Big Cartel doesn’t have a lot to brag about beyond their free plan. Light on features and lacking advanced tools, third-party shipping integration, and 24/7 support, Big Cartel customers are at a disadvantage from the get-go. And with only two payment options, 18 free Big Cartel Themes, and a product cap of 500, Big Cartel shop owners have little control over their store’s design and customer experience.
Shift4Shop understands eCommerce and what business owners need to succeed with ease. Setting the bar for innovation, the platform comes with over 1,000 cutting-edge features, world-renowned 24/7 support, and an easy-to-use admin interface. Shift4Shop is everything a business needs to succeed in selling online — and have fun doing it, too.
Big Cartel lacks a number of important features critical to the success of today’s businesses, including search function, recurring orders, gift cards, email customization, digital products, and an app store. Shift4Shop includes all of these features, plus countless more, including a powerful POS system; innovative email and social marketing tools; and advanced SEO tools; allowing you to build and grow a powerful online store.
Running an online store 24/7 means a question or issue can arise at any time of day. Big Cartel support is restricted to email between the hours of 9am-6pm EST, Monday-Friday, leaving businesses vulnerable and defenseless during nights and weekends. Shift4Shop offers unlimited support 24/7/365 by phone, live chat, and email, ensuring store owners receive the quickest and most helpful support available around-the-clock.
“Don’t let the low Big Cartel prices point fool you. What e-commerce platform doesn’t have integrated shipping API features? You can’t add product weights, you can’t integrate with a 3rd party shipping solution, and you can’t provide accurate shipping rates to customers. Bottom line? You can’t run a successful store. I compared Big Cartel vs Shopify before deciding on Shift4Shop, and I couldn't be any happier”
– Ex-Big Cartel customer
Looking to customize the look and feel of your store to match your brand and business? Big Cartel offers 10 free themes, leaving their store owners with little say in the design of their websites. Shift4Shop offers 100+ gorgeous responsive themes, with new ones added on a frequent basis, allowing businesses to customize every facet of their store’s design for a truly unique website that’s 100% representative of their brand.
Shift4Shop is automatically integrated with Shift4 for easy payment processing and supports more alternative payment methods than any other platform.
Big Cartel offers only 10 themes, two of which aren’t even mobile-friendly. With Shift4Shop, you can choose from 100+ stunning, responsive themes, all of which reflect the latest design trends and industry best practices. Whether you’re looking for something modern, chic, classic, edgy, rustic, or bold, Shift4Shop’s theme store has what you’re looking for. And with full access to your store’s HTML and CSS, you can customize every facet of your store’s design for a truly memorable shopping experience.
Shift4Shop offers the most advanced features to subscribers of every plan
With out-of-the box features that adapt to complex business needs