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Shopify VS Square

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Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson has been writing about payment processing and mobile payments since 2014, and has been quoted in articles for Credit Karma and The Next Web, among others. She graduated from The University of Kansas in 2010 with bachelor's degrees in English and journalism.
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    Pradeep Verma

    Dear Team,

    Please suggest the Best platform for selling retail items. Which platform is the most simplistic for customers, easy to update for them, etc? I am currently using a square. Shopify is another option. Breakdown of what each one offers, costs, etc.

      Jessica Dinsmore

      Hi Pradeep,

      Both are very easy to use and have comparable feature sets. The biggest difference between the two is that Shopify’s main focus is eCommerce, whereas Square is focused on its POS app. As for the specific breakdowns you’ve requested, they can be found in the article that you’ve posted on, so definitely check it out!


        Thank you so much! We are in the midst of moving from Clover to another POS and I’ve been wavering between Shopify and Square. This is extremely helpful information.


          Did you decide Shopify or Square? How do you like whichever one you went with.

            Tom Spackle

            Is there a good way to use Square and Shopify together? Say for example I want to use one in my shop, and the other on my website?

              Tom DeSimone

              Hi Tom,

              There are third-party integrations you can use you sync the two, but they are expensive (in the $50/month range from what I’ve seen). You might be better off using Square for in-store and then choosing an ecommerce integration that is supported by Square. There are several ecommerce integration options.


                What is nice with square you can work offline no need internet with you if you in a trade show .
                For 50$ App syncronize , offline,

                  Jamilee Brown

                  Thank you so much for this review, I almost went with Square but I think in the longrun I’ll be happier with Shopify for my growing business 🙂

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                    Amber Campbell

                    Thank you so much! We will launch our e-commerce site in the next 30 days, and I have been searching for a comparison just like this one. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into it.

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                      Thanks Melissa for this very comprehensive review. Very informative, quite a chunk of work you put into this.

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