There are an abundance of guides out there that compare ecommerce platforms. Most provide little insight by people who haven't used the software.
By default, if you haven't done much in ecommerce before, Shopify will be the best for you: https://www.shopify.com.au/compare. It's simplicity and ability to expand to meet your needs, sees complete newbies love it and large brands stand by it.
Hi @YOYBUY , I love your question because I also wondered with myself when I took my first step in Shopify. Then I made many types of research on Shopify and after many years of staying and using Shopify, I can surely Shopify is one of the most platforms which is the ease of use, customer support, flexibility and the features it provides. Even you don't have deep technical or design skills, you can easily start to build your online stores and sell products with Shopify. I can point out some outstanding advantages for you below
1. Why Shopify is easy to use?
Because as I mentioned above, it doesn't require related technicalities (development and hosting of the online store) because all software and hosting are provided by Shopify. The Shopify admin interface is intuitive, good-looking, and user-friendly while the user-interface is also compelling. Therefore, you can focus on selling and promoting your stores and products without worrying about technical issues.
2. Shopify's security and reliability
Your customer's information is the most important to be secured and protected, therefore, your site must be secure and always online. And Shopify always takes care of these features with maintenance and upgrades to keep your store and shopping cart available at all times.
3. Selling products with the convenience
You can sell both physical and digital goods or services with up to 100 variants for a product, your products can have such as materials, colors, and sizes (or other things). Shopify has powerful built-in variant support. With large inventories, multi-tag filtering and a collections organization system to organize products.
4. Powerful SEO and Marketing tools
This can be listed among the advantages of using Shopify. Shopify’s big selling points is its SEO feature that will make your store rank higher in search engines so customers can find you easily. Other marketing tools which are provided by Shopify are custom gift cards, discount coupons, store statistics, targeted email marketing, etc.
5. Responsive mobile
Currently, the mobile traffic coming to Shopify stores is increasing more and more so mobile responsiveness is pretty important and it is the key feature for user experience. Shopify’s themes are mobile responsive and Shopify also includes a free built-in mobile shopping cart. That means your store looks great on all devices and your customers can shop anywhere.
6. Outstanding customer support
Shopify Customer Support is pretty great. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the response time is instant. You can get in touch with them via Email, phone, website. And the Shopify documentation is so valuable for any Shopify merchants.
7. Shopify payment gateway
Shopify supports different payment gateways but it also provides its own which is the Stripe payment option. It allows buyers to make transactions without paying any extra fees.
8. Shopify App Store and Shopify Theme Store
You can find dozens of apps that support your online stores with different categories such as Store design, Marketing, Orders and shipping, Finances, Productivity, etc.
Shopify Theme Store offers a variety of free and paid themes for you to choose to build your stores with many industries such as Art & Photography, Electronics, Health & Beauty, Home & Garden, etc.
There are so many advantages of Shopify that support you to build and design for your online stores. Feel free to discover!