Shopify

Shopify

Everything you need to sell anywhere. Trusted by 160k stores

4.5/5 (3278 reviews)

Shopify Overview

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.

With Shopify’s eCommerce software, users get one unified platform to run their business with ease. Users can fully customize their online store, add new sales channels in seconds, manage unlimited products and inventory, fulfill orders in a single step, track sales and growth trends, and more.

Establish the company's brand online with a custom domain name and online store. With instant access to hundreds of the best looking themes, and complete control over the look and feel, users can have a gorgeous store of their own that reflects the personality of their business.

Shopify currently powers over 160,000 retailers in 100 different countries, including: Tesla Motors, Gatorade, Forbes, Amnesty International, Encyclopedia Britannica, Maxim Magazine, CrossFit, Black Milk Clothing, Herschel Supply Co., and many more.

Shopify Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$29.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

BASIC SHOPIFY: $29 per month
Online rate: 2.9% + 30¢
In person rate: 2.7% + 0¢

SHOPIFY: $79 per month
Online rate: 2.6% + 30¢
In person rate: 2.5% + 0¢

ADVANCED SHOPIFY: $299 per month
Online rate: 2.4% + 30¢
In person rate: 2.4% + 0¢


Shopify Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, India and 4 others, Latin America, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

Shopify screenshot: Product page
Shopify screenshot: Product page Shopify screenshot: Orders Shopify screenshot: App - Orders page Shopify screenshot: POS - Sell in-person, online or BOTH Shopify screenshot: Performance Overview Shopify screenshot: Main admin panel Shopify screenshot: Mobile app - manage your store from your iPad or iPhone Shopify screenshot: Mobile dashboard

Shopify Reviews

Shopify Reviews

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
1999

Very good
1005

Average
199

Poor
42

Terrible
33

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.4
92% recommended this app
Lee'ann B.

Shopify is easy to launch and manage

My overall experience has been positive using Shopify as my shopping cart for my store. I felt the transition from Magento was pretty simple - although I did not do the migration that is an option, I ended up starting a brand new site.


Tori S.

Shopify is a GAMECHANGER if you Run an Ecommerce Business

I don't think we will ever leave Shopify. It's affordable and easy to use - what more could you want from a product that is used to run your business.


Mary garvey B.

Thought I was signing up for an Integrated POS System and Website

Feels like Shopify sucks you in and is not transparent. When you realize what the system doesn’t do...they apologize and are very kind but not very helpful. There are a bunch of awkward apps you can buy to fix the problems but they don’t work very well. Wish someone would just make an easy functioning system that met business that sell inventory on line and in person.


Latasha P.

Great Platform for business

Shopify has been great since we started with them years ago. The gurus are amazing and they go out of their way to help solve your problems. I highly recommend Shopify to businesses looking for a great online store presence for their business.


Doug C.

One of the Best eCommerce packages in a box with just a few small issues.

Great. The support was responsive and the number of plugins is pretty outstanding for a platform this sized.


Lee'ann B.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Shopify is easy to launch and manage

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/30/2019
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience has been positive using Shopify as my shopping cart for my store. I felt the transition from Magento was pretty simple - although I did not do the migration that is an option, I ended up starting a brand new site.

Pros

I currently use Shopify for my “side hustle” business - selling retro and vintage style dresses online - www.retrovintagedresses.com I previously used Magento for my shopping cart before switching over to Shopify. I like that it’s an easy platform to get set up on and deploy. Also, I love that you can easily create a catalog on business manager to sell products on Facebook and Instagram. Definitely easy to use.

Cons

I don’t have any cons that I can think of with Shopify. I’ve been using it for over 2 years and have not had any major issues or set backs.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Tori S.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Shopify is a GAMECHANGER if you Run an Ecommerce Business

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 4/16/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I don't think we will ever leave Shopify. It's affordable and easy to use - what more could you want from a product that is used to run your business.

Pros

I can't stress enough how much I LOVE Shopify. I run my mom's business for her (an ecommerce site) and we set up the entire thing from scratch, with little knowledge of the platform. They have both free and paid templates to choose from for your site and they are very customizable. The fact that these templates scale to mobile with zero input from us is incredible We've been using it for over 5 years and we couldn't be happier. It is SO easy to use. Their customer support is unmatched - they are open 24 hours and always help us through even the most simple kinds of questions ("how do I upload a new image?"). The inventory feature is great and keeps everything organized. If you sell an item offline, you can easily adjust inventory in your dashboard so no mistakes are made.

Cons

There aren't many things I don't like about Shopify. I think my biggest ask is that there should be more free templates available for use. The Shopify made templates are the best because they integrate seamlessly with the product. For some users, software is a scary thing, so instead of jumping to buy a cooler template, I think users would be responsive to more free templates to try.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Mary garvey B.
Industry: Wholesale
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Thought I was signing up for an Integrated POS System and Website

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 1/16/2020
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Feels like Shopify sucks you in and is not transparent. When you realize what the system doesn’t do...they apologize and are very kind but not very helpful. There are a bunch of awkward apps you can buy to fix the problems but they don’t work very well. Wish someone would just make an easy functioning system that met business that sell inventory on line and in person.

Pros

It is easy to get a website up and running. Adding products is easy.

Cons

WHERE DO I BEGIN:
-inventory records only go back three months...I was horrified to find out I lost 4 months of inventory records.
-to print a receipt...you need to buy and download an app...it is awkward to use and takes a couple minutes for the receipt to upload before you can print it.
-to have employees log in you need to download and app and pay monthly
-you can not do a credit on someone’s account if they return something...You need to either return their money or give them a gift card it is awkward and difficult to use.
-if you mark an order pending payment you cannot take payment on the POS system.
-you cannot add any vender information that is not visible to your customers.
-the duplicate feature when adding products doesn’t work properly....to hard to explain what should be duplicated and what shouldn’t but trust me it wasn’t created by someone that understands business

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Latasha P.
Industry: Apparel & Fashion
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great Platform for business

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2/19/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Shopify has been great since we started with them years ago. The gurus are amazing and they go out of their way to help solve your problems. I highly recommend Shopify to businesses looking for a great online store presence for their business.

Pros

The setup process such as adding products, sizes and quantities was easy. Many store designs to choose from and you can add your own touch.

Cons

Some of the apps are a little pricey and the apps can add up really quickly each month. This will cause your Shopify bill to be higher. Adding apps associated with a price may not be ideal for new businesses or businesses that’s not generating income.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Doug C.
Industry: Consumer Goods
Company size: 2-10 Employees

One of the Best eCommerce packages in a box with just a few small issues.

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2/17/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Great. The support was responsive and the number of plugins is pretty outstanding for a platform this sized.

Pros

How easy it is to get it setup and running if you have simple products, simple shipping and simple tax structures. The templates and themes are great and not too expensive and the support by the template creators are pretty good

Cons

Customizing the shopping cart ui is extremely challenging and there is no way I can tell to deal with pair clothing sizes such as a bikini top and bottom as a set. Inventory doesn't support multi-sized variants with inventory tracking so you have to break out the top and bottom into separate products and then write super complex code to put the products together. It's not trivial and you'd think they would work on this problem. We had swimsuits in our store so it was a nightmare.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8.5/10
Based on 3,278 user ratings
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Shopify Pricing

Shopify Pricing

Starting from
$29.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

BASIC SHOPIFY: $29 per month
Online rate: 2.9% + 30¢
In person rate: 2.7% + 0¢

SHOPIFY: $79 per month
Online rate: 2.6% + 30¢
In person rate: 2.5% + 0¢

ADVANCED SHOPIFY: $299 per month
Online rate: 2.4% + 30¢
In person rate: 2.4% + 0¢

BASIC SHOPIFY: $29 per month
Online rate: 2.9% + 30¢
In person rate: 2.7% + 0¢

SHOPIFY: $79 per month
Online rate: 2.6% + 30¢
In person rate: 2.5% + 0¢

ADVANCED SHOPIFY: $299 per month
Online rate: 2.4% + 30¢
In person rate: 2.4% + 0¢

Value for Money
4.3/5
Based on 3,278 user ratings
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Shopify Features

Shopify Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Custom Forms
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4.4/5
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Videos and Tutorials

Videos and Tutorials

Additional information for Shopify

Additional information for Shopify

Key features of Shopify

  • 100+ professional themes
  • 100+ professional themes
  • 70 payment gateways
  • Abandoned checkout recovery
  • Custom domain name
  • Full blogging platform
  • Gift Cards
  • Integrate with Dropshippers or Fulfillment Centers
  • Mobile commerce ready
  • Product reviews, Discount codes and coupons
  • Search engine optimized (SEO)
  • Secure shopping cart -256-bit SSL
  • Sell in store (POS)
  • Sell on Facebook
  • Shopify Mobile - update your store or inventory
  • Social Media Integration
  • Translate in 50+ languages
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited products
  • Use your own domain name
  • https://www.linkedin.com/company/shopify/

Benefits

  • Whether you sell online, on social media, in store, or out of the trunk of your car, Shopify has you covered.

  • Shopify handles everything from marketing and payments, to secure checkout and shipping.

  • Get a fully customizable website, online store, and blog, and accept credit cards instantly with Shopify Payments.

  • Sell on new sales channels like Pinterest and Amazon, and save time and money with Shopify Shipping and discounted rates.

  • All the features you want, none of the hassle. Shopify makes it easy to build and manage your online store.

  • Shopify FAQs

    Shopify FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Shopify.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Shopify offer?

    Shopify offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: $29.00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    BASIC SHOPIFY: $29 per month Online rate: 2.9% + 30¢ In person rate: 2.7% + 0¢ SHOPIFY: $79 per month Online rate: 2.6% + 30¢ In person rate: 2.5% + 0¢ ADVANCED SHOPIFY: $299 per month Online rate: 2.4% + 30¢ In person rate: 2.4% + 0¢

    Q. What are the main features of Shopify?

    Shopify offers the following features:

    • 100+ professional themes
    • 100+ professional themes
    • 70 payment gateways
    • Abandoned checkout recovery
    • Custom domain name
    • Full blogging platform
    • Gift Cards
    • Integrate with Dropshippers or Fulfillment Centers
    • Mobile commerce ready
    • Product reviews, Discount codes and coupons
    • Search engine optimized (SEO)
    • Secure shopping cart -256-bit SSL
    • Sell in store (POS)
    • Sell on Facebook
    • Shopify Mobile - update your store or inventory
    • Social Media Integration
    • Translate in 50+ languages
    • Unlimited bandwidth
    • Unlimited products
    • Use your own domain name
    • https://www.linkedin.com/company/shopify/

    Q. Who are the typical users of Shopify?

    Shopify has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Shopify support?

    Shopify supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Shopify offer?

    Shopify has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Shopify support mobile devices?

    Shopify supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Shopify integrate with?

    Shopify integrates with the following applications:

    Bookeo, OrderHarmony, Ordoro, Post Affiliate Pro, Sendloop, ShipStation, Stitch Labs, Storefront Social, Veeqo, Yotpo

    Q. What level of support does Shopify offer?

    Shopify offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials