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Superia ecommerce software

Top Reasons to switch to Superia from EKM

  • Save up to £2,095 per year!
  • Free email on all paid plans
  • 33% faster loading times*
  • Transfer For Free

We offer great deals on transferring from EKM Powershop (we call them crossgrade deals). We can transfer your product data from EKM for FREE! We can also transfer your category, customer and order data. We can transfer your existing design but based on the complexity there may be a small cost for this, but you can use one of our free templates or you can take one of our ecommerce design packages starting at £999 or one of our non-ecommerce design packages which start at just £500.

Price Comparisons

  EKM Powershop Superia ecommerce software
Website Only - Free
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£0.00/m
or £0.00/y
 
1GB Bandwidth
500Mb Web Space
Superia Domain
Free SSL
1 Admin User
Website Only - MiniCMS
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£3.00/m
or £33.00/y
 
1.5GB Bandwidth
750Mb Web Space
Connect Your Domain
1 Email Account
Unlimited Email Forwarders
Free SSL
1 Admin User
Website Only - MaxiCMS
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£10.00/m
or £110.00/y
 
10GB Bandwidth
10GB Web Space
Connect Your Domain
Remove Superia Ads
5 Email Accounts
Unlimited Email Forwarders
Free Domain
Free SSL
10 Admin Users
Website Only - ExpertCMS
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£15.00/m
or £165.00/y
 
Unlimited Bandwidth
20Gb Web Space
Connect Your Domain
Remove Superia Ads
10 Email Accounts
∞ Email Forwarders
Free Domain
Free SSL
Unlimited Admin Users
eCommerce Website - Free
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£0.00/m
or £0.00/y
 
1GB Bandwidth
500Mb Web Space
Superia Domain
Free SSL
1 Admin User
Accept Payments Online
No Transaction Fees
10 Active Products
Up to £50K turnover
eCommerce Website - LITE
£32.49/m
Basic
£24.00/m
or £264.00/y
 
Unlimited Bandwidth Unlimited Bandwidth
All essential features All essential features
Up to 500 Products Unlimited Products
Unlimited Web Space 5Gb Web Space
No Ads Remove Superia Ads
5 Email Account
∞ Email Forwarders
Domain name Domain name
SSL certificate SSL certificate
30 minute welcome call Welcome call on demand
UK based support UK based support
1 employee account 5 Admin Users
Basic Evolution Mode Website Review
Shop health reports Shop Reports
Accept Payments Online Accept Payments Online
No Transaction Fees No Transaction Fees
Mobile App Access
Up to £50k turnover Up to £100K turnover
eCommerce Website - PRO
£64.99/m
Standard
£39.00/m
or £429.00/y
 
Unlimited Bandwidth Unlimited Bandwidth
All essential features All essential features
Unlimited Products Unlimited Products
Unlimited Web Space 10Gb Web Space
No Ads Remove Superia Ads
10 Email Account
∞ Email Forwarders
6 Months Account Manager Account Manager
Domain name Domain name
SSL certificate SSL certificate
30 minute welcome call Welcome call on demand
Priority support Priority support
5 employee account 10 Admin Users
Evolution Mode Website Review
Shop health reports Shop Reports
Full Analytics Google Analytics
Accept Payments Online Accept Payments Online
No Transaction Fees No Transaction Fees
Mobile App Access
Up to £150k turnover Up to £250K turnover
eCommerce Website - EXPERT
£194.99/m
Advanced
£54.00/m
or £594.00/y
 
Unlimited Bandwidth Unlimited Bandwidth
All essential features All essential features
Unlimited Products Unlimited Products
Unlimited Web Space 20Gb Web Space
No Ads Remove Superia Ads
50 Email Account
∞ Email Forwarders
Account Manager Account Manager
Trade Discounts
Domain name Domain name
SSL certificate SSL certificate
30 minute welcome call Welcome call on demand
24/7 Emergency Support Priority support
15 employee account Unlimited Admin Users
Monthly Evolution Mode Website Review
Shop health reports Shop Reports
Full Analytics Google Analytics
Accept Payments Online Accept Payments Online
No Transaction Fees No Transaction Fees
Mobile App Access
High performance Server High performance Server
Up to £1m turnover Up to £1m turnover
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Additional Features

  EKM Powershop Superia ecommerce software
Unlimited Products
We offer unlimited products on all of our ecommerce paid plans you can upload as many products and categories as you want, so minimum spend would be £24.00 + VAT per month, EKM only offer unlimited products on their Standard, Advanced and Pro plans so minimum spend would be £64.99 + VAT per month. EKM Basic has a product limit of 500 products. Our current free ecommerce plan offers a total of 10 active products, add as many products as you like but only 10 active at any one time.
Free version
We offer a free version of both our normal website builder and our ecommerce level, allowing you to start your website and try it out as long as you like, upgrade to a paid plan at any time.
EKM only offer a 14 day free trial.
Free email accounts on all paid plans
Upgrade to any paid plan and get email included for no additional cost.
EKM offer email as a paid addition to any of their plans.
Fixed or variable pricing structure
Variable pricing allows you to enter a unit value for a product and then your customers can enter dimensions (width/height/depth) and the website will calculate a price. Great for products like carpets, blinds or custom built items that can come in many different sizes.
Sell And Manage Subscriptions
Do you sell or want to sell subscriptions to site content or gift boxes, you can do this with Superia, limit site access to people with active subscriptions or send out monthly product boxes with the ability to easily control those subscriptions all from your dashboard.
You can sell a subscription with EKM, but once it's sold you can't control that subscription from EKM, you would need to log into your payment provider to cancel or edit those subscriptions.
Hide Prices Until Users Log In
This option will allow you to hide all of your product prices from visitors until they log into their account, this is useful if you are in a competitive market and limit your user accounts to trade only or pre selected customers.
Automatic WebP Creation and display
When you upload images to your file manager, a WebP version of that image can also be created, then when your products are shown on the website if you are using a browser that supports WebP this will be used instead of your original image, helping your site to load faster.
Lazy Load Images
Lazy Loading is a way of only loading images after the main page has completed loading, allowing your visitors to start reading your content without having to wait for your images to load, this is utilised automatically on system generated images like your product thumbnails..
Floating add to basket confirmation
Confirm when an item has been added to the basket with a floating add to basket confirmation, allowing your customer to choose to go directly to the basket or continue shopping.
Accept preorders
Are you getting in products that are yet to be released but you still want to be able to sell them from your site, enable pre-ordering so you can sell these products and then despatch them as soon as they are in stock.
Inbuilt Blog
Inbuilt blog features allow you to create unlimited blog categories and articles driving traffic to your site.
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Key Features

  EKM Powershop Superia ecommerce software
Free Domain Name
Each site comes with a free .co.uk or .com domain name for your first year (ask about other TLDs). You will then be charged an annual renewal fee each year afterwards.
Free UK Support
All sites come with free support via email, phone and live chat all based in the UK.
mCommerce
All templates come with a mobile optimised version, any bespoke designs we do for clients will always be built for mobile devices. Also you have full access to be able to alter the html and CSS for mobile versions rather than being forced to use a static mobile layout.
No Contract
Cancel your paid subscription at any time, without any further commitments, with Superia you can optionally downgrade to a free version and upgrade back to a paid version again at any point.
Free SSL Certificate
Make sure that your site is secure with an SSL certificate, wether you are shopping or entering personal information on forms your data is always encrypted with a free SSL certificate on every plan, including the free plan.
Account Manager
When you sign up you will get your own account manager who can help you throughout your plan, they can help you with all aspects of your website and are available through online chat, email or phone.
Unlimited Products
We offer unlimited products on all of our ecommerce paid plans you can upload as many products and categories as you want, so minimum spend would be £24.00 + VAT per month, EKM only offer unlimited products on their Standard, Advanced and Pro plans so minimum spend would be £64.99 + VAT per month. EKM Basic has a product limit of 500 products. Our current free ecommerce plan offers a total of 10 active products, add as many products as you like but only 10 active at any one time.
No Transaction Fees
No matter which plan you have, we do not charge any additional transaction fees, even on our free versions
Evolution mode
EKM's evolution mode claims to update your site automatically with new functionality as well as making changes to your site design to make improvements, we also do this, we are always making feature improvements which get rolled out to all websites, your site never gets old and keeps up with the times, we also offer free site reviews which can be claimed once each month on all paid plans.
Free version
We offer a free version of both our normal website builder and our ecommerce level, allowing you to start your website and try it out as long as you like, upgrade to a paid plan at any time.
EKM only offer a 14 day free trial.
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Building

  EKM Powershop Superia ecommerce software
Bulk Product Management
Create unlimited product categories and sub categories and move them about easily, add products in bulk to those categories with ease.
An Interface That Optimises Itself
We always work on the system bringing in new features and making changes to keep up with technology changes making sure your site is always fit for purpose.
Automatic stock control
Take control of your stock management, reduce your stock either on purchase or on despatch and set low stock levels to be alerted when new stock should be reordered. Also add our optional quick stock add app to use a hand scanner to add stock to your website.
Bulk Discounts
Set individual or group bulk discount rules giving incentives to your customers to buy more.
Create New Webpages
We don't limit how many web pages you can add to your website, add a new page with just a click of a button.
Custom Product Attributes
use our add-on feature to add attributes to your products such as gift wrapping, or personalised text
Customer Login
Allow your customers to log in to your website so they can change their details, track their orders or view their loyalty points.
Drag & Drop Image Upload
Easily add new images to your file manager by dragging and dropping from your computer or laptop
Card Logos
Select which card logos to show on your website by just clicking them on or off, then show them anywhere on your website
Easy To Use Interface
You don't need any technical knowledge to use the software, our interface is intuitive and any content can be written in any easy to use HTML editor.
eBay Integration
Although we don't offer a full integration with eBay just yet, you can utilise our import/export functionality to send your products to eBay or import your products and orders into your website.
Free Shop Migration
We offer a free migration service from EKM as well as any other platform, as long as you can export your data from your platform we should be able to import it into your new Superia website for you, we can also transfer your design for you.
Hidden Products
Hide products from your website by making them inactive with just a single click.
Image Uploader Coming Soon
We are currently working on our add-ons to allow the ability for your customers to be able to attach images or documents to a product purchase which will follow the product through the checkout flow and into their order, this will be available very soon.
Import and Export Products
You can use our import/export functionality to not only import and export your products but also your customers, contacts, redirects, promotional codes, orders and reviews. Easily transfer data via CSV file.
Organise Your products
Easily organise your products through product categories, product finders and move them around quickly and easily through the admin area or organise through a CSV upload.
Powerful Image Editing
EKM offer the ability to edit images within their platform, we don't offer this feature as we believe there is ample ways for you to edit your images either offline on your computer using software such as Photoshop, or online with a wide variety or free or paid services. However if we had enough of a demand for this type of thing then we of course look at building in a feature like this.
Product & Category Classification
Add the Google Category classification to your products to allow them to be situated correctly when using things like Google Shopping.
Product Options & Variants
Add unlimited product options and variants to show things like size or colour and manage those variants to give them alternate pricing or stock.
Custom Colour Swatches Coming Soon
We are looking at taking your product options for colours and turning them in to custom swatches, this would help customers choose the colour they wanted and also to filter products in the search results by colour. This will be coming soon.
Product Image Lightbox
Create a image lightbox for your product images that can be viewed in a larger format on your product page that can fill the page or be zoomed in even larger and scanned using your mouse.
Product Image Zoom
enable product image zooming on your product page, just hover over the main product image to see a zoomed in detailed option, and scan the image by moving your mouse across it.
Upload Products Quickly
Use the import/export feature to quickly import your products via CSV file
Unlimited Products
We offer unlimited products on all of our ecommerce paid plans you can upload as many products and categories as you want, so minimum spend would be £24.00 + VAT per month, EKM only offer unlimited products on their Standard, Advanced and Pro plans so minimum spend would be £64.99 + VAT per month. EKM Basic has a product limit of 500 products. Our current free ecommerce plan offers a total of 10 active products, add as many products as you like but only 10 active at any one time.
Fixed or variable pricing structure
Variable pricing allows you to enter a unit value for a product and then your customers can enter dimensions (width/height/depth) and the website will calculate a price. Great for products like carpets, blinds or custom built items that can come in many different sizes.
Sell And Manage Subscriptions
Do you sell or want to sell subscriptions to site content or gift boxes, you can do this with Superia, limit site access to people with active subscriptions or send out monthly product boxes with the ability to easily control those subscriptions all from your dashboard.
You can sell a subscription with EKM, but once it's sold you can't control that subscription from EKM, you would need to log into your payment provider to cancel or edit those subscriptions.
Hide Prices Until Users Log In
This option will allow you to hide all of your product prices from visitors until they log into their account, this is useful if you are in a competitive market and limit your user accounts to trade only or pre selected customers.
Automatic WebP Creation and display
When you upload images to your file manager, a WebP version of that image can also be created, then when your products are shown on the website if you are using a browser that supports WebP this will be used instead of your original image, helping your site to load faster.
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Designing

  EKM Powershop Superia ecommerce software
A Vast Range Of Free Professional Themes
Choose from one of our free templates, copy that template to edit it and personalise it as you see fit.
Built In Image Builder
KM offer the ability to edit images within their platform, we don't offer this feature as we believe there is ample ways for you to edit your images either offline on your computer using software such as Photoshop, or online with a wide variety or free or paid services. However if we had enough of a demand for this type of thing then we of course look at building in a feature like this.
Automatic Image Resizing
We don't resize your images on upload like EKM, taking up additional web space, but we deliver the best size image on the fly when loading them onto your website, so the perfect size image is delivered everytime.
Custom HTML Mode (Fully Customisable)
You have full access to the HTML code of the site, giving you complete control.
Easy To Use ekmTag System
Although we don't have the same ekmTag system, we do have a vast array of variables that you can use throughout the site to give you great control of what is displayed.
Editable Theme Colours
You have full edit control over all of our templates, change colours to match your branding.
Product Filters Coming Soon
We plan to complete the development of our faceted navigation very soon, allowing your customers to filter down through your product results based on your product attributes, however at the moment you can still do this through product categories or our product finder
Professional Logo Builder
We don't offer a logo creator like EKM as we think you would have more control over creating a logo from other services, their are some other free online logo creators that you can use such as canva.com. However if we had enough of a demand for this type of thing then we of course look at building in a feature like this.
Product Promo Stickers
We offer an alternative to promo stickers, we call them badges, use text or images to assign these badges to your products to bring attention to your products that are on sale, or made in the UK, any feature you would like to bring light to.
Automatic Theme Updates
For all sites using an unedited version of our templates, when these templates are updated, all sites using them will benefit from the change.
Your Own Test Shop
DO you want to try something out without affecting your live site, use a test site and then make the changes live when you are ready
Themes For Every Industry
Although we have several templates, we don't claim to have a template for every single industry, but our template count is growing all the time
Edit Your Themes HTML & CSS
You have full control over the way your website looks, start with a free template and edit that templates either through the interface of directly using HTML and CSS
mCommerce
All templates come with a mobile optimised version, any bespoke designs we do for clients will always be built for mobile devices. Also you have full access to be able to alter the html and CSS for mobile versions rather than being forced to use a static mobile layout.
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Marketing

  EKM Powershop Superia ecommerce software
Automatic Sitemap Creation
Your sitemaps are created automatically in both HTML and XML so they can be viewed as a web page or submitted to search engines.
Comprehensive Discount Scheme
set up discounts based on situations or set promotional codes that are manually entered.
Custom Metadata
Most meta data is created automatically, but your are free to overide the metadata with your custom data
Customer Loyalty Points
Reward your loyal customers with a loyalty point scheme, set the limits you want to both reward with and redeem with.
Customer Reviews
Allow your customers to review their purchases and promote your products further, all with approval features.
Email Marketing
We don't see that we should try and reinvent the wheel for everything, some things are done better by others, so we decided not to include email marketing directly in the system, but you can easily use third party email marketing such as MailChimp and Constant Contact.
Email Products To A Friend
If your customers see products they like on your site, allow them to email the link to their friends directly from the product page.
Drive Traffic And Orders With Google Shopping
Easily export your products into your Google Shopping account using the built in product feeds, set them up once and all updates from that point will be sent to your Google account.
Google Tools
Easy incorporate Google Analytics, Google Shopping and utilise Google Ads with built in code so all you need to do is add your account code and voila!
Offer Support With Live Chat
We don't see that we should try and reinvent the wheel for everything, some things are done better by others, so we decided not to include online chat directly in the system, this may change in the future, but you can easily use third party chat such as PureChat.
Upsell With Related Products
Choose related products to display on your product pages so you can upsell, quickly turn products on and off with ease.
Rich Snippets
Add Rich Snippets manually or take advantage of the automated rich snippets to help search engines pick up the correct values to display your content.
Search Engine Friendly
Your website is nothing without the aid of search engines, so all websites are built with SEO as a priority, search engines love the generated code from the system as well as the speed in which your site is loaded.
Social And Sharing Widgets
Link the social platforms directly into your site allowing people to like and share your content with platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Youtube
Wordpress Blog
We don't offer an integration with Wordpress because we have built in blog features directly in your site, included with all plans.
Inbuilt Blog
Inbuilt blog features allow you to create unlimited blog categories and articles driving traffic to your site.
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Convert Visitors

  EKM Powershop Superia ecommerce software
Abandoned Cart Saver Coming Soon
There could be several reasons why a customer abandons their cart, but why not retarget those customers and remind them that they wanted to purchase, automatic features are on their way.
Back In Stock Notifications
Allow customers to enter their email address to be notified when a product is back in stock, as soon as the stock is increased on your site then they will be emailed automatically.
Powerful Product Search
Add an onsite search box to find products or content. find products by searching selectable fields like product title, SKU and description
Powerful Shop Analytics
We have minimal shop analytics, counting visitors to the site, we highly recommend that all websites integrate Google Analytics which is a free service and can be integrated in seconds
Realtime Visitor Stats
We have minimal shop analytics, counting visitors to the site, we highly recommend that all websites integrate Google Analytics which is a free service and can be integrated in seconds
Shop Statistics Dashboard
Report on your sales easily and at a glance see how your site is performing in terms of sales, see turnover, sales counts and visits daily, weekly, monthly or annually.
Web Statistics
We have minimal shop analytics, counting visitors to the site, we highly recommend that all websites integrate Google Analytics which is a free service and can be integrated in seconds
Your Own 0333 Number
We don't currently offer this service
"Latest Products" panel
Let your customers see the most recent products added to your site based on their release date.
"Coming Soon" product panel
Let customers see the products that are coming soon to your site, create a buzz and even let them preorder.
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Payments

  EKM Powershop Superia ecommerce software
Major Payment Gateways
As well as being able to take offline payments such as cheque, BACS or telephone orders you can also link major payment gateways such as PayPal, Stripe, Worldpay, SagePay or Barclaycard ePDQ
Mobile Optimised Payment Solutions
don't punish people wanting to purchase from their mobile, all of our payment integrations work great from mobile
Multiple Currencies
Set up as many currencies as you like and set your main currency (the currency you want to transact with) and display the other currencies with built in currency convertor or use your own currency rates.
Multiple Delivery Options
Creat unlimited delivery options and base your delivery calculations on basket weight or value.
Accept Payments Automatically
Accept payments with minimal setup, you just need a PayPal account and the rest is done for you.
PCI Compliant Payments
Choose from a wide range of PCI compliant payment solutions making sure that your customers security is taken care of.
Postcode Lookup
We offer a postcode lookup as an additional add-on
Sage Integration
Choose from SagePay Server which is PCI compliant or if you have your own PCI compliance sorted you can offer payments directly from your site with SagePay Direct.
Soft Add-To-Cart Coming Soon
We don't currently offer this feature but hope to very soon, but we do have a floating add to basket confirmation where people can access their basket after they have added a product or continue shopping.
Take Your Business International
Set multiple delivery locations, tax rates and currencies so you can sell and deliver globally
Traffic Light Payment Statuses
We don't have a traffic light display like EKM, but you can easily see and filter your orders by status, so you can see all outstanding orders in a single view, and statuses are automted in most cases.
No Transaction Fees
We don't charge any transaction fees on your sales, even on our free version.
Free SSL Certificate
Make sure that your site is secure with an SSL certificate, wether you are shopping or entering personal information on forms your data is always encrypted with a free SSL certificate on every plan, including the free plan.
Floating add to basket confirmation
Confirm when an item has been added to the basket with a floating add to basket confirmation, allowing your customer to choose to go directly to the basket or continue shopping.
Accept preorders
Are you getting in products that are yet to be released but you still want to be able to sell them from your site, enable pre-ordering so you can sell these products and then despatch them as soon as they are in stock.
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Orders

  EKM Powershop Superia ecommerce software
Brightpearl Integration
We don't currently offer this feature, if you are interested in this feature then please let us know
Custom Order Statuses
We don't currently offer this feature, we think that our default order statuses cover the majority of what people need, however if you are interested in this feature then please let us know
Customer Tools
We don't currently offer this feature, if you are interested in this feature then please let us know
Desktop Notifications
We don't currently offer this feature, if you are interested in this feature then please let us know
Map View Customer Addresses
We don't currently offer this feature, if you are interested in this feature then please let us know
Multi-Channel Integrations
Share stock and orders between Superia Sites with a master site, and other integrations added all the time.
Order Restrictions
Restrict where your customers can order from
Public API
We don't currently offer this feature, if you are interested in this feature then please let us know
Multiple Staff Logins
If you have multiple admin accounts, you can assign different permissions to each account, so you can have people who can edit your content and other people who deal with orders.
Verify Customer Postcodes
We don't currently offer this feature, if you are interested in this feature then please let us know
Powerful Order Processing
Process your orders one by one, or batch process orders based on stock quantities and options
View Your Orders Anywhere with EKM Apps
We don't currently offer this feature, if you are interested in this feature then please let us know
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Hosting

  EKM Powershop Superia ecommerce software
24/7 Server Monitoring
We are constantly monitoring the server and it's uptime 24/7 and we deal with any issues as they arise, giving you peace of mind
99.9% Uptime
Our servers provide a 99.9% uptime, guaranteed, meaning your website is always available to process and take new orders.
Fully Hosted
We deal with all of your hosting on our up to date, high speed machines
Free Domain Name
Each site comes with a free .co.uk or .com domain name for your first year (ask about other TLDs). You will then be charged an annual renewal fee each year afterwards.
301 Redirects
if you need to move pages or URLs for any reason, set up manual or automatic 301 redirects with ease, helping your SEO and helping visitors find the correct information.
Automatic Backups
Daily backups make sure that if there are any issues with the server, in the worst case scenario, we can rebuild the server in a small amount of time and get your sit eback up and running.
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Security

  EKM Powershop Superia ecommerce software
Block Visitors
If for any reason you want to block access to specific users IP addresses, for instance they are spamming your contact forms, you can block their IP address easily through your sites configuration.
Compatible With Third Party Scripts
Add any third party scripts that you want to with full access to all HTML as well as page head section.
No Cookies Required
Unfortunately we can't currently offer a no cookie website as cookies are required for returning visitors who have not logged into their account so their basket items are remembered. EKM claim to be cookie free however we can't see any evidence of this and all sites we have checked that use EKM have cookies written to the browser.
Password Protect Your Site
You can limit access to your site by setting your pages to only be viewed by visitors who are logged in, so there is currently no option to password protect your entire site, but you can control who sees it and who doesn't.
PCI Level High Security
Our servers are held in high security data centres that are protected by firewalls, along with that your free SSL certificate will make sure that your data is fully encrypted when transferring data to and from the web browser.
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Support

  EKM Powershop Superia ecommerce software
Community Forum
We don't currently offer this feature, if you are interested in this feature then please let us know
Knowledge Base
Need further help other than our user guides, you can find more infomration on our support site
User Guides
We have written user guides on most pages of the admin area, helping you to achieve your objectives
Video Guides

We want to be totally honest, so we haven't excluded features that EKM offer that we don't, but we are always adding new features to the system, and we have a lot of features that EKM don't as well. If there is a specific feature that you would like then let us know and we might be able to add it in for you.

*The existing sites that we have brought across from EKM, on average, experience a 33% speed increase to their sites according to scores provided by Google PageSpeed Insights. On average the score allocated to mobile versions of sites has an average of a 74% speed increase and a desktop score average of a 12% increase at the time of transfer.

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