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Answering the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Shopify

Without a doubt, Shopify is one of the most popular online platforms that exists today. This is because it offers its customers an easy and quick way to create and manage online stores from anywhere in the world.

However, with all of this popularity comes many questions, from how one can get started to how secure the platform is. In this article, we will be answering the most commonly asked questions about this beloved ecommerce platform.

1. How many people use Shopify?

Currently, the Shopify platform has more than 1,000,000 businesses in 175 countries. The platform supports more than 1.4 million full-time jobs around the world including store owners and their staff members.

2. How much is Shopify worth?

The ecommerce giant was able to amass over $1.1 billion in 2018 alone. This figure was a 59% increase over 2017’s and we expect that their 2019’s earnings will be even higher. This is largely due to the growth of Shopify Plus, the enterprise version of the platform, which has been able to convert many businesses since its inception and recently popularity. 

3. Are Shopify stores safe?

Yes, it is completely safe to buy stuff from a website hosted on Shopify as neither the merchant nor the platformhas access to the details that you fill in when making an order. However, it is important to note that scammers do exist, making it important that you only buy from verified sellers you can trust.

4. Are Shopify apps safe?

Although Shopify offers several apps to its users, the majority of apps on the platform are from third-party providers. This makes it impossible to answer this question in a straightforward manner. The short answer is that apps provided by Shopify are safe to use on your store, but do your due diligence before using a third-party app.

5. How did Shopify start?

Shopify was created in 2004 as a collaborative effort between Tobias L├╝tke, Daniel Weinand, and Scott Lake. The trio had originally come together to found an online store for snowboarding equipment called Snowdevil, but the lack of existing ecommerce tools and products frustrated their efforts. A few years later, they relaunched their platform as Shopify.

6. Does Shopify cost money?

The answer to this is also yes. Shopify Basic costs $29 per month plus 2.9% + 30¢ per online transaction. That’s the cheapest option available. Shopify also recently launched a fully hosted Shopify Plus platform for enterprise-level business that starts from about $2,000 per month.

7. Does Shopify fulfill orders?

One of the most attractive features of Shopify is the ability to easily manage and fulfill orders all from one dashboard. Shopify offers manual and automatic order fulfillment options depending on the products you sell.

8. Do Shopify stores make money?

This is a very common question among our users. The answer is yes, there are hundreds and even thousands of Shopify stores out there today making money on the platform. Many entrepreneurs have been able to create and run successful, profitable online stores. To highlight this, Shopify hosts, runs, and regularly updates a Case Studies page that showcases significant earners on the platform.
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