Starting an online business is not an easy task. But if you plan and implement accordingly you will surely succeed. If you are serious about your business then you must focus on a few things which you will get in this post so continue till the end.
There are many e-commerce platforms available online and they are quite good and feature-rich as well and have their own specialties.
Let’s check some of the best and popular e-commerce platforms:
Woocommerce and Shopify, might possible that you have heard these names before and know what it is and how it works but let’s see the detailed reviews of these platforms.
We’ll take a look and compare their features, which help you to decide which one is the best choice for your online store.
WooCommerce Vs Shopify: A Brief Overview
Shopify and WooCommerce both are good platforms and offer a wide range of functionalities and user interface that even a novice can easily create his or her own online store.
These platforms also provide full documentation and easy support so that you can fix all your technical difficulties and problems related to your online store on the go.
The major difference between these platforms is the setup. WooCommerce is just a plugin for WordPress CMS. You need to create an online store with WordPress and then install WooCommerce which power your online store. On the other hand, Shopify is a self-hosted content management system. However, if you are new to the development then this platform is probably being the easier choice to create your eCommerce store.
What they offer?
As I already mentioned that WooCommerce is nothing but a WordPress plugin. You can easily get this plugin online and it is free also, this plugin comes with various add-ons some are free some are paid.
WooCommerce offers the following features:
- It supports various payment gateways such as PayPal, Atom, Citrus, and also COD (Cash on Delivery) options.
- Logistics support
- Single dashboard from where you can easily manage your entire store.
- Integrated user reviews, discount coupons.
And many more functionalities
How to Setup store?
If you’re familiar with WordPress, then it is very easy for you’re to setup. However, even if you are a newbie or having zero technical skills, you can setup the store.
Themes and Designs:
WordPress offers thousands of themes which specially optimized for WooCommerce so that you can choose themes according to your requirements.
But, the important aspect of WooCommerce is that it can easily integrate with any of the WordPress themes. There are many online portals which offer which is fully optimized specifically for the plugin itself and offers plenty of features.
WooCommerce offers full documentation and has a vast community of users and developers whose main target is to improve and extend WooCommerce by developing themes and add-ons for it and obviously solving vulnerabilities.
Cost for developing a store:
Though WooCommerce plugin is free, you need to buy a domain and hosting to setup your WordPress website. The cost can vary according to the hosting plan and the add-ons you chose to improve your store.
- Options to choose a vast library of themes and plugins.
- Easy to customize.
- WooCommerce is available free of cost and you can directly download from its website.
WooCommerce – Cons
- You need to buy a domain, hosting services and SSL certificates separately.
Wordpress is easy to use and you need only WooCommerce plugin to enable online store on your website. So you can integrate logistics and payment gateway features and start your online store in very less time.