Shopify vs WooCommerce
Managed WooCommerce hosting, like Shopify, is an all-in-one ecommerce solution
Why Shopify users move to WooCommerce
Lack of customization
Apps add up
Key differences to consider
Trapped in the slow lane
Shopify shipping has more limits
If it looks like Shopify, it works like Shopify
Want to leave the big “S”?
The hidden costs of Shopify apps
Support in slow motion
Shopify isn’t as popular as you think
I have several websites on Shopify
I have several websites on Shopify, the websites can generally run and function fine, what I'm fed up with is the amount of work you have to re-do because it won't save your changes, closes windows without saving, is slow and buddy on the interface, server is far too slow as well
They just closed our website without any prior notice and without giving any information on it. Spend hours and hours working on getting it up and running. Been running for a month, and now they've closed it out of the blue, and cannot get in contact with them. We've had a local hosted website the last 10 years before were we had total control. This is insane behavior!
Absolutely horrendous service
Absolutely horrendous service. Impossible to call for tech support. You can chat with someone who is outsourced, and knows very, very little about the platform, much less anything technical. Or you can go back and forth by email for days, trying to resolve a fairly small problem. Tobias Lutke should be ashamed. It is all about the money for him, obviously. Such an abomination.
Shopify vs WooCommerce FAQ
WooCommerce is the most popular and widely-used ecommerce platform. Shopify is the second most popular ecommerce platform. Currently, over one million businesses use Shopify. Closer to two million businesses use WooCommerce.
WooCommerce is significantly cheaper than Shopify if you consider startup costs, build time, store management, and marketing. The only additional cost for WooCommerce is your host and any plugins you buy. Nexcess managed hosting bundles hosting, paid plugins, sales performance monitoring, and support into one monthly plan, giving you the benefits of Shopify with the flexibility of WooCommerce.
You cannot use WooCommerce on your Shopify store. But you can connect a Shopify store to an existing WordPress site with an API-based plugin. Using both WordPress and Shopify would mean you are paying for two hosted platforms instead of one.
Famous examples of WooCommerce stores are Chaka Khan’s website and Offerman Woodshop. Famous examples of Shopify stores are Fashion Nova and Loot Crate. All are fully optimized, easy to use, and very successful.
It can be, depending on the size and complexity of your store. You will need to export a CSV and integrate it with your chosen WooCommerce theme. Nexcess includes WP All Import with the WooCommerce add-on, which speeds up the process by connecting your data to the appropriate fields.