Easy To Use & Great For Small Stores!
Easy store setup
Shopify Plus is great to use for the serious business owner. It allows you to set up a shop and start selling very quickly which is very appealing to many.
Shopify seems to have been built for very small size stores. While this is great for some, it is horrible for others. They also do not have any built in way to set up shipping based on product dimensions so if you have multiple products with different dimensions this is probably not the best website platform for you. Seems that we have to use many "work arounds" just to make things like shipping work. It can be a huge pain if you have a big store.
Perfect Platform for Growing Fashion Businesses
Excellent platform, would happily recommend to anyone looking for nimble, stable platform for their online business.
Extremely easy to implement. Build took 3 months. Launch was anticlimactic and backlog of tasks were minimal.
There are some limitations on how much you can customize it, but it's not a dealbreaker.
Powerful for businesses with high volume
It's a powerful tool for businesses with high volume. Our business leverages and integrates the platform for clients with large volume sales or visits to their e-commerce platforms. Best part? Mixing and matching online and in store inventory.
It's long to setup. It takes an experienced team. If you're not affluent in Shopify (the regular version) this is NOT the solution for you right away unless you're working with an agency or have qualified staff to work with it.
I love shopify plus!
I like how quickly you can build an online store with trusted security and speed, also being a plus+ customer allows you to get dedicated customer support and access to apps that can help you to automate your store or create very custom promos using Ruby programming language. It's a platform to scale your bussiness very fast!
from a web developer perspective, I don't like that there's no built-in GIT control over the themes, there are many external options to do that but it would be great to build some control versioning between themes inside the shopify platform.
Dreamy compared to other platforms
So easy! Having been on a different platform for 3 years that operated on a break + fix model (something breaks, we spend money + time to fix. That in turn breaks something else, more time + money to fix, and the cycle continues), this platform operates like a dream. We actually get to optimize our site and spend time testing functions and driving the business.
some limitations as it relates to promos + discounts. Cannot use more than 1 discount code at a time. Cannot store a credit in a customer account. Cannot edit an order (now you can, but there are limitations).
Good Before Politics Got Involved
Shopify Plus gets ONE STAR from me for customer service despite very good communication and support with everyone I've personally dealt with---sales, support, merchant development.
They get one star because they openly courted outdoor and shooting sport retailers for their platform, onboarding them with repeated assurances that Shopify wanted their business and would take care of them. Many of my friends in the industry preformed costly migrations to Shopify plus because of these overtures and were eager to get going on the platform.
Just a few months before Black Friday 2018, Shopify arbitrarily changed their terms of service to explicitly ban retailers offering anything to do with guns, or basically anything 'scary' like hatchets and knives. This change was not due to payment processor needs or issues of legality---all of these retailers were operating through their own gateways and were in full compliance with all applicable laws.
More importantly NO WARNING OR GRACE PERIOD WAS ISSUED. Overnight these retailers were left hung out to dry after paying tends of thousands---if not hundreds of thousands of dollars---to migrate over legacy systems and retrain staff.
This policy shift was arbitrary and counter to the repeated assurances provided retailers, and Shopify's longstanding stated positions. It was nothing less than a complete betrayal of these merchants who had believed in Shopify and trusted them with their bluishness. I'm am convinced other "purges" will follow.
Industry best user/checkout experience, industry best reliability, industry best customer support, fantastic user interface, great tools for automation, helpful merchant success managers who have experience, connections, and good advice...
The plus features are worth it and we use them daily: Flow, Scripts, Launchpad etc are so valuable to the business that it is hard to imagine going without them.
Shopify plus has been suspiciously slow to improve it's software when it will disrupt an existing "shopify app" in their app store. There are many obvious and simple optimizations that they are hesitant to implement because it will cost them money and anger software developers who rely on the income. This is a weakness in their product design strategy and holds the app store back from being as good as it could be. This attitude has slowed improvements to core functionality like Discounts, Customer Communication, Upsells etc.
Shopify (and plus) also needs to take a more active role in safeguarding user/customer data when it comes to what is truly needed by apps. One malicious developer can compromise tens of thousands if not millions of shopper's information and there's almost no recourse or prevention. In the same what mobile apps ask for too much information on purpose---there are a lot of suspicious "free" apps on the store which appear to be there just to harvest user data.
Increasing and inappropriate "politicization" of terms of service in order to bow to the personally held political beliefs of Shopify executives---regardless of legality, payment processor terms etc.
Best In class e-commerce solution
Shopify is a very powerful platform that can run any e-commerce store from the smallest startup to the largest brands. The software has many users contributing to its platform and is very well documented, making it simple to find ways to customize your store. It is a very flexible, yet easy-to-use platform that can be customized in many ways. I have looked into other various solutions but Shopify offers the most our of the door. It offers many apps that can increase the functionality of the platform.
The Shopify Plus option is much more expensive than the previous options but offers a lot for the price.
Free Demo sold me right away!
Awesome, if you're thinking about it, just go out and try their free demo, you've got nothing to lose. If you find it's more than you need, you can check out the other cheaper and free options.
Free demo is good to get a taste of what it's about, and it sold me right away. I've used shopify before on personal, small projects, but this gives you tools to manage a much larger revenue stream and be confident in it. The platform is super easy to use if you have even a small amount of experience with eCommerce sites and operating them. You can get up and started very quickly, post new items very quickly, it's great!
Some issues with shipping customization that I had to find a workaround for, by updating pricing instead of shipping dimensions since you cant do that.
Everything you will ever need for Ecommerce!
We use Shopify Many times a day and I personally have ran multiple store on shopify's highest paid plans and I have never been disappointed. Fantastic customer support and amazing 3rd party apps.
Everything you are looking for in an ecom platform
Great clean GUI
Easy to Learn System
Ability to scale and handle large amounts of traffic / orders
Nothing that I can think of, this blows every other ecom service out of the water
Great platform for ecommerce
One of the best e-commerce platforms out there
All of our e-commerce business is being processed through Shopify Plus and everything has been running great and smoothly.
We already use shopify, we decided to upgrade to shopify plus mainly because we needed a wholesale platform to control and process wholesale orders. This does it for us. Plus it offers lower transactions fees which based on your order volume end up paying itself.
Even though the website and platform are good enough, if you try to add more detailed customization you will need a shopify developer.
Easy to work, complete documentations and manuals, good support, best price in the market.
What I most like on this platform is the community. You can easily contact and connect with someone that has the knowledge. Other point is the apps that you can connect. Several of them are free.
The lack of options in the product information and no deep log information when manage error it is something that I least liked. There is not free version of the system, that is also something to take in consideration
Shopify Plus has been a total upgrade!
Perfect for Small-and-Medium Businesses
-Ease of use (my team loves the UI of the Shopify Plus back end far more than WooCommerce)
-3rd party integrations galore
-Really clean theme + shopping experience
-Integrates with Lightspeed POS + Shipstation + Accumula for a powerful omnichannel setup
-The CMS and page building leaves a LOT to be desired compared to WordPress (though that was to be expected)
-A little pricey
Super easy unless you hit a feature wall
If I had thenpower to change pur business model to make Shopify work for us again, I would. If you just want to sell wisgets with a sweet custom store, look no further.
I imagine 90% of people will find that their needs are met with the out-of-the-box software. The ease of ramping up is far beyond the competition. However, if your business needs go outside of expected ecommerce patterns, you hae to buy or build a kluge of custom plugins. Eventually we had to abandon Shopify to build our own platform, but we were well-served for a long time, and frankly I miss it.
Like most off the shelf software, it can’t be everything to everyone. In our case, we couldn’t build our mixed model of hardware/software onetime/subscription billing.
Excellent basic eCommerce platform
Out of the box, it's everything you need to get started at an enterprise level. The app store provides you with basically everything else an eCommerce business would need to create a rounded off website experience. Love the omnichannel integrations built in - saves a lot of time.
Some of the capabilities that are apps probably should be holistic. I don't love how the native emails are laid out either. You can't create custom ones and therefore Shopify really pushes MailChimp and other integrated ESPs.
i love shopify plus!!
i have allways wanted to start a E-com store and amazon was too much so i decided to go shopify where it was easy for a beginer like me to get started and learn more about dropshipping
as i created a dropshipping business shopify was the first place i went and i cannot say how great the platform is. very easy and user friendly
i think they could of had more background templates
I've used this product for over a year and LOVE it!
Shopify Plus has an extremely user-friendly interface. It's easy for shoppers to use, as well as account managers. It's also extremely easy to use the scripts editor when having promotional deals, which is an extremely important feature in retail.
I think overall this product is great. I don't have anything negative to say about this product, other than the price is a bit high for start up companies. They do allow for a free trial version which was very helpful in determining if this product was right for our company.
The most user-friendly eCommerce platform on the market.
Shopify let us implement our business model with ease and we've grown from 4 employees to 40 employees using this eCommerce platform.
Shopify was one of the first few choices we made when starting the business and it has yet to let us down in its features or ease of use. It is also easy to manage products, inventory, and orders.
Almost nothing wrong with this platform because it is so easy to use and implement and you don't need a PHD to operate it.
Helpful, efficient and informational.
I really like using this software and how quick it is and provides the information I need to do my job.
I like being able to see customers orders and tracking all in one place. This is the go to software that we use at work to view order information. We also can view lifetime spend, whether a customer has created an account with us, and their rewards history.
The most negative factor is how often it has issues, it may be due to their server but it seems to have been happening often lately.Other than that, Shopify Plus is great and I love using this tool.
More stable and scalable Ecommerce platform in the market
Our business was struggling with a bad ecomm development and we were able to relaunch with full capacities and functionalities in time record.
First month of operation we grew 10x only with our organic traffic.
Lots of features
Scalable and stable
Best app store
Lots of documentation
Digital Marketing ready
It's very close in terms of checkout development or integrations.
Specially for markets outside the US is pretty hard, almost impossible to integrate alternative local payment methods.
Great option for Passive Income
I started an online store and am earning passive income with Shopify ever since
I started an online store on shopify about 2 years ago. I watched a lot of videos on how to use it so the ease of use is easy because there's a lot of information available. My shopify store is my best form of passive income and the Shopify PLus software has made managing the store, orders and returns easy and fast
The learning curve may be a bit extensive for beginners but there's lots of videos to learn
Ecommerce Stores Look No Further
We were growing quickly and needed a better ecommerce platform than what we were using. The Enterprise version of Shopify is amazing! Uptime, speed and performance are all fantastic.
The price! It's much more expensive than traditional platforms. However, you get what you pay for.