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Shopify vs. WordPress

Undoubtedly, Shopify and WordPress are one of the most prominent names across the globe when it comes to website solutions. With a plethora of features, it becomes a bit difficult to decide whether you should choose Shopify or WordPress to build your website.

 

In this blog post, we will be comparing Shopify and WordPress based on certain parameters to help you decide the solution as per your needs.

 

Setup and Ease of Use

In order to get started with Shopify, you can simply sign up for a trial and set up your account. After setting up the account within no time, you can start managing your business through Shopify. You can also purchase a domain name through Shopify. You will see a lot of standard functions in the Shopify dashboard that you can start using right away.

 

In WordPress, you need to purchase a domain name first. After that, you need to install WordPress on your web hosting and set up your account details. The dashboard of WordPress is more like an open canvas that you can customize as per your needs.

 

E-commerce

As the name suggests, Shopify is designed to manage your e-commerce business. Every feature is designed to help your e-commerce business excel in today’s competitive world. On the other hand, WordPress doesn’t come with any inbuilt features. To build an e-commerce website through WordPress, you will need to install an e-commerce plugin like WooCommerce.

 

Payment Gateway

Payment gateways are essential if you want to sell something online. Shopify easily integrates with over 100 payment gateways. Whereas, to take payments through WordPress, you need to set up a payment gateway through a plugin and post that it can be integrated with other payment gateways.

 

Themes and Designs

Shopify is equipped with 8 free themes and a good number of paid themes as well. These themes are ready to use and don’t require much customization in most cases. Moreover, these themes can be automatically optimized based on the device on which the website is being opened.

 

WordPress also has an abundance of themes to choose from. However, these themes are not ready to use most and need customization. For these customizations, you will need certain coding knowledge, or you will need to hire a WordPress developer.

 

 

Customer Support

Building e-commerce is not easy as it sounds. So, Shopify comes with a 24/7 customer support functionality through chat, email, and phone. On the other hand, as an open-source solution, WordPress doesn’t have dedicated customer support. You will have to rely on community forums to get answers to your problems.

 

As you must have observed by now that Shopify and WordPress have their pros and cons. Moreover, if you are looking for a solution to build an e-commerce website then Shopify can be a good choice. It is designed to serve your e-commerce needs better than anything else available in the market. Moreover, we understand that if you are starting your website from scratch or revamping your website, then you must be having your concerns and we at CRM Masters are there to help you in every possible way through our experience. Feel free to get in touch with us.