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24th ,June, 2021


Shopstar is a South African e-commerce platform that allows users to create and manage their own online shop. Their claim to fame is being so easy to use that business owners can set up an online store in five minutes. The platform allows owners to customise their shops and add their own domain to match their brand requirements. Furthermore, shop owners can also create vouchers and set their own specials.

As part of your subscription, users also have access to Shopstar Pay, their payment gateway which allows businesses to accept online payments without having to use party companies to accept card payments. Through Shopstar customers can pay via credit cards, EFT or using SnapScan

Shopstar also has a Marketplace with a focus on drop shipping. Merchants can set up a marketplace and connect suppliers of products with customers on the platform.  


Shopstar has a monthly subscription model and does not offer a long-term contract, so buyers can cancel their online store at any time. They offer a 14-day free trial.  

Shopstar offers packages depending on the number of products sold per month. 

Pricing per month: 

  • 1- 25 Products – R220
  • 26 – 100 Products – R475.50
  • 101 – 200 Products – R740
  • Unlimited Products – R1,050


  • Templates – choose from multiple designs for your online store
  • E-commerce CMS – manage your store and orders
  • Analytics & Data – built-in sales and visitor analytics dashboard.
  • SSL certificate – SSL certificate for free
  • Payment gateways integration – Shopstar Pay allows businesses to accept online payment. 
  • Shopstar Marketplace Dropshipping – source products from local suppliers and sell directly to customers through the online store.  


Free domain for all premium packages.


They charge per number of products sold per month.  

Brand Features

  • Easy to use website editor
  • Free website hosting
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Anytime cancellation
  • 14-day free trial


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