If you are building a brand or an ecommerce store in 2018 or beyond, the 2 major players in the all in one SAAS space are Shopify and BigCommerce. Yes you can use other platforms (Like Magento, or Squarespace, or even Woocommerce) but the truth is, the vast majority of BIG brands (and successful stores) use Shopify or Bigcommerce in 2018….and that trend is expected to continue in 2019 and beyond.
Here is a review that compares Shopify and Bigcommerce – BUT that is a bit promotional for Shopify. (which we always use and love)
In fairness – both are excellent platforms, and I personally prefer Shopify for it’s greater selection of free themes, great apps, marketing experts (Shopify Gurus) who will help you build your brand and business, and the incredible assortment of tools and tech they offer to help all of us launch successful online ecommerce stores.
That said, Bigcommerce has higher fees – but charges no fees on transactions (Shopify charges a nick under 3%) and has a larger assortment of built in tools for launching your store. (in other words, things you won’t need an “app” to do)
Don’t waste time trying to pick the perfect platform – just pick something – and launchit! That’s the secret – they both offer amazing platforms that WILL empower you do great things, without needing to touch a line of code. (focus on marketing, brand building and launching your store – NOT updating the tech)
Check out Shopify Here – and get a free trial to test their best features, 100% free.
Check out Bigcommerce, Here. (free trial offer coming soon!)