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Shopify or woocommerce?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by Nicololo, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Nicololo

    Nicololo Registered Member

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    Hi guys! I'm about to build an ecommerce, and I want to make it as friendly as possible, in case I want to sell it in the future. What would you recommend me to use? Shopify or Woocommerce?
     
  2. vasi36

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    I'd suggest to go with woocommerce as it's highly customizable.
     
  3. legion85

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    +1 for woocommerce

    You still need to invest some $ to buy good plugins (or use gpldl.com or @Festinger's vault) but there aren't any monthly subscriptions that are present in shopify. Probably there is a bit more legwork involved but worth it in the long run.
     
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  4. Nicololo

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    Thank you! Yes, I really prefer woocommerce.

    fastinger's Vault is great, I will use woocommerce without doubts. I have a lot of experience with wordpress, but if it's not a problem for the possibility of selling it it's great!
     
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    Thanks for the mention @legion85 :)

    Thanks Nicololo! I would go for WooCommerce too.
     
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  6. effigodd

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    if you're building to sell, i think shopify is easier, since you just give username/password or something.
    while with woo, its hosted on your server, and you need to copy files and db to different location and do some extra work. (unless you sell the host as well and got no other websites on that)
     
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    I've been using woocommerce until now, but I will have a try with shopify. Woocommerce sometimes it's too messy and can be hard to customize on the way we want. If you are not a good developer you will probably need to use a bunch of extra plugins to achieve the look and experience that you want, what will also affect the site speed.

    Also, if you are hoping to be able to sell it, it will be way easier with Shopify.
     
  8. blogzandstuff

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    It's easier than you think, just use duplicator pro plugin and it does it for you, takes minutes, I do it a lot
     
  9. effigodd

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    well yeah, if you're a bit techy it shouldnt be much of a problem.
    but still, shopify is much easier and less risky (you're not dependent on plugins that might change/expire/whatever) to sell.
    and also i assume that OP is not that techy (i might be wrong, but i'm basing my assumption on the question being asked), so thats why i recommended shopify.

    i might be wrong tho :anyway:
     
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    Shopify is more 'user-friendly' and easier when it comes to customizing. But I would go with WooCommerce as it's free, fully customizable, with great plugins and because you have a full control on your shop.
     
  11. blogzandstuff

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    No you are not wrong, both have merits. You are right about woocommerce, it's a bit technical. Shopify is easier but more expensive, 50/50 I'd say as to merits
     
  12. 1guyhack

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    woocommerce is the best. You can do whatever you want there and is well supported.
     
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    go with shopify.. Woocommerce is easy but for professional store setup try shopify as google love it too