Something that we definitely consider a downside is also something that confuses us quite a bit. Shopify is actually a platform that is aimed towards small businesses, which is why we are confused by the pricing of the plans. The prices of Shopify are pretty high, especially for a platform that is meant to be perfect for small businesses. The plans go pretty high in price, however, the problem is that that isn’t the only price that you are going to be paying every single month. There is of course, the infamous Shopify transaction fee that people complain about a lot of the time. This means that every time you make a sale you will have to pay a certain transaction to the platform, and as a startup business this is definitely something that can harm your business. When you are deciding which plan you are going to go for with Shopify, definitely make sure to factor in the amount that you will have to pay for the transaction fees as well.
Going back to the things that really make Shopify the best ecommerce platform for startups is the fact that it is really easy to use and that makes it perfect for beginners. The interface is really simple to use and thanks to over a 100 different themes you will also be able to create the best and really professional looking ecommerce website out there. The themes are actually something that Shopify is quite famous for, and since there is so much choice, you will definitely be able to find something that will suit your taste. Of course, there is also the really famous App Store that will help you add functionalities to your site, but make sure to not add too much because that can also make the monthly costs higher.