Shopify is a leading hosted ecommerce solution that allows non-developers to create full-featured, professional online store without much hassle. It has become increasingly-popular for small-to-medium ecommerce operations, where it is favored because of its affordability and ease of maintenance. With this segment of the market covered, Shopify turned its attention to enterprise with the Shopify Plus plan. How Shopify differs from regular Shopify offerings can be difficult to understand, and that is why digital agency Logic Inbound have recently covered its features and functionality in an article.
The advantages that Shopify Plus has over traditional enterprise ecommerce systems are similar to the ones offered by regular Shopify subscription plans – quick installation, easy setup and nearly no maintenance or upkeep costs. Shopify Plus is a hosted solution, which means that its parent company is responsible for its security and updates. Its users don’t have to worry about applying the latest security patch / fix or update to the latest version, all of this is handled by Shopify so the users can focus on running their stores instead.
The Shopify Plus plan isn’t for everyone, and Shopify makes it clear that the average Plus merchant ships over $1 million worth of goods every month. What’s more, pricing for Shopify Plus starts at $2000 per month, and increases according to the sales volume of the user. Keeping in view this information, it’s safe to say that Shopify Plus is strictly an enterprise-grade solution, that is meant for large companies that have the revenue to afford it.
Much of the features offered by Shopify Plus are in fact, shared by the regular Shopify plans as well. Shopify Plus users get unlimited bandwidth and storage space, so there’s no need to worry about scaling. What’s more, Shopify will always deliver swift page load speeds, further reducing the customer’s anxiety if the store happens to receive a lot of traffic.
Shopify Plus differentiates itself from the regular Shopify plans with the exclusive features it offers. Each Shopify Plus merchant is assigned a dedicated account manager, who is responsible for providing advanced support services such as front-end development work, app suggestions, guidance regarding best practices and growth strategies, and onboarding support. This kind of support simply isn’t offered with the regular Shopify plans.
Shopify Plus customers also get access to the Shopify API, which is essential if integrations with internal systems such as ERPs and CRMs are required. With most enterprise companies, these are basic requirements and Shopify Plus certainly caters to them.
Shopify Plus does face some competition from hosted ecommerce solutions such as Magento Enterprise and BigCommerce Enterprise. Magento Enterprise is essentially a hosted version of the freely available Magento Community Edition. The real competitor is BigCommerce Enterprise, which undercuts Shopify Plus on pricing significantly. However, it can’t quite match Shopify’s thriving app market and that’s where Shopify really pulls ahead.
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