WooCommerce vs. Shopify

WooCommerce vs. Shopify

A short comparison between WooCommerce and Shopify

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Andrew Liyanage

February 15, 2017
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    Costs year 1 Shopify WooCommerce Setup costs free free Recurring

    costs Lite - 9$ / month Basic - 29$ / month Shopify - 79$ / month Advanced - 299$ / month AlpHosting - 4.35.- CHF / month Cyon - 9.90.- CHF / month Siteground GoGeek - 11.95 EUR / month Siteground Entry Server - 179 EUR / month SSL free free (Let’s Encrypt) Hours spent for setup 8 - 16 16 - 24 Personal hourly rate free free Agency hourly rate 150.- CHF 150.- CHF TCO 2750.- CHF 3720.- Credit Card Fees Shopify 2.9% + 0.30 CHF Stripe 2.9% + 0.30 CHF
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    Costs year 2 & 3 Shopify WooCommerce Recurring costs Lite

    - 9$ / month Basic - 29$ / month Shopify - 79$ / month Advanced - 299$ / month AlpHosting - 4.35.- CHF / month Cyon - 9.90.- CHF / month Siteground GoGeek - 11.95 EUR / month Siteground Entry Server - 179 EUR / month SSL free free (Let’s Encrypt) TCO 696.- CHF 237.60.- CHF Credit Card Fees Shopify 2.9% + 0.30 CHF Stripe 2.9% + 0.30 CHF Updates & maintenance 8 - 12 hours 8 - 16 hours TCO incl. Updates & maintenance 1800.- CHF 2400.- CHF
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    Quick comparision Shopify WooCommerce Initial Setup, DIY Easy for almost

    everyone Easy, if tech-savvy UX Very good, only English Good, many languages Security Updates automatic manuel/automatic Payment methods Approx. 70 100+ Themes 100+ (Shopify) 1000+ (WordPress.org) Platform type Closed platform, customizations only to the extend that Shopify allows OpenSource, you can customize your store freely, no limitations Data control