Today, I will be comparing these two platforms.
Both PageFly and Shogun have their respective pros and cons, and while it might be hard for you to choose between the two right now, you will have a much better understanding of the big picture after reading this article.
Let us get into it.
What Is PageFly And What Is Shogun?
Both PageFly and Shogun are website page builder tools. They use drag and drop interfaces — this means that you don’t need any coding knowledge to build a page.
Instead, you will drag elements and blocks — such as paragraphs or images — to the page you are building. You can move elements or blocks around and delete them as needed.
However, while PageFly and Shogun are similar in many ways, they also differ in many ways. For example, while PageFly offers a free plan, Shogun does not (more on that later).
I will show how PageFly measures up to Shogun in various aspects.
PageFly Vs Shogun: Supported Platforms
Before I discuss specific features, let me go over the platforms supported by each software.
PageFly is a Shopify tool. When you sign up, you will need to sign up with a Shopify store.
It does not seem like PageFly offers support for or integration with other platforms at this time.
So, if you have a Shopify store, PageFly might be a good choice — but if you do not use Shopify, PageFly might not be for you, right off the bat.
Shogun, on the other hand, extends its support beyond Shopify.
It supports Shopify and allows you to build landing pages, conduct A/B split tests, and analyze your performance.
However, it also integrates with BigCommerce. You can do whatever you can on Shopify and Shopify Plus on BigCommerce too using Shogun, including using the templates to build pages quickly.
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Another platform that Shogun integrates with is Salesforce Commerce Cloud.
To summarize: Shogun integrates with the following platforms:
- Shopify (and Shopify Plus)
- Salesforce Commerce Cloud
Shogun Vs PageFly: Templates
Let’s talk about the templates provided by each platform and how you can use them to create beautiful websites and landing pages.
PageFly has over 70 templates you can use. You can sort by industry or page type, including:
- Home page
- Product page
- Collection page
- Sales page
- About page
- Contact page
- Password login
The templates are good, and the selection is decent as well. Of course, you will be able to customize the templates as you see fit.
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Shogun, on the other hand, claims to have over 30 templates.
That’s not really a lot, especially considering that PageFly has over double that amount.
However, 30 templates should still be enough to build a unique website.
You will just need to ensure that you are customizing the pages so that they are unique, but that should be easy to do with the drag and drop website builder.
PageFly Vs Shogun: Drag And Drop Builder
By now you know that PageFly has more templates than Shogun. However, none of that matters if the drag and drop website builder is harder to use and allows for less customization.
PageFly’s drag and drop builder is pretty easy to use. You can add elements or delete them as needed. You can also move them around the page.
There are so many things you can do with the website builder. You can add all sorts of stuff to your landing pages, including:
- Forms: Add contact forms or messaging forms, so customers can fill out information about them, submit feedback, or send requests.
- Pop-ups: Add pop-ups to your pages to promote your products or get people to sign up for your email list.
- Slideshows: Add slideshows to your page to make it more eye-catching and to put more content on your page than it would otherwise allow for.
- Countdown timers: Increase your conversion rates by adding countdown timers to your screen. Countdown timers are very useful for flash sales and other promotions, but you can use them at any time to increase your conversion rates.
- Product listings: If you are building product pages, you can add animations and high-quality media elements.
- Product information: You can add all types of product data, so customers get a better idea of what they are buying. For example, you can insert an “accordion element,” which allows you to organize information like delivery date, FAQs, and product warranty information. You can also add a product description, “view details” elements, and more.
- Collections: In addition to displaying individual products, you can increase your conversion rates by cross-selling products and displaying collections. You can insert a collection title, collection description, etc.
- Calls to action: Add calls to action to your product pages to get more sales and conversions. You can make your call to action buttons stand out by making them light up.
- Testimonials: Insert real testimonials from your customers to build trust and get more conversions.
- Trust badges: Trust badges can also help boost trust and increase your conversions. Any type of trust badge, including one that guarantees customer satisfaction or their money back, can help increase your conversions.
- Video: You can insert videos from YouTube or Vimeo. You can also insert HTML video code.
- Google Maps: Own a local business? You can add a Google Map element to your page, so people can easily open the map on their mobile phones and get instant directions.
- Social media: Social media elements allow people to find you and “like” your content on social media. You can add Facebook account information, your Instagram or Twitter account, or a SoundCloud insert.
- QR code: You can always insert a QR code on your site, so people can quickly access a link, whether that is a link to a mobile app or something else.
- Custom code: You don’t need to know any coding to build pages using drag and drop. However, if you want, you can also use custom CSS and JS to create custom elements.
As you can see, there is a lot you can do with the drag and drop website builder.
In a later section, I will go over some more elements you can add to your page when I talk about the integrations that PageFly supports for eCommerce stores.
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Shogun’s page builder is also great. You can add all types of elements to your pages, including:
- Countdown timers
- Line separators
- HTML code
- Product boxes
- Product collections
- Product headings
- Product images
- Product prices
- Product image gallery
- Product variants
- Product quantity count
- Add to cart buttons
- Product reviews
- Form text input
- Form submit buttons
- Form dropdown menus
- Form checkboxes
- reCAPTCHA boxes
That’s quite a list of elements! Those are all the elements listed in the Shogun element library.
While the element library includes elements that you will be able to use to get conversions, I do think that PageFly wins when it comes to elements.
For example, I like that you can add QR codes, trust badges, and social media elements.
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Shogun Vs PageFly: eCommerce
Which website builder is better for eCommerce stores? PageFly or Shogun?
PageFly is a good option for eCommerce stores. It’s easy to create product pages, and they have a lot of integrations that help you get more conversions.
You can set a product page as your homepage if you are only selling one product or if you want to highlight your main product.
Also, PageFly supports dropshippers.
PageFly has so many integrations that help eCommerce stores get more conversions. Let me go through some of the integrations that PageFly has to offer:
- Mailchimp: Add a Mailchimp form to your page to collect email subscribers.
- Loox – Photo Reviews: This element allows you to display photo reviews and star ratings for your products.
- Judge.me: If you have a Judge.me plan, you can display reviews for your products in a widget or carousel or in a badge form.
- Yotpo: Yotpo is another element you can add to your site to display high-quality reviews that help you get a lot of conversions.
- Stamped.io: Integrate with Stamped.io to display highly visual reviews and testimonials from real people on your page that increase engagement and sales.
- Ali Reviews: If you are a dropshipper using PageFly, you can import reviews from AliExpress if you are using AliExpress as your product supplier. I mentioned that PageFly is good for dropshippers, and this is one of the reasons why.
- Rivyo: Rivyo is a Shopify app that also lets you display great reviews. At the end of the day, which review app you use will boil down to the style you like, as each of these integrations offers a different style. You can also test out a few different styles to see which one brings you the highest conversion rates.
- Parcel Panel: Moving on from product review integrations! With Parcel Panel, you can offer tracking for all shipments. It supports over 700 carriers around the world, and you will be able to direct your customers to a dedicated tracking page.
- Paywhirl: Let customers sign up for payment plans and subscriptions. It is a great way to earn some recurring, passive income.
- Bold Bundles: Integrate with the Bold Bundles app to display bundled products and get more sales.
- Growave: Set up wish lists, so customers can come back and make their purchases later if they can not afford to buy products now.
- Klaviyo: Insert Klaviyo signup forms on your site and build your email list.
- Wiser Personalized Recommendations: Add personalized recommendations to your store. Each visitor will see product recommendations tailored specifically to them. This is a great way to increase conversions.
- Product Options and Customizer: Let customers choose between different product options and customize their orders.
- Subscriptions by Recharge: Set up recurring, passive income by selling subscriptions.
- TRUST Seal: Increase trust by including a trust seal.
There are more elements and integrations offered by PageFly. I have left some out as I felt that they were redundant.
As you can see, PageFly is an excellent choice for eCommerce stores.
There are so many ways to increase conversions on your site and get more sales.
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Shogun is also an excellent option for eCommerce businesses. I am going to focus on the Shogun Frontend product, which allows you to manage your eCommerce business on a Shogun frontend that is connected to your Shopify or BigCommerce backend.
Let me explain.
If you already have a Shopify or BigCommerce store, you can integrate it with Shogun Frontend and get all the customer experience upgrades that come with Shogun Frontend, while not losing any of the content and product information you already worked on in your Shopify or BigCommerce account.
Also, you won’t have to download the Shopify or BigCommerce Shogun app. Everything can be managed in the Shogun Frontend interface.
What are some benefits and features of Shogun Frontend? Here are some reasons to use it:
- Super quick loading times: Shogun Frontend promises to make your entire website load within an instant. This goes for mobile devices as well. Fast loading sites rank higher on the Google search results. Since a lot of eCommerce is done on mobile devices these days, it is super important to ensure your site loads quickly on mobile.
- Build pages quickly: Use the templates and sections to quickly build product pages, without wasting time. The templates are optimized to help you get more conversions.
- Content Management System: Edit content across your entire site from one interface.
- Development Environment: Create sections that you can use on pages you build later to speed up the page building process. You can also allow your team members to edit the section templates.
Shogun Frontend goes beyond the standard Shogun website builder, so I would recommend it if you have a store that is growing quickly, and you really want to offer the best customer experience possible.
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PageFly Vs Shogun: Pricing And Free Trial
Which platform is more affordable, Shogun or PageFly? Do they offer free trials?
If your main issue of concern is the price, I would recommend PageFly.
One of the reasons I like PageFly so much is that it offers a forever free plan.
The $0/month plan is a bit limited, but for the most part, it allows you to build a comprehensive store or landing page where you can sell various products and even set up a blog.
Here’s what you can get with the free plan:
- Access to all page elements
- All the website templates
- Create and save one section template to use when building pages
- Create one page per page type (for example, one homepage, one sales page, and one product page)
- Save up to three website versions from your history
The main limitation of the free version is that you can only build one page per page type.
However, it is still a great option, especially if you only have one main product to sell, or you want to create one landing page and one blog.
Premium plans are not very expensive either.
When you upgrade to premium plans, you will be able to enjoy the following benefits, depending on which plan you chose:
- More pages per page type
- More saved page section templates
- More history versions
There are three premium plans:
- Silver — $19/month: The Silver plan is still restrictive, though it gives you more options than the free plan. You get two pages per page type except for “regular” pages — you get 20 of those. You can save up to five sections.
- Gold — $39/month: This plan is the best, in my opinion. It is not too expensive and gives you access to all that you will need. You can build up to 30 pages per page type, for most page types.
- Platinum — $99/month: This plan is obviously the least restrictive, but it is also the most expensive, so it is not my preferred plan. It does allow you to create as many pages as you want, regardless of the page type, so if you have a really large site, it might be the right plan for you.
The good part about PageFly is that you can always downgrade to a cheaper plan without losing your pages.
Even if the cheaper plan does not support the number of pages per page type you have created, that won’t be a problem. Your pages will stay up — but you won’t be able to edit them anymore.
Always check the PageFly pricing page for updated pricing information, as prices are subject to change.
Not only is Shogun more expensive than PageFly, Gempages, and other similar tools, it doesn’t offer any kind of free plan.
It also has a confusing price structure that depends on the platform you are using it with. Let me explain.
If you use Shogun on Shopify, pricing is as follows:
- Build — $39/month: This is the cheapest plan available on Shogun. It gives you access to most features, but it is missing features like A/B split testing, live chat support, the analytics suite, and content scheduling. Also, you can only build 25 pages and have only 5 staff accounts.
- Measure — $99/month: You can have up to 250 pages and 10 staff accounts. You will also get the analytics suite, content scheduling, page syncing, and A/B split testing.
- Optimize — $149/month: You still can only create 10 staff accounts, but you can create up to 350 pages. You will get live chat support and developer tools too.
There is a free trial -— the first 10 days on any Shopify Shogun plan are free.
Always check the Shogun Shopify pricing page for updated pricing information.
Now let’s explore Shogun’s prices for BigCommerce users:
- Build — $49/month: As you can see right off the bat, BigCommerce users will have to pay more than Shopify users, and this applies to all plans. You can also create only two staff accounts on this plan.
- Measure — $149/month: You can create four staff accounts. You will get live chat support, page syncing, the analytics suite, content scheduling, and developer tools, but no A/B split testing.
- Optimize — $349/month: You can create up to six staff accounts and get A/B testing.
BigCommerce users can enjoy a seven-day free trial on all plans, as opposed to a 10-day trial with Shopify plans. Always check the Shogun BigCommerce pricing page for updated pricing information.
Finally, there are two plans for Salesforce Commerce Cloud users:
- Silver — $1,000/month: Create up to 100 pages, but there is no multi-site syncing and no A/B split testing.
- Gold – $2,000/month: Create up to 200 pages.
Both plans require you to sign up for an annual contract. There is no trial available, though you can get a demo.
See the Shogun Salesforce Commerce Cloud pricing page for more information and updated prices.
I think that some of the prices are outrageous for what you are getting.
For example, I don’t see why the Optimize plan for BigCommerce users jumps $200 from the Measure plan just to get A/B testing and two additional staff accounts.
Also, for $2,000/month, having a limit of 200 pages makes it not worth it, in my opinion.
Similarities And Differences
Wrapping It Up: Which Is Better, PageFly Or Shogun?
In my opinion, PageFly is a better choice. It offers more templates and is a lot cheaper — and the forever free plan allows small business owners and entrepreneurs on a budget to create a site quickly and easily.
The only exception is if you do not want to use Shopify for whatever reason and need to use BigCommerce or Salesforce Commerce Cloud. In that case, only Shogun will work for you.