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Shopify for Your E-Commerce!

8
We use Shopify in our organization to sell our products directly to our consumers all across the country. We launched our e-commerce store …

King of E-Commerce

10
I'm using Shopify in my organization for my online E- Commerce platform. Shopify helps us to showcase our products properly in a very good …

Great Entry to E-Commerce

8
We have used Shopify for a number of clients in the past, as well as providing it to current clients that are looking for an e-commerce …

A great E-commerce platform

8
I am currently in Shopify's partner program. I build web stores for clients who are looking to start there own E-Commerce store. We also …

Popular Features

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Product management (130)

8.6
86%

Product catalog & listings (132)

8.4
84%

Branding (131)

8.2
82%

Visual customization (130)

7.6
76%

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Pricing

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Shopify Lite

$9

Cloud
per month

Basic Shopify

$29

Cloud
per month

Shopify

$79

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.shopify.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $29 per month

Features Scorecard

Online Storefront

8.2
82%

Online Shopping Cart

8.4
84%

Online Payment System

8.9
89%

eCommerce Marketing

8.2
82%

eCommerce Business Management

7.8
78%

Product Details

What is 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. Shopify is used by over 90,000 retailers in 100 different countries.

As a SaaS, Shopify's stability and always-on availability are touted. The eCommerce site presents the customary inventory and presentation controls typical of eCommerce solutions. Items are organized into collections, or using smart collections customize groupings to fit the merchandise (e.g. less than $20 items, gift ideas, bundles, etc.). Content management features (e.g. a blog) are present for tailoring the look and interactivity of the site.

For selling online, the $14 Starter pack includes a basic eCommerce site with 1GB of storage, chat & email support, and support for 25 listings. The $29 Basic pack includes POS and unlimited products, as well as fraud analysis tools. The $79 Professional Pack bumps storage space from 1GB to 5GB and adds gift cards, professional reports, and abandoned cart recovery. Finally, Unlimited, at $179 per month, makes space unlimited, and provides advanced reporting and real-time carrier shipping.

Shopify Features

Online Storefront Features

  • Supported: Product catalog & listings
  • Supported: Product management
  • Supported: Bulk product upload
  • Supported: Branding
  • Supported: Search & filter
  • Supported: Mobile storefront
  • Supported: Product variations
  • Supported: Subscriptions & downloads
  • Supported: Website integration
  • Supported: Visual customization
  • Supported: CMS

Online Shopping Cart Features

  • Supported: Abandoned cart recovery
  • Supported: Tax calculator
  • Supported: Shipping calculator
  • Supported: Integration with Amazon
  • Supported: Integration with eBay
  • Supported: Checkout user experience

Online Payment System Features

  • Supported: PayPal integration
  • Supported: Returns & refunds
  • Supported: Single-click checkout
  • Supported: eCommerce security

eCommerce Marketing Features

  • Supported: Promotions & discounts
  • Supported: SEO
  • Supported: Product reviews
  • Supported: Social commerce integration
  • Supported: Customer registration

eCommerce Business Management Features

  • Supported: Order processing
  • Supported: Inventory management
  • Supported: Shipping
  • Supported: Custom functionality

Shopify Videos

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Shopify is a powerful tool for ecommerce, but users will have to know how to setup products and collections to get the most out of it. We go through the process step by step.

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Shopify Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Shopify?

Shopify is a commerce platform designed for both online stores and retail locations. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a payment solution to accept credit cards, and the Shopify POS application to power retail sales.

How much does Shopify cost?

Shopify starts at $29.

What is Shopify's best feature?

Reviewers rate eCommerce security highest, with a score of 8.9.

Who uses Shopify?

The most common users of Shopify are from Small Businesses and the Marketing & Advertising industry.

Reviews

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Muhammad Waleed | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Shopify in our organization to sell our products directly to our consumers all across the country. We launched our e-commerce store [a year and a half ago] and ever since we have not faced any problems with the platform. It has helped our organization to grow drastically in terms of market share and revenue and has helped us to know our customers better through its analytics feature that provides a detailed report on our customers wants and needs. The overall experience has been positive and anyone from our organization, if asked, would recommend Shopify as an easy, fast and convenient e-commerce solution.
  • Customizable themes
  • in-built marketing
  • In-built SEO
  • Multiple plugins to cater to your needs
  • Pricing should be a little more flexible
  • Need to add paid plugins for basic features like credit card payment feature
  • Not all features are available in every country
Shopify is a great platform for SMEs who want to launch an e-commerce store without wanting to spend a lot of money. It's pretty easy to set up and launch a website and does not require any hardcore coding [over-riding the need for] hiring a developer. Moreover, integrating with social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram is also pretty easy and straight forward which makes it even better. However, if an organization is looking forward to customizing it completely according to their needs, they would have to get Shopify's Advance subscription which is $79 per month which could be a bit high for a small and medium enterprise.
December 02, 2021

King of E-Commerce

Rejoy Varghese | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I'm using Shopify in my organization for my online E- Commerce platform. Shopify helps us to showcase our products properly in a very good manner and [it's fully] customizable. Shopify is the best E-Commerce platform to sell the products. Shopify helps us to get maximum sales and to reach maximum number of target audience. Shopify has a very good analytics and [gives] ideas [on] how to do the marketing of the products that we have added in the website. We can add many products easily. And Shopify [doesn't] require any coding skill. Anyone with basic website knowledge can develop the website. This is a major advantage of Shopify.
  • Easy product adding
  • User friendly interface
  • Best website theme management
  • Easily categorizing of products
  • Very good analytics
  • Supports most of the apps to integrate
  • Theme installation section
  • Product re editing sections
  • Size chart updating section
  • Theme header editing section
The major [advantage] of Shopify is that we can use Shopify for showcasing our E-Commerce platform. That is 1-We can easily add many products very easily. 2-Can easily customize the website theme as per our [requirements]. 3-Best [user-friendly] interface. 4-Best website analytics and much more. For these Shopify is the best platform. But for bulk uploading, Shopify takes some more time to complete the upload. This is the only thing that Shopify can improve. Rest all other features are fantastic.
NANDAKISHOR R | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Shopify is used in our organization for selling our different types of products. It is used only by the sales department and we have never faced any problems with Shopify before. It's very easy to Shopify for all types of E-commerce and it is the better platform for categorizing the products and the categories.
  • Collections
  • Themes
  • Catalogs Management
  • Orders processing
  • Tags
  • Menu
  • Tags
  • SKU
  • HSN code section
  • Themes
Shopify is the best platform for categorizing & showcasing all the products in a good way. Once we have to showcase more than 300+ products in 20+ collections with the help of Shopify only we completed that website, Because of Shopify we could make all the collections, tags, and Vendors in a better way and faster, I appreciate the Shopify team for making a wonderful software.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Shopify for all of our clients eCommerce sites. We no longer have to manually batch charge credit cards for each of our clients (over 70), Shopify allows the card to charge upon importing into our shipping database.
  • fraud detection
  • inventory management
  • refunds
  • order taking
  • sales tax per county
  • categorizing sales / discounts
Shopify is an easy to use option for eCommerce. Shopify makes it easy to keep track of your inventory. Shopify is great at catching potential credit card fraud by providing different level of risks. Not only is Shopify easy to navigate, but it is really easy and nice to see a glimpse of your day by looking at the dashboard. If I were to say one thing that could use some help, I would say Shopify has a hard time specifying sales tax per county. BUT in all reality, there is nothing easy about this. Shopify is a wonderful tool and we use it for multiple clients.
carlos ibarra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Shopify gives us everything we need to create and maintain an online store, including software that’s already built, hosting, plug-ins and apps (like SEO plug-ins) to help our sites grow. One of the things that makes Shopify so competitive is its compatibility with various options for making money. They give you everything you need to advertise your products and make sales online.
  • ready to use right out of the box
  • fast load times
  • compatibility with facebook and google ads
  • optimized checkout
  • professional looking website that's easy to use and maintain.
  • e-commerce store 24/7
  • almost unlimited features, themes, and apps.
  • You won't need to hire someone to build your store.
  • hard to customize by code
  • hard to track checkout events with google tag manager
  • pricing is high compared to other e-commerce platforms
Shopify is a tool that can be used without any setup. You just need to add products, prices, and shipping methods. Connecting to advertising platforms is as easy as adding a line of text and setting up analytics tracking is the same. Shopify has some monthly costs that are not so high, but they can hurt your profits in the end. You must also take into account the commissions of payment gateways.
Umair Butt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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My organization is using Shopify to [design] professional and stunning online eCommerce websites. Actually, we provide professional IT services therefore we use Shopify for our eCommerce websites users. We have developed a lot of website stores using Shopify and the companies are selling products through these websites. We never faced any technical issues and problems during the use of the Shopify dashboard.
  • Shopify dashboard is user friendly and you can grow your business easily.
  • Shopify allows you to add products with different variations on your website.
  • You can sell products to anyone and anywhere.
  • Some more features should be available for testing in free trial.
  • Some content management features also should be available.
  • Sometimes less customizable in few options.
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.
Bart Kogan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Shopify is one of the leading multichannel e-commerce platforms created and designed for small and medium businesses. It is by far the best and well-designed e-commerce platform that I have used to create my stores and my business to grow. Complete eCommerce platform on which we can create, design, set up, and run our stores across different channels which includes different websites, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.
  • I have been using this Shopify for the last 2 years. I have been working on Shopify a lot and creating different e-commerce stores for my organization.
  • Automation is effective and integration with extensions creates easiness.
  • Easy to setup everything, everything is on the go without any hustle or hurdles.
  • Support staff is doing extremely well.
  • 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.
For me, Shopify is the best solution available in the market to create, design, customize and run your own store to grow your businesses relevantly at a small cost. I would recommend Shopify to the organization which is struggling in making the store more profitable, Shopify is your new destination to do wonders in the e-commerce field.
Ashia Ackov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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I am an Independent Contractor and was asked to build an E-Commerce Webpage for a Client using Shopify. I am currently adding elements and adjusting the theme to fit our needs. It is not a hard program to jump into and get started, it just lacks things we are specifically looking for from a design perspective. But for building a store, it has everything you need.
  • The store layout is clear when it comes to uploading your products.
  • Inventory options, Shipping, Variant, and more are easily adjusted
  • Pricing has a feature that let's you adjust your price to see what your profit will be based on what you spent on the product. This is very handy, you can see your cost-per-item, the margin, and profit.
  • Themes are lacking.
  • Even when uploading your own themes, it is hard to adjust the background to fit instead of fill.
  • The Font! Needs a ton more options than the few available.
Some may find Shopify useful when starting a retail business online because as I mentioned before, it is very easy to upload products and adjust the price, shipping, quantity, keep track of sales, and even editing your website SEO...yes, there are a lot of pluses for creating a simple online store. But I think if you want to "Design" the store with your own themes or font, this may not be a good choice unless you have a background in web design and decide to upload your own ZIP, then this is perfect. So, my conclusion is that it isn't beginner-friendly in the design department.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Shopify for our company B2B website. We added an app that allows us to have a "hidden side" you can sign on with wholesale pricing for our retailers only so consumers can see the products but can't buy directly on the site since we are 100% B2B. We also use the buy button store to hold virtual trunk shows for consumers allowing them to buy directly for that evening only.
  • Easy to add new products with multiple images quickly with a very professional outcome.
  • Easy to create a new collection twice a year when we come out with new products.
  • Easy to keep pricing hidden from consumers and from retailers until they are approved for an account.
  • I wish the graphics were a bit easier to work with so I could resize and crop images from within the program.
  • I wish I didn't have to add coding from a professional to make my headers work seamlessly on all platforms.
  • I wish it was a little more of a "drag and drop" platform for moving and duplicating images
Shopify is really great if you are looking for an online website that can sell inventory and fulfill orders. I don't use it to fulfill orders because all of our product is hand-made after the order has been placed. We don't stock products so the fulfillment features don't really apply to us. I use it to print an order and then enter the order into our own proprietary software program to run a production for the pieces that were sold.
Darian Rawson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Shopify is a fantastic tool to bring a web store front to market for any range of small or large products. Shirts and hats or mugs, to pens and promo items. Shopify is the most effective way you can build a simple store and start selling. The great part is you can basically plug it in to most existing web systems such as existing cms or domains without touching that.
  • Customizable design
  • Smooth purchase process
  • Ensure customer faithfulness
  • Simplified troubleshooting
  • Reduce overhead
  • Can run into issues when adding POS with additional costs
  • Costs creep up on you as you add on services
Shopify is well suited for people who have something to sell and need to get it in front of people in whatever ways possible to start moving merchandise. Shopify works best for products like fashion and other items like clothing but really works well for almost anything. You may run into some hiccups trying to add detailed customization with specific or too broad of a range of options per item. It gets clunky.
Travis Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We have used Shopify for a number of clients in the past, as well as providing it to current clients that are looking for an e-commerce platform. We have also used Shopify for ourselves for various projects where we needed to sell something directly to a consumer.
  • E-Commerce
  • Good Content Management System
  • Easy hosting
  • Integrations with other software
Shopify is great for any client looking to sell direct to consumer through their website that hasn't reached a level that would require them to implement a bigger e-commerce platform. If you have a limited (50 or fewer) product offering, this can be a wonderful platform that is easy to use and manage your inventory, etc.
Sura Hart | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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At MK Media Co, we had a few eCommerce brands whose stores were hosted on Shopify. I managed influencer and affiliate marketing efforts through Shopify for three online stores/brands. I also worked with Shopify apps on all three stores to improve the website, landing page, social media and other marketing and sales functionality.
  • Ease of Use
  • Set-up is really fast
  • Has great tools and add-ons for growing brands
  • Integrates with social media platforms
  • Integrates with marketing efforts to see what's working
  • Integrating with custom checkouts is difficult
  • Site speed slows with certain plugins
Shopify is a great eCommerce platform for new online stores and brands. It's so easy to set-up and looks great out of the box. Pricing is transparent and works with growing companies. The plugins, integrations and add-ons are where the real power is though. You can start influencer, social media, paid search campaigns, etc. all from within the platform.
Gary Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I had a client who was looking to transition to a new commerce platform from an established website for their decade old business. Their previous website was cumbersome to maintain on an IT level, too complex for staffers to manage (add, update, delete) products, and clunky and dated for consumers.

Shopify handily addresses all these issues by providing a robust, user-friendly backend and stylish front-end for consumers.
  • Ease of product creation and management.
  • Zero ongoing IT maintenance issues.
  • Streamlined and stylish consumer-facing website.
  • Product categories and subcategories are time consuming and non-standard to implement.
  • Building out the front end was more time consuming than expected.
  • Available plugins of widely varied quality.
For small businesses selling a set range of products, Shopify is a dream to set up and manage. If you're not looking to hire an IT department, or deal wth web developer, and are looking to outsource all that work, Shopify is your best bet.

Shopify's powerful commerce tools can make your online store ready to compete with pretty much anything else on the web, and can scale to whatever traffic your store generates, which is a great comfort when your products go viral and suddenly sales explode.
Dan Hanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I am currently in Shopify's partner program. I build web stores for clients who are looking to start there own E-Commerce store. We also help customers who already have Shopify stores. We help them grow and upgrade their current stores. I am able to manage all parts of Shopify without having the need for more employees.
  • Shopify makes it easy to create new development stores.
  • They also make it easy to request access to customers that already have a store.
  • Shopify is a one-stop shop for all e-commerce needs including domain and hosting services.
  • It would help if I could offer my clients more than a 14 day free trial.
  • The web design can become confusing on their platform.
  • It would be nice to have more app options.
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.
Alex Charles | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall, Shopify is the best solution for me to create and build an e-commerce store without having any difficulty in planning and executing ideas. Shopify has all the features that I needed to create a store on my own. It is helping me in the organization to create stores for my clients by saving time much more. Intuitive in nature, fast processes, and built-in apps to clear the needs easily. I would definitely recommend these other platforms have this in their business to create stores easily.
  • It is easy to set up, the dashboard is easy to handle, designed with modern techniques so that we cannot have any problem while using this platform.
  • Integration with other software is amazing.
  • There are a lot of themes available for store creation which helps a lot in designing a store easily according to the needs.
  • It allows us to have several payment gateways on the store for receiving the payment which makes it greater.
  • The main drawback that Shopify has is that it lacks good apps to manage the software for free.
  • Shopify has different apps which are best to run the store on max strength but they are very costly like inventory management, generating multiple discount codes, and more robust customizable editing.
I am giving it this rating because I am a very satisfied user of Shopify. I have been using this platform for a very long time in my organization for creating a store for my clients and for the organization itself too. A perfect platform to have in the ecosystem to easily develop an idea, create a store according to the idea, set up easily, and manage the store across various channels.
Akshay Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I have used Shopify for many small and medium-sized business clients to help them set up an online store for the products and services they offered. It helped them to establish an online presence in today's competitive business environment.
  • Good analytics for product sales
  • Easy to set up and run an online store
  • Swift customer support and resolution over chat
  • Easy to customise the look and feel of the store
  • Centralized dashboard for all the information related to the products, orders, and sales
  • The subscription for Shopify is affordable, but we need to pay an additional premium for certain functionalities
  • SEO functionality does not work as expected and is not flexible to user requirements
Shopify is well suited for businesses of any size. It provides a fast and fluid user experience. It is very easy to set up an eCommerce store with Shopify as all the important features are readily available and pre-set.
Hanson Grant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Shopify as our hosting for our website and e-commerce. It serves as the backbone of our entire online presence. From our site, to our store, to our blog, Shopify has been amazing, intuitive to use, and very fast. There are also a ton of apps on the backend that we can use to help enhance our offering or the user experience.
  • Shopify has a remarkable app store that allows users to plug and play with 1000s of different apps and customizations to their store.
  • Shopify has done a great job building an all-in-one tool that allows companies to host their domain, edit a beautifully designed store, and run their ecommerce all in one.
  • Shopify continues to put out quality content and new improvements that make our lives as merchants easier.
  • I wish there was a drag and drop editor that allowed for easier customization of the webpages.
  • The live chat feature built into shopify isnt as good as the competitors in the space, but thats not the end of the world. Same with their email marketing or shipping. It's acceptable.
  • The page speeds are a little slower than if you built a site yourself. The apps really add to the loading time. I dont think it's slow, but google does apparently.
Anyone with an ecommerce-focused business. For my business with 10 products, or my family business with 2000+ products, it really is a one-size-fits-all solution for small businesses. I've recommended Shopify to dozens of friends and people I've met. I truly believe they are the top player in this space and their pricing really allows for merchants of all sizes to come in.
Score 10 out of 10
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We define the products incredibly well; Shopify reinforces every interaction with a natural process in business to the point of making us feel secure. The sales department found a natural ally to increase revenue with Shopify, benefiting when innovating and meeting expectations of all our potential customers.
  • I use Shopify to create a great marketing strategy.
  • Right out of the box it has a very attractive and fluid interface.
  • It is fast and secure for doing business.
  • It adapted quickly to my business needs because it is simple to set up.
  • I would like to know the offers in more detail and with more appreciation at the first instance without the need to make so many clicks.
I recommend Shopify; it is excellent for doing business online with the necessary discretion. It helps us to understand the world of online business. If you intend to make a marketing strategy, you should include this software. It is accurate and beneficial.
June 08, 2021

Shopify Review

Score 8 out of 10
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Shopify is being used by a particular department in our organization. A few of the e-commerce brands got to promote their brands through Shopify. It helps the brands to choose the right e-commerce solution and reach maximum customers. The implementation is easy and also helps the store owners in crucial aspects like opening additional channels.
  • Scalability.
  • Easy to customise.
  • Integration with other software is comparatively easy.
  • Managing Website is easy.
  • Site speed slows down for certain plugins.
  • Additional costs incurred for additional features.
  • There is a lot of scope of improvement in SEO.
  • Reporting on Inventory Management.
Shopify is well suited for small-scale business owners to even those who look for advanced solutions to reach maximum customers.

According to me, using a platform like Shopify can be appropriate on almost all type of business owners as long as they get to learn about the platform well.
Mitchell Terpstra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Shopify is an e-commerce platform we routinely recommend to some of our small to mid-sized food + beverage brand clients for integrating with their own websites to set up online sales for the first time.
  • Easy setup for the un-tech-savvy.
  • Allows for contact info capture to build customer lists for later communications.
  • Allows for easy setup of promo code discounts.
  • Shopify charges a transaction fee if not using Shopify Payments
  • Additional features mean additional costs.
  • Other e-commerce options may provide greater inventory management features.
Shopify is especially well-suited to the first-timer getting started with an e-commerce store. Setup & integration with your own website is easy even for the internet un-savvy.
Alan Bloxham | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Many of our clients use Shopify as an avenue for their retail space, and we have familiarized ourselves with the software and especially how to integrate it with the Amazon and Walmart side of 3P selling.
  • Shopify has a great platform for integrating with Amazon and Shopify.
  • Shopify is an easy way to pass over the listings from there to Walmart.
  • Their integration tool with Walmart has some issues that need resolving.
  • The ability to have multi-pack fulfillment via Amazon for Shopify orders is way too complicated.
As far as integration with Amazon and Walmart 3P, this is the best ecommerce platform we have worked with. It integrates very easily and has so much support that any issue that comes up can be easily resolved!
Micah Jewell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We used Shopify for our online store for all our products. It solved the problem of having an e-commerce presence. It allowed us to have both physical in stock items as well as drop shipping items. It was also very easy to use for my 13yo son and business partner.
  • Simple to use
  • Great app add ons
  • Great podcast to learn from others
  • Being able to integrate with Square as a merchant
  • Integrate with Oberlo as a feature, not a separate app
It is easy to use for someone with no coding or design experience. It’s simple to set up a store and add products. When adding the Oberlo app, it’s makes using and shipping from AliExpress extremely easy.
John Crumpton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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One of our clients, a city farm in East London, uses Shopify to sell hand-made gifts, seasonal plants and farm produce. This is the online version of their bricks-and-mortar shop at the Farm, which only opens on weekends. As a charity, the Farm has to watch its budgets carefully. It wasn't economically workable to have the physical shop open during the week with the footfall.
  • Easy to set up
  • Manage orders easily
  • Marketing tools
  • More customisation on the homepage (I'd like to see an option for all/filtered products, not just popular this week)
  • Had a sidebar filter for price, attributes etc
Anyone can start using Shopify and figure out how to add products and launch their store. It's very easy to use and the pricing is great compared with using WooCommerce and WordPress. They handle all the maintenance and security for you.

It's positioned more for micro businesses and small organisations or as a starting point. As you ramp up, I recommend Adobe Commerce (aka Magento)
Score 10 out of 10
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We helped a client set up a Shopify store. The client needed a single platform that can easily integrate with their current blog and products could be imported easily. Shopify's flexibility helped us to make multiple customizations and design changes as per the client requirements.
  • Can be setup easily without any prior programming knowledge
  • Extensive documentation is available online for support
  • Customizations can be made easily by making minor code changes
  • Excellent and fast customer support
  • Live previews are available which help you to preview the changes before publishing
  • Wide range of extensions and plugins available for any additional functionality requirement
  • SSL encryption for your website and payments gateway
  • Fast and flexible options available to import and export products and customers data
  • SEO capabilities needs a lot of improvement
  • Follows a strict URL structure, need more flexibility to manage URLs as per requirement
It is well suited for medium to large businesses which have a large portfolio of products and services to be offered. It can be set up easily and customized based on the requirements. Also, the cost is another important factor to be considered, as with Shopify new themes and plugins need to be purchased separately.
Scotty Hunt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Shopify is the backbone of our small business. It is being used to support our entire website, as well as the e-commerce process. It is used by the whole organization on the backend for sales, metics, reporting, etc -- and is used by our customers exclusively on the front end by hosting the website and all of our purchasable inventory.
  • Website Hosting
  • Apps Integration
  • Mobile
  • Point of Sale
  • Photo design
  • Application vetting
I will, and have, recommended Shopify several times. It is the best way for small business ideas to come to life in an easy, streamlined fashion. The plug-and-play accessibility for building a website turns any design/programming novice into a professional in no time. It is well worth the money and pays for itself in no time at all.