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Overview

Bigcommerce is an all-in-one SaaS ecommerce platform for growing and established online businesses that want a powerful solution...

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Designed for store owners and developers to build & run eCommerce sites, WooCommerce is an extendable, adaptable, open-sourced...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

29.95

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  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from

Free

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

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70

20

3

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
93%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

209

105

24

3

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

BigCommerce is a recent addition to my portfolio and I must say that I am impressed thus far. Their customer support and willingness to be creative to solve an obstacle has impressed me.
BigCommerce is a dedicated ecommerce platform and is thus very suited for any store from simple to sophisticated.
Bigcommerce is a great platform for small businesses or businesses in general that do not have a great budget to start developing their e-commerce.

Pros

The best part for me is that woocommerce is free providing an excellent e-commerce environment for fresh users containing a variety of different features.
All in all, it is the single best shopping solution for Wordpress. I used it on a few websites that I made and I loved it mainly because it was very easy and quick to set up.
I can only recommend WooCommerce as the simplest and the best solution that saves you thousands of dollars in development.

Cons

Every app I’ve installed has caused a problem with another app or the native functionality of the platform. Simple desires have been turned into nightmares and BigCommerce has offered no support.
There are some instances where the lack of control or access to the server has caused us to change some of our plans, but it's nothing I would call a dealbreaker.
Custom styles get very costly. Some features that should be standard are non existent.

Cons

However, I can see if folks are not inclined to be DIY about this they might be annoyed with the lack of documentation WITHIN Wordpress.
My overall experience was extremely frustrating and disappointing.
A bit limited in functionality and if you need additional plugins it can end up being quite costly and complex to mantain updates.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review14 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review7 days ago

Key features

  • Total features78
  • API
  • Abandoned Cart Saver
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Auto-Responders
  • Bulk Ordering
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Channel Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Content Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Touchpoints
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Security
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • De-Coupled Front & Back Ends
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • For B2B
  • Fraud Detection
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Kitting
  • Loyalty Program
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Store
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Store Builder
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • PCI Compliance
  • Payment Options
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Ratings / Reviews
  • Projections
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Editing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Refund Management
  • Reordering
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Returns Management
  • Reviews Management
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Commerce
  • Social Media Integration
  • Tagging
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features18
  • API
  • Abandoned Cart Saver
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Auto-Responders
  • Bulk Ordering
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Channel Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Content Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Touchpoints
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Security
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • De-Coupled Front & Back Ends
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • For B2B
  • Fraud Detection
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Kitting
  • Loyalty Program
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Store
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Store Builder
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • PCI Compliance
  • Payment Options
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Ratings / Reviews
  • Projections
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Editing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Refund Management
  • Reordering
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Returns Management
  • Reviews Management
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Commerce
  • Social Media Integration
  • Tagging
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations392
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Instagram
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations569
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Instagram
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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BigCommerce

Easy to use but expensive

Reviewed 3 years ago

It's pretty easy to use but has its limitations.

Pros

I implemented this software with a local manufacturer to sell their products online and it was easy to use, pretty intuitive, and hooked up with a number of other online services, which was great!

Cons

I don't like how expensive it is and it can be limited in what it can do, where a custom install like woocommerce on WordPress is much more customizable.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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BigCommerce

Easy to make basic sites, difficult to do more

Reviewed 3 years ago

It does the basics well, but there are plenty of e-commerce platforms out there that outperform BigCommerce. In my experience Shopify is better than BigCommerce is every way. I even prefer WordPress with WooCommerce to this.

Pros

BigCommerce does make it easy to list and sell products online. The product manager is pretty comprehensive, and most of the pages are made for you - including the home page. It includes several SEO features out of the box, which encourages users to make higher quality listings that will sell easier. There are many custom themes for Bigcommerce, and most of them look great. The interface has gotten a much needed facelift in the past few years.

Cons

If you're trying to do more than the basics, Bigcommerce (BC) is difficult to work with. App extensions are present, but nowhere close to the breadth and depth of functionality available to WordPress. They do have a theme editor, but it requires tricky setup and command-line actions to update. Compared to Shopify's theme editor which is all in-browser, the BC theme editor is lacking. Documentation...

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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BigCommerce

Great E-Commerce Solution!

Reviewed 10 months ago

It's a pleasant and delightful experience. It is a robust e-commerce solution for B2B, B2C and Wholesalers.

Pros

At our agency, we were used to working with WooCommerce, Shopify and we had never really worked with BigCommerce. Until we decided that it was time to step things up for one of our clients. We had a delightful surprise to see that BigCommerce is one of the most complete platforms out there, that is extremely user friendly whilst being robust and complete. You have every type of solution you can imagine within your platform. From Wholesale B2B to a simple one page shop, you can build it all. BigCommerce offers amazing templates you can choose from, and also the Cornerstone which is a blank canvas. As an agency, we've gone through the partnership process and we are officially a part of BigCommerce marketplace!

Cons

What I don't like is how the development can be a bit different than what we're accustomed to, and not as user friendly as Wordpress. For instance, on Wordpress our team can set up the background in a friendly way for our customers to use and manipulate sections without the need of a developer 24hs helping them. Now as far as BigCommerce goes, the way some pages are set up require you to have an intermediate understanding of HTML if you want to manipulate some text and imagery. I find this quite difficult since our clients are the ones changing content on the website once we hand it off to them.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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WooCommerce

WooCommerce Review

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Creating online stores and integrating payments on WordPress have never been easier, zero codings needed. It is optimized for SEO, so that with it's simplicity ticks all the boxes for me.

Cons

Well, I said easy setup and payment integration but it is not as easy as it's immediate competitors Shopify and BigCommerce.

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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WooCommerce

A good eCommerce solution

Reviewed 2 months ago

We have moved on from WooCommerce with the exception of two small stores, however I feel it is a good basic solution for a startup or a smaller company.

Pros

WooCommerce provides a cheap basic solution for online store and eCommerce. I view it as a stepping stone on the way to a better solution like Shopify or BigCommerce, but you have to start somewhere, and it does well in this role. Cheap and simple.

Cons

It simply does not have the features or functionality of BigCommerce or Shopify, but as a starting point I do actually recommend WooCommerce.

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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WooCommerce

A great e-commerce solution, but still awhile to go...

Reviewed 8 months ago

WooCommerce is great in its e-commerce features but lacks where its obvious competitors are excelling in, turning it into a second-grade choice when compared to the likes of BigCommerce, Krepling, and Shopify.

Pros

WooCommerce is great in its core product offering. It offerings everything one could ask for when looking to deploy an online store. It is simple and easy to use and also has a decent array of features. For WordPress users, it is a must-have if you are looking to deploy online selling functions.

Cons

Where WooCommerce falls short is its simplicity. Whilst platforms like Shopify, Krepling, and BigCommerce have mastered the ability to simplify and centralize the online selling environment and business management, WooCommerce has yet to innovate any of its central dashboards and interfaces. I have used WooCommerce for 3.5 years, and despite it being a very powerful selling tool, I have never been...