So what is Shopify? Ir’s One of biggest if not the biggest eCommerce platform in the world. According to shopify.com over 400,000 stores are powered by it, compared to their number 1 competitor, Magento, that has 250,00p merchants. Which also costs a cool $1,999/month for a starter pack and $3,339/month.
What About Shopify Pricing and Plans?
Shopify offers a wide range of pricing plans including Shopify Lite all the way to the enterpise solution for large stores with ShopifyPlus. So let’s take a look at the updated plan for July 2007, cost and key differences.
- Shopify Lite ($9/month) – entry level plan that allows you to sell on Facebook, process orders anywhere in person, and your website.
- Basic Shopify ($29/month) – most popular plan for people just getting started. Includes everything Lite version does plus 24/7 support, printing shipping labels, fraud analysis, discount codes, your own shopify website and blog and a fee SSL certificate.
- Shopify ($79/month) – a subscription that allows you everything the basic does plus gift cards, professional reports and abandoned cart recovery. This will allow you to have a better understanding of your store and how to scale it.
- Advanced Shopify ($299/month) – this plan i suited for people that are already doing well on Shopify and want to really take it to the next level. It includes advanced report building and thirst-party calcuated shipping rates.
- Shopify Plus – a specially tailored plan to you and your store, but not needed by most unles you’re doing $100,000 per month or more.
Are there any other Shopify Fees?
What I really enjoy about this platform is that they are clear about their pricing as you can in the imagine below so you know exactly how much shopify cost at all times.
As you can see here are the prices again for the top 3 subscriptions as well as credit card rates for payment processing and transaction fees. This are without question some of the best in the business.
However, are people successful with Shopify? Aside from me let’s take a look at some of the best Shopify stores.
Shopify Success Stories and Examples
One example is GameKlip, which was created by Ryan French and sell game controllers for smartphones. The store was featured Gizmodo, ABC News, PC World, CNET, The Verge, and even Ask Men, among a bunch of other magazines and blogs worldwide. Not bad for something you can outsource from China.
Another, GoldieBlox, is an award-winning construction toys for girls. The store hit $300,000 in monthly revenue by the end of 2013 and has been going strong ever since. This is what I can finding a golden niche.
Don’t feel like you have those kind of ideas? How about selling t-shirts, cups and everyday items with a simple design. That’s what The Ghostly Store has done and they have been killing it ever since.
As you can see anyone can create a store with Shopify if they know how and what to look for. Can this be solved with a simple tutorial?
Or Do You Need Shopify Experts?
I’ll be honest, it took me some time to understand it all and most shopify tutorials were a little help. This is because most people posting tutorials on their blogs or YouTube don’t know much themselves.
That’s why after 4 weeks of struggling I decided to go to the source. Find an eCommerce guru or a Shopify expert and that’s when I found Adrian Morrison. Just a regular looking guy from Mississpi that is making over $400,000 in sales from a store less then 18 months ago. Talk about a success story.
Unofrtunelly, Adrian usually charges $10,000 and up for mentoring and at the time I didn’t have that kind of money. However, there was a silve-ling in all of this as the time Adrian was just releasing his complete course on how to create a store on Shopify and skyrocket it to $2 millions within 2 years.
That course is called eCom Success Academy and you can read my full eCom Success Academy review (just click the link) right now. I go throught the entire course and explain it all. I also included a Shopify Discount and aShopify Bonus that will blow your mind.