About Three Acres
Why we do it, how we do it & what we do.
Why do you build Shopify Stores?
To inspire and assist people to pursue their own business so that together, we can take ownership of our work, have pride in it and support our families. But there is a little more to it than that.
We believe there is nothing more satisfying than building your own business, your livelihood, with all of your talents and determination. There are always “ups” and “downs” but in the end you can be proud of what you’ve accomplished.
We believe in you and your business – and Shopify does too.
Hi, my name is Brendan Quigley and I am the owner of Three Acres Shopify Agency. In addition to being an entrepreneur and Shopify expert with over 7 years of experience helping merchants create and sell online, I a m also a father of 5. I understand the challenges and demands of balancing work and family life, and strive to use my skills and expertise to help other business owners succeed while also managing their personal responsibilities. I am passionate about supporting independent businesses and believe that they are key to a strong economy. It brings me great joy to help business owners succeed and achieve their goals. If you’re looking to start or grow your online store, I would be happy to help you with all of your Shopify needs.
How Three Acres Helps Businesses Like Yours
When Cheeks Ahoy needed to improve their Wholesale options to encourage more US Wholesalers to purchase directly, Three Acres built a custom store with a wholesaler login and custom pricing.
When Riley Street Art Supply wanted to encourage customers to contact the store fi the product they were looking at was sold out, Three Acres customised the product page to conditionally show contact information when the product had no inventory.
When Stony Lake Furniture needed to migrate their online store to simplify product management, they chose Shopify. Three Acres set up both their online store and retail location with the Shopify POS, giving their customers an omnichannel experience.
Whether you’re just starting out with your online store or you’re looking to take your store to the next level, Three Acres has the expertise and resources to achieve your goals.
Where does the name “Three Acres” come from?
This isn’t a quick answer, but it’s an important part of what we’re trying to accomplish with Three Acres. To understand why we choose this name, you have to understand something else first.
There is an economic model that was popularized in the 1920’s called Distributism. Fundamentally it’s a criticism of both Capitalism and Socialism. We believe this model is a good one, and we should work towards it. From the distributists point of view Capitalism is weak for both the employer and the employee. For the employer there is always another company who will make your product, or complete your service cheaper. For the employee, there is always someone else willing to take your job for less.
Distributism says that the productive assets of society should be widely owned, this doesn’t mean everyone owns everything, like communism, but instead that a person should be able to own the thing that supports them. It also means that anything that centralizes these productive assets is not good. Think of Walmart, Amazon or any other global brand. These companies continually outsource their products, charge large commission from hardworking businesses and then refuse to even pay their own employees a living wage, let alone enough to properly support their families.
The distributists knows that it’s the small business that supports our society.
This is where Shopify comes in. Here is their mission statement:
Making commerce better for everyone
We help people achieve independence by making it easier to start, run, and grow a business. We believe the future of commerce has more voices, not fewer, so we’re reducing the barriers to business ownership to make commerce better for everyone.
Enabling more people to own their work, to start their businesses, in a way that gives them independence. That’s why we build Shopify sites.
The name Three Acres was taken from a popular slogan used for Distributism, “Every man should own three acres and a cow” Which is the idea that every person should own the thing that supports them.
We didn’t think “And a cow” made a great name, so we settled on Three Acres.