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ShopWired is the best UK alternative to Ecwid

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Why we're the only Alternative to Ecwid worth considering

How ShopWired performs on the things that matter to your business...


UK platform, UK support

ShopWired is a platform built and developed in the UK and supported by a UK team. Ecwid does not offer UK support.


Best rated ecommerce platform

We pride ourselves on the support we offer, ShopWired is the best rated ecommerce platform on Trustpilot.


Dispatch with Click & Drop

Send orders automatically to Royal Mail's Click & Drop service. Save time with dispatch and label printing.


Sell on eBay

Connect your eBay store to your ShopWired account to create listings, import products, manage orders and sync stock levels.


Sell on Etsy

Import products from Etsy into ShopWired or create new Etsy listings from your ShopWired account.


Sell on Facebook

Use Facebook's ecommerce features, import your product listings from ShopWired and find a new audience on Facebook.


Sell on Instagram

Tag Instagram posts with products you've imported from ShopWired and use the power of social media to grow your business.


Quickbooks integration

Connect your ShopWired account to your Quickbooks account to automatically sync customers and orders between platforms.


Advanced B2B features

Set tiered pricing, bulk discounts, trade pricing, trade-only categories and products and min/max order quantities.


Advanced VAT features

Offer VAT relief on eligible products, set custom VAT rates and thresholds for selling into the EU, and more.


Mobile commerce

All of ShopWired's available themes are fully responsive, built and optimised for use on mobile and tablet devices.



Connect with Printful to offer print-on-demand products on your ShopWired website and increase sales.


Insightful reports

Gain powerful insights into the performance of your online store to analyse the data and optimise for success.


Trade/wholesale customers

Allow visitors to apply for trade/wholesale accounts, offer credit account status and enable offline payment.


Dropship with AliExpress

Use DropWired to import products, sync stock levels and dispatch orders from the AliExpress marketplace.

Ecwid vs ShopWired

A like for like comparison of ShopWired’s Pro package and Ecwid’s Business package.

Monthly cost
£29.95 + VATShopwired£35.00Ecwid
Full website/ecommerce platform
Review rating on TrustPilot for customer support
Customer help and support team
Based in the UKShopwiredBased in the USAEcwid
Cost of templates/themes for your website
Free of chargeShopwiredNot provided, source externallyEcwid
Customers can store cards
YesShopwiredNot availableEcwid
SEO friendly URLs
Yes, create yourselfShopwiredNo, system generatedEcwid
Basic & advanced reports
Monthly cost£29.95 + VAT£35.00
Review rating on TrustPilot for customer support4.9/54.8/5
Customer help and support teamBased in the UKNot based in the UK
Cost of templates/themes for your websiteAll themes free of chargeNot provided, source externally
Customers can store cardsYesNot available
SEO friendly URLsYesNot available, system generated
Basic & advanced reportsYesNo

Ecwid and ShopWired pricing packages

Correct as of 1st February 2021


  • £29.95 + VAT pcm
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  • Ecwid Price: £35.00


  • £59.95 + VAT pcm
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  • Ecwid Price: £99.00


  • £119.95 + VAT pcm
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  • Ecwid Price: No equivalent package


  • from £149.95 + VAT pcm
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  • Ecwid Price: No equivalent package

Frequently asked questions

  • What makes ShopWired better than Ecwid?

    ShopWired is a full service ecommerce platform. On ShopWired you'll get a fully working and complete website, with your ecommerce offering at its core. Ecwid is a different type of solution with users having to integrate the ecommerce functionality provided by Ecwid into other website platforms like Wordpress or Wix meaning they have two separate areas for managing their website.

  • How does Ecwid compare on price with ShopWired?

    Ecwid's business package is £35 a month, compared with ShopWired's charge of £29.95 + VAT per month. On pricing ShopWired is roughly comparable with Ecwid, maybe slightly cheaper.

  • Which platform is better for starting a new business?

    We believe that if you're starting a new business you need something simple and easy to use so that you can get started quickly and with minimal fuss, particularly if you've never had a website or online store before. ShopWired has been built with new businesses in mind and our support team are experts in helping novices get started with their new businesses easily - that's why we're rated 4.9/5.0 on Trustpilot for the support service we provide.

  • What POS solution does ShopWired offer?

    ShopWired doesn't provide its own POS system, instead we'd recommend that you use Vend which is one of the largest POS systems in the world. Your ShopWired account can connect seamlessly with Vend to sync products, stock and orders.

  • I already have a website, will I lose my search engine rankings when my ShopWired website goes live?

    No, there is no reason for you to lose any search engine rankings. If you have a good position in search results then we have some guidance for you to follow when migrating to make sure the process is as smooth as it can be and that your rankings are not disrupted. For more details see here.

  • Will customers who have accounts on my website be able to keep those accounts?

    You can use ShopWired's migration system to copy your customer accounts across from your current website. All the customer information will be preserved but they'll need to use a new password to access their account information. We can place a notification on the account login page giving customers an easy way to create a new password.

  • Will my site load at the same speed it did before?

    Absolutely. In fact users migrating from Ecwid normally report quicker loading times for their website because of our server locations and overall platform architecture.

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