Shopify vs Woocommerce in 2017 (Which One is Better for you?)
Which is better: Shopify vs. Woocommerce (in 2017)? Find out
which one you should for your ecommerce store in this
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In this video, Sarah from Wholesale Ted discusses which is
better for 2017: Shopify or Woocommerce? To do this, she asks
***Links referenced in this video***
How to Create a Shopify Dropshipping Store: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IakKk…
How to Create an Ecommerce Store (with Woocommerce): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQzy6…
How to Dropship from Aliexpress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CWrd…
How to Start a Business with No Money: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17X6g…
Question #1: What is your budget?
When choosing between Shopify vs. Woocommerce, you need to
consider what your budget is, and whether you can afford
Shopify, because it is going to cost you more money to open a
Shopify store than it will to open a Woocommerce store.
Shopify has 3 plans:
* Basic Shopify which costs $29/month
* Shopify which costs $79/month
* Advanced Shopify which costs $299/month
For most people, the $29/month plan is perfect and you don’t
need a different one. You can purchase a domain name from
Shopify for $13/year.
On the other hand, Woocommerce is a FREE plugin which you use
in-conjunction with a FREE open-source software called
WordPress. It’s not entirely free because you will still need
to buy web hosting and a domain name (and if you want to host a
payment gateway on your domain, then you’ll need to buy an SSL
For many people, they’ll already have web hosting, making this
an attractive, low-cost option as all you’ll need to buy is the
Even if you don’t have web hosting, you call still get web
hosting for $36/year with iPage (http://wholesaleted.com/go/ipage)
which works out to be much cheaper than Shopify.
Not only is it cheaper to purchase web hosting and install
Woocommerce/Wordpress, but you can also host multiple stores on
the same web hosting, whereas with Shopify you can only host 1
store with each monthly plan. If you want to host multiple
stores, it will be substantially cheaper to use Woocommerce.
If money is an important consideration for you, then when it
comes to Shopify vs. Woocommerce, it is Woocommerce that comes
out on top.
Question #2: How much time do you have to spend?
When it comes to Shopify vs. Woocommerce for time commitment,
you’re going to find that you’ll spend less time with Shopify
than you will with Woocommerce.
That is because Shopify is much easier to navigate. Our video
which teaches how to create a Shopify store took less than 40
minutes – whereas our video in which we teach how to create a
Woocommerce store took 69 minutes!
Shopify is very beginner-friendly and it has a simplified menu
system. It makes it less flexible for developers, but the
streamlined menu means that beginners are going to run into
less problems. Plus, Shopify also include 24/7 support, which
includes phone and livechat.
When it comes to business, including the dropshipping business,
time is money. Time is a scarcer resource. The faster you get
up and running, then the faster you will start earning money.
If time is important for you, then you should consider using
Question #3: What is your marketing strategy?
When discussing the question of Shopify vs. Woocommerce, the
final thing you need to ask yourself is how you plan to
If you plan on using paid advertising (such as Google Adwords
or Facebook ads) then both Shopify and Woocommerce are great
If you plan on using social traffic (such as Facebook fan pages
and Instagram accounts) then again both Shopify and Woocommerce
are great choices.
But if you plan on using SEO (search engine optimization) then
you might want to consider Woocommerce, as Woocommerce uses
WordPress, which is very well optimized for the Google search
engine, which will make it easier to rank for keywords.
So remember, when choosing between Shopify vs. Woocommerce, ask
yourself these 3 questions:
1. What is your budget?
2. How much time do you have?
3. What is your traffic/marketing strategy?
Which one will you choose? Let us know in the comments section
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