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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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%
8.2

Shopify

82%
Big Cartel ranks higher in 7/9 features

Product catalog & listings

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
130 Ratings

Product management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
128 Ratings

Branding

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
129 Ratings

Mobile storefront

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
126 Ratings

Product variations

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
122 Ratings

Website integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
123 Ratings

Visual customization

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
128 Ratings

Bulk product upload

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
111 Ratings

CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
105 Ratings

Online Shopping Cart

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
8.3

Shopify

83%
Big Cartel ranks higher in 1/2 features

Checkout user experience

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
122 Ratings

Abandoned cart recovery

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
115 Ratings

Online Payment System

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
8.8

Shopify

88%
Big Cartel ranks higher in 1/1 features

eCommerce security

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
126 Ratings

eCommerce Marketing

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
8.1

Shopify

81%
Shopify ranks higher in 2/3 features

Promotions & discounts

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
124 Ratings

Personalized recommendations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
32 Ratings

SEO

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
120 Ratings

eCommerce Business Management

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
7.7

Shopify

77%
Big Cartel ranks higher in 4/5 features

Order processing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
127 Ratings

Inventory management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
126 Ratings

Shipping

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
119 Ratings

Custom functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
119 Ratings

Multi-site management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
19 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Big Cartel

100%
1 Rating
8.8

Shopify

88%
143 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Big Cartel

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

Shopify

92%
15 Ratings

Usability

Big Cartel

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Shopify

100%
3 Ratings

Availability

Big Cartel

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Shopify

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Big Cartel

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Shopify

100%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Big Cartel

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Shopify

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Big Cartel LLC

It's well suited for simple e-commerce and basic inventory management needs.
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Shopify

Shopify is a great platform for SMEs who want to launch an e-commerce store without wanting to spend a lot of money. It's pretty easy to set up and launch a website and does not require any hardcore coding [over-riding the need for] hiring a developer. Moreover, integrating with social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram is also pretty easy and straight forward which makes it even better. However, if an organization is looking forward to customizing it completely according to their needs, they would have to get Shopify's Advance subscription which is $79 per month which could be a bit high for a small and medium enterprise.
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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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Shopify

  • It is definitely easy to set up and get going. This does not take a lot of work or effort on the user end, especially if using templates.
  • Low code platform. You can. make customizations without code.
  • The integrations are diverse and increase functionality.
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Cons

Big Cartel LLC

  • For our needs I really can't think of anything!
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Shopify

  • The main drawback that I am facing in Shopify for a long time is that their sales analytics system is not up to mark. As I am using Shopify to run different stores for my organization it does not get updated after-sales and does not provide the right analytics about the product strength and number of sales.
  • Secondly, Shopify has different apps which are best to run the store on max strength but they are very much costly like inventory management, generating multiple discount codes, and more robust customizable editing.
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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

Shopify

Starting Price

$29 per month

Editions & Modules

Shopify editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Shopify Lite91
Basic Shopify292
Shopify793
Advanced Shopify2994
Shopify Plus2,0005

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

Shopify

Nothing we have used in the past or have seen thus far even comes close to offering what we get with Shopify Plus, especially for the price. You cannot even come close to getting what we are getting at the price we pay. We are beyond thrilled and Shopify Plus meets and exceeds all of our needs and expectations. We love it!
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Usability

Big Cartel LLC

No answers on this topic

Shopify

I think most people are able to suer Shopify that have used a computer. There are some features that take a bit longer to learn. If you are not a creative person it may be a bit more difficult to learn the website customization, but with a help guide or tutorial it will only take a few tries to understand how to work the interface
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Support Rating

Big Cartel LLC

No answers on this topic

Shopify

In terms of support I give Shopify a 9 out of 10 because they're always very friendly and thorough, and they personally can't solve my problem for me they always point me in the proper direction with the proper information I need to move forward
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Implementation Rating

Big Cartel LLC

No answers on this topic

Shopify

Just start now and make the switch, the sooner the better. You will love it and it is really a simple process
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Alternatives Considered

Big Cartel LLC

No answers on this topic

Shopify

The old platform that I used could not help us to meet our requirements. It was not helping us properly, then I got to know about Shopify and started using it. After 1 month [of] usage of Shopify we could understand that this is the best platform [for E-commerce] to make better sales and goodwill. Shopify helped us to get a proper idea of the analytics of the website. Shopify [supports] most of the [applications] and helps us to make better results.
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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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Shopify

  • Small vendor can't make more sell as they needs to pay monthly plan and commission on sale.
  • For large vendor it is really good sell products easily to using powerful SEO features and Shopify promotes products on they side also.
  • Used power algorithm for Abandoned cart and catalog search.
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