Choosing Odoo vs Wordpress Woocommerce or Shopify

What are the main reasons to consider

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Integration Is The Keyword

Main reason for choosing Odoo is always the biggest card. With Odoo you can have your e-commerce website / shopping cart drooping the orders inside Odoo, then everything happens naturally according to your business rules. 

Sale Order -> Warehouse Delivery Order (Shipping connectors) -> Manufacturing Order and or Purchase Order -> Purchase Orders for Raw Materials -> Warehouse Receipts

This will save you lot's of time!

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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

I'm sure that building a e-commerce website in any of the referred systems will be much less expensive as wiring the HTML templates is much easier even when you chose to buy a custom theme. ® WordPress or ® Shopify they can range from $30 to $80 as the Odoo custom themes cost you around $200.

Hiring a designer and asking a PHP developer to wire your design it's also less expensive as Odoo requires more work wiring the HTML into the template system, but after the go live you with ® Magento, ® Shopify, ® Squarespace or ® WooCommerce you will to consider:

  • After you got your Order now you 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 something more integrated like ® Sage, ® Netsuite or ® Dynamics but still you have a messy process as your webshop is a third party app.

Now, if that i not being enough to keep you busy you will surely have, at least, 2 persons or 2 teams helping you manage minimum 2 separate systems.

This is why we gladly see the relief on our customers face when we finally take them out of this messy situation.

An Alternative / Mid Term Option 

In some situations we get startups on an early stage and just to keep them lean as they grow, we combine the usage of e.g. ®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 but at the end you will see other advantages that Odoo integrated website and e-commerce platform can offer you on a long run.

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Disclaimer: we do Odoo e-Commerce 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 some time custom made systems. We also do integration between these systems and Odoo, so this is something we will also approach on this article