Big Cartel vs. IBM Digital Commerce

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Big Cartel
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Big Cartel is an eCommerce platform built for artists, such as artists, designers, and musicians, to build an online store.
$9.99
per month
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
IBM Digital Commerce is an e-commerce platform that is designed to deliver omni-channel shopping experiences, including mobile, social, and in-store. In June 2019, IBM Digital Commerce was acquired by HCL Technologies.N/A
Pricing
Big CartelIBM Digital Commerce
Editions & Modules
50 Products
$9.99
per month
250 Products
$19.99
per month
500 Products
$29.99
per month
5 Products
Free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Big CartelIBM Digital Commerce
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Big CartelIBM Digital Commerce
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
Big CartelIBM Digital Commerce
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
IBM Digital Commerce
7.6
3 Ratings
2% below category average
Product catalog & listings10.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Product management10.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Branding10.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Mobile storefront10.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Product variations10.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Website integration10.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Visual customization10.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
27% above category average
IBM Digital Commerce
6.0
3 Ratings
24% below category average
Checkout user experience10.01 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
IBM Digital Commerce
6.0
3 Ratings
33% below category average
eCommerce security10.01 Ratings6.03 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
27% above category average
IBM Digital Commerce
7.0
3 Ratings
8% below category average
Promotions & discounts10.01 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
IBM Digital Commerce
6.2
3 Ratings
24% below category average
Order processing10.01 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Inventory management10.01 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Shipping10.01 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Custom functionality10.01 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Multi-site management00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Big CartelIBM Digital Commerce
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Big CartelIBM Digital Commerce
Likelihood to Recommend
Big Cartel LLC
It's well suited for simple e-commerce and basic inventory management needs.
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IBM
I think WebSphere Commerce is well suited for customers looking to sell products online that need robustness and scalability as a priority. It provides a complete order cycle out of the box, or you can integrate with your existing order fulfillment. Online shopping models like digital subscriptions or a marketplace are not well suited as it requires a lot of customization
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Pros
Big Cartel LLC
  • 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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IBM
  • Websphere commerce provides efficient contract based pricing. Contract based pricing greatly helps in handling prices for different business
  • Catalog filtering is one other strength of websphere commerce, as it helps to filter the show only those products that the customer is entitled to
  • Extended site model is one other strength of WCS as it greatly helps in having multiple e-commerce sites for different demographics, for branding etc
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Cons
Big Cartel LLC
  • For our needs I really can't think of anything!
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IBM
  • The e-Marketing spots contain content associated with marketing activities to target customer segment - needs some improvement. The algorithm to set up the priority of each of the Web Activity with in eMarketing spot is little bit confusing.
  • The catalog load can be simplified.
  • WebSphere Commerce is a huge application - someone needs to spend at least 5-6 years to learn about the whole application.
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Likelihood to Renew
Big Cartel LLC
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IBM
The scalability and various configurations of the product allows for a wide range of e-commerce site features. It provides a storefront to begin with so it helps with speeding up development.
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Alternatives Considered
Big Cartel LLC
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IBM
IBM Digital Commerce was a lot more customizable and had a good engine for us to make enhancements. We were not locked down to certain integrations and we were able to utilize a lot of the features outside of the box vs using a prescribed set of features and functionality that other tools would force us to use
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Return on Investment
Big Cartel LLC
  • 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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IBM
  • For our clients in the apparel industry, the flexibility that WCS provides to scale up really helped their online business to grow tremendously.
  • Our client in the restaurant industry can't quite leverage what WCS has to offer though as it doesn't really fit their shopping model.
  • Another positive impact is that it allows our clients to streamline their commerce system in interacting with their backend.
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