Report: #429311

Complaint Review: EKMpowershop.co.uk - Internet

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  • Reported By: london Other
  • EKMpowershop.co.uk www.ekmpowershop.co.uk Internet United Kingdom
  • Phone: 044-08712307116
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  • Category: Websites

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EKMpowershop rip-off UK ecommerce SME market. If you are one of the unfortunate owners of a EKMpowershop website and paying 19.99 per month you may like to know that the website you have is based on a generic shopping cart that actually is FREE. You see a group of people setup an open source project to deliver a great website, built by experts and then because its open source they gave it away so that we can all benefit from their knowledge.

Products like Oscommerce come to mind and Joomla and Magento are all Open source projects that charge nothing.

EKMpowershop have tied their product to a single instance Database which means that they have Zero costs once the first site is launched. As an owner you may get emails saying your shop will go off line due to maintenance. If you're looking for a great FREE ecommerce website then look into (((competitor's name redacted))) and if you have an EKMpowershop website.

The truth is this, You don't own it , you can't take it with you if you decide to leave EKMpowershop, you're being ripped off on your monthly fee, you can't get FTP access to your website, you can't make changes to the look and feel of your site without having to pay for it. Worst of all you'll never own it. YOU have been warned www.EKMpowershop .co.uk = RIPOFF!!!

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#2 Author of original report

EKMpowershop defend

AUTHOR: Seofox - (United Kingdom)

POSTED: Friday, March 13, 2009
I note that EKMpowershop updated an insider post stating that they don't use open source. No one ever said they did. However what they didn't defend is more important to the consumer. You won't ever own it, you cant take it with you and its not SEO friendly. Your futile comments make no difference EKMpowershop are a complete Ripoff.
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#1 UPDATE Employee

ekmPowershop.com powers 1 in every 5 online shops in the UK... and it doesn't use Open Source

AUTHOR: Uk's Leading Ecommerce Provider... - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Monday, March 02, 2009

Just to clarify a few points on the UK's leading ecommerce platform, ekmPowershop.com:

ekmPowershop was the first pay monthly, hosted ecommerce solution anywhere in the world. It was the distinct opposite to Open Source, which was/is very technical to use.

ekmPowershop blew the market open, providing the first true CMS ecommerce platform. 6 years on, it now powers 1 in every 5 online shops in the UK (over 5000 transactional sites live in operation).

As far as website ownership goes; any customer who leaves us can export all categories/products into an easily transportable CSV which can be used in case of a change of ecommerce provider: we transfer their domain FOR FREE, which they own: they also get full HTML access. Therefore they can take their site anywhere they like.

We make it very easy to leave as the client usually come back when they find grass is ultimately not greener, where the free 'Open Source' option is concerned. And there is no contract.

So why does ekmPowershop.com power 1 in every 5 online shops in the UK?

Our recent newsletter may give you an insight into what ekmPowershop.com cutomers get for their very reasonable 19.99 + VAT per month: http://www.ekmsystems.co.uk/newsletter/2009-02/newsletter.htm. There's a good piece on the rapid growth of the UK's leading ecommoerce provider and an interesting piece on rogue SEO companies too...

And here is an offer for anyone currently unhappy with their ecommerce platform - join ekmPowershop and quote your existing provider - we will waive the setup fee (49.95 + VAT).

Kind Regards

John Bradbury
PR Officer
Ekm Systems Ltd
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