Pros of using Shopify
All in one platform
Easy to set up products and shipping
You can pay for Shopify in monthly installments
Shopify has tiered pricing for different levels of service.
Unlimited number of products
Can also sell services
Has some free templates for getting started for a low cost
Has a lot of premium theme options and you can preview them before buying
Offers a free trial so you can set it up before you launch your store
Has a variety of ways for customers to pay including Shopify Pay.
You have the ability to pause or close your store at any time
Has tech support and great customer service
Big app store to include additional features and third party integrations
Updates are built in to Shopify
Cons of using Shopify
Additional features which are called apps cost more money
Not the best platform for heavy blogging and you additional apps to get some of the most basic blog options
It can be difficult to customize your theme beyond the basic settings
Additional customizations require a designer or developer who understands Liquid cofe
You will need another platform to host courses like Thinkific, Podia, or Member Vault.
Not sold on Shopify? Check out the other options for your online shop.
Still not sure?
The very best way to figure out what platform is best for you is by chatting with a designer who works with shop owners and knows the insides of each platform. Schedule a free call and we can chat about what you need for your shop!