Over the last 5 years, I’ve hosted shops on GoDaddy Shopping Cart builder, Big Cartel, WooCommerce and Shopify. Although there are pros and cons to each platform, nothing compares to Shopify.
Here are my top 7 reasons why:
#1 You can sell almost anything with Shopify
Whether you’re selling physical products, digital goods or dropshipping items you can do it all easily with Shopify. BigCartel and GoDaddy didn’t offer any add-ons to deliver digital products.
#2 There’s tons of seamless integrations
Whether you want to integrate your email campaigns via Mailchimp or your calendar through Google, Shopify has an app that allows you to share the data easily.
#3 You don’t have to be techy to use Shopify
When it comes to setting up and designing your site, you don’t need to be a techy to get it done. It’s simple templates make it easy to design a professional site in a short time. WooCommerce was a nightmare to learn.
#4 The numbers don’t lie
When it comes to making money online, you want to know your stats at all time. Unlike other platforms, shopify provides in-depth reports for your store. From who’s spending the most money to who’s predicted to purchase next… if you want to know it, Shopify has a report for it.
#5 It’s affordable
You don’t have to break the bank with Shopify. You can start selling for free with their 14-day trial and then host your shop for as little as $29/mo
#6 Shipping is seamless
Shipping was a nightmare with BigCartel, I literally had to log into paypal to ship each individual order and manually mark it as shipped. Shopify saves me time by integrating shipping via USPS, plus it offers discounts on postage when you ship your order directly through your shop back end.
#7 There’s an app for that
Think of Shopify like an iPhone. It comes with a ton of features standard but you can download apps that add all sorts of functions to your device. Shopify has a similar “app store” with tons of apps that turn your basic store into a booming enterprise.
In this free training I shared how I was able to make $56K with Shopify. Plus, I’m dispelling myths about making money online and advice on how to avoid common ecommerce mistakes.