Obviously super enticing to people who are looking to get started or only have a small catalog. The free plan allows you to sell up to 10 products, a rare offering for a SaaS eCommerce platform. You will be limited to 2 categories though, so this definitely works best for single product stores or stores that serve a specific niche.
Though watered down, don’t expect a completely castrated experience either. Features like gift cards or the popular selling of digital products are available. Expect it to work with a great range of website platforms. It integrates well with advertising platforms like Facebook or Instagram for collecting data to optimize your ecommerce marketing.
If you wanna dive in a bit deeper and make the most of Ecwid then they offer up a few paid packages which makes everything a lot bigger and better. As is pretty common, you can opt to pay monthly or get a discount by paying for a year upfront. So let’s look at the packages...
Paid plans start at $15 per month ($150 annually) with Ecwid Venture which allows you to sell up to 100 products. You will also get access to mobile point of sale features, an app for management, and be able to set up a shop on Facebook & Instagram. Not only that, but you can set up Facebook Messenger live chat on your store. You will also get extended SEO tools to help you rank for your products, inventory tracking and very importantly, be able to connect your own domain to your store.
Take things to the next level for $35 per month or $350 annually. Paying extra for this package gives you access to extra features like being able to list your products on other platforms including Amazon, eBay and Etsy. You will also have your catalog capabilities expanded to 2,500. Essential for big, general stores.
Expect further advanced functionalities like automatic abandoned cart emails, multilingual ability, mailchimp email marketing integration, product variations and fully customizable invoices.
A lovely touch of this package is not just the phone support on top of the standard chat support that the Ecwid Venture package provides, but also the fact that you get 2 hours consultancy calls for when you get started to help you get your site customized just how you like it!!
$99 per month or $990 per year will take everything from above and amp it up with an unlimited product allowance, priority phone support and an insane 12 hours of professional customization assistance to get your online presence looking perfect. This is clearly for those who are pushing big numbers of products through their site and want to pay a little for a lot.
As we enter a new (hopefully better!) year, we thought we would take some time to review some of the biggest eCommerce platforms available to online retailers and see how they stack up.
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Though one of the lesser known ecommerce platforms, the Ecwid pricing structure is extremely enticing for a number of reasons. Ecwid is a SaaS product which means that instead of paying a lump sum for it, you pay a subscription to use the service. This means t...
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