Bubble.io vs. Shopify

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bubble
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Bubble (bubble.io) is a no code app development platform from the Bubble Group in New York.
$25
per month
Shopify
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Shopify is a commerce platform designed for both online stores and retail locations. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a payment solution to accept credit cards, and the Shopify POS application to power retail sales.
$29
per month
Pricing
Bubble.ioShopify
Editions & Modules
Personal
$25
per month
Professional
$115
per month
Production
$475
per month
Shopify Lite
$9
per month
Basic Shopify
$29
per month
Shopify
$79
per month
Advanced Shopify
$299
per month
Shopify Plus
2,000
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BubbleShopify
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Bubble.ioShopify
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Bubble.ioShopify
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
Bubble.io
9.3
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Shopify
-
Ratings
Platform Security9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform User Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reusability10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Scalability9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
No-Code Development
Comparison of No-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
Bubble.io
9.8
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Shopify
-
Ratings
No Coding Required10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaborative App Development9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual Data Modeling10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Framework Integration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-Channel Deployment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Managed Hosting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Bubble.io
-
Ratings
Shopify
8.1
135 Ratings
5% above category average
Product catalog & listings00 Ratings9.3135 Ratings
Product management00 Ratings8.2133 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings9.2114 Ratings
Branding00 Ratings8.3133 Ratings
Mobile storefront00 Ratings7.9129 Ratings
Product variations00 Ratings8.2126 Ratings
Website integration00 Ratings7.9126 Ratings
Visual customization00 Ratings7.4132 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings6.6108 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Bubble.io
-
Ratings
Shopify
7.2
128 Ratings
6% below category average
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings6.9119 Ratings
Checkout user experience00 Ratings7.5126 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Bubble.io
-
Ratings
Shopify
9.3
130 Ratings
11% above category average
eCommerce security00 Ratings9.3130 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Bubble.io
-
Ratings
Shopify
8.4
132 Ratings
11% above category average
Promotions & discounts00 Ratings8.9127 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings8.432 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings7.9123 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Bubble.io
-
Ratings
Shopify
7.8
133 Ratings
1% below category average
Multi-site management00 Ratings6.719 Ratings
Order processing00 Ratings9.5131 Ratings
Inventory management00 Ratings7.5130 Ratings
Shipping00 Ratings7.3123 Ratings
Custom functionality00 Ratings8.0123 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Bubble.ioShopify
Small Businesses
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.2 out of 10
Shopify Plus
Shopify Plus
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Quixy
Quixy
Score 9.9 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Bubble.ioShopify
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(148 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(15 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bubble.ioShopify
Likelihood to Recommend
Bubble Group
I recommend using Bubble.io for most web applications, including SaaS platforms, marketplaces, e-commerce, social media platforms and much more. While Bubble.io does a lot well, it could do a better job at processing/creating data faster. So if you have a heavily intensive application where you need to create and pass around millions of rows of data in short amounts of time, it might be worth looking at other backend systems to use.
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Shopify
Shopify has low barriers to entry so it's a great store for new businesses and small to medium size businesses who have a limited product amount and are interested in building a site from scratch that is centered around the buying experience. However, if you're a larger to enterprise company and want to incorporate an e-commerce element to your site, then they are still a possible solution but be prepared to hire a firm to help you implement and connect to your site in a seamless way because without a developer, it's near impossible.
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Pros
Bubble Group
  • Performance
  • Ease of use
  • Scalability
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Shopify
  • Managing products and Sales using a very user friendly platform.
  • Apps that make marketing really easy and effective.
  • Directly linking platforms like Instagram and Titkok and managing content that is posted on the sites.
  • Fast customer service.
  • Customer Analytics, allows me to see what type of products should I sell more.
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Cons
Bubble Group
  • Big learning curve
  • Not optimized for large development teams yet.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Bubble Group
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
Bubble Group
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
Bubble Group
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
Bubble Group
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
Bubble Group
Bubble.io is far superior! You can build anything that you want in Bubble.io, which makes it the best part!
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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
Bubble Group
  • Produce more technology, faster.
  • Produce more technology, cheaper.
  • Freed us up to focus more on the business side of things
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Shopify
  • It got the store up quickly so the client could start selling. She was previously selling products on Etsy and Facebook and wanted to consolidate everything onto one website, so the main thing Shopify solved was to reduce the store owner's time in managing all her products on multiple sites. Also, we had previously built a website on Wix with all the custom functionality and branding she needed - a truly great, high-end website - but it performed so slowly that it was unusable. So the speed at which Shopify can be set up and then works on the page is appreciable.
  • The website was manageable by the client - she could figure the system out herself after a while so she saved money on costs for hiring developers. She did have to hire developers to customize some of the plug-ins but costs are all relative; it wasn't a high investment compared to building a full e-commerce website. With the complexity and size of her product base and the functionality and branding she wanted to have in a website, and the potential of her business, she would have needed to invest well over $10,000 to get to where she really needs to be. In the end she kept the budget under $5000.00.
  • Costs kept climbing with plug-ins having to be added with everything. My client became more involved in building the website and began to try multiple plugins, and she did not have the skill base to evaluate the plugins functionalities so she chose plugins that did not do everything she needed, and then ended up paying the plugin developers to customize the plugins. So on one hand, it's pretty amazing to be able to bring up an e-commerce website as quickly as a week or so, but on the other hand if you need anything customized or deeper functionality in regards to product searching and filtering on the web page, and management on the backend, it quickly goes beyond the skills of the average person to manage, and above their expected budget as well. In the end my client really did not get anything close to the functionality for the website we had originally envisioned.
  • Shopify was the easiest way we could find to bring the client's products to a global market. We evaluated several other platforms and the functionality simple did not seem to be adequate, so Shopify seemed like the only solution that could do enough of what we needed and still stay within this client's budget. Really the problem in this project was not platform per se but that the budget wasn't large enough. Shopify managed to provide a solution for an ecommerce store with thousands of products on a tiny budget, so in the sense of pure functionality it provided the best value of all the platforms we evaluated. The solution still isn't big enough for this client's business though so, without having insights into this client's post-build sales results, my guess is that because her new website did not make her products easier to sort through, and she likely didn't have much more budget left to invest in SEO and other marketing of the website, her sales probably didn't increase substantially as a result of having built the website. So I think this project all in all did not likely have a high ROI.
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