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Builder.ai vs. Shopify: Which Platform Is Better For Ecommerce App Development?

Introduction

If you want to succeed in the world of eCommerce, you need a high-quality mobile app, and you need it now. You can’t spend years investing lots of capital on software that won’t satisfy your immediate needs.

Thankfully, the advancement of technology has led to the creation of many app development platforms which allow you to create apps from the comfort of your own home.

In this article, we will be comparing the industry’s leading app development platform, Builder.ai, with a well-established platform that has been around for years. Read on!

Is Shopify the Right Choice for You?

Shopify has been in use for about fifteen years now, with over a million stores developed using the software, and it’s difficult to find a stronger platform for many small companies trying to create an online store and make it fully operational quickly.

To start creating with Shopify, all you need to do is sign up for their free trial, which lasts two weeks and doesn’t require a credit card. From here, you can build a basic version of your store in a few minutes.

The onboarding process is simple and can lead you through incorporating your products, modifying the layout of your shop, establishing your own network, and getting a payment system set up to begin serving customers.

And if you’ve never created a website in your life before, Shopify’s simple web portal will ensure you don’t run into any problems. For instance, inserting a product is as easy as selecting Products in the toolbar and the Add Products option.

Give it a name, value, amount you have in stock, and any other related information, adjust your status to Active, and it’s there in your online marketplace and waiting to be purchased.

Although Shopify checks most of the boxes right off the bat, its versatility and app store is what make it so strong. For example, you can consider the extensive selection for themes, as Shopify has ten themes that are free to use and more than fifty premium themes beginning at $140. To access them, go to Themes and then select Visit Theme Store within Theme Library.

But since Shopify is so prevalent, you can even use third-party stores to find one you like or have a skilled developer who’s already established on the site to create you a personalized one.

It’s the same for practically every function you might like. If it’s not designed into Shopify, you can find an expansion, plug-in, or program in the app store. Be sure to visit apps.shopify.com, select the product you need, and then press Add App. Go back to the Shopify dashboard and press Apps in the toolbar to manage all the software you’ve built.

If you want to instantly connect new clients to your email mailing list or monitor orders with a project management app, you can do that with Shopify, too, since it is compatible with various third-party software.

Or Is Builder.ai Better?

Builder.ai makes app development easier than ordering a pizza! And the development process is quite similar as well.

What makes Builder.ai unique is its use of existing assets and features from the leading apps in any industry. For example, if you want to make an online store, you can use features from Amazon or WalMart’s phone apps.

This development philosophy provides users with many advantages. Firstly, you can rest assured that your app will never be missing any key features. Secondly, since the features and design are based on what already works, there is less need to test and iron out bugs.

Finally, the entire process involves reusing existing code, making the entire development process cost and time-efficient. The best part is you can design a feature-rich app from your own computer screen within ten minutes!

If you want to create an app that is unique from the pre-made templates, Builder Studio lets you easily mix and match different features so you can create something that is truly your own.

Builder.ai apps are also compatible with Android and iOS and provide indistinguishable apps from their native counterparts.

Conclusion

If you want to rely on the existing community and support of Shopify, you can create a high-quality app that will serve you well. However, with Builder.ai, you get the most comprehensive solution to app development on the market- cheaper and faster. Good luck with your app development journey!

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