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CommerceHQ vs Shopify

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Here is another new place on the market, CommerceHQ

Let’s explore what seems to be a pretty awesome selling platform. 

CommerceHQ is another option to Shopify

We hope this article will enlighten you to decide which to use and more about the advantages and the disadvantages of each.

CustomCat integrates with both, CommerceHQ and Shopify.

Both CommerceHQ and Shopify have additional plans. To view them, visit CommerceHQ and or Shopify

CommerceHQ

Beginner Friendly

Advanced computer skills are not necessary. As you can see CommerceHQ Dashboard is straight forward.

With Startup pricing, you can at least sell up to 30k a month. Put that in perspective for 12-months you can be selling up to $360K a year just for $99/month.

You don’t need to buy any other plugins to have a successful store from third parties

With the help of Twig, you can build customized theme templates if you are a developer or you can just choose from the theme templates store

You also have the ability to move elements around to achieve the desired look.

Unlike Shopify, CommerceHQ doesn’t charge any transaction fees.

Other Built-in Features

  • Abandoned Cart Recovery 
  • Automated Gift Cards
  • 1-Click Upsells
  • Upset Campaign Builder
  • Coupon Codes 
  • Native Apps 
  • Checkout Page
  • Visual Store Builder
  • Unlimited Staff Accounts
  • Unlimited Products 
  • Unlimited File Storage
  • Advanced Reporting 
  • Currency Converter App
  • Advanced Reporting 
  • Related Products
  • 99% Uptime
  • SSL Secure Checkout
  • Inventory Management 
  • CVS Export Builder
  • Unlimited Bandwidth

Facebook Group

In CommerceHQ Facebook Group you can find FREE Weekly LIVE Q&A Calls with Jon Mac, instructions to latest testing and scaling techniques, and feature updates. 

This group is great for networking with other great individuals to get insight into a print on demand industry. 

Here are just a few of the not so great things about CommerceHQ. 

  • Ticket system customer support 
  • No mobile app
  • Newer platform 
  • Support ONLY a few currencies
  • No available discount codes


Shopify

Discounts Available

If you purchase a yearly plan you can bump down the price as low as $26 per month. 

Customer Support

  • Phone
  • Open Chat
  • Email

Upgrade and downgrade any time with pay per month payment method. 

Mobile App – accessible anytime anywhere

Offline/Online – This article explains offline selling well. 

Blog Module – This feature is great for announcing new features and products to your customers. 

Here are some of the not so great things about Shopify. 

Basic Plan Features

Basic plan features are limited. 

  • Abandoned Cart Recovery 
  • FREE SSL Certificate 
  • Discount  Codes 
  • Manual Order Creation
  • Sales Channels 
  • 24/7 Support

Third-party plugins may be required and may sometimes cause problems.

  • Gift Cards
  • Professional Reports
  • Advanced Report Builder
  • Real-time carrier shipping

Processing Fees

  • Credit Card Rate: 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction
  • Shopify Payments fee: 2% if Shopify payments not activated

Pricey Templates – Some templates can run as high as $180. 

Formatting – Formatting is not retained if you select a different theme.

CommerceHQ: Connecting CustomCat

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to connect CommerceHQ to CustomCat. 

Thoughts

CommerceHQ is an alternative to Shopify.

It seems to be less complicated and easy to use. Everything that the seller ultimately needs to sell is included in the basic package.

There are no other additional transaction fees, whereas with Shopify you’ll find yourself adding additional plugins to make your store look good.

CommerceHQ seems to be more beginner-oriented.

Shopify seems cheaper, however, the costs start to add up once you start adding plugins. 

Here’s a calculator to show you how much BASIC Shopify will cost you based on your monthly revenue. 

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