Last updated: December 6, 2022
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DescriptionEcwid is an e-commernce software that helps you create and maintain an online store with customised storefront, shopping cart, product catalogue and payment processing.Shopify is a leading e-commerce software that allows you to create and maintain an online store and allows you to customise the online store with themes and apps as you wish.
Gitnux RatingTop notchGreat product
Pricing ModelFreemium
Tiered pricing
Tiered pricing
Pricing RatesVenture
Could be betterLimited customisation
Limited design options
Too expensive
Few free apps
Key featuresProduct visualisation, Multi-channel fulfilment, content management, multi store management.Storefront design tools, payment procesing, product visualisation.
Support24/7 live support
24/7 live support
Business hours
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Best forSmall and medium merchants and entrepreneurs.Small to medium businesses.
Content managementYesYes
Storefront design toolsYesYes
Product visualisationYesYes
Checkout processYesYes
Shopping cart abandonmentYesYes
Help and SupportYesYes

Content management

Ecwid allows you to connect to multiple content management systems, social media stores allowing you to access new niche markets with integrated tools and helps you manage your inventory and sales from one dashboard. Shopify allows seamless integration with many softwares and apps such as news letter sign up or customer loyalty scheme and payment gateways.

Storefront design tools

With features such as payment gateways, multi language, Encryption, Invoices and notification e-mails, Ecwid storefront provides easy integration onto your website and it is clean cut and easy to browse. It has many design and display options and you can edit on your phone and be automatically updated on your website. Shopify provides a high degree of freedom in page configuration and provides a wide variety of applications to customise your strore-front that even an amateur can make the page looks like its done from scratch by a professional.

Product visualisation

Ecwid has the ability to mange and display photos, 3D views and videos and allows a free space online to set up catalogue of products with high resolution with prices. Shopify provides free themes as well as countless paid ones that will suite your existing brand and helps you create products and make them go live hassle free.

Checkout process

Ecwid provides a seamless checkout process with various payment options such as credit cards, check, Paypal, e check and several iother payment options as well as automated tax at check out. It offers several shipping options and keep the client informed via email as well as keep excellent reporting to you of all your clients purchases and their needs. Shopify provides true multi-currency selling with their very own payment gateway as well as the activation of holiday mode where orders are not accepted and you pay a lower monthly fee.

Shopping cart abandonment

Ecwid turn abandoned carts into sales with their email notifications reminding the customers that there are items left in that cart and allowing them to continue order process in a future date. Shopify provides analytics on abandoned checkout cart conversion percentage as well as which users are live on the site at the time of your viewing.

Help and Support

Ecwid provides excellent business suport wirth their 24/7 helpdesk support as well as videos and tutorials. In ddition Ecwid porvides regular new letters and blogs with insight on how to increase your sales and enhance and build your business. Shopify has a strong customer support system with 24/7 navigation whcih simply means you can phone, email or live chat with extremely tech savy administrative panel. With a brilliant library of third party extensions and apps you can take your business to new heights with Shopify.

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