Shopify vs Big Cartel

Shopify vs Big Cartel

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
ShopifyVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $9, $29, $79, $179Watch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 324/7YesYesPaypal,, +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

Big CartelVisit Site
Monthly: Free, $9.99, $19.99, $29.99Watch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3NoNoYes, Monday–Friday, 9am–6pm EST. Light coverage weekends and evenings.Stripe & Paypal. Square Register and cash options via POS appYesYesYesNoYes, IncludedNo, each plan has a product limit. (look in Misc for more info)Yes w/ their integrated sister-serviceYes, iOS appNoYesFacebook Tab

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Pricing: bigcartel logo
Support Phone:shopify logo
Support Live Chat:shopify logo
Support Email/Help Desk:shopify logo
Support Forum:shopify logo
Built-in Credit Card Processors: Tie
Payment Processors:shopify logo
No Transaction Fees: Tie
Mobile App to Manage Store: Tie
Extensions or Add-ons: Tie
Themes (all have mobile ready themes): Tie
Drag & Drop Builder:shopify logo
Hosting: Tie
Unlimited Products: Tie (Shopify does the same thing with its packages but ultimately has an unlimited option. I’m just calling a tie.)
Digital Products: Tie
Point of Sale System: Tie
Marketing: Email/Newsletter:shopify logo
Marketing: Discount Codes & Coupons: Tie
Marketing: External Store Integration:shopify logo
Marketing: Affiliate Program for your Store:shopify logo
Misc: N/A


Big Cartel wins: 1

Shopify wins: 9


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Big Cartel’s target audience is creators, artists, etc. Their goal is to provide an easy and highly unique online storefront. This is fine and dandy but you can also do the very same things with Shopify. You should also keep in mind that if or when your online store starts booming and you start to get more demand you won’t have as many features available to you on Big Cartel that you would on Shopify to maximize your revenue and retain your customers.


Shopify Tutorial Video


Big Cartel Getting Started

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