Shopify vs Stripe Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Lincey Viel Pepin

Great to charge credit cards at shows and fairs

2019-01-02

I much prefer Shopify POS than Paypal here, Stripe and Etsy reader (I tried them all).

Pros

Easy to use, non-laggy software to process credit card payments in person. The whole catalog from my Shopify store is connected and each product can be easily added to the bill. I often use the 'Quick sale' option for fast checkouts on which we simply enter the amount to charge. Shopify sent a free credit card reader that can read chips. The charge on the reader lasts for well over a day, which is perfect when you don't have access to power.

Cons

Sometimes (rarely) my phone and the reader won't detect each other and I have to enter the credit card number manually, which isn't ideal.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Terry Johnson

Easy setup for a beginner to start simple & secure store; flexibility for advanced users to do what they want.

2018-06-22

The most annoying part is that if you want to accept payments with anything other than their Stripe processor, they add 1% onto your transaction fee.

Pros

Frequent updates and improvements to the platform, secure, and stable = more focus on your business.

Cons

Any feature you want that isn't available out of the box requires advanced knowledge of coding languages.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, myself only employees)
Verified Reviewer

Online sales in no time

2018-05-05

Pros

We didn't have to work about hiring a developer to integrate Stripe, or anything like that.

Cons

The store front user-experience can often times be inconsistent from storefront to storefront. So sometimes users don't know where to look for something. Amazon is so successful in part to the store front key features always being in the same place.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Shane Conrad

Shopify is a fantastic sellers platform

2018-02-20

Pros

Shopify offers ease of use, quick setup, a variety of well designed apps, and can produce a great looking site in little to no time.

Cons

The Stripe payment fees are a bit higher than one would expect given the volume that Shopify has.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Victor De Freitas

Excellent resource if you build a website for selling your products

2018-11-03

Good option if you want to sell your products in your own online store.

Pros

Even though is not as easy to use as WIX.com Shopify is awesome for connecting your site to third-party services live stripe and some delivery services, which makes easier to integrate your small business process.

Cons

I little bit expensive (the commision) is you want to sell products using their payment platform.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lakshmia Ferba

One of the best things out there

2018-07-26

Pros

Price is awesome Tons of integration and apps Easy to set up Tons of support Tons of third party tools to use to make things better

Cons

If you are considered high risk to stripe (which is Shopify payments, btw), you cannot use it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Defense & Space company, 51-200 employees)

Create intuitive, beautiful, user-friendly e-com site. Accept payment via PaypalStripe or Shopify

2018-10-24

Pros

You can accept payment via Paypal, Stripe or using Shopify Payments.

Cons

Monthly fee to use the software can become quite steep

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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SYED FASIH

Making a dropshipping website was a nightmare untill I used Shopify.

2019-02-21

I used it to run 3 dropshipping websites. My experience was really good and it saved me a lot of hard work and time.

Pros

No need to worry about making terms and conditions and policies as Shopify makes it for your dropshipping store. Just add the products and manage the quantity and price. No need to worry about website management. So many cool themes to put on. Shopify Support is AMAZING!

Cons

The Stripe account charges like 2.5% of the payment and you lose a lot of money. most of the useful apps are paid.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Preston Toborg

Good for small or medium startups

2019-04-13

Overall it is a good service that I'd recommend to most. You can get started in minutes not months.

Pros

Easy to create products Simple card processing fees Easy to start your store

Cons

The monthly cost is tough on small business owners just starting out You kinda have to use shopify for card processing even if you have your own stripe account which kinda sucks because shopify then manages all your income.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Oil & Energy company, 51-200 employees)

One-stop, easy to use, e-commerce store builder.

2018-06-28

Pros

If you are opening your first online store, Shopify is one of the most recommended platforms because it is so user-friendly and easy to set up. It offers templates to build your storefront.

Cons

Also, unless you use Shopify's payment option power by Stripe, their fees range per transaction.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Spencer Shaw

Verified Reviewer

A Startups Best Friend for E-Commerce

2015-12-18

I first started using Shopify for a health startup. With in-house programmers we could have used something more customized however Shopify is just so simple to use and can be up and connected in minutes. It's the only platform I advise E-Comm startups to use after they done their testing and MVP... so before getting on Shopify doing some tests with Instapage landers or other things is a first step.

Pros

Easy to use and connects into virtually everything you would need to run your business. Also they take a lot of the tech headache out of the game since they host the site and have a library of free and paid templates.

Cons

I also don't like being penalized for using Stripe since it's outside their platform... but I get it from their point of view.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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Emil Smith

A great option for eCommerce

2018-10-31

I was first introduced to Shopify through my work as a web developer, but have since created Shopify sites for family members and recommended it to others as I think the user interface and easy setup makes it a great solution for people who are less technical but still want to retain control over their own online shop.

Pros

Taking payments through Stripe also makes the payment gateway aspect of the solution very easy to configure, and the templating system (Liquid syntax) is very easy to use.

Cons

I found that it could be a bit cumbersome in terms of deploying code, and handling build tools running on node.js, though this was easy enough to work around.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Gardner

Shopify Rocks like no other

2018-11-05

Shopify has been an awesome essential tool for my business. It has saved so much money for my company and is really easy to use.

Pros

Also with PayPal, Stripe and Amazon Pay integrated already, no need to pay for these add-ons like others.

Cons

The only thing that I can say bad about it is that some add-ons can be pretty trashy so do your homework and research on them before signing up with add-ons. They are not regulated by Shopify that much and all.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kim Hald

Great eCommerce Platform

2019-02-26

I can set up a store in a few hours and it is very simple to do and get a very decent result. You can get a professional looking store just using the free templates. I have set up 4 or 5 stores myself and the learning curve is minimal. It is very easy getting started.

Pros

I love how easy it was to set up. It is super easy to pick a nice template and add products quickly. The mount of external apps you can get in their Appstore, is amazing. You can get an app to do just about anything you want. Apps can handle shipping, marketing and much more. It is simple and flexible when you connect payment processors. I have used 3 processors myself and everything is seamlessly connected and it is really simple to set up.

Cons

Shopify Payments is their own payment processor that runs through Stripe. I think this option is too restricted.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Co-Owner (Retail company, 1-10 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Shopify is not business friendly

2018-10-17

Pros

It's easy to set up and the monthly cost seemed fine at first, though you don't get much for the cheapest plan.

Cons

AMP pages never worked, support was lackluster, they don't give you access to your robots.txt file unlike Big Commerce and other companies, and more importantly, if you use Stripe, they will find any reason to terminate your account, including if you use words to describe your products that they don't understand.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: GetApp
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Yemin Kim

Great service but you need to be careful

2018-01-18

We saved a lot of time and money to build our own website. Most importantly we can be assured by the stable service.

Pros

Their default payment system - Stripe is very easy to set up.

Cons

Apps, Apps, Apps. If you want to add up some features that means you have to pay the extra money and also you might need to sacrifice your site's speed because of the added codes from Apps. Not every App but some Apps will definitely drag your site's speed. Uninstalling Apps are easy but there might be some residues from uninstalled Apps. That is annoying sometimes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Not recommended

2018-03-01

Pros

Tightly integrates with Shopify so it's the most convenient payment gateway....aka "Shopify Payments."

Cons

The "risk analyst" who contacted me was abrasive. After being a customer for 3 years, the payments account was immediately disabled without a grace period to provide the requested documentation.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, myself only employees)

Complete solution for payment processing

2018-12-14

I use Stripe to integrate with Wix and Shopify

Pros

Stripe is the industry standard for small business owners looking to collect payments. It has an attractive interface and is easy to use.

Cons

Nothing to report in terms of cons that I've experienced

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kyle Musser

Verified Reviewer

The Standard Tool for Online Payment Processing

2019-02-28

Pros

- Easy to set up, - Integrations into most systems (Clickfunnels, Shopify, Leadpages, etc.)

Cons

- Customization of emails // branding is not the best, - Customer support can sometimes be a pain to deal with, - Cases are hard to win if someone files a chargeback even with documentation

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Elaine Eason

Stripe is easy to integrate with different ecommerce systems and very reliable.

2019-01-26

Easy to use and integrates with everything. Simple to manage and set up. Support is decent.

Pros

It is easy to work and integrates with both Shopify and Weebly!

Cons

The fees can be high but are typical for the industry.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1-10 employees)

Easy to set up and start accepting payments fast.

2019-03-13

Pros

Stripe payments are integrated seamlessly with Shopify. We've had no problems with reliability or receiving funds.

Cons

Fees and discounts are more expensive than some traditional credit card merchant accounts.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Alexandria gavas

Stripe Review

2019-02-19

Pros

it integrated with shopify very easily.

Cons

I don't have any dislikes about this software

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sean Pomory

Great Tool for SMB's and Enterprise

2018-11-16

I've used Stripe for anything from a business site with 5 pages, to a health site with over 1000 pages. It works well in both cases. It is easy to set up, has an easy to use dashboard, and some great integrations with popular CMS's.

Pros

Great developer tools Flat-rate pricing Advanced reporting tools Excellent marketplace tools Multi-currency support Integration with Shopify (and therefore HubSpot)

Cons

Can be difficult to set up if you need to send payments to different accounts. For example, multiple events hosted by different departments within an organization.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Stripe gets me paid and it's as simple as that.

2018-07-24

Pros

It's simple to integrate with both wordpress and shopify, the sites I use mostly.

Cons

It's pretty pricey - fee after fee and it starts to add up, especially when you start to move more products.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Mandy Jaspering

The Best

2019-01-31

Pros

Absolutely stellar customer support and a solid service you can count on. Communication is top-notch and they've always been quick to address and solve any problems.

Cons

This was incredibly easy to set up with our Shopify store, but setting it up on others may require a bit more effort.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Erin G

Excellent Payment Processing Tool

2018-10-18

Pros

Easily connected Stripe to Shopify as well as other marketplaces without any issues.

Cons

You will pay a fee on all transactions as with any payment processing company.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kevin Williams

Verified Reviewer

Stripe is Waaaaaay Better than Paypal

2018-09-11

Pros

Its now available across all the major e-commerce platforms such as Shopify, Bigcommerce and Woocommerce for Wordpress my personal favorite is the Shopify integration.

Cons

I would like it if they had a local option like something where you could swipe the card like if you set up a pop up shop or something.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Okikiola Bello

A payment processor you should try

2018-12-21

Pros

I used it on my shopify website and they work perfectly well together. ability to control all your payment in one place and it is very secure.

Cons

In case of urgent issues, stripe doesnt have a phone call support. Their processing fee is a bit ridiculous.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Easy payments.

2018-11-26

I am a fan of Strip because it has easy integration into Wordpress, Shopify,... We use Stripe for some of our websites and we never had any problems with it.

Pros

You can integrate most of today's web platforms or content management systems with Stripe. It takes away a lot of the hassle of accepting payments on your website. They support a lot of different payment methods so everyone will find something they can use to pay with.

Cons

Some of the fees for transactions are rather high and there are cheaper options available in the payment world. But I guess that doesn't matter a lot and you can put that cost in the prices of your products your selling anyway.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 1-10 employees)

The best alternative to Paypal

2018-09-10

Pros

It is an easy to implement software, integrates with a lot of services such as Shopify and wordpress/WooCommerce.

Cons

If you are not technical, the implementation could be daunting, but easily outsourced or facilitated through plugins and integrations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephanie Cammuso

The easiest way to integrate credit card payments to your site

2018-11-28

Both our technical, and non-technical staff have installed Stripe on a variety of different websites, and they all say the same thing: "That was easy!". Implementing and extending Stripe to your needs is seriously easy.

Pros

I've installed Stripe on WordPress, Shopify, Magento, and Drupal sites literally in minutes!

Cons

The biggest issue you'll most likely have with Stripe is the 7-day rolling deposits. If you're a cash-strapped business, waiting 7 days for your funds to be deposited may be a bit too long of a wait. I'm eagerly awaiting an option to expedite deposits!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David Fisher

So Easy to Use

2018-10-08

Pros

They also integrate with Shopify so easily that running any type of online store is just that much easier.

Cons

Honestly, I can't say there is anything bad about it. This software is so straight forward and easy it is almost impossible to claim there is an issue. There are fees too but that is to be expected for any of these platforms.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Brandon Hudson

The Best Payment Processing I've Ever Used!

2016-11-04

Their plug and play integrations (Kickstarter, Celery, Shopify, etc.) has made it simple for us to scale our Kickstarter project to a full-fledge ecommerce site.

Cons

The only con is that handling chargebacks can be cumbersome if you run into them. Especially doing ecommerce work, we find that a lot of customers will simply do a chargeback instead of communicating with us to ask for a refund. Stripe's UI for chargebacks and disputes is good, but can be confusing to track the status of previous ones you've responded to.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Stripe

If you're doing online sales, this platform will be your best friend!

Source: Capterra
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