ecomz vs. Shopify Ecomz Technical Support November 12, 2020 11:02 Updated ecomz and Shopify are online e-commerce platforms created to help merchants sell their products on the Internet. They are hosted solutions, which means that they require no download or installation and you can run them directly from your web browser. Before settling on one of these platforms, you must consider all the characteristics to evaluate which one fits your specific goal best. ■ Shopify Shopify is an online e-commerce platform that gives the user the ability to create an online store to sell physical or digital products. It is a hosted e-commerce solution, hence it gives the merchant the chance to customize, upload, accept payments, and more, without requiring coding knowledge, for a monthly fee in return. ■ ecomz ecomz is a smart e-commerce website builder that is completely cloud-hosted. It delivers a professional, profitable, end-to-end e-commerce service for those who seek it. ecomz provides fully customizable layouts, practical themes, and advanced up-to-date software. The platform is very user-friendly which gives non-experts the chance to swiftly create and start selling their product with minimal effort and complications. ■ Comparison Let’s start by listing the similarities between both platforms in order to create an establishing ground from which we can then proceed to study the differences. ■ Similarities Both platforms allow you to build an online store without the need to learn how to write code or design anything yourself. Everything you need is already provided. Both platforms offer a great amount of customizable templates to try and meet everyone’s targeted requirement. Despite being hosted platforms, both ecomz and Shopify offer the chance for coding experts to have more control and flexibility over the store’s customization. Both platforms are software as a service tools (SAAS) which means that the user pays a monthly fee in order to use ecomz or Shopify without owning the software. ■ Differences ecomz Shopify Built-in sales boosters including coupons, upsell and cross-sell campaigns, and deals and discounts, to help you generate more sales and increase your revenue Sales boosters available as third party add-ons which will cost merchants extra fees Covers all parts of the world Several regions are not covered (example: MENA) No transaction fees on paid plans Transaction fees of up to 2% (For international merchants) Wide range of centralized built-in features Overpriced built-ins and mostly third party integrations Customizable using Angular programming language backed by Google Proprietary Liquid programming language that requires specialized developers Flexible theme editor, allows stylization of typography, call-to-actions, headers, banners, pop ups, etc... Basic theme editor Upgraded stores cost less monthly Higher fees than most store builders with additional transaction fees on all plans 3-level classification system with flexible collection management 1-level collection-based classification only Advanced and built-in multi-currency support for all major currencies Admin site and checkout process only supports one currency. Multi-currency support is only on product display level and requires third party apps Built-in multilingual support with RTL (such as Arabic) and LTR languages. Manual or automatic “smart” translation No built-in multilingual support. Basic translation using Google translate third party app You can manage multiple stores from one account with an exclusive feature One store per account Provides multi-channel sales on marketplaces and social networks with pricing and inventory control per channel Limited number of channels with no control over pricing and inventory This should be enough to help you make up your mind ;) You can also view this E-commerce Platforms Comparison Chart ecomz has prepared for you! Got further questions, or simply want to say hi, our 24/7 support team is always there! Head to our live chat, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Community forum to discuss and share ideas and thoughts with ecomz creative community! Was this article helpful? Yes 0 No 0 comments Have more questions? Submit a request Return to top Related articles Pricing Plans Walk-through on ecomz E-commerce Platforms Comparison Chart ecomz Overview Integrating Areeba Payment Gateway on ecomz 10 Steps to Create your Online Business on ecomz 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.