Create your own ecommerce website and start selling successfully with ShopWired today

Create your ecommerce website on ShopWired today.
Start today with 14 days free

Create your own ecommerce website and start selling successfully with ShopWired today

Create your ecommerce website on ShopWired today.
Start today with 14 days free

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Themes - BigCommerce vs ShopWired

How your website looks and how easy it is for website visitors to use it, and be convinced to make a purchase from you, is perhaps the most important aspect of your online business.

ShopWired's themes are all built with a 'mobile first' approach, taking into account the rapidly increasing dominance of mobile devices in the ecommerce sector. All of ShopWired's themes are built to work seemlessly on mobile, tablet and laptop/desktop devices.

BigCommerce only offers 12 free themes, the rest of the themes they offer are paid for themes costing from $150 to as much as $300. ShopWired only offers free themes and our customers are free to swap and change themes as often as they like, at no extra charge.

BigCommerce & ShopWired Pricing & Features

What features can you expect on each package


BigCommerce limits some performance features to certain packages, such as unlimited API calls which are only available on BigCommerce's Enterprise packages. ShopWired offers unlimited API calls on any package.

Additional transaction fees

Unlike some ecommerce platforms like Shopify, neither BigCommerce nor ShopWired charge a transaction fee on your sales. You will still pay a processing fee to your payment gateway for each card payment you receive but no additional charge is levied.

Turnover limits

Both ShopWired and BigCommerce have turnover limits on their packages. A turnover limit means that if your store has orders over the limit in the previous 365 days you will need to upgrade to the next package up.

BigCommerce's Standard Package has a turnover limit of $50,000 per year compared with ShopWired's $75,000 per year limit.

Feature restrictions

On BigCommerce's Standard Package you can't get access to simple features like Google Reviews, product filters, or customer groups. They even limit access to simple conversion tools like abandoned cart emails or allowing customers to store credit cards. On ShopWired all of these features, and more, are available on all our packages.

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BigCommerce and ShopWired package comparisons

Correct as of 1st January 2022


  • $29.95 pcm
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  • Bigcommerce Price: $29.95
  • Turnover Limit: $50k


  • $59.95 pcm
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  • BigCommerce Price: $79.95
  • Turnover Limit: $180k


  • $119.95 pcm
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  • BigCommerce Price: $299.95
  • Turnover Limit: $400k


  • from $149.95 pcm
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  • BigCommerce Price: from $500.00+
  • Turnover Limit: Custom


ShopWired scores highly in comparison with BigCommerce on independent review websites.

ShopWired is reviewed as 4.8/5.0 stars on Trustpilot - with customers regularly rating the support and customer service provided by ShopWired as 'best in class'.

BigCommerce is reviewed as 1.9/5.0 stars on Trustpilot - with customers regularly criticising the support offered, platform features and the reliability of apps.

Already using BigCommerce for your online store?

It's never been so easy to migrate your ecommerce website to ShopWired

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Migrate from BigCommerce to ShopWired in 7 days or less

Use ShopWired's automatic data import tools to automatically import your category, product and customer data into your new ShopWired store.

Do you sell to other businesses?

ShopWired has a powerful range of built in features for trade customers and pricing for your online shop to use. Unlike BigCommerce, we don't restrict access to these features to our highest packages, they're available to all ShopWired users (including during your free trial).

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Set custom pricing for your trade customers

Offer trade customers a discount on product prices using trade discounts which are hidden to normal customers.

You can set individual pricing for each product for each of your trade customers, create trade pricing groups or setup trade percentage discounts.

Not available on BigCommerce.


Set bulk buy discounts

Create pricing rules for your products and offer incentives to your trade customers to buy in bulk with our bulk pricing app.

Tiered pricing rules can also be set to only accessible to trade customers and can be set at category, product or product variation levels.

Not available on BigCommerce.

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Sell trade-only products

Create a whole new set of products and categories that can only be viewed and purchased by your registered trade customers.

Your retail and wholesale websites can be configured to have a completely separate inventory if required.

Not available on BigCommerce.

Frequently asked questions

  • What makes ShopWired better than BigCommerce?

    The main reason customers migrate from BigCommerce to ShopWired is that we are a full service platform. We don't outsource app development or theme customizations to third parties, so ShopWired is the only point of contact for all aspects of your online store.

  • BigCommerce is a bigger company, doesn't that mean it's safer to use them?

    BigCommerce have over 50,000 customers, so they're a bigger company compared to ShopWired. But we believe bigger isn't always better, in fact we'd say our smaller size (hosting around 10,000 websites around the world) makes us an ideal choice for any US business because we value each and every customer that we have.

  • How does BigCommerce compare on price with ShopWired?

    Both ShopWired's and BigCommerce's entry packages costs $29.95. However, ShopWired can be considered slightly cheaper because both packages include a turnover limit ($50k on BigCommerce compared with $75k on ShopWired).

  • Can I use a BigCommerce theme on ShopWired?

    Unfortunately BigCommerce themes can't be used on other platforms like ShopWired so instead you'll need to pick a new theme from ShopWired's collection and customise its look and feel. If you want something a little more bespoke please contact us and we can discuss your requirements.

  • What POS solution does ShopWired offer?

    ShopWired doesn't provide its own POS system, instead we'd recommend that you use Vend which is one of the largest POS systems in the world. Your ShopWired account can connect seamlessly with Vend to sync products, stock and orders.

  • Will I lose my search engine rankings when my ShopWired website goes live?

    No, there is no reason for you to lose any search engine rankings. If you have a good position in search results then we have some guidance for you to follow when migrating to make sure the process is as smooth as it can be and that your rankings are not disrupted. For more details see here.

  • Will customers who have accounts on my website be able to keep those accounts?

    You can use ShopWired's migration system to copy your customer accounts across from your current website. All the customer information will be preserved but they'll need to use a new password to access their account information. We can place a notification on the account login page giving customers an easy way to create a new password.

  • Will my site load at the same speed it did before?

    Absolutely. In fact many users migrating from BigCommerce report a quicker download time for their website because of our server locations and overall platform architecture.