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    Do you have experience of shopify store ?

    Hello Friends

    I want to open my eCommerce store, Hence Does anyone have a experience of Shopify ? Please Give me feedback. http://www.shopify.com/

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    Pros:
    • It's easy to get up and running if you want a basic store
    • It has the best bulk product import feature I've ever seen (and I worked with dozens of ecommerce software)
    • Fast load times
    • You don't have to worry about security, updates etc.
    • It has built-in blogging software (though very basic and limited)

    Cons:
    • It doesn't support drop down menus out of the box and workaround that they provide often doesn't work without custom coding
    • Cost - Their pricing plans are a bit misleading. I will never forget my disappointment when I encountered for the first time that they count every variant as a product. So, you have 1 product in 10 sizes and 10 colors - you already need more than a basic plan which offers 100 "products".
    • They charge transaction fees
    • You are limited to 3 options per product and 100 variants per product
    • No FTP access

    These are just some random thoughts, since you didn't specify what things are important to you or what type of store are you going to build.
    Overall, I like Shopify and would recommend it. It certainly isn't for everyone and you have to give up on some flexibility, but in return you get decent all-in-one platform to work with.

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    @brimin ;

    Nice reply, and thanks for the detailed list. I haven't used Shopify, but have looked over their site. It's handy to have feedback like this from actual users of the system.

    Welcome to the forums, BTW.

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    Thanks brimin for giving such a deep details about Shopify.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brimin View Post
    Pros:
    • It's easy to get up and running if you want a basic store
    • It has the best bulk product import feature I've ever seen (and I worked with dozens of ecommerce software)
    • Fast load times
    • You don't have to worry about security, updates etc.
    • It has built-in blogging software (though very basic and limited)

    Cons:
    • It doesn't support drop down menus out of the box and workaround that they provide often doesn't work without custom coding
    • Cost - Their pricing plans are a bit misleading. I will never forget my disappointment when I encountered for the first time that they count every variant as a product. So, you have 1 product in 10 sizes and 10 colors - you already need more than a basic plan which offers 100 "products".
    • They charge transaction fees
    • You are limited to 3 options per product and 100 variants per product
    • No FTP access

    These are just some random thoughts, since you didn't specify what things are important to you or what type of store are you going to build.
    Overall, I like Shopify and would recommend it. It certainly isn't for everyone and you have to give up on some flexibility, but in return you get decent all-in-one platform to work with.
    As for Cons I would also add that Shopify asks for tranzaction fees. It means you need to pay Shopify for every order on your websore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrovich1 View Post
    As for Cons I would also add that Shopify asks for tranzaction fees. It means you need to pay Shopify for every order on your websore.
    That was listed in the cons above. Many/most cart services charge fees per transaction, though. (Can you name any that don't?)

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    Cons:

    Shopify allows creating additional custom fields for products but they are very simple (standard). For example, when I needed to create a radiobutton field or a custom select field for a product I could not. That's the reason I stoped using Shopify.


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