Shopify Planet: A must-have app for your store

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Shopify Planet App For Store - Brillmark

Today’s businesses are confronted with a unique paradox: they must meet customer demand while simultaneously demonstrating their commitment to sustainability.

Global internet searches for “sustainable goods” have increased by 71% over the previous six years, and 44% of customers worldwide have chosen to purchase from firms with a clear commitment to sustainability in the past year.

Customers are more loyal to businesses with explicit pledges to sustainability, which has been demonstrated to boost the lifetime value of a single customer.

In response to this growth in brand loyalty, retailers are taking action. 35% of organizations polled are now actively monitoring or tracking their emissions, while 23% are actively striving to offset emissions.

However, compensating for emissions is only half the issue.

The other half is eliminating carbon from the atmosphere.

This is why Shopify’s Planet app was developed: to allow businesses selling on Shopify to directly support and accelerate revolutionary carbon removal technologies while simultaneously demonstrating their commitment to sustainability to their consumers.

With Brillmark, you can be sure that the Shopify development or any other development we work on focuses on carbon removal primarily, as sustainability is the primary need for any business.

We believe that brands like Brillmark that support carbon removal technology will have an even more significant influence in the battle against climate change and will be able to demonstrate to their consumers an even deeper commitment to sustainability.

What is a digital carbon footprint?

Did you know?

Global email usage creates as much carbon dioxide (CO2) as seven million additional automobiles on the road.

A digital carbon footprint is the CO2 emissions from digital infrastructure and devices’ creation, usage, and data transfer.

Our day-to-day lives have been revolutionized by technology in a world that is becoming increasingly digital.

From constant remote meetings to a plethora of applications and streaming services, being online and connected consumes our lives.

As a result, the number of electrical devices we use and the amount of data we produce is on the rise.

Each minute spent scrolling through a newsfeed, surfing the web, or streaming a video contributes to our digital carbon footprint.

What is the Shopify Planet app?

Brands that support carbon removal technology will have an even more significant influence in the battle against climate change and will be able to demonstrate to their consumers an even deeper commitment to sustainability.

This is why Shopify’s Planet app was developed: to allow businesses selling on Shopify to directly support and accelerate revolutionary carbon removal technologies while simultaneously demonstrating their commitment to sustainability to their consumers.

Unlike other sustainable commerce businesses, Planet focuses on carbon reduction instead of carbon balancing through forest preservation.

Did you know?
79% of people currently modify their shopping decisions based on sustainability concerns

Through the Shopify Sustainability Fund, Shopify collaborates with high-impact firms such as Running Tide and Remora to have a significant influence on the planet.

Stacy Kauk, Shopify’s Head of Sustainability, explains that Planet allows Shopify merchants to join the battle against climate change in a meaningful way.

How does Shopify Planet work?

Shopify Planet: How it works - Brillmark

Planet measures the overall emissions created by your shipments each month.

After installation, the Planet app automatically computes your monthly carbon removal cost using nature-based or high-tech options, depending on your chosen subscription.

The minimal cost for each order—between 3.5 and 15—goes toward purchasing carbon removal credits to guarantee that all orders for the month are carbon neutral.

You can also access a real-time dashboard that illustrates their activities’ impact through the Planet app.

This dashboard allows you to monitor:

  • Quantity of carbon-neutral shipments
  • Total delivery distance
  • Carbon extraction (by weight)
  • Cost of carbon removal deliveries over time
Did you know?

Each hour of videoconferencing generates 1kg of carbon dioxide. Turning off the TV and utilizing solely audio can lower carbon footprint by 96%.

This information may be shared with consumers in its entirety.

The dynamic Planet app badge on your Shopify storefront allows you to demonstrate to clients that your company is committed to sustainability and carbon reduction.

Method for carbon removal

There are several methods for carbon removal. It can be accelerated either by the robust natural systems surrounding us or by ingenious new technology (or a combination of both).

In either scenario, the objective is to extract carbon from the atmosphere in a scalable manner and then store it safely for extended time periods.

The firms that accomplish this are led by some of the most inventive minds in the world and are contributing to the transformation of our society and the planet.

Here is how some companies are working towards carbon removal:

Grassroots Carbon

Grassroots Carbon connects firms seeking carbon removal credits with certified landowners who can offer soil carbon storage based on natural processes.

Running Tide

Running Tide is developing technology that restores and accelerates natural ocean processes, using the most significant carbon sink on Earth.

Remora

At least 80% of a semi truck’s carbon emissions are captured directly from the exhaust by Remora’s mobile, compact technology. This is then sold to end customers who may store it indefinitely.

Cost of Shopify Planet app

Shopify Planet: App Plans - Brillmark

When brands install the Planet app in their online store, they have the option between three pricing tiers.

These categories differ depending on the amount paid for each order and the types of carbon removal technology financed by the firm.

The price levels consist of:

Decade plan

  • Ship carbon neutral
  • Remove atmospheric carbon
  • Store carbon for 10+ years
  • Solutions like reforestation and soil carbon storage

Century plan

  • Ship carbon neutral
  • Remove atmospheric carbon
  • Store carbon for 10–1,000+ years
  • A mix of Decade and Millennium plan solutions

Millennium plan

  • Ship carbon neutral
  • Remove atmospheric carbon
  • Store carbon for primarily 1,000+ years
  • Solutions like ocean-based removal and direct air capture

How difficult is it to remove carbon?

To avoid the worst consequences of climate change and prevent global temperatures from rising beyond the 1.5°C thresholds outlined in the Paris Agreement, the world must achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and actively remove and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

How much carbon must be removed? Scientists estimate that up to 10 gigatonnes of CO2 (one gigatonne equals one billion tonnes) must be eliminated annually by 2050. This is in addition to achieving the objective of global net-zero emissions.

To do this, we must support entrepreneurs and inventors trying to remove carbon dioxide from the environment using natural and technological methods. The technology exists, just not on a large enough scale.

The issue is that the world continues progressing while these technologies catch up.

Planet is one-way retailers can contribute to advancing this world-altering research while simultaneously demonstrating to customers that they take sustainability seriously.

How can Brillmark help in the implementation?

According to research conducted by Shopify, 44% of buyers prefer to purchase from firms with a clear commitment to sustainability.

We at Brillmark are firm believers in sustainability and understand that sustainability is needed in the long run.

We believe that companies like us that are committed to the advancement of carbon removal technology will be in a position to exert an even more significant amount of influence in the fight against climate change and will be able to demonstrate to their customers an even more profound dedication to sustainability.

With our Shopify development service, we can help you build your store from the scratch & make changes as per your requirement. Also, implement this application in your Shopify business and make you one of the contributors to the carbon removal program.

Reach out to us to learn more about Shopify’s Planet app.

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