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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ecwid?
Ecwid (pronounced eck-wid) is a shopping cart that seamlessly integrates with your existing website, blog, or social page. It can be added to your site, website builders (Joomla, WordPress, etc), social media networks (Facebook, Tumblr, etc), and is packed with easy-to-use features. With no setup charges or transaction fees, Ecwid is a low-cost, high-return solution for your e-commerce business.
Why do I need Ecwid?
If you sell items online, Ecwid helps you set up a professional online store, make checkout safe and easy, sell more items, and track your sales. You can quickly integrate Ecwid into your site with a few simple lines of code, and Ecwid makes it easy to add to your Facebook or Joomla store, change the design to match your site, and start selling right away. Sign up today.
How much does Ecwid cost?
Our 4 account types vary by number of products, types of functionality, and level of support. For more information, check out our pricing page.
Free - Up to 10 products
Venture - $15/month
Business - $35/month
Unlimited - $99/month
You can also save money by enrolling in our annual plans.
What are your partnership programs all about?
We have two different partnership programs.
Our Channel Partnership program lets you easily integrate Ecwid into your existing products or services. Contact us for more information.
Our WebPartner program lets anyone who builds websites sign up to receive revenue share for paying customers referred to Ecwid.
What design elements in my Ecwid store can I change?
Ecwid allows you to change CSS styles of customer storefront, including colors, fonts, margins, and images. This helps your integrated Ecwid store match the design of your site completely.
HTML is not available for editing, that is you can’t change the interface logic (how Ecwid behaves). We believe that most HTML changes people do are outside of Ecwid boundaries.
Ecwid does not need those "change header HTML / change footer HTML" functionality. The site owner can change the layout of the whole site. And CSS capabilities within Ecwid are more than enough for you to make Ecwid look as an integral part of your site.
In most cases, you won't have to edit anything, not even the CSS. Just pick one of the pre-defined schemes. Ecwid is designed to fit well in most sites.
If you’d like to change some elements in your store, our FAQs will guide you through this process and give you many ready-to-use solutions.
How to add advanced search/filters to your store
If you have a large product base advanced product search will allow your customers navigate in the store faster and more efficiently.
Ecwid App Market features a few apps that allows to add advanced search to your store and enhance your customers’ shopping experience.
Product Search EnhancerProduct Search Enhancer app offers a list autosuggestions while the user types into the search field.The autosuggestions list shows the product image and description on hover. This feature helps to find the needed product faster without extra clicks.
The Advanced Search feature, allows to filter by price, categories, keyword, etc.
The app settings allow to customize the widget according to your needs:
- configure Autosuggest
- change the Mouse Hover Popup
- add a custom search field to your site pages
This is a paid app with 7-day free trial.
Clickable BrandClickable Brand app allows to improve navigation in your store by making the 'Brand' attribute clickable, which allows to filter the products by brand.
Please refer to this article for details on how to assign 'Brand' attribute to your products: Product Types and Attributes
This is a paid app with 14-day free trial.
Where can I embed Ecwid?
Ecwid can be integrated into any website, blog, or social network page. Or in several places at the same time: Ecwid is a wonderful solution to open multiple selling channels for your business.
Facebook, Joomla, WordPress, Wix - these are just some of the most popular platforms or site-builders that offer built-in plugins for Ecwid. You can find setup instruction for many other website platforms in our help center.
- Create a free Ecwid account at my.ecwid.com.
- Get the integration code through the setup wizard on Dashboard page in your Ecwid control panel or generate it here.
- Copy the integration code into your web-page.
Here is a video tutorial describing the first steps:
What requirements does Ecwid have for hosting?
Ecwid is a SaaS solution which stands for Software as a Service. In short, this means that your Ecwid shop and all its data is stored and processed on our own servers (we use Amazon Web Services for that). Ecwid does not use or consume resources of the server that runs your website.
The main advantage of this approach is that all software updates/upgrades/fixes are delivered automatically to your Ecwid store by our team. Security of your data is also our major daily concern and is handled by us as well. We take care of all the technical aspects so that you could focus on selling online.
How will I receive payments from my customers?
Ecwid provides several ways to process payments. You can setup your Ecwid store to receive online payments like PayPal and/or credit cards (through various payment processors) as well as simply arrange the payment offsite. Check out this topic explaining this question in detail: Payment Options
- Can I set the tax rate for a certain area or state?
Can I have different combinations for the same product?
Yes. You can set different combinations for each product (size, color, etc), and assign a different image/price/SKU/quantity/low stock notification for each. Learn more about product combinations in this article.
Zapier: Save Ecwid Orders to Google Sheets
Sometimes it is necessary to have the orders from your store to be transferred to Google Sheets. This is a great instrument for managing your orders or creating reports. Now you can have your orders sent from Ecwid to Google Sheets automatically.
This can be done with the help of Zapier. Please see step-by-step instruction below.
Select “New Order”
Connect a new account
Login to your Ecwid account if prompted and grant permissions
Now your Ecwid account is connected
Select orders statuses that will evoke creating a new zap
Test the first part of your zap
Return to your Zapier tab.
Select Google Sheets on the apps list
Select “Create Spreadsheet row”
Connect a new account
Select the spreadsheet you have created and a worksheet where your orders will be added
Select the desired Ecwid fields that you want to add to the spreadsheet
NOTE: Please see the full list of available fields here: https://developers.ecwid.com/api-documentation#get-order-details If you do not see the field you need when creating a zap, create an order where this field is not empty, and it will appear on the list
Click “Create and Continue”
Name your zap and turn it on
Here is how the order automatically sent from Ecwid via our zap looks in Google Sheets