Yo it's Alan Young and in this worlds best article I compare Commerce HQ vs Shopify so you can decide for yourself what's better.
Everyone knows what Shopify is,
But not a lot is known about the new kid on the block CommerceHQ.
Up until now,
Shopify was hands down the best E-Com platform available.
But now seemingly out of nowhere…
A new beast has arrived!
And I'm going to show you the difference between the two.
If you're like me and don't like reading long boring articles,
Then check out the video at the bottom of the page where I compare Shopify vs Commerce HQ.
On the other hand, If you love reading then enjoy!
Commerce HQ vs Shopify
So rather than show you the pros and cons,
I'm just going to show you the difference.
So the first big difference between Shopify and Commerce HQ is all the apps are built into the platform for free with CHQ.
Free App Store With CommerceHQ
You have all the best apps without paying an extra penny with CHQ.
Most people don't put the price of all the apps into the equation when they sign up for Shopify.
Shopify customers can then feel hard done by…
When they realize the true cost of all the third party apps.
This can then bump up the monthly subscription considerably.
These The Apps Included With This Powerful eCommerce Platform.
– Print on Demand App
Commerce HQ is currently integrated with Custom Cat which has a huge array of apparel and accessories for POD.
Also as a platform user, you get access to exclusive pricing and integration with their Print-On-Demand vendors.
– Product Customizer App
This is a great app if you're doing custom design products.
On the product page, you can add an input box to allow customers to add the customiser details.
Like details for an engraved bracelet for example.
– Platform Migrations App
If you're already with Shopify and want to make the switch then you can with the platform migration app.
You can migrate products, collections, customers and orders from Shopify to your new CHQ store.
– Shipping Plus App
This allows you to set custom shipping price for any product.
Also works great if you're doing free plus shipping.
– Review App
This looks so good on your products pages. You can allow your customers to leave reviews about products.
It also allows you to manually upload your own reviews.
Great if you want import reviews from AliExpress if you're dropshipping.
– FB Dynamic Feed App
This is an essential if you are doing Facebook marketing.
You just get your link for the XML feed then paste into Facebook Ads in order to upload products to Facebook automatically.
Perfect for FB retargeting with carousel ads.
– Security Badge App
This app allows you to insert security badges into your stores product
pages to gain more trust with your visitors.
As you can see there's plenty to choose from,
Plus you add upload your own.
– Checkout Timer App
You can add a count down timer on your cart, checkout or both.
Helps add that sense of urgency.
– Zapier App
You can use Zapier to integrate with 1000's of API's.
For example, you can use Zapier to link your store to Quickbooks for accounting.
To link your store with a third party autoresponder like Mailchimp.
There are literary thousands of ways to use this app if you wanted.
– Lead Capture Overlay App
You can create pop ups to capture your visitors emails before they leave so you can follow up with them after they've left your store.
You could also create a pop to offer a one time discount before they leave.
Great for increasing conversions.
– Promo Bar App
Great to highlight any promotions you're running.
For example, you could put:
“Spring Sale – Up To 50% OFF Storewide”
“Spend Over $50 To Get Free Shipping”
These are nice and easy to use.
You can add these promo bars to your store without any complicated code.
– Timer Widget App
This app allows you to display a timer on the product page to add urgency to your visitors which helps increase conversions.
– Quantity Left APP
With this app you can displays the quantity of a product left on the product page.
This helps add a sense of scarcity to your product listings.
Another great app for increasing conversions.
– Recent Purchase Notification App
This app creates a pop up on the bottom corner displaying recent purchases on your store.
This adds social proof to let people know that others are ordering from your store.
A great little app for increasing trust in your store.
– Plus More To Come!
Great isn't it?
All the apps you need under one platform.
Plus more are getting added regularly.
With Commerce HQ you get…
High Converting Themes Built For Conversion Are Free With Commerce HQ
Another major factor which impressed me with CHQ…
Is all the themes are built in for free,
And they are really slick looking themes that are built to convert.
When I initially tried Shopify I wasn't happy with their basic free themes,
Which had no apps built in either.
A decent theme for Shopify could cost upwards of $200 (or even more).
When I found out the themes were included for free with CommerceHQ…
I knew this platform wasn't messing around.
And to make it even better you can build your own pages and themes with the visual builder.
Commerce HQ has a visual store builder
I told you they weren't messing around.
They came to take over.
When comparing Shopify vs Commerce HQ…
It's hard not to see what eCommerce platform offers the best features.
The Visual Store Builder is a game changer as Shopify you can't create your own store.
Unless you hire expensive coders and that is a lot of effort in its self.
With CHQ you can build beautiful themes, pages and e-Com funnels by simple drag and drop software.
Again this is all included in the price.
Abandoned shopping cart feature built in at no extra cost
You have to pay for the mid-range or higher package for access to their abandoned shopping cart feature.
Or you will have to pay for a third party app if want a good one.
CommerceHQ have an amazing and really easy to use Abandoned Cart recovery feature…
And like usual,
It's built in for free whatever package you are with.
I feel like it sounds like I'm over hyping this, but it's all true you can check it out yourself.
Commerce HQ is really this good,
And there's more in this Commerce HQ vs Shopify comparison.
No transaction fees
There are no transaction fees when you use your own payment gateway with CHQ,
Shopify charge up to a 2.0% fee for processing your payments with third-party gateways.
That may not sound a lot,
But believe me…
It adds up when you're doing thousands in sales a week.
I could go on and on and show you all the awesome reasons why CommerceHQ is better than Shopify
But I think you get the point.
CHQ rocks and is here to take over the eCommerce world.
If you want to check out the video where I compare the Commerce HQ vs Shopify platforms then check out the video below.
Get 2 Free Stores With Commerce HQ
Anyway here's the Commerce HQ vs Shopify video:
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(This post was updated on the 10th September 2018 to improve and reflect any changes since the first publication)