Big Cartel vs. Kentico Xperience

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
Kentico Xperience
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Kentico is a web content management system for building websites, online stores, intranets, and Web 2.0 community sites. Kentico CMS uses ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL Server for development via its Portal Engine, using Visual Studio, or through Microsoft MVC.
$9,999
Subscription license
Pricing
Big CartelKentico Xperience
Editions & Modules
50 Products
$9.99
per month
250 Products
$19.99
per month
500 Products
$29.99
per month
5 Products
Free
Kentico Xperience Business
$9,999 / year
Subscription license
Kentico Xperience Business
$14,999
Perpetual license
Kentico Xperience Enterprise
$17,999 / year
Subscription license
Kentico Xperience Enterprise
$29,999
Perpetual license
Kentico Xperience Corporate
Upon request
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Big CartelKentico Xperience
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Big CartelKentico Xperience
Top Pros
Top Cons

No answers on this topic

Features
Big CartelKentico Xperience
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
Kentico Xperience
-
Ratings
Product catalog & listings10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Branding10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile storefront10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product variations10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Website integration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual customization10.01 Ratings00 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
Kentico Xperience
-
Ratings
Checkout user experience10.01 Ratings00 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
Kentico Xperience
-
Ratings
eCommerce security10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
29% above category average
Kentico Xperience
-
Ratings
Promotions & discounts10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Kentico Xperience
-
Ratings
Order processing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Shipping10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom functionality10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
-
Ratings
Kentico Xperience
7.1
24 Ratings
12% below category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings7.124 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
-
Ratings
Kentico Xperience
7.5
21 Ratings
7% below category average
API00 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings7.018 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
-
Ratings
Kentico Xperience
7.0
25 Ratings
7% below category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings7.125 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings7.225 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings7.125 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings5.812 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings8.023 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings6.224 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings7.024 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
-
Ratings
Kentico Xperience
6.9
25 Ratings
2% below category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings6.324 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings7.224 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings5.124 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings7.924 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings7.923 Ratings
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User Ratings
Big CartelKentico Xperience
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(44 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(22 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Big CartelKentico Xperience
Likelihood to Recommend
Big Cartel LLC
It's well suited for simple e-commerce and basic inventory management needs.
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Kentico software
Kentico is a robust and flexible CMS platform that is great for managing multiple websites and multiple environments (dev, stage, and production for instance). It makes content management very easy and makes it easy to keep the environments synced with the same content. However, the Kentico CMS does require a bit more technical understanding to get it set up properly and requires a bit more effort and support than, say, free open-source options.
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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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Kentico software
  • I love the intuitive top and left navigation within the content management platform. I can easily find what section, sub-section, and page I'm looking to edit
  • For creating content, the WYSIWYG editor is so intuitive; it feels like you're working on an MS Word doc!
  • The tab for adding metadata in simple fields takes away the headache of having to hunt and peck through code to add H1 tag, page description etc.
  • The image library is easy to edit and manage
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Cons
Big Cartel LLC
  • For our needs I really can't think of anything!
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Kentico software
  • Kentico needs to invest in more enterprise class environment management utilities -- example: global CDN support via the CMS is sorely lacking. There are work-arounds, but it should be more elegant.
  • The Kentico staging module could be improved to support the concept of bundled releases. Current staging module functionality is good, but could be improved.
  • Kentico ecommerce support is a touch immature. While content management is superb, Kentico lags in this area when compared to many open source ecommerce engines.
  • Kentico is lacking MVC support. 99% of the time this isn't an issue for the end-user or business user, but can be a hurdle for technology teams depending on the team's makeup.
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Likelihood to Renew
Big Cartel LLC
No answers on this topic
Kentico software
We are locked into Kentico for the long haul. It provides us with an easy and flexible solution for a very non technical company to create a site and have the features they want, especially with the inclusion of EMS into our license. Now we have a true platform to build and grow our solutions.
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Usability
Big Cartel LLC
No answers on this topic
Kentico software
It seriously is one of the best interfaces I have ever used. I also love the fact that I can use UI personalization to secure any functionality by user or role that I don't want that role to have access to. The best part is the customization of the UI, I can add in any button, tab, or menu item I want through it, no code required.
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Support Rating
Big Cartel LLC
No answers on this topic
Kentico software
Their support staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and will work with you until your issue is fixed. This could take a few phone calls back and forth, but they are very diligent in helping you.
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Implementation Rating
Big Cartel LLC
No answers on this topic
Kentico software
The system provides many opportunities to integrate and enhance the platform and makes it easy to do so.
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Alternatives Considered
Big Cartel LLC
No answers on this topic
Kentico software
I've used Sitecore, Ektron, Joomla!, WordPress, and SharePoint (if you want to count that as a competitor for CMS). Kentico 8 blows them all out of the water. Nothing is more intuitive in the way that content is created, the way the site is setup, and how efficient rollouts can be with Content Staging.
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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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Kentico software
  • Kentico has enabled faster speed to market for SMEs. They are empowered to enter content them selves while still having that content go through editorial review to ensure tone of voice and brand are maintained.
  • Deploying Kentico has freed up web developer resources from manual content entry enabling them to build more useful solutions to support the business efforts
  • Tapping into the Kentico event pipelne allows us to trigger external system events when product content is published.
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