Shopify vs. WooCommerce

Wondering which one wins when it comes to eCommerce? Here’s a chart to help you size them up.

 

Shopify

WooCommerce

Model

Commercial, hosted, all-in-one solution

Free open source plugin

Site

www.shopify.com

www.woothemes.com/woocommerce

Speed to set up prototype

Few hours

Couple days

Out of the box functionality

High

Medium

Customization via Plugins

Low

High

Shipping Flexibility

Excellent – charge by weight or auto calculate by carrier

Poor – flat rate per item

Number of Available Themes

Low

High

Theme Cost

$100-$200

 $50-$100

Responsive for Mobile

Yes

Yes

Payment Options

Credit Card payment
via Stripe

Credit Card payment
via PayPal

Payment Processing Time

 Checkout to bank
account is 3-5 days

Checkout to bank
account is 3-5 days

Programming Language

Ruby / Rails

PHP / WordPress

Coding required for daily operations?

No

No

Mailchimp integration

Yes

Yes

Store Management Smartphone App

Yes

No

Customer Support

Excellent – talk
to a person 24/7

Fix it yourself
(Read docs and forums)

Discounts

Yes

No

Coupons

Yes

Yes

Automatic Tax Calculation

Yes

Optional

Reporting

Excellent

Good

Google Analytics

Yes

Yes

Hosting Included

Yes, hosting is included out-of-the-box

No ($10/mo and up)

SSL Security Certificate Included

Yes, it is secure out-of-the-box

No ($60/yr )

Website and Store on same site

Yes

Yes

iPad Point-of-Sale

Yes ($50/mo)

No

Custom domain

Yes

Yes

Transaction Fee

2.9% + 30 cents

2.9% + 30 cents

Price

$15/mo – $220/mo

Free

Contract

Month-to-month

None

Anything I left out? Leave a comment and I’ll be sure to update the chart.

  • José Antonio Rivas Zárate

    This is gold <3

    • http://www.ponderyourpath.com Aaron Gray

      Glad you found it helpful. Take care! ^_^

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