|Hosting Plan||Features||Disk Space||Bandwidth||Price|
|Basic Shopify Shared||
|Standard Shopify Shared||
|Advanced Shopify Shared||
An ecommerce website is a virtual store on the internet. Typically, ecommerce websites have a range of products, a shopping cart, a checkout function, and a way of making payment through the website.
To create an ecommerce store, you will need to choose a platform. Shopify is just one option, but there are others, such as Magento. Once you have the platform set up, you can create products, add photos, and set prices.
Shopify offers its customers a 14-day free trial where customers can work with Shopify's interface and see the various features. This free trial period does not require you to enter your credit card information.
Shopify implements a 256-bit SSL certificate to ensure that financial transactions taking place on your website are secure. In addition, Shopify is Level 1 PCI Compliant which means that your customer's credit card data is stored and processed securely.
All of Shopify's ecommerce plans include an SSL certificate. However, if you use the "Buy Now" button on your own site, you may need to purchase one. Contact customer support for more details.
Customers who need help resolving issues with their store can contact the company 24/7 through email, chat, and phone. They can also get help by posting the question on the community forum or taking a look at the various user guides and tutorials in the Shopify Help Center. For customers interested in learning more about general ecommerce concepts such as crowdfunding or drop shipping, Shopify has an eCommerce University.
Shopify was founded by Tobias Lütke, Daniel Weinand, and Scott Lake. Tobias Lütke is the CEO and was the original developer behind the project. The company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2015.
All of Shopify's plans allow you to put an unlimited number of products on your ecommerce site.
Yes, Shopify can be used to create your own store on multiple social media sites including Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. For example, with Facebook, you can feature products and add an option to purchase your products on your Facebook account's business page.
Shopify was designed with product variations in mind. So if you have a product available in three colors, six sizes, and two materials, Shopify will let you create a product listing that includes all of those variations.
Yes, it is possible to create various discount codes for all Shopify plans. However, if you are interested in giving away physical or digital gift cards, you must have the Shopify or Advanced Shopify plans.
No, not all Shopify themes are free. However, out of over a 100 themes there are 6 free themes you can use for your store's website.
No. You can either purchase a domain name through Shopify or from another host.
Shopify not only gives you the tools you need to create a shopping cart and interface for your customers to view items, it also gives you a complete content management system. The CMS allows you to create a dedicated blog as well as static pages to add to your online store.
Yes. In addition to its own payment gateway, Shopify supports a wide range of other gateways such as Authorize.net and PayPal. However, if you choose to use an external gateway, you will incur additional transaction fees.
Shopify offers a point-of-sale (POS) solution that enables you to sell both online and in person all from a single account. You even get a free card reader to accept credit cards in person using your favorite mobile device.
Shopify allows shoppers to create accounts, but it isn't required.
If you have the skills, you can build your own theme or modify one purchased from the theme store. If you want help, Shopify has a search tool to help you find a Shopify Expert that fits your project and budget. To make modifications, you’ll need to select a plan that gives you full access to the template files in order to implement a custom theme.
All of Shopify’s themes are responsive, meaning that customers will see an appropriate interface regardless of whether they are using their computer, tablet, or phone.
If you sell to customers who do not speak English, Shopify provides the tools and plugins necessary to translate your online store's pages and products into different languages.
Shopify gives you a integrated dashboard that includes a wide range of statistics that include the number of sales and traffic. You can also get reports on various products you sell and understand which products sell the most. The reports also give you insights on the visitors to your website such as where they came from or how they found your store.
Shopify payments is Shopify's own payment gateway. If you use it, you'll be able to start accepting credit cards at your store right away, without setting up any accounts with third party payment processing providers.
You can set up an online store by choosing a hosted platform like Shopify, or installing software on your web hosting account. For example, you could use WordPress with an ecommerce plugin, or a dedicated shopping cart script for your Windows or Linux server.
Shopify has a UK website at www.shopify.co.uk. The company has 22 different regional websites, including options for the United States, Indonesia, Ireland, India, France, and Canada.