Shopify

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About Shopify

Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at a retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a payment solution to accept credit cards, and the Shopify POS application to power retail sales.

With Shopify’s eCommerce software, users get one unified platform to run their business with ease. Users can fully customize their online store, add new sales channels in seconds, manage unlimited products and inventory, fulfill orders in a single step, track sales and growth trends, and more.

Establish the company's brand online with a custom domain name and online store. With instant access to hundreds of the best looking themes, and complete control over the look and feel, users can have a gorgeous store of their own that reflects the personality of their business.

Shopify currently powers over 160,000 retailers in 100 different countries, including: Tesla Motors, Gatorade, Forbes, Amnesty International, Encyclopedia Britannica, Maxim Magazine, CrossFit, Black Milk Clothing, Herschel Supply Co., and many more.


Key benefits of Shopify

  • Whether you sell online, on social media, in store, or out of the trunk of your car, Shopify has you covered.

  • Shopify handles everything from marketing and payments, to secure checkout and shipping.

  • Get a fully customizable website, online store, and blog, and accept credit cards instantly with Shopify Payments.

  • Sell on new sales channels like Pinterest and Amazon, and save time and money with Shopify Shipping and discounted rates.

  • All the features you want, none of the hassle. Shopify makes it easy to build and manage your online store.

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    Value for Money
    4.3/5
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    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
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    Jay
    Jay
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The Shopify platform is a richly supported online and retail solution

    Reviewed on 2019/09/13

    I've attended a Shopify master class speaker event, done some studying along a roadmap towards...

    I've attended a Shopify master class speaker event, done some studying along a roadmap towards certifications on the platform, and I've begun some nominal work upon creating web stores as a developer seeking to start establishing an E-commerce and brand management solution.

    Pros

    There are many aspects to the Shopify software platform, including 3rd party app development, e-commerce, retail Point-of-Sale hardware, affiliate programs for referring merchants, professional learning articles and paths to professional certifications of the Shopify platform.

    In addition, the Shopify experience, for users, admins, developers, partners, etc. is richly engaging with Shopify retail store events, here in downtown Los Angeles. Shopify's retail store presence features master classes from professionals who have successfully launched brands and online and physical stores using Shopify's technology and features, as well as their own third party establishments which integrate nicely within the Shopify platform.

    Cons

    There's a high learning curve to establishing a professional web presence in an E-commerce setting, and many steps and lessons to learn along the way, but for dedicated developers and entrepreneurs, the Shopify app is a truly viable tool for establishing an E-commerce web presence.

    Alternatives Considered

    Squarespace

    Reasons for Choosing Shopify

    Google Domains offers various development platforms out from their custom website domain purchase and management solution, of which I first chose Blogger, yet I find that Shopify is richly supported with a local retail setting that features productive and engaging events to burgeon professional efforts in gaining an E-commerce web store presence, as well as handling many other development concerns of starting a web store.

    Reasons for Switching to Shopify

    It seemed that there are much more well-established marketing campaigns and user engagement with the Shopify platform.
    Patrick
    Patrick
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Shopify: A Viable Option, to quickly set up and manage an Online Store with ease.

    Reviewed on 2022/01/06

    For me, Shopify (+ Shopify Plus) is the platform par excellence to efficiently and successfully...

    For me, Shopify (+ Shopify Plus) is the platform par excellence to efficiently and successfully implement e-commerce projects. Even with limited resources, you can sell here on enterprise level without worries and grow later without any problems. Through the large Shopify universe, there is an enormous collective wealth of experience with top talent in the development and consulting of e-commerce projects of any size.

    We are now implementing many new webshop projects in Shopify. The ease of use makes it great to work collaboratively with different departments on the store. Especially the integrated CDN hosting and the associated performance is really top-notch.

    Pros

    Shopify offers the possibility to implement ideas directly. Thanks to the modular system, stores can be set up literally within minutes.

    The existing payment module can be set up, and apps can be installed for analysis, marketing, and aesthetics.

    Especially for e-commerce newcomers without much background experience in web design, the foundation can be laid quickly and the noticeable progress in success motivates to continue. Anyone who wants to get from A to B quickly and loves Pareto will also love Shopify!

    Cons

    Due to the simple operation and the now widespread use of Shopify, you run the risk of developing a store 'like any other'. Structure and basic structures are always very similar and require code adaptations to stand out from the crowd.

    Especially for newcomers, custom coding can be overwhelming, which often leads to the necessity of paid apps or the consultation of specialized web developers, as soon as something "special is required".

    Alternatives Considered

    WooCommerce

    Reasons for Switching to Shopify

    Generally spoken, I want to make market entries as uncomplicated as possible. WooCommerce, unlike Shopify, can cause more problems due to “unexpected bugs” and almost every functionality needs much more effort to be set up. According to my experience, Shopify is the best way to test products and markets rapidly and build brands and companies fast and long term without getting many technical issues during the process. This User friendly concept is worth the additional costs.
    Loïc
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    • Industry: Arts & Crafts
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    If you want to have problems, choose this platform

    Reviewed on 2024/02/22

    catastrophic, I spent 3 months building a site that I will likely have to redo elsewhere!

    catastrophic, I spent 3 months building a site that I will likely have to redo elsewhere!

    Pros

    I really see none in English Or perhaps if you are going to learn coding since their so-called experts constantly leave you alone with problems.

    Cons

    If you want a site with just three pages and no interesting features, it might be okay, but as soon as you add the slightest functionality, nothing works anymore. It's a very poorly functioning mess. I made the mistake of thinking, after seeing an advertisement, that I would leave WordPress for a Shopify site and not have to deal with technical aspects anymore, what a mistake! Since I've been with them, I've had nothing but troubles, which I have to solve on my own since their team of experts leaves you alone for days and days, sometimes weeks without helping. Again, I have a bug that causes my site not to be indexed by Google due to a redirection issue. I found the problem after days of searching and have been waiting for 7 days for their technical team to intervene for a beginner's issue that I would have resolved on my former platform in 2 minutes. It's shameful. Shopify lures you in by saying you won't have to manage anything, but once you're with them and encounter a problem, the response is that you need to pay extra to hire an expert for the slightest issue! Definitely do not choose this platform, or you will regret it!

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    I really liked my Shopify experience

    Reviewed on 2024/04/15

    A very good experience for me and I would recommend it to anyone because of its many advantages...

    A very good experience for me and I would recommend it to anyone because of its many advantages compared to its disadvantages

    Pros

    One of its advantages is that it is easy to use on a mobile phone and that it is very suitable for owners of small business projects. The prices of its plans are considered good compared to its competitors in the field. The most important advantage from my point of view is the number of visits per month due to its great popularity, which of course is reflected in sales.

    Cons

    One of its drawbacks for me is the lack of diversity in methods of payment and receiving money. The second drawback is that it does not provide a free trial for the first month for any new user without a final payment, and this is a type of motivation and support.

    Henry
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Good platform, great value

    Reviewed on 2024/02/04

    Overall, Shopify has been a great app for my company, and we've only ever used it. It just has...

    Overall, Shopify has been a great app for my company, and we've only ever used it. It just has boosted our sales so much with its clean interface and easy product tracking functionalities.

    Pros

    I like that Shopify is by far the platform that makes it easiest for you to manage your products and shop overall, it also gives great analytics details of what your customers look at before they make a purchase.

    Cons

    The thing I disliked most about Shopify is the lack of ease in customizing the User Experience of your shop, it is doable, but it is not super easy for the average person to figure out.

    Reasons for Switching to Shopify

    We chose to go with Shopify over these alternative products because Shopify allowed us to see the biggest picture into what out customers were thinking when they were purchasing our products. Additionally, we feel that Shopify is the platform in which it is easiest to manage our products, inventory, and shop.
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    Shopify FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Shopify.

    Shopify offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$29.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    BASIC SHOPIFY: $39 per month Online rate: 2.9% + 30¢ In person rate: 2.6% + 10¢ SHOPIFY: $105 per month Online rate: 2.7% + 30¢ In person rate: 2.5% + 10¢ ADVANCED SHOPIFY: $399 per month Online rate: 2.5% + 30¢ In person rate: 2.4% + 10¢

    Shopify has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    Shopify supports the following languages:

    Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, European Portuguese, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

    Shopify supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Shopify integrates with the following applications:

    Birdeye, Brevo, Chargify, Constant Contact, Cyfe, Desk.com, Extensiv Order Management, Get Satisfaction, Heartland Retail, Instagram, Kissmetrics, Mad Mimi, Mailchimp, Meta for Business, PayPal, Privy, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks eCommerce, Twitter/X, Zapier, itDuzzit

    Shopify offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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