BigCommerce vs Magento

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BigCommerce vs Magento: Why make the switch

Craft endless commerce possibilities with our flexible solution, designed to help you build, innovate, and grow.

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  • Faster server response times than leading ecommerce competitors
  • Headless technology empowers content-rich commerce for your shoppers
  • Our API-driven platform is fast enough to support syncing large amounts of data quickly
  • 99.98% uptime in 2019
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 & PCI DSS 3.2, Level 1 certified
  • Single-click apps and integrations


  • Advanced store customization for Magento Commerce can be costly
  • 3 version updates and 6 security patches to remain current in 2019
  • Staying current with updates and patches requires developer resources to maintain business continuity
  • Adding on new extensions post-launch can be heavily involved, especially for complex and customized stores
  • Merchant maintains updates, patches, and PCI DSS compliance 
  • Migrating from Magento 1.9 is full replatform

Your Commerce, Beyond Limits

Create commerce everywhere, all on the industry’s only open SaaS platform.

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Lower total cost of ownership

Paying for infrastructure, development, hosting and maintenance with Magento adds up. Unlock profit to reinvest in growth with BigCommerce, leaving ongoing costs behind.

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Security, reliability & performance

Don’t risk your brand—the average data breach cost $3.92M in 2019. Power up with uncompromising speed on Google Cloud Platform, all while maintaining PCI DSS compliance.

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Flexible integrations & APIs

Focus on innovation, not the costs and complexity of Magento. Our open SaaS solution provides flexible, robust integrations to help you create unique commerce experiences.

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Open SaaS vs Open Source

Use developer resources for revenue-driving initiatives instead of maintaining PCI DSS compliance, security patches and updates required by an open source platform.

Migration Success Stories

“I’ve worked with Magento before—but we needed a fast solution where we wouldn’t have to worry about the technical aspects of the migration. There was also a cost involved; moving to Magento would have been significantly more expensive. BigCommerce was the best fit for us.”

Cory BarnesDigital Marketing Manager
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“Magento was one huge headache after another — from security updates to parts of our site not functioning. With BigCommerce, none of that is a concern now, which is great. We don’t have to spend time worrying about that, and we can spend time on running our business.”

Randy Choi & Billy ThompsonCo-Founders
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“We found there were constant updates needed with Magento. Any plugins you had or any kind of apps that you had running, might not work after the update—leading to loss of sales.”

Andrea BurgEcommerce Manager
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“Prior to BigCommerce, we were on Magento. For everything you wanted to do, there was a different functionality and plugin that you had to buy. We wanted flexibility to market to our customers, and BigCommerce lets us do anything we want from the get go.”

Ken WardDirector of Ecommerce
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Grow your business with BigCommerce

Explore our open SaaS features that accelerate growth, not complexity — migrate in just 2-4 months.