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Default squareup online store vs shopify, anyone use either?

Curious if anyone operates their own stores via Shopify or Squareup? I have enough regular customers through some of my blogs and facebook groups to drive traffic to my own website, so just comparison shopping right now.

Shopify seems to be the most popular but it is also the more expensive of the two. Squareup seems to make their money on the credit card processing fees only.

Just looking for feedback from people have have used one or the other, ease of setup, customer service, any problems you ran into
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Default Re: squareup online store vs shopify, anyone use either?

I've not heard of squareup, but what I would suggest is if you can have a free trial of them both, or up to a certain number of products for free, then do just that and see which you prefer and how they look on your site.

When I was starting out my own website a lot of the free sites I tried were limited on functionality, much as I tried lots of different freebies they each seemed to lack something different that I needed, in the end I settled for ECWID, but back then you could have 100 products for the free version, now you only get 10.

ECWID was my favorite at the time, but now that Im pushing my brand further I am hitting a few hurdles, and being on the basic paid for package my help from them is limited to email responses in 24hours. In the end you get what you pay for I guess

Anyway, you can get recommendations all you like but you wont know unless you test them. The company I used to work for paid 500 a month for their shopping cart function that linked to their network and it was the worst thing I have ever worked with, but the boss who paid for it wasn't the one using it, he just liked the sales pitch that went with it.
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Default Re: squareup online store vs shopify, anyone use either?

I've been using squareup for years, but only for local credit card processing needs - never sold in the online marketplace. I've been pretty happy with them for my needs
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Default Re: squareup online store vs shopify, anyone use either?

I have 3 Shopify stores. There might be cheaper out there but ease of use is a big plus, as well as a massive bunch of apps (most are tosh but there are some nuggets out there.)

Shopify support has been spot on.

You gotta spend money to make money, right?

I have no experience of Squareup so cannot comment on that platform.
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I had a store with shopify. I didn't sell one item. I sell a lot on ebay but not one thing on shopify. The fees were comparable to ebay. I left the store up for 6 months, trying to give it a try but there was not enough traffic.

I also tried squareup. They initially approved me but then wanted copies of bank statements, supplier invoices, tax returns, proof of identity, etc. I am an individual artist selling art. I don't have a 'business' with business license, etc. I stopped using them because I wasn't comfortable giving them all my personal info.
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