What's the better e-commerce platform, Wordpress or Shopify?

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What's the better e-commerce platform, Wordpress or Shopify?
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  • Profile picture of the author Darrel Wilson
    howdy

    Use wordpress. Im not trying to self promote, but i have many tutorials on youtube in regards to woocommerce. I have used many of the platforms and you have the most control with wordpress. Not to mention, its much cheaper than shopify big commerce or those other platforms. do a youtube search on it, doesnt have to be my wordpress tutorial videos but you can find others and learn, its very easy
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    • Profile picture of the author pawandave
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      If you are new start with shopify, wordpress have some learning curve...but again if you could not make money soon or do not have proper plan to make money shopify fee will be issue...
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  • Profile picture of the author GosuCommerce
    As for me, I use wordpress and happy with it. It is free, user-friendly and flexible. (I use it for dropshipping with AliExpress - use AliDropship plugin for that).
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  • I use Wordpres. I think wordpress is better because it has so many options for plugins and themes
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  • Profile picture of the author FranklinNguyen
    I prefer Wordpress Wordpress has better features than Shopify
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    • Profile picture of the author mary adam
      Which plugins in WP are you using for:
      - Payment
      - Import Product
      - any useful automated tasks?
      I am newbie. I like WP but don't know if it has all the plugins required for a successful store?
      In addition which plan did you pick for WordPress to use for eCommerce?
      Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    Wordpress will allow you to expand in any direction.
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  • Profile picture of the author mary adam
    Which plugins in WP are you using for:
    - Payment
    - Import Product
    - any useful automated tasks?
    I am newbie. I like WP but don't know if it has all the plugins required for a successful store?
    In addition which plan did you pick for WordPress to use for eCommerce?
    Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Hitmeleap View Post

    What's the better e-commerce platform, Wordpress or Shopify?
    I'd say shopify, that's what it's designed for.
    Wordpress is a cms, sure there are plugins but shopify was created specifically for ecommerce.
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  • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
    Both are good it just depends on how fast and functional you want your store to be. To me, I think it's all about the learning curve. Setting it up with Wordpress may take a little more time than if you used Shopify.

    I've been building a few stores myself, and using Shopify is the best decision I've made.

    If you're familiar with using Wordpress already, then it's still a good option. If you just want to get your store up and running then Shopify may be the better option for you.

    Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author mary adam
    Thanks for the reply.
    You talked about the functional part. What about the cost and the availability of plugins?
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  • Profile picture of the author Yonex Illo
    At times, I thought of using Shopify because it's so straightforward and you let them handle everything for you, but the moment I realize I want a really customized website (control freak), I went the WP + WooCommerce route.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    If you have to do eCommerce business seriously than I would suggest you to go with Shopify. It has better features and functionality compared to WordPress Woocommerce.
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