Choosing an ecommerce solution

fisicx

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Which one of these handles processing an order better? Ie prints out the order onto labels and the invoice.
Neither, you need to pay for extensions if you want labels
 
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fisicx

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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.
 
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antropy

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

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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


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.
 
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SJonesey

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I would definitely put time towards trialling and testing all the options as you generally find that your unique selling point is the hardest to establish. You don't find out about scale limits until your are in full development along with new users, new departments and new stores.
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.
 
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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.
 
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Laravel

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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
 
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