If you want to start selling your products or services online, Shopify provides the perfect platform to do so.
Shopify is an e-commerce platform that provides businesses with the tools to create an online store. It is an incredibly popular platform and is used by over 1 million businesses worldwide.
Shopify provides a lot of flexibility in terms of products and services that you can sell – it allows digital as well as physical products to be sold on the platform.
The Shopify platform offers lots of useful tools and features. The online checkout page is customisable – you can add your company logo, colours and fonts so that everything fits with your firm’s branding. The system also supports international shipping functionality, if needed.
Shopify is a hosted solution, which means it runs on its own servers. Users don’t have to buy web hosting or install software. Businesses using Shopify pay a monthly fee to use the platform. As long as you have access to the internet you can manage your online store from anywhere.
Shopify offers a range of subscription packages for different sizes of business. Businesses can start off with a free 14-day trial to test the platform. In order to start selling products or services you need to sign up to a monthly plan. Basic Shopify starts at £23.48 per month. Users can have unlimited products, abandoned cart recovery and various other features. Upgrading to the Shopify package costs £63.95 per month and includes additional features such as reports, analytics and up to five staff accounts.
Finally, the Advanced package costs £242.04 per month and includes more advanced reporting, calculated shipping rates and more.
In addition to the monthly subscription fee, Shopify charges for any payment made through any payment provider other than Shopify Payments. The charges range from 2% on the Basic plan to 0.5% if you are on the Advanced plan. That said, Shopify Payments accepts most major payment methods so it is difficult to see why you would need to use another payment provider.
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