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WordPress or Shopify? Which Will Benefit Your Wholesale Business?

Is an online sales portal appropriate for your wholesale operation or small business? Here’s a short list of the pros and cons of WordPress and Shopify.

SHOPIFY

  • Client Base

Shopify has over 800,000 users on its platform.

  • Useability

Shopify is loaded with pre-generated templates for branding and has a simple to use interface. Shopify is easy to use and fire-and-forget.

  • Hosting and Domain

Shopify uses its own subdomains and hosts all Shopify clients, but it can also be routed through an individual domain if required.

  • Cost

Shopify has multiple subscription plans, ranging from $9 to $299 a month.

  • Management

Operate Shopify through the website dashboard or the mobile app.

  • Marketing

Embed Shopify links into blog posts and social media ads.

  • Inventory Management

Shopify can sync with Amazon and Ebay and a point of sale app for brick and mortar transactions.

  • Customer Support

24/7 around the clock tech support.

WORDPRESS

  • Client Base

WordPress is used massively by 30% of the online sales space.

  • Useability

WordPress has been around longer than Shopify and has a tool for everything, if you know how to use it. As an older system, it’s more robust and is more deeply customizable, but only if you have the coding or design skills to make them work. It can do anything you want, but it’s hands on.

  • Hosting and Domain

Domains and hosting are completely up to the user and neither are provided by WordPress.

  • Cost

WordPress is free, but you’ll still be paying for your domain and hosting out of pocket.

  • Management

Use an online dashboard or a mobile app.

  • Marketing

Links can be shared on social media, and WordPress has Mailchimp integration.

  • Inventory Management

WordPress doesn’t have any native inventory management software, but does integrate with other software solutions.

  • Customer Support

Customers must open support tickets or use tech support forums.

Side By Side Comparison

When compared next to each other, Shopify and WordPress do the same thing, but on different sides of the technology spectrum. Shopify is easy to set up and use, easy to manage, and you pay for convenience, but is limited to fitting pegs into holes. It benefits a user that is less tech savvy or doesn’t have the time to manage their shopping portal. On the other hand, WordPress can be made to do everything you want it to do, but only if you have the time and the knowledge to make it work correctly for you.

The Platform to Get When You’ve Already Got Your Platform

Of course, if nobody knows your business exists and your clients can’t find you, then it doesn’t matter if you have Shopify, WordPress, or any other sales portal. Before you can sell, your clients need to know you exist.

That’s what SeeBiz is for. It’s the business to business network platform for manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. It’s like an online trade show catalog that helps your clients find you.

SeeBiz.com is powered by advertisers. It works like facebook so it’s easy to use and the profiles are free to the clients because the advertisers are funding the company with their ad spends. When you log onto SeeBiz, it works exactly like social media software you already know, and you can search and meet your new business to business clients right away.


Log onto www.SeeBiz.com today and send your traffic to your sales portal!

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