Is Shopwired an alternative to Shopify? I'd go as far as saying it is the ideal place to start and a replacement for Shopify for any UK eCommerce retailer. Shopify is good but it can't satisfy all UK specific needs. Shopwired addresses all of the pain points that a UK retailer needs to do business: VAT, (Taxes) Delivery (shipping) as well as integration with UK specific accounting packages and payment gateways. I recommend it highly as the place to start your eCommerce journey.