Ecwid vs. Storenvy

Ecwid believes that you should not be penalized for your success — you should keep the money you earn. That’s why we don’t charge any transaction fees, and we don’t take any commission from your sales. From our feature-packed Free Plan to our Unlimited-Everything plan, the only thing you pay for is the set of features you need to drive your sales. To see how Ecwid stacks up against sites like Storenvy, check out our side-by-side comparison below.

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Support

Support

Ecwid offers just the right type of support per level of subscription. From a fully developed Knowledge Base all the way up to Premium Support plans, we’ve got you covered

Storenvy has no dedicated support system. There is no phone number, limited self-help resources, and according to users, emails are slow or unreliable

Price

Price

The right features, priced competitively for monthly billing. Clear, simple, and upfront, with no transaction fees

Storenvy takes a 10% commission on all sales made through its marketplace, including the cost of shipping

Payment Options

Payment Options

Ecwid supports more than 40 different payment options, enabling you to choose the best fit for your business

Storenvy only supports one payment option. This is a recent change, which is causing many customers to change platforms

Efficiency and Stability

Efficiency and Stability

Ecwid automatically updates your store with stable upgrades — no technical knowledge required, and no time taken out of your day

Store owners at Storenvy commonly report slow and cumbersome websites, confusing admin panels, and frequent glitches which compromise sale

Your Ecwid eCommerce store will be up
and running in minutes — no strings or web developers attached

Although Storenvy is free to sign up, it is invariably more costly in the long run. Sites like Storenvy make their money by taking a percentage of your sales; while some fees seem insignificant (like the 3% per transaction for your payment processor,) others are a bit tougher to swallow (such as the 10% commission for sales made through Storenvy’s marketplace.) The fees and commissions can add up to an insurmountable obstacle for merchants who are just starting out. Ecwid starts a completely free pricing plan, which offers most of the features provided by Storenvy (and a few that aren’t.) From there, subscription levels with Ecwid offer just the right set of features your store will need, with no hidden fees. There is a beauty in knowing exactly what to expect in your bottom line.

Ecwid also offers a wide variety of ways to process your transactions. Ecwid supports over 40 payment providers, many of which are international. Customers who like Storenvy for its simplicity will also find that same simplicity in their payment options — just one option, in fact. Websites like Storenvy are also operated by very small teams, which often lack robust technical support. With even the best of intentions, it can be hard to keep up with the technical needs of every store owner. Ecwid offers a full-fledged Knowledge Base, where most issues can be resolved using thorough instructional and troubleshooting articles. Ecwid also maintains a user forum, where people can engage with their fellow retailers. At higher subscription levels, there are also the options of email and chat support.

Sites like Storenvy are sprouting up everywhere, where online marketplaces function more like a community than like a strip mall. The drawback to these online marketplaces is strikingly similar to their real-life counterparts; when the community is small, there is little funding for top-notch infrastructure, and when the community grows too large, there is more congestion, which slows down the marketplace. Because of this, more and more retailers are switching to Storenvy alternatives like Ecwid, which hosts its platform on high-end Amazon servers. No matter what your budget or website provides for, you’ll always have the reliability of industry-standard infrastructure powering your online store.

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