Fonts, colors, action! They make an exciting challenge to build an online shop. However, several days ago, we got more questions about the difference between creating an online shop from Shopify themes and LayoutHub. This is the reason why in this blog, we will bring some aspects to compare with Shopify Themes and LayoutHub.
1. What is LayoutHub?
LayoutHub is a popular page builder app on Shopify that helps the user create an appropriate background for an online shop through building pages like homepage, static page, product page, collection that doesn’t know about code.
The same Shopify, LayoutHub allows the user to edit the layout for homepage, subpage… with showing sections on any page without any complications and manage shops easily like integration, media library, and so on.
The customer can manage online shop easily from LayoutHub
Besides, the customer can add more layouts to the LayoutHub library and change content by drag, sorting and editing image, video, text or color.
The customer can drag and edit blocks easily
Especially, LayoutHub supports the customer for preview templates and pages on the library. Moreover, the shop manager can change text or content and see the layout in real-time. LayoutHub sanctions the style being suitable for online shop such as bold, italic which can not change at Shopify theme.
LayoutHub allows the customer to change type of text
Besides, if the customer edits a layout and saves it as a draft, LayoutHub will create a copy of this layout immediately and the user can return old versions easily through a revision on the app.
It is great, besides editing blocks, the customer can edit sections like double section or edit section code and so on.
The user can edit the section
One of the special features of LayoutHub is that the user can export or import layouts and download/backup them on his/her computer. Actually, the feature is really useful for the customer and if they think about using or not LayoutHub.
The customer can import or export layouts
2. What is the difference between Shopify theme and LayoutHub?
The price of Shopify theme is approximately $99 to $300 for each store. LayoutHub is about $19 and $190 for a year. Fundamentally, the price of two is the same and suitable for customers.
Nevertheless, Shopify theme customers face more issues since Shopify allows them to use demos, so sometimes, they must spend more money to buy others, if the theme is unsuitable for his/her shop. While, with the review on Layouthub, the user perhaps views the online shop background before deciding to buy and does not seem to pay more money for themes.
Both LayoutHub and Shopify allow the user to choose themes easily. At Shopify, the theme will be limited editing options by the author and the customer can not change the theme's style when they decide to buy them.
If the user wants to create his/her theme, they can mix sections to create a new layout or edit code or get support from the developer for a fee. However, LayoutHub provides more layouts at the library which solves section problems of Shopify theme. In addition, the customer can experience the feature of the editor easily and take a short time to change the background. Taking everything into consideration, LayoutHub is more flexible than Shopify theme.
Preview on LayoutHub
When the customer works with Shopify or LayoutHub, they can not avoid problems and need help from the support team, and great if the errors are fixed quickly. While Shopify gives help through email or ticket and usually responds for 1 - 2 working days or maybe from the author soon, the LayoutHub support team always helps the user 24/7 and endorse for uncomplicated errors but the customer must pay a fee for complications which depend on online shop issues.
The user rate LayoutHub 4.9/5.0
All things considered, LayoutHub has more advantages than Shopify theme. However, the Shopify theme is appropriate for the customer who tends to use unchanged themes or fewer change themes, instead of LayoutHub that is more flexible. Besides, Shopify theme users should consider the author and theme products carefully to avoid losing time and money for the theme.