Shopify – Pros and Cons of The Most Popular E-commerce Solution for 2018

E-commerce Solution for 2018

When it comes to ecommerce solutions, most of them look pretty much the same at first glance and that makes the choice feel very overwhelming, however, not all solution have been created equally. Shopify is by far one of the most used platforms out there and is responsible for the creation of some of the best ecommerce stores out there right now. But that being said, no platform is perfect either, which is why in this article we will discuss some of Shopify’s pros and cons to help you decide whether it’s the right choice for you.

Pro: Tons of templates and plugins

 Shopify is an ecommerce solution that boast something that not many others do- its own Theme store as well as an App store. If you decide that Shopify is the way to go for you, you will have the ability to choose between over a 150 different templates that you can use when designing your website. Apart from templates, the App store is there with hundreds of apps that can even help you take your default website and turn it into an ecommerce platform.

Con: You have a very limited number of products to feature

For the price that you pay, Shopify is the solution that offers you the least for your buck. This means that you will have the ability to only list a small number of products in your store, which when compared to the monthly price you’d have to pay is a waste. Something else that most people don’t realize, is that not all of their features are available in their cheapest package, which means that you would most likely have to upgrade to get those extra features you are looking for.

Pro: Great for creating mobile-friendly ecommerce stores

Having an ecommerce shop is a big must-have in this day and age, since most people do their shopping as well as everything else on their smartphones or tablets. The great thing about Shopify is that it is a solution that allows you to design a website that will be fully mobile-friendly which will not only let your customers see a fully optimized mobile version of your site, it will also give you the ability to control your shop on your own mobile device.

Con: You’ll most likely have to purchase a theme

As we mentioned before, the solution has its very own Theme store. However, the free themes that they offer are very few and most of them look alike, which means that you will most likely have to pay extra for a theme on top of the monthly payment that you’ll already be paying. A good theme can cost you anywhere from $80 all the way up to a whopping $180, and while paying for a theme isn’t necessarily a bad thing, the issue we have here is that you are already required to pay a subscription and in our opinion, that should give you more and better themes for free.

As you can see, not everything is great and perfect, and yet this solution stands as one of the most popular ones out there for any e-commerce owner that is looking for a quality platform. The choice is, of course, yours and it really all depends on whether you think the outcome will be worth the price.

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