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Alternatives to Shopify

WordPress, Weebly, ClickFunnels, GoDaddy, and PrestaShop are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Shopify.
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What is Shopify and what are its top alternatives?

Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.
Shopify is a tool in the Ecommerce category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Shopify

  • WordPress

    WordPress

    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family. ...

  • Weebly

    Weebly

    Weebly is an AJAX website creator that allows you to create pages with template skins and content widgets. Users can easily drag-and-drop content widgets like pictures, text, video and Google Maps in WYSIWYG-fashion. ...

  • ClickFunnels

    ClickFunnels

    ClickFunnels is the only website builder that doesn't just build pages, but actually builds entire sales funnels. ...

  • GoDaddy

    GoDaddy

    Go Daddy makes registering Domain Names fast, simple, and affordable. It is a trusted domain registrar that empowers people with creative ideas to succeed online. ...

  • PrestaShop

    PrestaShop

    PrestaShop is written in PHP, is highly customizable, supports all the major payment services, is translated in many languages and localized for many countries, and is fully responsive (both front- and back-office). ...

  • Stripe

    Stripe

    Stripe makes it easy for developers to accept credit cards on the web.

  • WooCommerce

    WooCommerce

    WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin. And it's available for free. Packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your self-hosted WordPress website. ...

  • Squarespace

    Squarespace

    Whether you need simple pages, sophisticated galleries, a professional blog, or want to sell online, it all comes standard with your Squarespace website. Squarespace starts you with beautiful designs right out of the box — each handcrafted by our award-winning design team to make your content stand out. ...

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    Plugins & themes
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    Non-tech colleagues can update website content
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    Really powerful
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    Rapid website development
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    Best documentation
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    Product feature set
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    Open source
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    Great for all types of websites
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    Most websites make use of it
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    Open Source Community
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    ClickFunnels

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        Great community
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        Easy to customize with plugins
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        Stripe

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