What is Shopify?
Shopify is a hosted e-commerce platform based in the United States. It offers easy-to-use product management and shopping cart functionality. Shopify has a huge range of tempaltes that can serve as the base of your website, it also is coded in a way to be extremly flexible in changing the designs.
Shopify has a simplified back end interface that was built for uploading and maintaining online products, categories and inventory management.
Is Shopify right for my project?
Shopify offers a high level of usability, and is a great fit for most e-commerce applications.
We recommend Shopify for most applications, and specfically:
- We recommend Shopify over WooCommerce, unless news or blogging is a priority over an integrated online store
- We recommend Shopify over Magento, unless self-hosting or extended functionality is required
What are the main alternatives to Shopify?
Magento is a great alternative to Shopify for applications that require a high level of customisation, or Australian-based hosting.
WooCommerce is a very popular WordPress-based e-commerce solution that offers similar functionality to Shopify, within the WordPress CMS.