Shopify

Shopify

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Shopify

Overview

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.
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Recent Reviews

Shopify Makes Selling, Easy

7 out of 10
November 11, 2022
We use Shopify for the sale of one of our product offerings. We needed a platform for people to easily purchase our product from instead …
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King of E-Commerce

10 out of 10
December 02, 2021
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 …
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Shopify, or not?

8 out of 10
June 22, 2021
We use Shopify as our eCommerce tool across the whole organization. We're a small company, so we needed something we could set up and …
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Popular Features

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  • Product management (131)
    8.6
    86%
  • Product catalog & listings (133)
    8.5
    85%
  • Branding (132)
    8.3
    83%
  • Visual customization (131)
    7.7
    77%

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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
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Product Demos

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How to Add Products and Set up Collections on Shopify
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Features

Online Storefront

Features for creating an online storefront with a browse-able product catalog.

8.2Avg 7.8

Online Shopping Cart

Features that facilitate the collection of items so that customers can purchase them as a group.

8.3Avg 7.7

Online Payment System

Features related to processing online payment for eCommerce purchases.

8.8Avg 8.6

eCommerce Marketing

Features related to marketing for eCommerce websites

8.1Avg 7.7

eCommerce Business Management

Features related to business management and administration of eCommerce operations

7.8Avg 7.8
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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.

Shopify Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Shopify starts at $29.

PrestaShop, Volusion, and Miva are common alternatives for Shopify.

Reviewers rate eCommerce security highest, with a score of 8.8.

The most common users of Shopify are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
How Shopify helps me make 10,000 extra every month As a small business owner, I am so grateful to have found Shopify. It has made running our online store such a breeze and has truly transformed the way we do business. One of the things I love most about Shopify is how user-friendly it is. Setting up and managing our online store is a breeze, and the platform is incredibly intuitive. Even for someone like me who isn't particularly tech-savvy, I was able to get our store up and running in no time. The integration apps available on Shopify have also been a game-changer for us. We've been able to connect our store with various marketing and sales tools, which has helped us to increase our leads and sales significantly. It's amazing to see the impact these apps have had on our business. Another huge plus for us is how easily Shopify does marketing. With its built-in tools and integrations, we're able to reach more customers and drive more sales than ever before. In fact, we make way more sales on Shopify now than we ever did in our physical store. Overall, I couldn't be happier with our decision to use Shopify. It has opened up so many new opportunities for our business and has allowed us to achieve success we never thought possible. I highly recommend it to any small business owner looking to take their sales online.
  • Managing products and Sales using a very user friendly platform.
  • Apps that make marketing really easy and effective.
  • Directly linking platforms like Instagram and Titkok and managing content that is posted on the sites.
  • Fast customer service.
  • Customer Analytics, allows me to see what type of products should I sell more.
  • If you remove an installed app from your store, somehow its code is not completely deleted, resulting in a decrease in the speed of the store.,
  • Improving the mobile experience for store owners by making the Shopify platform more mobile-friendly to manage.
  • Giving users more flexibility in terms of customizing the design of theme.
Shopify is a great platform for small to medium-sized businesses looking to set up an online store. It's easy to use, offers a wide range of features and integrations, and is perfect for businesses in the retail and food industry. However, large enterprise businesses with complex and custom needs may find Shopify less suitable.
Piyush Patoliya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Shopify is the best p[platform for the small to enterprise level business owner to sale their product worldwide with smooth operations. Shopify offer you free and paid plan for build your ecommerce store. Till today I had used Shopify platform 100+ times and till today noone clients disappointed.
  • Functionality
  • Speedy
  • SEO Friendly
  • Clean design
  • User Friendly
  • Affordable price
  • SEO
  • 3rd party application
  • Varity of free themes
One of my client used their store in Woo, They was getting SEO and google ranking issue. I had switched to Shopify and got the boosted results.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Shopify for the sale of one of our product offerings. We needed a platform for people to easily purchase our product from instead of them having to go through their CSM to arrange and set up their order. We have saved lots of time by creating a Shopify account and can now focus on larger scale business goals as a result.
  • Easily navigate through a purchase
  • Easy set-up
  • Great customer experience
  • Better metrics dashboard to track real-time sales
Shopify is well suited for both large companies and personal business. If you are looking for a platform to easily sell your product, Shopify is a great tool. Our customers can easily navigate through our Shopify account and we are able to target the folks we need to target by sharing our storefront link across channels.
July 12, 2022

Shopify Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is being used to manage all customer orders, as well as our website and product pages.
  • Host a website
  • Manage customer orders
  • Allow for a high capacity of sales
  • Lack of integration with Chargebee
  • Lack of integration with Chargify
  • Lack of subscription functionality
For e-commerce, hand down.
Paul Francis Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I was hired by the owners of The Outdoor Patio Store to help usher in a new, more modern experience. The website was hosted on an extremely old and out of date platform that hadn't been updated in years so I had a little experience using Shopify, and I felt it was a really good choice for a small to medium sized business. The back-end is incredibly simple to use, and on the front-end you get a really modern website that does an incredible job displaying your products.
  • Back end is insanely easy to use.
  • Follows best practices.
  • Depending on the template you use, the front end looks just as good as any high-end website.
  • Customer service is always extremely helpful.
  • Not the most inventory-friendly solution; we spend an additional $90 a month on an app for purchase orders (PO's) which is kind of ridiculous.
  • Not friendly for shipping either; we spend an additional $40-$60 a month for ShipStation which allows us to print FedEx Labels.
  • Exporting reports and .CSV files could use a little work; it's not always as easy as it could be.
I consider The Outdoor Patio Store to be a small business, and we experience the occasional headache because of Shopify's À la carte approach to ecommerce, specifically because of our need for a more robust inventory and shipping solution. Orders are placed in Shopify and inventory is tracked via Stitch Labs and our warehouse ships using ShipStation. It's not the smoothest system out there, and I don't particularly enjoy counting on three different companies to make sure my business is running properly. As our business grows, as much as I enjoy using Shopify I'm not totally sold that it's the best solution for a business that you intend on growing.
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.
April 26, 2022

Shopify Satisfy

Hamada El Shahat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
One of the best tools to run your E-commerce, Shopify is a well-designed platform that enables you to sell products to the market. Shopify provides you with customized websites and domains. I enjoyed the 14 day trial before the actual subscription. I managed to successfully edit and build my store online easily in a few days. In order to run the site effectively, you should install Oberlo to facilitate the process of loading your products.
  • Easy bulid for your website and domain
  • Very effective and cost oriented and in the same time professional Theme
  • Help you to market to your products
  • Increase your visability with SEO
  • You have to select effective and efficient Domains
  • Some of the extra helpful tools with extra fees
  • Annual subscription not recommended if you are a starter
Overall it's very good, and helpful to sell and market your products. You can link with other social media platforms like Instegram, Facebook, and Google. [It is a] well-designed platform and you can edit inventory for your products, prices ...etc. Reports in Shopify are one of the strong points of this software as you are able to read and get results for all your marketing efforts on a daily basis.
Muhammad Waleed | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
carlos ibarra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Alex Charles | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our organization uses Shopify for our online e-commerce websites where we are able to sell different items across several different websites. It easily allows us to sell and keep track of inventory as well as easily make changes to product pages.
  • You easily make changes and create product pages without a lot of effort.
  • The website as a whole is very easy to set up initially.
  • It is a low-code environment and you can make a lot of custom changes.
  • Some better tutorials and guides for going through Shopify's own liquid language.
  • The need for a new separate language is probably needed, but it does require a developer for major changes.
Shopify is one of the best platforms out there for any ecommerce needs. Typically the only thing that people have an issue with is price. If it was not for this, there would be no need for any other platform.
June 22, 2021

Shopify, or not?

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Shopify as our eCommerce tool across the whole organization. We're a small company, so we needed something we could set up and support ourselves which Shopify made simple. As the business is a start-up, it made sense to use Shopify as they take a small percentage of sales, rather than an upfront fee.
  • Easy setup
  • Inventory, shipping, return options
  • Ability to adjust price as per margins
  • There's always an add on you need that increases the cost
  • Lacking plugins/integrations
  • SEO needs improving
Shopify is well suited for a small and at a push, medium-sized company. I'd recommend anything bigger should look elsewhere as it will most likely be more cost-effective to have a custom-made eCommerce [solution].
It's good for small companies who want to handle orders, shipping, returns, etc through one platform.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Shopify to sell and keep track of our inventory online. It helps us run our ecommerce store and sell items.
  • Logistics for seeing and getting out orders is super
  • You can integrate with other software like printing on demand and more
  • You don't need to be an expert in code to be able to operate and make simple customizations
  • You have to buy any custom templates and they can be pretty expensive
  • Beginning template options are not the best
If you sell online I would definitely recommend because the experience from both the seller and the buyer side is a great one.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Shopify is an excellent tool! Our whole team uses it to manage our ecommerce websites. It helps us to be able to sell online easily and manage an ecommerce store without a whole lot of effort and time.
  • 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.
  • The templates could definitely be improved.
  • If you do need to make significant changes it requires learning the Shopify language.
I would definitely recommend [Shopify] for anyone selling online. Though, the price may be a stretch if you are just starting out and need a lot of integrations.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Shopify is an excellent tool that our team uses to be able to sell. Setting up a store is super easy and allows you to sell online.
  • Shopify does customer service extremely well. Their team is always available and super helpful and knowledgable.
  • They have every integration imaginable so if Shopify itself does not offer what you like, I am sure you can still find an integration to do so.
  • The time it takes to set up a new store is extremely minimal which is a huge plus.
  • The interface makes sense and is easy to use.
  • Further sales analytics such as projections based on traffic, etc. would be helpful.
  • The included templates could be better for sure.
  • Price can add up if you are including all necessary plugins, etc.
I would definitely recommend Shopify as an ecommerce solution. Unless you have a logical reason to choose another software, you would definitely want to go with Shopify.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Shopify is a great tool for being able to run a full scale e-commerce website. We have used it to build sites for pride gear like t-shirts and hats, etc. It makes selling a lot easier and setup is very simple.
  • Great integrations like printful, etc. for clothing creation.
  • Very streamlined from both the company and customer sides.
  • The customer service is absolutely awesome and available 24/7.
  • The only thing that could use improvement is the cost. It does cost a lot to be able to run the site as a whole when you include the Shopify subscription as well as all of the other subscriptions that it takes to be able to run the website.
If you are starting or running an e-commerce business, then use Shopify. there is no other platform that is able to do what Shopify does and makes it as smooth as they do.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Shopify is used to make an eCommerce site that helps the vendor to manage catalog and order online and it's really helpful who has no technical knowledge to build a website.

In an organization, there are many different departments included with Shopify eCommerce.

It's really helpful for the small vendor so due to COVID-19 many vendors now using Shopify and it helps to increase the business of organizations.
  • Easy to access admin with security.
  • Don't require technical knowledge to build a store.
  • Inbuilt powerful SEO features.
  • Powerful report for an order analysis.
  • For basic plan you can't edit checkout page.
  • Really not help to make a ecommerce with content based website.
  • Blog Management.
  • No option for an catalog and sales rule.
  • Each new functionality needs to add apps so development is easy.
  • Don't require any extra domains and hosting so all hosted on the Shopify powerful server
  • East to manage admin features
  • Inbuilt option for all analytics and reporting tools
  • Easy to do a code on the theme side and while save the code automated code checker checked code is correct or not
  • Discount rules are easy to manage
Bart Kogan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Hanson Grant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Shopify is used by our organization in order to sell products online on some of our websites and to be able to easily create an ecommerce store without much effort. It helps us solve the issues of web development and selling products.
  • It is very easy to use and the interface is easy to browse through and figure out.
  • Training our team does not take much time as there is not a huge learning curve.
  • Putting products up doesn't take a lot of time and is easy to do.
  • Managing inventory is easy.
  • The price is a bit high compared to other platforms out there.
  • Making customizations could be a bit easier.
  • Learning Shopify language sometimes required.
If you sell products online or have an ecommerce store you can use Shopify. IF you do not, and just want a regular website, then you may not have a need for Shopify.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have been using Shopify to help power an e-commerce store for our business. It is used as the main Ecommerce CMS for our business.
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Simple setup.
  • Strong developer support network.
  • No real suggestions. Compared to other solutions I have been incredibly impressed!
If you are a startup or small business looking to launch an e-commerce store I would highly recommend considering Shopify. It is slick, and simple to use, and a certainly more cost-effective solution than building out a custom store.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Shopify is used at our company to move our literary and digital products out to consumers. It is mainly used by the divisions that support our outside sales but the entire organization contributes to these divisions, so directly, only some areas use Shopify, but indirectly, we all do. Shopify helps us save time in getting a faster ROI since we don't have to spend the resources in building a sales platform and maintaining one.
  • The pricing model for Shopify is competitive and makes sense for a growing business as the plans are scalable.
  • Great prebuilt themes! There aren't too many to overwhelm you and waste your time in choosing but enough to fit most business needs.
  • Shopify is really straightforward to use, it has a clean, intuitive and HCI focused interface.
  • There are some interface issues with product images like with drag and drop that could be improved.
  • Transaction fees. Shopify encourages the use of Shopify Payments and if you aren't using them, there are fees assessed that are in addition to the payment processor fee, this is an issue sometimes as Shopify Payments isn't available everywhere.
  • Multi Language support isn't included in the basic packaging. You can integrates apps and more difficult to use templates to resolve this matter, but in our case, most were expensive and clunky solutions.
Shopify really is the gold standard for ecommerce solutions. It makes it easy and cost effective to get your products into consumers hands when setting up an e-store isn't your top priority, but the sales are. It is a good fit for businesses that want to get selling online quickly, have most of the heavy lifting done for them and have a few dollars to spend on the plan and associated fees. Shopify wouldn't really be an ideal solution for a business that has the knowledge and resources to create their own sales platform. There is limited customization with Shopify and some businesses require this. There are many tools and OS products available for marketplace software if a business has the resources/time to build and maintain their own.
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