Hey, are you considering launching your online store with Shopify stick around till the end, and we will show you all the pros and cons of Shopify?
So you don’t have to Shopify claims to have processed a whopping eighty two billion dollars worth of sales for their store owners and they’re overgrowing on paper. It looks like a stable platform to build your e-commerce business upon stay on while we uncover the good the bad and the ugly.
Shopify comes with several plans you can choose from unlike some competitors their plans don’t limit the products you can sell or the traffic you can get instead they limit their plans based on available features account members and payment fees.
for example, the basic Shopify plan is a good choice for you if you don’t need more than two account members and won’t be using gift cards as a promotional tool they have a 14-day trial period for you to check out the tool be aware that they don’t offer refunds after you’ve made the payment as you can see their templates are stylish and modern looking they are fully responsive so rest assured they’ll look good on any device there is a big variety of themes.
but only a dozen of those are free the rest will cost you extra but if you want something 100% tailor-made you can also develop your own theme let’s check under the hood as you can see Shopify’s back-end is neat personally I find it very intuitive and easy to navigate thanks to the simple but well-structured left-hand sidebar and clean design let’s see how to add and manage your products click here to see a list of all your products
if you want to edit an existing one click on the name but let’s add one from scratch you only have to click Add product and fill in all the item information title description images pricing and so on there are also options to manage your stock and to add product variants like colors or sizes from this section you can manage your orders you can see the status of the order.
if the customer has already paid and the fulfillment situation to see further details click on an order, for example, you can leave notes and comments check the shipping address and mark the order is fulfilled pretty straightforward.
now let’s check out the available payment methods as you can see Shopify offers dozens of payment processors I’ve never seen a provider offering so many alternatives you can also connect other online payment processors like PayPal Amazon pay Apple pay or even accept payments in bitcoins keep in mind though that unless you use Shopify payments you’ll be charged an extra transaction fee that varies from a half a percent to two percent according to your plan.
that’s why we highly recommend you use Shopify zone payment system let me show you how the shipping works you can define shipping zones by the country you can add more than one country to a region and exclude states but the most exciting shipping feature is the real-time shipping rates calculator that allows you to connect with several carriers and offer shipping costs in real-time during checkout.
now let’s explore the always exciting world of taxes my favorite thing here is that Shopify simplifies managing taxes for each shipping territory you can define a default tax you can decide to show prices with or without taxes and add taxes on shipping rates too if you were based in the US you can let Shopify do the heavy lifting as it has a feature to automatically calculate your store taxes sweet some say Shopify’s SEO is bad and some say it’s good personally.
I think this depends more on your SEO skills Shopify makes it easy for you to optimize your product in the collection pages change the title meta description and you easily sadly you can’t customize your URL structure completely as you can see here there’s always an extra string that you can’t edit but I would say that 95% of all store owners will be just fine with the SEO options on offer and if that’s not enough you can install additional SEO apps as we already mentioned.
you can add apps to further expand your online store’s capabilities some are paid some are free some are good and some aren’t that good but generally speaking it’s a great way to get features that Shopify doesn’t provide for example extra reporting features additional SEO options or email marketing solutions Shopify opens other sales channels for you for example.
they integrate Facebook Instagram eBay and Amazon if you are looking to use dropshipping Shopify makes it especially easy with their uber lo app for brick and mortar store owners there is the point-of-sale system to sell your products to your physical and online sales will integrate seamlessly just install the Shopify POS app Shopify offers support 24 hours by phone chat and email in my experience Shopify support has been generally good it could be faster but they’ve never taken days to answer my questions so that was it we had a detailed look at Shopify system.
but let’s summarize the main pros and cons of this e-commerce beast I liked its ease of use modern-looking templates available payment methods and their app store.
but I think they could improve the following Shopify has a couple of SEO limitations they don’t offer refunds, and you may be charged with extra transaction fees as you’ve seen there’s a lot of excellent stuff about Shopify a few things you could call bad, but we definitely couldn’t find anything ugly you’ll find further information in our detailed review just click here I hope you liked this summary and if you have any questions just leave us a comment I’ll be glad to answer them thank you