Shopify or Woocommerce?

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I think Shopify is more user-friendly and many people are not good with technical stuff hence they choose Shopify. I personally recommend Wordpress + WooCommerce.
 

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I want to hear answers and opinions on this as well.
Id guess the main benefit is ease - you can set up shopify with not much technical knowledge.

I am also looking to set up ecomerce shortly and I'm thinking of these things as well - I'm thinking about using Wordpress and wp commerce....

Unless anyone has advice on better options.?
 

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I prefer it because it is a lot faster to set up everything from the theme to products to activating sales. Depending on what you are trying to do though, Wordpress will be more flexible. That's just my opinion.
 

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it easy for non tech , user-friendly as you can forget about hosting probs , bandwidth, loading speed , on page seo because shopify take care of it . But it have some limit and when your store become bigger it will be a nightmare changing to wordpress or another platform . i do not recommend if you're good at webmaster/dev

my own experience :)
 
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Shopify costs to use after the trial period as opposed to WP and Woocommerce which is free, with wordpress you get a lot more in the way of addons or plugins and is far more versatile in which i mean you have more control. I have built sites using woocommerce and it it really quite easy to do and there are a lot of tutorials on youtube etc.
 

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I get a little tetchy with people that offer technical services and set up websites but don't bother looking into how the things work. These people are the shopify target demographic.

I'm not suggesting people become hardened coders or even script kiddies but there's a certain basic level of knowledge that's pretty much essential and the basics of html, css and a smattering of php will take you a long way. And there's a million sites out there desperate to teach you - many for free.

tl;dr learn stuff, then woocommerce. Shopify make you sign over your soul as part of the payment plan. True story.
 

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Shopify have gone a good job at marketing themselves as easy to use. The average person would struggle with wordpress.

Either way, the only platforms I would use are magento (#1) or OpenCart (distant 2nd)
 

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Personally, I prefer WooCommerce, but that's mainly because I'm using Wordpress a lot and got pretty good with it.
 

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magento doesn't have the same level of support as wordpress, as wordpress is way bigger there are more support options so the learning is much easier, i'd stick with wordpress as it's more popular and far more stuff for it. wordpress.org has a huge forum and there are 1000's of tuts on youtube, that's without blogs etc
 

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Yes, exactly. I bet it is just cause it is easier to use.
Personally I use woocommerce for many sites and it works great.
Although some Shopify sites look really great and very fast, I believe it is easier for the average user since they handle everything from their software updates and leaves them only focus on managing the business.
 

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My choice is wp+ woo , as I did not found it difficult to install it for the first time. It might get tricky, but google or youtube have all necessary information to install it. Might take 1-2 days to set up for the first time, but this is main purpose - is to get new knowledge. Don't understand people who don't want to spend few hours to get work done and choose some expensive software...
 

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WooCommerce buddy. If you are using WordPress from the starty, no reason to choose shopify over woocommerce. No additional fees compared to switching or creating new site on Shopify.

WOoooooooooo! Let's go WooCommerce!
 
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