Shopify is a well-known company offering CMS services. They are based in Ontario, Canada. Currently, the store hosts more than 600,000 stores with over $72 billion in terms of transactions. For basic use of merchants and owners, Shopify offers a good host of options, with upgradable add-ons to satisfy growing companies.
The service comes with a 14-day free tail. Without a credit card, requirement. After the trial period, customers have to avail the services after paying the due amount. The company charges transaction fees and takes a percentage of the transaction made, to avoid this extra change, customers can change the service with by choosing to pay with Shopify
Shopify offers its users another feature known as Shopify plus. For those merchants who have transactions higher than $1,000-$2,000, they will need to apply for this service. This service charges merchants 0.25% of their platform transactions (whatever may turn out higher). Pricing varies based on the total amount earned and the platform transaction percentage. Those who accept payments through third-party payment vendors, an additional transaction fee of 0.15% will further be charged into the merchants monthly bill.
Pro’s & Con’s
- A suitable option for small businesses.
- Variety of templates.
- Fully hosted.
- Reasonably priced.
- 14-day free trial.
- No credit card required.
- No contracts.
- 10-20% discounts on bulk payments.
- Limited B2B.
- No in- House team.
- Limited creative functionality.
- No root server access.
- Expensive enterprise plans ($2,000 / month).
- Add on’s a necessity, not the choice.
- Unsatisfactory customer support.
- Transaction fees.
It is a platform which is initially free to download, however, there are overhead extra charges like web hosting, domains, SSL certification etc. prices can further rack up as a result of hiring developers for coding purposes as well as graphic designers.