Shopify vs BigCommerce

Shopify and BigCommerce are both outstanding choices for scaling up large online stores, and they really are quite comparable. There are however still some key differentiators which can make a big difference to your overall success as an ecommerce business. Check out the below summaries and side-by-side comparison table to ensure you make the right platform choice for your ecommerce store.

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4.8
4.8/5

Shopify is the premier ecommerce platform for setting up an online store. It’s very strong in almost every area and works great for both small and large catalogs of products. The strongest selling point is the ecosystem provided by being the biggest player in the ecommerce platform space. Their App selection is second to none as is their knowledge base.

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4.7
4.7/5

BigCommerce is the most like-for-like to Shopify. They really are very similar, right down to the pricing and templates on offer. There are a few key differentiators though, which drive some towards Shopify and others to BigCommerce. There are more apps on Shopify and more functions built into BigCommerce. BigCommerce don’t have transaction fees at all, but they charge more for their plans if you reach a certain level of sales, so it comes down to what your priorities are.

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BigCommerce
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Shopify
BigCommerce

All Round Ecommerce

Large Product Catalogues

Ease of Use

4.4
4.4/5
4.3
4.4/5

Template Designs

4.5
4.5/5
4.4
4.4/5

Inventory Management

Best Suited to 1-1000+ Products

Best Suited to 1-1000+ Products

Multi-Channel Integration

No Transaction Fees

POS Integration

SEO

4.2
4.2/5
4.4
4.4/5

Free Plan

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