Big Cartel vs. Magento Open Source

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
Magento Open Source
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Magento Open Source is an ecommerce content management solution originally developed by Varien Inc and presently supported by Adobe. The Open Source product is for developers and merchants that is available as a free download, and supported with free upgrades from the Magento Community.N/A
Pricing
Big CartelMagento Open Source
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 CartelMagento Open Source
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 CartelMagento Open Source
Top Pros
Top Cons

No answers on this topic

Features
Big CartelMagento Open Source
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
Magento Open Source
7.7
28 Ratings
0% above category average
Product catalog & listings10.01 Ratings8.528 Ratings
Product management10.01 Ratings9.528 Ratings
Branding10.01 Ratings6.526 Ratings
Mobile storefront10.01 Ratings4.028 Ratings
Product variations10.01 Ratings9.526 Ratings
Website integration10.01 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Visual customization10.01 Ratings6.527 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings8.026 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings8.526 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
Magento Open Source
8.0
28 Ratings
5% above category average
Checkout user experience10.01 Ratings9.028 Ratings
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings7.023 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
Magento Open Source
6.5
26 Ratings
25% below category average
eCommerce security10.01 Ratings6.526 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
29% above category average
Magento Open Source
4.2
28 Ratings
56% below category average
Promotions & discounts10.01 Ratings5.528 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings2.122 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings5.025 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
Magento Open Source
9.1
28 Ratings
15% above category average
Order processing10.01 Ratings9.527 Ratings
Inventory management10.01 Ratings9.525 Ratings
Shipping10.01 Ratings8.524 Ratings
Custom functionality10.01 Ratings8.526 Ratings
Multi-site management00 Ratings9.525 Ratings
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Big CartelMagento Open Source
Small Businesses
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Big CartelMagento Open Source
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(29 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Big CartelMagento Open Source
Likelihood to Recommend
Big Cartel LLC
It's well suited for simple e-commerce and basic inventory management needs.
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Adobe
It's well suited for large eCommerce stores as it requires much effort to set up and the development cost for setting it up is high. It's less appropriate to use Magento where you are looking for quick development and launch of the store. Also, it is required to have a developer or sometimes the entire tech team to manage an e-commerce store, so you may need to hire a few PHP developers.
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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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Adobe
  • Magento is perfect if our web design client likes a specific pre-made template and wants a fast solution.
  • Magento allows us to customize its open-source code to create additional features and functionality.
  • Magento saves small businesses time and money if they only need a simple solution.
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Cons
Big Cartel LLC
  • For our needs I really can't think of anything!
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Adobe
  • Not the simplest of solutions to use or maintain from an end-user perspective
  • Other platforms are better with regards to SEO in our experience
  • Fairly sluggish and slow compared to other platforms without the correct server specification and performance optimization work.
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Likelihood to Renew
Big Cartel LLC
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Adobe
It's the dominant force in the SMB open source market. With the continued support of eBay/PayPal, Magento will continue to evolve and should be a market leader for some time.
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Alternatives Considered
Big Cartel LLC
No answers on this topic
Adobe
In looking at a different platform to migrate to from Magento 1, we looked primarily at Big Commerce, Shopify and Shopify Plus. Our host was very negative about Magento 2, but we determined after a couple years it was due to the fact it had even more complexity (and very different) than Magento 1. Shopify Plus was attractive, but the cost factor for two sites led us back to Magento 2.
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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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Adobe
  • Delays in development leads to missed timelines and opportunity loss.
  • High cost of development and maintenance may currently outweigh the growth.
  • Better handling of customer and order information makes for better customer service.
  • Excellent API has been a boon for integration with our ERP
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