Wix vs Shopify vs WooCommerce vs BigCommerce vs Magento vs Jimdo

Online (e-commmerce) stores are a very popular alternative if you’re looking for a viable business model. They can bring some great benefits to new business owners who want to get their hands dirty, so to speak, and offer their products to a wide audience.

That’s why today we’re comparing the top 6 of the most popular and best e-commmerce and online store solutions available on the market.

We’ve analyzed every important aspect that will help you develop a business in the e-commerce space… From pricing tables, features, design, ease-of-use, to hosting issues, pros and cons of each platform, target audience, number of product attributes allowed, marketing optimization, and more.

In the end, we hope this will become your “complete guide” to getting started with e-commerce and picking between these 6 alternatives: Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce, Bigcommerce, Wix, and Jimdo.

Shopify vs Magento vs WooCommerce vs Bigcommerce vs Wix

 UPDATE (September 2016).  The short version, if you’re in a hurry and just want to get a basic overview, here are the top e-commerce alternatives:
WixShopifyMagentoWooCommerceBigcommerceJimdo
wixshopifymagentowooBigCommercejimdo
PRICE (MONTHLY) free 
$4.08
$9.25
$12.42
$16.17
$24.90
$9
$29
$79
$179
 free 
$18,000
 free $29.95
$79.95
$199.95
 free 
$7.50
$20.00
UNLIMITED PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES
MOBILE COMMERCE
IN-BUILT MARKETING
EASE OF USE 10 / 10 9 / 107 / 108 / 10 10 / 10 9 / 10
OVERALL SCORE 10 / 10 9 / 107 / 108 / 10 10 / 10 8 / 10
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THE FULL REVIEW COMPARISON:

Wix

PRICE

Based on the plan: free, $4.08, $9.25, $12.42, $16.17, $24.90 (per month). Wix presents the price tags in your local currency.

MAIN FEATURES
  • Wide selection of professionally designed templates.
  • Drag-and-drop store builder built-in.
  • Photo galleries for showcasing your products.
  • Optimized for mobile use.
  • Global shipping and tax management.
  • Secured shopping cart.
  • Easy tracking for every order.
  • 100 fully customizable templates filtered by categories.
  • Tons of additional web apps and services available.
  • Hosting included.
PROS
  • Comes with tons of templates filtered in many categories. No matter the purpose of your store, you will surely find a template that will fit your website.
  • It offers free hosting and the freedom to make your store look exactly the way you have imagined it. Besides that, Wix helps you by providing video tutorials on how to use the platform.
  • It has integrated Wix HTML5 editor for customizing every page, and a drag-and-drop builder.
CONS
  • Having almost everything customizable can be a little bit confusing because you have to literally create the site by yourself and choose from lots of options (adding a template, text, pictures, buttons, menus etc.)
  • Shows only two product attributes: size and color.
PREFERRED USER GROUP
People who want a functional website that they can build on their own, and who also need an e-commerce component to go alongside it.
EASE OF USE
All you have to do is sign up, choose a category of your design, and then pick a template. Wix directs you through all the offerings and options. Overall, this is what every non-technical user needs! Every customization and change are a piece of cake. You can choose this alternative e-commerce tool (vs Magento or the other ones) if you’re very new to the topic.
OVERALL SCORE – 10/10
MAIN FEATURES
  • More than 100 professional themes.
  • Stores are mobile-friendly.
  • You can edit HTML and CSS directly.
  • You can hook up your own domain name.
  • Usable website builder.
  • Full blogging platform available.
  • Marketing and SEO optimized (social media integration, product reviews, email marketing, discounts).
  • Unlimited bandwidth.
  • Site analytics.
PROS
  • Shopify offers free hosting. That means you won’t have to do anything else other than getting an account and then creating your products right away.
  • Comes with many SEO options and social links. This will help you with your product and website promotion.
  • The admin area interface looks modern and user-friendly. It can be pretty intuitive for every user.
CONS
  • Shopify doesn’t offer more than their three default product attributes. Every product in the store is defined by its size, color, and material. You can add lots of options for each of these parameters, but you can’t create new ones.
PREFERRED USER GROUP
This tool is a good alternative for both beginners to e-commerce and professionals. Beginners will appreciate the friendly design that takes you by the hand through the whole process of building a great-looking store. While professional users can take advantage of the multitude of options and settings that Shopify has to offer.
EASE OF USE
Shopify offers a simplified way of launching an online store that’s doable for everyone. All you have to do is create an account, select a free theme, easily customize the design, and that’s it. Simply follow what’s going on in the left-hand side menu, add products and their details, and select your preferred options. Making a store operational is really straightforward. Shopify does a lot better job in this department vs Magento or any other tool.
OVERALL SCORE – 9/10

Magento

PRICE

Based on the plan: free (downloadable software), $18,000 (per year).

MAIN FEATURES
  • Responsive structure (available on the iPhone, iPad, Android, and mobile HTML5 is pre-integrated).
  • Fully customizable design, using templates.
  • Customer segmentation, targeted promotions and merchandising available.
  • Automated email marketing reminder.
  • Private sales feature (restrict catalog to specific customers).
  • Multiple wish lists.
  • Content management system integrated.
  • Polls and customer groups.
  • Unlimited product attributes.
PROS
  • It comes with a professional look, with well organized information and categories, covering each aspect that could help you build an ideal store.
  • Magento comes with very detailed content and information. Any category offers lots of options that will surely lead to a professional and a successful website.
CONS
  • It has not a very user-friendly layout, it takes many steps to customize the settings and the design has also a classic old forum design. It can be a little complicated and confusing the users.
  • The premium plan is hugely expensive.
PREFERRED USER GROUP
Magento definitely offers a set of complex settings and options for starting and growing a big business. If you need it for big companies and enterprises, it will surely help you develop a great store, with everything on the list checked.
EASE OF USE
Actually, it may take a little time to get familiar with Magento’s design. It is created in an old school-way. Accessing Magento’s admin area can be a little difficult at the beginning and a real burden for people who are unfamiliar with this kind of work. Overall, vs Shopify or other tools, Magento comes with a complex and not-so-friendly front-end, and it can take a while to find all its “secrets.” But for more advanced users, it’s an e-commerce alternative that offers a lot of things needed when building a larger online store.
OVERALL SCORE – 7/10

WooCommerce

PRICE

Based on the plan: free – it’s a WordPress plugin.

MAIN FEATURES
  • Bundled with payment gateways … PayPal, BACS and Cash on Delivery.
  • Options to offer free shipping or flat rate shipping.
  • Reporting on incoming sales, reviews, inventory levels and general store performance.
  • Configure tax settings with tax classes and local tax rates.
  • Marketing campaigns (discount options, usage limits, product/user restrictions, etc.).
  • Built as a WordPress plugin and available from the wp-admin of your site.
PROS
  • Comes with user reviews and ratings. Clients can easily vote every product by adding ratings to their comments.
  • It comes with nicely organized reports. They are carefully filtered in specific categories: sales by date, by product, by category, coupons by date etc.
  • WooCommerce is a free plugin. All you have to do is to download it and start adding products right from your WordPress dashboard.
CONS
  • Even though WordPress is free, it doesn’t come with free hosting. So you will need to pay for it separately.
  • Even though it’s simple, you still need to take care of the setup on your own – which involves downloading and then installing the plugin on your WordPress site. If you don’t have a WordPress site, that’s even more work. A WooCommerce-friendly theme helps too.
PREFERRED USER GROUP
People who can benefit from this plugin the most are those who work with the WordPress platform. If you already own a WordPress website, have your own hosting, and everything is going well, you have to only install WooCommerce and that’s it. If not, you have to create a new site from scratch.
EASE OF USE
This plugin is pretty straightforward alternative once you install it on your WordPress site. You can customize everything from within your dashboard, test it and change all the options until you’re satisfied with the result. As long as you know a little bit about WordPress, it shouldn’t be a problem. Overall, WooCommerce makes WordPress people’s lives easier when they need an e-commerce store installed. The plugin itself works smoothly, provides helpful features and is user-friendly. Vs Shopify or other tools on this list, WooCommerce seems like a nice alternative.
OVERALL SCORE – 8/10
MAIN FEATURES
  • Stores are mobile-friendly.
  • SEO-friendly.
  • Built-in marketing features.
  • Design options: themes, point-and-click tools, customizable CSS/HTML.
  • Integration with hundreds of leading accounting, marketing, and inventory management systems.
  • You can hook up your own domain name.
  • Reports, and payment gateways built-in.
PROS
  • The admin page is very user-friendly and can guide you very well through every step. It has a drag-and-drop builder integrated, which makes it even easier.
  • Bigcommerce comes also with free hosting and with a variety of themes, both premium and free. Also, it gives you the option to code your own theme right on the site in a special HTML/CSS editor. So if you’re good at coding, you can personalize your design.
  • The customers database provides a lot of information on every client. So you can get to know your audience very well.
CONS
  • Despite its great features and its friendly layout, Bigcommerce doesn’t offer a free plan or a cheap entry-level plan.
PREFERRED USER GROUP
This can be a good choice for big companies because the platform works efficiently on big installs.
EASE OF USE
Is has Magento’s complexity when we talk about settings and features, but they are showcased in a more friendly way. It has a modern design and a very friendly admin page. It should be relatively easy to create a shop with Bigcommerce, which makes it a good overall alternative vs Shopify or other tools on the list.
OVERALL SCORE – 10/10

Jimdo

PRICE

Based on the plan: free, $7.50, $20.00 (per month).

MAIN FEATURES
  • Modern design templates, covering a lot of niches.
  • Possibility to use your own domain name.
  • Customizable themes.
  • PayPal integration (including credit cards).
  • Allows test orders.
  • No transaction fees.
  • SEO-friendly.
  • Mobile responsive.
  • Mobile apps available.
  • HTML5 compatible.
  • Drag-and-drop content editing.
PROS
  • Easy setup. Helps you out by asking about the purpose of your website.
  • Really user-friendly interface.
  • Allows you to launch a new e-commerce store in minutes.
CONS
  • Only up to 5 products in your store on the free version.
  • Editing your product details isn’t as straightforward.
PREFERRED USER GROUP
Jimdo looks like a really good solution for people who want to launch an e-commerce store fast, and would prefer for the platform to suggest the best possible settings for them.
EASE OF USE
Jimdo is really effective when it comes to letting you launch a basic e-commerce store fast. There’s only minimal configuration, and all the settings are quite easy to grasp (only product editing isn’t perfect). In the end, Jimdo can save you if you need an online store ASAP.
OVERALL SCORE – 8/10

The winner?

For me,  after all the experiments with each platform on this list, it’s Wix  (previously, it was Bigcommerce).

The main advantage of Wix over Bigcommerce is that there is a free plan available. Additionally, I felt very comfortable setting up the store and then doing various experiments with it.

WordPress lovers would say that it’s easier to use WooCommerce because all you have to do is install the free plugin and all is set and done. But a normal user would have many steps to go through in order to create an online store from the ground up. They’d need to get a hosting account, install WordPress, and only then install WooCommerce. However, if you already have a WordPress site, WooCommerce is a great solution.

In other cases,  Wix, Shopify, and Bigcommerce  could be better alternatives if you don’t need a complicated store with advanced features and customizations.

WixShopifyMagentoWooCommerceBigcommerceJimdo
wixshopifymagentowooBigCommercejimdo
PRICE (MONTHLY) free 
$4.08
$9.25
$12.42
$16.17
$24.90
$9
$29
$79
$179
 free 
$18,000
 free $29.95
$79.95
$199.95
 free 
$7.50
$20.00
UNLIMITED PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES
MOBILE COMMERCE
IN-BUILT MARKETING
EASE OF USE 10 / 10 9 / 107 / 108 / 10 10 / 10 9 / 10
OVERALL SCORE 10 / 10 9 / 107 / 108 / 10 10 / 10 8 / 10
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By the way, do you have any first-hand experience with any of these e-commerce solutions? Feel free to share.

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  • You’re right, Adelina.
    Online store model is really becoming popular in these days.

    Moreover, building an automated ecommerce is one of my projects for the future.
    The first challenge is creating an awesome design, which is possible with one of the services you listed in this post.
    The next big challenge is building “natural” links and get organic traffic, that we know, is the one which converts more, based on statistics
    (this could be your next post?).

    Among all the ones you listed, I knew only WooCommerce (actually WooThemes were the first premium themes I purchased in 2010, for the very first site I built).
    I took a look at BigCommerce, it really has great features. I loved the site showcased.

    In conclusion, I think if you pay, you have something of value back!
    Thanks for the post, really instructional.

  • Adelina,

    What a nice comparison you have putted up. very nice!

    I have hands on experience on Magento as I have worked for one of my client few years ago. I have used wix’s free version as well. Apart from these I don’t have any knowledge about the rest ones.
    As per your comparison and ratings, bigcommerce. I am sure many people who are stilling thinking to select one store builder CMS, will find this comparison very useful.

    Nowadays, e-commerce is the next thing after blogging, towards which most of the guys are getting attracted.

    Loved the post. Keep writing such awesome stuff.

    • I have lots of experience with magento, but see am really attracted to shopify. they’re rocking it. and from what I know it’s a better solution than the rest of the field (minus maybe magento if you can afford it).

  • GilbertMizrahi

    I have been using Big Commerce for a couple of years now, but I am looking for other alternatives. Here are my reasons:

    I customized a free template and I was able to have it as I wanted. However, now I would like to have a new design. There are some nice options (for a fee), but I will loose most of the customizations that I made.

    BC has its own way to manage the front -end code. I learned it when customizing my site, but since that skill is useless elsewhere, i forgot most of it. So, I will have to re-learn again to be able to do some customization.

    BC has a lot of integrations with third party tools. However, most of them are based on a subscription model, and that can become very expensive. Also, even though they have an API, it is hard to create your own integrations with BC. With WooCommerce, there are many plugins to accomplish some of the same things and in most cases you pay only once. Also, in Woocommerce there are more options. For instance, if I want to run a daily deal in WC there are a couple of flexible plugins for that. I haven’t found anything for BC

    I like the fact that BC is fully manages, so they take care of backups and the site loads fast and everything. But I think unless I want to hire someone to manage it for me (design, customization, additional integrations, etc.), it is not easy enough for what I want.

    I am looking forward for a new kid i the eCommerce space: Reaction Commerce. Reaction Commerce is an open source Node.js ecommerce platform built with Meteor. It still in alpha, but I think it could be a nice platform.

    • Hi, Gilbert!

      Thanks for letting us know about your experience with Bigcommerce! 🙂

    • Take a look at CS-Cart. This cart; unlike some that are discussed here, comes with almost every feature you can think of.

      Pricing:
      CE = Free

      Ultimate = $385 Lifetime then $110/year for upgrades (if you renew within the first year +30 days grace period; after that $145/year) They also have straight yearly subscriptions.

      Multi-vendor = $1,450 Lifetime then $245/year for upgrades. Same as above for renewal.

      Lifetime means you can use the software as long as you like ad still get critical/security updates. Yearly subscription – store is live as long as the subscription is active.

      They have a few other plans and options. The newest edition of this cart now comes with a full blog feature making it one of the first truly all-in-one solutions for e-commerce and blogging.

  • Not sure what your rating criteria were here but it doesn’t seem like a very fair review in my opinion.

    Just comparing the cons – the fact the WooCommerce doesn’t come bundled with social links is rather insignificant compared to the fact that Shopify and Wix can’t add your own product attributes (?).

    Just saying…

    • Hi, Mark!

      There were many things that were taken into consideration when I gave the final result.

      It does matter if a platform is user-friendly too. It’s not the lack of social links that put WooCommerce after Shopify and Wix. I think you are just speaking from a WP user’s point of view. But for a normal user, WooCommerce won’t be as easy as it looks for experienced people.

      Also, you need to follow an entire process to use WooCommerce: looking for a hosting to fit your needs (this can be really exhausting), downloading WordPress, installing it, buying a theme, customizing everything by yourself to make the site look decently (plus other steps, because you will need lots of other tools and plugins to make it work as it should), and only then downloading and installing WooCommerce. This can be really difficult for someone who’s not experienced with creating a site by their own. It is possible that they will also need to hire a professional to do everything for them and pay again for it. It’s not as simple.

      Shopify and Wix just put all these on the table for you.

      • i get it adelina. I’m a woo fan but see the need for simplicity and fully hosted/supported solution.

    • هاشم شرف الدين

      please keep saying …

  • So… You are giving WooCommerce 8/10, a two point deduction because they don’t have social-links built in?
    Really? The same social-links that are debated all over the internet if they really add any value?

    Not saying they should have a 10, but you gave 9 to two stores with bigger functionality “flaws”.

    • Hi! Actually it’s not the social links that make the difference here. It’s a relatively difficult process a normal user should follow to have WooCommerce installed. WordPress doesn’t offer a hosting and also needs several installs to create a site. And then eventually download and install WooCommerce plugin. And only then create and customize the store.

      Bigcommerce, instead, comes with everything set and done, you only have to take care of your business and that’s it. So does Wix (bonus – offers a free plan). I know WordPress people don’t understand it because it might look too simple to them. But for a normal user, it’s not quite the same.

      Also, some showcase the store better and offer a smoother and a more intuitive interface.

      • if you are thinking of starting a e-commerce business but are afraid to shellout for half decent hosting, then in that case you shouldn’t be running a business at all. Of course it depends on your goal, are you a small business that wants to sell arts and crafts or a larger business that will take the advantage of WooCommerce and more importantly WordPress as the CMS driver (which has thousands of plugins for what ever you need).

        Same goes for Magento.

        If you are a small timer, stick with eBay.

  • Personally I use Woocommerce! It’s not that difficult to use it. Maybe it’s a bit difficult to set it up but after setting up the settings the creation of products or the services is so easy. I like using Magento as well! I think it’s the best e-commerce platform. However, a training on using this platform is essential! So, you have to be more familiar with Magento in order to be a pro and that’s gonna take you a while. I think I am going to give BigCommerce a try!

  • Paola

    Any of you would please recommend me a good eccomerce site for a clothing store to start with?

    • If you want to start an online shop, pretty small at first, you could buy or try a WooCommerce theme on your WordPress site. Considering you already have a WordPress site. Here’s a list with some of the best: https://www.codeinwp.com/blog/best-woocommerce-wordpress-themes/
      Also, we’ll be posting a list with free WooCommerce themes these days. I think you could try a few of them to see if they help you enough with your new store.

      And by the way, you can use the free version of Wix from the start to see how it goes.

  • Roni Eiger

    hi
    i am looking to create a shop that from the beginning will include additional functionality. For example, an editor that will enable a consumer to change the text on the product. In the next few stages I will be adding additional technology and functionality like a designers’ market, designer’s dashboard etc…
    my question is – which platform is best to use to enable such growth in additional functionality/technology that is not so commerce related.
    thank you!

  • lucatag

    you are working as an affiliate for wix, your reviews are not honest. Woocommerce and Shpify are way better than Wix.

    • Hi! Wix is not the only affiliate in this list, as you can see.

  • Hi, we have a magento ecommerce website. We are looking to add sellers from different locations who can directly delivery to their nearby customers. We want to put each seller for some specific cities, further we want the customer is able to see products which are from sellers of its city only. Does the magento multi vendor plugins have this option?

    • vishal

      I also have similar requirement for one project.
      Looking forward for any good suggestion.

  • Mike

    great post

  • Wix is a good platform fro developing any CMS but for pure Ecommerce Magento is the best one.

  • A vote for Woocommerce here … If you are a web company/agency that does a lot of WordPress development then it makes sense. Out of the box it has more than enough features for most projects but bare in mind/factor in costs if you need additional plugins.

  • Jeremy Andrews

    The landscape is continually changing so expect so see some shifts this year. Magento 2.0, which is moving upstream towards higher end clients and B2B. Bigcommerce with their dramatic revenue based price increases is trying to move upstream to capture some of those legacy Magento clients. For Shopfy and WooCommerce, both very viable options for the SMB market. For the very very basic entry level market Wix.

  • Andrew Anderson

    . Personally i am a magento fan for large eshops and woocommerce for smaller ones… I thought about wix but I would trust this comparison a lot more if the link pointing to wix was not an affiliate link..

    • Hi Andrew! We do use affiliate links in our posts, but they don’t decide the winners. I mean we are testing the platforms and tools ourselves and decide which one is the best for the user. Using affiliate links doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re recommending something in particular.

      The results are only based on our experience with each company in the list.

  • Jeeni Mackleign

    Very Informative article. I’m currently trying to set up a store on Bigcommerce. I’m disappointed at the dated look of most of their templates. I’m having a hard time customizing the templates as I do not have enough time in my schedule. I just downloaded the free trail of Shopify last night and tested it out. Their product options are not robust enough for our store, so I’m going to end up going with BigCommerce. Also I would like to share quite few eCommerce platform software listed on : SoftwareSuggest

    • Glad we could help, Jeeni! 🙂 I’m sure you’ll like Bigcommerce after all.

  • Faraway Fairways

    I’ve only used Woo and Shopify, but am surprised you didn’t rate customer service as an attribute (admittedly its not something Europeans seem to worry about too much) but of the two Shopify is streets ahead of Woo. One telephone call and you can be working with someone on your site within a couple of minutes and more often than not have the issue resolved in 10 minutes. I found Woo very frustrating by contrast with their 24 hour ticket system which invariably resolved to some opaque explanation and instruction which would then set off another chain of emails. I would make an exception for their North American ‘ninjas’ they were significantly better than those operating out of other parts of the world, but of the two I much preferred Shopify

    • Yes, I think support is also very important. We only talked about their features in this post. Next time we’ll focus on customer service as well. Thanks for sharing your opinion with us! 🙂

  • Alberto

    I would urge people trying to build a serious business not to choose shopify.

    Shopify is great until you have a problem. Their support is none existant. They are not very pro business, for example they are quick to disable your account if a payment method fails. Unlike other sites which will block admin access, shopify take your site offline. Better not lose your card associated with your shopify otherwise when your card gets cancelled your site will go offline!!!! Support will not help you either!

    This can destroy all your hard work on SEO, upset customers and cause you to lose money.

    • Hi! Thanks for sharing your personal experience with Shopify. It’s good to hear what customers think.

  • Rayan W

    Very informative post. I tried to setup a website on Woocommerce but after trying for a while realized it not that much easy as it looks. Also after reading few reviews and comments i understood that its better to look for some other platform. Shopify is the one I found to be quite useful as you don’t have to do much to get your website setup. Just buy the package that suits your needs and rest will be taken care by them. Also Shopify comes 11 free themes to choose from. For me it was quite tempting as now i had more options to choose from.Furthermore, setting up the website was very easy, still there is lot left to do, since its my website and the experience with shopify has been very gud. I really wanted to know about other platforms, thanks to this post, now i have quite clear picture of them.

    • Hi! Thanks for sharing this. Yup, WooCommerce can be a bit difficult for people who are not familiar with WordPress. But once you get used to it, you’ll notice that it comes with lots of great stuff. And it’s very flexible, works on tons of sites and it’s easy to manage and to customize. It’s a good choice if you have a site for multiple purposes and not only for online shops.

  • Thank you! It’s good to hear that you found it useful. 🙂

  • Hi Enrique! Yes, you’re right, Shopify has all the listed items. It’s a great platform. 🙂

  • Hi Shaun! You have a point, but I think that picking a specific tool or object is more or less subjective. People judge based on different criteria. What is the most important for me can be optional for somebody else. These are just some tips and directions but, at the end of the day, it’s you who decides what’s best for your business. 🙂

    • Shaun Mirchant

      Hi 🙂 Well yeah, I agree with you on that. Shopify is just my personal preference. Anyways, thanks for compiling the comparison table. Keep up the good work!
      -Cheers

  • Carol Robertjoan

    Great Article! I think Magento is the best eCommerce platform with loads of features .

  • SlideScope

    I think WooCommerce is most easy to use an setup . Many official plugins are available to add almost any functionality to your website.

  • Adam

    Awesome

  • Cherry Wong

    Really nice article. Affiliation can be a concern, but if this article is based on that, it would end up a bad article, no credibility and thus no one will click on the affiliation, if the article quality is bad, they won’t earn from this article.

    I have a community and my community is important to me. I also do a lot of vlogging. I want to use my ecommerce to sell audio books… still debating Shopify and WooCommerce.

    I had some experiences in WordPress, but I think I stopped using it because i could do basic editing, but to do more fine tuning, making the theme looks what I saw when I bought the theme, I was not able to do so.

    Shopify seems like a great choice. I don’t mind paying for the customer service, I use Zenfolio, I realise how important it is, if you consider it’s like having an IT staff, then you will realise the monthly fee isn’t that bad. However, reading some other articles, Shopify’s add on can really add on, ending up with a large bill and get a deep cut into your profit as you grow. Also Shopify seems to lose on the blogging game (judging from what I have read), that is another huge concern for me.

    What are all your thoughts?

  • Christine Huver McCullough

    Great article ~ thanks! I currently maintain a couple of Wix sites and a couple of Big Commerce sites…and am really considering switching them all to Shopify. I really love the modern templates and ease-of-use that Wix offers, but there’s no Shipworks integration. (!) If you have a large volume of sales that ships worldwide, Wix just doesn’t cut it. Once they figure out how to calculate multiple shipping options, Wix will be the clear ecommerce powerhouse.

  • David B. Smith

    I’m not real knowledgeable about ecommerce, but it seems to me that one big detail (please correct me if I’m wrong) that wasn’t taken into consideration at all is that Shopify comes with a whole product source / dropshipping solution not available with others. I don’t know about all of the others, but, WooCommerce for example, you have to have your own product unless you use a plugin that lets you sell as an affiliate for sites like Amazon. Am I correct about this?

  • Nice comparisons and gives a clear idea for users to choose ECommerce CMS for their business. Woocommerce & Magento is my personal favorite.

  • Eddie

    Ease of use score is 10 for Bigcommerce???!!!!!! Really?! That’s actually something that many other reviews consider as drawback for Bigcommerce because it’s not that easy to set up integrations. It doesn’t seem like a bios-free review. I have a website on Big Commerce and every integration is a pain. Customer service is not that knowledgable and very few times they could help me with issues. Just like this commenting system that you are using; “Disqus” There is no way to set up such an easy to use and great service like Disqus on Bigcommerce new template called Stencil and being on the phone for 50 minutes does’t solve anything. I don’t recommend Bigcommerce and currently trying to find the best migration solution.