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Shopify or Wordpress + Hosting

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ZevenHoland, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. ZevenHoland

    ZevenHoland Junior Member

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    Finally i will do my online shop but first i must decide it.

    If i contract Shopify Plan it is like 29€ monthly, yes i have hosting and so easy to set up my shop.

    The cheaper option is contract a hosting for 4€ a month or similar and install Wordpress + Woo-commerce.
    This option is more difficult to set up but not is my first time so i can do it.

    Can i do the same with the 2 options or Shopify is better for something in special?

    and... Can you choose the same payment methods in both? My first idea is paypal + credit-debit card + bank transfer.
     
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    Would go with Woocomerce.
    1. You have experience, Woocommerce is more advanced in terms of functionalities.
    2. Save money on plugins and in general.
    3. Can make it look unique not just like those "copy-paste" Shopify stores (no pun intended) :D.
    4. Wordpress rocks! Get a good host, optimize load speed and you are good to go.

    GOOD LUCK!
     
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  3. ZevenHoland

    ZevenHoland Junior Member

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    Yes, i think the same but all the people here is setting up their webs with shopify and i dont know why, may be i'm missing something
     
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    sam.hunt0710 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    OP take my advice and go with woo commerce. Its best option.
     
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  6. rejoin14

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    Most people use shopify because they also use Oberlo (for dropship automation).

    Shopify is in my opinion more costly because plugins costs a monthly fee.

    For example the sale notification (Rachel from XYZ bought ABC 8 minutes ago) costs as shopify app 7$ per month. If you buy this plugin for woocommerce you pay on time 20$.

    I also don't know how safe is shopiy? (never used to be honest)

    I can use for example wordfence for my wordpress site and my server does automatically backup my entire site + database.
     
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    Shopify!!!
     
  8. rastael

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    whats the next best thing to oberlo, for woocommerce?

    Whats are the best dropshipping plugins for woo commerce?
     
  9. Eben

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    Despite having no expertise of handling websites, everybody wants to be a Dropshipper these days. This gives a permanent money printing license to Shopify.

    Wordpress is the king of web in every sense and only sky is the limit.

    Most noobs learn WP, install configure WooCommerce but when it comes to integrate their payment gateway and email autoresponders, 90% of them fail, finally give up and move to Shopify right away.

    There are a lot of cheaper hosted shopping cart solutions on the market (e.g 3dcart, volusion etc) but Shopify dominates.

    Why? because, some of the self proclaimed internet marketing gurus are funded by Shopify to release success training programs "e.g. Making $xxx/day with Shopify with Proof inside" **lol** :p:p and a lot of noobs fall for it there and then.

    My suggestion is to go with Wordpress. Setup may take some time but you won't face any issue as long as you are using legit payment collecting methods (e.g. verified PP/Stripe account) along with a good email responder. :cool:
     
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  10. LordTony

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    I'm using WooCommerce and I couldn't be more satisfied. However it did take me few days to set up. PM me if you want to see my shop
     
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    +1 for WooCommerce with WordPress the setup will take the hard work of first time but this way you'll learn to setup your sites and also save the costs.
     
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    I'm not expert but WooCommerce (not really hard to install) and good thing I like is it is highly customizable
     
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    if you don't want manage and bux fix any hole if found, go with shopify.
    but if you want customizable and use your own hosting, go with woo...
    also prestashop is other option if you not confident with woo...
     
  14. ZevenHoland

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    Thanks guys, finally i will go with Wordpress, like i read i can do the same. It will be cheaper and harder to make but it is not a problem =)