Where does Shopify Plus fit?
Shopify is one of the world’s most popular ecommerce platforms, offering several different tiers of functionality with equally tiered pricing. With Basic/Standard/Pro packages costing £29/£79/229 you only get what you pay for
Shopify Plus is their premium enterprise level platform priced at £2,000/mth and is aimed at multi-store vendors.
The core codebase is basically the same as the lower tiers, but with some excellent advanced workflow and reporting features. Merchants will still rely on third party plugins to increase functionality.
Despite Shopify Plus being their flagship enterprise level ecommerce platform, it is surprising that they continue to limit features and penalise ambitious business owners. Although they offer a lower payment gateway rate compared to their lower tiered options, they still financially penalise you for choosing an alternative payment gateway to their own.
Uptake to Shopify Plus has been comparatively slow; brands unsure of the increased value they are getting for such a huge increase in costs.
When migrating ecommerce businesses to Shopit, we have drastically cut their costs.
Customer Case Study
When a leading clothing brand with 3 international stores switch from Shopify Plus to Shopit, the advantages and savings were outstanding. With a £7million turnover, there was plenty to gain.
Our PAYG model and lower gateway fees saved them over £68,000 per year, and allowed them to reinvest in their designs and marketing.
They have also been able to benefit from unlimited store creation – meaning they can expand operations into more countries. All at no extra development cost.
Total Savings: £68,300
More gains: Unlimited Stores to grow internationally
- Shopify Plus Gateway fees per annum: 134k
- Shopit Gateway Fees per annum: 81k
- Shopify Plus subscription fees per annum: £24k
- Shopit subscription fees per annum (3m visits): £8.7k
Shopify Plus Comparison Table
|Monthly Price||from £20||£2,000|
|Free Trial (days)||30||14|
|Comparison based on core features (functionality may be available via paid/free plugins)|
|Free SSL certificate||✔||✔|
|Native gateway (no development needed)||✔||✔|
|Online Credit Card Rates Compare||1.0% + 10p||1.6% + 20p|
|Third Party Gateway Surcharges (e.g. Paypal)||0%||0.5%|
|Centralised Product Management||✔||✘|
|Custom User Workflows||✔||✘|
|Build an Order||✔||✔|
|Easy Stock Transfer||✔||✔|
|Fully Editable Templates||✔||✔|
|B2B Specific Features|
|Approve Customer Accounts||✔||✔|
|Allow 30 Day 'On Account' Payments||✔||✘|
|Choice of Hosting Location||✔||✘|
|Open API Access||✔||✔|
Interested in Moving to Shopit?
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