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WooCommerce or Shopify: which are CBD sites choosing?

by Organic Payment Gateways

Are you curious as to whether you should choose Shopify or WooCommerce for your online CBD business? At Organic Payment Gateways, our goal is to provide legal, hemp-derived CBD site owners the answers they need to set up an easy, reliable payment gateway on their existing website.

We’ve taken a proactive role in helping CBD business owners accept payments online while the shopping cart and platform they love. Through our work, we’ve seen how the CBD industry has risen to become one of the most exciting industries around. Yet, when there is such a quick rise there can also be a lot of confusion or contradicting information.

This is why we focus on bringing you the best and most up-to-date info that we can on all the topics that are relevant for you that we have years of experience with. Up to, and including, which online platform and e-commerce software is most common for CBD businesses; Shopify or WooCommerce?

Let’s take a look at what we found!

CBD integration data from OrganicPaymentGateways.com

A snapshot examination of our integration data shows a roughly 3:2 ratio between CBD site owners who use Shopify and CBD site owners who use WooCommerce – two of the major e-commerce players in the United States.

CBD Usage Shopify VS WooCommerce

Based on CBD integration Data from OrganicPaymentGateways.com Comparing Shopify to WooCommerce in 2019

A look at recent integrations

It has been obvious to us this year that WooCommerce and Shopify are the big dogs in terms of CBD e-commerce. The vast majority of questions and integration requests we received in 2019 were centered around these two. We manually reviewed a random snapshot of 150 new CBD integrations using either Shopify or WooCommerce and found that 88 used Shopify, 61 used WooCommerce, and one ran two URLs – one site with each.

Although the data on the infographic above only show CBD sites that use Shopify or WooCommerce, many other site builders are commonly used by CBD site owners. Wix and ClickFunnels have been common requests, and both Magento and Open Cart are also familiar site builders that we have succeeded in placing with appropriate payment solutions.

If you need a payment gateway for your CBD site, simply scroll past the video below and click “start” to use our proprietary, automated CBD payment gateway placement tool, or contact us here with any questions.

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Video transcript:

At Organic Payment Gateways, we help CBD website owners accept credit cards online using the shopping cart and site builder they already know and love.

The two biggest shopping carts we see when helping CBD business owners set up their payment gateways are Shopify and WooCommerce. But between these two dominant e-commerce players, which wins the CBD wars? Let’s take a look at the data.

A recent review of integration data from OrganicPaymentGateways.com shows a roughly 3 to 2 ratio of CBD site owners who choose Shopify vs CBD site owners who chose WooCommerce. That means that for every 100 that chose WooCommerce, there are 150 site owners that choose Shopify!

Although our Organic Payment Gateways data focused on CBD sites using either Shopify or WooCommerce – Wix, ClickFunnels, Magento, and Open Cart are also common site builders for CBD.

The choice of a site builder often affects a website owner’s other decisions. For a business looking to pick between the “big 2,” Shopify and WooCommerce, payment gateway compatibility is essential.

If you would like help setting up your CBD website with an easy to integrate payment gateway that works with your shopping cart, visit us today at OrganicPaymentGateways.com.

Our automated online placement tool is built to save CBD site owners time and frustration, and our quick web-based process helps CBD and hemp businesses find a payment gateway that best fits their products and their shopping cart.

Just head to OrganicPaymentGateways.com and click the blue “start” button to begin!