I’m just getting started with Shopify. I built a little demo shop so people can see what using a Shopify store is like.
Shopify does not offer as much customizability as Zen Cart, but if you’re not a software developer (or don’t have access to low-cost help), TCO will likely wind up up being lower. It depends on whether this trade off makes sense for you. For shops that need a lot of business logic to drive the customer workflow, or shops that have a complex supply chain, Shopify might not work, but if your store is simple and doesn’t have a lot of rules, it’s worth trying out.