BigCommerce vs. Spryker Cloud Commerce OS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BigCommerce
Score 7.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
BigCommerce is a SaaS platform that allows SMBs to develop eCommerce sites. Features include the capabilities to design the storefront, configure products, manage payments, generate traffic, and optimize conversion.
$29.95
per month
Spryker Cloud Commerce OS
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Spryker Cloud Commerce OS is a modular Commerce System that enables B2B, B2C, and Marketplace business models through any customer interface, touchpoint, and device. Boasting extensibility, best-in-class performance, and fast time-to-market, the vendor states Spryker is trusted by brands such as TOYOTA, HILTI, and TomTailor. The Spryker Cloud Commerce OS NOW version has been specifically developed for manufacturers and brands who want to reach customers directly online.N/A
Pricing
BigCommerceSpryker Cloud Commerce OS
Editions & Modules
Standard
$29.95
per month
Plus
$79.95
per month*
Pro
$299.95
per month*
Enterprise
Custom
per month
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BigCommerceSpryker Cloud Commerce OS
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details*if paid annually
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Community Pulse
BigCommerceSpryker Cloud Commerce OS
Considered Both Products
BigCommerce

No answer on this topic

Spryker Cloud Commerce OS
Chose Spryker Cloud Commerce OS
We also worked with Shopware, OXID, and Typo 3.

Spryker Cloud Commerce OS is the most sophisticated solution in terms of architecture and performance.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BigCommerceSpryker Cloud Commerce OS
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
BigCommerce
7.3
417 Ratings
5% below category average
Spryker Cloud Commerce OS
7.5
64 Ratings
3% below category average
Product catalog & listings7.8413 Ratings8.160 Ratings
Product management6.8410 Ratings7.160 Ratings
Bulk product upload7.4310 Ratings7.752 Ratings
Branding7.0361 Ratings7.853 Ratings
Mobile storefront7.2401 Ratings8.151 Ratings
Product variations7.3387 Ratings7.563 Ratings
Website integration7.6341 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual customization7.4403 Ratings6.956 Ratings
CMS7.0296 Ratings6.658 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
BigCommerce
7.4
403 Ratings
3% below category average
Spryker Cloud Commerce OS
8.4
58 Ratings
10% above category average
Abandoned cart recovery7.5361 Ratings8.742 Ratings
Checkout user experience7.4398 Ratings8.158 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
BigCommerce
7.7
399 Ratings
8% below category average
Spryker Cloud Commerce OS
8.2
55 Ratings
2% below category average
eCommerce security7.7399 Ratings8.255 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
BigCommerce
7.1
404 Ratings
6% below category average
Spryker Cloud Commerce OS
7.3
59 Ratings
4% below category average
Promotions & discounts7.2380 Ratings7.757 Ratings
Personalized recommendations6.9316 Ratings6.342 Ratings
SEO7.3375 Ratings7.851 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
BigCommerce
7.2
409 Ratings
9% below category average
Spryker Cloud Commerce OS
8.2
63 Ratings
4% above category average
Multi-site management7.5185 Ratings7.855 Ratings
Order processing7.1388 Ratings8.759 Ratings
Inventory management7.0344 Ratings8.352 Ratings
Shipping6.9349 Ratings7.645 Ratings
Custom functionality7.4344 Ratings8.460 Ratings
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BigCommerceSpryker Cloud Commerce OS
Small Businesses
Shopify Plus
Shopify Plus
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
BigCommerceSpryker Cloud Commerce OS
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(436 ratings)
7.9
(69 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(53 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(26 ratings)
6.1
(68 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(25 ratings)
6.0
(68 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.7
(342 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BigCommerceSpryker Cloud Commerce OS
Likelihood to Recommend
BigCommerce
The ONLY reason we left Volusion was fear that Volusion was going to go out of business and our website/data would all be lost. I feel BigCommerce is lightyears behind Volusion in website/inventory control. In our experience, BigCommerce customer service severely lacks knowledge, at least compared to what we had in our 7-1/2 years with Volusion. There were times Volusion even helped us with stuff BigCommerce could not understand. I just feel sick about moving and that should not be the case. In my opinion, I downgraded heavily for the feeling BigCommerce would not be going out of business. I just feel sick.
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Spryker Systems, GmbH
Spryker is very well suited (B2C and/or B2B) for big companies with complex and individual business models or also if your company needs a certain level of customization. Very good fit, if you need a scalable system. It is rather not the perfect fit for small companies or companies with very basic E-Commerce needs.
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Pros
BigCommerce
  • SEO - fast loading speeds, helps us rank on Google
  • Product customization - allows us to customize templates to our needs to fit all viable information
  • Integration with other platforms - seamless connection to other properties like Google Ads and Analytics
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  • Data Importers - Spryker is able to cope with large chunks of data ingest e.g. from PIM or ERP. Its integrated Middleware of handling this data.
  • Scaling - Modern architecture makes it possible to scale flexible.
  • Internationalization - Role our your shop with different assortments, pricing and products with out of the box features.
  • Pricing - Spryker supports custom pricing out of the box (volume prices, gross/net prices, customer specific pricing).
  • Order Management.
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Cons
BigCommerce
  • Better and easier localisation for stores outside the US
  • Speed - it is not the fastest
  • Make sure that third-party theme developers update regularly and use best practice
  • Consider EU and country-specific rules and legal obligations and make customers aware of whether BC is actually fully compliant
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  • Content - content administration is not a strong part of Spryker, although it improved over the years. I still see room for improvement in the world of bigger CMS systems being able to also do "commerce".
  • Backoffice-usability - for non-technical users the first few days, weeks and month[s] can be full of surprises. An extended documentation, or more intuitive handling on the backoffice could serve every party on Spryker.
  • Off-the-shelf internationalization - Spryker right now comes with an initial data set in English and German, which is for a German based company already a pretty stable starting point. Extension on the base data for Europe-wide used countries would be very helpful - French, Italian, Polish, Russian, etc.
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Likelihood to Renew
BigCommerce
I personally would not even consider another e-commerce website platform.
Bigcommerce may have the same (or close to the same) functionality and integrations as other SaaS platforms but they excel at customer service and tech support. At the end of the day you need a company that will answer the phone in less than a minute especially if you're having a 5 alarm issue. That said, we hardly ever have any issues. The site was down for a few minutes one time 5 years ago. Sometimes we have issues with coding or apps and they help me with that too. They even walked me through installing our new theme when the contracted developers told me that wasn't included in the development of our new website.
Bigcommerce comes out with new innovations every year, not including apps that other people write for the platform, and there are a lot of those and new ones all the time. And there are a LOT of awesome themes to choose from (Halothemes are the best).
And the price is reasonable!
I'd give Bigcommerce my business any time and recommend them to anyone looking to run an e-commerce website. You could even use them for a non-shopping site, we have one of those too!
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Spryker Systems, GmbH
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Usability
BigCommerce
I think that overall it has a great front end for the customer. On the back end, it takes a little spin-up time, but in just a couple of hours you can really have your head wrapped around everything you're going to need 99% of the time. It takes me about 5 minutes to train a new user on how to interact with customer orders.
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Spryker Systems, GmbH
Spryker's usability depends a lot on custom development. Therefore, I would like not to consider usability as something that comes with Spryker Cloud Commerce OS. Spryker Cloud Commerce OS; however, brings all the tools needed to design a solution with great usability.
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Reliability and Availability
BigCommerce
So far in my time with BigCommerce I have not had any down time when it comes to my webstore or accessing it at any time I need to. Knowing that they have such a good uptime, it makes me feel comfortable that my customers can access things anytime, but also keep sales going 24/7
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Spryker Systems, GmbH
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Performance
BigCommerce
I have not had any issues with pages loading slow or any real other issues, not that I have encountered so far. Speed of the site and images loading are fantastic and everything just seems to work nicely, which may seem like a simple thing to say about things, but when something just WORKS! Its rather nice vs fighting with things to work right.
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Spryker Systems, GmbH
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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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Spryker Systems, GmbH
Support suffered from Spryker Cloud Commerce OS's rapid growth. Contacts, department heads, and support systems changed frequently. Support processes as well as documentation are rather poor. One notices that they are putting more effort into the customers recently, but in the course of growth, there is still a lack of focus here. As a customer, I would like to see growth at a slower pace and a phase of stabilization.
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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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Spryker Systems, GmbH
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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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Alternatives Considered
BigCommerce
We switched from Shopify due to the restrictions they implemented on our industry. While we spent tens of thousands of dollars investing in our Shopify store, we can't have them cutting us off anytime they want. We reviewed WooCommerce, but didn't like the storefront or backend. Plus it seems like Wordpress/WooCommerce runs into tons of hacking issues and bugs.
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Spryker Systems, GmbH
If you compare Spryker with commerce solutions on the market, you will notice that the focus is not on the front end. Spryker assumes that the store is only one of many possible channels through which customers order today and in the future. To understand the differences, one must therefore take a look at Spryker's architecture. This is divided into the Spryker [Cloud] Commerce OS (the backend with all process-related components), the front-end modules for B2C and B2B, as well as the integration modules (middleware) and interfaces (Glue API).
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Scalability
BigCommerce
I believe after seeing all of the parts of this platform, one is able to develop the business and keep adding on select features for the business. There are multiple options for purchase with the various platforms once the business grows more. The different features being offered by the platform can lead us to scalability.
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Spryker Systems, GmbH
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Return on Investment
BigCommerce
  • Provides a robust platform to sell a high-risk product.
  • Page Builder saves you time and money by negating the need to buy a template.
  • Includes robust promotion settings that allow for codes and automatic discounts, bulk discounts, and customer groups (i.e. military discount), all native options.
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Spryker Systems, GmbH
  • Extending the reach and visibility of the brand through content and commerce.
  • Increased customer satisfaction through better accessibility (self-service) and easy access to important product information (CAD data, technical documentation, etc.).
  • Rapid deployment thanks to packaged business capabilities and clear development leads to fast ROI and low TCO.
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ScreenShots

BigCommerce Screenshots

Screenshot of Enterprise ecommerce for high-volume brands like Skullcandy.Screenshot of Our industry-leading integration will let you list your products on Amazon directly from the BigCommerce control panel, with centralized inventory and order processing and fulfillment.Screenshot of Easily customize the look and feel of your storefront.

Spryker Cloud Commerce OS Screenshots

Screenshot of Out-of-the-box B2B Demo ShopScreenshot of Out-of-the-box B2C Demo ShopScreenshot of Any Device, Front-End, Touchpoint for current or future Commerce