Shopify vs BigCommerce

What’s the best ecommerce platform for you?

With built-in SEO and a powerful mobile app, Shopify has everything you need to run and grow your business.

Designed to help your business grow


Stand out on search engines

Use Shopify’s built-in SEO features and automated marketing to drive traffic to your store, stay ahead of the competition, and grow your business.

Mobile app

Built for selling

Manage your orders, products, and staff from wherever you are. Shopify’s mobile app provides real time sales and visitor data so you’re always informed and in control.

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A powerful network

Take advantage of Shopify’s engaged and growing ecosystem of developers, designers, and other specialists. Choose from more than 6,000 integrated apps to quickly and seamlessly expand your store experience.

Sell in-store and online

Shopify POS helps you complete and track sales wherever they happen. Whether you’re selling in a retail store, pop-up, or online, you can manage all your inventory and billing from one simplified dashboard.

Design flexibility

Build an online store you and your customers love with over 70 professional and responsive themes. Further customize your theme with full access to your store's HTML and CSS.

Simple, scalable, and powerful

More payment options

Offer your customers secure, convenient payment options wherever you sell. Shopify supports a wide range of payment methods, including PayPal, Amazon Pay, Stripe, and many local providers worldwide.

Scale seamlessly

With unlimited bandwidth, and no fees for increased inventory or traffic, Shopify is designed to support your success today and well into the future.

Pricing plans that suit your business

Shopify offers plans for businesses of any size. Whether you’re just starting out or need an ecommerce solution for a growing team, our plans and pricing are transparent and designed to scale.

Smart marketing

Promote your products on popular platforms like Google and Instagram, and use Shopify’s built-in marketing tools to effectively engage with your customers.

Security for you and your customers

Keep your customers' information and your own business data secure. Shopify is level-1 PCI compliant and every online store includes a 256-bit SSL certificate.

Sincere support

From setup to checkout, Shopify's award-winning support team can help with almost any challenge your business encounters.

Transparent pricing plans

For businesses at every stage and size

Basic Shopify

Best for new businesses or online businesses new to in-person selling

$29per month


Best for growing businesses with 1 retail store

$79per month

Advanced Shopify

Best for growing businesses with 2+ retail stores

$299per month

Why choose Shopify?

  • Built-in SEO features
  • Powerful mobile app
  • Expert ecosystem
  • Sell online and in-person
  • Flexible design

Learn more about Shopify

Compare Shopify

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Shopify Community

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Shopify Help Center

Find answers to all your Shopify questions fast

Page last updated July 2019