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Shopify Plus Pricing - Is It Worth It?

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Shopify Plus Pricing - Is it Worth it? 

Shopify Plus is the advanced version of Shopify, and is made for merchants doing more than a million dollars in revenue a year. 

The starting cost for Shopify Plus is $2,000 a month.  That’s $24,000 a year, which is a huge amount of money for anyone.  This price then varies depending on a merchant’s annual online revenue.  So if you’re making substantially more than $1million a year, you’ll be paying substantially more than $2,000 a month for your Content Management System.

However, when you get to the level of enterprise software, there is some room for negotiation.  So keep this in mind.

But overall, is it worth it?

There are additional features that Shopify Plus offers, however, a lot of these can be figured out within the standard Shopify platform.

The biggest benefit to Shopify Plus, is having an account manager and priority support.  Having priority support is huge for those days that you quickly need to get answers to your problems.  If your site for whatever reason goes down, even for just a few minutes, this can have a huge effect on sales.  Depending on the size of the merchant, this could cost them thousands of dollars, or even hundreds and thousands of dollars if it were a busy shopping holiday like Black Friday or Cyber Monday.  Having reachable support quickly, can be a lifesaver.

If you’re a small merchant though, Shopify is a great platform and there is no reason to rush into upgrading to Shopify Plus.  If you are generating millions in sales, then it definitely makes sense to upgrade.

Before you do this, we definitely suggest looking into other options, like Magento or BigCommerce, before making your move  Be sure to research which platform is best for your business needs.  And if you need some help with this, get in touch.  We’re here to help.




 

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