Shopify is one of the most popular Ecommerce platforms on the market today. Founded in 2006, it now boasts more than 2 million websites, including some of the biggest and hottest Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) brands such as Kylie Cosmetics, Gymshark, and Allbirds.
WooCommerce is an ecommerce store plugin for the highly popular Wordpress CMS. Launched in 2011, it now runs on over 3 million websites around the world. WooCommerce distinguishes itself from Ecommerce SaaS platforms such as Shopify and Bigcommerce in 2 key ways: it’s free and it’s unrestricted (i.e. highly customizable).
Magento (now Adobe Commerce) is an ecommerce platform designed for brands and retailers of all sizes. Originally founded in 2008, it boasts over 200,000 websites globally and is offered 3 ways: Open Source (meaning free but the user needs to install, configure, and host), On Premises (meaning users pay for Magento but need to host it on their own servers), or as a Hosted SaaS solution (aka Magneto Commerce Cloud).
Salesforce Commerce Cloud is an ecommerce platform designed for enterprise clients. With approximately 5,000 websites, it’s highly-customizable and offers enterprise-grade features such as multi-store, AI recommendations, headless, and a flexible payment architecture.
ShopifyPlus is Shopify’s enterprise level ecommerce platform plan. With over 10,000 ShopifyPlus websites, it has quickly become the go to platform plan for fast-growing ecommerce merchants.
Bigcommerce is a popular SaaS based ecommerce platform. It was founded in 2009 and originally based in Sydney, Australia until relocating its headquarters to Austin, Texas. With over 100,000 Bigcommerce stores worldwide, it’s highly popular with SMB and Mid Market merchants and even has some enterprise-level customers such as Skullcandy, Solo Stove, and Ted Baker.