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Our Competition:

SearchFit vs. Shopify Shopping Cart*

What does Shopify have to offer?

Shopify offers an excellent shopping cart for those who have minimal design needs and who are looking for a quick plug-n-play product. There are many free and paid templates that are easy and fast to apply. Adding products that require minimal attributes is simple. And, the administrator panel is modern and user friendly. The shopping cart comes with many standard features and also includes a robust library of plugins that can be applied to fill in many gaps that store owners may need. Set up, hosting and a reliable customer support system are all included in the price of the software.

How Does Shopify compare to SearchFit’s features?

General
SearchFit
Shopify
Fee charged based as a percentage of your revenue
No
Yes
Bandwidth included in Premium Shared Hosting Package
Yes
Yes
Reliable Customer Support & Help Documentation
Yes
Yes
Hosting & Setup Included
Yes
Yes
Administration
SearchFit
Shopify
Reporting
Yes
Yes
Built-In Analytics
Yes
Yes
User Cart Administration Permissions by User Role
Yes
No
User Cart Administration Permissions Per User
Third Party
Yes
Customer Friendly Shopping
SearchFit
Shopify
Advanced Learning Search including Facets & Auto-Complete
Yes
No
Advanced Search
Yes
No
Compare Products
Yes
Third Party
Dynamic, Filterable Menu
Yes
No
Product Reviews
Yes
Third Party
Upsell Page & Promotion Popup during Checkout
Yes
Third Party
View & Repeat Past Orders
Yes
Third Party
Sell in Any Language and Currency
Yes
Yes
Automatic Shop By Brand Categories
Yes
No
Marketing – Integrations
SearchFit
Shopify
Automated Export to Google Shopping
Yes
Third Party
Google Adwords Integration
Yes
Third Party
Bing Shopping Feed
Yes
Third Party
PriceGrabber Feed
Yes
Third Party
Shopzilla Feed
Yes
Third Party
Marketing Reports
SearchFit
Shopify
Affiliate & Seller Commissions Reporting
Yes
Third party
Marketing
SearchFit
Shopify
Rebates
Yes
No
WordPress – Integrations
SearchFit
Shopify
WordPress Plugin
Yes
Yes
Mobile
SearchFit
Shopify
Dedicated Mobile with same URL’s
Yes
No
Resposive design coming soon
Yes
Yes
Social – Integrations
SearchFit
Shopify
Open Graph Protocol
Yes
Yes
SEO
SearchFit
Shopify
Full Control Over All Page Names, Titles, and Metatags
Yes
No
Adjustable Naming Rules for All Page Names, Titles, and Metatags
Yes
No
Automated XML Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Order Management
SearchFit
Shopify
Drop Shipping System
Yes
Yes
Single User Order Management
Yes
Yes
Multi User Order Management
Yes
Yes
Automatic Order Exports
Yes
Third Party
Automatic Order Status Update Imports
Yes
No
Order Management Integrations
SearchFit
Shopify
FullCircle
Yes
Third Party
Shipworks
Yes
Third Party
ShipWire
Yes
Third Party
StoneEdge
Yes
No
SalesForce
Yes
Third Party
QuickBooks
Yes
Third Party
MaxMind
Yes
No
Axsess
Yes
No
Epicor Eagle
Yes
Third Party
API Integrations
SearchFit
Shopify
Web Services including Order Data Retrieval, Product Data Update & Retrieval, & More
Yes
Yes
Products
SearchFit
Shopify
Downloadable eProducts with unique registration numbers
Yes
Third Party
Dynamic, Filterable Menu  
Yes
No
Combined Sku’s
Yes
No
Wish List
Yes
Third Party
Gift Cards
Yes
Yes
Automated Product Exports
Yes
No
Automated Product Imports
Yes
No
Google Analytics
SearchFit
Shopify
Google Analytics Integration
Yes
Yes
Google Analytics Advanced Ecommerce
Yes
Yes
Google Analytics Remarketing
Yes
Yes
Sub Stores
SearchFit
Shopify
Publish Multiple Stores from the Same Database/Control Panel
Yes
No
Sub Stores May Use Different Templates, Category Names, Product Names
Yes
No
Offer Separate Products on sub Stores
Yes
No
B2B
SearchFit
Shopify
Freight
Yes
No
Publish Access Restricted Website
Yes
Yes
Tiered Pricing
Yes
Third Party
Member Group Pricing
Yes
Third Party
Settings – Shipping
SearchFit
Shopify
Create Custom Flat Rate Shipping Tables
Yes
Yes
Create Custom Shipping Scripts
Yes
No
Freight
Yes
No
Shipping Zones
Yes
Yes
Settings – Tax
SearchFit
Shopify
Tax Zones
Yes
Yes

Final Analysis

While Shopify offers a low monthly fee, it charges up to 2% per transaction if a store owner elects to use his or her own credit card processor. It is easy to see that Shopify will cost over $1000 a month for a store that generates $50,000 in revenue per month. SearchFit’s flat monthly rate is dependent on the number of products and not store revenue.

Why Choose SearchFit?

Premier Shopping Experience

Shopify does not offer a complete customer shopping experience even with its library of apps. A SearchFit advantage is its intelligent, auxiliary site search that includes features such as auto complete, and options as search filters. Its auxiliary search offers reporting features that show store owner what people are searching for and how many results were returned for each search including empty results. Store owners can use this information to tailor their product offering based on what customers are searching for. The site search is extremely efficient; it can search over 200k products and return results in milliseconds. Search results criteria can be weighted and adjusted by store owners to refine search results for their customers.

Customizable Navigation

Another SearchFit advantage comes from its dynamic filters and menu. To further refine site navigation, SearchFit offers dynamic product filters that can be displayed separately, or as categories. Product filter values can be imported and product filter assignments can be automatically import along with a scheduled or manual product import. This allows for further site navigation and a better customer experience. In addition, product filters can be used in conjunction with SearchFit’s site search to further refine customers’ search results.

Brand Categories

SearchFit also offers automatic Brand Categories. These are manufacturer or brand pages that are automatically generated and can be included in the site’s category menu. The brand pages can be a powerful tool for customers who wish to see all products from one brand only. Plus, because these are static pages, these brand pages have an opportunity to rank well on search engine results pages.

While Shopify offers the ability to define each product or category’s meta content, SearchFit offers an extremely robust SEO Naming Rules feature that allows store owners the ability to set rules for each type of page automatically generating meta content. This is exceptionally helpful for large websites with 100’s or 1000’s of categories.

Multi-Store Publishing

For store owners who need to publish multiple websites and want to manage all of them from a single shopping cart admin panel, SearchFit offers muliti-store publishing. Store owners can publish to multiple domain names, sell different products, and use different website templates on each site. Each store can also sell in different currencies or show different prices and product descriptions to target different audiences.

Freight & LTL

For store owners who ship freight or LTL, SearchFit seamlessly integrates with FreightQuote and FedEx to return live freight costs to your customers during checkout. Products can be configured to ship in numerous freight packages, and classes to return accurate freight estimates in real time.

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