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Etsy vs. Shopify

Jan 24, 2021

Are you struggling to choose between Shopify and Etsy? When you begin your exciting journey to sell products online, Etsy and Shopify are two of the major brands you'll see discussed online, and both have their raving fans. So which one is the better? 

Although on the surface they may seem similar, Etsy and Shopify are VERY different platforms. Etsy works more like a marketplace (think eBay or Amazon) whereas Shopify is an ecommerce platform to allow you to create your OWN store (think: no competition).
 
Etsy does have some favorable qualities, such as:
 
  • It's REALLY easy to set up and get started
  • Built-in traffic and engaged fans on the platform
  • No monthly subscription cost for Etsy Standard
  • Great analytics
 
However, there are quite a few limiting factors with Etsy that FAR outweigh the pros! In this module, we'll take a look at these factors and why it makes Shopify a much better choice!
 

1) Fees

 
With Etsy, they do not charge a monthly...
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WooCommerce vs. Shopify

Jan 24, 2021

WooCommerce sounds so nice. Doesn’t it?

Think about it, you have your own blog and store platform to sell your products in. Lovely right?

Well, in my opinion and experience I’ve realized that WooCommerce isn’t that great and I don’t personally feel like you can reach great success on this platform because of its massive limitations.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons why Shopify is clearly lightyears ahead of WooCommerce

1) Your store can get hacked with WooCommerce

WordPress accounts get hacked all the time, and there’s not really any one-on-one support unless you decide to pay lots of money. So, one thing to consider is your blog getting hacked. But, can you imagine having your store be a part of that hacking? Your customer lists, emails, orders, they can get in there, see it all, and do some REAL damage to not only YOUR stuff, but your entire customer base as well as all your products you’ve set up in your store.

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BigCommerce vs. Shopify

Jan 24, 2021

Recently, I had the opportunity to start up a BigCommerce store. I’ve been going through Shopify for a little over a year now. Last year (my first year having a store, I made $1.7 million dollars in revenue), so I was looking for a way to up my game with my online printables shop.

After setting up ALL my products on BigCommerce, a long and tedious task I assure you, as I currently have 85 products, I decided to stay with Shopify.

While I found the BigCommerce platform a little more robust than Shopify, Shopify has a couple perks that BigCommerce does NOT have, and those couple of things, are VITAL to my business. Something I am not willing to give up!

As I’m getting a lot of questions about the differences between BigCommerce vs Shopify, and why I chose to stay with Shopify and what’s right for them, I thought it was a great time to create a post, BigCommerce vs Shopify Reviews, to give a more in-depth answer than the one I’ve been giving out...

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Amazon vs. Shopify

Jan 24, 2021

Once upon a time in a land far, far away....kidding. lol. Once upon a time, I WAS a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. Most all my ebooks hit the #1 Best Sellers list WITHOUT giving any books away for free! Yep. Totally different strategy there on Amazon, isn't it?!

It's something I was good at and accomplished very easily. But when you're new and just opening up your Shopify store, it can be pretty scary to transfer everything over from Amazon to Shopify. And you CANNOT have a book in Kindle Amazon (KDP Select) AND on your site. It's against Amazon's policy. Here's where it talks about "Exclusivity" on Amazon.

It states: "All content enrolled in KDP Select must remain for sale through the Kindle Store only. If the digital version of your book appears to be available for pre-order, for sale, or for free elsewhere (such as on your website or blog, or a third party's website), it is not eligible for KDP Select."

So why would a person, hitting #1 Best Sellers lists consistently,...

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