12 Sites like Shopify & It's CMS Alternatives

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Shopify is a perfect dibs for an online e-commerce store and remains one of the most popular options around for maintaining the online store. Its popularity can be shown by the 600,000 merchants it has under its platform.

Shopify is much easier to use as it handles all the technical aspects and lets you decide the what you want on the storefront. It features ready-to-use templates and has multiple integrations along with app options. Moreover, there’s plenty of premium storefront themes that you can choose from if you want a more cohesive option around.

Shopify is much like Wix and Squarespace but differs in one aspect, i.e., Shopify is exclusively for e-commerce websites. It allows you to choose your domain name, but the hosting will be handled by Shopify itself. The best part, you can integrate payment options and add buy now button or point of sale system into your website pretty quickly.

You can add an unlimited number of items to your store as Shopify provides you with unlimited storage. It also shows you real-time shipping option and advanced reporting. There’s one thing though, it isn’t as flexible as WordPress and lacks the opportunity to extend SEO. Moreover, then there’s not much blogging facility as it is in WordPress. However, Shopify is an e-commerce website platform and works great on that. So don’t shy away from trying it out.

Wordpress
  • Built-in SEO
  • Dedicated Server Hosting
  • Facebook Integration
  • Google Plus Integration
  • Hostable
  • IFTTT Hosting
  • Multi-Site Management
  • Open Source
  • Self-deployment
  • Social-Media Integration
  • VPS Hosting

Wordpress
WordPress

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  • Built-in SEO
  • Dedicated Server Hosting
  • Facebook Integration
  • Google Plus Integration
  • Hostable
  • IFTTT Hosting
  • Multi-Site Management
  • Open Source
  • Self-deployment
  • Social-Media Integration
  • VPS Hosting
  • FREE
  • Open Source
  • Website

Wordpress one of the most famous content management system around has seen its usage grow multiple-fold. It's free and open-source based on PHP and MySQL and is used extensively. It started off pretty lightly back on May 27, 2003, under the tutelage...

wix
  • Drag-and-drop
  • E-commerce support
  • HTML5 Website

wix
Wix

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  • Drag-and-drop
  • E-commerce support
  • HTML5 Website
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Wix, a nifty piece of website builder with complete hosting facilities, is majorly used for personal or with those having small businesses. It's pretty neat and is dead easy to use for and comes with HTML5 website option or mobile websites as the use...

  • Elegant design
  • Visibly pleasing

Squarespace

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  • Elegant design
  • Visibly pleasing
  • Premium
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Squarespace is another one of those ready-to-use customizable website builder available in the market. This one is more in line with Wix as it comes with ready-to-use templates that allow an entirely hosted solution. It's pretty easy to use for and i...

weebly
  • E-commerce support
  • Hosted website builder

weebly
Weebly

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  • E-commerce support
  • Hosted website builder
  • FREE
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Weebly is another of the wholly hosted website builders around targeted primarily for the small business owners and creative entrepreneurs around. It comes with both website and e-commerce support and has over 50 million customers spread across the g...

drupal
  • Enterprise ready
  • Views module

drupal
Drupal

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  • Enterprise ready
  • Views module
  • FREE
  • Website

When it comes to content marketing system (CMS), Drupal comes along as the best one after Wordpress and Joomla. It is a widely used option and powers over 2.3% of websites all over. With 1.3 million members part of its community, Drupal is one of the...

Ghost
  • Advanced post editor
  • Blogging
  • Clutter-free

Ghost
Ghost

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  • Advanced post editor
  • Blogging
  • Clutter-free
  • FREE
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  • Linux
  •  MAC
  • Website
  •  Windows

When Wordpress changed course from being a blogging-based website into a full-fledged content management system, many looking for just a blogging site switched to Ghost. Having started in 2012, Ghost is a NodeJS based open source blogging platform an...

  • Built-in social commenting
  • Google adsense links
  • Google Plus Integration

Blogger

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  • Built-in social commenting
  • Google adsense links
  • Google Plus Integration
  • FREE
  •  Android
  • Website

Blogger, once a primetime competition to Wordpress for blogging, has downed the tools. However, much of it has been because other prominent options came forth. However, Blogging is still alive and is an excellent option to have if you're into bloggin...

WooCommerce

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Woocommerce is an open source plugin for WordPress. It was released on September 27, 2011. Woocommerce helps WordPress user to transfer their website into an E-Commerce store. Users can install Woocommerce plugin on WordPress site for creating a onli...

Magento

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Magneto is also an e-commerce platform. Magneto development was started in 2007 and it was released on March 31, 2008. The service that magneto provides is similar to LemonStand, Shopify and Woocommerce. It helps retailers to create an online e-comme...

Jumpseller

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Jumpseller is an online store builder with great features. It was founded in 2009 in Portugal. Jumpseller allows the site owner to translate site content in different languages it helps you to get customers for your product from different locations....

  • Content Discovery
  • Discovery Search engine
  • discussion
  • Social Media
  • Team Building
  • Web World

Medium

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  • Content Discovery
  • Discovery Search engine
  • discussion
  • Social Media
  • Team Building
  • Web World
  • Premium
  •  Android
  •  iOS
  • OS X
  • Website
  •  Windows

"Medium" is the most insightful medium for exploring each niche. A place just for writers, reader, and enthusiasts. The website lets you access thousands of article of your choice. You can interact with different people via comments and liking sectio...

joomla
  • Built-in multilingual support

joomla
Joomla

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  • Built-in multilingual support
  • FREE
  • Website

Joomla, another of those pretty popular options after Wordpress when it comes to content management system has been around for 12 years. It remains the second most popular CMS option after Wordpress with a market share of approx 7% and has been downl...

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