Choosing an ecommerce solution

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by Faevilangel, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Limited100

    Limited100 UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    OP, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on Shopify Plus vs Shopify. What extra features does it include? Can you have a fully bespoke theme built by Shopify or a specialist agency from the ground up? What are typical costs? Thanks
     
    Posted: May 10, 2020 By: Limited100 Member since: May 1, 2020
  2. commadus

    commadus UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    My requirements are really simple - I won't expect to have many products perhaps 5 to 10 and a few variations in size and colour in each product.

    I am torn between Squarespace and Shopify. I will be a sole trader so not setting up a LTD company.

    Which one of these handles processing an order better? Ie prints out the order onto labels and the invoice.
     
    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: commadus Member since: Dec 9, 2007
  3. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Neither, you need to pay for extensions if you want labels
     
    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
  4. commadus

    commadus UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Has anyone tried squarespace with ecwid as the best of both worlds solution?

    Use the nice templates of Squarespace with the backend ecommerce system of Ecwid?

    I see many shops using shopify and it must be a market leader?
     
    Posted: May 14, 2020 By: commadus Member since: Dec 9, 2007
  5. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    @commadus - the layout of any site can be replicated. There is nothing unique about a template.

    Choose the e-commerce platform that best suits your business model. Worry about the template later. Nobody will care which one you use.
     
    Posted: May 14, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  6. antropy

    antropy OpenCart Experts Full Member - Verified Business

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    I would choose Shopify over Squarespace. For ecommerce needs Shopify is a lot better. Squarespace is good as a holding type website but is pretty limited. Alex
     
    Posted: May 14, 2020 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010
  7. Nick Walsh Studios

    Nick Walsh Studios UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Yes Shopify is great I used to have a shop called sport angel, but other business interests came along and I did not have time to market the site.
     
    Posted: May 26, 2020 By: Nick Walsh Studios Member since: Apr 12, 2020
  8. bluenun

    bluenun UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    I could have sworn I gave a reply to this thread yesterday ? basically there are cheaper and better options to shopify that are free, and fit in facebook. There is now a zero entry to market when it comes to getting online / selling and selling to highly relevant customers in facebook.
     
    Posted: Jul 20, 2020 By: bluenun Member since: Dec 11, 2008
  9. Guy Incognito

    Guy Incognito UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Shopify Plus offers the opportunity to clone your store (useful if going into different markets).
    It has Flow, which can automate a lot of things. We've found that to be very useful.
    Launchpad is good for new collections / sales etc
    You can also customise the checkout, which we're doing A/B testing on.

    Cost is more ($2200 / month I think)

    There are agencies that specialise in Shopify Plus stores. We chose one but were disappointed and are moving to a different one (We Make Websites).

    They say you need to be turning over £1m a year to make it worth the while but I would say you could see the benefits at a lower level.
     
    Posted: Jul 22, 2020 By: Guy Incognito Member since: Aug 2, 2016
  10. bluenun

    bluenun UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    Lol $2,200 a month - I'll buy it twice that's such good value, especially as it means I clone my store - that's worth the price on it's own :)
     
    Posted: Jul 22, 2020 By: bluenun Member since: Dec 11, 2008
  11. wayzgoose

    wayzgoose UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Bl**dy hell! I thought you were joking about $2,000 and month !
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2020 By: wayzgoose Member since: Oct 9, 2007
  12. Nick Walsh Studios

    Nick Walsh Studios UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Posted: Sep 2, 2020 By: Nick Walsh Studios Member since: Apr 12, 2020
  13. SJonesey

    SJonesey UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I agree. Some people have the idea that the only way to get what you want is to pay for a custom solution. However, a lot of companies have seen the move towards custom designs and integrated more features into their own programs.

    In some of the pre-built solutions, you can find options that you will never need alongside everything you ever will need. The only way to find out what suits you is to try them.
     
    Posted: Sep 10, 2020 By: SJonesey Member since: Aug 31, 2020
  14. OnePatch

    OnePatch UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Nice post @Faevilangel. I have learn many things regarding ecommerce solution and also very much helpful for small business owner for better understanding about ecommerce solution and its utility. Expecting quality post in future and learn so many factors.
     
    Posted: Sep 28, 2020 By: OnePatch Member since: Sep 22, 2020
  15. antropy

    antropy OpenCart Experts Full Member - Verified Business

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    Only the 6 years worth of posts! Alex
     
    Posted: Sep 28, 2020 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010
  16. Underline Digital

    Underline Digital UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Although we have extensively worked with Shopify customisation, we always prefer WooCommerce and Magento. The open source nature allows the developer more creative and functionality control.

    A developer should always be the one advising the online store owner of the preferred solution.
     
    Posted: Oct 17, 2020 By: Underline Digital Member since: Sep 11, 2020
  17. MichelleB-UK

    MichelleB-UK UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    All great advice! We started with little knowledge so built our store on a platform to make things easier to launch our business but the long-term plan is to build from scratch to give us more flexibility in terms of design and layout going forward.
     
    Posted: Nov 24, 2020 By: MichelleB-UK Member since: Nov 24, 2020
  18. murphycobb

    murphycobb UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    You are Just a startup eCommerce Business. Then you are choosing a Shopify. And We advise on digital production strategy including content management frameworks and e-commerce. And RFP and vendor selection management.
     
    Posted: Dec 10, 2020 By: murphycobb Member since: Oct 20, 2020
  19. japhyryder

    japhyryder UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Excellent choice
     
    Posted: Dec 18, 2020 By: japhyryder Member since: Dec 18, 2020
  20. Laravel

    Laravel UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Choosing the right e-commerce solution is half the job done in starting the e-commerce business as you will be running the business with an e-commerce platform/solution. If you are planning a multi-vendor marketplace then choose a multi-vendor shopping cart software that suits your business needs. Look at the features and integrations if it fulfills the needs of your business
     
    Posted: Dec 23, 2020 By: Laravel Member since: Dec 23, 2020