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Shopify vs ShopWired
|£29.95 + VATShopwired||$29.95Shopify|
|Additional fees on customer orders|
|Review rating on TrustPilot for customer support|
|Customer help and support team|
|Based in the UKShopwired||Based in the USAShopify|
|Cost of templates/themes for your website|
|Free of chargeShopwired||9 free, 64 paidShopify|
|Wholesale/trade/business to business features|
|Monthly cost||£29.95 + VAT||$29.95|
|Additional fees on customer orders||0%||2.0%|
|Review rating on TrustPilot for customer support||4.9/5||1.5/5|
|Customer help and support team||Based in the UK||Not based in the UK|
|Cost of templates/themes for your website||All themes free of charge||9 free, 64 paid|
|Wholesale/trade/business to business features||Yes||Not present|
Why customers are switching from Shopify to ShopWired
Record numbers of Shopify users moved from Shopify to ShopWired in 2020, and the number of customers migrating is increasing month-on-month.
One of the key reasons Shopify customers tell us they're moving to ShopWired is that we're a UK focused platform, built and developed from the UK. Customers like our features that are specific to UK businesses (like our features for VAT), and they like that they can speak to a support team that's based in the UK too.
Another key reason Shopify customers move to ShopWired is the level of support offered by our support team. We put a lot of effort into supporting our customers, whether they're complete novices or experienced ecommerce experts who just need a helping hand from time to time.
Most of Shopify’s functionality is included in expensive apps
Customers moving to ShopWired from Shopify tell us that they are tired of the different apps that you need to pay for to to achieve basic functionality. A lot of the functionality included in Shopify's expensive apps is included in ShopWired's core platform completely free of charge. And 95% of apps available on ShopWired have been built and developed by us.
ShopWired is based in the UK
ShopWired is built, managed and supported from the UK. Customers prefer to use a UK company with a UK support team and most users switching from Shopify to ShopWired tell us this.
ShopWired support is rated 4.9/5.0 on TrustPilot
ShopWired prides itself on the level of support we provide, always striving for perfection. Our ratings on indepdendent review websites like TrustPilot place us as the best rated ecommerce platform in the world.
All ShopWired themes are free of charge
Shopify offers just 9 free themes. Each of the other themes they offer comes at an additional cost of at least £120. All ShopWired’s themes are offered to all our customers free of charge.
ShopWired doesn’t charge transaction fees
Each of Shopify’s plans means that you have to pay an additional transaction fee to Shopify (in addition to the fee you pay to your payment gateway). On Shopify’s Basic plan the transaction fee is 2%. If you use Shopify’s payment gateway you don’t pay a transaction fee, but Shopify’s gateway is just a rebranded version of Stripe. To use Shopify Payments you’ll pay rates from 2.2% +20p, compared with just using Stripe which costs 1.4% +20p when used on ShopWired.
Migration from Shopify to ShopWired is pain free
If you’re currently using Shopify, you may be concerned about how easily you can migrate your store to ShopWired, but you needn’t be.
When considering whether to migrate, it’s important to remember that the ShopWired onboarding team are here to help you as much as you need them to during the process.