WooCommerce vs Shopify

WooCommerce vs Shopify - Shopify Reviews

We love writing Shopify reviews, particularly when we are comparing two of the most popular ecommerce platforms on the planet - WooCommerce vs Shopify.

WooCommerce

In a nutshell

WooCommerce is powerful, yet relatively easy to use, with heavy integration with your favourite marketing and accounting tools.

The power of WooCommerce is the virtually limitless customisation you can do to it. Anything from the front-end shopping experience to streamlining the backend reporting.

Originally created as an add-on to WordPress, it has grown to power more online stores than any other platform.

Online stores built on WooCommerce typically require more maintenance.

3 sites using WooCommerce

  1. Hypebeast
  2. Zanerobe
  3. Jack Ruddy

Getting technical

WooCommerce & WordPress are installed on your own server that we set up for you, giving you complete ownership of your store.

Five things we love

  1. No design limitations
  2. Lower ongoing costs
  3. Full ownership
  4. Multiple custom page layouts
  5. Very customisable.

Getting help

Check out WooCommerce Experts and our resources page

Shopify

In a nutshell

Shopify makes selling online and managing a growing brand incredibly easy.

Based out of Canada, Shopify prides itself on being the easiest to use ecommerce platform.

The Shopify App Store offers monthly subscriptions for hundreds of new features and integrations.

Great value and quicker for us to develop on but often with higher ongoing costs as you’re essentially renting Shopify’s service, it’s a great platform for early-stage ecommerce businesses that let us create beautiful designs and store experiences.

3 sites using Shopify

  1. LA Lakers
  2. Grovemade
  3. Dodo Case

Getting technical

Shopify hosts everything for you so you don’t need to worry about payment gateways and web hosting.

Five things we love

  1. Simple to use — start selling in no time
  2. Unlimited 24/7 toll-free Shopify support
  3. Conveniently run your store on the go
  4. 1-click integrations
  5. 14-day free trial.

Getting help

Check out Shopify Experts, our services and Shopify cheat sheets

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