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Wix is a popular free hosting and website builder. Its self-explanatory drag-n-drop editor and pre-designed templates allow to create attractive and fully functional websites in no time. If you are planning to sell products online, you can quickly and easily add Ecwid shopping cart to your Wix site. You can install Ecwid into your Wix site using our official application from Wix app market. Get a Free Wix Shopping Cart For Your Online Store Here!

Installation

1. Go to Wix HTML Editor, open the "App Market" page and find the "Ecwid" application there. Click the "Add to site" button 


2. Ecwid application will create the "Online Store" page and add required widget codes there. As a result, you will see a new page with Ecwid demo product list displayed. 

3. Click twice on the shopping cart area to register a new Ecwid account and replace demo products with the products from your store. 


4. Fill in the form above and click the "Sign up" button.

If you already have an Ecwid account, you can connect it to your Wix site by clicking "I already have an Ecwid account" under the "Sign Up" button and logging in to your existing store.

5. That's it. Your store is installed on your Wix site. Click the "Manage your store" button and you will be redirected to Ecwid control panel, where you can add new products and manage your store settings.

6. Save the changes and publish your website  

Plans and pricing

Wix customers can use Ecwid for Free and get all the tools for creating an online store. However, you can also enable premium features for your store, e.g. discount coupons or stock control for product options, if you subscribe to the Ecwid Premium plan (special offer for Wix users).

 

Free

Premium*

Unlimited POS

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Managed Store +

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Cost 

$0 forever

%0 transaction fee

$19/month 

$190/year

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$79/month 

$790/year

%0 transaction fee

$699/month 

$1999/year

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SALES CHANNELS

Online Store
Facebook store
Marketplaces    

MOBILE

Mobile responsive shopping cart
Android and iOS store management app  

FEATURES

Products 10 2,500 unlimited unlimited
Categories 2 10,000
Digital goods   100MB per file 1GB per file 10GB per file
Unlimited bandwidth
Abandoned cart saver  
Discount coupons  

Automated tax calculations

 
Inventory management  
Advanced SEO tools  
Social media tools  
Wholesale pricing groups    
Google Shopping  
eBay integration    
Create and edit orders  
Product options
Product Combinations  
40+ Payment methods

All the world currencies
Real-time shipping rates from FedEx, UPS, USPS, Australia Post, CanadaPost, Brazil Correios
Fully Customizable invoices    
Customizable email notifications  
Store CSS customization

Support service

E-mail support
Live Chat support  
Phone support  
Monthly Perf Checkups      
Fully Managed Store      

Advanced features

Ability to use Google Adwords  
Marketplaces (Google Shopping, eBay Pricegrabber, Nextag, Shopzilla, Yandex.Market)    
A way to integrate custom payment gateways 
Sale and promotional price  
Bulk discount pricing  
"Terms and Conditions" checkbox on Checkout page + Legal pages
Custom domain
Secure data transfer
Set up custom taxes
Custom shipping rates
Import your products
Export your products  
Storefront translations 45 languages

Built-in Google Analytics integration with e-commerce reporting

Affiliates features  
Retrieve inventory information via API  
Retrieve orders' information via API  
Simultaneous login to your site and store via Single Sign-On API  
Powerful Javascript API to customize your store
Content Delivery Network for all store content for faster loading  
Ability to track orders  
SEO capabilities  
POS integrations      

* Special offer for Wix users only

How to upgrade to Premium plan?

In order to subscribe to Premium plan you should:

1. Open the "Online store" page in Wix Editor and double-click on the store container area (or click the Settings" button). Find the "Upgrade" button in the popup and click it.

2. Fill in the required details in the payment form and submit the payment.


3. Save and refresh your "Online store" page after upgrade.

Subscription to Premium plans is handled by Wix. If you faced any difficulties with subscription, please contact Wix directly at premium@wix.com.

Advanced setup

Minicart widget

It is possible to add the minicart widget so that it displays on the desired pages of your Wix website. You can do that with the help of Ecwid app extensions, which are available in Wix admin area: Open the "Online store" page in Wix Editor and double-click on the store container area (or click the "Settings" button), in the pop up area choose the "Design" tab. After that you will see a page that looks like this:


Then click on 'Add' near the minicart widget and select the page where you wish to add it. As a result the minicart will appear in your Wix website.

Search widget

You can add the search widget to the desired pages of your Wix website. You can do that with the help of Ecwid app extensions, which are available in Wix admin area:  Open the "Online store" page in Wix Editor and double-click on the store container area (or click the "Settings" button), in the pop up area choose the "Design" tab. After that you will see a page that looks like this:


Then click on 'Add' near the search widget and select the page where you wish to add it. As a result the search widget will appear in your Wix website.

Horizontal Categories widget

The Horizontal Categories widget shows the horizontal menu with your store categories. In order to add horizontal categories to your Ecwid store installed on a Wix website follow these steps:

1. Generate the code for your Horizontal categories here: https://support.ecwid.com/hc/en-us/articles/207359839-Horizontal-Categories
2. Go to Wix HTML Editor -> Pages, open the "Online Store" page 
3. Place the cursor on the area with shop and double click (or click the "Settings" button), a popup window with app settings will appear.
4. Choose the "Design" tab and scroll down to "Advanced settings". There is a box where you can add the code: 

5. Add your code for Horizontal categories to this box. Close the popup. Save the changes and publish your site.

Vertical Categories widget

The Vertical Categories widget displays vertical menu with your store categories. In order to add vertical categories to your Ecwid store installed on a Wix website follow these steps:

1. Generate the code for your Vertical categories here: https://support.ecwid.com/hc/en-us/articles/207359849-Vertical-Categories

2. Go to Wix HTML Editor -> Pages, open the "Online Store" page 
3. Place the cursor on the area with shop and double click (or click the "Settings" button), a popup window with app settings will appear.
4. Choose the "Design" tab and scroll down to "Advanced settings". There is a box where you can add the code:

5. Add your code for Vertical categories to this box. Close the popup. Save the changes and publish your site.

Change store color theme

Ecwid is designed to automatically adapt to any site structure and screen size to make your store look good. However, every site has its own design. "Theme color picker" allows to easily tweak your Ecwid store design to better match your Wix site design. 

You can change the base colors of background, text, links, buttons, etc. without a single CSS code. In your Wix app settings popup navigate to the "Design" tab, scroll to "Theme color picker" and assign the colors to the store elements:

If something went wrong and you do not like the result, you can always "Restore color defaults" and start over.

FAQ

How secure is this app?

When you sell online, security is a major question. E-commerce sites are the points where people, both buyers and sellers, leave their most sensitive information such as their names, addresses, and payment details. That is why it is so important to be sure that all the data associated with the store is processed securely and cannot be accessed by violators.

We in Ecwid make sure all the merchants' and buyers' data are protected. We pay maximum attention to the security in Ecwid, and keeping data of the merchants and buyers safe is our highest priority. 

1. Ecwid always uses HTTPS

Regardless of whether or not you have an SSL certificate for your site, it’s important to know that Ecwid is always launched using an HTTPS connection. You can always verify this by inspecting the Network session of your store.

In order to indicate that the checkout is secure, Ecwid shows a padlock image on its checkout page.

However, if you feel that your customers still have concerns and you would like the browser to indicate a secure website, we recommend making your website use HTTPS. Please refer to this article for instructions on how to make your Wix site open via https: About SSL and HTTPS

2. Ecwid is PCI DSS validated.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards developed by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB credit card brands. The standards aim at protecting all card holders and are imposed on all organizations (be it online or offline) who deal with credit cards in any way. 


Ecwid is PCI DSS validated Level 1 Service Provider which is the gold standard for e-commerce solutions worldwide. So all Ecwid customers' payment information is completely safe. This also means that when selling online with Ecwid, you can provide PCI DSS compliance reports to your customers, your acquiring bank and card brands you do business with. You can check Ecwid Attestation of PCI DSS Compliance here: http://static.ecwid.com/wp-content/themes/ecwid/docs/Ecwid-2017-PCI-DSS-Attestation-of-Compliance.pdf

Ecwid is integrated with 45+ trusted payment gateways which are also PCI DSS compliant so all the payments are processed securely. 

More details: Customers’ data security in Ecwid

3. Store data is secured.
Ecwid is a hosted SaaS shopping cart, which means all stores data (products, categories, images, orders, etc.) is hosted on our servers and delivered to the customers in background by means of AJAX. We rely on secure Amazon Web Services (particularly, Amazon S3) to store Ecwid data and applications. As a result, you entrust your store data to Ecwid and not to anybody else, regardless of where your store is installed. We take care of backups as well as of your store security, software updates, server maintenance and many other routine tasks. 

We have an inhouse team of engineers who work on maintaining and improving the system, plus automatic monitoring of server activities 24/7. So all the technical work is done totally by us, you don't have to think about it. More details in this article: Backups

This means that in case your site or hosting is down for some reason, the store is up and running. Even if your site or hosting is vulnerable to malware or hacker attacks, your store (storefront and backend) is not, it is totally safe on our servers.

You might as well move to a different site, you will be be able to put the store on a new platform in no time. 

How to change my store layout on Wix website?

You can  manage the store layout right within Ecwid app settings in your Wix admin panel: 

1. Go to Wix HTML Editor -> Pages, open the "Online Store" page


2. Place the cursor on the area with shop and double click or click the "Settings" button

3. In the pop up window choose the "Design" tab — here you can change your store look. You can set the number of rows and columns to be displayed in every view. You can choose the background color of your storefront and define the category which will be opened by default when customers visit your store page.

4. Save the changes and click the "Publish" button.

I want to apply HTML/Javascript modification to my Ecwid store in Wix. Where should I put the modification code?

1. Go to Wix HTML Editor -> Pages, open "Online Store" page
2. Place the cursor on the area with shop and double click (or click the"Settings" button), a popup window with app settings will appear.
3. Choose the "Design" tab and scroll down to "Advanced settings". There is a box where you can add the code. 


4. Add your code to the box. Close this popup. Then save the changes and click the "Publish" button.

The horizontal categories are displayed at the bottom of the store page. How do I move them to the top?

Due to Wix websites’ peculiarities the horizontal categories are always added after the store (i.e. to the bottom of the page). You can adjust the position of it using CSS. In order to change the position of horizontal categories you should add the following rule to your active CSS theme in your Ecwid Control panel > Settings > Design:

.horizontal-desktop .horizontal-menu {
  position: fixed;
  top: 0;
  left: 0;
  width: 800px;
}

Please note that this is just an example: you can adjust the values of top, left and width parameters to suit your store better.

How to add different categories to different pages on Wix website?

When you install the Ecwid app for Wix, it is added on one page of your site — the "Online Store" page with your store displayed. It is possible to add the store to different pages of your Wix website by attaching the links to categories in your Ecwid store to a custom menu. To create such a menu you need to follow these steps:

1. Go to Wix HTML Editor, click “+ Add” button in the left panel -> Menu. This will add a menu bar to your website.



2. In the menu settings you need to add the links to the categories of your store. Click on the menu and choose "Navigate"

3. In the opened panel click “+Add Pages” button at the bottom of the popup -> Link


4. In the popup window choose "Web address" and paste the link into the corresponding field in the menu settings (where the link will lead to)


To get the link to the desired category page just access your published website with Ecwid installed, go to a category and copy the link from the address bar of your browser.

5. Choose where the link should open and click "Done".
6. Save and publish your changes.

Thus you will create your custom menu and link it to the categories in your store, hence having Ecwid located on one page, but a menu leading to different categories, for example like this:

I use Ecwid application for Wix. Will my products be indexed by search engines?

Yes, indexation for Ecwid stores on Wix is available as a built-in functionality for premium users of the Ecwid app for Wix. So, if you have a paid Ecwid account all the SEO features will work automatically. Ecwid application for Wix generates special HTML content of products and categories pages, which can be indexed by search engines. This feature makes your Ecwid store visible for search engines and links to your products and categories can be found in search results.

Each Ecwid product page includes specially structured product data - microdata (SEO-friendly format recommended by Google), that search engines use for producing the rich snippets (product title, price and description) for your product pages in the search results.

To learn more about SEO in Ecwid, please refer to this article: https://ecwidhelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/207100509-SEO

Where do i manage my products?

You can access the Ecwid control panel directly from your Wix sitebuilder. Open the "Online store" page in Wix Editor and double-click on the store container area (or click the "Settings" button). Find the "Manage my store" button to open Ecwid control panel.


You can also log in to Ecwid control panel directly at https://my.ecwid.com/cp using the e-mail and the password that you used when you created the store on Wix. If you do not remember your password, you can reset it on the same page by clicking the [Forgot Password] link.

 

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