Big Cartel vs. OpenCart

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
OpenCart
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
OpenCart is an open-source eCommerce platform. It features support for unlimited categories and products, multiple currencies and languages, shipping, payments, and mobile access.N/A
Pricing
Big CartelOpenCart
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 CartelOpenCart
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 CartelOpenCart
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
Big CartelOpenCart
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
OpenCart
8.7
8 Ratings
11% above category average
Product catalog & listings10.01 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Product management10.01 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Branding10.01 Ratings7.77 Ratings
Mobile storefront10.01 Ratings9.98 Ratings
Product variations10.01 Ratings7.27 Ratings
Website integration10.01 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Visual customization10.01 Ratings8.16 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
OpenCart
8.0
8 Ratings
4% above category average
Checkout user experience10.01 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings7.04 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
OpenCart
9.0
8 Ratings
7% above category average
eCommerce security10.01 Ratings9.08 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
27% above category average
OpenCart
6.8
8 Ratings
12% below category average
Promotions & discounts10.01 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings5.06 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
OpenCart
8.1
8 Ratings
2% above category average
Order processing10.01 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Inventory management10.01 Ratings7.67 Ratings
Shipping10.01 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Custom functionality10.01 Ratings8.86 Ratings
Multi-site management00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
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User Ratings
Big CartelOpenCart
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.9
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
Big CartelOpenCart
Likelihood to Recommend
Big Cartel LLC
It's well suited for simple e-commerce and basic inventory management needs.
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OpenCart
OpenCart is best suited for business owners looking to sell their products online. Building an OpenCart website requires no or minimal coding knowledge. Being a self-hosted system, it is not recommended for people who have no hosting plan or have no experience in hosting websites so it would be better to go with another platform that is hosted elsewhere.
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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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OpenCart
  • OpenCart is well suited in cases where our eCommerce web development clients want a very specific design with very specific shopping cart functionalities.
  • OpenCart is very flexible in its native ability to work with a wide variety of payment processors and payment gateways.
  • OpenCart makes it both fast and easy to setup and configure a new shopping cart website, especially if you use one of the pre-made templates.
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Cons
Big Cartel LLC
  • For our needs I really can't think of anything!
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OpenCart
  • It's a very buggy platform. Although OpenCart developers release new versions time to time after fixing bugs every version of OpenCart has a different type of bug.
  • It should increase the security of the platform.
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Alternatives Considered
Big Cartel LLC
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OpenCart
Honestly, when consulting my clients, I would always recommend WooCommerce over OpenCart. Although I've had clients that had existing OpenCart websites and they were fairly happy with them, making additions/changes/customizations from a developer standpoint was not the easiest compared to other systems. For very large shops, I always recommend Magento over anything else.
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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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OpenCart
  • Clients loves the design which is easy to integrate to; you can integrate multiple themes.
  • Overall user experience is good, so number of conversions is good.
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