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This is a cost-free plan that allows you to use the ShopOnCloud platform for free. The free plan is not a free trial where you would have to swift to a paid plan after a certain period of usage. Rather, this plan allows you to operate an online store on the ShopOnCloud platform for free for as long as you would like to. Of course, if you decide to switch to another plan along the way, you can do so without hassle.
Apart from the fact that this plan offers you an online store for free, it also allows you to add an unlimited number of products to your store. You can add promotions and discounts for your products as well. The free plan further offers advanced product options that allow you to add porduct descriptions, priduct variants, attributes, multiple images and many more. With the free plan comes a free SSL certificate, assuring your customers that their connection is secure.
Multiple payments and delivery options are built into this package, meaning that you can offer your customers a choice from the payment methods supported on ShopOnCloud. The same stands true for delivery options as well; ShopOnCloud allows shops hosted on the platform to opt for multiple delivery options.
You can generate and download order reports with the free plan and this saves you the trouble of doing order reports manually. You will also receive alerts and notifications throughout the order fulfilment process.
In terms of assistance, the free plan offers help desk ticketing support for all users. The free-plan users are further provided with ShopOnCloud’s built-in SEO tools that will help them to rank higher on search engines and attract more customers in return. You can also integrate google analytics and Facebook pixel as the free plan enables access to ShopOnCloud’s AI.
This plan further offers full access to ShopOnCloud’s digital marketing support that will help you maximise the marketing potential of online platforms.
The ShopOnCloud free plan is ideal for businesses looking to make the shift from brick-and-mortar to online. Businesses can test the waters without spending a penny should they opt for the free plan. However, if you are thinking of scaling up your business and expanding your customer base, exploiting the opportunities available for online stores, we recommend that you do a thorough analysis of your needs and requirements before making a decision. There may be some limitations in this plan that might hinder your smooth growth.
While the free plan offers a lot of benefits for free, there are some limitations that might impact the way your business expands. For instance, the free plan does not allow access to ShopOnCloud APIs to integrate with third-party applications and offers only limited access to delivery partner integration. Most of the additional features that are available on-demand are not included in the free plan. For example, you will not be able to set up advanced offers and discounts based on corporate needs with the free plan. The same applies to social media shops, Advanced API Integrations, Additional Web pages, Blog and Customisations, SMS Service Integration and Loyalty Points Systems. However, the free plan offers digital marketing support, helping users benefit from the potential of social media and online platforms.
This is a plan that allows you to glean the benefits of multiple features without spending a single penny. The free plan is the perfect fit for those who are seeking entrance to the eCommerce model as it comes with all the features essential for success at the initial stage of an online venture.