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Magento vs Bigcommerce [Side-by-Side] [Dec 2018]
Magento vs Bigcommerce

Magento vs Bigcommerce

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
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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

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Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3NoNoNoAmazon Payments, PayPal, Authorize.net, and Google CheckoutYesPaid (Android & iOS)Yes, Paid & FreeNoNoYesYesYes, PaidYesYesFacebook Store Free, Google Shopping Paid

Yes, Paid extension

Pros and Cons Scoreboard

Pricing: Magento small logo
Support Phone:bigcommerce logo
Support Live Chat:bigcommerce logo
Support Email/Help Desk:bigcommerce logo
Support Forum: Tie
Built-in Credit Card Processors: Tie
Payment Processors:bigcommerce 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: Tie
Hosting:bigcommerce logo
Unlimited Products: Tie
Digital Products: Tie
Point of Sale System: Tie
Marketing: Email/Newsletter: Tie
Marketing: Discount Codes & Coupons: Tie
Marketing: External Store Integration: Tie
Marketing: Affiliate Program for your Store: Tie
Misc: N/A

Ties: 14

 Bigcommerce wins: 5

Magento wins: 1


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Magento: CE

For the free version of Magento compared to a paid version of Bigcommerce, Magento didn’t lose too horribly bad. If this is what you are thinking then I would urge you to take a look at the eCommerce software chart to compare these two further against the others and you will see how far apart they actually are. If this is your venture into creating an eCommerce site I would definitely recommend opting for the extra support. Not only will it help you immensely but it will save your hours of Googling the issues you might face or try to troubleshoot alone.