There's Big Cartel, Etsy, Wix, Squarespace, & a thousand other sites you can use to host your ecommerce store or website. With so many options it's hard to choose the right one for your budget & your brand. Even if you're not ready for all that yet, one day you're going to be so successful that you're going to need a professional site. Keep reading as I explain Shopify & Wix in the simplest terms.
Wix was initially conceived as a solution for building content-based websites, i.e., it aimed to cater for those wishing to build
and other websites where conveying information or showcasing content was the key priority.
By contrast, Shopify was specifically designed from the ground up to be a solution for creating an online store.
Regardless of the product backgrounds, technically you can now use either product to create a content-focused website or an online store. But, because of their history, you will probably find that Wix usually remains the better option for building content-heavy websites, and Shopify the better bet for e-commerce.
When it comes to Wix’s paid-for plans, there are 8 available, divided into two categories: ‘Website’ and ‘Business and E-commerce.’
The ‘Website’ plans range from $13 to $39 per month and, as the category name suggests, are focused on allowing you to build a ‘general’ website (the kind of brochure or portfolio sites discussed above).
The ‘Business and E-commerce’ plans range from $23 to $500 per month, and add e-commerce functionality to the mix, meaning that you can sell products on your Wix site.
The full range of the Wix plans is as follows (USD prices are listed below — note that costs vary slightly by country):
Combo — $14 per month
Unlimited — $18 per month
Pro — $23 per month
VIP — $39 per month
Business and E-commerce
Business Basic — $23 per month
Business Unlimited — $27 per month
Business VIP — $49 per month
Enterprise — custom pricing
Shopify’s pricing structure is a bit simpler than Wix’s. There are five Shopify pricing plans to choose from:
'Shopify Lite' — $9 per month
'Basic Shopify' — $29 per month
'Shopify' — $79 per month
'Advanced Shopify' — $299 per month
'Shopify Plus' — fees are negotiable, but in the region of $2000 per month.
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