About Shopify

Shopify is a web-based e-commerce platform that offers a mobile POS (mPOS) system. The mPOS enables users to manage their business and complete transactions in-store as well as at markets, pop-ups, and trade shows. The e-commerce platform enables retailers to sell online and reach their customers through mobile and social media channels. Shopify’s mPOS features inventory management capabilities that can sync with e-commerce store so users can see their actual inventory for both assets. It also features store management capabilities, such as reporting and analytics, staff management, order histories, and customer management. The e-commerce software facilitates setting up an online shop through Shopify’s website builder and blogging platform. Payment is managed through its shopping cart feature, which is backed by 70 payment gateways. Shopify provides search engine optimization (SEO), email marketing, social media integration and a discount code as a part of its marketing module. The stock count can be tracked in real-time and products can be de-listed when inventory runs out. Shopify's analytics module can be integrated with Google Analytics to track sales, visits, and referrals.
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Shopify pricing

Shopify does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Shopify paid version starts at US$29.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$29.00/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Shopify Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.3
Functionality
4.4
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.4
5 reviews of 5,729 View all reviews
Abid
  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 30/7/2022

Sdmraza

Overall my experiences is perfect, i am currently using it and found it almost satisfactory.

Pros

A complete Shopping cart tool which you can use to market your product all over the world.

Cons

Need more payment gateway options to be flexible and user friendly.

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Drive

Reasons for Switching to Shopify

Its simple and easy to understand all the options especially they integration of Drop Shipping
Arielle
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 30/8/2022

The best place to start for e-commerce

Overall, I think Shopify is the place to be if you are a small business with an online shop. It's functional, organized, and looks professional to your customers. It's not the most simple to learn, but it's not too complicated and once you figure it out it's smooth sailing.

Pros

I love the assurance that the site you build will look good and function well, and the back end capabilities as far as analytics, taxes, shipping, and customer information are totally on point. A great place to start for a new online business

Cons

I always wished the site building part was more customizable, I felt it wasn't flexible enough for the styles I wanted. I think the new versions of the Themes (the 2.0's) are a thousand times better, and so it's not really an issue anymore

Alternatives Considered

Wix

Reasons for Switching to Shopify

For the e-commerce aspect, and the financial and money management/taxes on the back end
Atharva
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
  • Review Source
Value for Money
2
Features
3
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

3
Reviewed on 12/8/2022

Shopify: Best E-commerce Platform to sell large number of products.

If you need to sell more than 1,000 products, Shopify is the best option, but for fewer items, Wordpress is the best option because it allows us to do a lot of things as compared to Shopify.

Pros

Shopify offers over 100 mobile-friendly designs for website design. It offers a financial dashboard where you can track your sales and revenues. The dashboard allows us to easily track product orders.

You will receive unlimited bandwidth after purchasing any Shopify subscription (which can accommodate an endless amount of website visits). It includes marketing and SEO tools. Because numerous payment gateway interfaces may be implemented, you should have no issue collecting money from your clients.

Additionally, the 24/7 customer assistance is available if you have any questions about utilising Shopify.

Cons

Shopify is not recommended for SEO because it was intended as an e-commerce platform rather than a generic website platform.

We can only set three product attributes in Shopify: size, colour, and material.

Furthermore, because the data is kept on Shopify, we are unable to save a backup of your website.

And if we want to customise our site by changing the templates, we'll need to hire a web designer who understands the "Liquid" programming language.

The most significant consideration before utilising Shopify is that we cannot easily migrate the blog from another web development platform(like Squarepsace, Wordpress) . Migrating to Shopfy is really challenging.

Rachit
  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

4
Reviewed on 30/5/2022

Shopify Review

Shopify is a great E-commerce Website for any level or type of E-commerce business. It is very easy to integrate with any Website (not custom bases), like Woocommerce, Magento, or your Amazon or Flipkart seller accounts, it has a hassle-free onboarding process, pay the charges, and start using it right away, it is quite Scaleable product, as one doesn't have to worry about Traffic, Shopify servers handle everything just fine and also it Connects to a lot of third Party Logistics like Shiprocket, Shyplite and Pickrr so one doesn't have to worry about Logistics. Also for beginner D2C brands, it's a boom as one doesn't have to worry about building tech and hiring a team to maintain it or enhance it is also a fact that as your business grows using Shopify will become a pain because of the high charges of the platform which depends upon your Daily volume so it's great until your volume is low or medium.

Pros

Pros:-
>> Very easy to integrate with any Website (not custom bases), like Woocommerce, Magento, or your Amazon or Flipkart seller accounts.
>> Hassle-free onboarding process, pay the charges, and start using it right away.
>> Scaleable product, as one doesn't have to worry about Traffic, Shopify servers handle everything just fine.
>> Custome integration is also possible via Shopify Developer's community.
>> All features of an E-commerce platform are fulfilled through it, one doesn't have to move anywhere
>> Connects to a lot of third Party Logistics like Shiprocket, Shyplite and Pickrr so one doesn't have to worry about Logistics.

Cons

Cons:-
>> Pricing is just too high for large scale D2C Brands
>> Customization is not possible easily
>> To get into touch with Shopify sales or tech team is a pain in itself.

Alternatives Considered

WooCommerce and Spree

Reasons for Choosing Shopify

Spree is a Open source E-commerce product built on ROR, so it's great for businesses having high volumes and those who want's to build their tech.

Switched From

Spree

Reasons for Switching to Shopify

it was easy to get started with.
Wes
  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 5/8/2022

Shopify The Hard Truth

I have been using shopify for over 2 years, and I have helped get fellow business friends to move over to as well. I made the change from square pos system and have not looked back. But my business model also changed so it made sense to make the move to a more online presence instead pops up and live auctions.

Pros

The Ability to integrate with other platforms so you don't keep all your eggs in one basket so to speak. Building your web presents takes a while a long long time. By having the ability to push your products to other platforms and make money is why I stay with shopify.

Cons

That there is not more sales channels that I could integrate with like depop, mercari, poshmark, etc.

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