Create your own ecommerce website and start selling successfully with ShopWired today

Create your ecommerce website on ShopWired today.
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Create your own ecommerce website and start selling successfully with ShopWired today

Create your ecommerce website on ShopWired today.
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Why customers are switching from Shopify to ShopWired

Record numbers of businesses moved their Shopify ecommerce websites to ShopWired in 2021, and the number of customers migrating continues to increase every month.

One of the key reasons Shopify customers tell us they’re moving to ShopWired is our support-focused, customer-centric outlook. We put a lot of effort into supporting our customers with everything from store setup to ways to increase revenue. Whether you’re a complete novice or an experienced ecommerce expert, our support team will ensure that you’re receiving the level of help that you require. And because we don’t outsource theme customizations or app development, our support team is the only point of contact that you’ll need for all aspects of your store.

ShopWired is integrated with over 60 payment gateways, so you can easily take card payments through your online shop. With no transaction fees from us, we'll never penalize you for your decision of which payment gateway to use.

  • Most of Shopify’s functionality is included in expensive apps

    Customers switching to ShopWired from Shopify tell us that they are tired of how many different apps they need to pay for to achieve basic functionality within their Shopify store. A lot of the functionality included in Shopify’s expensive apps is included in ShopWired’s core platform completely free of charge (such as a quotation system and a subscription system).

  • ShopWired support is rated 4.9/5.0 on TrustPilot

    ShopWired prides itself on the level of support we provide, always striving for perfection. Our ratings on indepdendent review websites like TrustPilot place us as the best rated ecommerce platform in the world.

  • All ShopWired themes are free of charge

    Shopify offers just 9 free themes. Each of their other themes comes at an additional cost of at least $150. All of ShopWired’s themes are offered to all of our customers free of charge.

  • ShopWired doesn’t charge transaction fees

    Each of Shopify’s plans means that you have to pay an additional transaction fee to Shopify unless you use their own payment gateway. On their basic plan you would have to pay a fee of 2% per transaction, on top of what you pay them monthly and the fee that you pay to your payment gateway. With ShopWired you will have the freedom to use whichever payment gateway you choose, knowing that we won’t charge you any extra.

Migration from Shopify to ShopWired is pain free

If you’re currently selling online with Shopify, you may be concerned about how easily you can migrate your store to ShopWired, but you needn’t be.

When considering whether to migrate, it’s important to remember that the ShopWired onboarding team are here to help you as much as you need them to during the process.

We have also built systems to automatically migrate product data, including images, and customer data within just a few minutes. Most of the other data on your Shopify account can be copied across quickly, and then you just need to choose a new ShopWired theme and re-brand it using our online theme editor.

Find out more about migrating your Shopify store to ShopWired.

Compare Shopify's Basic Package
vs ShopWired's Pro Package

A like for like comparison of the two packages, correct as of February 1, 2022.

Monthly cost
Additional fees on customer orders
Review rating on TrustPilot for customer support
Customer help and support team
Based in the UKShopwiredBased in the USAShopify
Cost of templates/themes for your website
Free of chargeShopwired9 free, 64 paidShopify
Wholesale/trade/business to business features
YesShopwiredNot presentShopify
Monthly cost$29.95$29
Additional fees on customer orders0%2.0%
Review rating on TrustPilot for customer support4.9/51.5/5
Cost of templates/themes for your websiteAll themes free of charge9 free, 64 paid
Wholesale/trade/business to business featuresYesNot present

Shopify and ShopWired plans, pricing and fees

Correct as of February 1, 2022


  • $29.95 pcm
    0% Transaction Fees
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  • Shopify Price: $29
  • Shopify Transaction Fees: 2%


  • $59.95 pcm
    0% Transaction Fees
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  • Shopify Price: $79
  • Shopify Transaction Fees: 1%


  • $119.95 pcm
    0% Transaction Fees
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  • Shopify Price: $299
  • Shopify Transaction Fees: 0.5%


  • from $199.95 pcm
    0% Transaction Fees
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  • Shopify Price: $2,000
  • Shopify Transaction Fees: 0%

Frequently asked questions

  • What makes ShopWired better than Shopify?

    The main reason customers migrate from Shopify to ShopWired is that we are a full service platform. We don't outsource app development or theme customizations to third parties, so ShopWired is the only point of contact for all aspects of your online store.

  • Shopify is a bigger company, doesn't that mean it's safer to use them?

    Shopify have over 1 million customers, so they're a massive company compared to ShopWired. But we believe bigger isn't always better, in fact we'd say our smaller size (hosting around 10,000 websites) makes us an ideal choice for any company because we value each and every customer that we have.

  • You don't have to pay Shopify a transaction charge if you use their gateway, so is it fair to say they charge transaction fees?

    Shopify charges a transaction fee, on top of the fee you pay to your payment gateway, for every sale you make in your store. If you use Shopify’s lowest package, then the transaction fee is 2.0%. While you don’t have to pay this transaction fee if you use the Shopify Payments gateway, this can diminish your freedom to search elsewhere for a payment gateway with better rates. With ShopWired, since we don't charge any transaction fees no matter which payment gateway you use, you can find the payment gateway with the best rates for your business without having to worry about any additional costs.

  • How does Shopify compare on price with ShopWired?

    Shopify's basic package is $29 a month, compared with ShopWired's charge of $29.95 per month. However when you factor in Shopify's transaction fees, theme charges, and high app prices, ShopWired is significantly less expensive than Shopify.

  • Can I use a Shopify theme on ShopWired?

    Unfortunately Shopify themes can't be used on other platforms like ShopWired so instead you'll need to pick a new theme from ShopWired's collection and customize its look and feel. If you want something a little more bespoke please contact us and we can discuss your requirements.

  • Shopify has a POS system, what solution does ShopWired offer?

    ShopWired doesn't provide its own POS system, instead we'd recommend that you use Vend which is one of the largest POS systems in the world. Your ShopWired account can connect seamlessly with Vend to sync products, stock, and orders.

  • Will I lose my search engine rankings when my ShopWired website goes live?

    No, there is no reason for you to lose any search engine rankings. If you have a good position in search results, then we have some guidance for you to follow when migrating to make sure the process is as smooth as it can be and that your rankings are not disrupted. For more details see here.

  • Will customers who have accounts on my website be able to keep those accounts?

    You can use ShopWired's migration system to copy your customer accounts data across automatically. All the customer information will be preserved, but they'll need to use a new password to access their account information. We can place a notification on the account login page giving customers an easy way to create a new password.

  • Will my site load at the same speed it did before?

    Absolutely. In fact many users migrating from Shopify report a slightly quicker download time for their website because of our server locations and overall platform architecture.