BigCommerce vs. Shopify Plus

Choosing the right e-commerce platform is key to providing a best-in-class experience for your customers when shopping online. For rapidly expanding businesses, BigCommerce and Shopify Plus are two of the best hosted e-commerce platforms—which is a type of software as a service (SaaS) that hosts e-commerce stores—to choose from. At Starkmedia, we’re here to help you understand both of these platform’s features and decide which one is right for you.   


BigCommerce is a powerful e-commerce platform that offers a versatile solution for advanced e-commerce experiences. For companies that are looking to grow, BigCommerce is an international platform that supports a variety of languages and currencies. BigCommerce’s dashboard makes products and sales management, financial reporting, and email marketing all accessible in one place, and it can also be integrated with social media platforms, WordPress, and marketplaces like Amazon. 

Thanks to BigCommerce, your online store’s checkout experience is fully customizable, and you can easily create and edit site pages with their visual editor solution. When it comes to B2B features, BigCommerce offers a variety of flexible payment methods and credit authorization as well as the ability to segment your customers for pricing. If you’re an online business that’s looking to expand, BigCommerce is a scalable solution that offers high-quality features designed to help you convert customers. 

Shopify Plus

Shopify Plus is an extension of Shopify’s robust e-commerce infrastructure that offers an additional layer of services and expertise dedicated to growing your business. It is a cost-effective and flexible e-commerce platform that is designed for large enterprise businesses. The advanced platform offers personalized, dedicated help and support as well as greater control over the setup and customization of your website. 

With Shopify Plus, your online store can handle over 10,000 transactions per minute and you have the ability to customize the checkout page. Shopify Plus offers tools like Shopify Flow and a script editor that makes it easier to tailor your storefront to you and your customers’ specific needs. Through the use of the Shopify platform, Starkmedia’s skilled programmers can design an online store that provides a seamless shopping experience for customers and robust management options for your staff to increase efficiency.

If you are interested in learning more about BigCommerce and Shopify Plus or about how we can assist you in integrating these platforms with your brand, contact Starkmedia today!