Ecwid: What is it and How to Set it Up

What is Ecwid?

Ecwid (short for “e-commerce widgets”) is a shopping cart tool that works with your existing website to allow your customers to check out from your site without being redirected away from the page that they are currently on. It can be added to pages on social media networks as well. Ecwid is full of all these features and more for free! Click here to visit Ecwid!

How Does Ecwid Work?

Ecwid is designed to be as simple as possible. You simply insert a few lines of code into any page that you want, and your store automatically appears on that page! Customers are still checking out securely from your site, but will stay on that page that they are on. Ecwid uses Amazon EC2 servers to provide power and security for all transactions. Ecwid has a set of features that top all other free shopping carts!

How to Setup Ecwid?

Setting up Ecwid is extremely simple! To begin, click here to go to the Ecwid registration page.

Enter your Name, Email, and desired Password into the appropriate boxes. Then click Register.
(note: you have 3 days to validate your email address)

From your Dashboard, you can edit everything from payment methods to items to promotions.

Click on the System Settings tab

Enter the URL of your website into the Store Front URL and click Save

Click on the Dashboard tab

Copy the widget codes into your website’s code

Once you save the code into your website, your store will appear on that page!

And that’s all! Your store is now ready!

Ecwid is pull of great features and settings that are very customizable. Now that your store is ready, play around with it until your store is configured exactly how you want!

Looking for quality Ecwid Web Hosting? Look no further than Arvixe Web Hosting!

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3 Comments on Ecwid: What is it and How to Set it Up

  1. I am looking to change hosts to Arvixe so as to utilize ecwid, but need to be certain that the “personal” arvixe plan and its RVSiteBuilder will allow me to enter the code to the new website. (The “blank template” does not appear when reviewing possible Arvixe/RVSiteBuilder templates and I cannot tell from the info on the Arvixe website if its “personal” platforms allow for entry of HTML code the other templates.) I would rather not sign up and have to cancel, so would appreciate any help you can give. Thanks.

    • Alex says:


      The Arvixe Builder does allow you to insert custom HTML code and in some cases, view the entire source code though to ensure we can fully accommodate your needs, can you email and let me know what you’re trying to achieve? I’ll be happy to go through everything to ensure we are the right host for you.



  2. Dave K says:

    Hi. Similar questions about Arvixe and Ecwid. I am thinking about opening a Basic Arvixe account that will host WordPress. Then get a theme. Then use RV Site Builder to work on the WordPress theme. My main question is: Can I have a Basic Arvixe WordPress Hosting Account, use RV Site Builder on the template, and plug Ecwid into the Basic Arvixe WordPress Account without major problems. Appreciate any and all advice.

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