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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Big Cartel

It's well suited for simple e-commerce and basic inventory management needs.
Andre Yeu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spree

Spree is a great solution if you have a highly customized business idea and need a very robust eCommerce solution to support your very creative and detailed sales methods. Because it's an open source platform, there are a ton of ways that his platform can be customized to meet virtually any business idea that you can dream up. With that said, the platform requires dedicated development support to make sure everything is stable and supported at all times.
Steven Duran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
5.7
Product catalog & listings
Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
4.6
Product management
Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
5.0
Branding
Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
4.0
Mobile storefront
Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
4.0
Product variations
Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
8.0
Website integration
Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
6.3
Visual customization
Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
9.0
Bulk product upload
Big Cartel
Spree
7.0
CMS
Big Cartel
Spree
3.0

Online Shopping Cart

Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
5.8
Checkout user experience
Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
5.6
Abandoned cart recovery
Big Cartel
Spree
5.9

Online Payment System

Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
8.7
eCommerce security
Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
8.7

eCommerce Marketing

Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
4.3
Promotions & discounts
Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
4.0
Personalized recommendations
Big Cartel
Spree
4.3
SEO
Big Cartel
Spree
4.6

eCommerce Business Management

Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
6.3
Order processing
Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
6.0
Inventory management
Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
5.0
Shipping
Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
5.6
Custom functionality
Big Cartel
10.0
Spree
9.0
Multi-site management
Big Cartel
Spree
5.6

Pros

Big Cartel

  • 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.
Andre Yeu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spree

  • Quick and easy access, nice interface when logging in.
  • Access to customer's info, easy to change user names and passwords when issues arise with login.
  • Easy to use for the most part - a lot of ways to search for information regarding customer's info.
Colin Darcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Big Cartel

  • For our needs I really can't think of anything!
Andre Yeu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spree

  • For the ATS portion, ability to download applicants would be helpful
  • We have to use our developers to change some simple things on the web format
Aurora Dolan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Big Cartel

No answers on this topic

Spree

I don't want to knock other products but let's say that the more famous shopping carts, although they have great functionality off the peg, are limited in terms of branding ability and further customisation. Invariably you get a site which looks and feels like many others. This will suit many companies as a low cost option which is very competent. However the fully customisable front end that we need, and will continue to develop, is not possible with these turn-key solutions.
Cameron Read | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Big Cartel

  • 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.
Andre Yeu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spree

  • Decent plugin ecosystem
  • Easily add and manage new products
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Big Cartel

Spree

Pricing Details

Big Cartel

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Big Cartel Editions & Modules

Edition
5 ProductsFree
50 Products9.992
250 Products19.992
500 Products29.992
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Spree

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Spree Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

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