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Introducing EKM

The best alternative to Shopify for UK businesses

Create an online shop with our easy to use platform and unrivalled support from our army of UK based ecommerce experts.

We’re here to help you create a successful online business

At EKM, we strive to provide the best support on the market for UK businesses.

UK based support team

Our unrivalled support team is 100% UK based and available via telephone, email or live chat to help. You and your online store's success are our priority.

UK based Account Managers

From day one you will be partnered with your own dedicated Account Manager who will be on hand to offer expertise to help you grow your business.

Continuous website updates

With our unique Evolution Mode service our team of designers and ecommerce experts will continuously optimise and improve your site at no extra cost.

No credit card required

Compare EKM vs Shopify

Here is a side by side comparison between the EKM and Shopify standard plans:

EKM

Standard plan

Shopify

Standard plan

Monthly cost

£69.99 + VATEKM
$79Shopify

Free ecommerce themes/templates

76EKM
10Shopify

Rating on Trustpilot

4.8/5EKM
1.3/5Shopify

Free domain name

EKM
Shopify

UK based customer support

EKM
Shopify

Dedicated Account Manager

Your EKM Account Manager will help you design and build your shop, add products and more

EKM
Shopify

Evolution Mode

From shop design to features and performance, your EKM online shop will be optimised and improved once a year at no extra cost

EKM
Shopify

Free migration service

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EKM
Shopify
No credit card required

Pricing options

Try any plan FREE for 14 days - pay nothing today. Cancel at any point during or after your trial.

Basic

£34.99 + VAT

Per month - no contract Start your FREE trial

Our basic platform gives you all the tools you need to build your own successful online shop

  • All essential features
  • Unlimited products
  • 30 minute welcome call You'll be assigned an Account Manager who'll give you a welcome call to show you the ropes so you can get your shop set up. They'll also advise you on tips and tricks to get you selling in record time.
  • UK based support
  • Basic Evolution Mode Once a year our Evolution Mode team will review your online shop and show you what needs to be improved to increase sales.
  • Shop health reports
Up to £50k in online sales per year
Recommended

Standard

£69.99 + VAT

Per month - no contract Start your FREE trial

£69.99 + VAT

£34.99 + VAT

Per month - no contract Apply for this discount

Our best plan for startups. You get your own dedicated Account Manager for 6 months who will help you build and manage your online shop

  • All essential features
  • Unlimited products
  • 6 months Account Manager You'll be assigned an account manager for the first 6 months with EKM who'll help you design and build your shop, add products and more. They'll also advise you on marketing and how to get your first sales.
  • Priority UK support Jump to the front of the queue and have your support tickets fast tracked and dealt with within a 2 hour SLA window.
  • Evolution Mode Once a year our Evolution Mode team will make improvements to your online shop to increase sales.
  • Full analytics Visualise your shops health and performance with simple yet powerful reports. Identify areas for improvement that'll help you sell more.
  • Product urgency features Show sales countdown times, delivery cut off times and other messages to help convert more customers.
  • 5 staff logins
  • 6 month money back guarantee
  • Gift cards Allow your customers to purchase gift cards for someone to use on your website at a later date.
Up to £150k in online sales per year
Recommended

Advanced

£209.99 + VAT

Per month - no contract Start your FREE trial

£209.99 + VAT

£104.99 + VAT

Per month - no contract Apply for this discount

For businesses who are really serious about selling online. Your dedicated full time Account Manager will help take your business to the next level!

  • All essential features
  • Unlimited products
  • Full time Account Manager You'll have a direct phone number to reach your Advanced Account Manager who can answer any support questions you have and offer advice, best practices and assistance with features.
  • Direct line to Account Manager Skip any phone call waiting queues with a direct phone number to reach your account manager.
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Monthly Evolution Mode Once a month our Evolution Mode team will make improvements to your online shop to maximise sales.
  • Full analytics Visualise your shops health and performance with simple yet powerful reports. Identify areas for improvement that'll help you sell more.
  • Product urgency features Show sales countdown times, delivery cut off times and other messages to help convert more customers.
  • 15 staff logins
  • 6 month money back guarantee
  • Trade discounts Your Trade customers will be able to login and see discounted prices. You can assign customers to different trade discount groups and manage the savings they receive on your EKM shop.
  • High performance server
  • API access Integrate your own systems and applications with EKM to access your shop data such as orders, customers, products and categories.
  • Gift cards Allow your customers to purchase gift cards for someone to use on your website at a later date.
Up to £1m in online sales per year

Pro

£599.99

Per month - no contract Learn more

£599.99 + VAT

£299.99 + VAT

Per month - no contract Apply for this discount

We'll do it for you. Have our team of experts set up and take care of your online shop.

  • All essential features
  • Unlimited products
  • Full time Pro Account Manager Your dedicated Pro Account Manager is at hand to help take care of all of your websites needs. From design and content requests to product uploads, we'll do it for you allowing you to focus on what matters.
  • Direct line to Account Manager Skip any phone call waiting queues with a direct phone number to reach your account manager.
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Unlimited Evolution Mode Make unlimited requests to our Evolution Mode team who will make improvements to your online shop to maximise sales.
  • Full analytics Visualise your shops health and performance with simple yet powerful reports. Identify areas for improvement that'll help you sell more.
  • Product urgency features Show sales countdown times, delivery cut off times and other messages to help convert more customers.
  • Unlimited staff logins
  • 6 month money back guarantee
  • Trade discounts Your Trade customers will be able to login and see discounted prices. You can assign customers to different trade discount groups and manage the savings they receive on your EKM shop.
  • Enterprise performance server
  • API access Integrate your own systems and applications with EKM to access your shop data such as orders, customers, products and categories.
  • Exclusive payment rates
  • Priority design tweaks For any free design tweaks we agree to make on your shop, we'll complete with work within 1 working day.
  • SiteLock™ security Live website protection and security for 100% peace of mind. This added layer of security ensures you have total confidence in your site protection with daily malware and spam checks plus a verifiable trust seal.
  • Website monitoring We'll constantly monitor your website to ensure it's online and accessible to visitors and provide daily reports to show your website uptime.
  • Website uptime guarantee The EKM Pro Service Level Agreement means that in the unlikely event of your website being offline, we'll refund 1 days shop rental fee for every hour.
  • Gift cards Allow your customers to purchase gift cards for someone to use on your website at a later date.

All plans include the following features

All plans include a range of features to help you build and grow your business. New features are always being added to help you sell more.

Key Essential Features Other essential features
  • Facebook messenger chat
  • Abandoned cart recovery
  • Email marketing
  • eBay integration
  • Your own 0333 number
  • Product filters
  • Responsive themes
  • Back in stock notifier
  • Google tools
  • Related products
  • Loyalty points
  • Product attributes
  • Card logos
  • Advanced inventory manager
  • Promo stickers
  • Logo & Image builder
  • Discount management
  • Blog
  • Recently viewed products
  • Search statistics
  • Product image zoom
  • Customer reviews
  • Bulk discounts
  • Social plugins
  • Powerful product search
  • Quick announcements
  • Holiday mode
  • View all features
The EKM 6 month money back guarantee

“I am so confident that EKM is the best solution for you, that if you're unsatisfied with the service in 6 months time, we'll refund every penny."

Antony Chesworth - EKM Founder & Managing Director
What's the catch? Yes there is a catch but it’s a good one
Evolution Mode

EKM's unique Evolution Mode ensures your website never goes out of date, ever. Your shop will always be in optimum selling condition. Our Evolution Experts will regularly check your website and offer advice, make design tweaks and fix any mistakes, without you lifting a finger.

The number of times you can experience Evolution Mode depends on your plan.

Payments Included

Accept all major credit and debit card payments plus PayPal instantly. There's no extra setup required and you'll also benefit from PCI compliance and an SSL certificate.

You can also take payments from a vast range of other gateways including Stripe, ApplePay and many more.

Dropshipping

Dropshipping allows you to sell products on your website without needing to stock the items. Instead, when a customer places an order, the item is purchased from a third party supplier who will ship the product directly to your customer. EKM has a dropshipping solution to suit every business need.

No credit card required

Tried. Tested. Trusted.

Hear from some of the wonderful businesses that have achieved success with EKM.

5 stars Pilot World Shop

"Without the support of EKM and how smooth it is for one of my clients to buy a 500 pound headset, I'm not 100% sure how successful Pilot World would be without it."

5 stars Soap Shack

“EKM is great for anyone who is not really a web developer, it’s very easy to use and it’s so easy to create a good looking website. It’s so easy to create a good looking website.”

5 stars Just Blinds

“As the years have gone on, EKM has added more and more features. It's enabled us to grow year on year and it's now very much an integral part of our business.”

Frequently asked questions

  • Can I use my own domain name?

    Yes, you’ll simply need to point your domain name to your new IP address on your EKM account. If you don’t already have a domain name you can register one for free via your EKM account.

  • What happens after the free trial?

    At any point during your trial you can enter your billing details. After your 14 day trial is over you will need to supply your billing details to continue using your Account.

  • Is there a contract?

    No, there is no contract involved and you can cancel at any time.

  • Shopify Alternative

    We're the best Shopify Alternative for UK websites. We don't really call ourselves a Shopify competitor as they don't offer the level of help and service EKM offers. Our Account Managers will work with you to get your ecommerce website set up.

Join thousands of EKM customers

Used by startups to multinationals with high expectations, EKM is built for success - since 2002 we’ve helped over 80,000 businesses sell online and we’re ready to help you too.

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