Are you thinking of springboarding to eCommerce but stuck at choosing the right platform? Many would have suggested platforms like Magento, BigCommerce, and Shopify.
This eBook helps you in a part of your evaluation process. We have compared Magento Commerce and BigCommerce based on time-to-market, scalability, security, and so on.
Comparing based on a breakdown of crucial aspects that can make or break an eCommerce store can help you make an informed decision.
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Planning for Future Growth
Ecommerce merchants have long enjoyed a steady growth in business, growing from a small segment of the consumer’s wallet 15 years ago to an impressive 16% of total retail in 2019. Then along came the global stay-at-home orders, which accelerated its upward trajectory.
By the beginning of Q2 of this year, online sales were up 68% over Q2 sales in 2019. As a growing eCommerce brand, you feel the opportunities and challenges of the consumer’s increasing reliance on online sales daily.
You realize that your brand is outgrowing the platform on which you built your site. To keep up with your growing business, you need more scale, flexibility, and a set of robust features to help you reach, engage, and convert customers across all of your channels.
What is your eCommerce maturity level?
BigCommerce is an all-in-one package that allows you to go live quickly. The flip side is that you won’t get a highly customized “dream” site.
Magento Commerce is a robust, highly customizable platform more suitable to companies with a mature eCommerce practice.
Are you a pure B2B player?
BigCommerce has a more limited B2B feature set than Magento Commerce 2, although third-party developers have built extensions to enable more features.
Do you anticipate substantial growth in sales?
BigCommerce charges by sales thresholds: $50k, $150k, and $400k in yearly sales. Once reached, the company automatically bumps you up into the next tier. You’ll need to accommodate the higher cost of success as you plan your eCommerce expenses.
Criteria for Selection
On the face of it, BigCommerce is the most affordable, starting at just $29.95 per month. That compares to Magento Commerce’s starting price of $1,988 per month.
However, there are a few things to take into consideration. First, BigCommerce plans are tied to your annual revenue, and the company automatically bumps you up to the next level as your sales increase.
As a hosted, cloud-based platform, BigCommerce has a faster launch time. By leveraging its pre-built store themes and out-of-the-box functionality, you can be up and running on BigCommerce faster than Magento. With Magento, you’re responsible for hosting, security, website design, and any additional functionality before going live. In our experience, a Magento Commerce site takes three to four months to build.
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Compare Magento Commerce and BigCommerce based on a breakdown of crucial aspects that can make or break an eCommerce store. The eCommerce platform choice you’ll make today will have far-reaching consequences in the years to come. This eBook is a starter guide for you to make an informed decision.Download