This honest Shopify Review for 2017 will take you through the honest pros and cons.
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Shopify video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IakKkA_DWdQ
Woocommerce video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQzy6rtGs3Q
Shopify vs. Woocommerce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59TRClfY0wo
Our Shopify Review PRO: Shopify is extremely easy and simple for beginners to use
Shopify is very beginner friendly. Our video tutorial where we gave you step-by-step instructions on how to create a Shopify store is less than 40 minutes long… let’s compare that then to our video tutorial on how to create a Woocommerce store, which is 69 minutes long.
Plus, the store we created in the Shopify review includes more features than the Woocommerce store does – and it looks a lot nicer too.
The reason it is so easy to use is because it is not only designer for beginners, but it’s designed to ONLY build stores, resulting in a simplified menu/navigation system. It means it has less features, but that is a good thing for beginners, because it lets you know how to focus your time and energy.
Our Shopify Review CON: Shopify uses it’s own confusing jargon
While Shopify is usually very easy to navigate/use, sometimes it is made tricker because it chooses to use it’s own jargon. For example, instead of calling it your website “menu” it is called your website “navigation.”
Our Shopify Review PRO: Shopify has 24/7 support
Shopify have incredible support. They offer free email, phone and livechat support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Unfortunately the phone support only includes USA/UK numbers, but they are free-phone numbers. Using Skype you can call 1-800 numbers for free, so anyone from any country can access free phone support.
Shopify Review PRO: The store designs are beautiful and high-converting
The storefront themes/designs for Shopify are very beautiful and are very easy to customize. They are easy to customize because Shopify have removed deep customization options, streamlining their interface and making it very difficult to NOT create a high-converting, professional-looking store. It is a good platform for people who do not have experience with web design.
Shopify Review CON: Shopify has it’s own coding language called Liquid
If you want to modify your store beyond the options the theme offers, you will need to modify the coding of the site. Unfortunately you can’t just use a standard language like HTML or CSS – you will need to learn Shopify’s own template coding language called Liquid.
Because this coding language is only used by Shopify, it is very specialized and hiring a Liquid developer will be more expensive.
Shopify Review PRO: Shopify has lots of great apps
The app store for Shopify is comprehensive and has lots of options. One Shopify app if you are looking to dropship from Aliexpress is Oberlo, as this semi-automates the process for you.
Shopify Review PRO: Shopify automates your store for you
When setting up a store for the thing time, there are a lot of little things (like confirmation emails and payment gateways) that you might not think about having to set up/create. Shopify will automatically create these sorts of things for you so that you can focus on adding in products/modifying the design. You can then come back later and customize these base templates/options.
Shopify Review PRO/CON: The Shopify Monthly Pricing
Compared to it’s closest competitors (SquareSpace, Volusion & LemonadeStand), Shopify’s pricing is very competitive. Most people will only need the $29/month plan as it includes unlimited inventory and 24/7 support.
If you think you’ll immediately start receiving a lot of payments/transactions through a gateway other than Shopify Payments, then you should switch to the Shopify plan ($79/month) as this has lower transaction fees and you’ll save money. If you’re using Shopify Payments, the Shopify credit card transaction fee is waived.
While Shopify abandoned recover is only included in the more expensive plans, it is still not worth it to upgrade to Shopify’s $79/month plan for this feature only as there are free apps from the app store that will add this feature for you.
The conclusion to this Shopify review is that it is recommended and is worth it, as long as…
1. You are looking for a platform to build an online store with and this is your primary purpose for the website.
2. You will not need any complex customization – and the fact that it uses Liquid and has less options is worth it for you in-exchange for a simplified menu system which is beginner-friendly.
3. Spending $29/month is within your budget.
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