Shopify

22 user reviews

Shopify is an e-Commerce platform, which features a website builder and content management system that enables shop owners to manage their content and their stock. This online store interface allows users to process orders, manage stock (with an unlimited number of products) or oversee shipping and order tracking. Site analytics are also available. Shopify accommodates more than 70 international payment gateways, along with numerous currencies. Users can sell gift cards and accept promo codes as a discount method too. Shopify’s SEO-optimized e-Commerce platform is built on a Ruby on Rails framework. Users can use a pre-built Shopify template or they can customize with their own customized HTML and CSS coding. They also offer a Wordpress plugin, social media storefronts and iPad point-of-sale capabilities. An API is available to developers as well. Shopify offers enterprise level e-commerce hosting services as a free inclusion with its e-store packages. Their e-commerce hosting includes unlimited bandwidth and automatic back-ups. Their hosting services utilize a content delivery network or “CDN”, which is comprised of a network of servers across the globe. This is intended to allow for fast loading regardless of location. Users can try before they buy with a 14-day free trial. Support is available 24-7 via email, live chat and by phone. Shopify says they’ve helped over 243,000 businesses to sell more than $14 billion in products since the company was founded in 2006. The company now employs more than 500 employees in four offices throughout Canada.

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22 user reviews

“The ultimate e-store platform”
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Believe it or not, the whole process from signing up to actually running the store was done within a few hours... Easy and simple, and FAST! Shopify's customer support was very helpful during the setup, and creating my store was a great experience for me, especially because I have no "tech" or programming knowledge, yet I did it all by Show more

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“Excellent customer service from the UK help centre!”
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After many hours of routing through Shopify guides and searching online, I just could not seem to gain the help I needed with my site. I finally rang the UK help centre and got through to Rob a thoroughly lovely and helpful chap. Within in a few minutes Rob understood exactly what I was trying to achieve with my site Show more

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“My favorite e-store host!”
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I used Shopify a few years ago for some time, and signed up with them for the second time just a month ago. In both cases, I loved working with them, they are the best thing that I used to make my shop work perfectly. I had to work using the help of the customer support the first time and Show more

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“Best e-commerce platform”
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I've been struggling getting my online business ONLINE through different platforms and I'm so glad I finally found Shopify. All the others had some good features, but also many flaws, or just cost too much. Shopify is right in the middle and it's been going great since I signed up with them. The price is within my range and the Show more

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“Shopify is a Canadian e-commerce company where I can say I am a proud user.”
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I use Shopify for two different organizations I work for, both POS and Online. It's perfect for what we need. Their customer service is unmatched. Super friendly and knowledgeable, often coming with their own experience of owning side gigs.

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“Images disappear and reappear on blog”
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Our photos go missing on our blog and then sometimes reappear. Shopify tech support has been useless in figuring out why this happens and helping fix the issue. Stick with a server you can control and backup. I suggest woocommerce and managed server support.

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“The best E-Commerce platfrom I've ever worked with.”
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As a developer and a business owner I have worked with probably all the major E-Commerce platforms. I can honestly say Shopify is by far the most intuitive and user friendly platform in terms running a store and for development.

I'm so impressed with the platform I'm in the process of moving several clients over to Shopify. Compared to traditional methods Show more

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“A great platform for an online shop!”
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I love Shopify! It was easy to setup and build my shop, easy to use, lots of templates to choose from... The support is there to help you right away if you get stuck somewhere. It's just a great platform for an online shop, best one I've used!

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“Well, we didn't get what we ordered, were lied to and no one tried to help us - so, horrible. ”
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Will never shop with Shopify or its partners again. Being lied to is not a good experience.

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“Best online shop platform”
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I've had my shop with Shopify for almost 4 years now and I love every single aspect of working with them. I knew from the very start that I'd stay with them for a long time, they've been very helpful and patient during my online shop building process. Since then, it's been nothing less of a flawless experience. I have Show more

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Shopify features

  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • 24/7 Support
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Free templates
  • Unlimited Products
  • Fast SSD
  • Regular Backups
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Unmetered Space
  • Email ticket support
  • Live Chat
  • 24x7 hour video surveillance
  • 24x7 on-site network operations staff
  • Advanced Fire Detection
  • HVAC temperature control systems
  • Redundant Network
  • Redundant Power
  • Analytics
  • Comprehensive Reports
  • Customise CSS
  • Customise HTML
  • Email marketing
  • Email templates
  • Inventory Management
  • Mobile ready
  • Multiple Languages
  • Product Reviews
  • Search Engine Optimised
  • Sell Digital Products
  • Use your own Domain name
  • Web-based builder
  • Credit Card

Official description provided by Shopify

The first Shopify store was our own

It's been our mission to make commerce better for everyone ever since

Nearly a decade ago we started an online store to sell snowboard equipment directly to those who loved the sport as much as us.

We could have listed our products on a number of marketplaces, but we wanted to own our brand and build relationships with our customers, along with selling our goods. Such a tool didn’t exist, so we built it for ourselves. We soon realized a number of other stores were in need of a hassle-free platform to build their retail business, Show more

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