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Building an Advanced Website: Editor X vs. Webflow vs. Shopify

Editor X, Webflow, and Shopify are all website-building platforms that enable users to create websites and online stores without coding knowledge. Which platform is the best to build your online business? Let’s compare and see.

Let’s dive into the strengths of each to see which one is the right choice for you.

General Outlook: EditorX vs. Webflow vs. Shopify


Editor X is a professional-grade website builder designed for advanced users and agencies. It offers a range of advanced design and development features, including the ability to create responsive websites with CSS grid, custom breakpoints, and more.

Editor X is also equipped with robust e-commerce functionality, making it an ideal choice for businesses that require complex online stores.

Editor X is also equipped with robust e-commerce functionality, making it an ideal choice for businesses that require complex online stores.

EditorX is mainly the response of Wix to the drag-and-drop advanced website development platform, Webflow. They needed to become a solution for advanced developers to compete with Webflow because they were risking losing the advanced website market entirely to Webflow.

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EditorX Main Strengths

Design Flexibility. You can pretty much build any type of website with flexbox, grid, repeaters, and containers pretty easily. It may be the most advanced no-code development (visual development) platform out there for website design and development.

Pricing. Its pricing is relatively low compared to the competitors. It charges no transaction fee and you can sell unlimited products without extra fees.

Customer Support. They have instant chat support. They also have call and email support. All agents are well-trained, and they want to really help you with any questions you may have. You can ask them specific questions or ask for suggestions and they share their experience and expertise with you.

EditorX Weaknesses

Animations. EditorX offers limited animations, but that doesn’t mean that they are not useful. You can choose from 15+ animations for any image, text, or object and then, customize them with duration, direction, and delay, which results in a lot of freedom.

Apps. EditorX apps are great, but not as diverse and powerful as the ones on Shopify. There are still over 300 apps, but they sure can work on their appiverse to outsource the magnificence of their platform.


Webflow is a popular website builder that is known for its intuitive interface and drag-and-drop functionality. It offers a range of design templates and customization options, allowing users to create professional-looking websites without any coding knowledge.

Webflow also has robust e-commerce functionality and supports integrations with a range of third-party tools.

Webflow Main Strengths

Animations and Interactions. The main difference Webflow makes with the other platforms is the strength and flexibility of their animations and interactions. Webflow lets you create complex interactions and set page or element triggers for more sophisticated effects.

Design. Design is the main power of Webflow with limitations. If you are an expert, you can create amazing designs while adding the exact coordinates for each screen size. Also, one collaborator can work on a page each time.

Webflow Weaknesses

Lack of Apps. Webflow offers no outside source to develop and market your online business. It stays only as a design platform giving less freedom than its competitors for business development.

Lack of Support. Webflow doesn’t offer any live chat or call support. Sometimes you would need to wait over a day for one question to be answered, which causes delays and possible blockage of business.

Pricing and E-commerce. You need to pay a 2% transaction fee every time a customer buys a service or product from your website. Also, the pricing structure for services is complicated and you may need to pay extra for each service.


Shopify is a leading e-commerce platform that enables users to create online stores with ease. It offers a range of customizable templates, as well as a comprehensive set of e-commerce features, including inventory management, payment processing, and shipping integrations. Shopify also has a large app store with a wide range of third-party integrations.

Shopify Main Strengths

E-Commerce. With over 220 million active users, Shopify is by far the most advanced e-commerce platform. You can use one of the hundreds of templates and start your online business within half an hour. You can add your products and use the integrated shopping cart to get your business started.

Apps. Shopify offers the most advanced app platform and customers are able to use free and paid apps to build their businesses. The platform offers a 70% revenue incentive for the app developers, therefore, creating a vibrant business platform for the developers as well.

Support. Just like EditorX, Shopify offers chat support for its paid customers. The customer support agents are well-trained and they do their best to help the customers.

Shopify Weaknesses

Design. If you don’t use a free or paid template, then, you would need to basically either know how to code or get outside help from a Shopify expert because not knowing HTML or Liquid, you may risk the design and overall functionality of your website.

Pricing. Shopify can be costly especially if your company is a startup. Mostly, you would need to spend $79/mo if you need to give access to more than 2 people on your site. Also, you’d need to pay a 2.9% fee + 30 cents per transaction.


All EditorX, Webflow, and Shopify are amazing platforms with pros and cons.

We use EditorX for our clients and for our own businesses because the platform offers design freedom and creativity, support, pricing, and many more advantages. EditorX lets you create, collaborate, develop, and market your online business with easy-to-use tools, chat support, apps, and more. They also take feedback and improve constantly.

Webflow is a great platform if you are an expert designer and what matters for you is the website design with all the bells and whistles. However, if your whole focus isn’t design and you need customer support, SEO, e-commerce, and more, then, Webflow doesn’t seem to be the right choice for online businesses.

Shopify has been the king of e-commerce for almost a decade now. They are good at what they do best. If you have a ready-to-sell product, if you are not willing to spend any time or effort on design, Shopify may be a great platform to start your e-commerce platform. The pricing structure is a bit costly and once your store is up and running, it is challenging to customize, however, it may be a good platform if you want to start your e-commerce business.


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