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Shopify

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Score 8.7 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Shopify

Shopify allows you to create an eCommerce website using powerful and professional tools. You can find more customers so easily you can grow your business online. You can also create and manage digital marketing campaigns so marketing also easy with Shopify. You can easily manage orders, shipping, and payments all from one single dashboard. According to my experience when you want to sell products online, in all these scenarios Shopify is awesome.
Umair Butt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stripe

If you are building a custom web, mobile, or e-commerce application, Stripe is the most flexible, easiest to implement, and feature-rich platform available today. Other payment processors have poor APIs, poor documentation, and poor support in comparison. We've worked with a number of more legacy payment gateway and merchant account setups in the past, and the hassles and hurdles slow down product development. Stripe's support is extremely fast and knowledgeable. We can ask Stripe's live chat a complex software implementation question and have an answer from a real knowledgeable person in minutes. Getting a helpful answer at all from some other payment services we have worked with can be a challenge in comparison
Bryan McAnulty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

Shopify
8.3
Stripe
Product catalog & listings
Shopify
8.5
Stripe
Product management
Shopify
8.6
Stripe
Bulk product upload
Shopify
8.0
Stripe
Branding
Shopify
8.3
Stripe
Mobile storefront
Shopify
8.7
Stripe
Product variations
Shopify
8.1
Stripe
Website integration
Shopify
8.4
Stripe
Visual customization
Shopify
7.7
Stripe
CMS
Shopify
8.0
Stripe

Online Shopping Cart

Shopify
8.5
Stripe
Abandoned cart recovery
Shopify
8.3
Stripe
Checkout user experience
Shopify
8.8
Stripe

Online Payment System

Shopify
9.0
Stripe
eCommerce security
Shopify
9.0
Stripe

eCommerce Marketing

Shopify
8.2
Stripe
Promotions & discounts
Shopify
8.3
Stripe
Personalized recommendations
Shopify
8.4
Stripe
SEO
Shopify
8.0
Stripe

eCommerce Business Management

Shopify
7.9
Stripe
Multi-site management
Shopify
6.7
Stripe
Order processing
Shopify
8.5
Stripe
Inventory management
Shopify
8.4
Stripe
Shipping
Shopify
8.4
Stripe
Custom functionality
Shopify
7.5
Stripe

Pros

Shopify

  • It is definitely easy to set up and get going. This does not take a lot of work or effort on the user end, especially if using templates.
  • Low code platform. You can. make customizations without code.
  • The integrations are diverse and increase functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stripe

  • Documentation: Stripe is extensively well-documented, with thorough docs on both the high-level components of their system, as well as best-in-class API documentation.
  • Customer Support: Stripe has great, responsible customer support. Their front-line CS is remarkably willing to dig into an issue and look for out-of-the-box solutions when a specific feature or use-case isn't quite supported.
  • Reliability: Stripe has given us every reason to trust their platform, which has been extremely stable and robust in the years we've been using it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Shopify

  • The main drawback that I am facing in Shopify for a long time is that their sales analytics system is not up to mark. As I am using Shopify to run different stores for my organization it does not get updated after-sales and does not provide the right analytics about the product strength and number of sales.
  • Secondly, Shopify has different apps which are best to run the store on max strength but they are very much costly like inventory management, generating multiple discount codes, and more robust customizable editing.
Bart Kogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stripe

  • The UI is easy to navigate and understand, however if the homepage or dashboard was simplified it could make Stripe an even better solution than it is.
  • Unlike some of it's competitors, it comes with no hardware to process transactions. Currently this is not an issue for the way we do business or run credit card transactions but as we grow and expand we may have a need for mobile-based hardware devices in the future.
  • Although it's a competitive product, we'd welcome lower fees and quicker balance transfers to our main banking account from Stripe.
Jon Porreca | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Shopify

Shopify 9.3
Based on 15 answers
Nothing we have used in the past or have seen thus far even comes close to offering what we get with Shopify Plus, especially for the price. You cannot even come close to getting what we are getting at the price we pay. We are beyond thrilled and Shopify Plus meets and exceeds all of our needs and expectations. We love it!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stripe

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Shopify

Shopify 10.0
Based on 3 answers
I think most people are able to suer Shopify that have used a computer. There are some features that take a bit longer to learn. If you are not a creative person it may be a bit more difficult to learn the website customization, but with a help guide or tutorial it will only take a few tries to understand how to work the interface
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stripe

Stripe 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's extremely user-friendly and easy to navigate.
Angel Brockbank | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Shopify

Shopify 10.0
Based on 3 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
Paul Francis Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stripe

Stripe 8.5
Based on 30 answers
I have not had to utilize the customer support feature, which is why I gave it a ten! I feel like the better the software is, the less you have to use customer support, which is much easier on the user! Love the user-friendliness of Stripe. I would definitely recommend it!
Emily Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Shopify

Shopify 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Just start now and make the switch, the sooner the better. You will love it and it is really a simple process
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stripe

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Shopify

The first Magento requires large hosting and server. Also needs to update manually to avoid security concerns so in Shopify they [are] all take care by Shopify team.Also on Shopify [it] doesn't require any technical code knowledge to set up a store.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stripe

We use Square for point of sale payments but we only use that occasionally if we are at an expo or similar. I have also used a credit card service from our bank but it was several years ago and it was technologically slow and expensive. Stripe is easier to use and reasonably priced for transactions.
James Crook ☛ Business Coach for Massage Therapists ☚ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Shopify

  • It got the store up quickly so the client could start selling. She was previously selling products on Etsy and Facebook and wanted to consolidate everything onto one website, so the main thing Shopify solved was to reduce the store owner's time in managing all her products on multiple sites. Also, we had previously built a website on Wix with all the custom functionality and branding she needed - a truly great, high-end website - but it performed so slowly that it was unusable. So the speed at which Shopify can be set up and then works on the page is appreciable.
  • The website was manageable by the client - she could figure the system out herself after a while so she saved money on costs for hiring developers. She did have to hire developers to customize some of the plug-ins but costs are all relative; it wasn't a high investment compared to building a full e-commerce website. With the complexity and size of her product base and the functionality and branding she wanted to have in a website, and the potential of her business, she would have needed to invest well over $10,000 to get to where she really needs to be. In the end she kept the budget under $5000.00.
  • Costs kept climbing with plug-ins having to be added with everything. My client became more involved in building the website and began to try multiple plugins, and she did not have the skill base to evaluate the plugins functionalities so she chose plugins that did not do everything she needed, and then ended up paying the plugin developers to customize the plugins. So on one hand, it's pretty amazing to be able to bring up an e-commerce website as quickly as a week or so, but on the other hand if you need anything customized or deeper functionality in regards to product searching and filtering on the web page, and management on the backend, it quickly goes beyond the skills of the average person to manage, and above their expected budget as well. In the end my client really did not get anything close to the functionality for the website we had originally envisioned.
  • Shopify was the easiest way we could find to bring the client's products to a global market. We evaluated several other platforms and the functionality simple did not seem to be adequate, so Shopify seemed like the only solution that could do enough of what we needed and still stay within this client's budget. Really the problem in this project was not platform per se but that the budget wasn't large enough. Shopify managed to provide a solution for an ecommerce store with thousands of products on a tiny budget, so in the sense of pure functionality it provided the best value of all the platforms we evaluated. The solution still isn't big enough for this client's business though so, without having insights into this client's post-build sales results, my guess is that because her new website did not make her products easier to sort through, and she likely didn't have much more budget left to invest in SEO and other marketing of the website, her sales probably didn't increase substantially as a result of having built the website. So I think this project all in all did not likely have a high ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stripe

  • Stripe has allowed us to effortlessly collect monthly fees from our clients. After spending time to get things setup, we now don't need to spend additional time each month processing payments. So in that sense Stripe has had a positive affect in free up our time.
Brandon Zell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Shopify

General

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

Shopify Editions & Modules

Edition
Shopify Lite$91
Basic Shopify$291
Shopify$791
Advanced Shopify$2991
Shopify Plus$2,0001
  1. per month
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Stripe

General

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

Stripe Editions & Modules

Edition
Integrated2.9% + 0.301
CustomizedContact sales team
Radar0.053
Terminal2.7% + 0.054
Sigma0.025
Atlass$5006
Issuing0.107
Premium Support$1,8008
  1. per successful charge
  2. per screened transaction
  3. per successful charge
  4. per charge
  5. one-time fee
  6. per virtual card
  7. per month
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