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Feature Set Ratings

    Online Storefront

    7.8

    BigCommerce

    78%

    GoDaddy

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    BigCommerce ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Product catalog & listings

    8.2
    82%
    400 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product management

    8.5
    85%
    397 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bulk product upload

    7.8
    78%
    300 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Branding

    8.1
    81%
    349 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile storefront

    7.6
    76%
    388 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product variations

    7.9
    79%
    375 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Website integration

    7.7
    77%
    330 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visual customization

    7.4
    74%
    391 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    CMS

    7.0
    70%
    287 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Shopping Cart

    7.9

    BigCommerce

    79%

    GoDaddy

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    BigCommerce ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Abandoned cart recovery

    7.9
    79%
    349 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Checkout user experience

    7.9
    79%
    385 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Payment System

    8.3

    BigCommerce

    83%

    GoDaddy

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    BigCommerce ranks higher in 1/1 features

    eCommerce security

    8.3
    83%
    386 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    eCommerce Marketing

    7.4

    BigCommerce

    74%

    GoDaddy

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    BigCommerce ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Promotions & discounts

    7.8
    78%
    368 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Personalized recommendations

    6.9
    69%
    305 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SEO

    7.5
    75%
    363 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    eCommerce Business Management

    7.6

    BigCommerce

    76%

    GoDaddy

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    BigCommerce ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Multi-site management

    7.9
    79%
    176 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Order processing

    8.1
    81%
    376 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Inventory management

    7.8
    78%
    333 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Shipping

    7.3
    73%
    336 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom functionality

    7.0
    70%
    333 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • BigCommerce is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
    • GoDaddy is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    BigCommerce

    81%
    423 Ratings
    7.0

    GoDaddy

    70%
    53 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    BigCommerce

    99%
    50 Ratings
    5.0

    GoDaddy

    50%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    7.0

    BigCommerce

    70%
    24 Ratings
    10.0

    GoDaddy

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    BigCommerce

    91%
    6 Ratings

    GoDaddy

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    9.1

    BigCommerce

    91%
    6 Ratings

    GoDaddy

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    BigCommerce

    90%
    47 Ratings
    10.0

    GoDaddy

    100%
    15 Ratings

    Online Training

    9.1

    BigCommerce

    91%
    2 Ratings

    GoDaddy

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.5

    BigCommerce

    85%
    24 Ratings

    GoDaddy

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    6.9

    BigCommerce

    69%
    2 Ratings

    GoDaddy

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    9.1

    BigCommerce

    91%
    3 Ratings

    GoDaddy

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.3

    BigCommerce

    73%
    329 Ratings

    GoDaddy

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    9.1

    BigCommerce

    91%
    2 Ratings

    GoDaddy

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    9.1

    BigCommerce

    91%
    2 Ratings

    GoDaddy

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    BigCommerce

    When I first started using the BigCommerce platform, it was so user-friendly! Again, it was very easy to use and figure out right away. I had no issues with finding where everything was and it is organized in such a way, that it made sense where to look for something. I also really like the customer order layout as we have to issue refunds a lot and it's very simple.
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    GoDaddy

    Good for transferring over an existing site. Truth be told, I haven't used it for building a brand new site-- I know that this is a fairly common thing but I just never needed it. For what I've used it for, it has worked well. For a small business with anyone with a little bit of technical skill, it's surprisingly good.
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    Pros

    BigCommerce

    • They have a great WYSIWYG interface for creating webpage content.
    • The software allows us to create multiple pack sizes, using different units of measure, for any or all of our products.
    • It is very easy to add product categories, manipulate the top-level menu headings, and swap out graphic elements.
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    GoDaddy

    • Registering a domain - I've found their site to be the easiest to navigate
    • Website builder - their website builder is user friendly
    • Email hosting - easy to set up and use, wether in an email app or online email.
    • Wordpress hosting - I have multiple wordpress sites I use under one account
    • Their customer service is always very helpful and easy to contact.
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    Cons

    BigCommerce

    • The backend interface for working with orders could use some more options for dynamically querying and sorting orders. For example, it's very difficult to see all of the orders that are currently unfulfilled for a given customer. It's also impossible to see all of the orders in a given date range that contained a specific SKU.
    • It would be nice to be able to delete SKUs that are no longer in use. Even if the product is removed, the SKU it held is still stored and locked in the system. Sometimes these show up on exports and cause confusion.
    • Some of the options and settings are a little unintuitive on their location, and you need to dig a few options deep to find the ones you're looking for. A more straightforward settings page would be appreciated.
    • More ways to customize check out, such as with separately acceptable Terms and Conditions, and alerts for Delays in Shipping or Fulfillment.
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    GoDaddy

    • Support agents are woefully undertrained, even in knowledge of their own products.
    • Support agents will always try to upsell you, even when you're dealing with an urgent, high-impact issue.
    • There's no guarantee of uptime, and there will often be gaps in service as part of normal procedures.
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    Pricing Details

    BigCommerce

    Starting Price

    $29.95 per month

    Editions & Modules

    BigCommerce editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Standard29.951
    Plus79.952
    EnterpriseCustom3
    Pro299.954

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    *if paid annually

    Pricing Info

    GoDaddy

    Starting Price

    $9.99 per month

    Editions & Modules

    GoDaddy editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Basicas low as $6.991
    Basicas low as $10.492
    Premiumas low as $13.493
    Commerceas low as $14.994

    Footnotes

    1. per month with an annual term
    2. per month with an annual term
    3. per month with an annual term
    4. per month with an annual term

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Discounts available for annual subscription.

    Likelihood to Renew

    BigCommerce

    We are really very likely to renew our use of BigCommerce. The reason I chose 9 instead of 10 is simply because of the hiccups we are running into with our POS. BigCommerce is excellent, but we may even want to take a step further and get into and ERP that can take care of everything. Since we are a brick & mortar store first, and eCommerce second, our POS is very important to our day to day operations
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    GoDaddy

    We can't really choose anyone else and the cost/effort of moving all of the hosted data would be extremely large, and we just have to stick to them, and hope they improve service
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    Usability

    BigCommerce

    I literally don't use anything else anymore. It's the best option out there. What else can I say? If you have read the rest of my review, and it makes sense to you, there you go. Everything just works. Have had to call support 1 time in 7 years. That says a lot.
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    GoDaddy

    Some integration could be much cleaner and smoother. Seems it used to be easier. Plus, they took away the catch all email feature.
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    Reliability and Availability

    BigCommerce

    Exceptional up time, free 24/7 customer service - and they are in the USA and actually speak English and can solve any problem! They are great to work with. Always easy to call in and get help.
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    GoDaddy

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    BigCommerce

    All reporting is online and in real time, you can run comparisons, customer data, tax reports with just a click. No waiting. Export customers or inventory easily and update/re-import with another click
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    GoDaddy

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    BigCommerce

    Because they are always there no matter how simple or complex the question is, if they don't know the answer they don't fake it and just make you go away feeling frustrated.. they get you to someone that does know the answer. I always appreciate their help and their honesty!
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    GoDaddy

    I think a lot of companies can learn from GoDaddy's support team. I have found:
    • Chat or phone support is almost always available.
    • Their agents are friendly and helpful.
    • Their agents seem to care and be knowledgeable about a wide range of issues.
    • I rarely have to escalate my problem to get the support that I need.
    • If they can't help me, then they can tell me why something is happening and direct me to resources that can fix my problem.
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    Online Training

    BigCommerce

    They have a comprehensive online help file system that makes it easy to do almost anything. They cover just about everything you'd want to do with your online store with images, clear descriptions and in some cases video. I will, however, say the videos should be a little more professorially done and not sound like the employees are doing it in their cubical.
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    GoDaddy

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    BigCommerce

    A certified BigCommerce design and solution partner will usually comprise a team of highly experienced designers, developers and marketers. It is our view that in the vast majority of cases, this will pay dividends in the long-term - especially for those teams that could use the extra support.
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    GoDaddy

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    BigCommerce

    BigCommerce VS Shopify: Do I like Shopify? Yes. Has Shopify positioned itself as more of a get rich quick drop shipping platform, and alternative to marketplaces like Etsy? Also yes. Listen, I still like Shopify a lot, and there are absolutely still cases where I feel Shopify is the best option out there. Shopify is beautiful on the front-end, you'll definitely have a fantastic looking website, but on the back end, which is very À la carte, it just feels like you get more nickel and dimed to death for some simple functionality, that at this point should be native to the platform. I will say that Shopify's native email marketing, pay as you go, is a really nice feature. BigComemrce VS Square/Weebly: We're talking about two hemp-friendly eCom platforms, and while you can absolutely build yourself a nice eCom website on Square/Weebly...it can be at times a frustratingly simple website. Super basic, which is both good and bad in that, if you're new to website, it's easy to work with. If you're a person with any professional experience, I promise, Square/Weebly will probably frustrate. In most cases I would recommend BigCommerce. BigCommerce VS WordPress: If I'm managing a website or an eCommerce website, I like both options, but I would say that because I have ten years experience doing so, I find both platforms to be robust, and easy to work with, whereas a person new to this world would probably have a hard time navigating either platform.
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    GoDaddy

    We use Wix currently for our online store. It is nice and easy to use, but they don't offer the email domains as well (the last time we checked). They have pretty decent customization of the web page, but still limited. We're going to try it with GoDaddy, since we have other services from them already. It just doesn't make sense to pay two different companies for something we can do with one.
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    Scalability

    BigCommerce

    Very easy to upgrade plans based on growth. Onboarding is fairly easy; however, it's a real pain for developers that the store owner has to add all the themes/apps or basically anything that costs money. It's hard to walk less tech-savvy people through this.
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    GoDaddy

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    BigCommerce

    • Users like the professional look and navigation of the site, which increased orders.
    • Processing and fulfilling orders is much faster than with my previous system (osCommerce).
    • BigCommerces manages all backend codes, which includes security. That alone has been a great investment.
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    GoDaddy

    • GoDaddy reduces our ROI by costing me in non-billable hours. I don't charge clients for sitting on the phone with tech support to power cycle the server or fix the php.ini file, so my $/hr takes a hit.
    • Their nickel&dime strategy requires I have an additional conversation with clients about their max recurring fees. Small as they are, I need approval for upping their bill. GoDaddy is only the cheap option if you don't value security, stability, or performance.
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