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Share your shopify experience

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by welneto, May 26, 2017.

  1. welneto

    welneto Junior Member

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    Hey everyone i'm starting my shopify journey soon and would like to know about your fails/sucess using it ;)
     
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    I would not risk my ecom store with shopify. Better go with woo commerce.
     
  3. sturose

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    Why all the fascination with shopify just lately?

    I understand the simplicity and there is most definitely a learning curve with wordpress and woocommerce but it's free. No monthly fees and you can choose from thousands of free and premium themes and plugins.

    Why choose shopify???
     
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    Because it's totally noob friendly and the support help you with everything
     
  5. welneto

    welneto Junior Member

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    In simple terms, Shopify is all about delivering you a single, out-of-the-box solution with one price tag on it. You get it, you “unwrap the box”, and you get to use your shiny new eCommerce store right away, since everything you need is included from the get-go.

    With WooCommerce, on the other hand, what you actually get is a box with just the engine of your eCommerce store in it. But to then make that engine run, you need to find an empty car to put it in, so to speak. (Where by “car” I actually mean things like hosting, domain, working WordPress setup, etc.)

    Even though the WooCommerce is free, to actually get it to run an actual eCommerce store costs basically the same as shopify.
     
  6. sturose

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    I would have to disagree with this part, you can set up a woocommerce store for very little if you are prepared to learn a little. I've set up stores for the cost of the domain and hosting alone and made the store look decent by using free themes with some simple css tweaks to spice it up a bit so it looks better.

    Like I said, I understand the simplicity with the "straight out of the box" solution but the ongoing costs will soon mount up.
     
  7. BackY

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    Hosting domain and all other expenses are far from 30$/month. But everyone feels safer with shopify in a way, and their hosting is strong and optimised for every country u open it from.

    Great article about this:
    http://ecommerce-platforms.com/compare/shopify-vs-woocommerce-comparison
     
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