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WooCommerce vs. Shopify: A Developer’s Perspective

WooCommerce vs Shopify is an eternal dilemma for eCommerce web development. Shopify powers over 800,000 online stores, while WooCommerce claims it’s the web’s most popular eCommerce platform.

Shopify is effective, dependable, and simple to utilize, providing exquisite pre-built themes & layouts and brilliant & simple backend. Although with Shopify, you will have to pay transaction charges and monthly subscription fees to use the platform.

WooCommerce is the eCommerce plugin that turns any WordPress site into a powerful online store. It’s an open-source platform, and therefore free to install, making it ideal for cost-conscious users, but you’ll need to pay for things like hosting and security and development, however.

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With WooCommerce, you can create a truly bespoke online store provided you have a web development team.

This article will tell you which of these platforms will best suit your business. We’ve worked extensively on both platforms, so we know all the ins and outs, and we’ve pitched WooCommerce and Shopify against each other in categories as below:

1 Ease of use
2 Building Time
3 Design & Themes
4 Sales features
5 Shipping
6 Plugins & Features
7 Marketing Tools
9 Security
10 Customer support
11 Pricing

1 Ease of Use

As per popular perceptions, WooCommerce encompasses a larger learning bend than Shopify, and from our testing, Shopify is certainly simpler to grasp for a ‘regular’ user.

And don’t take our word for it. We got regular non technical individuals to use Shopify, and here are a few of their thoughts:

“Once you end up using Shopify, it is moderately simple to revise any of the components on the page.”

“If you’re somebody is looking to offer a tall volume of items and are not opposed to subscription plans – Shopify would be a great option.”

Shopify provides nearly all the major basics of an eCommerce store. Sales, secure checkout, SSL certification, backend for inventory management, all are covered.

To top that, you don’t have to worry about uptime & security. Shopify takes care of that.

Shopify is exceptionally simple to utilize and is built to assist the non-technical business owner

To differentiate, with WooCommerce, you would like to do a little more legwork, like sourcing your claim web facilitating and security – but that’s truly simple to do. Here are some major WooCommerce advantages.

WooCommerce auto-install
Free domain name and SSL certificate
Storefront subject pre-installed
24/7 support from in-house WordPress experts
Shopify vs WooCommerce – Ease of Utilize: The Decision

Shopify is the winner. WooCommerce is a far more technically challenging platform that will require a certain level of knowledge to use, or a willingness to spend some time learning. In contrast, Shopify is accessible, and you don’t need to know how to code to get the most out of it.

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