bigcommerce vs shopify vs squarespace

Bigcommerce vs Shopify vs Squarespace

Builder LogoBuilder NameMore InfoPricingDemo VideoExample SitesSupport: PhoneSupport: Live ChatSupport: Email/Help DeskSupport: ForumBuilt-in Credit Card ProcessorsPayment ProcessorsNo Transaction FeesMobile App to Manage StoreExtensions or Add-onsThemes (All Mobile Ready)Drag & Drop BuilderHostingUnlimited ProductsDigital ProductsPoint of Sale SystemMarketing: Email/NewsletterMarketing: Discount Codes & CouponsMarketing: External Store IntegrationMarketing: Affiliate Program for your StoreMisc
BigcommerceVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $29.95, $79.95, CustomWatch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 324/7YesYesGoogle Checkout, Paypal, Authorize.net, +72 moreYesYesYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, IncludedYesYes Yes, via an ExtensionYesYesGoogle Shopping & Facebook Store

Yes, Paid Extensions

Abandoned Cart Saver w/ Plus & above

ShopifyVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $9, $29, $79, $179Watch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 324/7YesYesPaypal, Authorize.net, +70 moreYes, only w/ Shopify PaymentsYesYes, Paid & FreeYes, with Shogun AppYes, IncludedYes Yes, via an ExtensionYes Yes, via an ExtensionYes + Gift CardsFacebook Store, Pinterest Buyable Pins & Twitter Buy Tweets

Yes, Paid & Free Extensions

Abandoned Cart Reminder w/ Pro & above

SquarespaceVisit Site
Monthly: $26, $40Watch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3NoYes, only Mon-Fri 3AM and 8PM Eastern TimeYesOnly StripeNo, Fee starts at 3%Yes, iOS only Yes, Paid & FreeNoYes, IncludedYesYesNoYesYesFacebook Tab

No, but OSI has a solution

Abandoned Cart Reminder

Pros and Cons

When it comes to trying to narrow down your choice between Bigcommerce, Squarespace or Shopify as your shopping cart builder for your online store it can be a tough decision at first. That is until you get all the information and features laid out in front of you like in the comparison table above.

With that said personally I think you can cross off the Squarespace platform right away due to them only providing you with one payment processor. This is limiting because you will only be able to sell in the countries where that one payment processor (Stripe) is available and that is only in about 16 countries currently.

So after crossing off Squarespace you are left with the decision between Bigcommerce or Shopify? This heavily depends on the type of products you intend to sell. Click that link and read the differences between these 2 website builders and you will see what I mean. In short it comes down to whether or not your are selling products with customized text or branding on them. For instance like a T-Shirt with someones name on it. If that is the case you will want to go with Bigcommerce and not Shopify. If you are not selling customized products then I suggest you go with Shopify because it is alot easier to pickup and start building rather than trying to figure out how it works and get it to do what you want.


 
 

Shopify Tutorial Video


 
 

Squarespace

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Bigcommerce Tutorial Video

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