Whether you sell online, on social media, in-store, or out of the trunk of your car, Shopify has you covered. SellingWhether you sell online, on social media, in-store, or out of the trunk of your car, Shopify has you covered. Selling your products in many places should be every bit as simple as selling in one. With Shopify’s e-commerce software, you get one unified platform to run your business with ease. When we say it’s never been easier to start a business, we mean it. Shopify handles everything from marketing and payments, to secure checkout and shipping. Now you can focus on the things you love.
Shopify products can be purchased in three different product packages. Each package comes with slightly different features to best fit the needs of each client. The plans and their respective features are as follows:
Shopify's online store software is provided with each of its plans. The free online store is a great way to expand any business, plus it can be easy to commit to creating the online store because there isn’t an added cost to test out the online store option. Having an online store allows you to accept online payments and simplify operations with its centralized inventory.
Each of the plans provided by Shopify is equipped with different features for the actual POS software and hardware provided. The Basic plan provides: the Shopify POS app, Hardware peripheral support, and third-party POS apps. The Shopify and Advanced Shopify plans include: the Shopify POS app, Register shifts, Hardware peripheral support, Unlimited Shopify POS staff PINs, and Third-party POS apps. Make sure when you are selecting a plan to use for your business that you find the one that best fills your needs. Read the fine print!
In order to make sales easier for both merchants and customers, app developers have worked tirelessly to ensure that software on shopify apps is on-par with other e-commerce stores. For store owners that are running their business online, the free app powered by Shopify will allow them to help the traffic that they receive be directed to appropriate merchandise or services all from a mobile device or tablet.
Shopify offers different options to integrate your technology with its technology. The Shopify POS app works with iPhones, iPads, or Android devices. Shopify also offers a free credit card reader that will work with any smartphone or tablet, making the transition to using Shopify POS simple.
Shopify offers a number of customer service options to best help each client. Along with 24/7 support, you can visit the Shopify Help Center, attend forums, use free online tools, free stock photos, and find other websites for sale. One other helpful customer service option is the use of the Shopify Community (which can be found online). Here, customers are able to chat with customer support representatives, provide product reviews, participate in live chat with other members, and get advice on how to grow their ecommerce businesses.
After downloading the Shopify POS app from the app store, you are given 71 options of different themes to choose from to best cater to the specific needs of your target market. Some design categories include:
Of the 71 themes available on this ecommerce website, 10 are free themes available to consumers. The other 61 themes can be purchased for a fee and are available upon payment.
One of the great advantages of using the Shopify software is the ability to provide refunds for items needing to be returned. Unfortunately this service is only available with the Advanced Package. Not only are refunds made possible, but order history, cash flow, daily totals, staff PINs, accounting integrations, and timelines are also available in conjunction with this feature.
Shopify has one of the highest credit card rates compared to other POS systems. It is 2.9% plus $0.30 per US credit card swipe per online transaction when using the basic Shopify package. Although buying the more expensive monthly packages lowers the online and in person credit card fees, but the pricing is still above average.
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