Shopify vs Lemonstand Comparison Chart

Last Updated: 06-06-2016

Hello and welcome to Shop-vs-Shop.com. My name is Paul and I built this website to help you compare the features, pricing, and capabilities of Shopify and Lemonstand. Be sure to click on the links within the comparison chart below for additional details on each item.

Before you get started, I encourage you to take a few minutes and start your free trial at Shopify and Lemonstand if you haven’t already. No credit card is required to start either trial, and both companies will offer to extend your free 14 days if you find that you need more time to research or develop your site. After you setup your trial accounts, leave them open in other tabs so you can reference their backends while you read the comparison chart below.

If you eventually transition your trial into a paid plan,  I’ll earn a commission, which helps pay for keeping this website hosted and updated. I appreciate those who support this project and use my affiliate links.

This website isn’t intended to sell you on Shopify or Lemonstand. At this point, you’ve already come to the conclusion that you will potentially utilize one of those platforms. Instead, I’ve built it to help you make an educated decision. Read more about this project.

Leave a comment if you have any questions and I’ll reply there. Please also make note in the comments if any of this information is wrong or has changed and I will update accordingly. Thank you for any help keeping this information up to date. Now let’s begin…

Pricing

Shopify Lemonstand
Monthly Fee Lite – $9
Basic – $29
Pro – $79
Unlimited – $179
Plus – $1000-$5000+
Startup – $49
Professional – $99
Growth – $149
Premium – $499
Choosing between plans Which Shopify plan do I need? Which Lemonstand plan do I need?
Free Trial 14 Days 14 Days
Startup Fee $0 $0
Transaction Fees 0% – 2.0% 0%
POS (Point of Sale) $40/month Not Available

 

Company Overview

Shopify Lemonstand
URL www.shopify.com www.lemonstand.com
Year Founded 2004 2010
Headquarters Vancouver, BC Ottawa, Ontario
Phone 1-888-329-0139  1-855-332-0555

 

Hosting

Shopify Lemonstand
Bandwith Unlimited Unlimited
PCI Compliance Level 1 Level 1
Content Delivery Network Included (by Fastly) Included
Automatic Backups Yes Yes
Built on Ruby on Rails
Software Updates Automatic Automatic
Uptime 99.99% 99.95%
SSL Encryption Sitewide Sitewide
 Hosted E-mail Forwarding Only None

 

Products

Shopify Lemonstand
Product Options Shopify Overview Lemonstand Overview
# of products Unlimited Unlimited
# of product variants Unlimited Unlimited
# of product images Unlimited Unlimited
Short Descriptions No Yes
Long Descriptions (Primary) Yes Yes
Categories / sub-categories No Categories
Collections Yes, in lieu of Categories Yes, in addition to Categories
Tags Yes No
Product Visibility options Yes Yes
SKU  field Yes Yes
Barcode, ISBN, UPC field Yes  No
Slug customization Limited Full
Meta Titles, Descriptions Editable Editable
Manufacturer/Vendor field Yes Yes
Product Type field Yes Yes
Taxes On or Off Tax Classes
Pricing Structure Price / Compare At Base Price / Sale Price
Cost field No Yes
HS Tariff Yes No
Individual Product Sales Yes Yes
Volume Pricing With App Integrated
Custom Fields Yes Yes
Digital Products Yes Yes
Subscription Products App Integrated
  –Customer Pause/Unpause Yes
Inventory Management Yes Yes
Product Reviews App Integrated
CVS Import Yes Yes
Duplicate a product Yes Yes
Bulk product management Yes Yes

 

 

Selling

Shopify Lemonstand
Discounts Basic Advanced
Gift Cards Digital and Physical None
Related Products Integrated, Apps, or API Integrated or API
Sales Yes Yes
Abandoned Checkout Recovery Yes No
E-mail Marketing Available by 3rd Party Integrated or 3rd Party

 

SEO

Shopify Lemonstand
Title & Meta Tag Optization Yes Yes
URL Structure Non-customizable Customizable
Sitewide SSL Yes Yes
301 Redirects Yes Yes
Sitemaps Yes, out-of-box Yes, manual setup
Image Optimization
Page Speed
Blog Built-in Coming soon

 

Payment Processing

Shopify Lemonstand
Built-in payments Shopify Payments None
Stripe Yes Yes
PayPal Yes Yes
Amazon Payments Yes Yes
Bitcoin Yes Yes

Note 02-15-2016: This site is not yet finished. I went ahead and published it since much of the information is ready. I’ll be filling in the blanks and going into more detail about Product Options, Shipping, Payment Integrations, API, and local development over the next few weeks. I will also create an introduction video to overview both platforms.

14 Day Free Trials

If you’d like to start a free trial at Shopify and Lemonstand, thank you for using my affiliate links on this site!

Leave a comment if you have any questions and I’ll reply there. Please also make note in the comments if any of this information is wrong or has changed and I will update accordingly. Thank you for any help keeping this information up to date.

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