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A side-by-side comparison: Formstack vs. Shopify

Collect MORE with online payment forms.

You might think you need a full-platform e-commerce solution to sell your products online, but you might be missing out on a valuable opportunity to gather feedback and data on your consumers. With online forms, you can sell products, but also capture customer data for your sales and marketing needs.

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Considering E-commerce Solutions

No two (or three. or four.) e-commerce platforms are the same. They each have different perks and prices that are best for different businesses. However, custom forms give you several payment gateway options and the flexibility to embed your products on an existing site.

Formstack Goodsie Shopify Volusion
Formstack Goodsie Shopify Volusion

Monthly Price

$39 $30 $29 $35

Transaction Fee

Zero Zero 2% Zero

Payment Processors

11 5 4 7


Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 10,000

Multiple Domains

Embeddable Store

One-off Sales

Multiple Users

Storage Limits

Custom* Unlimited 5GB 10GB

Discount Codes



Customer Surveys


Mobile Apps

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*Formstack limits it at 1GB for this level, but you can increase your file upload storage with Dropbox or Box integrations.

Maximize transactions with Integrations

The beauty of using an online form to process payments is your ability to pass data to one of our powerful integrations, such as an email marketing platform or CRM. This way, you can track every payment as part of a larger marketing and sales campaign. Other e-commerce competitors offer limited integration options or force you to use marketing tools within the app.

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Three reasons online forms are more agile


Custom site design

Want your form to match your established brand? With Formstack you can modify your online form using HTML and CSS to blend seamlessly with your existing marketing materials.


One-off sales

Need to process payments for just one product or event? Online forms are great for single purchases. And since we have no transaction fees, we're often cheaper than Shopify.


Add forms to any site

All Formstack forms come with a custom embed code, making it easy to put your form on your website. E-commerce platforms make you build and host your shop on their platform, which could lead to brand fragmentation.

Turn sales into a data machine.

Contact Forms

Instantly launch a brand engagement cycle with your customers by adding an email field to your payment form. Use one of Formstack's email integrations to automatically add new customers to your email list. Do you get this flexibility with Shopify contact forms?

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Order Forms

Have an event you're planning? Stop worrying about how you'll collect registrant information. Build a registration form to embed on your website or blog and collect all that data seamlessly. You can even take payments right from your registration form!

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Registration Forms

Spend less time building your registration details and more time promoting your events. With our online forms, you can collect registrant info, create an attendee list for the big day, and automate reminder emails.

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