Since you are reading the post, it is pretty easy to guess you have learned that you can create your very own eStore with little money and next to nil technological expertise, all by yourself. Googling around for hours will soon make you realize that there are tens of such magic wands all over the web. WooCommerce and Shopify are two of the major used e-commerce platforms each with its own gigantic base of loyal users and fans.
What’s great about Shopify?
What’s great about WooCommerce?
For websites, be it e-commerce or non-e-commerce design is everything. People generally don’t trust a site that does not have the right aesthetic and functionality.
So when it comes to design:
Shopify offers the best visual quality of its themes. I personally feel that they look great out of the box. The platform features more than 54 different store templates out of which 10 are absolutely free. Plus, each one has unique variations. As a result, you are technically getting more than 100 separate designs.
The best part is that they all are mobile responsive and have a variety of different coloring options. It’s fashionably sleek and clean aesthetics makes perfect for modern, forward-thinking websites.
Further, these designs cannot be created in-house and require to be outsourced to a group of professional web designers who make sure to create a site that’s current and as engaging as possible.
With WooCommerce, the world is your oyster. You just have to put the hours in. The plugin doesn’t deliver any specific design traits on its own but it corporates with most themes on the market, provided that they follow the standard recommendations and best practices. Which means you can select any WordPress theme that you like and still make it work together with WooCommerce.
Go through its exclusive range of child themes for a storefront in case if you want a customized look. To be honest, WooCommerce has a serious advantage over Shopify. Though Shopify comprises of numerous themes but they are limited to what you can find in the store. Whereas, WooCommerce is open source.
Do you want slightly more bang for your buck? The two platforms have really different approaches to pricing.
Shopify pricing is pretty clear and straightforward where things aren’t same for WooCommerce. It is a free open source software plugin where one definitely requires to consider the additional costs that go along with making an online store.
Shopify is meant to deliver a single, out of the box solution with just a few pricing packages. All you need to do is sign up and get a new shiny e-commerce store right away. Still, I feel WooCommerce is technically the cheaper solution. Though it requires much more work and money to set it up, but the end results are simply incredible.
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No matter how different platform approaches to pricing, they are relatively similar when it comes to giving your eCommerce site what it needs. Unlike Bigcommerce, Shopify and WooCommerce are more basic with the e-commerce essentials built into the main software.
With Shopify you get-
With WooCommerce you get-
But, the devil is in the details. At the end of the day, Shopify may seem like a more laser-focused solution but WooCommerce is a feature rich platform that doesn't lack any specific eCommerce features. All you have to do is get in touch with a reliable Woocommerce development company that not only has an extensive knowledge base but also expertise in delivering a solution like never before.
Author : Deepali Mehta
Deepali Mehta is a professional writer and editor at eTatvaSoft - a web and mobile app development company. She relishes writing about various development related affairs, technology trends, management, and much more buzzing things in the IT industry. Her idea of writing is to spread derived knowledge of the latest technologies amongst techgeeks and techlearners.