Shopify has ascended to the top of the omnichannel eCommerce platform world, serving over 600,000 stores of all shapes and sizes. eCommerce teams use the tool to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops.
Date Founded = 2004
Total Funding = $253M (Became a publicly traded company in 2015: SHOP)
HQ = Ottawa, Ontario
Total Employees = 3,000+
The Green Standard Shopify's Point-of-Sale hardware lets you use Shopify to sell at physical locations, a huge pain point for stores in the past.
Technical Powerhouse Shopify offers an entire suite with its usability and willingness to handle all hosting, SEO, CMS, SSL, custom HTML/CSS concerns inside the tool.
Smooth Scaling Shopify offers simple implementation and quick installation for all of its apps, catalogs, and integrations so your team can keep selling.
Money Talks Your bill takes an additional hit if you choose to use an alternative payment gateway to Shopify Payments, thus affecting price points and margins. .
Can’t Push Product Shopify can be rigid with its product attributes in addition to lacking a complex feature set for larger shops.
Tough Coding Exploring back-end functionality and changes calls for your team to deal with tough proprietary coding, so experience is needed.