Comparing Shopify and WooCommerce

If you are selling online, you will need a reliable platform to host your store. Today we compare two of the most well known e-commerce options, Shopify and WooCommerce, to see how they stack up.


Established in 2006, Shopify is the largest e-commerce solution in the world with over 800,000 stores.


1) Easy to use, easy to scale. 

Shopify is often considered one of the easiest platforms to use for e-commerce. Going from beginner to multi location store is also possible, as Shopify has made scaling along with your growth easier.

2) 24-hour support.

This is huge, especially if you are just starting out. Many users consider Shopify’s customer support to be excellent


1) Formatting your content is hard. 

It’s often a good idea to attach a blog or landing pages to your e-commerce site. While Spotify allows for this, getting your content to look exactly as you want it is difficult. 

2) Limited functionality for multi-language stores. 

While there are apps you can use as a workaround, running a store that caters to international audiences can be difficult.  


The leading e-commerce plugin, WooCommerce turns your website into a fully-equipped online shop with one click.


1) Open source.

Because WooCommerce is based on open collaboration, any user can alter its code. This means that if you have the proper background, your e-commerce site can be designed to look exactly as you want.

2) Easily integrated with WordPress.

As a plugin, connecting WooCommerce with your WordPress site is particularly fast. That means if you have your own private website or blog, you are just a few clicks away from selling.


1) Not easily customizable.

In comparison to Shopify, WooCommerce is hard to customize with templates. While there are plugins meant to fix this (and like we said, it’s open source), it is still a hassle to make your online store look exactly like what you want if you don’t have programming experience.

2) Difficult to set up.

While WooCommerce is powerful, it is not user-friendly. Business owners that use the solution have complained that WooCommerce takes excessively long to set up and get going.  

Whichever one you choose, both Spotify and WooCommerce are excellent choices for e-commerce.

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