Which Platform for Website

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by preciousbags, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. preciousbags

    preciousbags UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    Hi All

    We have been providing personalised clothing for some time now - but...it has all been via word of mouth to local businesses. So i have never really looked at building a website for this part of our business.

    We are however now looking to do this? I use Shopify for a different business - but wondering is this ideal for the workwear industry?

    Previously i have also used Magento - absolutely hated it so really don't want to go down that route. I am guessing with the workwear site we would need a lot of plugins and modules e.g. customer to upload their own artwork, ability to provide tier pricing dependent on how many items orderered etc?

    Does anyone have any suggestions as what platform would be able to handle this easily, smoothly and without a not to steep learning curve especially as my staff would need to use it.

    Posted: Apr 29, 2019 By: preciousbags Member since: Mar 20, 2010
  2. antropy

    antropy OpenCart Experts Full Member - Verified Business

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    Have a look into OpenCart. The OpenCart extension store has lots of different plugins and modules so this should suit your needs. Drop us an email if you would like to know more about the platform. Alex
    Posted: Apr 29, 2019 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010
  3. andynelson

    andynelson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Shopify is great platform in your case.
    Posted: Apr 29, 2019 By: andynelson Member since: Apr 16, 2019
  4. Digital Oriented

    Digital Oriented UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    When DIY building your website, WordPress is probably the easiest platform to learn and work with. There are plenty of plugins including ecommerce, however, for your type of business (depending on your requirements) some functionalities may need to be custom-developed.
    Posted: Apr 29, 2019 By: Digital Oriented Member since: Sep 12, 2015
  5. WebShopAssist

    WebShopAssist UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    Sometimes the best solution is the one you know.
    Shopify is a possible solution and since you already are using it, I think it's a plus - your staff should be familiar with it
    Posted: Apr 29, 2019 By: WebShopAssist Member since: Feb 25, 2019
  6. khushy

    khushy UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    I would try Shopwired - all in one, ready to rock, mobile friendly shopping cart
    Posted: Apr 29, 2019 By: khushy Member since: Oct 25, 2006
  7. deaytch

    deaytch UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Stick with Shopify buddy!
    Posted: Apr 30, 2019 By: deaytch Member since: May 15, 2018
  8. muviereck

    muviereck UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    If you have a low budget to develop a website, then go with woocommerce.
    Posted: May 3, 2019 By: muviereck Member since: Jan 28, 2019
  9. deniser

    deniser UKBF Legend Free Member

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    I am in two minds about Shopify. It's great when you first get it but things stop working when you have had it for a long time as the updates and themes begin to conflict over time.

    Have a look at Create. It's getting better all the time and is good value for money.
    Posted: May 3, 2019 By: deniser Member since: Jun 3, 2008
  10. Whiz Advert

    Whiz Advert UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Go for Opencart you will get many extensions and plugins to resolve your issue and its easy to operate
    Posted: May 4, 2019 By: Whiz Advert Member since: May 4, 2019
  11. YourCloudAccountant

    YourCloudAccountant UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    I would go with wordpress and shopify - there are so many tutorials out there which help a lot.
    Posted: May 4, 2019 By: YourCloudAccountant Member since: May 4, 2019
  12. Alan

    Alan UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Shopify if you don't mind some other business being in control of your technology, or WordPress if you do.
    Posted: May 4, 2019 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
  13. Andy83

    Andy83 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I agree with @Alan Wordpress will give you more control..

    I would have a look at using Wordpress and Woocommerce...

    Good Luck


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    Posted: May 4, 2019 By: Andy83 Member since: May 3, 2019
  14. preciousbags

    preciousbags UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    Just had a look at Woocommerce - does look good. Any recommendations who i can go to get this set up?
    Posted: May 8, 2019 By: preciousbags Member since: Mar 20, 2010
  15. AllUpHere

    AllUpHere UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Posted: May 8, 2019 By: AllUpHere Member since: Jun 30, 2014
  16. ttfac01

    ttfac01 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    its all depends on your budgets, nevertheless, both Shopify and WordPress (Woocommerce) will do the job well with a bit of next, next finish process but have you thought of a customized solution. I mean custom built website to achieve your aim.
    Posted: May 12, 2019 By: ttfac01 Member since: May 12, 2019
  17. Markmiller1

    Markmiller1 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    If you're looking for more customization & overall more control over the things, you can go with Woocommerce, or else stick with Shopify, it's a great platform too.
    Posted: May 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM By: Markmiller1 Member since: Feb 12, 2019