Well, as easy as this answer is for us to know because we have experience on both platforms’ week by week, there are many people out there who are confused between the two
This is a question we get asked on a daily (or weekly) basis.
In simple terms, I’d like you to ponder on what you are trying to achieve with your business.
If you ARE a brand, E.g the label on liquids, the beard oil line, the name for the clothing garment that is sold in stores. Then WooCommerce would be your platform as your brand website will be more than just sales and eCommerce.
However, if you are a retail store, selling items such as vape products from various other brands, or selling clothes from different designers and just converting sales like a normal physical store then the simple answer is Shopify is for you
Difficulty and competence:
WooCommerce is more advanced in terms of designs and sections, hence why it is harder to use than Shopify, whereas Shopify is a platform that has everything in one place and has a seamless, searchable backend. In simple terms, newbies or simple users prefer to have a pre-assorted platform where all they need to focus on is website management, marketing and sales.
What about service-based businesses?
For anything extremely complex, or service-based such as car hires and physiotherapy services which is a completely different kettle of fish, I’d recommend using WooCommerce simply because of the scalability and detail that the platform holds
So… with the information you’ve learnt today, which platform is best for you? WooCommerce, or Shopify?