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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

TrustRadius Insights

Shopify is a versatile platform that fulfills various use cases for businesses of all sizes. Users have found success using Shopify as …
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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
Incentivized
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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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Product catalog & listings (131)
    8.6
    86%
  • Branding (130)
    8.4
    84%
  • Visual customization (129)
    7.5
    75%
  • Product management (129)
    7.4
    74%

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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

1-Minute Demo of How Packwerk Works | Shopify Engineering

YouTube

Basel Shopify - Use One Click Import Demo Tool

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Shopify Online Store 2.0 Demo: Dawn, the new Theme Editor, and Metafields...

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Instant Search + for Shopify Demo

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Australia Post Shipping Labels for Shopify - App Demo

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Hydrogen Coding Demo with Tobi Lütke | Shopify Unite 2021

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Features

Online Storefront

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

7.5
Avg 7.7

Online Shopping Cart

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

8.1
Avg 7.6

Online Payment System

Features related to processing online payment for eCommerce purchases.

8.9
Avg 8.3

eCommerce Marketing

Features related to marketing for eCommerce websites

8
Avg 7.5

eCommerce Business Management

Features related to business management and administration of eCommerce operations

8
Avg 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

Subscribe to Shopify
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 Website integration highest, with a score of 9.2.

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

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Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews

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Paul Francis Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I'm happy to pay more monthly for Shopify alone because it's an excellent cart to display and sell your product online, and the back-end is a breeze. But paying so much extra for inventory and shipping for software that truly isn't part of Shopify is incredibly frustrating to me. With Shopify I'm paying $179 per month for their best pricing plan, and I'm also throwing an addtional $150 a month at Stitch Labs & ShipStation in order to better control my inventory and shipping. At this point I'm ALMOST willing to live with the over-complicated nature of Volusion just to save some money. And I say almost because Shopify is a really great system, I just think they need to start including some really basic and necessary inventory and shipping options in their system, not sold separately as an add on.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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!
February 09, 2017

Authentic Shopify Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It was too expensive for the state that my business was in. After I get up on my feet again and can gain more of a customer base it may be an option. Right now it just was not a feasible way for me to run my growing business. I hope to use it again soon.
David Green | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Shopify continues to earn me money and attract new customers without becoming a burden to my business, so it only makes sense to stick with Shopify. After beginning with setting up stores for my other clients I became so happy with the platform I progressed to setting up a store for myself.
Jamin McBain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Shopify is user friendly in comparison to other products that I have used that are similar to it. I am usually loyal to any product that can offer me some type of service without any kind of deficiencies. This is something I have experienced with Shopify so I would gladly use it again.
Vincent Stark | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Unfortunately, we're stuck with this platform for a while. We cannot just stop using it, because it's a core of our business.
Of course, we're trying to build something else at the moment, but for a small business like ours, with small margins, it's a very difficult task.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I would renew this program because this is already what we are using and it would be treacherous to change programs in the middle of sales. Also the benefits succeed the costs to using this program. There are bugs, but the overall impact is positive to our business and we definitely would renew it.
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