Shopify: Advantages, Disadvantages, Opinions and Tutorial in Spanish Included

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Shopify is fashionable and has become one of the main players in e-commerce.

I have decided to write this article to tell you my personal opinion and talk about its  advantages and disadvantages .

Creating an online store is a challenge for many. However from my point of view the real challenge is to sell .

Let’s start from the beginning, okay?

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What is Shopify?

Who is it useful for and who is NOT?

What can you sell on Shopify?

Countries where you can use Shopify

The 7 Most Important Features of Shopify

1. Online Store + Blog

2. Unlimited Products

3. Employee Accounts

4. Manual Creation of Orders

5. Free SSL

6. Recovery of Abandoned Carts

7. App Store – Applications

How does Shopify work?

Shopify Video Tutorial in Spanish

Shopify Opinions and Final Conclusions

Customer Experiences and Some Examples of Stores

Advantages of Shopify

Disadvantages of Shopify

Alternatives to Shopify

And you? How would you rate Shopify?

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What is Shopify?

It is a platform that allows you to create an online store without having too much knowledge .

It is the idea of ​​this Canadian company that started in 2006 and has gone on to create approximately 600,000 online stores spread all over the world.

It is a management program that allows you to design an online store through templates and assistants that guide you step by step. In this way you do not need to have programming knowledge to develop your online store.

Who is it useful for and who is NOT?

Shopify is not for everyone .

I do not like to talk about a tool as if it were the best of all.

I believe that each tool is focused on a type of person with very specific needs.

Shopify is Recommended…         Shopify is NOT Recommended …

If you don’t have knowledge.

If you don’t have much time to learn.

If you are willing to pay a fee depending on what you need as an investment.

If you have a local business and need to create a storefront on the internet.

If you have employees or third parties who have to learn the tool.

Yes You have time and ability to learn other ways to create an online store in a more personalized way.

If you are going to sell products with a lot of competition and want to differentiate yourself from the rest.

If you need to work on SEO positioning in the future in a more professional way.

If you are one of those who do not want to spend money and prefer to do everything yourself.

If you are not sure about choosing Shopify, you can ask me about your case in the comments area. I’ll be happy to help you ;).

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What can you sell on Shopify?

Physical products (those that we already know).

Experiences.

Courses.

Rentals.

Digital downloads.

Services.

Memberships.

Inquiries.

Donations.

Event Tickets.

Gift cards.

Dropshipping. ¿ What it is ?

As you can see in addition to the typical convention products, you can sell non-tangible products (digital products).

For example, if you have a law firm, you could sell sessions via Skype through the store. You could even integrate a dating system with optional apps .

You can actually sell anything you can imagine. Shopify acts as a great digital showcase on the internet. Or what is the same a showcase worldwide.

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Countries where you can use Shopify

Countries where to use shopifyUntil recently Shopify was only in English. But since last May 8, 2018 it is available in Spanish and other languages:

United States, Canada (English), Canada (French), Australia, Brazil, Deutschland, Spain, Mexico, Colombia, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, Singapore , South Africa, UK.

One question that many of you usually ask is whether you can create a shopify store from any country . There are no borders on the internet and when you set up the store you can choose as many countries as you want.

The 7 Most Important Features of Shopify

Below we are going to list some of the most important features of Shopify .

1. Online Store + Blog

It includes a website with an online store where you can make sales with a blog section. The blog is a very important part of a web project since you can attract qualified visitors to sell in your store.

For example, if you have an online store where you sell raincoats for the rain you could write an article of type “what you should not forget on the way to Santiago”.

You can attract interesting visitors who will end up buying in your store …