If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Shopify, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
My advice for anybody who is considering Shopify is not to hesitate. It is the best solution and I suggest implementing it. The biggest lesson that I have learned from using it is that it is simple to use and there is no complexity. I think that Shopify is the number one e-commerce platform. In my opinion, it is the best choice for e-commerce sites. That said, no service is perfect. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
With Shopify, you don't have to do anything: log into your Shopify account, choose a default theme — the free one —, create a logo, create as many pages as you want, put in content, set up the products and the store is up and ready. A lot of my clients make good money using this solution, but it comes down to the products, service, the target audience, the pricing, and the competition in the market. Shopify has nothing to do with that; If the products and services are good, then our clients will make money. Before choosing Shopify, make sure you know exactly what your requirements are. If you have requirements that require a lot of customization, then expect to pay more because only standard features are included within the basic plan. If your products are unique, like custom t-shirts and clothing, then It can get expensive. If you start with the basic plan and partway through, you realize you need the more specialized tools that are included in the paid plan, you can't just switch without losing all of your progress. For this reason, You need to be sure what your requirements are. Whenever I start working with new clients, I ask them to write a list, detailing the exact number of features and the number of products they wish to sell. This way, I can determine what type of account they'll be needing. The loading speed on Shopify Plus is a little slow, but that's due to the number of products. Often, my clients have multi-currency options that they want to be included. I tell them that these features will require the use of apps that will cost extra and if they're fine with that, then we'll move ahead. Many customers don't want to pay for extra apps, which can be a problem. Specific requirements require the use of specific apps. All in all, I like Shopify, but I hate the app — it doesn't allow for full control. If you want to add something additional into the app, it requires way too much time. Sometimes I feel that it would be better if it was an open-source, like PHP coordinator. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Shopify a rating of seven.
I would like to say thank-you to Shopify for this platform and thank-you to their team.
What do you like most about Shopify?
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