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Is Ecwid really a free eCommerce platform?

An eCommerce "solution" for an organisation that needs sell product is pretty essential.

Ecwid advertise on the W3 Schools site and on the surface it looks like it could be a solution for the "Friends" eCommerce functionality. However, some reviews suggest that Ecwid may not the the best solution.

The question of a "Payment Gateway" still needs to be resolved and this may well be to use PayPal on the short-term.

The Ecwid Free Account

This account is supposed to be free.

There are limitations on the "free" account and they need to be investigated if I were to proceed further. I would suspect that in common with the "free" eCommerce that Wordpress.com are offering, the basic interface may be free but you will have to create an account with a payment provider.

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Having seen the Wordpress Payments Block being advertised by them to add a means to accept payments on your Wordpress site/blog I experimented on my Wordpres site. I was NOT impressed as I had to create a Stripe account and for that I needed to be a registered business in the UK. Which is fine if you are a business!

Shopwired

In my research into eCommerce platforms I came across Shopwired. Shopwired are obviously in competition with other platforms such as those offered by Wordpress etc.

" ShopWired is a full service ecommerce platform. On ShopWired you'll get a fully working and complete website, with your ecommerce offering at its core. Ecwid is a different type of solution with users having to integrate the ecommerce functionality provided by Ecwid into other website platforms like Wordpress or Wix meaning they have two separate areas for managing their website. "

As you can see if you look around this website I have no interest in having "a fully working and complete website" built for me.

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