Shopify Review for 2017: Is Shopify Worth It? Honest Pros & Cons
This honest Shopify Review for 2017 will take you through the
honest pros and cons.
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***Other links discussed in this video***
Shopify video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IakKk…
Woocommerce video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQzy6…
Shopify vs. Woocommerce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59TRC…
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
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
Shopify Review PRO: The store designs are beautiful and
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
Shopify Review CON: Shopify has it’s own coding language called
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
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
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
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
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
3. Spending $29/month is within your budget.
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