More or less both platforms have similar features, however they differ in some key aspects. 

Transactions Fees

Shopify: 2% on every transaction by Shopify+ 2% Payment Gateway Fees (Usually Razorpay). (~₹4000 / lakh)

Infobahn: Only 1% – 2% Payment Gateway Fees (Usually Razorpay), No Additional Transaction Fee by InfoBahn. (~₹1500 / lakh)

Backend Software

Shopify: Shopify uses a proprietary software, meaning if you ever wanted to leave Shopify you can take your data but not your website. So you will have to re-create your entire website from scratch and re-upload all your products to a new platform. 

InfoBahn: InfoBahn uses WordPress & WooCommerce which means you can take control of your entire site software (codebase). This is especially helpful when you want to built very specific and custom features by hiring a developer. Though a moderate fee is applicable but having that option is important for the future of your business.

Management

Both services manage the technical aspects like maintenance, security et cetera for you.

Theme Support

Shopify: Shopify offers 7-9 free themes and about 90 paid themes usually costing you $89 to $200/Year. 

InfoBahn: Since Infobahn uses WordPress you can use any free or paid WordPress theme on your website. Average cost of premium WordPress theme is $59/Year. For most stores the free themes are usually sufficient.

Features

Both platform offer all essential features such as Inventory Management, Staff Accounts, Order Management, et cetera.

Shopify: While more or less the features are the same, you have to  buy additional extensions for COD rules, reports & analytics & returns management.

InfoBahn: COD rules, reports & analytics and product returns management come as core features with all plans. Since InfoBahn uses WooCommerce, WooCommerce has 3 times more extensions than Shopify.

Apps / Extensions

While both Shopify and InfoBahn E-Commerce offer free & paid extensions the pricing could be significantly differ.

Shopify: The cost of Paid Shopify Apps could range between $5 – $99 per month. A lot of widely used extensions fall in the range of $15 – $25 per month. 

InfoBahn: Since InfoBahn uses WooCommerce the cost of WooCommerce extensions could range between $20 – $300 per year. A lot of widely used extension fall in the range of $39 – $99 dollars per year. 

Pricing

Shopify: The basic Shopify plan starts at ~₹2200 ($29) per month + ~4% Per Transaction
Summary: ~₹2200 + ~₹4000 per lakh

InfoBahn: The basic InfoBahn plan starts at ₹1249 per month + ~1.5% Per Transaction
Summary: ~₹1250 + ~₹1500 per lakh

In addition to that Shopify extensions are more expensive than InfoBahn (WooCommerce) extensions.

Conclusion

Shopify is a good software but it could be expensive in the long run, in terms of transaction fee, premium themes and shopify apps.

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