With shopBuilder, you can create a simple one-page online shop with full featured cart and checkout in minutes.
shopBuilder integrates into any website with simple integrations or drop-in codes – even if it isn’t hosted by Blacknight. No developer necessary.
Get where your customers are by setting up a shop on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms. shopBuilder integrates with them all.
Sell on eBay *
Sell on eBay *
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shopBuilder uses Ecwid, a fully-featured shopping cart that allows you to sell products online, direct to your customers.
It includes all the things needed to set up an online shop out of the box. Plug in your business details, add your products and start selling today.
You can even manage your store on your mobile phone.
Running an online eCommerce operation can be a complicated business – so much so that it puts many small businesses off from selling online.
Well, selling online has never been more critical to the success of small businesses, shopBuilder simplifies things so you can get started selling online TODAY.
shopBuilder is compatible with pretty much any website platform and social network. It’s designed to get you selling on line as soon as possible.
No computer needed! You can manage your shop from your mobile phone – upload products, pictures, and information right from your mobile. Your customers are on mobile too so you’re site will be mobile-ready with shopBuilder.
See how your business is doing with beautiful reports that create actionable intelligence on the state of your online business.
Our PCI-compliant cart system ensures that your customers, and you, are completely secure to take payments with Stripe, PayPal, Apple Pay, and more!
Easily integrate your orders with fulfillment software like Shipstation, Endicia, etc so that you can get your orders shipped to your customers easily and painlessly.
Learn how to setup and utilise your new online shop with some helpful resources
shopBuilder can integrate most major payment gateways. You can see a complete list here. A payment gateway is required to process credit card transactions, shopBuilder does not provide a payment gateway.
There are many reasons to consider shopBuilder over Shopify, the biggest being that it’s much more affordable and offers you more control. See this article on the Blacknight Blog that summarizes all the reasons why shopBuilder might work better for you.
Yes, you can accept bookings but must integrate with Google Calendar to do so. Details here.
You can set shipping rates for your customers based on their location and choose which counties, counties and cities to ship too. You can do delivery and click and collect. You can integrate shopBuilder with shipping and fulfilment software like ShipStation or Endicia to get rates with carriers like An Post, DHL, DPD, etc.
Yes, you can set up an option for customers to click-and-collect their orders in all the shopBuilder tiers. In the Professional plans and above, you can give customers the option to schedule a specific time.
Yes! You can set up your entire menu in shopBuilder and then set up delivery options, including click-and-collect. You can also control the delivery radius and service areas so you don’t sell to people outside your geographic area.
To sell on Amazon.com you must have your country set in shopBuilder to the USA and set your store currency in US Dollars. We understand that this may not work for many Irish businesses. You also cannot sell handmade goods directly on Amazon.
shopBuilder does not integrate with eBay natively. You will need to purchase a third party premium service to sell on eBay using shopBuilder.
Yes, all pricing levels support selling on Facebook and Instagram. You just have to connect your Facebook/Instagram account with shopBuilder and the cart systems will sync up to each other. When you add products to your catalogue, they will appear in your Facebook or Instagram shop.
Yes, you can sell physical and virtual products, including events and bookings.
Virtual gift cards or vouchers are a feature of shopBuilder’s Professional and Enterprise plans. You can simply add gift cards as a product in the store. Purchased gift cards are sent to the customer by email and they can be forwarded to others as a gift. Gift cards cannot be used to purchase in the shopBuilder online store: they are designed to be used in the physical store.
It can only display the currency of the country/market you choose when you set up the store. However, if you want the prices to be converted to local currencies for users elsewhere in the world, there is a paid add-on available through shopBuilder that supports this.
shopBuilder is fully functional out of the box to sell online. However, there may be charges and fees for any third-party integrations you need or choose to use. Most customers will not need to pay extra for third-party services. But if you want to say, use software like ShipStation to manage your shipping of orders, you would have to pay for that.
It depends. shopBuilder integrates with Square, Clover, and Vend Point of Sale Solutions. shopBuilder also acts as its own POS with a mobile app that you can use on mobiles and tablets.
Yes, it can! All you have to do is drop in a line of code into a page in siteBuilder to integrate it with shopBuilder.
Yes, when an order is placed, an account is automatically created for the customer, and they can log in and see their order and order status. This function can also be disabled. Customers sign-in with unique email links; a password is not required.
shopBuilder acts as a website for your online store. You don’t need an existing website to use it – it can be your actual website. It can also integrate easily into an existing website with one line of code.
Yes, but a paid third-party integration is required to do this. The app is called Orderhive, and it integrates with shopBuilder. Details here.
To integrate shopBuilder with a WordPress-based website, you’ll need to use our free WordPress plugin. Blacknight has its own customised WordPress plugin for shopBuilder and it’s very easy to install. You can find details on how to install it and where to download it in our Helpdesk article here.
Yes! Our award-winning customer support team and engineers are here to help you with any problems you may encounter with shopBuilder.