I am already an ECWID free user and have the cart on my Yola sites.

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I am already an ECWID free user and have the cart on my Yola sites. If I sign up for the Online Shop option in Yola, can I easily incorporate my existing store into Yola (I don't want to have to recreate the whole store again)?
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Stefan, Official Rep

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Hello Paul

I'm afraid that you will not be able to import particular settings, such as payment methods, shipping, etc. You will need to set up these things for your new Yola Online Store again, but this shouldn't take you too long to do, and I hope that this will be an option for you.

However, you will be able to import all your products from your old Store to your new one. To do this, you can use the CSV file import/export feature. For more information please see our tutorial Uploading a product list to your Yola Online Store. This should be basically a matter of a few clicks as you won't need to worry about formatting issues.

We're happy to hear that you are going to upgrade to Yola Online Store. Let us know if you have more questions on this matter.
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Is the Yola Online store the equivalent of ECWID Silver?
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Actually, I've just done a bit more research and it would appear that the ECWID Free & Silver plans are being replaced at the end of September by Free, Venture, Business and Unlimited. Which level will be provided by Yola Online Store?
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi Paul,

Yola offers a customized plan tailored specifically to our customers needs and does not align with Ecwid's packages. Our plan resembles a cross between what will be the Venture and Business offering.
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So where can I see the full list of features available via Yola? I am particularly interested to know what the maximum number of products is?
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi Paul,

The product limit is 1000 products, however we happily address this limit on a case by case basis. If you require additional products entries, we can accomodate that for you. For a list of features, please check out this tutorial.
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Corrected, thanks for catching that Gop!
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Paul there are some limitations on the Yola setup of the store: You can only have one customised theme through out your account , meaning that if you have more than 1 store and you wish to customise the themes for both (or more) then you can't do that from within the widget. You can however by a very complex process lift it out of the widget constrains and then insert it back into the page through an HTML widget. This solution was provided by Diane Wolf who is a Yola Employee.

If users have javascript disabled there are a couple of minor issues and incorrect advice is displayed but would think that Yola will get to this at some stage.
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That's exactly why the existing Free offering from ECWID is no longer suitable for us. We have 500-600 products now.
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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We can accomodate that. If you decide to upgrade please submit a request to support here and we'll increase your product limit as needed.
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Gop

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I would love to see Yola bring in the 100 limited version of the free ecwid to be used as the trial facility. I think that it would allow users to see the how it really comes together before their committing.

I have suggested to a number of potential users to consider the free version and this has been received well by those individuals. I don't know the conversion rate to the licensed version Yola or advanced Ecwid versions but it really is a deliberate "sin of omission" not to advise people of this option. It's deceitful.