Shopify Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Shopify Reviews

Shopify

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

4.37/5 (359 reviews)
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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 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.
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Shopify Reviews (359)

Most positive review

 Number One eCommerce Platform

I have been in the eCommerce business for over 15 years. I worked with different platforms along the way, from custom built apps, to Wordpress and Amazon Webstore. I have tested, Magento, Volusion and countless others. Nothing comes close to Shopify. Shopify combines simple to use interface, ...

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Reviewed 25th of January, 2016 by Ronen Amit

Most critical review

 Easy to use , even for first time business start up

1. Editing themes to suit your needs may be challenging for user with no HTML or working knowledge of Shopify Liquid language 2. Apps can add up more than your Shopify subscription cost, 3. Need Shopify expert to program or customize your store, again will be another cost. We haved used ...

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Reviewed 22nd of March, 2016 by Jack Anderson

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Shopify Screenshots (8)

Shopify screenshot: Main admin panelShopify screenshot: OrdersShopify screenshot: Mobile app - manage your store from your iPad or iPhoneShopify screenshot: Mobile dashboardShopify screenshot: Product pageShopify screenshot: App - Orders pageShopify screenshot: POS - Sell in-person, online or BOTHShopify screenshot: Performance Overview

Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Small Business
Devices Supported
iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Web-based, Mobile Web App
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Latin America, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Shopify Pricing

Starting from: $14.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Starting at $14/month. Try our 15 day trial now.

Competitors Pricing

Brigade POS

Starting from: $99.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription

GiftLogic

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

PremierWireless

Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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Key Features of Shopify

  • 15 Day Free Trial
  • Secure shopping cart -256-bit SSL
  • 100+ professional themes
  • Use your own domain name
  • Sell on Facebook
  • Sell in store (POS)
  • Abandoned checkout recovery
  • 70 payment gateways
  • Translate in 50+ languages
  • Integrate with Dropshippers or Fulfillment Centers
  • Shopify Mobile - update your store or inventory
  • Search engine optimized (SEO)
  • Product reviews, Discount codes and coupons
  • Gift Cards
  • Full blogging platform
  • Mobile commerce ready
  • Social Media Integration
  • Unlimited products
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • 24/7 support

Benefits

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

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Ashlei Brittany

Small Store Success

18/04/2017

We use Shopify to run our small store of educational and promotional swag. It gives us easy functionality to add new items, edit, change inventory, or delete product. There are some discount code functionalities that we wish could be better used. Also, it would be helpful to have a way to track inventory that is removed for giveaways. Other than that, it works perfect for our little store.

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Source: Capterra
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Tung  Phan

Great Platform to begin your E-commerce dream

18/04/2017

Ease of use. It does not requires lots of technical knowledge to setup. In order for the site to be functional, it would take around 30 mins to setup. Precise report & inventory tracking with real time tracking on your stock. So if you have lots of inventory, you will not lose track on it. Extremely mobile friendly with different themes & designs to choose from. The site can only be customized in some certain areas. Connection with Facebook Store sometimes malfunction and does not appear on Facebook Store page. There are certain limitation when it comes to make credit card payment available, it actually depends on the country you live in. It enable me to create my own platform for selling my fashion stuff. This is a great way to start your own e-commerce business. If you want to edit the website even further than its template, you need to know some basic html but this can be learnt on the way down the road so no worries.

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Source: Capterra
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Berry Dahlin

Shopify Perks & Shortcomings

12/04/2017

Overall, Shopify is the clear leader in their industry. Do they have shortcomings? Sure. But compared to their competitors, the shortcomings are few and far between. After all, no system will ever be exactly perfect to your unique business unless you decide to build your own software which comes with the glitches and lack of functionality that building your own software entails.

Pros

AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE. Shopify is entirely unparalleled in this regard. Their live chat option is not only convenient but staffed by PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT! They are not an outside tech support and it is clear how well each of them is versed in the system and its capabilities. Another amazing feature about Shopify is the plethora of apps that are available in order to customize your system (many of which are free!). This means that if Shopify is lacking in any way in terms of your particular business needs, there is definitely an app for it.

Cons

1. They dont allow for multiple warehouses/locations in their inventory system! 2. They dont allow for cost of goods (COGs) vs. Retail pricing in their system which means it is completely useless for any inventory management or accounting needs 3. Their inventory system doesn't have an "inventory taking" system built in which means it has to be done manually (NOT an option for anyone who has ever had to actually manage an inventory. which i assume is ALL of us) Overall, their shortcomings are ENTIRELY within the inventory department which is such an essential aspect of running a business and book keeping.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Melanie Wallace

Fantastic!

12/04/2017

We have used Shopify for almost 2 years now. Simple to use for the beginner but yet versatile enough to take on the pro. Shopify has different pricing levels - Basic Shopify, Shopify, Advanced Shopify. If you are just starting out, I highly recommend Basic Shopify. It will give you everything you need. Plus as you grow you have 2 other pricing levels to choose from.

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doug gordon

Shopify Review

12/04/2017

Pros

Overall, easy to use. Provides good insights as to how our website is performing and they continually are adding features

Cons

Wish we could use the POS system as well, but need additional features, such as tipping, to be able to use in our cafes

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Rqvi Rajotiya

Business need satisfied Security guaranteed

30/03/2017

While working at websociety, I got to know that clients need much more than just a website, they are not geek but they want the feel of the website as they feel. The customer requirements are varying for different customers. When we need something that can hold up on a online store, shopify is way too simple yet too robust to fill every need. Yes clients keep asking whether shopify or magento, I just say them both have their own pros. I highly recommend to go through this to be next e-commerce giant, well kidding, but sure your business will succeed, I have experienced. There are many who are competing in the market for the position shopify owns. The sleek design never fails.

Pros

Competitive pricing and sleek design for every store need makes shopify perfect choice. It is highly customisable and self hosted.

Cons

Most features fit in expect knowledge need to work around but we need to learn for perfect output. Also it fails to offer some flexiblity in moving to different e-commerce solutions.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Shopify

Setup can be more hassle free.

Source: Capterra
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Tonima Das

Ux should be improved

14/03/2017

Pros

Ease of use and interface is simple. Easy onboarding and clear steps in the beginning. Product creation is easy.

Cons

Not a very scalable and flexible solution. would be great to have order management in detail for merchants.

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
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Joe Apgarq

Great for young businesses getting started

12/03/2017

Great product and value for smaller shops. Base level reporting could be enhanced as well as inventory management. You need to rely on the Shopify app store to do some seemingly simple tasks, which can make the experience cumbersome at times. I do highly recommend for newer shops but can become a bit of an administrative headache when dealing with multiple POS locations.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Lorenzo  Luciano

Great easy user interface

12/03/2017

I have used shopify when buying products from some websites, it is very accessible and very easy to use.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Yumrubash Yumrubashov

Fastest solution

11/03/2017

It has been a 5 years that i am in the e-commerce business. I dont know easier and faster way to create website for your business.

Pros

it is much faster than alternative services also comparable cheaper. recommended!

Cons

Trial period is too short to test well

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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