SureCart VS WooCommerce

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      • November 16, 2022 at 9:40 am #3537032


        Has anyone here actually put SureCart to the test yet?

        It’s got a lot of hype around it, staging itself as a strong alternative to WooCommerce.

        What concerns me right now though is that it’s so new. So, it doesn’t exactly have a track record yet.

        Also, that it’s somewhat ‘headless’ and customer data is on their servers. Which may or may not be a bad thing, I don’t know.

        Any recommendations about leaving WooCommerce behind? Or maybe time will tell.

        • November 16, 2022 at 9:40 am #3537041

          Somebody else asked about this here in the forum a few days ago. Basically, I have not tested it yet. I do intend to, however I’m already quite sure I will not end up using it myself.

          The reason is exactly what you pointed out: It is basically a SaaS app with a WordPress component. Since I like to keep things in-house and not be reliant on outside parties for every little thing, SureCart goes the other direction.

          That isn’t necessarily bad… just different. Many companies have also gone SaaS because it allows them to control their own engineering rather than be reliant on the WordPress environment 100%. SureCart might end up being easier to use in some ways because it is 100% reliant on WordPress.

          But, for me, I find Woo easy enough to use anyway. And I like the fact that the data is all in-house and, when I back up this site, I capture everything. Things aren’t splintered all over the place.

          In terms of integrations, SureCart will get there. Plus, I think he has SureTriggers, too, which is going to serve to integrate his ecosystem with outsiders. That’s something I know they take seriously.

            • November 16, 2022 at 9:40 am #3537055

              Thanks David, your points are very helpful.

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