A UK Alternative to Shopify

23 Aug 2017

Shopify is a popular ecommerce platform headquartered in Ontario, Canada. But if you’re looking for an alternative to Shopify based right here in the UK, you’re in the right place.

Here’s what makes us a superb UK alternative to Shopify.


At the time of writing, you can get started on Shopblocks completely free of charge. For shops with up to 100 products, we offer a free plan. On our Startup plan, you’ll pay Stripe’s payment processing fees per transaction (1.4% + 20p for European cards) and an additional Shopblocks processing fee of 3.6%. So this is ideal for smaller online retailers that are not making enough sales to yet justify a monthly fee.

On our Pro and Orbit plans (£39/month and £199/month respectively) you’ll pay fees to the payment processor (i.e. Stripe or Paypal) but no additional fees to Shopblocks.

So you really can get started without spending a penny. This is a notable benefit we offer start ups over Shopify.

No Design Restraints

You really can make your online shop look however you want with Shopblocks and our innovative Blocklab tool. You won’t be limited to themes and templates and you can make changes quickly and easily yourself without a designer or developer.

SEO Ready

Shopblocks websites are SEO ready from the moment you launch, with a whole host of SEO considerations taken care of for you:

  • Automatic redirects put in place for you
  • Canonical tags
  • Easily modifiable titles, descriptions and content
  • Speedy websites
  • Mobile friendly

UK Based

We’re a UK based platform and our clients are trading from the UK. Our support is all UK based too.

Put us to the Test as a Shopify Alternative

We think we’re as easy to use and SEO friendly as Shopify is. But with our UK headquarters and lower entry level pricing, we think we’re a solid alternative if you’re looking to set up your online shop.

Book Your Demo

You can, of course, simply sign up and go! But if you’d prefer the opportunity to see a demo of Shopblocks, simply book your appointment. The demo will take approximately 15 minutes and we always allow a little extra time for answering any questions.

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