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Are you an entrepreneur, an upseller, the owner of an online business or just somebody who wants to get into the world of eCommerce? This article is a great way to start informing yourself on where to start your first online store.
What to look out for and what to expect when choosing a platform to host your online business.
My name is Jason and today I’m going to be discussing the two biggest platforms that enable us to start our own online store: Shopify and CommerceHQ.
First I will introduce you to both of these platforms. I will be comparing the two in multiple aspects, like the features they offer, their prices, ease of use, hidden fees and many others.
Shopify is a multinational e-commerce company founded in 2006. Today, it is entrusted by more than a million of the world’s most successful brands for sales, shipment and processing of payments worldwide.
Shopify allows entrepreneurs to start their online business by creating an eCommerce store and even lets them hire experts to guide them through the process of starting a profitable online business.
As of May 2021 Shopify has more than 1 700 000 businesses in approximately 175 countries around the globe. The total gross merchandise volume exceeded $61 billion in the year 2019. It is without a doubt one of the most successful e-commerce platforms of our time.
Then, in comes CommerceHQ with the motto “eCom is complex. We make it simple.”
The platform for drop shippers and determined entrepreneurs who want not only to succeed but to do so quickly. It was created by Jon Mac, who started his success by selling custom-designed clothing with TeeSpring and also working for Shopify.
The creators read a series of Shopify reviews and wanted to build a platform where users could increase their ad costs while easily garnering more traffic.
CommerceHQ is the next evolution of Shopify, with a strong focus on simplicity, encouragement of higher conversions and fast results.
First of all, Shopify is a per-store deal. This means that for every new idea you would like to realize, you will have to pay for, set up, and manage separate stores. CommerceHQ allows you to run up to twelve stores simultaneously, saving a significant amount of time that could be spent making actual money.
Then we have the giant list of features that CommerceHQ offers. These are meant to not only speed up but also simplify and help with the process of creating and running a successful eCommerce store. The basic plan of CommerceHQ comes with tools to run conversion campaigns, upsell campaigns and dot sale campaigns. It also offers lots of useful features, like the ability to run an infinite amount of sales and customize each sale for a targeted product.
It gets even better, CommerceHQ offers a built-in shipping fulfillment service as a part of their package. This saves you so much trouble you would have to go through with Shopify.
CommerceHQ has some integrated conversion aids that are included in your basic subscription plan. 1-click upsells, upsell campaign builders, shipping offer apps, lead generation, countdown timers, everything you might need to enhance your store experience is included in the basic package.
Shopify charges you for each of your transactions, meanwhile, CommerceHQ charges NO ADDITIONAL FEES. Because of this, it can support payment through Stripe or PayPal, with instant payouts that go directly to your account.
CommerceHQ also offers Unlimited File Storage, Bandwidth, Products and Staff Accounts, along with Inventory Management and a Currency Converter App.
Both platforms offer top of the line web hosting with near-instant load times. CommerceHQ states 99% uptime for their platform, which is close to ideal.
CommerceHQ simplifies every part of the process. Their drag and drop Visual Store Builder is a walk in the park. Anyone that has used an online email or graphic content builder will feel right at home with its drag and drop software.
Once you have chosen your theme, you will be able to move, add, and remove different elements of your shop just by using the visual store builder.
It even offers a set of free templates to speed up the process of creating your perfect personalized shop. Their check-out page is so simple, even a child could use it. All of this has proven to result in a massive increase in conversion rates.
Commerce HQ even offers a quick set-up option, allowing its users to finish setting up and to start making money in the blink of an eye.
Basically, every single feature CommerceHQ offers has one goal in mind: Help the user get more conversions, and help the user get conversions FAST.
It doesn’t want you to waste a single second on any technicalities that won’t put you a step closer to your goals.
In conclusion, Shopify has been a giant in the field for a long time, and it still has its benefits (like better customization options for the shops), but when it comes to fast results at a good price, CommerceHQ, with just its basic package delivers all the tools you could need to make your online business a speedy success story in the world of e-commerce.
Taking into account it’s many built-in apps(and hundreds of free apps), lower fees, faster startup, easy setup and ease of use, CommerceHQ will have to take the cake as the better platform for fast profits, and the best home for your online business.
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