Dropshipping – Woocommerce VS Shopify

Dropshipping with Woocommerce OR Shopify - Which is best

For dropshipping, there are two Giants which is more popular in market Shopify and WooCommerce. Both are highly being used for creating dropshipping application as well as  E-Commerce application.

WooCommerce vs Shopify is a showdown between two ecommerce giants. WooCommerce claims it’s the web’s most popular ecommerce platform while, Shopify has over 1m online stores. But which is right for you?

Wetware systems Private Limited provides solutions & services in both either Shopify or WooCommerce technology. Both have their own PROS and CONS. Wetware Systems has tried to point out which are most important for every customer to choose between WooCommerce and Shopify.

  • Initial Cost / Investment

If we talk about Shopify, customer has to purchase minimum subscription after 15 days free trial, customer can choose higher as well as per their requirement. Shopify has huge plugin/App support which is also Free and Paid. Shopify also has huge collection of best theme, paid/free, but Free theme are not eye cachy. Their Paid themes are little expensive.

In compare with Shopify, WooCommerce is less-expensive. There is no upfront cost to start. It also has huge collection of Themes and plugins to support DropShopping and E-Commerce. Again free themes are not eye cachy, you have to purchase paid one.

  • Security

          Shopify has inbuild security added with HTTPS certificate, i.e. your url is secure by default. You can work either on shopify domain or you can integrate your own.

           WooCommerce has not HTTPS in build provided. You have to purchase one for your site. You have to purchase one domain to start your business.

  • Skill Required/ Technicality 

          Shopify has huge support of Apps. These Apps are very easy to use and user friendly. So you are not required to be more technical to handle your business. UI are more professional than WooCommerce.

          WooCommerce requires more technical knowledge to start your business. Many plugins are available but still to setup these and your theme requires basic knowledge of HTML, PHP, CSS etc to handle easily.


  • Maintenance 

          Shopify requires less maintenance because on huge Apps supports. These Apps are easy to use and handle. So Customers takes care on their business operation rather than application maintenance. Wetware Systems takes care of customer's dropshipping and e-commerce  application with pocket friendly/ less cost. We take ownership.

           WooCommerce requires more support and maintenance with special care of design and UI. It also has huge plugins available to work with.


  • SEO

          Shopify has many SEO Apps provided for your products. But is has less extensible application support for that like Title, Meta TAG, Meta Description, Alt Tag etc. It also many Apps provided for E-marketing, Ads, SMS, Mails etc.

          WooCommerce give huge support on this important point. It gives full hand to customer to manage every possible point for SEO. you can easily manage every point of SEO and bump you site to up of ranking. WooCommerce also has many plugins  available for E-marketing, Ads, SMS, Mails etc.


  • Payment Options and Transaction Fees

When you sell online, you need to add ways for your customers to pay. Both Shopify  and WooCommerce offers you a many choice of payment gateways.

These are either in-built or added through integrations. The populare ones are:

  • PayPal
  • Credit and debit cards
  • Stripe
  • Online Net banking
  • Apple Pay
  • Square
  • Paytm
  • ....

All payment gateways come with different transaction fees. Make sure you check these first before choosing.

Shopify, for example, charges 2% per transaction if you use a third-party gateway. You can reduce this by upgrading to a more advanced Shopify plan, or get rid of them completely by using Shopify Payments – the company’s own option.

Big benefit of WooCommerce is that, unlike Shopify, WooCommerce doesn’t charge its own transaction fees when you use a third party payment gateway.

Bank charges still apply on WooCommerce payment also.


  • Conclusion

In my opinion both has their own advantages and disadvantages on their specific area of service. But customer always prefers to focus on their business rather than focusing on maintaining their application.  So in-spite of more expensive Shopify is best choice. Customers cares more about earning money and focus on their business. Being top E-Commerce and top dropshipping developer on Shopify and WooCommerce in india, we provide cost efficient solution to  our customers.

Wetware Systems has good development team for E-Commerce and Dropshipping. We easily work on tools like

  • Oberlo,
  • Spocket,
  • Modalyst,
  • AliExpress dropshipping,
  • EComdash.
  • --- more

We have good expertise to work like

  • Customization
  • Theme Creation
  • Performance Enhancement
  • E-Commerce development with all features




Senior Developer at Wetware Systems

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