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What is Shopify?

Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.
Shopify is a tool in the Ecommerce category of a tech stack.

Who uses Shopify?

4510 companies reportedly use Shopify in their tech stacks, including CRED, Accenture, and Duolingo.

7286 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Shopify.

Shopify Integrations

Mailchimp, PayPal, Zendesk, AddThis, and BrowserStack are some of the popular tools that integrate with Shopify. Here's a list of all 216 tools that integrate with Shopify.
Pros of Shopify
Affordable yet comprehensive
Great API & integration options
Intuitive interface
Awesome customer support
POS & Mobile
Dummy Proof
Decisions about Shopify

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Shopify in their tech stack.

Simon Block
Founder at Der Mainbauer · | 7 upvotes · 78.3K views
Needs advice

Hi folks

We want to move on from Shopify to a headless commerce system. We want to be able to manage multiple storefronts and integrate alternative order solutions like Whats App and social commerce etc. Same time we want to avoid full blown systems with a lot of unnecessary weight. My idea for the stack, so far:

  • Spree Commerce (Shop System),
  • Bloomreach (CMS),
  • Vue Storefront (Frontend)

I will have to integrate billing solution (like Invoice Ninja), LexOffice for accounting, Optimoroute for the salesman problem, and some more. So flexibility and "easy expandability" is a core demand. Having said that I came across Medusa. It looks promising and seems to check all the boxes. Any thoughts? Basically, it's a decision between Ruby and JavaScript, is it? Can you name me pros and cons of one or both of the systems? What are the serious challenges that I will face going down either one of the roads? Is there another solution that you would highly recommend?

I've linked our shop, currently running with Shopify.


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Needs advice
Amazon S3Amazon S3

Hi, I'm working on a project to integrate dat from Shopify (e-commerce platform) to Amazon Quicksight. I'm thinking about which database to use, either Amazon S3 or MySQL.

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Deal Salt
Needs advice

Currently, I am using Shopify, and it's working fine somehow. I need to check the access and error logs I am able to do it. That's why thinking set up a WordPress instance on my server. I need a suggestion whether it is good or not. My current website is, please advise.

Thanks DealSalt

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Nick NRG
E-Commerce Manager at FROG SAC · | 4 upvotes · 11.1K views
Needs advice

Which email app is best for physical products ecom brands on Shopify? I currently run welcome email popups, welcome series emails, and newsletters through privy and am not really a fan.

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ibrahim mohammed
Needs advice
Blockchain Blockchain PythonPython

Hey StackShare community,

Now I want to shift my career and I want to choose to learn between two paths. First path - learning of blockchain to be a blockchain developer. The second path is the Shopify platform. So any advice to consider which path.


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Tim Little
Software Consultant at timlittletech · | 7 upvotes · 100.3K views
Needs advice

Hi there, I am trying to figure out if it's worth creating a Braintree account to do subscription billing in my Shopify store. The goal is to have as little custom code as possible for the store but be able to do subscription billing services, we already have a PayPal business account, but from the looks of it, we can't use PayWhirl directly with Paypal.

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Shopify's Features

  • Choose from 100+ professional themes
  • Customize the look of your online store
  • Start accepting orders in minutes
  • A fully-featured website CMS
  • Detailed customer profiles
  • A complete blogging platform
  • Extend the functionality of your storefront
  • Customer accounts
  • Create customer groups
  • Over 70 payment gateways
  • Painless customer checkout
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Multiple languages, taxes and currencies
  • Automatic carrier shipping rates
  • Certified PCI compliant
  • Fixed-price or weight-based shipping rates
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Blazing fast servers
  • 99.94% uptime
  • Hassle-free set up
  • Level 1 PCI compliant
  • Your own domain name
  • Search engine optimization
  • Discount code & coupon engine
  • Social network integration
  • Targeted email marketing
  • Free advertising credits
  • Advanced store statistics
  • Beautiful, responsive mobile themes
  • Manage your store on-the-go

Shopify Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Shopify?
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
Weebly is an AJAX website creator that allows you to create pages with template skins and content widgets. Users can easily drag-and-drop content widgets like pictures, text, video and Google Maps in WYSIWYG-fashion.
ClickFunnels is the only website builder that doesn't just build pages, but actually builds entire sales funnels.
Go Daddy makes registering Domain Names fast, simple, and affordable. It is a trusted domain registrar that empowers people with creative ideas to succeed online.
PrestaShop is written in PHP, is highly customizable, supports all the major payment services, is translated in many languages and localized for many countries, and is fully responsive (both front- and back-office).
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Shopify's Followers
6243 developers follow Shopify to keep up with related blogs and decisions.