Chosen by 26% of online sellers from all over the globe, WooCommerce may seem like a great tool to start your eCommerce journey. As a free plug-in for WordPress, it looks like the easiest option. But are you sure you want to trust a simple plug-in to run the eCommerce sales for your business?
If you are looking for a full-fledged eCommerce platform that will grow with your business, consider migrating to X-Cart. Don’t compromise on your ambitions by using the easiest option now. Use something built exclusively for eCommerce scalability.
Migrating Your WooCommerce Store to X-Cart Will Bring You:
A full stack of features that will play nicely with each other and won’t cost you a fortune.
A comprehensive eCommerce solution that doesn’t require a WordPress site installed.
Zero transaction fees that will let you sell profitably even if you’re in a business where margins are razor-thin.
Round-the-clock support — browsing the internet for some WooCommerce help forums is a thing of the past.
Free Yourself From the Financial Ball and Chain
Get the value you deserve for the money you invest
After you’ve sunk a lot of time into an eCommerce solution is the wrong time to discover it doesn’t fit your needs. Before you pour money into setup and integration, do your research. X-Cart’s eCommerce platform is designed to bring you maximum value for a fair price.
Secret charges. There is no way you can put up with them any longer, and you shouldn’t
Yes, WooCommerce itself is free. But the amount of expenses you have to bear every month is ginormous. The reason? All sorts of hidden charges and fees. The default payment method — PayPal — comes at zero cost, but a 4.5% charge on all transactions makes it far less attractive. This is fine if you’re selling high-margin items, but it’s a definite no-go for small and growing businesses.
X-Cart comes at a price — as nothing good is ever really given away for free, and it shouldn’t. However, the pricing we provide you with is pretty clear and transparent. You will be able to keep track of your spendings, so you always know how much you’ve spent on the services you received.
The more apps you add, the higher the total price is. Stop it.
3K+ extensions available in the WooCommerce marketplace and its partner directories may seem like a lot — you’ll be hard-pressed to find more variety. But, just like with Shopify, the total cost of ownership grows with the total number of apps. As you need more features, some of these addons may be incompatible with each other, making it even worse.
While X-Cart will never be able to beat Woo in a number of apps (we have only a bit more than 1K), you can be sure that you’ll never be stuck with ongoing payments.
Some of the really great [WooCommerce] extensions are on the pricey side. Shelling out $250/year for online bookings and subscription services can be a hard pill to swallow for some small/micro-businesses who are creating their first website.
Sometimes [WooCommerce] plugins do not work well with each other if you do not know the coding, snippets, or hooks associated with it.
Don’t Waste Your Time on the Solution That Stalls Your Growth
List as many SKUs as your heart desires
If you are planning on expanding your product catalog to more than 200-300 items, you should consider a solution that is advanced enough to handle it. WooCommerce is not the best software for a retail store handling a ton of merchandise. X-Cart is.
Easily improve your store as you grow
The ability to make small changes as your business grows isn’t just a ‘nice bonus to have.’ It’s a survival strategy and the only way to compete with the giants like Amazon. Customizing your Woo store requires a lot of plug-ins which means more opportunities for issues. Or, you can hire a developer, which gets even more costly.
You won’t have to choose between the two evils! Set up your store with X-Cart. Having some basic knowledge of HTML & CSS is enough to tweak your store’s look and feel right. And there’s a team of experts to help with your storefront, just in case.
Get a Secure, Speedy Website to Protect You From Fraud
Take care of your store’s security the way you take care of your health
To avoid any risks associated with the ‘health’ of your business, you have to make sure your shopping cart is secure. The default WordPress & WooCommerce environment is not. Hence, from a security standpoint, you need software that protects your online store from all angles: secure hosting environment, data transmission propped by HTTPS/TLS/SSL, two-factor authentication to access admin backend, PCI-DSS Level 1 compliance on checkout, and other essentials.
See how X-Cart stands out in terms of security
Speedy User Experience is the NEW NORMAL
Speed, which is part of the Core Web Vitals project, is increasing in importance for SEO and can be a huge roadblock for online stores nowadays — for apparel, grocery, and car parts industries in particular due to a large number of product variations. Secure VPS hosting from X-Cart is geared towards handling large product volumes effectively.
“Highly customized WordPress stores using a lot of plugins are at an increased risk to see major conflicts and performance degradation, and troubleshooting can be difficult.”
Don’t Let Cumbersome UI Design Be The Blocker
You aren’t limited to a standardized look and feel anymore
It’s fantastic that you have such a big pool of themes to choose from with WooCommerce — a quick search produces over 7K results. But, again, technical capabilities are required for the customization of templates. Create your store with X-Cart and enjoy the ease of customization (and if any help is needed, our design team is just around the block).
Get your items found using our native search app
I must say, our native search app is truly awesome. Fine-tuned to gracefully handle up 1M+ of items, the X-Cart native search app makes things like product filtering much easier than any apps available in Woo’s marketplace. Generally, Woo’s out-of-the-box store is not capable of large databases of products.
120+ Payment Gateways
PayPal? Apple or Google Pay? BitPay, maybe? Let your shoppers pay the way they prefer. Whether it’s swipe, tap, dip, or sign, your customers will be able to use any of the latest contactless technologies with X-Cart.
Tax calculation — who wants that headache? In WooCommerce, the responsibility for processing taxes is on you, the seller. X-Cart lifts the invisible mental load off of your and your team’s shoulders, automating the whole process.
10+ Shipping Tools
Customizing multiple shipping zones based on ZIP code is a bit tricky without the intervention of 3rd party WooCommerce plug-ins, which may cost you a fortune. X-Cart will provide you with 10+ shipping apps, real-time quotes, local pick-up, geolocation — all in a single bundle.
Need to ship via UPS or USPS? That will be an additional $79/year for the “USPS Shipping Method” extension and another $79/year for the “UPS Shipping Method” extension.
Not Just Another WordPress Add-On
X-Cart is a global eCommerce software pioneer. With more than 20 years of experience in the biz, we know eCommerce. The best thing? It doesn’t require WordPress installed. Getting started with X-Cart is as easy as scheduling a call with one of our solution advisors.
So What’s Under The Hood?
Setting up an online store is not the end of the story, right? It’s eCommerce; it’s not a one and done solution, but a process that you’ll need to maintain in the long run. What does X-Cart have that WooCommerce doesn’t?
Enjoy phenomenal customer support
Whether you have issues with themes, apps, hosting, or even some personal troubles you feel like sharing, there’s a single support channel for you. One click connects you with a massive team of technical experts who are ready to assist. No need to relentlessly browse WooCommerce help forums any longer.
Getting the upgrades right
Luring a would-be customer into your store can be tricky at times. Accept it, get help, and upgrade your online space regularly to keep the sales flowing. The upgrade process is pretty straightforward at X-Cart, unlike WooCommerce, which requires you to roll back and find out how to fix the issues.
Ensure the 99.99% stability of your store
Installing another incompatible extension just to see it crash your entire website the next day is no fun. With X-Cart, you get a stable yet configurable online shop bundled with a team of hosting experts monitoring your server daily. They won’t give you a 100% uptime guarantee as there’s no such a thing; let’s be real. But you’ll sleep tight at night, as someone is always looking out for your store.
Friendly for developers and business people alike
Both WooCommerce and X-Cart have a big learning curve; that’s the fact. But, truly, you don’t need to have a lot of knowledge to make your eCommerce business run efficiently. That’s what we are here for. With X-Cart, you’ll have a team of 200+ eCommerce geeks who never stop learning on your side.
What we are migrating
We know WooCommerce is good. But — does it make sense to invest so much money into something that was not initially built for eCommerce?
There are so many things you could be spending your money on moving forward. Think about it for a while. Then, make an informed decision.Talk to an Expert
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