Webflow Ecommerce or Shopify/Shopyflow/Finsweet or Foxy.io?

Hi all,

For a new webshop I’m trying to determine what the best way is to go.
As the shop for now is focussed on The Netherlands, the most important payment method is iDeal.
So that is mandatory. The options beneath combine with Stripe (offers iDeal) or have iDeal in their package (Shopify).
The average pricing of the products is in the range from 10 to 100 euros. Total products around 200 items. All physical products.

Option 1
Webflow Ecommerce 29,- p/m + 2% per transaction
Stripe 0,29 per transaction

Option 2
Webflow CMS 23,- p/m
Shopify 28,- p/m
Shopyflow (free in beta)
Shopify iDeal 0,29 per transaction

Option 3
Webflow CMS 23,- p/m
Foxy.io 21,25 + 0,20 ct per transaction
Mollie paymentgate for iDeal: 0,29 per transaction

Option 4
As of last night I saw that Finsweet is working on a Shopify app. Awesome! So that would compare to option 2, price wise.
And since I’m a Finsweet fanboy I’d prefer such a solution over Shopyflow (sorry guys).

Surely I can do the math and I’ve been using Webflow for quite some time, but it seems not everyone is very enthusiastic about Webflow Ecommerce.
Given that the payment with iDeal is a must have, and keeping things simple as possible for the admins/shop-owners, what would be the sensible choice? And is option 1 truly possible?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Cheers,
Guy

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Hi @merkmotief.
Josh with Foxy here. Foxy + Webflow is definitely an approach to consider. I wanted to clarify that the Foxy transaction fee only applies to transactions over your first 100 transactions each month.

If you’re looking for customizable, scalable ecommerce for Webflow, definitely give Foxy a try. Here to help if you have any questions or need help getting started: hello@foxy.io

Thanks,
Josh

I’m also a Finsweet fan, awesome to hear they’ve got Shopify integration as a project.

Ecommerce is more than a shopping cart and checkout though. It’s also about managing clients, orders, returns, discounts, setting regional shipping prices, and many more. If I’ve understood right, Foxy.io doesn’t offer these, but only a shopping cart and a checkout.

A while back I also did some research on this topic, I remember that Webflow Ecommerce was lacking in some of these aspects too. Or at least many functions were made unnecessarily difficult.

Also from an EU citizen and GDPR standpoint, I remember reading Webflow Ecom isn’t as clean as it should be.

I think Shopify offers the best overall Ecom package price-wise. So if you can have the freedom of website making with Webflow and integrate Shopify into that website, you get the best of both the front and backend.

Just my two cents. :v:t2:

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Hi @Rudeism.
Foxy offers more than the cart and checkout. Many Webflow Ecommerce users switch to Foxy for our robust shipping functionality, discount logic, tax calculations, ability to sell any type of product, etc.

Every platform has their strengths (and weaknesses). It’s just a matter of knowing your own needs (current and future) and if the platform at hand will meet those needs now and later.

Thanks,
Josh

Hi @foxy,

That’s good to know. I did quickly check out your website before posting the comment, but I couldn’t seem to find any images or information about the admin panel, which is why I assumed most editing and Ecom handling would be happening on the Webflow’s end.

Everything indeed depends on the current client and their needs. I find if the client has a lot of traffic and products or has big plans for the future, then scalability and the ease of use of the admin panel are important.

Hi @Rudeism.
Feel free to sign up for our unlimited free trial. Also, we can get you access to our new admin (in beta). Since Foxy is headless, some things happen outside of Foxy (ie: product management). This can include customer and order management as well (if you want to manage that data your own way, ie: Airtable).

Here to help if you have any follow up questions.

Thanks,
Josh

Hi all, thanks for the replies. Since it’s a starting shop, the combo of Webflow and another system like Shopify or Foxy, seems a bit steep in monthly costs. I fiddled a bit with just the Webflow E-commerce yesterday and I shouldn’t have been surprised how easy the setup was. It also surprises me that Webflow E-commerce is a bit frowned upon, at least that’s the feeling I get when doing some research.

Cost-wise I’d go with Webflow E-commerce or Shopify. Since there’s Udesly, the theming wouldn’t be too hard I guess. But the freedom in blogging and url-structure would be more limited in Shopify as I understand. If Finsweet would come out with their integration soon enough, it would be worth the extra money for using two systems combined.

If I wanted to be on the safe side for myself (not losing money on the offered project), I’d go with Webflow E-commerce in combo with Stripe Payments. But some opinions and reviews are holding me back a bit. And I’m looking into the use of Users (for order management) and E-commerce combined, or is this not possible?

Anyway, thank you for the responses, keep you posted on the final outcome.

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