ShopWired is rated 5/5 stars by reviewers on Trustpilot - the best rated ecommerce platform in the world.

OpenCart vs ShopWired

A comparison of OpenCart and ShopWired. See why we’re consistently voted the favourite ecommerce platform.
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Why you’ll prefer ShopWired

UK based ecommerce

ShopWired was born and bred in the UK, and is the only platform specifically designed for UK businesses and their needs.

You don't pay for support

There's no official support for Opencart so if you get stuck you'll have to use a forum to find help, failing that you'll have to pay someone to get you un-stuck.

Avoid expensive charges

OpenCart might be suitable for you if you have a lot of experience in PHP and HTML programming, but not if you don't. Be prepared to spend £££s on getting help.

We're rated the best ecommerce provider

We perform regular scans looking for vulnerabilities and potential penetration weak-spots.

The best free templates

We've got a superb range of templates available, all responsive to work on mobiles and tablets, and we don't charge for any of them.

B2B & Vat features

We’ve got some great B2B features not available anywhere else such as discount pricing for trade customers, trade only categories/products and more...

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How you can switch From OpenCart to ShopWired in just a couple of minutes.

ShopWired has an automatic switching system built in.

Simply download an export of your products and customers from your OpenCart account and send us the files.

One of our migration specialists will ensure all your information is transferred across automatically, including your product images.

OpenCart comparison frequently asked questions

Questions you might have when comparing OpenCart and ShopWired.
Can I use the same domain name?

Yes you can use the same domain name that you use on your OpenCart website. All you need to do is change the DNS records on the domain name to 'point' it to our servers. This only takes a couple of minutes to do and is relatively simple. We can help you if you need us to.

Can I transfer all my product information across?

Yes, we get a lot of customers switching to ShopWired from OpenCart and so have an automatic system that will transfer all of your product data across in just a couple of minutes, including images. You just have to download an export from your OpenCart account containing your product information and email it to us at switching@shopwired.co.uk and we'll transfer all your information across.

What are the advantages of moving to ShopWired from OpenCart

ShopWired is what is known as a 'hosted' ecommerce solution. It means that we take care of hosting the website for you, automatic backups of your website information and data, and taking care of security, realiability and stability of your website. It means you can relax and just focus on building your business..

What are the main differences between OpenCart and ShopWired?

One of the most popular reasons users transfer from OpenCart to ShopWired is that we are a UK company with a UK focus so we understand UK businesses and their needs better than OpenCart does.

How good is your support?

We think it's the best! But don't take our word for it. Take a look at our reviews on Trustpilot. We're the highest rated ecommerce platform in the world.

Can I connect to my accounting package?

Yes, we are currently integrated with Xero, Clearbooks and Kashflow accountancy software and will shortly be releasing connections to Quickbooks and Sage. If you use another accounting package please get in touch with us.

Shopwired have amazing customer service and will help you in anyway they can Ian Dyke Vape-it UK
Shopwired is an excellent ecommerce platform at an excellent price!. Phil Hotchkiss Hot Covers
Fantastic product, fantastic customer service...what more can I say. Mike Young The Rubber Stamp Gallery
ShopWired - a great decision - 10 times better than the old site. Khush Jabble Kapz.co.uk
After trying different ecommerce sites shopwired by far was the most user friendly site to use. Mark Toy Great White Surf
Great company, with the best customer service. Hakan Hemstrom Herts Hemp
Finally a company that has perfect customer service Theresa Jane Chiles Vin Treasures
The support and instruction from ShopWired has been fantastic Jaime Flintham Noosa Bay Designs
Customer service second to none Colette Wagstaffe The Middleton Collection
A revolutionary advance in website design, maintenance and management Kate Helliwell Neph Aromatics
It's better than Shopify, especially if you're British Mike Rouse Activist Direct
Shopwired is an excellent ecommerce platform at an excellent price!. Phil Hotchkiss Hot Covers
Fantastic product, fantastic customer service...what more can I say. Mike Young The Rubber Stamp Gallery
ShopWired - a great decision - 10 times better than the old site. Khush Jabble Kapz.co.uk
ShopWired is rated 5/5 stars by reviewers on Trustpilot - the best rated ecommerce platform in the world.