Elastic Path vs. WooCommerce

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Elastic Path
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Elastic Path is a privately held company that provides an enterprise level Java ecommerce platform. It is meant to integrate with many commonly used content management systems, like Adobe Marketing Cloud, OpenText, and Hippo.N/A
WooCommerce
Score 8.1 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
Elastic PathWooCommerce
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Elastic PathWooCommerce
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Elastic PathWooCommerce
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Elastic Path
7.6
1 Ratings
1% below category average
WooCommerce
6.1
84 Ratings
23% below category average
Product catalog & listings7.01 Ratings6.883 Ratings
Product management5.01 Ratings6.284 Ratings
Bulk product upload6.01 Ratings2.167 Ratings
Branding7.01 Ratings6.873 Ratings
Mobile storefront7.01 Ratings6.277 Ratings
Product variations8.01 Ratings6.777 Ratings
Website integration10.01 Ratings6.884 Ratings
Visual customization10.01 Ratings6.781 Ratings
CMS8.01 Ratings6.763 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Elastic Path
7.0
1 Ratings
8% below category average
WooCommerce
6.1
80 Ratings
22% below category average
Abandoned cart recovery7.01 Ratings6.752 Ratings
Checkout user experience7.01 Ratings5.680 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Elastic Path
8.0
1 Ratings
4% below category average
WooCommerce
5.6
75 Ratings
39% below category average
eCommerce security8.01 Ratings5.675 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Elastic Path
9.7
1 Ratings
26% above category average
WooCommerce
5.2
83 Ratings
36% below category average
Promotions & discounts9.01 Ratings5.680 Ratings
Personalized recommendations10.01 Ratings4.966 Ratings
SEO10.01 Ratings5.072 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Elastic Path
8.4
1 Ratings
7% above category average
WooCommerce
4.5
81 Ratings
54% below category average
Multi-site management9.01 Ratings1.640 Ratings
Order processing9.01 Ratings6.279 Ratings
Inventory management7.01 Ratings6.878 Ratings
Shipping8.01 Ratings2.173 Ratings
Custom functionality9.01 Ratings5.675 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Elastic PathWooCommerce
Small Businesses
Shopify Plus
Shopify Plus
Score 8.9 out of 10
Ecwid by Lightspeed
Ecwid by Lightspeed
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Elastic PathWooCommerce
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
7.1
(84 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Elastic PathWooCommerce
Likelihood to Recommend
Elastic Path
Elastic path is a cost-effectively product which bring the advanced capabilities to enable business to drive a better customer experience. The ecommerce solution is very clean and it is built heavily using open source tools.Elastic path ecommerce is definitely a strong competitor which would fit for any retailers / telco's .
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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
Elastic Path
  • Easy for non-Java programmers to understand
  • Comes with a lot of built-in functionality
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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
Elastic Path
  • Product management tool should be assesible over web.
  • Versioning of catalog items would a nice feature to have.
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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
Elastic Path
Team now has skill using Elastic Path
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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
Elastic Path
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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
Elastic Path
No answers on this topic
Automattic
not muh support
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Alternatives Considered
Elastic Path
As a system integrator here are my thoughts -- Elastic path is one of best ecommerce tools, which would fit any retailer/ telcos business needs. The software architecture is well thought through and it is built with open source tools, the Ecommerce application is easily extensible and it enables clients to get there E-commerce application in less time. We have evaluated other products like ATG ecommerce, WCS, Magento. Elastic path is definitely a briliant ecommerce product which I would recommend to any clients.
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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
Elastic Path
  • The positive impact was quick development time
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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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