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Score 8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

commercetools

Commercetools is generally a very flexible, smart platform for eCommerce business. It's an API enabled, cloud solution that makes integration seamless and quick to deploy. It's also a modern platform that utilizes API query languages like GraphQl. It lacks some functionalities in pricing and geographic variations of product portfolio but the platform is constantly improving and new functionalities are added.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify Plus

Shopify is the industry standard when it comes to eCommerce software. It's basically the #1 ecommerce software solution that is out there that has everything under one roof. You want reliability? Shopify is your solution. You want fast website performance with great uptime? Shopify is your solution. The only area it's less appropriate is how their dedicated account support and tech support for Plus customers has kind of lost touch with it's customers. On the flipside Shopify's services are still the best in the industry, but that doesn't mean they can lose touch with their customers.
Ricky Jordan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

commercetools
7.6
Shopify Plus
8.5
Product catalog & listings
commercetools
8.0
Shopify Plus
8.8
Product management
commercetools
7.0
Shopify Plus
8.4
Bulk product upload
commercetools
9.0
Shopify Plus
7.9
Branding
commercetools
9.0
Shopify Plus
8.4
Product variations
commercetools
5.0
Shopify Plus
8.3
Website integration
commercetools
9.0
Shopify Plus
8.6
Visual customization
commercetools
6.0
Shopify Plus
8.4
Mobile storefront
commercetools
Shopify Plus
8.8
CMS
commercetools
Shopify Plus
8.7

Online Shopping Cart

commercetools
7.5
Shopify Plus
8.6
Abandoned cart recovery
commercetools
6.0
Shopify Plus
8.2
Checkout user experience
commercetools
9.0
Shopify Plus
9.0

Online Payment System

commercetools
7.0
Shopify Plus
9.3
eCommerce security
commercetools
7.0
Shopify Plus
9.3

eCommerce Marketing

commercetools
7.7
Shopify Plus
8.3
Promotions & discounts
commercetools
8.0
Shopify Plus
8.4
Personalized recommendations
commercetools
7.0
Shopify Plus
8.0
SEO
commercetools
8.0
Shopify Plus
8.4

eCommerce Business Management

commercetools
6.6
Shopify Plus
8.2
Multi-site management
commercetools
9.0
Shopify Plus
Order processing
commercetools
9.0
Shopify Plus
8.9
Inventory management
commercetools
6.0
Shopify Plus
8.3
Shipping
commercetools
6.0
Shopify Plus
8.1
Custom functionality
commercetools
3.0
Shopify Plus
7.5

Pros

commercetools

  • Fully API enabled platform - There is no need to use SQL or other customization. APIs cover full range of functionalities needed for an eCommerce platform and are easy to extend.
  • Cloud solution - CommerceTools is a cloud solution so there is no back office hosting/maintenance. Simply enable the API tokens and use the platform!
  • Ever expanding - The solution contains all the necessary functions to run a successful ecommerce business and the functions are constantly expanding and new capabilities are introduced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify Plus

  • Scales incredibly well. Forget about hardware concerns, load balancing, downtime, etc. and focus on eCommerce. We've seen merchants go from a few thousand dollars per month to having million dollar days, all on Shopify without having to worry about performance or scaling systems.
  • Great new features consistently being added, ahead of the curve on almost everything
  • Solid API to build on and work with, a few annoying quirks here and there for super complex use cases but overall very well documented and works well
  • Most Merchant Success Managers are good and genuinely want to be helpful
  • A fantastic user interface, very logical and easy to use
  • Tons and tons and tons of out of the box integrations. Easily the best integration marketplace of the e-commerce platforms. There's an app for that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

commercetools

  • Pricing - Commercetools has pricing limitations with respect to customer/SKU combination. If an organization provides lots of custom/contract pricing for customers, Commercetools has difficulty mapping it in. They are working on this to make it more flexible.
  • Geographic variations in product portfolio - Commercetools has central product master that doesn't provide product activation/enabling based on different geographies/elevation/sales office structures. Some creative mapping skills are needed to overcome this limitation.
  • Data mapping limitations - Commercetools lacks in out of the box data mapping limitations to full fledged ERP platforms. Extensive data mapping workshops are necessary to fit the functionalities of an ERP platform from order, to delivery , to warehouse operations and billing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify Plus

  • Some features that are non-negotiates for some businesses are missing, or are only available if you use Shopify Payments. One that comes to mind is saved/vaulted credit cards.
  • Many aspects of Shopify Plus, including pre-built reporting features and widgets in the admin interface are very obviously built for small businesses. The larger you get as a business, the more irrelevant many of Shopify Plus features become.
  • Shopify Plus does not have a robust POS at all. The POS is not enterprise-level.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

commercetools

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Shopify Plus

Shopify Plus 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Always are quick to answer our questions and help us find a solution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

commercetools

Commercetools is a headless commerce platform. It provides the front end functionality flexibility that competitors lack. The set of APIs can link with multiple solutions including voice enabled client solutions. The functionalities on the platform are ever expanding and limitations like pricing and product variations are addressed. The solution is very fast develop, integrate and deploy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify Plus

Shopify is definitely more intuitive and easier to get running than Magento. Think of it as Shopify being built for the user and Magento being built for the developer. Overall, they both have similar capacities but I would choose Shopify every time over Magento. Brightpearl has no eCommerce built in functionality but we used to use it similarly to how we use Shopify and FarApp and we run into the same issues (although the product sync is a built more stable on the FarApp side).
Jeffrey Hilliard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

commercetools

  • We were able to successfully launch the ecommerce platform in under 4 months of starting development work.
  • Integrate the same APIs to different client facing solutions.
  • The total cost of platform recovered in 8 months of deployment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify Plus

  • It allows us to train our employees easy on this tool, allowing them to be able to place orders for customer correctly. And better able to assist our customers.
  • Allows us to keep all our order information in one place, and use that order information for our loyalty program and marketing.
Rachel Blankenship | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

commercetools

General

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

Shopify Plus

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

commercetools
8.0
Shopify Plus
8.9

Support Rating

commercetools
Shopify Plus
10.0

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