Shopify is offering a 90-day free trial to cope with the influence of Covid-19
|Update July 15, 2020: Shopify and the Government of Canada are partnering to help the entrepreneurs bring their business online by launching “Go Digital Canada” program. By joining this program you’ll get 90 Shopify Days Free Trial. Read more.|
|Update June 1, 2020: Shopify has ended the temporary 90-day trial offer for new merchants as of June 1, 2020 and the trial period now is back to 14 days. Read more.|
Recently, Tobias Lütke, Shopify’s CEO has announced about Shopify’s support package for the sellers be selling on Shopify’s platform to cope with the influence of Covid-19.
Here is the Shopify support plan details:
Extended 90-day free trial
Yes, you did not hear wrong, 90 days trial is real. To give new customers more time to set up and design store, Shopify is offering a 90-day free trial for all new customers. If you’re currently on a 14-day trial, you can extend it to 90 days.
Gift cards for all plans and customers
The Gift Cards are inherently only applicable to the Shopify plan ($79/month) and above, that does not apply to the Basic Shopify plan ($29/month). However, Shopify’s making physical and digital gift cards available on all new and existing Shopify plans.
Local pickup and delivery
To support customers who have a local retail store, Shopify will enable in-store pick-ups for customers who use Shopify POS software. Early next week they will enable retailers using Shopify POS to offer in-store or sidewalk pick up for online orders.
$200 million in small business funding
Shopify Capital is Shopify’s financial support package for the small businesses who want to grow their business. In response to Covid-19, Shopify offers a $200 million support plan.
Shopify is bringing their community together online, with weekly virtual programming designed to help your business through these uncertain times.
Shopify has taken positive and timely steps to support sellers at this time, especially providing a 90-day trial plan. This is the best time to start using Shopify.