In addition to writing about
Selling products online is fun, and I was super excited to start my
Shipping (and creating accurate shipping estimates) was one of my biggest struggles with the Kickstarter. That struggle continued to follow me as I set up my
When it came time to pick an
Earlier this year, I grew tired of paying $30+ a month (once processor fees were factored in) and still not having access to basic features like reports. After investigating my options, I decided that Ecwid was the best alternative — and, to my very pleasant surprise, my shop was set up in about ten minutes flat, with proper configuration for purchasing, shipping, and customer notification.
Ecwid Makes Shipping Less Stressful
One of the easiest things to set up with Ecwid is the Shipstation integration. With my previous
This left me continually either undercharging customers, especially for international orders, where I was losing $10, or even
Setting flat shipping fees that were created by averaging out shipping costs isn’t the worst decision in the world, obviously — but it was a small annoyance that I couldn’t ever figure out how to fix, no matter how many tutorials I looked at. And during months when I had an influx of international orders, it definitely hurt my bottom line.
Looking at my sales records since I switched to Ecwid, if we estimate that I was losing
Overall Results: Less Headache and More Traffic
In general, Ecwid’s ease of use has been a huge benefit in my business — and not just with shipping. Another feature I make regular use of is the ability to embed my shop (or a single product) on other sites.
When you have as many side projects (and corresponding sites) as I do, being able to share the same product across multiple sites can help a lot with sales and save potential customers all the extra clicks it takes to go back to the original site and purchase there.
Because of this, I can put my Freelancer Planners on my main blog’s shop page, as well as the corresponding Facebook page, without having to think of complicated workarounds or install
This feature being available on all plans — even the lowest priced one — makes Ecwid stand out head & shoulders above the competition and is a strong reason I’d recommend it to any blogger looking to expand into
And, as someone who is most familiar with WordPress and loves to use it for the hundreds of free and
All in all, the switch was a total
If you’re ready to get rid of your shipping headaches once and for all, and get an
This story is written by an Ecwid merchant. If you sell with Ecwid and want to share your expertise with other merchants, you are welcome to become an author on the Ecwid blog.