Affirm vs. WooCommerce

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Affirm
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Affirm, headquartered in San Francisco, offers their dynamic payment system for ecommerce, supporting payments broken out into installments to accommodate shopper preference.N/A
WooCommerce
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
WooCommerce is an eCommerce plugin for WordPress, developed by WooThemes (recently acquired by Automattic). Like WordPress, it is designed to be an extendable, adaptable, open-sourced platform. WooCommerce allows merchants to sell physical products, downloadables, or services.N/A
Pricing
AffirmWooCommerce
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AffirmWooCommerce
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsContact sales team for pricing
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Community Pulse
AffirmWooCommerce
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
AffirmWooCommerce
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Affirm
-
Ratings
WooCommerce
7.6
88 Ratings
2% below category average
Product catalog & listings00 Ratings8.387 Ratings
Product management00 Ratings7.888 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings5.970 Ratings
Branding00 Ratings7.276 Ratings
Mobile storefront00 Ratings8.480 Ratings
Product variations00 Ratings6.780 Ratings
Website integration00 Ratings8.988 Ratings
Visual customization00 Ratings7.984 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings7.766 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Affirm
-
Ratings
WooCommerce
7.4
84 Ratings
4% below category average
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings7.455 Ratings
Checkout user experience00 Ratings7.484 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Affirm
-
Ratings
WooCommerce
8.0
77 Ratings
5% below category average
eCommerce security00 Ratings8.077 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Affirm
-
Ratings
WooCommerce
5.7
86 Ratings
29% below category average
Promotions & discounts00 Ratings6.383 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings4.668 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings6.375 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Affirm
-
Ratings
WooCommerce
6.5
85 Ratings
20% below category average
Multi-site management00 Ratings4.942 Ratings
Order processing00 Ratings7.683 Ratings
Inventory management00 Ratings7.482 Ratings
Shipping00 Ratings5.976 Ratings
Custom functionality00 Ratings6.879 Ratings
Best Alternatives
AffirmWooCommerce
Small Businesses
Square Invoices
Square Invoices
Score 9.2 out of 10
Shopify Plus
Shopify Plus
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Apple Pay
Apple Pay
Score 9.1 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Adyen
Adyen
Score 8.8 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
AffirmWooCommerce
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(4 ratings)
7.7
(88 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.1
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AffirmWooCommerce
Likelihood to Recommend
Affirm
We use Affirm with a Woocommerce/Wordpress website and there is a plugin that integrates Affirm for us. We also use a payment method plugin that limits Affirms availability only to products that they support. Generally, we have had a good experience with integration and payments from Affirm to us are consistent and timely. People finance guitars, pedals, and amplifiers and it offers us a way to reach a customer base that may not otherwise purchase from us.
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Automattic
[WooCommerce] does really well for simple stores that don't have a lot of products. It's really easy to set up and get products added so people can purchase them online. It's not the best for really complicated stores with products that need a lot of customization; you have to find 3rd-party plugins to add additional functionality to your store and sometimes those can create conflicts between one another.
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Pros
Affirm
  • Easy installation.
  • Great customer service.
  • Painless pay as you go software.
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Automattic
  • Keeps track of product inventory, including details of product variations such as colors and sizes if required.
  • Keeps track of orders so that the shopkeeper has one place to log in and see the status and history of orders to her shop.
  • Creates shop-related pages automatically. Once you add one or more products, they will automatically appear on your shop home page. Additionally, pages for viewing shopping carts and for checking out are automatically created.
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Cons
Affirm
  • We haven't had any issues as of yet, we are very happy with everything.
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Automattic
  • Because of how the Wordpress database is structured, WooCommerce isn't great for large or complex e-commerce sites.
  • More out-of-the-box options would be nice within the base software.
  • Because add-on plugins are developed by 3rd parties, sometimes you get conflicts that break things.
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Likelihood to Renew
Affirm
No answers on this topic
Automattic
Despite very rare glitches, more connected to an excessive number of plugins, that affect the speed of the site, we are extremely satisfied with the platform, the ability to import and export products, even though we just export them, as we have our proprietary system for updating inventories. We love the ease of upgrading, enhancing, innovating, and the freedom we have to do whatever we want, which is a plus, when you consider Shopify can take down your whole store as they please, if they think you aren't abiding to their TOS or their ever changing set of rules.
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Usability
Affirm
Easy to use, simple to integrate, especially if you are using Shopify Plus. Putting everything live and active was easy. We did have to do some simple HTML/CSS to make everything look the way that we wanted it to, but that was very easy and something that we did in house. If you can do some simple style work, you won't have any issues at all.
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Automattic
I gave it lots of points for being a simple product that instantly gives you a store. Very intuitive and simple for the client to update or implement. Loses LOTS of points when you want to do anything besides just sell stuff (coupons, etc) then it makes you pay big money for the add-ons and makes it difficult and time-intensive to develop your own.
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Support Rating
Affirm
No answers on this topic
Automattic
not muh support
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Alternatives Considered
Affirm
We have not used any payment plans before, this was the first for the company.
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Automattic
We were pretty sure we wanted a WordPress site so that we had more control over the site itself, having been burned by third-party vendor sites before. The fact that WooCommerce integrates so well with WordPress was a big selling point for us. Magento would have been too heavy of a lift for our small dev team and we didn't want to rely on Shopify or BigCommerce (though all of those products could have their merits for other projects or clients).
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Return on Investment
Affirm
  • Higher average order value.
  • Mores sales.
  • Better user experience.
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Automattic
  • Positive: low cost to start up, and allowed us to start selling right away.
  • Negative: better plug-ins have a high cost of entry. For example if you want to do subscriptions you need a paid plugin for it.
  • Positive: easily integrates with PayPal and Stripe.
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