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BigCommerce
vs Magento

Get a beautiful online store that’s easier to maintain and built to scale at 1/4 the cost of Magento.


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BigCommerce
vs Magento

Get a beautiful online store that’s easier to maintain and built to scale at 1/4 the cost of Magento.


REQUEST A DEMO
No risk, no obligation




BigCommerce is built for growth

Forget forced replatforming on Magento 2.0. We’ll bring you automatic PCI compliance, seamless upgrades and 50% faster go-to-market time.

Lower total cost of ownership

  • Reduce expenses by as much as 75%
  • No hosting costs
  • No server maintenance or equipment costs
  • 50% faster go-to-market time for new sites
  • No need to invest in bug fixes, software upgrades, or security patches

Cloud-based, unlimited scalability

  • Automatic software upgrades
  • No need to buy extra server capacity for volume fluctuations
  • More out-of-the box advanced features
  • Market leader in omni-channel retailing
  • Completely customizable themes and templates

Security, speed, and fraud protection

  • Industry-leading 99.99% uptime
  • 100% uptime during Cyber Week for the last 3 years
  • Integrated fraud protection tools
  • Guaranteed, multi-layered security
  • Automated PCI compliance
Between daily maintenance, custom development work, licenses and hosting fees, we were spending tens of thousands of dollars in unforeseen costs [with Magento] just to keep the store running. Gary Pellegrino Jr., President of Bulk Apothecary

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Between daily maintenance, custom development work, licenses and hosting fees, we were spending tens of thousands of dollars in unforeseen costs [with Magento] just to keep the store running. Gary Pellegrino Jr., President of Bulk Apothecary

Read their case study


Seamlessly scale your business

Invest in areas that grow your business instead of dedicating resources to just maintenance and upkeep.

Magento 2.0 means forced replatforming

Customers moving from an earlier version of Magento to Magento 2.0 will need to reinstall and re-setup their entire store on a new platform. With BigCommerce, you get automatic upgrades immediately. No installation or integration fees and no downtime with each upgrade.

Get more out-of-the-box features

BigCommerce is a SaaS solution built for growth with more native features than Magento. You’ll spend less on complicated integrations, plugins, and add-ons and tie up fewer resources in managing all of those apps.

Easily integrate business applications

Our highly extensible and flexible platform allows you to develop and scale your business faster. BigCommerce works seamlessly with a wide assortment of enterprise-grade apps that can be installed with one click.

Save money at 1/4 the cost of Magento

We provide the best ROI in the industry with more native features, no hosting or maintenance costs, and automatic software upgrades.

No hosting or maintenance costs

You don’t have to carry the burden of owning infrastructure with BigCommerce. We handle all site hosting and include unlimited bandwidth. Magento hosting typically costs four figures per month and can surge during the holiday season.

Launch faster

Go to market 50% faster, our in-house catalog transfer team can do the heavy lifting, so you can launch in 12 days or less on average. Or take a look at our self-service catalog transfer app designed to walk you through the process step by step.

Save on developer resources

With Magento, you'll have to bring in expensive resources to handle bugs, updates, or partner integrations. Our SaaS platform gives you automatic upgrades, completely customizable themes, and flexible templates.

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I recently moved two of my stores from Magento over to BigCommerce and, without any other major changes, doubled my revenue year-over-year on both sites. Plus, we went with a BigCommerce Enterprise option, which is a fraction of what we were paying with Magento and one-tenth of the headache. John McCann, CEO of Spectrum Audio

Save money at 1/4 the cost of Magento

We provide the best ROI in the industry with more native features, no hosting or maintenance costs, and automatic software upgrades.

No hosting or maintenance costs

You don’t have to carry the burden of owning infrastructure with BigCommerce. We handle all site hosting and include unlimited bandwidth. Magento hosting typically costs four figures per month and can surge during the holiday season.

Launch faster

Go to market 50% faster, our in-house catalog transfer team can do the heavy lifting, so you can launch in 12 days or less on average. Or take a look at our self-service catalog transfer app designed to walk you through the process step by step.

Save on developer resources

With Magento, you'll have to bring in expensive resources to handle bugs, updates, or partner integrations. Our SaaS platform gives you automatic upgrades, completely customizable themes, and flexible templates.



I recently moved two of my stores from Magento over to BigCommerce and, without any other major changes, doubled my revenue year-over-year on both sites. Plus, we went with a BigCommerce Enterprise option, which is a fraction of what we were paying with Magento and one-tenth of the headache. John McCann, CEO of Spectrum Audio

Magento is 4x the cost of BigCommerce

Calculate your total cost of ownership and imagine where you could reinvest the savings

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Get better security, speed, and fraud protection

On-premise solutions like Magento make your company responsible for administration of the core software. With BigCommerce, we handle the heavy lifting.

Peace of mind with industry-leading uptime

With 99.99% server uptime, we keep your business running and orders processed even during peak seasons. In fact, for the last three years, BigCommerce has achieved 100% store uptime during Cyber Week. We also offer guaranteed SLAs — a commitment Magento can’t offer.

Guaranteed security and PCI compliance

With Magento, patches and bug fixes require integration installation from your developers and agencies. But we handle PCI compliance, DDoS mitigation, and fraud protection for you so you don't have to drain resources on your site security and reliability.



I’m personally aware of merchants who pay agencies retainers well north of $10,000 per month to keep their site up to date and secure. Most of that money is spent on ‘treading water’ rather than ‘moving the needle.’ Andy Long, co-founder and VP of business development at Interstellar



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