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Ecwid vs. BigCommerce

Looking for a BigCommerce alternative?

Compare BigCommerce to Ecwid and choose the right ecommerce platform to build and grow your online store.

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The easiest way to start selling online

Ecwid wins for Ease of Use, Ease of Setup (G2). In other words, if you just want to get started with selling online, Ecwid gives you the flexibility of embedding ecommerce in your existing site.

With BigCommerce, it’s easy to create a basic online store. But if you want to customize anything, it’s extremely complicated and tedious.

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Start for free, upgrade when ready

Ecwid has a free plan that allows you to create your store and add products before you start paying for the platform. You don’t have to upgrade until you get your first sales.

With BigCommerce, you have to subscribe to a paid plan to create your store. You have to spend money while uploading images, writing descriptions for the products, and testing available features.

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Headless ecommerce

Ecwid lets you add ecommerce anywhere. You can start selling from scratch, on an existing website, on social media, on Google, and even in person.

With BigCommerce, you can only create an ecommerce website. Unfortunately, you’ll have to move all your existing online business and traffic to your BigCommerce website. Sometimes it’s painful.

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Frequent BigCommerce concerns

Poor support
The price randomly fluctuates
Hard to customize

What our merchants are saying

My experience with Ecwid is currently really good. I work on WordPress, using Ecwid plugin. The Ecwid back-end interface is really user-friendly for the person who has to use it to manage products and orders. And the front-end interface is solid too for the customer of the e-commerce. Ecwid provides most of the tools I need to manage a small to mid-range e-commerce.
We love that it was a quick and easy process to migrate our items into ECWID. It took less than a half hour to have the bulk of our items in with current pricing. The iOS app is a joy to work with and so full featured.
I have spent months to choose e-commerce platform which will work for me. And telling you better then Ecwid for small size business- just can't find.

People trust us

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Get a powerful ecommerce solution that does the selling for you.

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what our revolutionary ecommerce platform can do for your business

Ecwid is a great BigCommerce alternative, first because Ecwid allows you to retain your existing site and also due to the pricing model. Ecwid will always offer a free plan to customers, which offers an enormous array of powerful features to address your needs. Should you require additional features or support, our reasonably priced plans offer even more capabilities all included in the software. There are no hidden costs for additional add-ons or plug-ins required to increase the capability of your site. With Ecwid, you’ll benefit from unlimited bandwidth and unlimited storage, and no transaction fees so you can grow your business without paying more to your software provider.

The 15-day free trial for BigCommerce provides only a limited opportunity for e-commerce retailers to create and test out their online store, after that you must upgrade to a paid plan. Once you’re required to begin monthly payments when your trial expires, you’re also likely to need to purchase additional plug-ins, third-party apps, or software to customize the features you need for your online store. Sometimes these fees are one-time, but most often they are monthly fees and can really add up to a costly monthly bill for your business. BigCommerce also adds on a 1.5% transaction fee for customers using their base level plan, which hits entry-level businesses where it counts and takes money away from your pocket when you’re just getting started.

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