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Score 8.4 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Shopify

Shopify is great for someone looking to become an affiliate marketer. They have multiple features to help you sell their product. I would say it is a little less appropriate for people who have limited web design experience. It can be a little confusing when you are first starting out. Overall though, I would say that it is easy to use.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

Shopify
8.5
Product catalog & listings
Shopify
9.1
Product management
Shopify
8.9
Bulk product upload
Shopify
8.4
Branding
Shopify
8.7
Mobile storefront
Shopify
8.8
Product variations
Shopify
8.0
Website integration
Shopify
8.3
Visual customization
Shopify
7.8
CMS
Shopify
8.3

Online Shopping Cart

Shopify
8.6
Abandoned cart recovery
Shopify
8.5
Checkout user experience
Shopify
8.6

Online Payment System

Shopify
9.6
eCommerce security
Shopify
9.6

eCommerce Marketing

Shopify
8.1
Promotions & discounts
Shopify
8.6
Personalized recommendations
Shopify
8.4
SEO
Shopify
7.4

eCommerce Business Management

Shopify
8.1
Multi-site management
Shopify
6.7
Order processing
Shopify
8.6
Inventory management
Shopify
8.7
Shipping
Shopify
8.5
Custom functionality
Shopify
8.1

Pros

Shopify

  • Ease of Use - Very user friendly. Anyone can pick it up within a couple days and know how to do almost everything.
  • Great Customer Service - The help is excellent. Also, they have a huge community where people are happy to help.
  • Ton of Add-Ons - You can find a ton of add-ons and modules to use that can be installed by you. They don't require developers.
  • Inexpensive - Because it's easy to use and doesn't require a ton of developer time, it's so much cheaper to run.
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Cons

Shopify

  • Site/Store customization is difficult - it's page templates are based on an XML-like markup that you have to learn to do any page design edits
  • There is a store/library of premium site themes to purchase, but the offerings are limited when compared to the comparable ocean of themes for something like WordPress
  • Since custom development for Shopify is less popular - it's difficult to find help if have customization q's or get stuck. There isn't a very active Shopify dev community
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Likelihood to Renew

Shopify

Shopify 10.0
Based on 14 answers
Shopify continues to earn me money and attract new customers without becoming a burden to my business, so it only makes sense to stick with Shopify. After beginning with setting up stores for my other clients I became so happy with the platform I progressed to setting up a store for myself.
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Usability

Shopify

Shopify 10.0
Based on 3 answers
All the functionality needed for a basic store is extremely easy to manage. Though some deeper customization requires coding it doesn't hide the code from you and provides an abundance of developer resources.
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Support

Shopify

Shopify 10.0
Based on 2 answers
In terms of support I give Shopify a 9 out of 10 because they're always very friendly and thorough, and they personally can't solve my problem for me they always point me in the proper direction with the proper information I need to move forward
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Alternatives Considered

Shopify

Shopify was the easiest to use for my client on the backend, which was a major incentive for them over the other platforms. It had all the features they needed, and ultimately they were able to manage everything in-house without needing to bring in a major developer or sacrificing features
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Return on Investment

Shopify

  • I do not have the hard numbers but I do know for the most part our artists have used the free shop templates which has really helped their ROI
  • Having free and paid options for the stores has been helpful for our ROI, while many of our smaller artists are using the free templates, the ones who are doing well enough to use a paid store templates are loving them and the additional traffic they bring to their pages
  • The biggest negative for us was trying to use Shopify for POS merchandise. If we ran into any issues with the card readers we either had to stop selling all together or just sell cash only, both of which drastically hurt sales
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Pricing Details

Shopify

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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