Using Shopify Buy Button in the Front End - Shopify vs. Snipcart

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Last updated: May 28, 2021
Has anyone just used the buy button provided by shopify in their front end on an individual simple product to then checkout using shopify? I see a few challenges but I'd like to know if there are any special issues I cannot foresee. Otherwise how is the checkout process working? I'm not a high end developer by any means so the prospect of authenticating and checking out using a payment gateway within my app is daunting to say the least. TY
May 18, 2021, 9:41 AM
the buy button basically creates an iframe rich cart, from there clicking checkout takes you to the traditional shopify checkout just like any other experience
May 18, 2021, 1:45 PM
you can customize the look and feel of the iframe/buttons etc but not drastically
May 18, 2021, 1:45 PM
for full flexibility go all the way to the buy sdk, but if time is a concern the buy buttons are pretty quick and dirty and work.
May 18, 2021, 1:45 PM
If quick and dirty is your game, look into Snipcart
May 19, 2021, 1:22 AM
I find Snipcart to be a more flexible solution than Shopify
May 26, 2021, 5:31 PM
Agreed!
May 28, 2021, 1:34 PM

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