BigCommerce and Shopify are all great e-commerce platforms. They all focus on sales so issues to do with the design are less weighty. But in the modern world, the design of a website is what helps to retain visitors. So e-commerce owners will not hesitate to pick on a platform that is attractive and which makes visitors stay longer on their site.
Both BigComerce and Shopify cannot compare to Wix and Squarespace when it comes to design. But Shopify plus is ranked third in design after Wix and Squarespace. So what does this tell us? That Shopify has a better design than BigCommerce.
What about Shopify Themes?
Shopify has about 60 themes. Ten of them are free while you pay for the remaining 50. Each of the themes cost between $140 and $180. So you have an option of choosing a perfect theme for your e-commerce platform by buying the most appropriate one. One thing you need to note about these themes is that almost all of them are modern and look professional. Also, you have the freedom of switching them with little modification of the content. So you have the freedom to choose a theme that fits your type of business.
Note that almost all Shopify themes can be customized. They can be zoomed, are responsive, and you can reformat them to fit a screen of any size. Also, you can edit them to make your website look great.
And, BigCommerce themes
On the other hand, BigCommerce has a total of 57 themes – seven of which are free while 50 are available for purchase. BigCommerce also allows you to sort the themes by price layout and industry. It has a range of paid plans to select from. You can do this by either filtering by sector, price or layout. That aside, it is important to note that specific industry themes come with features you can use on your eCommerce platform.
Just as it is with Shopify plus, you can switch the themes any time you want. The content will be reformatted automatically. You can also reform the themes to fit the tablet and mobile phone screens.
However, it’s important to note that anyone looking forward to growing their business over time may not benefit much from the BigCommerce free themes. They look outdated, and so there is a need to move to the paid themes as soon as it is possible.