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Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

Big Cartel

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Score 9.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst

I feel that Adobe Business Catalyst (BC) is best suited to small businesses and free lance designers reselling to small businesses. The whole interface is very personal and easy to use from an inexperienced perspective. This makes it a perfect platform for small business websites or even portfolio websites. Its lack of different server side protocols and languages makes it perfect for the small scale web implementation.
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Big Cartel

It's well suited for simple e-commerce and basic inventory management needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
Big Cartel
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.6
Big Cartel
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.9
Big Cartel
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.5
Big Cartel
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.7
Big Cartel
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Big Cartel
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
Big Cartel
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
Big Cartel
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.2
Big Cartel
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
Big Cartel

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
Big Cartel
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
Big Cartel
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
Big Cartel
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.5
Big Cartel
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
Big Cartel

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
Big Cartel
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
Big Cartel
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
Big Cartel

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
Big Cartel
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.8
Big Cartel
Social profile integration
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.6
Big Cartel

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Big Cartel
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
Big Cartel
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Big Cartel
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
Big Cartel

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.4
Big Cartel
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.9
Big Cartel
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Big Cartel
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
Big Cartel
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
Big Cartel

Online Storefront

Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0
Product catalog & listings
Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0
Product management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0
Branding
Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0
Mobile storefront
Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0
Product variations
Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0
Website integration
Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0
Visual customization
Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0

Online Shopping Cart

Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0
Checkout user experience
Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0

Online Payment System

Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0
eCommerce security
Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0

eCommerce Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0
Promotions & discounts
Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0

eCommerce Business Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0
Order processing
Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0
Inventory management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0
Shipping
Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0
Custom functionality
Adobe Business Catalyst
Big Cartel
10.0

Pros

  • As mentioned previously, we use the Content Holder module quite often because of the ability to place any html content that is prone to being frequently edited. It simplifies the process and allows us to simplify our templates.
  • We also like the ease of the Photo Gallery and how simple it is to either add or remove photos from the gallery once it has been placed.
  • Media Downloads seems to be a very helpful resource. With its ability to be categorized both by file type and customized categories within the web site and then placed by category also helps us streamline document placement especially when there are large number of those resources to organize.
  • News is obviously a much needed resource and it is simple to add news items, classify them and place them on template pages where they are fed. It is one of the easiest items to teach new clients how to manage.
  • Web Apps is our most prized module because of the ease of creating a database, then being able to style the output in any shape form or fashion.
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  • It's very easy to use and does not require a lot of configuration or setup.
  • It has been extremely reliable. Clients never have issues with purchasing from it and it has always has been up for us.
  • It's very fast. It loads quick both on the consumer/front end and also admin/backend.
  • Pricing model is flat, not percentage of transactions.
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Cons

  • Better drill down of the reports & analytics feature.
  • Better integration and clarity with the CRM (Customer Relations Management) section.
  • More selection of HTML5/CSS3 Responsive templates.
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  • For our needs I really can't think of anything!
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
The simplicity of this platform is the main reason. BC is incredibly easy for first time users and very streamlined for experienced users. I also look at the integration with other Adobe products in my company. Being able to stay completely in one piece of software (Muse or Dreamweaver) for a full design and publish make much better use of my time.
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Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst9.7
Based on 4 answers
Overall it is a "plug and play" interface. The majority of the work is done in other software interfaces. Managing billing, user roles and custom reports are all that you need to manage in the actual BC user interface. For my business this is an incredible benefit as I have to leave my preferred software less.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
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Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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Support

Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 5 answers
The support provided by Adobe is excellent. Though the knowledge base, forums, blogs and online chat questions most all answers can be found. In the event that you are unable to find an answer or you have a unique situation simply post a question to the forums. These forums are regularly monitored by Adobe and its users.
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Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
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Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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Alternatives Considered

We didn't really used many products before deciding to use Business Catalyst. When we started we developed sites using an old product (GoLive) and then created a few sites in WordPress. We didn't like that fact that WordPress needed an add-on every time we wanted additional functionality and trying keep on top of updates was distracting.Adobe's Business Catalyst gave us an all in one system to replace the multiple products clients required to run their online businesses. We also didn't have to remember which sites had what add-ons updated...or not. Business Catalyst is SaaS which allows us to always have the latest updates and functionality ready at our fingertips.
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Scalability

Adobe Business Catalyst9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's easy to build small sites or large sites and there is lots of templating.
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Return on Investment

  • Business Catalyst provides partners and clients a single system to learn and maintain. No need to constantly switch gears to remember who has what CMS which makes support more efficient.
  • Business Catalyst has made it possible to create and launch sites in less time thus increasing profitability.
  • Business Catalyst is a large investment in the beginning about monetarily and in learning the system. It may not affordable to smaller agencies.
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  • The basic plan at $10/month easily saves us that in time from having to manage our own e-commerce system on our own site.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Business Catalyst

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Big Cartel

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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