BigCommerce vs Shopify

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BigCommerce vs Shopify: Why businesses are making the switch

BigCommerce makes it easy to get your online store up and running quickly — with all the built-in features you need to save time and money.

Out-of-the-Box Functionality

Shopify charges additional transaction fees up to 2% per sale for merchants who do not use its proprietary payment provider. BigCommerce provides more of the native features you need to build store functionality and customer experience your way — without penalizing you by adding fees.

Greater Usability, Lower TCO

At a glance, BigCommerce and Shopify’s plans can look fairly similar. However, after examining the cost of third-party apps and add-ons, it’s easy to understand why store owners choose BigCommerce. Our native apps, automatic platform and feature updates and flat-rate pricing help reduce costs and reduce replatforming time — saving merchants up to $20,000 - $30,000 per year.

Built for Growth

With rigid API call per second limits, a cap of 100 SKUs per product and only three options per product, Shopify makes it difficult to adapt as your business grows. BigCommerce is built to grow with your business with up to 600 SKUs per product and 250 options. No matter how big you want to go, you won't outgrow us.

Why SEO Capabilities Matter

Strong SEO is a key way to improve your website’s ranking and help your customers discover you. Shopify lacks fully customizable, optimized URLs, access to edit robot.txt and CDN. BigCommerce has a distinct performance advantage, offering all of these features out-of-the-box, as well as microdata, 301 redirects and URL rewrites and a CDN (content delivery network).

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