First, the question arises that
what is Shopify, and what is WooCommerce? Shopify
is a global e-commerce company. It's headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. It was
founded in 2006.
On the other hand, WooCommerce is an
e-commerce junction for WordPress. It provides amazing facilities to all small
to large-sized online merchants with the help of WordPress. It was founded in
1. EASY TO INSTALL
Shopify will take only 3 minutes to install. It will provide you a 15
days free trial. You can check all its features in this trial. After
installing, you have to register yourself. For this, you have to put your Email
and create a unique, and difficult password. Give a beautiful name to your
store which can be changed later. After this, some questions about yourself
will arise which you will answer. It will help you to get your business
started. Then, you will give your payment address and some details related to
the business address. After these steps, you will enter your store.
WooCommerce, steps are a bit longer as compare to Shopify. You have to install
WordPress as it is a plugin for WordPress. Then, you have to buy domain
hosting. You can also go for free hosting but I will not recommend it for
professional purposes. After this, you have to install the WooCommerce plugin.
Shopify is easier to install as compared to WooCommerce.
2. EASY TO CREATE GOOD LOOKING STORE SHOPIFY
Shopify facilitates us with already created default store. We can
change the theme according to our wish with the help of a few clicks. Add your
desired pages and products in your store to give a beautiful look.
the installation of WooCommerce, the first provided look is like a blog. To
make it beautiful, you will have to add the theme of your store. These steps
are a bit tricky but you can create a great looking store after putting some
It is easier to create a great looking store in Shopify as compared to
3. DIFFERENCES IN DOMAIN REGISTRATION AND
EMAIL SHOPIFY In
Shopify, you have to purchase a domain. You can buy it from an online store. It
costs $1 to $2 per month. Shopify does not offer email service. The email is
forwarded to your personal email. If you want to avail email service, you have
to pay $3 to $4 per month from the 3rd party. WooCommerce
provides the domain in hosting service. It means that you don't need to buy it.
Another great facility provided by WooCommerce is that email is included in the
SUPPORT SHOPIFY Shopify is proprietary software with
good central support. The team of Shopify makes new suggestions, implement new
resolutions, and tries to improve their company.
WooCommerce WooCommerce is opensource
software. The source code is freely available for everyone and can be changed
according to the needs and requirements of the user. WooCommerce receives every
kind of support from different platforms.
On Shopify, you have
to buy the backup feature to back up your store and account data. This feature
costs $5 per month. By using this, you can reserve all your information and
WooCommerce On WooCommerce, you can use the
updraft plugin to get free backup. This feature does not cost anything and
reserves all your account data.
SSL (SECURE SOCKETS LAYER)
You can install SSL
on Shopify without any cost. This feature is free of cost. SSL keeps the
sensitive data secure and allows the intentional person to access the
On WooCommerce, you can get free SSL
features from different domains and hosting providers. This feature is
important to secure your sensitive account information.
DROPSHIPPING SHOPIFY Shopify automatically adds the
product from various companies like Ali express and for order replacement it
uses Oberlo. The Oberlo starter plan is
free. It is for small stores which have less than 50 orders and less than 500
products per month. TheBasic Plan costs $29 per month and is good
for stores that have up to 500 orders per month. The Pro Plan costs
$79 per month and is used by large stores.
On WooCommerce, the AliDropship plugin costs $89. WooDropship has four different
plans. One is free and the other three costs $14, $29, $49 per month.
PAYMENT METHOD SHOPIFY Shopify offers all payment providers
(if available in your country). Shopify Payment (US, Canada, UK, Australia,
Ireland & New Zealand (free installation) with 2.5% processing fee
Shopify also offers
other providers like PayPal etc with 1% transaction fee and 2-5 % provider fee.
WooCommerce WooCommerce also offers all payment
providers (if available in your
country). It also offers other payment providers like Paypal etc with 1%
transaction fee, and 2 -5 % provider
MONTHLY COST Shopify On Shopify, the basic plan costs $29
per month. Email service costs $2 to $3 per month. The backup service costs $5
per month. The total amount of all these services is $37 per month. WooCommerce On WooCommerce, the starter plan
costs $0. Email service costs $2 to $3 per month. The backup service costs $0.
The total amount per month is $2 to $3. It is fairly less than Shopify.
SUMMARY Following is a summary of the
comparison between Shopify and WooCommerce.
EASY TO INSTALL: Shopify
EASY TO USE: Shopify (specifically E-commerce)
DOMAIN REGISTRATION AND
EMAIL: No clear winner
SUPPORT: Shopify Centralized Support
SECURITY: No clear winner
is much cheaper than Shopify but its trickier and complex.