BigCommerce vs PrestaShop

From small businesses to large enterprises, BigCommerce’s flexible, easy-to-use ecommerce platform supports your online store’s growth now — and into the future.

BigCommerce vs PrestaShop: Why businesses are making the switch

BigCommerce makes it easy to get your online store up and running quickly — with all the built-in features you need to save time and money.

Flexibility without complexity

The open-source framework of PrestaShop leaves merchants at a catch-22: By modifying the source code, merchants also add complexity, which can require expensive and time-consuming developer resources down the road. Open SaaS solutions like BigCommerce, however, offer the core functionality that most merchants need while allowing for flexibility to extend the platform to meet their unique needs.

Greater usability, lower TCO

While PrestaShop is free to install, merchants may have a higher total cost of ownership after accounting for hosting, tech support, maintenance costs, development costs and extension fees — but these costs are already covered in a BigCommerce subscription. As a result, merchants can focus on running their business rather than worry about the upkeep of their website.

Industry-leading performance and security

Hosted within the Google Cloud Platform, BigCommerce offers unlimited bandwidth and best-in-class uptime at 99.99%. In addition, BigCommerce is ISO/IEC 27001:2013 & PCI DSS 3.2, Level 1 certified, meaning merchants can spend less time worrying about security and more time focusing on revenue-generating innovations.

Around-the-clock technical support

While PrestaShop merchants can purchase blocks of time for technical support, this service is typically outsourced rather than directly from PrestaShop. BigCommerce, however, offers 24/7 Technical Support for merchants on any plan, and support calls are answered in well under two minutes with 85% of issues resolved on the first call.

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