Shopify is a digital subscription application that allows people to create websites and manage products, inventory, payments and shipping online. Arriving in the market well before its main competitors, Magento and WordPress (amongst others), Shopify is a prevalent eCommerce solution – reports indicate it’s used in every country of the world and powers nearly 1 million stores. Shopify is cloud-based and very easy to use, making the platform a go-to option for small businesses and those without an existing website or any web development experience/interest.
Shopify uses a subscription model with three different monthly packages available – Basic (USD $29/mo), Shopify (USD $79/mo) and Advanced Shopify (USD $299/mo). All three packages offer varying features such as staff accounts, gift cards, professional reports. Further, Shopify doesn’t involve any set-up fees, a free 14-day trial and gives users the ability to cancel their plans at any time. Shopify Plus is an enterprise eCommerce platform that is responsible for powering some of the biggest, fastest-growing global brands such as Kylie, MVMT and Nestle. (Chances are Shopify Plus, which starts at around $2000 per month, isn’t a solution necessary for your business).
Shopify is a very popular eCommerce solution for any business, large and small. Are you interested in learning more about what Shopify can do for your business? Comparing the platform with other eCommerce solutions such as WooCommerce? If so, reach out to the web development gurus at Start Digital – we’d love to help you determine the right eCommerce solution for your business!