We work with two of the most popular and fastest growing e-commerce platforms on the market, Shopify and WooCommerce. Each solution offers many benefits and features but deciding which option to go with depends on your individual needs. Let’s compare the features of each platform and look at how to choose the best e-commerce solution for your business and online store.
Shopify is a web based e-commerce software which allows you to build an online store to sell your products. There is no need to worry about installing, upgrading or maintaining any software or web servers since Shopify hosts the software. Shopify prides itself on its fast and easy set-up, robust features, and beautiful design templates. They offer several pricing plans in order to accommodate the size and needs of your business.
WooCommerce is a free e-commerce plugin for WordPress that allows you to sell products and services on your website. WordPress is a free open-source content management system, and combined with WooCommerce it offers endless flexibility and customization for your online store. Developers and store owner have complete control with this powerful e-commerce solution which powers more online stores than any other platform in the world.
Shopify and WooCommerce both offer attractive designs templates, numerous shipping and payment gateway options, and SEO and marketing features, along with extensions to further improve your online store. Each e-commerce platform has its own advantages but both can be great options for setting up an online store.
Once you have a clear idea of the kind of e-commerce website you want to build it will be easy to decide which platform is right for your business.