Affirm vs. Shopify Plus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Affirm
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Affirm, headquartered in San Francisco, offers their dynamic payment system for ecommerce, supporting payments broken out into installments to accommodate shopper preference.N/A
Shopify Plus
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Shopify Plus is an eCommerce solution built for enterprise-level companies that enables them to sell online and offline across social channels like Facebook , Pinterest, and marketplaces like Amazon and eBay.N/A
Pricing
AffirmShopify Plus
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AffirmShopify Plus
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
AffirmShopify Plus
Considered Both Products
Affirm
Chose Affirm
Shop Pay uses affirm but it's more integrated with Shopify. I recommend Shop Pay more if you are interested in using pay as you go. There's better integration at the checkout and they treat customers really well. I highly recommend moving over to Shop Pay if you already use …
Shopify Plus

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Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
AffirmShopify Plus
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Affirm
-
Ratings
Shopify Plus
8.3
35 Ratings
7% above category average
Product catalog & listings00 Ratings9.333 Ratings
Product management00 Ratings7.934 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings5.831 Ratings
Branding00 Ratings8.632 Ratings
Mobile storefront00 Ratings9.533 Ratings
Product variations00 Ratings8.633 Ratings
Website integration00 Ratings8.330 Ratings
Visual customization00 Ratings8.833 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings8.132 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Affirm
-
Ratings
Shopify Plus
8.5
34 Ratings
10% above category average
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings7.433 Ratings
Checkout user experience00 Ratings9.533 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Affirm
-
Ratings
Shopify Plus
9.7
33 Ratings
15% above category average
eCommerce security00 Ratings9.733 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Affirm
-
Ratings
Shopify Plus
7.9
34 Ratings
3% above category average
Promotions & discounts00 Ratings7.733 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings7.528 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings8.533 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Affirm
-
Ratings
Shopify Plus
8.1
33 Ratings
2% above category average
Order processing00 Ratings8.933 Ratings
Inventory management00 Ratings6.632 Ratings
Shipping00 Ratings8.232 Ratings
Custom functionality00 Ratings8.932 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
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User Ratings
AffirmShopify Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(4 ratings)
8.6
(35 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AffirmShopify Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
Affirm
We use Affirm with a Woocommerce/Wordpress website and there is a plugin that integrates Affirm for us. We also use a payment method plugin that limits Affirms availability only to products that they support. Generally, we have had a good experience with integration and payments from Affirm to us are consistent and timely. People finance guitars, pedals, and amplifiers and it offers us a way to reach a customer base that may not otherwise purchase from us.
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Shopify
Any business that needs to keep track of orders and payments would benefit from Shopify Plus. Customers information, orders, and payments are all saved and available for reference. You are able to refer to past orders to review trends and offer future purchase suggestions. Shopify Plus is also easy to use so it does not take long to train employees how to use this system.
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Pros
Affirm
  • Easy installation.
  • Great customer service.
  • Painless pay as you go software.
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Shopify
  • Scales incredibly well. Forget about hardware concerns, load balancing, downtime, etc. and focus on eCommerce. We've seen merchants go from a few thousand dollars per month to having million dollar days, all on Shopify without having to worry about performance or scaling systems.
  • Great new features consistently being added, ahead of the curve on almost everything
  • Solid API to build on and work with, a few annoying quirks here and there for super complex use cases but overall very well documented and works well
  • Most Merchant Success Managers are good and genuinely want to be helpful
  • A fantastic user interface, very logical and easy to use
  • Tons and tons and tons of out of the box integrations. Easily the best integration marketplace of the e-commerce platforms. There's an app for that.
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Cons
Affirm
  • We haven't had any issues as of yet, we are very happy with everything.
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Shopify
  • The Account Managers/Reps have become more scripted and seem like they are busier and handling more clients than before. It doesn't seem as personal and special anymore like when we first upgraded to Plus.
  • Shopify still has missing features in their software that might not have an app in their app marketplace available that fills this void.
  • The 24/7 support doesn't seem as dedicated as they once were.
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Usability
Affirm
Easy to use, simple to integrate, especially if you are using Shopify Plus. Putting everything live and active was easy. We did have to do some simple HTML/CSS to make everything look the way that we wanted it to, but that was very easy and something that we did in house. If you can do some simple style work, you won't have any issues at all.
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Shopify
Again, it is the ease of creating new customers, new items, new shipping rates, and processing these quickly. Once you have set up a new price list or B2B customer, orders can be easily processed and the staff do not need to remember who is and who is not a trade customer. A lot of time is saved
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Support Rating
Affirm
No answers on this topic
Shopify
Always are quick to answer our questions and help us find a solution
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Alternatives Considered
Affirm
We have not used any payment plans before, this was the first for the company.
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Shopify
Shopify had the quickest go-to-market and most robust API among the products we compared. CommerceCloud required a VERY LONG integration phase that we just didn't have time for. BigCommerce fell short on the number of features and API coverage that we needed. Overall Shopify gave us the most bang for the buck.
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Return on Investment
Affirm
  • Higher average order value.
  • Mores sales.
  • Better user experience.
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Shopify
  • Shopify Plus has been a very cost effective solution for us.
  • As our business grows, it's easy to train new hires on how to use Shopify Plus.
  • What we've lost in the missing features of Shopify we've made up for in the other areas.
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ScreenShots

Shopify Plus Screenshots

Screenshot of The home screen of your Shopify admin, including proactive home cards and reporting and live view insights.Screenshot of Your Shopify Plus store is ready for mobile commerce. Customers can browse and buy from your store with an optimized experience on device.Screenshot of Editing products across sales channels.Screenshot of Easily edit colours, typography, settings, and drag and drop sections for each of your store's templates with the theme editor.