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September 10, 2020
Paul Francis Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
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February 25, 2020
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Shopify was great when used for products that were at a discounted price and we want them to sell out by marking them with a low price. This prevents having too many low-priced items on our website. It is less appropriate if you want to raise a product as a startup.
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February 29, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Shopify is great for companies with an array of products and discount offers. Easy to keep track of everything and edit as needed. Not too many cases where it's not well suited; performs well at all levels. Like any platform, there will likely be a few areas where you wish it worked differently, but it just takes a little time to get to know the complexities.
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February 17, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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If you're looking for a simple one-stop shop to get your online business and eCommerce up and running Shopify is an excellent solution. Super easy to set up with just a small amount of website knowledge and extremely easy to set up and customize products. Excellent inventory management and integration with several shipping and postage apps. I would recommend having a basics knowledge of websites and eCommerce or it could get a little confusing. Their support is excellent though if you get stuck.
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April 07, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Shopify is great for a business that has a large array of products, needs to be able to manage the backend in house and not by a web designer, as well as needs the quick and easy set up of Shopify.
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February 29, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Shopify is excellent for SMB, and even some large businesses, dependent on the product or service offered. For companies with more proprietary needs, like insurance, bookings, etc. Shopify might not be the best fit.
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February 03, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Shopify is a fantastic e-commerce site for people who don't want to deal with the technical aspects of running a store and can afford Shopify. It has excellent multi-channel integration, great UI and UX, and an extensive list of features.
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October 15, 2019
Dan Hanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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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January 25, 2020
Nichole Pelaez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Shopify is well suited for dropshipping businesses, small businesses needing guidance on the entire process, and even larger scale businesses since they have more advanced features with other plans. Shopify is the go-to platform for all eCommerce stores, so if you sell products it's a great tool. I highly recommend this over all the others.
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January 23, 2020
Kim Hoogenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Shopify is great for bigger e-commerce or a company with a small SKU count. I wouldn't recommend it to a company with thousands of SKUs, they should look at a more robust system. Shopify does not provide a robust reporting system and even the less expensive apps don't provide valuable information. However, it fits our small non-profit needs with its price and ease of use.
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January 21, 2020
Rachel Blankenship | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Shopify allows our company to house endless numbers of SKUs, which allows our online store to grow and grow and provide more options for our customers. The purchasing process is easy for our customers to use and is straightforward. It's easy for our new Fit Stylists to learn, and the customer's order page is easy to navigate.
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January 18, 2020
Steven Duran | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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If you need to create a widget and start selling it fairly quickly, then Shopify would be my first recommendation as an e-commerce platform. It's really affordable and has a generous ecosystem of applications that can be used to serve your custom business needs. It's certainly the first place to start when just beginning your e-commerce journey.
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December 16, 2019
Adam Litvack | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Shopify is perfect for small and growing businesses that are looking for a full range website and mobile experience.

It can be set up quickly with relative ease.
Easy to grow and expand.
When ready, Shopify can easily scale to a more serious site with tools and apps.
The servers can handle traffic and sales transactions spikes with ease.
Where it needs some work is b2b.
Shopify is not made for business-facing, only consumers.
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December 14, 2019
Kathy Pierre | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Shopify is great for any e-commerce website. It would be a great option for someone with little to no experience in website development. It can be a little limiting when it comes to design, so if you are someone looking for a more of customizable website this may not be the best platform.
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November 30, 2019
Stephen Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Shopify is perfect if someone has never set up a website or eCommerce website before. It's lightyears better than Wix or Squarespace. In certain scenarios, it's better than BigCommerce but in other areas BigCommerce wins. Regardless those are the top two platforms to consider. It comes down to how much money or knowledge you have to customize the theme to your needs and what specific functionality you need.
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September 18, 2019
Kiara Elder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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It is a great POS and online storefront. It is easy to manage and change with very little computer knowledge needed. They walk you through all of the setups and have a great question and answer section. They offer great business advice on how to grow. They are tech-heavy which can be challenging for those who are not tech-savvy.
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October 08, 2019
RICKY NG | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Shopify Basic is good for users with some level of coding knowledge who want minor theme adjustments and have SEO knowledge. For anyone completely new to Shopify, it is daunting and complicated to launch an eCommerce store without paying a professional to help set it up properly.
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January 23, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Shopify is well suited for any company needing to get their website up and running quickly. The only issue is if you need to use Avatax, other than that, it is a very robust platform that is easy for anyone to use, whether they know coding or not. Unlike Magento and 3D Cart, the file structure is straightforward to understand and make changes to the pages.
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January 17, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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If you have a small or mid-sized business (or even a business that you run on the side), Shopify is pretty much the perfect tool. Great pricing, easy to use, and looks great. Shopify is all you will need to set up your e-commerce web presence and start selling items within a matter of days. However, as your business scales up, I think its use-case scenario becomes more limited. If you are a large organization you probably would be better off contracting or making something in-house.
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December 04, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Wonderful for any online retailer that has basic store needs. Great at common checkout features and product sales.
However, if you have specialized or custom needs/requirements, be prepared to either pay to have a developer make changes for you, or bring someone in-house to do it. Either way, it's expensive to be unique.
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October 09, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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If you are wanting to run an online business, Shopify is the place to go. We have tried so many other platforms and nothing can compete with Shopify Plus. They have a slick interface, easy to use tools, and it is open enough for you to get in there and code to your heart's content. They have an awesome feature which allows you to setup wholesale clients and give them custom pricing that only they can see. It allows you to do both retail and wholesale on 1 site, which is great and has been very helpful for us to condense the number of sites that we need. The pricing is very fair too, especially when you work out multiple sites with them.
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April 09, 2019
Marcio Vizoli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I believe that Shopify is a good choice for companies that start with online sales. It is safe, efficient, has good support, and everything you need. However, Shopify has a high price, and if you are thinking about saving money there are more suitable options that fit the most in the financial situation of a company that is starting with online sales.
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May 03, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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I believe Shopify is well suited because an individual is able to attract buyers from all over the world. You can charge different prices for your products' shipping based on the buyer's location. In addition, one can learn about where the consumers are located by data collection through Shopify. Another item that is great with Shopify is if you stock-out of an item and cannot remove it from the website in time before someone purchases it, the refund process is very easy and you do not even have to capture the payment automatically to help prevent stock-outs.
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January 18, 2019
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer
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I love using Shopify overall as it has definitely given me a way to sell my products. I also feel like it is well-trusted and offers enough ways to pay for goods. Another positive point is that it is so simple to use and create websites, update, and make changes to.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Product catalog & listings (67)
9.0
Product management (65)
8.7
Bulk product upload (54)
8.0
Branding (67)
8.9
Mobile storefront (66)
9.1
Product variations (64)
8.4
Website integration (62)
8.9
Visual customization (65)
8.8
CMS (52)
8.5
Abandoned cart recovery (59)
8.7
Checkout user experience (63)
8.8
eCommerce security (65)
9.5
Promotions & discounts (63)
8.7
Personalized recommendations (32)
8.4
SEO (62)
7.8
Multi-site management (19)
6.7
Order processing (65)
9.2
Inventory management (64)
8.9
Shipping (59)
8.7
Custom functionality (60)
8.1

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.
Categories:  Point of Sale,  eCommerce

Shopify Features

Online Storefront Features

Has featureProduct catalog & listings
Has featureProduct management
Has featureBulk product upload
Has featureBranding
Has featureSearch & filter
Has featureMobile storefront
Has featureProduct variations
Has featureSubscriptions & downloads
Has featureWebsite integration
Has featureVisual customization
Has featureCMS

Online Shopping Cart Features

Has featureAbandoned cart recovery
Has featureTax calculator
Has featureShipping calculator
Has featureIntegration with Amazon
Has featureIntegration with eBay
Has featureCheckout user experience

Online Payment System Features

Has featurePayPal integration
Has featureReturns & refunds
Has featureSingle-click checkout
Has featureeCommerce security

eCommerce Marketing Features

Has featurePromotions & discounts
Has featureSEO
Has featureProduct reviews
Has featureSocial commerce integration
Has featureCustomer registration

eCommerce Business Management Features

Has featureOrder processing
Has featureInventory management
Has featureShipping
Has featureCustom functionality

Shopify Integrations

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Shopify Pricing

Starting Price: $29

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Shopify Lite$9per month
Basic Shopify$29per month
Shopify$79per month
Advanced Shopify$299per month
Shopify Plus2,000per month

Shopify Support Options

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Live Chat
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Shopify Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android