Choosing Odoo vs Wordpress Woocommerce or Shopify
What are the Main Reasons to Consider?
Centralize Your Process
Aren't you tired of synchronization problems between your webshop, inventory system, marketplaces, marketing and accounting?
Time to get a fully integrated system and with resources like an Wordpress Odoo connector, it’s easier than you think.
Integration is the Keyword
For many businesses, when choosing Odoo, full integration is always the biggest draw card. With Odoo you can have your eCommerce website/shopping cart dropping the orders inside Odoo, and then everything happens naturally according to your business style. That’s the power of something like an Odoo Wordpress ecommerce connector.
Sale Order -> Warehouse Delivery Order (Shipping connectors) -> Manufacturing Order and or Purchase Order -> Purchase Orders for Raw Materials -> Warehouse Receipts
So it’s not necessarily about thinking of Odoo vs Wordpress, but rather how they can work together. This will save you lots of time!
We can help you implement your web shop from a simpler B2C to a fully automated B2B that helps you manage shipping vs credit or payment. Odoo Wordpress eCommerce connector customization makes all the difference!
I'm sure that building an eCommerce website in any of the referred systems, will be less expensive than wiring the HTML templates. This is much easier even when you chose to buy a custom theme. From ®WordPress or ®Shopify they can range from $30 to $80 while the Odoo custom themes cost you around $200.
But there are hidden costs, especially the most precious of all resources: YOUR OWN TIME!
Avoid the Syncing Mess
You may have a separate eCommerce platform and then you need to establish synchronization between:
- Accounting Systems (like Xero, Quickbooks, Sage ...)
- Inventory System
- CRM and Sales (like Salesforce, Dynamics, SugarCRM, Propertybase...)
This situation will drain all your time just in trying to figure out how to set it up. Then, when something goes wrong you will find it very hard to track the source of the problem.
With Odoo solutions like a Wordpress Odoo connector, it will all be on the same system.
Hiring a designer and asking a PHP developer to wire your design is also less expensive because Odoo requires more work wiring the HTML into the template system. But after going live with ®Magento, ®Shopify, ®Squarespace or ®WooCommerce you will have to take into consideration some time consuming aspects.
After you get each Order, you now need to:
- Collect the money and handle accounting
- Plan your shipments, purchases and/or manufacturing orders
- Handle scheduling and control your expenses
- Manage your RMA, Repairs, Support and Quality Control
I know you can have other systems to manage all this work, probably ®Quickbooks or ®Xero and some collection of spreadsheets. Or perhaps something more integrated like ®Netsuite or ®Dynamics? But still you have a messy process since your webshop is a third party app.
Now, if that is not enough to keep you busy, you will surely have, at least, 2 persons or 2 teams helping you manage 2 separate systems.
This is why we enjoy supplying more practical solutions and then see the relief on our customers’ faces when we finally take them out of this messy situation, with something as simple as a Wordpress Odoo connector plan.
We provide custom solutions that work. Want to know what we can do for you?
An Alternative / Mid Term Option
In some situations we get startups at an early stage of their development. Just to keep them lean as they grow, we combine the usage of, for example, ®Shopify, integrating with a simple script that pushes all orders to Odoo.
That is a great solution to get you started with a smaller budget. bAnd eventually, you will see other advantages that an Odoo integrated website and eCommerce platform can offer you in the long run.
Disclaimer: we do Odoo eCommerce projects, so this article is based on our experience of customers that have left other shopping carts systems like ®WooCommerce from ®WordPress, ®Shopify, ®Squarespace or even ®Magento and sometimes custom made systems. We also do integration between these systems and Odoo, so this is something we also cover in this article.