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.
, Provide Support Live Chat
, Priority AccountEdge
, AddShoppers Social Login
, Form Builder
, Shipedge Software Suite
, Vantage Analytics
, BenchmarkONE (formerly Hatchbuck)
, Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
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
|Shopify Lite||$9||per month|
|Basic Shopify||$29||per month|
|Advanced Shopify||$299||per month|
|Shopify Plus||2,000||per month|
Shopify Support Options
| ||Free Version||Paid Version|
|Video Tutorials / Webinar|
Shopify Technical Details
|Operating Systems: ||Unspecified|
|Mobile Application:||Apple iOS, Android|