Shopify vs WooCommerce
Last updated: May 01, 2017
Simple, Beautiful, and Flexible End-to-End E-Commerce Solution. Simply choose a stylish ecommerce website design, easily customize your online store, add products, and you're pretty much ready to accept payments. Whether you already have products, are looking to sell digital goods or are interested in drop shipping — Shopify has a complete solution for you.
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Latest news about Shopify and WooCommerce:
01.05.17. PayPal launched small biz toolset Business in a Box. PayPal launched a new service called Business in Box, aimed at bringing more U.S. small business owners to its payments platform. The service, which was developed in partnership with WooCommerce and Xero, offers merchants a suite of tools for running their online businesses, including an online storefront, accounting tools, the ability to apply for working capital from PayPal, and of course, support for taking payments either online or offline, via PayPal. Business in a Box is largely aimed at first-time business owners who already know what they want to sell and have a roadmap in mind, as well as at established offline businesses that want to make the move online.
13.11.15. Shopify allows to create an online store from mobile phone. E-commerce company Shopify has launched a new app called Sello that allows businesses to build online stores. With Sello, you just snap a photo of the product that you want to sell, add a price and description, then you’re ready to go. You’ll be able to accept credit card and PayPal payments, and you can share your product listings on social networks. Sello is less about product discovery and more about creating those product listings and handling the purchases. Sello is available for iOS and Android. It’s a free app and there are no transaction fees (but you will have to pay for payment processing).
22.07.15. Shopify launched add-on apps for its iPad POS. Shopify is expanding the capabilities of its iOS point-of-sale system with the launch of nearly a half-dozen apps for the platform, allowing merchants to add custom features to their point-of-sale solutions without having to upgrade to a more expensive POS platform. The apps include those that will help merchants run promotions, upsell to customers, turn their Wi-Fi into a marketing tool, offer wholesale discounts to select customers, plus print invoices, labels, receipts and more. The current lineup available today includes loyalty card app Appcard, Ultimate Sales Manager, Turnstyle (the Wi-Fi app), Supple Wholesale and Order Printer. The introduction of POS apps is notable because it allows merchants to customize their POS experience in a much more affordable way than was previously possible, and because it can help brick-and-mortar merchants tap into Shopify’s online offerings. Meanwhile, for developers, the launch is meaningful because it introduces a new platform to build for – and there are shops out there that solely work on building Shopify apps.
25.05.15. WordPress acquired e-commerce plugin WooCommerce. Automattic, the company behind WordPress, has acquired WooCommerce which develops the popular e-commerce WordPress plugin. It lets site owners turn their self-hosted WordPress website into a bonafide online store. WooCommerce is huge when it comes to the online store space, powering at least 650,000 online stores. WooCommerce is easy to use — especially in the realm of ecommerce solutions — but it still requires some hand-holding during the setup process. Easy-to-build shopping solutions is increasingly a selling point for web solutions. WordPress.com competitors such as Squarespace have storefront modules and there are also hosted solutions from companies such as Shopify, Big Cartel and Bigcommerce.
10.04.15. Google Wallet integrates with Shopify and other merchant platforms. Google Wallet mobile payment system is adding some key integrations with merchants and merchant platforms. Customers that use Android apps from Dunkin’ Donuts and Seamless, and merchants that build online stores through Shopify, will now all be able to access Google Wallet to make and accept quick payments. In November Google Wallet was also integrated with Papa John’s Android app, as well as merchant platforms ChowNow and Shopgate. But overall it has been a relatively slow rollout for Google Wallet: before today, there were only around 30 mobile sites and 30 apps integrated with the product. To date, the payment services of Google Wallet are restricted to U.S. users and businesses only, although the company has now started to extend the ability to transfer money, another aspect of Wallet, to international markets, opening it up to Gmail users in the UK.
16.07.14. Shopify allows to accept payments in Bitcoin. Popular online store-building platform Shopify had already supported bitcoin merchant service BitPay since November, but announced today that its users could start accepting bitcoin via Coinbase, pitting the two payment processors against each other. Thus Shopify may just be stoking the flames between the two natural, but growing competitors. As Shopify acknowledged by integrating both processing companies, each have their pros and cons — and, most importantly, now businesses on Shopify have the option to choose. Bitcoin will have a hard time growing its economy if there’s a monopoly. Giving consumers a choice only helps open it up to more people. After all, a little friendly competition never hurt anyone.