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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.

EKM the best Shopify UK Alternative
1. you're not on your own with EKM...
We’re here to help you create a successful online business
Ecommerce Account Management
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.

Website evolution
UK based support team

Unlike Shopify, the EKM support team is 100% UK based and are available via telephone, email or live chat to help.

All in one ecommerce solution
Designed for UK businesses

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

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responsive ecommerce themes
“Best E-commerce provider if you are a UK company”
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“Best E-commerce provider if you are a UK Company. Shopify and BigCommerce still focus too much on their American markets and a lot of features don't work in the UK, so better to stick with and support an amazing UK provider like EKM.”

Allan Treadwell - Optimum Beauty Shop
2. We don’t charge extra for “apps” or features...
Everything you need to create a successful online shop
Ecommerce Account Management
No hidden fees or extras

At EKM we don’t charge transaction fees, all our themes are responsive and included as standard, as well as a domain name and SSL Certificate for your online store.

All in one ecommerce solution
New features and functionality, no extra charge

New features are developed on a regular basis and are integrated automatically to your ecommerce website, at no extra charge, keeping your price down, and your profits up.

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3. Websites get outdated - they don't with EKM
Continuous website evolution. Forever
Enterprise ecommerce
Your site will never be outdated

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.

Enterprise ecommerce migration
Themes designed to sell, not just for looks

At EKM we are strong believers in design beyond aesthetics, what does that mean? EKM ecommerce themes are designed to be aesthetically pleasing and to perform, maximising your online sales.

4. Moving to EKM couldn't be simpler
Let our experts handle your move

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 system. Learn more about switching

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Choose a plan to start your free 14 days

Selling online with EKM is risk free! Our 6 Month Money Back Guarantee covers our Standard and above plans.

£29.99 +VAT Per Month - No Contract

All the basic features and functionality you need to create your own successful online shop, including UK Support.

  • All essential features
  • Up to 500 Products
  • Domain Name
  • SSL Certificate
  • Basic Account Manager 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
  • 1x Basic Evolution Mode per year
  • Shop Health Analytics
  • 1 User Account
Up to £50k in online sales per year
£59.99 +VAT Per Month - No Contract

Scale your business quickly with powerful features and your own dedicated account manager who'll help you build your shop and get selling.

    Everything from Basic +
  • All essential features
  • Unlimited Products
  • Account Manager You'll be assigned an Account Manager for the first 6 months who'll help you design and build your shop, add your products and more. They'll also advise you on marketing and how to get your first sales.
  • Priority Support
  • 1x Evolution Mode per year
  • Full Analytics
  • 5 User Accounts
Up to £150k in online sales per year
£179.99 +VAT Per Month - No Contract

For businesses who are really serious about selling online. Your dedicated ecommerce consultant will help take your business to the next level!

    Everything from Standard +
  • All essential features
  • Unlimited Products
  • Ecommerce Consultant You'll be assigned your own dedicated, proactive eCommerce consultant for the lifetime of your account. They'll utilise their invaluable expertise to help your business reach it's full potential.
  • Monthly Evolution Mode
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • High Performance Server
  • 15 User Accounts
Up to £1m in online sales per year
£499.99 per month Managed ecommerce - reinvented.

Your own ecommerce team to build, manage and maintain your ecommerce website + enterprise level performance.

    Everything from all plans +
  • All essential features
  • Unlimited Products
  • We’ll build your shop your way
  • Exclusive Payment Rates
  • Strategic Account Manager
  • Marketing Account Management
  • Enterprise Level Performance
Try any plan FREE for 14 days - Pay nothing today. Cancel at any point during or after your 14 days free.
All plans come with the following essential features

We don’t hold essential features to ransom, 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
  • Your Own Domain Name
  • SSL Certificate
  • Evolution Mode
  • Payments Included
  • Fast Servers
  • No Transaction Fees
  • UK Support
  • Unlimited File Storage
  • Unlimited Bandwith
  • No Contract
Other Essential Features
  • Facebook Messenger Chat
  • Shop Health Analytics
  • 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
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 - Powered by Klarna

Take credit and debit card payments instantly with payments powered by Klarna. 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 Paypal, Sagepay and many more.

Tried. Tested. Trusted.

Since 2002, thousands of successful online shops have trusted us with their businesses.

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.

  • What happens after the free 14 days?

    You will be billed with the card details you provided after your 14 days free have expired.

  • Is there a contract?

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

  • 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. You can of course start your research journey over at Trustpilot and compare EKM Trustpilot reviews to Shopify Trustpilot reviews

  • 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.

Ready to start selling?

Signing up is simple. You can try EKM free for 14 days, or one of our amazing account managers can give you a no obligation demo.

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