Ecwid vs WooCommerce
Last updated: June 08, 2021
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2021. Lightspeed buys Ecwid for $500M
Lightspeed has picked up two more companies in what is shaping up to be an acquisition spree for the Canadian point-of-sale software provider: e-commerce platform Ecwid for $500 million, and NuOrder, a B2B ordering platform servicing wholesales, brands and retailers, for $425 million. Ecwid itself has been around for years, initially making its name as a key partner of Facebook’s to help small businesses build commerce experiences on the social media platform, and eventually expanding to provide tools for merchants that use services like Square and Wix, as well as other third-party platforms like Instagram and Google — sometimes competing with but also potentially integrating with other e-commerce backends like Shopify.
2020. Web store building startup Ecwid raises $42M
Ecwid, the startup that sells e-commerce tools directly and via third parties like Square and Wix, letting businesses build e-commerce experiences on their own websites and apps, as well as via Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, Google, and more, has raised $42 million. Ecwid is in the stable of e-commerce companies that include the likes of Shopify, BigCommerce and WooCommerce, which have seized on the growth of online shopping over the last decade and helped companies that are not digital by nature — specifically small and medium brick-and-mortar businesses — become a part of that digital economy. And to underscore that low barrier to entry, its pricing starts at free to enable shopping on a website covering 10 or fewer products.
2020. WooCommerce launches native WooCommerce Payments feature
WooCommerce, the e-commerce platform developed by Automattic, is improving the payment feature with a native solution called WooCommerce Payments. The payment feature is powered by Stripe. Compared to previous payment solutions on WooCommerce websites, it is fully integrated with the rest of the platform. Previously, WooCommerce users could enable extensions to embed payment widgets on their websites. You could use Stripe, Amazon Pay, Square or PayPal for instance. WooCommerce Payments takes this feature one step further by making it as easy as possible to get started and accept orders.
2014. WooCommerce outgoes Magento in Ecommerce Platform Pack
WooCommerce, the popular WordPress ecommerce plugin, had nearly 260,000 active sites indexed with BuiltWith, a web technology profiling tool - about 37,000 more sites than its next closest competitor, Magento. The massive number of WooCommerce-enabled websites may be attributed, in part, to the popularity of the WordPress content management software on which WooCommerce runs. WordPress is believed to power more than 12.3 million websites worldwide, which, by some accounts, makes it the single most-used web publishing platform currently available. WordPress is itself well documented and well understood in the development community, making the prospect of adding ecommerce capabilities with WooCommerce undaunting.
2010. Ecwid: add shop to your site as easy as YouTube video
Ecwid - this is one of the most successful Russian SaaS startups. This year they where among the finalists of "The Next Web Startup Rally 2010" and the similar Russian contest organized by Google " Business Project 2010". At the moment, the service is used by more than 20 thousand merchants worldwide. Ecwid - is a SaaS service for simple online store building. Its developers - "Creative Development" company - is already running the successful business with the popular commercial e-commerce CMS X-Cart. Therefore they know very well that there are already a lot of e-commerce CMS and SaaS solutions on the market. So why did they decide to create yet another one?