Let’s just put it plainly – Shopify is kicking serious tail.
A very well-known eCommerce solution it’s been growing like wild-fire and last year they saw some incredible numbers in their posted infographic, detailing things like a total of 7.8MM customers who placed 9.9MM orders worth $742MM in revenue.
The point of even covering it here on WP Daily is because you, like me, may have recommended this service or at least compared it to many WordPress solutions in your research for a competent eCommerce solution.
In other words, I shared Shopify with every single client that came to me asking for a “online shop” of some sort, before we moved ahead with a WordPress-powered service or plugin. I may have ultimately implemented the latter option but I wanted to at least show them what Shopify had to offer.
I didn’t have any issue with this either because at the end of the day I wanted the client to be as happy as possible with the end-result, regardless of technology used, especially since they have to end up supporting and managing it without my help (I’m not into “sustainment” services).
My clients and customers appreciate this lack of dogmatism toward WordPress even though they know I’m crazy-passionate about it – I’m also a fan of Ruby on Rails, which is the tech they are using by the way. In any case, here’s their YIR infographic:
Have you offered Shopify as a solution for your clients when they come looking for an eCommerce solution? What do you like and what makes you hesitate?