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Awesome alternative to Shopify, based in the UK.

At EKM you’re more than just a customer number. You and your online store's success are our priority.

The UK's Number 1 Ecommerce Store Provider EKM The Best Shopify UK Alternative

Create a successful online store with UK based support

100% UK based support

You're never on your own with EKM and unlike Shopify, the EKM support team is 100% UK based and are available via telephone, email or live chat to help.

UK based account managers

From day one your UK based account manager will be on hand to show you the ropes and offer expertise to grow your business.

Designed for UK businesses

You, the UK business owner are our priority. At EKM, UK delivery, payments and security are not just an afterthought.

UK Based Ecommerce Support From Our Experts

The UK's highest rated ecommerce platform

Trustpilot 5 stars Great aftercare support from Tom

So glad I have stuck with EKM and closed my last remaining Shopify store, the back up service from this UK company is second to none.

Eddie Middleton
Trustpilot 5 stars A stress-free ecommerce solution

You get your hand held to start with and when you're up and running they are still there to support you with the refinements. A really helpful team of knowledgeable people. So glad I used EKM and not Shopify.

Black Raven Aerosports
Trustpilot 5 stars A perfect company to deal with

We use EKM for our website and all I can say is how fantastic they are. Before using EKM we went from GoDaddy, to Wix then to Shopify, EKM blow all these out of the water.

James

EKM costs less than Shopify

All features and themes are FREE

Shopify charge extra for many of their themes and features (Apps). At EKM you'll receive FREE access to over 70 fully customisable themes and all of our features.

No additional transaction fees

With EKM you can use any payment gateway of your choosing and we won't charge any additional transaction fees allowing you to keep more of your profits.

Shopify users are billed in US dollars

Unlike Shopify, EKM is a UK based company. Shopify users are billed in US dollars and are subject to government tax and other prevailing charges.

A typical example of COSTS for features
Shop theme $180.00 Free
Domain name $9.99 Free
Live chat $14.99 Free
Image editor $2.99 Free
Related products $8.99 Free
Back in stock $19.00 Free
eBay integration $29.00 Free

Your website will never go out of date

With EKM’s unique Evolution Mode you’ll always be up to date and ahead of the competition. From design and user experience, to features and performance, your shop will be continuously optimised and improved at no extra cost, without lifting a finger.

Evolution Mode is one of our most sought after features. Our shop performance data also shows that businesses that have experienced Evolution Mode are more likely to succeed.

Before Evolution Mode After Evolution Mode
EKM Evolution Mode
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We've helped over 80,000 businesses

EKM is used by startups to multinationals with high expectations. Since 2002 we’ve helped thousands of businesses sell everything from clothing to furniture and we’re ready to help you too. Here are some examples:

EKM Home & Garden Store Example Furniture Factor Home & Garden
EKM Clothing & Fashion Store Example Craggi Clothing & Fashion
EKM Electronics Store Example HDEW Cameras Electronics
EKM Pet Care Store Example Top Dog Treat Box Pet Care
EKM Automotive Store Example Peak Autos Automotive
EKM Jewellery Store Example Jenny Blossom Jewellers

We'll migrate your shop to EKM for FREE

Our team of friendly migration experts oversee every store migration to EKM. We will take care of everything from transferring your domain, moving over your inventory and showing you the ropes with the EKM platform. Learn more about switching

Free Migration From Shopify

Choose a plan to start your FREE 14 day trial

Basic

£32.49 + VAT / Per month Start your FREE trial

You'll receive all the tools you need to build your own successful online shop

  • All essential features
  • Up to 500 products
  • Domain name
  • SSL certificate
  • 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
  • Yearly Evolution review 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
  • 1 employee account
  • Mobile app access
Up to £50k in online sales per year
Best for startups

Standard

£64.99 + VAT / Per month Start your FREE trial

You'll have access to your own dedicated Account Manager for 6 months

  • All essential features
  • Unlimited products
  • Domain name
  • SSL certificate
  • 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 support
  • Yearly Evolution Mode Once a year our Evolution Mode team will make improvements to your online shop to increase sales.
  • Shop health & sales reports
  • 5 employee accounts
  • Product Urgency Tools Show sales countdown times, delivery cut off times and other messages to help convert more customers.
  • Mobile app access
  • 6 month money back guarantee
Up to £150k in online sales per year

Advanced

£194.99 + VAT / Per month Start your FREE trial

Your full time Account Manager will help you take your business to the next level

  • All essential features
  • Unlimited products
  • Domain name
  • SSL certificate
  • Full Time Account Manager You'll be assigned your own dedicated, proactive Account Manager for the price lifetime of your account. They'll utilise their invaluable expertise to help your business reach it's full potential.
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Monthly Evolution Mode Once a month our Evolution Mode team will make improvements to your online shop to maximise sales.
  • Shop health & sales reports
  • 15 employee accounts
  • Product Urgency Tools Show sales countdown times, delivery cut off times and other messages to help convert more customers.
  • Mobile app access
  • 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
  • 6 month money back guarantee
Up to £1m in online sales per year

Pro

£549.99 + VAT / Per month Learn more

Your own team of experts will run your shop, leaving you to concentrate on orders

  • All essential features
  • Unlimited products
  • Domain name
  • SSL certificate
  • Pro Account Manager Your dedicated point of contact will work with you to achieve strategic ecommerce objectives, offer their expertise and suggest innovative ideas to help grow your business.
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Unlimited Evolutions The amount of Evolution requests you can make is unlimited.
  • Shop health & sales reports
  • Unlimited accounts
  • Product Urgency Tools Show sales countdown times, delivery cut off times and other messages to help convert more customers.
  • Mobile app access
  • 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
  • Exclusive payment rates
  • 6 month money back guarantee
Not quite what you're looking for? View our full range of pricing plans

All plans come with the following essential features

  • No contract
  • No transaction fees
  • Accept payments automatically
  • Major payment gateways
  • Card logos
  • Multiple currencies
  • FREE SSL certificate
  • FREE domain name
  • Fast servers
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Facebook messenger chat
  • Responsive themes
  • Logo & Image builder
  • Your own 0333 number
  • Advanced inventory manager
  • Discount management
  • eBay integration
  • Email marketing tools
  • Google marketing tools
  • Customer reviews
  • Social plugins
  • Wordpress blog
  • Product filters
  • Product image zoom
  • Custom product attributes
  • Abandoned cart recovery
  • Back in stock notifier
  • Related products
  • Recently viewed products
  • Create loyalty points
  • Product promo stickers
  • Bulk discounts
  • Powerful product search
Looking for a feature that isn't listed? View our full range of 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

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.

  • Do you take a cut of my sales?

    No, EKM do not take a cut of your sales.

  • EKM vs Shopify

    The best way to see how we compare to Shopify is to book a free demo with one of our Account Managers or make use of our 14 days FREE trial. You can of course start your research over at Trustpilot to see how EKM compares to Shopify. Alternatively check out the following blog post which compares the two platforms.

  • What happens after the free trial?

    You will be billed with the card details you provided after your 14 days FREE trial has come to an end. You can however cancel at any time before or after your trial ends.

  • 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 offer. Our Account Managers will work with you to get your ecommerce website set up. Our themes are free and we don't take any transaction fees.

Start your FREE 14 day trial

Signing up is simple. You can try EKM free for 14 days, or one of our expert Account Managers can give you a no obligation demo at a time of your choosing. See why over 80,000 people have Trusted EKM.

Furniture factor

furniturefactor.co.uk

Build your own successful online Home & Garden business with EKM

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Craggi

craggi.com

Build your own successful online Clothing & Fashion business with EKM

Start FREE trial

HDEW Cameras

hdewcameras.co.uk

Build your own successful online Electrical Goods business with EKM

Start FREE trial

Top Dog Treat Box

topdogtreatbox.co.uk

Build your own successful online Pet Care business with EKM

Start FREE trial

Peak Autos

peakautos.co.uk

Build your own successful online Automotive business with EKM

Start FREE trial

Jenny Blossom

jennyblossomjewellers.co.uk

Build your own successful online Jewellery business with EKM

Start FREE trial