Demand for SaaS-based e-commerce platforms has grown rapidly over the last 12-18 months, with benefits in terms of scale, cost of ownership, reduced platform maintenance and management overhead.
Platforms such as Salesforce Commerce Cloud have been a major SaaS option in the mid-market for several years, but recently they have been challenged by BigCommerce and Shopify Plus.
The article focuses on Shopify Plus and BigCommerce, which have seen significant growth over the past 12 months, in various areas.
Let’s see how BigCommerce vs Shopify Plus compare and which option is better for your enterprise.
Here are some of Shopify Plus key selling points:
- Scalable SaaS-based ecommerce solution with a low cost of ownership, perfect for relatively simple online retailers.
- A very strong eco-system technology partner and existing integration with complementary systems – reduces the time-to-market for new features compared to most platforms.
- A very strong network of integration partners
- Proven in the business range for non-complex B2C retailers – many major brands already use the platform.
Shopify Plus is a well-established ecommerce platform. It has built a truly robust ecosystem around the platform and has a number of major retailers who use the platform such as Bebe, Kylie Cosmetics, Decathlon, Dr Axe, Gymshark, Steve Madden, and others.
Shopify Plus has grown worldwide, but they are particularly important in the UK, Australia, and North America.
BigCommerce vs Shopify Plus: Conclusion
We have heard about a lot of positive experiences with Shopify Plus and we’ve never witnessed someone to be unhappy and move on another platform.
The ease of use, the low total cost of ownership, the level of control, as well as, the set of features make this platform excellent.
BigCommerce are building a strong proposition in the market. There are areas where BigCommerce is stronger than Shopify, however, in most cases, Shopify is a better option.
They are both great platforms. It is time to pick one – the best one for your enterprise.