Shopify alternative, create your own website?

I am currently working on creating my own website via Shopify. It is very good but I may not be able to use Shopify as I sell personalised products. I am not a web builder but am happy with the cms system.

When creating the product Shopify only lets you set up different size choices and colours etc not set variations of custom text fields for customers to fill in their details for personalisation.

I need to be able to have variations of custom text field for each product and then to take the info through to the cart.

Does any one know a company out there who offer free templates and a good cms system so I can make my on website. I am a small business so don't want one that goes on about tracking customers etc I want an attractive shop that I can sell my personalised gifts. I am competent with illustrator and photoshop so can do the designing myself, I can't do codes etc.

3 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Best answer

    We have just released Personified - a way to capture product personalization details on the product page for Shopify. You still need to know some javascript, but it can save you a lot of time:

  • 5 years ago

    Prestashop is the great alternative for Shopify. Prestashop provides many in built features which are custom templates, Analytics and others

  • 5 years ago

    I am not sure where you can get these templates that are fully integrated with Shopify other than their theme store. Most of the third-party themes downloaded anywhere other then their app store will have malfunction issues.

    Anyways, I found some Shopify alternatives in case things do not work out on Shopify:

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