who produces the theme as a whole has very easy to understand guides, but I do feel that there are not enough guides for everything. I also feel that Canopy may have less than some of their other premium themes.
The in-built customisation though is strong enough for the majority of shops. I think one of the strengths of the theme is the amount of customizability that is in-built, to the point you could have two stores running Canopy with the same images and copy but different settings and they would look completely different.
It's very simple to make a pleasing looking website with the theme's built-in building blocks, and there's a wide enough grouping of them in general for most to be satisfied. If you do need more, the code is clearly laid out and fairly well documented, at least to me as a complete novice.
Feedback or suggestions for the theme developer
I think there could be a bit more documentation on a wider range of topics that are still specific to the Canopy theme. I'm glad the option has been added for the focus point of images, but I'm yet to see a place in the theme where it actually functions correctly. For that matter, the only real struggle that I have had with it so far is trying to get certain image aspect ratios to crop from the correct part of the image even when using the image centring options.