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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.

ecommerce support
responsive ecommerce themes
“Best E-commerce provider if you are a UK company”
ecommerce reviews

“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. Spend less, earn more
Take back control of your earnings with EKM
Ecommerce Account Management
Shopify transaction fees eat up to 15% of your profit

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.

Ecommerce Account Management
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.

Ecommerce Account Management
Shopify will charge for some themes

All our themes are responsive and included as standard, as well as a domain name and SSL Certificate for your online store. We also frequently develop new features which are integrated automatically to your online shop, 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 Websites get outdated - they don't with EKM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Your site will never be outdated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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Get started with a FREE 14 day trial

Choose a plan that is right for your business and try it FREE for 14 days.

Pay Monthly
Pay Annually 1 Month FREE
£32.49 +VAT Per Month - No Contract

Our basic platform gives you 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
  • 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
  • Mobile App Access
Up to £50k in online sales per year
Best for startups Standard
£64.99 +VAT Per Month - No Contract

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.

    Everything from Basic +
  • 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 support
  • Evolution Mode Once a year our Evolution Mode team will make improvements to your online shop to increase sales.
  • Product Urgency Features Show sales countdown times, delivery cut off times and other messages to help convert more customers.
  • Full analytics Visualise your shops health and performance with simple yet powerful reports. Identify areas for improvement that'll help you sell more.
  • 5 employee accounts
  • 6 month money back guarantee
Up to £150k in online sales per year
£194.99 +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
  • 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.
  • Product Urgency Features Show sales countdown times, delivery cut off times and other messages to help convert more customers.
  • 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.
  • Monthly Evolution Mode Once a month our Evolution Mode team will make improvements to your online shop to maximise sales.
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • High performance server
  • 15 employee accounts
  • 6 month money back guarantee
Up to £1m in online sales per year
£549.99 +VAT Per Month - No contract

Your very own team of webmasters, designers and marketing experts will run your shop leaving you to concentrate on orders.

    Everything from all plans +
  • All essential features
  • Unlimited products
  • Exclusive payment rates
  • Strategic 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.
  • Marketing Account Management
  • Enterprise level performance
  • 6 month money back guarantee
All plans come with the following essential 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
  • 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.

Tried. Tested. Trusted.

Sellers prefer us to Shopify on Trustpilot. Infact, we are the highest rated ecommerce platform in the world.

Great support 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
A stress-free way to set up an online shop

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
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.

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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