choosing the right e-commerce platform
Let's compare Ecwid and WooCommerce...
WooCommerce vs Ecwid
Which One is a Better Ecommerce Platform?
WHO BAGS THE SPOT?
You are deciding to step into the world of online business, all set, ready to take off, but where should that takeoff occur? This is probably the most crucial question that needs a proper answer. Well, though it is no rocket science to decide upon the platform you want, you still need a basic comparison of the eCommerce platforms on your list to become crystal clear of your choice because when you are building from scratch, you should leave no stone unturned.
Let’s have a look at two such eCommerce platforms: Ecwid and Woocommerce; the rest lies in your hands.
While Woocommerce is an open-source platform, Ecwid is not. Woocommerce allows anyone who has a coding background to work on the platform’s software Ecwid only lets you do the business. So, for people having absorption for coding and business simultaneously, Woocommerce can prove to be a win-win situation for them.
While you can integrate Ecwid on various websites and social media platforms, Woocommerce restricts its integrity to WordPress and can be downloaded from it only. Though it is not limited to WordPress, you can still embed it on other platforms but require extra dollars from your pocket. Ecwid can be installed from their website; all you need to do is set up your account, sign in, choose the subscription plan that is well-adjusted to your budget, and you’re good to go. Ecwid has free plans too.
Meeting the client needs (The helplines)
Ecwid comes with good client end support all over the world, which is about 20+. So yeah, there are good chances of someone helping you out as and when you want. They provide telephonic support ends, but that needs a few dollars (probably $100), and if you are a free plan subscriber of Ecwid, all you get is customer support via email, which is also pretty good at meeting the needs.
But if you talk about WooCommerce, it’ll be a setback for you to know that it doesn’t give you customer support. You’ll have to surf the web to look for the solutions yourself.
It is pretty much evident that if you are working on Ecwid, you don’t need to worry about the updates as they’ll be installed on their own, but since Woocommerce is an open-source platform and on top of that, if you’re the owner, then you’ll have to install them manually.
Ecwid, as it can be embedded with several platforms (including WordPress), leaves you with the handling of two dashboards which can be a little mushy. Ecwid gives you hands-on various themes and extensions but not much. It gives you the freedom to sell on multiple platforms and provides a range of products, price plans, and payment gateways (3Ps).
Woocommerce, as you know, uses the WordPress platform solely, restricts its business area. But using WordPress solely gives it a feather in its cap by providing vast themes and extensions, unlike Ecwid, which becomes limited here. It supports the rating and reviewing of products and supports a broad and massive range of payment gateways, even more than Ecwid.
Ecwid Pennies and Plans
Ecwid offers you a free plan and not just trials.
It has four categories of pricing, and you can choose the one that loves your pocket:
Woocommerce is free to download without any plans like Ecwid, but you’ll have to pay for hosting, themes, and domain names as it runs on WordPress along with this, you’ll also have to pay transaction charges.
Though Ecwid takes the lead in these basic comparisons, in the end, it all boils down to your needs and your pocket friendliness.
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