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side-by-side comparison of Shopify vs. WooCommerce
based on preference data from user reviews. Shopify rates 4.3/5 stars with 3,529 reviews. By contrast, WooCommerce rates 4.3/5 stars with 785 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Shopify
Shopify
(3,529)
4.3 out of 5
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WooCommerce
WooCommerce
(785)
4.3 out of 5
WooCommerce
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WooCommerce
WooCommerce
Market Segments
Shopify
Shopify
Small-Business (81.5% of reviews)
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
Small-Business (89.4% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Shopify
Shopify
$29/ per month
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
No pricing information available

Shopify vs WooCommerce

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Shopify easier to use, set up, and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Shopify overall.

  • Reviewers felt that WooCommerce meets the needs of their business better than Shopify.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Shopify is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Shopify over WooCommerce.
Categories
Shared Categories
Shopify
Shopify
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
Shopify and WooCommerce are categorized as E-Commerce Platforms
Unique Categories
Shopify
Shopify has no unique categories
WooCommerce
WooCommerce has no unique categories
Pricing
Shopify
Shopify Pricing
Basic
$29/ per month
Professional
$79/ per month
unlimited
$299/ per month
Free Trial
WooCommerce
WooCommerce Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
Shopify
Shopify
8.7
Responses: 3171
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.8
Responses: 690
Ease of Use
Shopify
Shopify
8.8
Responses: 3180
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.4
Responses: 692
Ease of Setup
Shopify
Shopify
8.8
Responses: 1878
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.2
Responses: 474
Ease of Admin
Shopify
Shopify
8.8
Responses: 1891
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.4
Responses: 474
Quality of Support
Shopify
Shopify
8.4
Responses: 2951
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
7.4
Responses: 554
Ease of Doing Business With
Shopify
Shopify
8.8
Responses: 1854
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.5
Responses: 431
Product Direction (% positive)
Shopify
Shopify
8.7
Responses: 3140
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.5
Responses: 685
Features
Merchandising/Marketing
Storefront Design Tools
Shopify
Shopify
8.5
Responses: 2706
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
7.9
Responses: 559
Product Visualization
Shopify
Shopify
8.6
Responses: 2742
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.2
Responses: 586
Recommendations / Personalization
Shopify
Shopify
8.2
Responses: 2684
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.0
Responses: 564
Promotions and Discounts
Shopify
Shopify
8.3
Responses: 2643
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.4
Responses: 565
Abandoned Cart Tools
Shopify
Shopify
8.3
Responses: 2479
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
7.1
Responses: 473
Product Reviews
Shopify
Shopify
8.3
Responses: 2422
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.2
Responses: 526
SEO
Shopify
Shopify
8.2
Responses: 2412
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.2
Responses: 537
Product Catalog
Content Management
Shopify
Shopify
8.5
Responses: 2660
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.6
Responses: 592
Configured Products
Shopify
Shopify
8.5
Responses: 2613
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.5
Responses: 582
Product Search and Filtering
Shopify
Shopify
8.4
Responses: 2651
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.2
Responses: 573
Intangible Products
Shopify
Shopify
8.4
Responses: 2138
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.3
Responses: 468
Order Process
Checkout Process
Shopify
Shopify
8.8
Responses: 2719
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.6
Responses: 600
Shipping Options
Shopify
Shopify
8.6
Responses: 2656
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.1
Responses: 565
Tax Display and Processing
Shopify
Shopify
8.6
Responses: 2625
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.2
Responses: 550
Payment Processing
Shopify
Shopify
8.8
Responses: 2691
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.6
Responses: 596
Order Management
Shopify
Shopify
8.8
Responses: 2687
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.5
Responses: 597
Returns / Refunds
Shopify
Shopify
8.5
Responses: 2434
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.1
Responses: 516
Inventory Management
Shopify
Shopify
8.6
Responses: 2498
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.4
Responses: 527
Cross-Channel Fulfillment
Shopify
Shopify
8.4
Responses: 2180
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
Feature Not Available
Multi-Channel Support
Unified Customer Experience
Shopify
Shopify
8.5
Responses: 2383
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.2
Responses: 475
Mobile
Shopify
Shopify
8.8
Responses: 2533
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.5
Responses: 533
Social Commerce
Shopify
Shopify
8.7
Responses: 2372
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.0
Responses: 428
Customer Service
Shopify
Shopify
8.5
Responses: 2437
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
7.9
Responses: 441
Store Locator
Shopify
Shopify
8.4
Responses: 1867
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
7.8
Responses: 333
3rd-Party Store Integration
Shopify
Shopify
8.4
Responses: 1904
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.2
Responses: 348
B2B Features
Shopify
Shopify
8.2
Responses: 1760
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
7.9
Responses: 328
Platform
APIs
Shopify
Shopify
8.2
Responses: 1934
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.4
Responses: 417
Customization
Shopify
Shopify
8.4
Responses: 2515
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.4
Responses: 556
Integrations to Add-on Tools
Shopify
Shopify
8.5
Responses: 2385
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.6
Responses: 531
User Management
Shopify
Shopify
8.6
Responses: 2495
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.5
Responses: 542
Reporting / Analytics
Shopify
Shopify
8.4
Responses: 2523
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.0
Responses: 535
Security
Shopify
Shopify
8.9
Responses: 2496
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.1
Responses: 543
Multi-Site Management
Shopify
Shopify
8.4
Responses: 1920
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.0
Responses: 301
Admin Access Rights
Shopify
Shopify
8.8
Responses: 2448
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.7
Responses: 531
Test-to-Product Migration
Shopify
Shopify
8.4
Responses: 2014
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
7.9
Responses: 398
Internationalization
Shopify
Shopify
8.5
Responses: 1979
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.2
Responses: 405
Cross Browser Support
Shopify
Shopify
8.7
Responses: 2287
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.7
Responses: 507
Performance and Reliability
Shopify
Shopify
8.8
Responses: 2521
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.6
Responses: 567
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both Shopify and WooCommerce were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Shopify
Shopify
81.5%
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
89.4%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Shopify
Shopify
13.2%
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
8.2%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Shopify
Shopify
5.3%
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
2.4%
Reviewers' Industry
Shopify
Shopify Industry
Retail
29.6%
Marketing and Advertising
7.7%
Apparel & Fashion
7.6%
Consumer Goods
5.1%
Internet
4.3%
Other
45.8%
WooCommerce
WooCommerce Industry
Marketing and Advertising
9.3%
Information Technology and Services
8.9%
Retail
8.6%
Internet
8.6%
Apparel & Fashion
7.0%
Other
57.6%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Shopify
Kathleen Virginia P.
User in Motion Pictures and Film

That you can build a storefront very quickly and easily. You can also do mass uploading of products. Etsy only allows you to upload one product at a time. This is helpful for large inventory, also with lots of variances in your products. (ie: Small, red or...

WooCommerce
Kimberly H.
User in Marketing and Advertising

Wordpress is the best content management system that allows installing WooCommerce and get transactions with it. I can easily edit any part of our site, from the main page to the purchase button. An important point is that it is so easy to use and that...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Shopify
AUSTIN L.
Administrator in Health, Wellness and Fitness

If you are looking to grow as a brand, this platform may not be for you. You cannot get any analytics from checkout. They limit this to only shopify plus clients. This is a major oversight and really hamstrings new businesses. They are not very good...

WooCommerce
Melissa C.
Administrator in Health, Wellness and Fitness

I am using the WC theme and products yet my website doesn't necessarily work correctly. I keep getting bounced back and forth between WooCommerce and GoDaddy and not really getting my problem solved. WooCommerce demands certain standards for their system...

Discussions
Shopify
Shopify Discussions
How can I change my store name in Shopify?
3 comments
G2
We have done that for a lot of eCommerce brands, well this is a general practice. Cause most of the entrepreneur start without any proper plan and lack of...Read more
What is the best way to change the front-page of my Shopify store
2 comments
Amar A.
AA
Hi Amar, It is very much possible without coding but it varies from theme to theme. I would be in a better position to help you with this if you can...Read more
how to remove powered by shopify
2 comments
G2
If you happen to face "powered by Shopify" on your screens it means you are using a development store which has not been transferred to any plan yet. Once...Read more
WooCommerce
WooCommerce Discussions
How do I sell subscription on woocommerce?
3 comments
Benjamin I.
BI
I have found solution to this, all you need to do is to get their paid pluging to sell subscription Read more
how to backup woocommerce database
2 comments
G2
WooCommerce creates and uses existing tables within the WordPress database. Any database backup plugin would work, along with backing up the WordPress...Read more
Is woocommrce better than other cms e-commerce?
1 comment
Kapil A.
KA
That's a pretty difficult question to answer. As a long-time Woocommerce user, and a user of several other e-commerce based CMS and/or e-commerce plugin...Read more
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