Starting a new business, To select the e-commerce platform on which confused between Singlebag and WooCommerce? This answer discusses two of the most popular e-commerce platforms in the market with their best advantages and disadvantages in the market.
When you create a WooCommerce store, you must do two things separately:
- Install WordPress and learn the WordPress interface
- Install and configure WooCommerce and learn the WooCommerce interface.
With Singlebag, there is very little for you to create your first product and start selling it.
Basically, all you do is:
- Create a Singlebag account
- Select and buy a domain or synchronize an existing domain name
- Choose your theme
And assuming you’re using Singlebag’s own payment gateway, it’s easy to start accepting credit card payments from day one.
It’s hard to beat the simplicity of Singlebag.
How much control do you have over the functionality of your site?
With WooCommerce, you have some ways to customize the functionality of your store:
- Your theme
- More than 50,000 WordPress plugins, including many designed specifically for WooCommerce
- Custom code
With WooCommerce, there is no strict limit to the number of product variations you can use.
There is no strict limit to the number of product variations you can use.
What payment methods does each platform offer?
Due to the open nature of WooCommerce and the large community of plugins, you can find many WooCommerce payment gateways.
First, WooCommerce supports all popular gateways, such as:
Singlebag has its own payment gateway that essentially requires zero configuration. But if you prefer to use a third-party payment gateway, Singlebag also supports all benefits, such as:
Who controls your data on each platform?
There is not much to write here: with WooCommerce you are the owner of everything. This means that, if necessary, you can even access your database and access the raw data.
While Singlebag provides access to all your data, the live copy is still on Singlebag’s servers. This means that you never completely control your data.
That said, Singlebag offers many ways to access your data, which is better than many hosted platforms.
- Export a CSV file of your products.
- Make a backup of your site through an application
- Connect to your data through an API
How does each platform handle Ongoing maintenance?
Because Singlebag is a hosted solution, its maintenance is much more care-free than WooCommerce.
Previously, we said that WooCommerce gives you maximum control and ownership of your store. Well, the disadvantage of all this flexibility is that you are responsible for maintaining and protecting your store.
Singlebag manages the maintenance and protection of your store, so very little maintenance is required to worry about. That said, you should be aware of all the applications you use in your store to ensure that they continue to function properly.
Hope this helps!