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2019-10-04T05:22:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Shopify?

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Tushar Kyada - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-founder at Dotmagic Infotech | Shopify Expert at Dotmagic Infotech
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-15T11:35:03Z
15 October 20

If you create a store directly from Shopify then you will receive a 14-day trial period. After that, you will need to purchase a plan. However, if I create it from my partner account then you will get an unlimited trial period. Then, once the store is complete, you need to purchase a plan. They have various plans including ones that are priced at $29 per month, $79 per month, and can go up to $300 per month.

Badrilal Parmar - PeerSpot reviewer
Shopify Developer at Freelance
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2020-10-15T11:35:00Z
15 October 20

A basic plan, to begin with, is good. I have a basic plan. The basic plan starts at 29 USD per month. Depending on the client's requirements, they can choose either the basic plan or the premium plan. Based on how many products the user has, Shopify will make a suggestion as to which plan will be best. My clients definitely see a return on their investment with Shopify. With Shopify, you don't have to pay for hosting in advance. For all other platforms, including Magento, WordPress, and WooCommerce, you need to purchase external hosting. All external hosting plans range from a minimum of three months to one year. With Shopify, you don't need a specialist to configure the domain name, etc. All you need is a basic plan and you're ready to go. If you don't like the results, you can close it at any time. In summary, it definitely saves our customers a lot of money. By using Shopify, you're saving money on hosting fees and services. This is one of the biggest advantages for my clients.

Mae Ann Jalayajay - PeerSpot reviewer
Web Developer at a computer retailer with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-04T05:22:00Z
04 October 19

This is the only platform to enforce its own transaction fee unless you use Shopify Payments Content, which doesn’t automatically reformat when you switch themes.

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Hi, At the moment, I'm researching marketing software. It has to be focused on B2C / e-commerce.  I've been looking at Shopify, Adobe Advertising Cloud and additional solutions. What would be your recommended go-to marketing software for me and why should I choose it? Thanks in advance for your help!
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"Marketing Software" is a very generalized term.   If you're talking about the basics, like something to manage Google Shopping, both Shopify and BigCommerce both have basic marketing built into their platforms. Same with Facebook.   Both platforms also offer apps that allow you to do virtually any channel you are wanting to use. 
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 15, 2020
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Shopify. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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Mae Ann Jalayajay - PeerSpot reviewer
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04 October 19
I would like to see a feature that allows us to access all of the platforms in Shopify, like Facebook and Instagram messages, so we can easily reply to connect to our customers. This would be a big help to us. The pricing plan is in need of improvement. Apps can quickly add up as you add extra features to your store.
Badrilal Parmar - PeerSpot reviewer
Shopify Developer at Freelance
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They don't provide database access. Instead, we need to rely on the apps and most of the apps are paid apps and on a subscription basis for roughly $10 dollars per month. Customization takes a lot of time so database access would make things a lot easier; that way, we wouldn't have to rely on apps. Many of our clients complain because Shopify is costly and not an open-source. If you want to switch from Shopify to another platform, it's of no use; you can't use any of the assets from Shopify. You'll have to build a new website from scratch. It would be great if they provided a way in which to expand or transition from Shopify to another solution, like Facebook E-Commerce, but this is not the case. I don't think that would be ideal for them, but it would be great for the customer.
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