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WooCommerce vs Shopify

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by amps, May 20, 2017.

  1. amps

    amps Registered Member

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    I am looking to develop an ecommerce revenue stream, with a drop shipping arrangement. I have done some research but I am now wrestling between Woocommerce and Shopify. Can any one that has used both give me some incite?
     
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    WooCommerce if you have back-end knowledge, want to customize your store to a greater extent.
    Shopify if you don't have any back-end knowledge and want to start with campaigns straight away.
     
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    As AryabhattZero said, WooCommerce it's more customizable but a bit more difficult than Shopify.
     
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    Thanks for the responses. I am pretty good with the back end stuff and I do like the idea of more customization. Would the Woo Commerce solution be cheaper in the long run?
     
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    If I were to build an e-commerce site for a client, would WooCommerce or Shopify be better in terms of security? I don't want to be held liable if their site gets hacked or something
     
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    Yes, WooCommerce would be substantially cheaper unless you bought some intense hosting for a startup eCommerce store.

    Unless you were truly careless or doing custom coding, I don't see how you would be held liable for a security problem. If you want to avoid all possible liability, then I suppose Shopify would be the way to go.
     
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    its depends on your budget, every platform has cons and pros...
    here is a video that compares both of them

     
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    @amoon Thanks for the vid
     
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    i dont have any experience in woo/shopify but after reading some dropship journey using shopify if u use shopify payment gateway its take time to cash out the money (around 10 days), so u need to have enough cash flow for ads and order the item :D
     
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    Shopify always comes out looking more professional for me
     
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    Well her I go. Thanks for all of the input, it really helped me get started. I have decided to go WooCommerce as I have a lot of development experience and it looks like I can build a better looking site. Wish me look and I will let you know how things progress.
     
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    Using both Shopify and WooCommerce is very easy, even for a complete beginner.

    Both platforms have an intuitive user interface for simple tasks like creating a site’s basic pages (contact, privacy policy, etc), listing products, checking/fulfilling orders, and more. These setup processes are relatively hassle-free.

    Both platforms have thorough documentation and a large user base, which means finding answers to potential issues that may arise is fairly effortless in both systems.
    The biggest difference between the two is in the setup. WooCommerce is a plugin for WordPress which means you need a WordPress website for which you have to pay a hosting fee, install the WooCommerce plugin, and then setup the store. However, if you already have an existing WordPress website, setting up WooCommerce is an easy process.

    Shopify, on the other hand, is a self-hosted solution which means you don’t have to worry about finding a web host, installing a separate content management system, and then adding Shopify. If you have no technical skills or if you are starting from scratch, Shopify is probably the easier choice. On top of that, Shopify comes with integrated blogging capabilities meaning you won’t lose out just because you haven’t gone the WordPress route.
     
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    Good luck!

    Personally i'm using Shopify as front-end and i've codded my own backend that shopify talks to to get all the updates.
    You can't bit shopify's templates and UI/IX .