The last article discussed online payment brokers, but the first thing to do, of course, is choosing an ecommerce platform. Woocommerce is not the only option and often something else can be better. Woocommerce is a popular and versatile platform for WordPress websites, but may not always be the best choice for ease of use and speed. However, its flexibility and customizability have made it very popular and we use it often as well.
Woocommerce is basically free, but adding more advanced features to it can increase your one-time or monthly fee quite a lot. Especially beginners will survive well with the free version for at least the first few years and in the hands of the skillful delevoper tip, tip 😉 it can remain free for a long time.
Ecwid online store
Another option we would be happy to recommend instead of Woocommerce is Ecwid. It has a monthly fee from the start, but you can create an account and test the system for free. Ecwid is truly merchant friendly, easy to use and quick to learn and use. The monthly price is determined, for example, by the quantity of the product. With Ecwid, adding products to your e-commerce store is easy and fast and does not require you to sign in to WordPress at all. Often time is money as Ecwid excells at speed and clarity.
Both platforms are excellent and creating products between them is relatively easy. It’s always a good idea to get in touch and discuss with a professional about which one is a better option for your own online store when setting it up.
As a final thought, Woocommerce is a better platform when it comes to defining the look of a store with great precision and realizing that learning to use requires learning. Ecwid is at its best when it comes to paying a fixed monthly or annual price for the ease and speed of online shopping. Ecwid can also be installed on several other platforms besides Wordrepss.
A dedicated article on our site for Ecwid can be found here.
For pricing on the Ecwid e-commerce platform, click here.
Woocommerce is always free to start with.