Drupal Commerce or BigCommerce: Which Suits Your Business

18 May, 2023

Ecommerce businesses require a robust platform to thrive in today's competitive online marketplace. Selecting the right e-commerce platform can be challenging, but two popular options, Drupal Commerce and BigCommerce, stand out as top choices for businesses of all sizes. LN Webworks have published a blog post comparing both the options.

Drupal Commerce is an open-source e-commerce software designed to work with the Drupal CMS. It offers a flexible framework for creating online stores, managing product catalogs, processing payments, and handling orders. It integrates well with various payment gateways and shipping providers, making it a preferred choice for developers and merchants looking to build advanced and highly customized online stores.

On the other hand, BigCommerce is a  platform suitable for businesses with varying technical proficiency. It provides comprehensive tools and features for building and managing online stores, including product management, order processing, payment integration, and shipping and fulfillment. 

When comparing the two platforms, Drupal Commerce excels in terms of customization and flexibility. It has a modular architecture, allowing businesses to extend its functionality using various modules. BigCommerce offers features like multi-currency and multi-language support, SEO optimization, and multi-store management, but Drupal Commerce provides more extensive customization options.

Scalability is crucial in e-commerce, and both platforms address this need. Drupal Commerce's scalable CMS foundation can handle large amounts of traffic and content, while BigCommerce's cloud-based architecture enables effortless scalability with automatic load balancing and server clustering.

Integration capabilities differ between the platforms. Drupal Commerce leverages Drupal's content management capabilities and extensive library of modules, offering more flexible and customizable integrations. BigCommerce has pre-built integrations with popular third-party applications, making it simpler to connect shipping carriers, payment gateways, and marketing tools.

Pricing is another differentiating factor. Drupal Commerce is a free solution, but additional costs are associated with hosting, payment processing, and domain registration. BigCommerce offers paid plans with various pricing tiers to accommodate different business sizes and feature requirements.

Ultimately, the choice between BigCommerce and Drupal Commerce depends on the specific needs of your business. If you prioritize customization and require a highly tailored solution, Drupal Commerce is the better option. Click here to read the blog post.

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