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Score 7.2 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%
7.3

PrestaShop

73%
Big Cartel ranks higher in 7/9 features

Product catalog & listings

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
5 Ratings

Product management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
5 Ratings

Branding

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
4 Ratings

Mobile storefront

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
5 Ratings

Product variations

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
4 Ratings

Website integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.8
98%
5 Ratings

Visual customization

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
4 Ratings

Bulk product upload

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
4 Ratings

CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
5 Ratings

Online Shopping Cart

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
6.9

PrestaShop

69%
Big Cartel ranks higher in 1/2 features

Checkout user experience

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
5 Ratings

Abandoned cart recovery

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Online Payment System

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
7.8

PrestaShop

78%
Big Cartel ranks higher in 1/1 features

eCommerce security

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
5 Ratings

eCommerce Marketing

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
6.5

PrestaShop

65%
PrestaShop ranks higher in 2/3 features

Promotions & discounts

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
5 Ratings

Personalized recommendations

N/A
0 Ratings
5.1
51%
4 Ratings

SEO

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
12 Ratings

eCommerce Business Management

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
8.9

PrestaShop

89%
Big Cartel ranks higher in 4/5 features

Order processing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
5 Ratings

Inventory management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
5 Ratings

Shipping

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Custom functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
5 Ratings

Multi-site management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
1 Rating
6.7

PrestaShop

67%
13 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Big Cartel

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

PrestaShop

10%
1 Rating

Usability

Big Cartel

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0

PrestaShop

30%
1 Rating

Availability

Big Cartel

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PrestaShop

90%
1 Rating

Performance

Big Cartel

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

PrestaShop

70%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Big Cartel

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0

PrestaShop

20%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Big Cartel

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

PrestaShop

80%
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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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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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

PrestaShop

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

PrestaShop editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
PrestaShopFree1

Footnotes

  1. none

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

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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