Authentic Shopify Review
February 09, 2017

Authentic Shopify Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Software Version

Basic

Overall Satisfaction with Shopify

We used Shopify for every aspect of our company. We created products through their network with Printful as well as created a website and used their payment system. It was used throughout every department of our company. It addressed the problem of inventory, payment, shipping and website design as well as giving the ability for customers to purchase and pay for their item without leaving the interface. It was a great tool that brought together many of the different needs of the company to make the user experience as seamless as possible. I enjoyed how easy it was to use the Shopify program.
  • Drop Shipping Options
  • Payment and Invoicing
  • Website Design
  • Interfaces with social media
  • Integrated different clothing companies (i.e. Printful)
  • Different options for start up companies
  • Wider range of partners to interface with
  • Ability to cross sell on many other social media sites
  • Because I was just starting out the price of the service cost us more money than we wanted to spend.
  • It would have worked better after we had a greater client base.
  • We were losing a lot of money because there was no option for a start-up company that was trying to build its customer base.
Shopify is the perfect interface for an individual or company looking for many different uses in a single location. The ability for the site to be used as a tool for an e-commerce company, website host, selling tool, and interface with other online clothing providers gave me the ability to keep focused on one site to do all I needed. The analytics of the site were also helpful and were used to see where I needed to put more attention. I love the ability that once the product was created it worked seamlessly with what I was selling

Shopify Feature Ratings

Product catalog & listings
9
Product management
9
Bulk product upload
9
Branding
9
Mobile storefront
8
Product variations
5
Website integration
8
Visual customization
7
CMS
9
Abandoned cart recovery
9
Checkout user experience
9
eCommerce security
9
Promotions & discounts
9
Personalized recommendations
9
SEO
9
Multi-site management
9
Order processing
9
Inventory management
9
Shipping
9
Custom functionality
9

Using Shopify

1 - Creator and director of the company. I am the only employee so I used it in every aspect of the business. I personally created the website, managed inventory, synced new products and created shipping and payment options. I was a great tool for me because I was the only person using the software. It was a great one stop shop.
I no longer use Shopify because of the cost of the product. I would have hired someone else after I got things up and running to manage this. I feel that the best person for this job would be self motivated, a hard worker and able to understand the product that they are working towards.
  • Shipping
  • Website
  • Inventory
  • Social Media
  • Website design
  • Drop Shipping
  • Manage more inventory
  • Online store options
  • social integration
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.

Evaluating Shopify and Competitors

  • Product Features
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Analyst Reports
I loved the ability of having all of the interfaces in one single location. I was able to look at so many things and do so much in one location it gave me the ability to spend more time creating a better product. The fact of not worrying about five different websites was a life saver.
I would have waited to join until I had a stronger and more well informed client base. I jumped the gun or creating too much of a business with not enough clientele. With the ability to market on social media I would have started out slow and grown to a place in my business that Shopify would have helped me thrive.

Using Shopify

I think most people are able to suer Shopify that have used a computer. There are some features that take a bit longer to learn. If you are not a creative person it may be a bit more difficult to learn the website customization, but with a help guide or tutorial it will only take a few tries to understand how to work the interface.
ProsCons
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
Requires technical support
  • The availability of many interfaces
  • Partnership with social media
  • Payment and Shipping options
  • Tax calculator
  • Inventory