Wix Vs Shopify Vs WooCommerce: Top eCommerce Platforms In 2019

If you’re in a hurry and want to get the
top e-commerce platform to start an online store, just skip to the end of the video. If you want to see the full comparison for
Wix, Shopify, and WooCommerce, check the timestamps in the description to move through the guide. I’ve analyzed every important aspect for
each e-commerce platform… From pricing tables, features, design, ease-of-use,
to hosting issues and more. In the end, I hope this guide will help you
get started with e-commerce and picking between Wix, Shopify, and WooCommerce. #WIX – MAIN FEATURES Wix has a wide selection of professionally
designed templates. Drag-and-drop built-in store builder which
you can easily use. Photo galleries for showcasing your products
and so on. It is optimized for mobile use, global shipping,
and tax management, and it has a secured shopping cart. You can also use the easy tracking system
for every order. Using Wix you get 100 fully customizable templates
filtered by categories and tons of additional web apps and services. And one of the most important things, I guess,
you have the hosting service included. #WIX – PROS & CONS (display a checklist of
pros and cons) #PROS Like I said earlier, Wix comes with tons of
templates filtered in many categories so this is a big advantage. No matter the purpose of your store, you will
surely find a template that will fit your website. This platform offers free hosting and the
freedom to make your store look exactly the way you have imagined it. Besides that, Wix helps you by providing video
tutorials on how to use the platform. It has integrated Wix HTML5 editor for customizing
every page and a drag-and-drop builder. #CONS Having almost everything customizable can
be a little bit confusing because you have to literally create the site by yourself and
choose from lots of options (adding a template, text, pictures, buttons, menus etc.) The product attributes are limited to show
only sizes and colors, so this means you have two options, end of stroy. People who want a functional website that
they can build on their own, and who also need an e-commerce component to go alongside
it, will choose Wix for sure. All you have to do is sign up, choose a category
of your design, and then pick a template. Wix directs you through all the offerings
and options. Overall, this is what every non-technical
user needs! Every customization and change are a piece
of cake. You can choose this alternative e-commerce
tool if you’re very new to the topic. #SHOPIFY – MAIN FEATURES Shopify gives you more than 100 professional
themes, which is really awesome. The stores you build with this platform are
mobile-friendly and you can edit HTML and CSS directly. Cool right? You can hook up your own domain name and you
get a usable website builder. As a content marketing feature, you get a
full blogging platform with Shopisle which is a big advantage. The platform is marketing and SEO optimized
and it has social media integration, product reviews, discounts etc. They also give you unlimited bandwidth and
site analytics. #SHOPIFY – PROS & CONS (display a checklist
of pros and cons) #PROS Shopify offers free hosting. That means you won’t have to do anything
else other than getting an account and then creating your products right away. Comes with many SEO options and social links
which will help you with your product and website promotion. The admin area interface looks modern and
user-friendly. It can be pretty intuitive for every user. #CONS Shopify doesn’t offer more than their three
default product attributes. Every product in the store is defined by its
size, color, and material. Three attributes right? Ok, you can add lots of options for each of
these parameters, but you can’t create new ones. #PREFERRED USER GROUP This tool is a good alternative for both beginners
to e-commerce and professionals. Beginners will appreciate the friendly design
that takes you by the hand through the whole process of building a great-looking store. While professional users can take advantage
of the multitude of options and settings that Shopify has to offer. #EASE OF USE Shopify offers a simplified way of launching
an online store that’s doable for everyone. All you have to do is create an account, select
a free theme, easily customize the design, and that’s it. Simply follow what’s going on in the left-hand
side menu, add products and their details, and select your preferred options. Making a store operational is really straightforward. Shopify does a lot better job in this department
vs Magento or any other tool. #WOOCOMMERCE – MAIN FEATURES First of all WooCommerce is bundled with payment
gateways like PayPal, Stripe, Cash on Delivery and so on. It has options to offer free shipping or flat
rate shipping and you can set a lot of more other custom options. Reporting on incoming sales, reviews, inventory
levels, and general store performance are huge advantages if you love to grow your e-commerce
business based on exact data. WooCommerce allows you to configure tax settings
with tax classes and local tax rates. Creating marketing campaigns (discount options,
usage limits, product/user restrictions, etc.) is not a problem with this platform. WooCommerce is built as a WordPress plugin
and it is available from the wp-admin of your site. WOOCOMMERCE – PROS & CONS #PROS The platform comes with user reviews and ratings
by default. Clients can easily vote every product by adding
ratings to their comments. It comes with nicely organized reports. They are carefully filtered in specific categories:
sales by date, by product, by category, coupons by date etc. One of the most important things here, I guess,
it’s a free plugin! All you have to do is to download it and start
adding products right from your WordPress dashboard. #CONS Even though WordPress is free, it doesn’t
come with free hosting. So you will need to pay for it separately. You need to take care of the setup on your
own – which involves downloading and then installing the plugin on your WordPress site. If you don’t have a WordPress site, that’s
even more work. Want to see a video on how to make an online
store step by step? Check out the recommended video above or find
the link to that video in the description box below. #PREFERRED USER GROUP People who can benefit from this plugin the
most are those who work with the WordPress platform. If you already own a WordPress website, have
your own hosting, and everything is going well, you have to only install WooCommerce
and that’s it. If not, you have to create a new site from
scratch. #EASE OF USE This plugin is pretty straightforward alternative
once you install it on your WordPress site. You can customize everything from within your
dashboard, test it and change all the options until you’re satisfied with the result. As long as you know a little bit about WordPress,
it shouldn’t be a problem. Overall, WooCommerce makes WordPress people’s
lives easier when they need an e-commerce store installed. The plugin itself works smoothly, provides
helpful features and is user-friendly. Vs Shopify or other tools on this list, WooCommerce
seems like a nice alternative. #PRICE COMPARISON – WIX vs SHOPIFY vs WOO Even though WooCommerce is a free plugin,
you still need to pay for the hosting service, which you can buy starting at $3 a month,
sometimes even less. With Wix, on the other hand, you can start
for free but on a wix.com subdomain with limited features and no online store feature. The premium plans on Wix starts at $4/ month
and you can get the best out of it for almost $25. Remember that the online store feature is
active starting with the $16 / month plan. Shopify is a dedicated e-commerce platform
you can get starting at $29 a month but if you want to build a huge e-commerce business
you need to pay $299. #THE WINNER? WordPress lovers would say that it’s easier
to use WooCommerce because all you have to do is install the free plugin and all is set
and done. But a normal user would have many steps to
go through in order to create an online store from the ground up. They’d need to get a hosting account, install
WordPress, and only then install WooCommerce. However, if you already have a WordPress site,
WooCommerce is a great solution. For me, after all the experiments with each
platform on this list, I would also consider Wix. But let me know in the comment, what would
you try, Wix, Shopify or WooCommerce? Also, check out other WordPress tutorials
and reviews on our channel, and if you are new here subscribe to get all the videos we
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15 thoughts on “Wix Vs Shopify Vs WooCommerce: Top eCommerce Platforms In 2019

  1. Always great videos sir! One thing I don’t agree with is woocommerce has not advanced in anyway in the 5-6 yrs since I first started building WP ecommerce client builds and it’s very confusing and involved w configuring all attributes and variations and shipping settings and costs and rates nationally and internationally. I’d be really surprised if someone with little experience with woo could build a proper decent sized online store with.

  2. Hello, thank you very much 🙂 the video was very useful to me. ?. I'll ask you a question, I should migrate from Shopify to WordPress …. can you tell me how I can do it? Thanks in advance. Max

  3. Thanks for the video. It’s very inspiring. I’m planing to start my online shop at the moment. One of my consideration is to embed Facebook pixel to my shop, so that I can better manage my Facebook ad. Are these 3 options all allow me to do so? Thanks for your reply in advance ??

  4. what of those are easiest to connect with
    google analytics and tracking
    facebook tracking
    anyone can explain to me?

  5. I know a guy who does WordPress for a living and you HAVE to get it fortified against hacking, if you want to change any feature then you need to write code, all of it involves hiring programmers and isn't worth learning – I used to code C and java but I'm not learing their code for one website!
    Shopify is the way for eCommerce, WiX for personal websites.

  6. I'm a Web Developer and I Would tell you that if you wanna start your business, go with Shopify or WIX. WooCommerce has so many options, but you will have to do a lot of customizations to make it work

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