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Shopify

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Likelihood to Recommend

Shopify

Shopify is great for someone looking to become an affiliate marketer. They have multiple features to help you sell their product. I would say it is a little less appropriate for people who have limited web design experience. It can be a little confusing when you are first starting out. Overall though, I would say that it is easy to use.
Dan Hanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueCommerce Nexternal

If you want to sell online and need a platform, you should select Nexternal. If it is within your budget and you want to have success, Nexternal is the way to go. Since switching to Nexternal from Kreck, our online sales have more than tripled!
Kielly Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

Shopify
8.7
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Product catalog & listings
Shopify
9.0
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Product management
Shopify
8.7
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Bulk product upload
Shopify
8.0
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Branding
Shopify
8.9
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Mobile storefront
Shopify
9.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Product variations
Shopify
8.4
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Website integration
Shopify
8.9
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Visual customization
Shopify
8.7
TrueCommerce Nexternal
CMS
Shopify
8.5
TrueCommerce Nexternal

Online Shopping Cart

Shopify
8.8
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Abandoned cart recovery
Shopify
8.7
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Checkout user experience
Shopify
8.8
TrueCommerce Nexternal

Online Payment System

Shopify
9.5
TrueCommerce Nexternal
eCommerce security
Shopify
9.5
TrueCommerce Nexternal

eCommerce Marketing

Shopify
8.3
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Promotions & discounts
Shopify
8.7
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Personalized recommendations
Shopify
8.4
TrueCommerce Nexternal
SEO
Shopify
7.8
TrueCommerce Nexternal

eCommerce Business Management

Shopify
8.3
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Multi-site management
Shopify
6.7
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Order processing
Shopify
9.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Inventory management
Shopify
8.9
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Shipping
Shopify
8.7
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Custom functionality
Shopify
8.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal

Pros

Shopify

  • Ease of Use - Very user friendly. Anyone can pick it up within a couple days and know how to do almost everything.
  • Great Customer Service - The help is excellent. Also, they have a huge community where people are happy to help.
  • Ton of Add-Ons - You can find a ton of add-ons and modules to use that can be installed by you. They don't require developers.
  • Inexpensive - Because it's easy to use and doesn't require a ton of developer time, it's so much cheaper to run.
Jeff Moriarty | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueCommerce Nexternal

  • Nexternal's customer service is the best in the business. Each account comes with a dedicated account rep who answers the phone when you call, and personally replies to your emails within a very reasonable time - sometimes within minutes!
  • Nexternal is consistently improving their platform with added tools and 3rd party integrations for everything from social sharing and email campaign management to search optimization tools and automatic product feed integrations such as Amazon.
  • Nexternal offers site security and PCI compliance out of the box. There is no need for an additional SSL, nor do you need to worry about the security of your clients' personal information.
  • Nexternal is scalable and grows with your business. We have more than a handful of clients who have been with Nexternal for more than 10 years. In web-speak, that's like 50 years!
  • The Nexternal shopping cart template can be customized to create a consistently branded experience from your home page throughout the entire shopping process.
  • Nexternal offers a host of API and XML toolsets that allow clients to sync data between their ecommerce platform and most any other third party platform, thereby coordinating the operations of your business and cutting down on management time.
Katie Partridge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Shopify

  • Shopping cart is hard to customize and it's hosted by Shopify separately
  • Transaction fees can get high if you have a lot of transactions
  • To do any special customizations, you will need a developer and the platform is somewhat rigid with capabilities.
Scott Markman | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueCommerce Nexternal

  • Nexternal needs a POS system that enables you to swipe credit cards. We switched to a different system because this was a limitation of Nexternal. At the point of purchase we used to have to write everything down and enter in later.
  • The shipping functionality is extremely basic. The shipping address check for each state never worked properly. Also, with our new system, the woman who does the compliance can pull all reports per state out of it. Nexternal does not have that capability.
Stephanie Barnett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Shopify

Shopify 9.5
Based on 15 answers
Shopify continues to earn me money and attract new customers without becoming a burden to my business, so it only makes sense to stick with Shopify. After beginning with setting up stores for my other clients I became so happy with the platform I progressed to setting up a store for myself.
David Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueCommerce Nexternal

TrueCommerce Nexternal 8.5
Based on 3 answers
I'm so happy with Nexternal I don't see myself using any other platform. We currently only use Nexternal for our web store, but we are looking to expand into the tasting rooms and offer mobile points of sale.
Kielly Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Shopify

Shopify 10.0
Based on 3 answers
All the functionality needed for a basic store is extremely easy to manage. Though some deeper customization requires coding it doesn't hide the code from you and provides an abundance of developer resources.
David Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueCommerce Nexternal

TrueCommerce Nexternal 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Nexternal has been around for over a decade - they may have defined the ecommerce admin panel. That said, they could stand to update it a bit - adding more drag and drop functionality and integrating a more comprehensive CMS allowing your home page to be part of your ecommerce website.
Katie Partridge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Shopify

Shopify 10.0
Based on 3 answers
In terms of support I give Shopify a 9 out of 10 because they're always very friendly and thorough, and they personally can't solve my problem for me they always point me in the proper direction with the proper information I need to move forward
Paul Francis Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueCommerce Nexternal

TrueCommerce Nexternal 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Doreen and Lanette are my lovely ladies. They are always available and do whatever they can to make sure I am taken care of. They have always been there for me and I know they will always be there for me.
Kielly Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Shopify

Shopify 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

TrueCommerce Nexternal

TrueCommerce Nexternal 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I had help from start to finish. Doreen, my rep, was very patient, concise, clear, and she has always had the answers I need. Setting up your store is time consuming at first, but with the support system that Nexternal offers, it is painless.
Kielly Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Shopify

Shopify was the easiest to use for my client on the backend, which was a major incentive for them over the other platforms. It had all the features they needed, and ultimately they were able to manage everything in-house without needing to bring in a major developer or sacrificing features
Gary Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueCommerce Nexternal

Nexternal is a much more basic system in terms of an OMS system but it has much more limitations compared to Submerse. Submerse however is a newer products with a ton of glitches and terrible reporting methods. If Nexternal created a POS system and revamped their shipping capabilities, I would choose Nexternal.
Stephanie Barnett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Shopify

  • Shopify has allowed me to add more products than I could have ordered on my own with investment upfront. Their dropshipping apps and tools make it the perfect add on to any clothing businesses to get started with less investment up front.
  • Within Shopify's app store I was able to use an affiliate app to help track influencers and sales that originated from those influencers to drive more sales. This paid app returns 100x its original cost each month and serves as a significant revenue generator to our store's sales.
Nichole Pelaez | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueCommerce Nexternal

  • Because we are a development team who focuses on integrating Nexternal with our clients' sites, we can't speak to specific ROI or conversions, however, the length of time our clients stick with Nexternal says it all - in an industry where there are no shortage of choices in platforms, we have rarely ever moved a client from Nexternal to another platform. Instead, the vast majority of our clients who use Nexternal now either started off with the platform or moved to Nexternal from a less-than platform. We have clients who have been with Nexternal for over a decade, and that's really saying something.
  • In the 10+ years that we have worked with Nexternal we have developed a solid relationship that is built solely on trust. We don't get any commission for referring customers to their site, nor do they receive any commission for sending customers our way. We work together because we enjoy it and we know that the other is dependable and worthwhile.
Katie Partridge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Shopify

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

TrueCommerce Nexternal

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Shopify
9.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Shopify
9.5
TrueCommerce Nexternal
8.5

Usability

Shopify
10.0
TrueCommerce Nexternal
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Shopify
10.0
TrueCommerce Nexternal

Support Rating

Shopify
10.0
TrueCommerce Nexternal
10.0

Implementation Rating

Shopify
10.0
TrueCommerce Nexternal
10.0

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