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Shopify vs commercetools: What are the differences?

Developers describe Shopify as "Quickly and easily create a beautiful online store with Shopify". Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions. On the other hand, commercetools is detailed as "The e-commerce API platform behind native and web applications". Our headless commerce platform separates frontend and backend functionality. So commercetools enables businesses to create seamless shopping experiences across all digital touchpoints. Our flexible API lets you engage with your customers via webshops, mobile apps, voice assistants, AR/VR applications, social networks, and others.

Shopify and commercetools can be categorized as "Ecommerce" tools.

Some of the features offered by Shopify are:

  • Choose from 100+ professional themes
  • Customize the look of your online store
  • Start accepting orders in minutes

On the other hand, commercetools provides the following key features:

  • Manage all your retail channels using a fast and intuitive business user interface
  • Highly scalable cloud platform with a flexible commerce API at its core
  • Supports a modern microservice-based architecture and offers a wide range of integrations
Decisions about commercetools and Shopify
David Swift

We devised SwiftERM to generate additional income from existing consumers on ecommerce websites. Available for those using Shopify, Magento, Woocommerce or Opencart, it runs in alongside (not instead of) existing email marketing software like Mailchimp, Drupal or Emarsys. It is 100% automatic so needs zero additional staff. It uses predictive analytics to identify imminent consumer purchases. The average additional turnover achieved is 10.5%. It is the only software in the world authorised to send Trustpilot to send product ratings in outbound emails. Developers and ecommerce retailers are invited to try to it for free, to establish viability this predictive analytics system is. SwiftERM is a certified Microsoft Partner MPN ID 6197468.

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BrandLume Inc
President at BrandLume · | 3 upvotes · 60.1K views

we've had alot of shopify clients and do alot of those website builds, but we decided a little while back to transfer any client possible to woocommerce, for our e-com web development, as there is alot more functionality available with zoo-commerce. you can have a look at our examples and even our own website in the link provided.

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Pros of commercetools
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      Affordable yet comprehensive
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      Great API & integration options
    • 10
      Business-friendly
    • 9
      Intuitive interface
    • 8
      Quick
    • 3
      Awesome customer support
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      POS & Mobile
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      Liquid
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      Dummy Proof
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      Nopcommerce

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    Cons of commercetools
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        User is stuck with building a site from a template

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      What is commercetools?

      Our headless commerce platform separates frontend and backend functionality. So commercetools enables businesses to create seamless shopping experiences across all digital touchpoints. Our flexible API lets you engage with your customers via webshops, mobile apps, voice assistants, AR/VR applications, social networks, and others.

      What is Shopify?

      Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.

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      What are some alternatives to commercetools and Shopify?
      Moltin
      Developers and merchants can manage stores through our responsive dashboard immediately after signing up, making development a non-linear process, with store owners able to add inventory whilst developers are working on the website with real data.
      WooCommerce
      WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin. And it's available for free. Packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your self-hosted WordPress website.
      Magento
      Magento Community Edition is perfect if you’re a developer who wants to build your own solution with flexible eCommerce technology. You can modify the core code and add a wide variety of features and functionality.
      BigCommerce
      It is a true all-in-one ecommerce platform with the power to grow your business & help you sell more. It empowers you to rise above complexity – and ultimately focus on optimizing your business for growth.
      Salesforce Commerce Cloud
      It is a highly scalable, cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) ecommerce solution. It offers best-in-class features and functionality developed and refined over many years to provide a highly optimised ecommerce experience. Deliver AI-powered commerce experiences.
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