Shopify vs. Magento vs. BigCommerce

2 Apr 2017

Do you have an ecommerce idea or are you a growing business looking to expand your reach and start selling your products online? With so many solutions out there it can be confusing to pick the best one for you. Shopify, Magento and BigCommerce are top 3 most popular ecommerce shopping carts in the market today, but which one is the best for you?

Shopify is a hosting service with ready to use templates and a built in payment gateway. There is also support for over a number of add-on apps to grow your website. The downside to the template structure of Shopify is that there are a limited number of templates, and they cannot be easily customized without using Shopify’s own programming language, Liquid. Shopify also requires that you purchase a separate package to add features such as customer reviews, wish lists and product recommendations. This means that if you are looking for a truly unique site, which you can tailor specifically to your design ideas and specifications, Shopify may not be the platform for you.

BigCommerce, as with Shopify, is a hosting service which allows for setup of your ecommerce site through the use of premade templates. BigCommerce has a number of tools built in to their standard package, including tools that would have to be purchased separately with Shopify. As with Shopify, there are a limited number of templates available for free, and you have to pay to obtain more, third party templates to make your page more unique. The free templates offered by BigCommerce are not as modern and polished as Shopify’s, and BigCommerce also has limited support for add-on apps, giving you few options when it comes to expanding and customizing your site

Magento, unlike Shopify and BigCommerce, is free, open sourced software. Because of the open source nature of Magento, it has an advantage over Shopify and BigCommerce when it comes to the number of templates, themes, apps and add-ons, with significantly more available than the other two services. Magento offers over 5000 apps and add-ons, giving you the ability to customize your site to do almost anything you could ever need. Magento offers all of the same tools as Shopify and BigCommerce when it comes to customer interaction and inventory management, as well as payment options, with the added bonus of being able to customize every aspect of each feature.

We at Deluxa are proud to provide custom Magento development, secure and Managed Magento hosting, and marketing services for Magento ecommerce. We even developed our own plugins for Magento to make the experience and management process even better. With so much experience and a team of Magento experts, we are confident that we can design you an outstanding, result driven website on the world’s best ecommerce platform that all the big players in ecommerce like Nike and Rosetta Stone are using.

Tell us about your project and we will tell you how we will make it a winner in ecommerce.

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