Shopify is a cloud-based, e-commerce platform that allows individuals and businesses to create and manage an online store. It provides a wide range of tools and features for creating, managing and scaling an online business, from setting up a basic store to handling inventory, shipping, payments, and more.
Some of the key features of Shopify include:
- A user-friendly website builder that allows you to customize the look and feel of your store.
- A comprehensive dashboard that provides real-time analytics, sales data, and customer information.
- A wide variety of apps and add-ons that can be used to enhance the functionality of your store, such as marketing tools, accounting apps, and more.
- Secure hosting and automatic software updates
- various payment gateway integrations such as PayPal, Stripe, Square and more
- Automated abandoned cart recovery
- Built-in SEO features
- Support for multiple languages and currencies
Shopify is geared towards entrepreneurs and small businesses, it’s a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution, which means it’s easy to set up, manage and can be scaled according to your business needs, without the need for technical expertise.
You can create an account and start using it for free, but you’ll be charged a transaction fee for each sale made on the platform, unless you upgrade to a paid plan.