Shopify vs WooCommerce

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Shopify vs WooCommerce: What are the differences?

Shopify: 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; WooCommerce: The most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin. 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.

Shopify and WooCommerce belong to "Ecommerce" category of the tech stack.

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, WooCommerce provides the following key features:

  • Payments
  • Shipping
  • Inventory

Construct Digital, Uptitude, and Greenease are some of the popular companies that use WooCommerce, whereas Shopify is used by Tesla Motors, Wikipedia, and Soylent. WooCommerce has a broader approval, being mentioned in 245 company stacks & 49 developers stacks; compared to Shopify, which is listed in 154 company stacks and 36 developer stacks.

Decisions about Shopify and WooCommerce
Isaiah Garcia
Community Developer at StackShare · | 3 upvotes · 1.7K views

The interoperability and reliability of Shopify is simply unmatched on the market. Having been a web developer for a few years, I cannot imagine going with any other solutions because of the level of development that would need to go into each and every tweak requested by stakeholders.

Shopify makes it easy to use apps off the shelf to test an idea, after which you can replace it with a custom solution or build on top of it.

Using their robust API, array of webhooks, Shopify Flow and Shopify Scripts, with a little know-how anything you want to do is just a few clicks or lines of code away from reality. The community is also pretty robust, so if you ever need help, you're not alone.

Full disclosure: I've been invested since 2015, but it's because they really are the best on the market.

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Rhonda Greene

I chose Shopify over other options - the leading contender of which was WooCommerce - based mainly on the availability of integrations with other tools and platforms I use, as well as the ease of adding and updating inventory. Additionally, should I ever open a physical location, my existing inventory can easily be sold via a POS system as well. Eyes to the future!

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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 · 50.4K 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 Shopify
Pros of WooCommerce
  • 21
    Affordable yet comprehensive
  • 13
    Great API & integration options
  • 10
    Business-friendly
  • 9
    Intuitive interface
  • 8
    Quick
  • 3
    Awesome customer support
  • 2
    POS & Mobile
  • 2
    Liquid
  • 1
    Dummy Proof
  • 0
    Nopcommerce
  • 7
    Easy to extend and customize

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Cons of Shopify
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    User is stuck with building a site from a template
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    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.

    What is 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.

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    What are some alternatives to Shopify and WooCommerce?
    WordPress
    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
    Weebly
    Weebly is an AJAX website creator that allows you to create pages with template skins and content widgets. Users can easily drag-and-drop content widgets like pictures, text, video and Google Maps in WYSIWYG-fashion.
    ClickFunnels
    ClickFunnels is the only website builder that doesn't just build pages, but actually builds entire sales funnels.
    GoDaddy
    Go Daddy makes registering Domain Names fast, simple, and affordable. It is a trusted domain registrar that empowers people with creative ideas to succeed online.
    PrestaShop
    PrestaShop is written in PHP, is highly customizable, supports all the major payment services, is translated in many languages and localized for many countries, and is fully responsive (both front- and back-office).
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