Both sects believe in the oneness of Shiva - Shakti as the supreme essence of the vishvam.
So what is the difference between the two?
Can I have a compare and contrast type answer? Like in what ways they are similar and in what ways they differ?
For example, as far as i understand, both consider the Shiva Shakti as a couple as the highest.
Also, I understand that there are multiple denominations within each of these two sects. So i expect a generalised answer only if it's not too much to ask.
I am editing the question for focused enhancement
Since mod team asked to edit question to make it focused.
I would like to request it to how Shaktism and Shaivism differ in terms of their soteriology and the relationship between Shiva and Shakti in the two sects.
It would be really helpful if any excerpt from a renowned practitioner of either sect can be quoted, who might have explained basic differences.