When you have a monogram store online it can be 10 times more daunting when you need to migrate. That’s why, we’ve put together some tips for making the right decision when it comes to which platform you should use. The two main platforms we’ll compare are Shopify and WordPress/WooCommerce. Both of these platforms have pros and cons and it all depends on what your business needs.
The Pros & Cons of Both: Shopify & WordPress/WooCommerce
- Easy to use
- Simplistic look on backend
- 24/7 Support
- Simple All-Inclusive Pricing
- Product display is limited by theme
- Monogram capabilities through an external app. (Which means additional cost per month.)
- Complex to setup products
- Refreshing products can take up to 1-2 days to change
- Robust theme/product display
- Monogram capabilities through free external plugin
- Easy to setup products
- Refreshing products can be instant
- Complex look on backend
- Hundreds of WordPress Hosting Platforms
- Limited software support
- Requires more patience to manage ongoing
The Comparison (Side By Side): Shopify or WordPress/WooCommerce?
Shopify will work for your business if you’re looking for something that you don’t have to know a lot about the tech side of things to manage ongoing. Shopify will be great for your Monogram business if you have set, clear groups of monogram options that are available on a wide variety of your products. Shopify will not be good for you if you have individual products each with their own different options, or if the options change often.
WooCommerce is the perfect answer for your monogram business if you want the flexibility and aren’t intimidated by a more complex backend layout. The pros of the complex look is you get to have more capabilities and make changes on the smallest things that Shopify does not allow. WooCommerce is good for you if you have a monogram business that thrives on products that can be categorized in a group or individually, or if you make changes to the monogram options often.
Which Platform Is Right For You?
WooCommerce is the robust, “you can do about anything” platform and Shopify will offer the same job with more limited functionality to make your day-to-day managing easier. Monogram products are done through an additional app on Shopify and an additional plugin on WooCommerce. They both do well with supporting monogram products and in the end it depends on your specific situation which one will be right for you.