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Likelihood to Recommend

Big Cartel

It's well suited for simple e-commerce and basic inventory management needs.
Andre Yeu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magento Open Source

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
8.5
Product catalog & listings
Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
8.9
Product management
Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
9.0
Branding
Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
8.2
Mobile storefront
Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
8.3
Product variations
Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
8.7
Website integration
Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
9.1
Visual customization
Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
7.7
Bulk product upload
Big Cartel
Magento Open Source
9.1
CMS
Big Cartel
Magento Open Source
7.1

Online Shopping Cart

Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
6.9
Checkout user experience
Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
7.0
Abandoned cart recovery
Big Cartel
Magento Open Source
6.8

Online Payment System

Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
9.3
eCommerce security
Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
9.3

eCommerce Marketing

Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
8.3
Promotions & discounts
Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
8.4
Personalized recommendations
Big Cartel
Magento Open Source
7.8
SEO
Big Cartel
Magento Open Source
8.7

eCommerce Business Management

Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
8.6
Order processing
Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
8.5
Inventory management
Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
8.9
Shipping
Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
8.3
Custom functionality
Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
8.7
Multi-site management
Big Cartel
Magento Open Source
8.4

Pros

Big Cartel

  • 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.
Andre Yeu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magento Open Source

  • 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.
.Kim Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Big Cartel

  • For our needs I really can't think of anything!
Andre Yeu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magento Open Source

  • 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.
David Bryan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Big Cartel

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Magento Open Source

Magento Open Source 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Bret Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Big Cartel

No answers on this topic

Magento Open Source

Because Magento Open Source has a big range of features and options that allows you to manage multiple stores with different locations and languages. Even multiple pricing and currencies also you can edit. Adding variable and simple products too much easy with Magento. We can also modify the source code of templates according to our requirements.
Umair Butt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Big Cartel

  • 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.
Andre Yeu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magento Open Source

  • 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
Brendon Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Big Cartel

General

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

Big Cartel Editions & Modules

Edition
5 ProductsFree
50 Products9.992
250 Products19.992
500 Products29.992
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Magento Open Source

General

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

Magento Open Source Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Big Cartel
10.0
Magento Open Source
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Big Cartel
Magento Open Source
10.0

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