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Ecwid is a shopping cart that allow you to create store and embed into your website; it doesn't require any software installation and your website des... Learn More


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Homestead helps small businesses establish their presence on the Web, maintain and promote their site, and sell or market their products and services‚... Learn More

Pricing Starting From

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Ecwid

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Free Plan

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Homestead

Shopping Cart

$ 5.99
For 1 Month / 1 user(s)

Available Features

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Ecwid

Shopping Cart

Unlimited products

Unlimited Storage
Unlimited Bandwidth
No Transaction Fee

Community Support
Email Support
Live Chat Support
Desktop Sharing
Store Setup Consulting

30 Payment Options
Real Time Shipping Rates
Facebook Store App
Social Commerce Sharing
Downloadable Goods

Coupons, Discounts,
Tiered Pricing
Content Delivery Network
Multi-Storefront Tracking
Inventory Control
for Product Options
Google Shopping Feed

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Homestead

Shopping Cart

Easy-to-use SiteBuilder software

Hundreds of customizable templates

1.1 million royalty free images

Website Hosting

Storage: 10 MB

Bandwidth: 500GB / Month

Number of Pages: Unlimited

Number of Sites: Unlimited

Personalized Domain Names: 3

Email Addresses: 50

Toll-free Phone Support

Chat Support

Community Support

WebListings

Website Statistics

Free Trial Availability

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Most Unfavorable User Review

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Ecwid

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  • User review from
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    antonio
    Apr 28, 2014

    After using Ecwid for over 6 months, I can not recommend this product for someone who is serious about eCommerce and has a large product base and potentially will be doing drop shipping or need to ship from different source locations. There are some serious features missing in Ecwid that, had I known they were missing, I would have not chosen their option. What drew me towards their option was what appeared to be ease of use and that I could integrate my shopping cart with my current web design and hosting choices. But, I would again sacrifice that flexibility if I knew that simple import and exporting of products and categories would be so difficult and limited, that I could not do things like alter an invoice after an order is placed (which is a real problem for many people - that is really basic feature in my opinion) and have the option to create multiple shipping sources which is also missing for Ecwid. Also, while their team seems to be good at responding to questions, regarding development of their product, it seems they are stuck and in a holding pattern. Meaning, no new updates have happened as far as I can tell and in the back end of things current customers have been asking and voting on certain feature FOR YEARS that have still NOT been implemented even though the Ecwid team shows the status of the feature as being "In Progress". So, I again wish I could turn back the clock as I am stuck with this shopping cart for the time being unless I go through a whole lot of work to start all over again from scratch. If I were to do it all over again, for my needs, I would choose 3dcart as their system is way more sophisticated and has a lot more capability than Ecwid. Honestly, Ecwid MIGHT be a good option for a small store without a lot of product variations and categories, ships from one location, and will never need to alter an order once it is placed. Hope this helps for anyone out there searching for a shopping cart solution.

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    Homestead

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    Most Favorable Critic Review

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    Ecwid

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    100
    Mike Johnston , eCommerce Critic

    Friday 11 April 2014

    To put it simply, Ecwid is one heck of a nice product. For this review, it integrated seamlessly with my test website and set up was generally pretty easy. I think it fits the bill quite nicely for users who want an easy to use store without having to redo all the work they’ve already done to create their websites. With Ecwid, adding a store is simply easy.

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    Howard Steele , Superb Website Builders

    Monday 27 May 2013

    This platform is a dinosaur of site constructors, and it has to react adequately to the freshest trends in order to survive (to develop mobile versions for the Homestead-powered websites, for instance). This website has a great core, and extremely convenient CMS. However, their prices are higher comparing to other sitebuilders offering the same scope of service.

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    Most Unfavorable Critic Review

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    Ecwid

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    No critic review available yet for Ecwid .

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    Homestead

    Shopping Cart
    20
    Anonymous contribution , GetApp

    Tuesday 24 September 2013

    I have been using Homestead since 2001, their technology is behind the times and I am migrating all of my clients and their websites off to Bluehost with Wordpress. The technology is not HTML5 which if you do your research is important - your website needs to be responsive - so it automagically fits on whatever device the person is browsing on and Homestead does not use this technology and they do not plan on it - or let you use wordpress. They are too expensive when you consider you can have a hosting site for 100 a year plus use the latest technology from wordpress - which is what over 50% of the global websites are built on. No brainer - Homestead is a dinosaur who has not kept up with the times. Sad to say...

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    Demo Video

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    Ecwid Demo Video

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    Screenshots

    Typical Customer

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    Ecwid

    Shopping Cart
    • Business
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    Homestead

    Shopping Cart
    • Business
    • Personal Use

    Supported Devices

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    Ecwid

    Shopping Cart
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    Homestead

    Shopping Cart

    Supported Languages

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    Ecwid

    Shopping Cart
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • German
    • Russian
    • Portuguese
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    Homestead

    Shopping Cart
    • English

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