Bigcommerce vs Shopify: Make a Difficult Decision Simple [2022]

BigCommerce vs Shopify. Side-by-Side Comparison

BigCommerce vs Shopify. Popularity

BigCommerce vs Shopify. Usability

BigCommerce vs Shopify. Design

BigCommerce vs Shopify. Marketing and SEO

BigCommerce vs Shopify. Shipping Options

BigCommerce vs Shopify. Reports

BigCommerce vs Shopify. Pricing

  • Standard: $29.95 per month
  • Plus: $79 per month
  • Enterprise: pricing varies depending on requirements
  • Lite: $9 / month
  • Basic: $29 / month
  • Pro: $79 / month
  • Unlimited: $179 / month
  • Shopify Plus: pricing varies depending on requirements

BigCommerce vs Shopify. Extensions

BigCommerce vs Shopify. Fees

  • Transactional Fees. Shopify does charge transactional fees, while BigCommerce doesn’t.
  • Flexibility. Shopify provides more stuff than BigCommerce. There are many more themes, and substantially more apps (2,400 compared to BigCommerce’s several hundred).
  • Pricing factor. Although BigCommerce places a sales limit, Shopify charges transaction fees instead. BigCommerce does have a slight edge in the value on offer at its prices. Shopify pricing is friendlier is you take advantage of Shopify Payments processing rates. Both online store platforms include your SSL certificate.
  • Customer service. Since BigCommerce has changed its pricing policy multiple times over the recent years, it’s customer service has experienced negative reviews. Shopify, on the other hand, has been very consistent with pricing over the years and continues to offer great customers and technical support to its clients.


  • Most features are available without paying for plugins
  • Better SEO capabilities than Shopify
  • Can be more complex to use than Shopify
  • Finding BigCommerce developers is harder


  • Strong developer community
  • Fantastic social media integration
  • Need to pay for plugins to unlock advanced features
  • High transaction fees if you don’t use Shopify Payments

Final decision



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