Compare BigCommerce vs Shopify

Shopify is one of the most popular web development and e-Commerce websites with millions of subscriber’s worldwide. Available in multiple languages, Shopify services merchants who sell online, on social media, in store or on the go. BigCommerce is an award winning e-Commerce platform which is suitable for all types and sizes of online stores. BigCommerce offers the complete e-Commerce solution, with no hosting, maintenance or updating expenses. BigCommerce, which supports a wider range of payment providers, has 4 pricing options, the standard is $29.95 per month and you can get the Pro plan for $249.95 per month. With Shopify you get a free trial and 3 payment options which start at $29 per month and for advanced features you can choose the advanced plan for $299 per month. Both offer customizable website creation with templates to choose from as well as unlimited bandwidth and customer tracking. With Shopify you will be able to track sales and growth trends through a powerful inventory tracking feature. Shopify has its own payment processing platform whereas BigCommerce supports a wide range of payment providers that you can choose from. BigCommerce offers a comprehensive package, with easy to learn features. Both companies includes social media integration and can be viewed on any mobile device.

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BigCommerce powers over 60,000 small business eCommerce companies, plus large brands including GE, Toyota, Kodak, Camelbak, and Paul Mitchell. BigCommerce is one of the best e-Commerce platforms for any sized online business. With awards in the Best Ecommerce Platform, The Best Overall Business and the fastest growing company from Forbes, BigCommerce boasts thousands of very satisfied merchants on their e-Commerce platform. What BigCommerce offers you, is the ability to build your online store by customizing your site, listing your products on eBay, Amazon and Facebook while adequately managing shipping and payments. With an average of 99.9% uptime and 100% availability during Cyber Week, you need never lose a customer again. BigCommerce offers the complete e-Commerce solution at a much lower cost than on premise solutions with no hosting, maintenance or updating expenses.

Shopify is one of the best known and most popular web development and e-Commerce websites available today. They have millions of subscriber’s worldwide in multiple languages and are available to merchants who sell online, on social media, in store or on the go. Millions of people have established their brand online with a custom domain and online store. Access to hundreds of themes will allow you complete control to create an e-Commerce website that fits the personality of your store. Shopify offers e-Commerce software that gives you a unified platform to sell through multiple media by allowing you to add new sales channels in seconds. With Shopify you can manage unlimited products and inventory and fulfill orders in a single step while handling marketing and payments through secure checkout and discounted shipping.

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There are 4 pricing plan options offered on  BigCommerce, The Standard which is $29,95 per month, the Plus which is $79.95 per month, the Pro which is $249.95 per month and the Enterprise plan which is suitable for large enterprises. The Pro plan covers sales up to $400,000 annually and there is an extra charge of $150.00 per month for additional sales in increments of $200,000.

The Enterprise plan is for sales over 1 million dollars and quotes are given for this volume directly by the company. If you are a US based company you may qualify for the PayPal Braintree rate which is 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction or you can use your existing payment provider.

Shopify offers a free 14 day trial so that you can try out their products before purchasing. There are 3 payment plans as follows, The Basic Shopify which costs $29 per month and includes all the basics for starting a new business. The Shopify which costs $79 per month and covers a growing business and the Advance Shopify which is $299 per month and covers advanced features for scaling your business.

If you use their credit card platform you will be charged between 2.4% and 2.9% plus 30 cents per transaction. If you use an external payment platform, Shopify will charge you an additional 0.5% – 2% per transaction. Purchasing the extra retail package will cost you another $49 and your shipping discount offers are based on the plan you have chosen. Some of the apps are offered free of charge and others are available at a low fee.

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