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Builder.ai vs. Shopify

  • No costly plugins - our all-in-one eCommerce kit includes everything
  • No seller fees - keep 100% of your profit
  • No lock-ins - plus you own the code
  • No tech knowledge needed - we do it for you
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Why Builder.ai is the best Shopify alternative

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Everything's included

Our software comes with everything you need as standard, so you don’t need to pay for Shopify plugins costing $9-$100/month per plugin. You can get web, iOS and Android apps too.

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No tech knowledge needed

Getting started is quick and easy. Unlike Shopify, you don’t need any tech skills to add custom features – because we do it for you.

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No unnecessary fees

Shopify charges a base fee and as much as 4.2% on top per order! Let customers order directly from your app and make big savings.

Check out how we compare

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Shopify
Web storeWeb store
Web store
Web store
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Android AppAndroid App
Android App
Android App
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iOS AppiOS App
iOS App
iOS App
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CustomisationCustomisation
Customisation
Customisation
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We can add any customisations you want. No tech skills needed.

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Making customisations requires coding skills or help from developers.

IntegrationIntegration
Integration
Integration
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Websites & apps come with all the features you need for your online store.

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Need to buy plugins. Key functionalities don’t come as standard.

Payment processingPayment processing
Payment processing
Payment processing
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International

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International

ShippingShipping
Shipping
Shipping
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ReportsReports
Reports
Reports
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Automatically building custom reports from a wide selection of advanced analytics tools.

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Professional reporting is only provided on expensive plans and not on the basic plan.

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Support from kick-off to successful delivery. Plus, aftercare keeps your app up to date.

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Support is difficult to reach and you need to search help pages for a solution first.

Sell any productSell any product
Sell any product
Sell any product
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No restrictions. Sell products from any category.

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Cannot sell restricted products.

Own the softwareOwn the software
Own the software
Own the software
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You always own the code of your app, meaning you can continue growing your business if our partnership ends.

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SaaS model means you don’t own the software and have to start from scratch if you change providers.

How it works in 4 simple steps

Create your branded store

Choose the design, add your logo and promotional banners, and get ready to launch your branded store.

Showcase your products

Upload all your product information easily including descriptions, images, pricing, colours, sizes, quantity and more.

Prepare to go live

2 weeks after your kick-off call your website and app are ready to go live.

Grow your business

Our built-in support keeps your website and apps up to date with no fuss. Plus, you can scope and add features at any time.

What do you get when you work with us?

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A better shopping experience


  • Showcase what you’re selling in a beautiful catalogue. Allow customers to filter by sales items, new arrivals, and more.
  • Analytics and machine learning figure out which products your customers want and display tailored recommendations that make you more sales.
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Take payments and deliver to your customer

  • RazorPay (Stripe in UK) and Shiprocket come pre-integrated at special discounted rates for you.
  • Easy account setup, gets you live in a few days.
  • Manage refunds and order tracking through partner’s dashboards.
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Gather feedback


  • Send tailored emails, SMS and push notifications all from your app.
  • Generate repeat sales and customer loyalty using attractive discounts and offers.
  • Add live chat to quickly communicate with customers.

Real success stories from real customers

See exactly how apps have helped restaurants thrive in the pandemic, or sell online without any marketplace fees.

Bandi Bytz

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Online food delivery has exploded since the pandemic but in their local neighbourhood, no one was offering it. These entrepreneurs with a dream needed an affordable solution to take advantage of this market gap before anyone else did.

Eat@Denby’s

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One cafe owner serving up delicious food to local customers found a simple solution to serve up safely during the pandemic. Helping her make more money by selling online and avoiding all the unnecessary fees on her sales. But there were a few hiccups before she got there…

Safariart

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One expectant mother spotted a gap in the market – filling it with creative print designs. After using online marketplaces to sell her safari prints for a couple of years, suddenly it all went horribly wrong. Here’s how we helped her wrestle back control of her business…