Shopify is one of the leading e-com solution in the world of ecommerce and it is arguably the easiest one to use for building your store as well. And while there are many perks and benefits of using this platform, as is the case with most things, it does have its own cons that can sometimes be enough to dissuade people from using it. To help you out we have put together a list of what we think are some of the biggest cons of this solution.
Probably the number one thing that everyone thinks about first is the cost, and Shopify can cost you a lot of money. Apart from you having to pay a monthly fee that varies depending on the type of plan you decide to go for, there are also transaction processing fees that you pay if you don’t choose to use Shopify payments, and most people don’t. Of course, there are also extra costs. The online store solution does have an app store that you can use to elevate your ecommerce store, and even though they do offer free apps, most of them require payments, especially the premium ones, and the same also goes for the themes that Shopify offers.
Another thing that may stop you from using Shopify is the number of items that you can list in your online shop. Compared to their monthly pricing, you get the least number of products that you can list than what any other solution offers. This is definitely something you need to think about because if the allowed number isn’t enough for your business, then you should probably pass on Shopify and find something that can accommodate your needs. However, if you are a small business that doesn’t have a lot of products to list then this isn’t a con in your case at all.
Shopify can be made into pretty much whatever you want it to be and it really gives you the option to go outside the box with your ideas. However, if you decide to explore the solution’s and ecommerce platform’s back-end, that is where you may run into some problems, especially if you are not very tech-savvy. This is because you will find yourself dealing with proprietary code which means that, unless you know how to deal with that yourself, you’ll have to find someone that does and that usually means paying someone to get the job done. This can also increase the overall maintenance costs and cause delays.
While Shopify is pretty much the leader of e-commerce platforms, it does definitely have its own negative sides and they are definitely worth the look since they can be what makes or breaks your business. If you feel that the pros of this solution outweigh the cons, however, then this is definitely a platform that we stand by and one that could help you build an incredible ecommerce solution.
— Data Solutions (@DataSolutionsFr) 6 de junio de 2017