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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Big Cartel ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Online Storefront, Online Shopping Cart, Online Payment System, eCommerce Marketing, eCommerce Business Management

Online Storefront

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
8.5

Magento Open Source

85%
Big Cartel ranks higher in 7/9 features

Product catalog & listings

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
26 Ratings

Product management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
26 Ratings

Branding

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
24 Ratings

Mobile storefront

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
26 Ratings

Product variations

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
24 Ratings

Website integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
23 Ratings

Visual customization

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
25 Ratings

Bulk product upload

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4
94%
24 Ratings

CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
24 Ratings

Online Shopping Cart

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
6.2

Magento Open Source

62%
Big Cartel ranks higher in 1/2 features

Checkout user experience

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
26 Ratings

Abandoned cart recovery

N/A
0 Ratings
5.9
59%
21 Ratings

Online Payment System

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
9.5

Magento Open Source

95%
Big Cartel ranks higher in 1/1 features

eCommerce security

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
24 Ratings

eCommerce Marketing

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
8.2

Magento Open Source

82%
Magento Open Source ranks higher in 2/3 features

Promotions & discounts

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
26 Ratings

Personalized recommendations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
21 Ratings

SEO

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
23 Ratings

eCommerce Business Management

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
8.6

Magento Open Source

86%
Big Cartel ranks higher in 4/5 features

Order processing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
25 Ratings

Inventory management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
23 Ratings

Shipping

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
22 Ratings

Custom functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
24 Ratings

Multi-site management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
23 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Big Cartel is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
1 Rating
7.9

Magento Open Source

79%
27 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Big Cartel

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Magento Open Source

100%
1 Rating

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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Pricing Details

Big Cartel

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Big Cartel editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
5 ProductsFree1
50 Products9.992
250 Products19.993
500 Products29.994

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Magento Open Source

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Magento Open Source editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Big Cartel LLC

    No answers on this topic

    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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