Shopify Review

Shopify Review Summary

Although there are believers in both brick and mortar stores as well as online shops, Shopify believes that you can truly have it both ways. Aside from helping users to quickly build and deploy eCommerce shop, this host provides the facilities necessary for integrating shops with physical stores as well. This makes it a very rare opportunity for existing retailers to easily join the digital bandwagon.
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Shopify Pros

  • Unmetered storage and bandwidth
  • List an infinite number of products
  • Multiple online sales channels
  • Website builder with free templates
  • Multiple discount code formats
  • Fraud analysis with Shopify payments
  • Unified dashbaord with finance reporting
  • 24/7 Support via chat, phone, and email
  • Lite plan allows easy sales on existing websites
  • Integration with Facebook and Google ads
  • Retail integration with POS system
  • Access to discounted shipping rates
  • Discounts for annual and biennial plans.
  • Free trial available

Shopify Cons

  • Multiple fees and commissions payable
  • No free domain name provided
  • Limited SEO options

Editor's Review & Recommendation

There are plenty of website builders, some of which are excellent at what they do. Shopify, however, is a beast of a different breed altogether. It is focused tightly on the eCommerce space and allows customers to not only start new online stores, but integrated existing physical retail outlets with digital platforms as well.

In the online space it also opens new possibilities to store owners by allowing them to make the sale on other channels such as Facebook. This greatly expand the sales opportunity window for store owners. If you add into the mix integration with advertising platforms and a while host of sales support tools, Shopify is a formidable eCommerce store opportunity.

With such power, Shopify also provides users with a unified dashboard for quick account managing and overview. Power, opportunity, and control – three key elements rolled into a single platform, that’s what Shopify is about.

For Newbies and Individual Bloggers

Because of its dedication to online stores, Shopify isn’t really the right choice for bloggers. You can make use of it, but it doesn’t really make any sense as you will be wasting a lot of key features and losing out on the benefits of using a Content Management System (CMS) instead. Normally that wouldn’t matter so much, but you’ll be paying a premium price for it as well.

Shopify Performance

Shopify Plans & Pricing

Shopify Website Builder Hosting
Basic Shopify
/per month
1 online store
Unlimited products
Multiple sales channels
Abandoned cart recovery
2.9% + $0.30 credit card rates
2.0% - all payment providers
Free SSL

/per month
1 online store
Unlimited products
Multiple sales channels
Abandoned cart recovery
2.6% + $0.30 credit card rates
1.0% - all payment providers
Free SSL
Professional reports

Advanced Shopify
/per month
1 online store
Unlimited products
Multiple sales channels
Abandoned cart recovery
2.4% + %0.30 credit card rates
0.5% - all payments providers
Free SSL
Professional reports

Shopify User Satisfaction

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