What is Shopify?
Shopify is the most popular E-Commerce solution. Indeed, this platform allows all users to be able to create their own online store, quickly, simply and without code! Shopify is a SAAS solution, meaning that everything is in the cloud, you don't have to worry about hosting. If you already have a website, it is quite possible to migrate it to Shopify.
Regarding the steps to take to create your store, we have a tutorial on our YouTube channel so that you can see more clearly on this subject.
Here are some examples of websites created with the Shopify platform:
EASE: Regarding the advantages of Shopify, we can see that this platform is very easy to use, no need to know how to code, Shopify is very accessible. It's great for starting a business.
SOLIDITY: By being a SAAS solution, you avoid all server-related problems. No more sites that skip the day of your media launch. Shopify is solid for large retailers. Major brands have been tempted (Tesla, Kookaï, OPPO, OhMyCream, etc.)
Regarding Shopify's prices, they vary according to the size of your business. But, good news, Shopify offers you 3 months at just one euro to start. We can help you create your store if you wish.
Users also have a wide choice of free themes that can help them create designs that reflect their image while offering a quality proposal, despite its non-expensive nature.
Shopify also has a wide choice of applications that will help you in building your E-Commerce, take a look at the shopify app store => Shopify App Store: e-commerce application marketplace
Another plus that Shopify has is to be able to add a multitude of payment methods to its website. Indeed, with Shopify you have the possibility of making your customers pay with different online payment services such as MasterCard, visa, PayPal, Apple pay, Alma and many others.
Regarding prices, there are several packages such as the basic package at 27 euros per month. The latter is recommended especially for small traders, people new to the field of e-commerce. There are two other formulas, the Shopify package at an amount of 79 euros per month and finally the advanced package at 289 euros per month. These plans are recommended for users with larger trades but still at an affordable price.
Other E-Commerce platforms
Magento like Shopify allows you to create your online store and if you have an already existing site to be able to migrate it to Magento. This platform is aimed at all e-commerce sellers and has a free version as well as a paid version, it is an open source solution so you have full ownership of your store. You can create unique, personalized templates or choose already existing templates to make it easier for you. Regarding the prices you must count between 50 and 100 euros per chosen theme. Indeed, some themes can cost more than a hundred euros, you must also have a monetary budget for the domain name which is paid.
As another competing platform we have PrestaShop which is an open source web application allowing you to create your online store in a simple way. You can start a free 14-day trial with no commitment, but you only have one flat-rate offer at the price of 24 euros per month including the basic functionalities of Shopify and also PayPal as a means of payment for a partnership with colissimo for your deliveries.
Finally, the Woo commerce platform that helps you create an online site. This platform has free templates but also paying ones that can go up to 140 euros, the domain name is 25 euros per year, web hosting 140 euros per year and website creation can go from 5 to 15 000 euros according to your criteria, your requests. The platform allows for personalized content and is aimed at small and large companies.
These last 3 platforms require much more time and knowledge to launch your e-commerce
If you have questions or hesitate to get started, watch our YouTube channel, read our blog or contact us!
Link to our YouTube channel: Tranzistor Shopify agency - YouTube