If you are a real drag and drop user and like to use Elementor.
But still have not found a tool to build a sales website with WooCommerce.
Then in this article I will introduce to you a perfect solution that is ShopEngine.
Easy to use, completely drag and drop, no need to install many other plugins is just what you need.
Overview of ShopEngine
In the immediate future, I will introduce to everyone better what is ShopEngine?
ShopEngine is a good plugin that can be understood as an addon for Elementor developed by wpmet
- ShopEngine is a plugin not a theme (need to use an Elementor compatible theme)
- ShopEngine requires WooCommerce to use
- You can use ShopEngine with Elementor Pro or Free
To summarize ShopEngine is:
- ShopEngine is a complete WooCommerce Builder.
- ShopEngine has a lot of widgets and modules that support drag and drop.
- ShopEngine aims to optimize the functions on WooCommece (focusing entirely on sales).
- If you use ShopEngine, you will not have to spend money to buy many addons for WooCommerce anymore.
- ShopEngine is compatible with WooCommerce and most themes today.
- ShopEngine is quite easy to use and get used to.
Some outstanding features of ShopEngine
Currently the plugin offers both Free and Pro versions, you can download the free version here.
The free version also provides a lot of widgets, but the module + template section is quite limited.
But the new module feature is what gives this plugin the main difference.
So if you plan to use it, invest in the Pro version.
Overall comparison of Free vs Pro version
Modules Free vs Pro
|Flash Sale Countdown||Is not||Yes|
|Quick Checkout||Is not||Yes|
|Partial Payment||Is not||Yes|
|Product Price Currency Switcher||Is not||Yes|
|Sale Notification||Is not||Yes|
|Checkout Additional Fields||Is not||Yes|
Templates Free vs Pro
|Thank You Template||Is not||Yes|
|Quick Checkout Template||Is not||Yes|
|My Account Dashbaord||Is not||Yes|
|My Account Orders||Is not||Yes|
|My Account Order Details||Is not||Yes|
|My Account Download||Is not||Yes|
|My Account Address||Is not||Yes|
|My Account Login/Register||Is not||Yes|
|My Account Details||Is not||Yes|
|Quick Checkout||Is not||Yes|
Why should you use ShopEngine?
In this section, I will show you the reasons why you should choose ShopEngine
The weak points, the value makes the difference for this plugin.
1. Cost saving
As you all know, WooCommerce is one of the most popular sales platforms on WordPress.
But because by default WooCommerce also includes more than basic features for sales.
So most of us will look to WooCommerce add-ons to customize or add functionality to WooCommerce.
Of course, you will have to pay extra for those plugins (usually the Free version will have less features).
As I mentioned above ShopEngine has a lot of features for WooCommerce.
It has come 13+ Modules (Pro) like:
- Swatches – Create variations for products
- Wishlist – List of favorite products
- Product Comparison – Create a comparison between products
- Checkout Additional Field – Customize the payment section
- …. and much more
These are mostly useful features for sales sites, some examples:
Easily create Flash Sale programs
add a Buy Now button to make it easy for buyers to pay
With the features available for WooCommerce you will not need to spend money to buy other addons.
2. Reduce the risk of conflicts between plugins
Plugins can be said to be both strengths and weaknesses of WordPress.
The more plugins you use, the more likely it is to encounter conflicts.
Especially every time WordPress or WooCommerce has major updates.
So it is better to use a plugin with many features instead of having to buy 5 or 6 separately.
When there is an error, it will be fixed more quickly than waiting for each plugin to release new updates.
3. Available templates for you to choose
This is a very convenient feature and is suitable for new users who do not have much experience
Instead of not knowing how to create a layout, refer to the available templates.
ShoneEngine offers you 15 samples on the Pro version and 6 for the Free version.
The Templates are very complete from Single Product Page, Shop, Checkout, My Account
After choosing the template, you can change and edit the template to your liking.
The user interface is completely on Elementor, so the operations are quite simple.
Note that these templates are new in the form of a frame that does not include content.
Some limitations of ShopEngine
Although there are many advantages, ShopEngine still has some limitations that I am not satisfied with
The first is in the Builder Template section, although there are templates available, but not very diverse
Like the page cart, login register, account dashboard, quick checkout, there is only one template.
Currently there is only one template for the quick out section
In addition, these templates are only in page-by-page format, not full page format.
In my opinion ShopEngine should add a Template Library section with available designs for the homepage.
As in Elementor Pro there will be functionality Kit Library Full template for a complete site.
Hopefully the developer will update more templates for users to choose from.
It can be said that ShopEngine has brought users an overall right award for those who use Elementor + WooCommerce.
It has quite a few WooCommerce-specific features so you don’t need to install many other plugins.
But the weakness of this plugin is performance (this is an inherent weakness of Elementor).
While it is still possible to optimize the speed, to be honest it will be quite laborious and requires a lot of technical knowledge.
You should consider, for easy customization + drag and drop you will need to sacrifice a bit of speed.
Make sure it fits your needs.
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