Big Cartel vs. PrestaShop

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
PrestaShop
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
PrestaShop is a free, open source e-commerce solution available under the Open Software License and officially launched in August 2007. The software is written in PHP and based on the Smarty template engine and is currently used by 165,000 shops worldwide. The PrestaShop group was founded in Paris, with a second Headquarters opened in Miami in 2011. PrestaShop is translated into 63 languages, with English, French, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish and Russian having full…N/A
Pricing
Big CartelPrestaShop
Editions & Modules
50 Products
$9.99
per month
250 Products
$19.99
per month
500 Products
$29.99
per month
5 Products
Free
PrestaShop
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Big CartelPrestaShop
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Big CartelPrestaShop
Top Pros
Top Cons

No answers on this topic

Features
Big CartelPrestaShop
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
PrestaShop
7.3
5 Ratings
5% below category average
Product catalog & listings10.01 Ratings9.75 Ratings
Product management10.01 Ratings7.75 Ratings
Branding10.01 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Mobile storefront10.01 Ratings9.75 Ratings
Product variations10.01 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Website integration10.01 Ratings9.85 Ratings
Visual customization10.01 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings5.04 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
PrestaShop
6.9
5 Ratings
9% below category average
Checkout user experience10.01 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
PrestaShop
7.8
5 Ratings
6% below category average
eCommerce security10.01 Ratings7.85 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
29% above category average
PrestaShop
6.6
12 Ratings
12% below category average
Promotions & discounts10.01 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings5.14 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings6.912 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
PrestaShop
9.0
5 Ratings
15% above category average
Order processing10.01 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Inventory management10.01 Ratings9.65 Ratings
Shipping10.01 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Custom functionality10.01 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Multi-site management00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
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User Ratings
Big CartelPrestaShop
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.6
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Big CartelPrestaShop
Likelihood to Recommend
Big Cartel LLC
It's well suited for simple e-commerce and basic inventory management needs.
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PrestaShop
This is a great system for small and medium businesses dealing from 1 product to 100,000 products. It is elegant to use and very stable. The system may not be great for converting into a marketplace and the handling of > 1million products. The system is also not suitable for services selling like events, registrations, subscriptions and ticket bookings etc.
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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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PrestaShop
  • The PayPal button modality was integrated with the PrestaShop system, which helped our clients to complete payments digitally in just a few seconds, this integrated button allowed to streamline many transactions.
  • Performing inventory reviews and modifying the PrestaShop catalog was one of the things that I liked the most, I could make changes to the catalog, make changes to the conditions of the products in the catalog and all those changes were reflected on my website in a instant, no need to wait some time.
  • The PrestaShop system created a digital invoice for each client who made the advance payment of a property, which made it even easier to complete the property negotiation. Customers came to our company with the digital invoice for the advance payment and it was easy to identify the property that was paid, thanks to the digital invoice.
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Cons
Big Cartel LLC
  • For our needs I really can't think of anything!
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PrestaShop
  • Not a lot of free templates.
  • Images can sometimes be too compressed and lose their full quality, so better settings for that could be introduced.
  • Being able to change the look of your automatic emails via default settings can also be introduced.
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Likelihood to Renew
Big Cartel LLC
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
Considering the problems we had and still have, 0.
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Usability
Big Cartel LLC
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
The lack of performance and the unstable system make it very hard to use it for a serious e-commerce application.
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Reliability and Availability
Big Cartel LLC
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
100s of implementation and so far no major security breaches.
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Performance
Big Cartel LLC
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
Some caching and optimization is definitely needed. However, it is not as bloated as other CMSs with lots of plugins needed.
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Support Rating
Big Cartel LLC
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
Since we use PrestaShop OpenSource there is only community support. What we found is that many other users fight with the same problems and there seems no solution or input from the PrestaShop developers' side.
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Alternatives Considered
Big Cartel LLC
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
It's a no-brainer for e-commerce stores. BigCommerce and Magento both far out-distanced PrestaShop in every major category. If you're just getting into e-commerce, I would highly recommend either BigCommerce or Magento. Their online documentation and support far outweigh any advantages you'd have over going with an open source software like PrestaShop.
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Scalability
Big Cartel LLC
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
This is the best example of "If it's not broken, don't fix it!".
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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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PrestaShop
  • It slowed down our Hosting service. Our website took a long time to fully load on our clients' devices due to the high consumption of the integration with the PrestaShop service.
  • It provided us with a fast billing service, where our clients obtained invoices in PDF mode for the electronic payments they made for the properties. These digital invoices helped us to recognize the property they wanted faster and streamlined the negotiation process.
  • The templates that had an optimized design, were too expensive, this caused that our catalog design was very simple and did not capture the interest of customers.
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