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Free Alternatives to Linnworks ??
Cliff Woodworth
Rochdale
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January 10, 2017 - 5:38 pm
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Hi all,

I have a new business that primarily trades through Amazon FBA and has a few orders on Ebay, Amazon (Merchant) and Shopify (Facebook only). These orders outside of FBA are currently very minimal (maybe 10-20 per week) so I opted to use Linnworks as the plan was free for businesses with 10 products or less. However, they are changing their pricing plan on the 16th January and are now demanding £1728 for the year! As i only do low numbers of sales, this is a straightforward NO for me!
I am looking for the best solution. I am familiar with Magento as i have another business that runs this with M2e Pro so this is my first option but i have a few questions if anyone would be willing to help me out?

1. Are there any other free multichannel solutions out there that cater for small business with 10 products or less (less that 10k per year turnover)?

2. If i was to opt for Magento, is there an extension that can import Shopify Orders into Magento?

3. I saw this extension (below) and wondered if it would be best to have my Ebay/Amazon orders coming into magento from m2e pro and then exported out to Shopify and use Shopify to control my orders from all marketplaces. Im not quite convinced by this idea but wonder if any one had any experience with this importer?
https://apps.shopify.com/magento-importer

4. Finally, I would like to set up a web store at some point in the future and I’m unsure whether Magento or Shopify would be the best alternative? I only have a small number of products so it’s not going to use up much juice.

Any advice is much appreciated.

Thanks
Cliff

Rodney - UE
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January 13, 2017 - 8:00 am
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Hello there Cliff. We will soon be covering WordPress, WooCommerce and WP Lister as additional third party solutions. Hope that those would be alternatives which you could look into as well.

Rodney

 

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