Ecwid vs. BigCommerce

Ecwid’s free and feature-packed online store offers merchants a real alternative over the free trial “me-too” BigCommerce offering. Compare the difference between Ecwid and BigCommerce — and  see how Ecwid allows you to retain your investment in your current site and keep the flexibility to change in the future.

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Keep Your Existing Site

Start Over and be Locked-In

Retain your investment and SEO rankings with the flexibility to integrate seamlessly into your new or existing website, using any CMS platforms or our Facebook integration.

If you already have a website, you’ll need to restart the process with BigCommerce and then you will not be able to leave without starting over again

Free plan

Free Trial

Tons of features included in free plan at no additional cost and without requiring extensions or transaction fees

Only a 15-day trial, after which costs jump to $29.99/month, $79.95/month or $199.95/month. Many added features and apps require additional monthly charges

Easy to Start

Lengthy Setup Process

Simple wizard guides you to set up products, shipping, payment in minutes without the help of a developer

Requires building out an entire site in addition to a store before you can start selling and customization may require a developer for help.

Mobile-Friendly

Mobile-Maybe

Your online store is automatically mobile & optimized utilizing responsive design.

An additional template must be created to offer a mobile-optimized site to customers, requiring separate updates for both templates.

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what our revolutionary e-commerce 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 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 our of your pocket just as you’re getting started.
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