Long viewed simply as a blogging tool, WordPress has now evolved into an eCommerce platform. Like Shopify, WordPress has become quite popular. Both of these solutions are very similar in nature; they both have simple interfaces, cater to small and medium-sized businesses and provide website services to users on a strict budget. This article highlights their differences and investigates which one is better for new eCommerce users.
WordPress is a blogging platform that can work with plugins and extensions, including for eCommerce. In fact, WordPress runs approximately 65 percent of all content management system (CMS) websites on the Internet today. It is a cost-efficient service with a user-friendly administration system and open-source status, which attracts large numbers of users. Its eCommerce extension, WooCommerce, is less well known, but it is becoming a major player in the industry. If WordPress already powers your company website, then WooCommerce may be a better option for you than Shopify. Setup would be simple, and you would already have a host for the extension. If your company relies heavily on blogging, then WordPress may also be better for you, because it revolves around blogging and efficiently utilizes SEO optimization. However, operating an online store is your focus, Shopify may be a better fit.
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