When I was pitched SimpleShop, it seemed like good timing. With Covid-19, the world (if it wasn’t already) is now having to sell online, almost exclusively. So, a lot of small businesses that weren’t involved with ecommerce before, will be looking at easy/cheap/fast ways to sell via ecommerce now.
SimpleShop has been around since 2014, and seems to be growing at a healthy pace. It isn’t as big as Shopify or Wix, but it does seem more personal and far better featured for the money. At the time of writing (April 2020) in GBP the cost of SimpleShop is less than a third of the cost of Shopify’s lowest tier, and SimpleShop charges no transaction fees, unlike Shopify.
The admin area layout is really intuitive, and very easy to use. One click access to most things is common, and the onboarding for new users is really slick – the process runs you on rails to a complete shop during your trial period (14 days by the way, with the option to extend).