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Shopify is an a commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at a retail location, and everywhere in between.
Shopify Product Features
Shopify is one of the #1 leading platforms for e-commerce businesses.
Here are some of the main reasons most e-commerce businesses are using Shopify:
- Geared towards supporting store owners. Provides a simple way to launch and manage your online store
- Customer support is off the charts (live chat)
- Easy to use - You don't have to worry about the technical side
- The design is clean and mobile-friendly. There are also hundreds of templates you can use.
- Easy integrations and additional channels (ie. Amazon, email marketing integrations, Facebook, etc).
How does Shopify pricing work?
Shopify is a freemium product.
Shopify Pricing Tiers
Shopify has the following pricing tiers:
- Basic Shopify: $29/month
- Shopify: $79/month
- Advanced Shopify: $299/month
Learn more about Shopify pricing ➜
Here's what customers are saying about Shopify:
|Southern Elegance Candle Company||Shopify is easily the best place to have an eCommerce site. - DShawn Russell, founder of Southern Elegance Candle Company|
|Vizio Makeup Academy||Shopify has been our number one software to use, it’s very easy and friendly, and it comes loaded with add-on apps you can use. Shopify can integrate with your shipping and many of today’s top software, all in one great place. It’s also helped us with the inventory part of the business, too. - Anastasia Andreani, founder of Vizio Makeup Academy|
|Headline Solar||We also use Shopify and their preloaded tools to increase our name and branding. The more frequently people hear Wax & Wick the better our business does. - Kevin Gillespie, founder of Headline Solar|
|Beardo||We now use Shopify because it is nearly impossible to crash it! We have tried and have even had hundreds of thousands of concurrent visitors on the site with no issues. Not even a flicker. - Jeff Phillips, founder of Beardo|
|ABS Protein Pancakes||The ABS Protein Pancakes storefront is on Shopifywhich I think is the best platform for e-commerce businesses. It just makes things so easy. - Ashley Drummonds, founder of ABS Protein Pancakes|
|Coping Skills for Kids||We use Shopify to host our store, so that gives us access to sell on Pinterest and Amazon as well. - Janine Halloran, founder of Coping Skills for Kids|
|Dry Camp||Shopify, Shopify, Shopify - if you are launching an online store, this is the way to go. - Paul Schauer, founder of Dry Camp|
|Tini Lux||I use Shopify as my e-commerce platform. Shopify is so easy to use and has all the tools you need, I would definitely recommend it. - Jackie Burke, founder of Tini Lux|
|Blush Boutique Co||Shopify have amazing plug-ins and apps that work really well to keep our workflow seamless. - Emilie Casseday, founder of Blush Boutique Co|
|Fernweh||We use Shopify as it is a great platform, easy to use, and translates our business to the customers. It offers great templates for starting and it’s easy enough to figure out for anyone. It makes it easy for new businesses or side hustles to succeed because of the ease and all the apps it offers. - Courtney Todd, founder of Fernweh|
|Nooks||This is absolutely incredible. I recommend them so much that I swear it seems like I work for them. - Zaid Shahatit, founder of Nooks|
|AMANO Tongue Cleanser||Shopify, which we find is excellent. - Mano Manoharan, founder of AMANO Tongue Cleanser|
|No Cold Feet LLC||This is a great tool because it is fairly affordable, requires minimal on-going maintenance, and because it is an industry leader, integrates will pretty much everything. - Mari & Matt McNamara, founder of No Cold Feet LLC|
|FLXCUF||*Shopify is amazing from being easy to use, to all the app add-ons you’re able to utilize to create a better experience for yourself and your customers. * - Jay Fuller, founder of FLXCUF|
|Heliotrope San Francisco||*Shopify has been great 99% of the time. They make it very easy, and the price is reasonable. * - Jonathan Plotzker-Kelly, founder of Heliotrope San Francisco|
|Matcha.com||We have had a good experience with Shopify. I’ve used other ecomm platforms but Shopify is the most evolved and they are getting better and better. - Andre Fasciola , founder of Matcha.com|
|MamaSuds||Shopify is very user-friendly and has many add-on apps that have made my life so much easier. - Michelle C. Smith, founder of MamaSuds|
|BIGFILMS||The best platform for building an e-commerce online store. - Steven Liszka, founder of BIGFILMS|
|Konnected Inc.||Shopify has truly been extraordinary. As an engine of e-commerce, it’s been tremendously helpful as it has evolved along with our business needs. - Nate Clark, founder of Konnected Inc.|
|Turmerry||We love Shopify. We’ve never had any issues with the server being down and it is a stable platform with great flexibility to design and code. - Rumana Bai, founder of Turmerry|
What Companies Are Using Shopify?
List of customers using Shopify:
|1||Dessert Boxes||dessert boxes business|
|2||Think Crucial||appliance repair business||Quality replacement parts with free shipping & unbeatable pricing! Think Crucial sells filters for your vacuum, pool or HVAC, to home, garden & office supplies.|
|3||Robo 3D||3d printing business||ROBO 3D Printers is the consumer's choice top personal 3D printer in the market. We offer amazingly priced 3D printers, accessories, and more for all consumers.|
|4||Dream Pops||ice cream product||Plant-based ice cream. Packed with superfoods. Dairy, gluten and soy free. All under 100 calories with no artificial additives or stabilizers. We figured it was time to bring ice cream into the 21st century – with real food and real ingredients that you can actually pronounce.|
|5||Headline Solar||candle business||Buy Scented Candles Online. Soy wax candles hand-poured in micro-batches. Visit www.waxandwick.co - ditch the paraffin wax candle and join the soy revolution!|
|6||The Mobile Locker Co||storage locker business||Our locker trucks and mobile back check systems provide efficient, effective, and simple services for events of all sizes.|
|7||DULO||men's clothing line||Dress shirts from performance fabrics. Sports performance and comfort. Never iron, always look great, a 4-way stretch fabric moves with you, odor repellent, machine washable. Made in Europe. Shop now.|
|8||Micro Bikes UK||dirt bike business||Micro Bikes UK is the ultimate one stop shop for performance kids toys. We stock a large range of mini bikes, kids petrol quads, scooters, pit bikes and electric ride on cars.|
Looking for an alternative to Shopify? We've put together a list of all Shopify competitors and alternatives.
List of best alternatives to Shopify:
|1||BigCommerce||BigCommerce is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) ecommerce platform that empowers merchants of all sizes to build, innovate and grow their businesses online. As a leading open SaaS solution, BigCommerce powers tens of thousands of merchants across 150 countries and numerous industries, including companies like Ben & Jerry’s, S.C. Johnson, Skullcandy, Sony and Vodafone.||freemium||see all businesses using ➜|
|2||Amazon||Online shopping from the earth's biggest selection of products.||freemium||see all businesses using ➜|
|3||Adobe Creative Cloud||A set of applications and services from Adobe Systems that gives subscribers access to a collection of software used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, along with a set of mobile applications and also some optional cloud services.||freemium||see all businesses using ➜|
|4||Google Shopping||Search for products on online shopping websites and compare prices between different vendors.||freemium||see all businesses using ➜|
|5||WooCommerce||A fully customizable, open source eCommerce platform built for WordPress.||freemium||see all businesses using ➜|
|6||Canva||A graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. The app already includes templates for users to use. The platform is free to use but offers paid subscriptions like Canva Pro and Canva for Enterprise for additional functionality.||*||see all businesses using ➜|
|7||trello||A collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. Tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process. Imagine a white board, filled with lists of sticky notes, with each note as a task for you and your team.||*||see all businesses using ➜|
|8||Etsy||An e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items.||freemium||see all businesses using ➜|
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Contributors to this article:
- Pat Walls, Founder @ Starter Story