When you first launch an eCommerce store, there are many platforms available. An online business will grow and see more orders, so it is important to upgrade to a platform that can support its growth. There are very few enterprise eCommerce platforms on the market. It is important to compare the features of each platform in order to find the best fit for your business.
Evaluating Enterprise eCommerce Solutions
Merchants prefer to compare prices when searching for enterprise eCommerce solutions that they can migrate to or upgrade to. While expenses are important for all businesses, it is also important to consider the following:
- Security platform
- Integration capabilities
- Omnichannel selling opportunities
- Mobile optimization
Groove Commerce believes that a company’s strategy should guide its technology decisions. We help merchants evaluate enterprise-level eCommerce solutions according to the functionality they require to grow. We are firm advocates of BigCommerce Enterprise & Shopify Plus based on our close to 15 years of experience as an eCommerce agency.
BigCommerce Enterpriseis a SaaS eCommerce platform designed for high-volume businesses. The platform supports high-traffic sites and allows for the management of large orders. This makes it suitable not only for D2C retailers, but also for B2B wholesalers.
BigCommerce Enterprise is PCI Level 1 compliant. This means that there are multiple layers of Enterprise-level security to protect against security breaches. This protection includes intrusion detection, firewalls, and file integrity scanners.
BigCommerce Enterprise can integrate with many third-party applications, which are available in the BigCommerce Market. BigCommerce Enterprise is not dependent on external integrations or apps, unlike other open-source platforms. The apps can improve the functionality of eCommerce stores. These are our top picks:
Supports D2C and B2B Growth
BigCommerce Enterprise supports both D2C and B2B growth, no matter if you are selling wholesale or retail. D2C merchants can benefit from the flexible and extensible solutions of BigCommerce Enterprise that allow them to solve problems and improve their growth.
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B2B eCommerce merchants can use native functionality like bulk pricing at SKU level, quote management, and many other features. Integrations with CRM, ERP, and PIM give B2B BigCommerce Enterprise merchants an advantage over the rest.
BigCommerce Enterprise can help you grow and sell through any channel. The Channel Manager on the platform allows merchants to manage all channels. BigCommerce Enterprise makes it simple for merchants to manage their inventory from one platform.
Any of the responsive themes available on BigCommerce Enterprise will create a mobile-optimized eCommerce experience. You don’t have to worry about whether your website will be optimized for mobile devices. The themes optimize web pages elements for mobile devices automatically. You can also have them customized through BigCommerce Partner agencies to suit your specific needs.
Pricing for BigCommerce Enterprise
BigCommerce subscription plans were based on eCommerce sales per annum. provides a comprehensive breakdown of each plan as well as their features.
Shopify Plus, which is similar to BigCommerce Enterprise and a SaaS hosted enterprise eCommerce solution, can be used in the same way as BigCommerce Enterprise. It is a trusted platform for both B2B and D2C merchants because of its robust functionality and features.
Shopify Plus, like BigCommerce is Level 1 PCI compliant. All Shopify Plus eCommerce stores are subject to this compliance. Shopify Plus ensures security for online shopping carts and hosting by conducting annual site assessments and continuous risk management.
We recommend working with a Shopify Plus partner for custom solutions that scale with your business. You can connect your store to your ERP, OMS, or CMS and automate and integrate the apps you need to make your business thrive.
Supports D2C and B2B Growth
Shopify Plus is a platform that supports the growth of all merchants. It’s suitable for both B2B wholesalers as well as D2C retailers. Shopify Plus allows you to manage your wholesale and retail orders, inventory, customers and customers from one central location. It also shares data from every storefront, helping merchants to reduce operational costs.
Shopify Plus is specifically for B2B merchants. It offers volume pricing that allows merchants to offer volume discounts and volume-based pricing with minimum or maximum thresholds.
Shopify claims that brands who sell on more than one channel experience a 190% increase of revenue. Shopify Plus helps merchants grow by allowing them worldwide sales on all of the 100+ social media channels and 80+ online marketplaces. Merchants have the ability to see online and offline sales within Shopify Plus.
Shopify Plus themes are mobile responsive, just like BigCommerce. This means that merchants’ websites adapt to the screen size of the mobile device it is on.
Shopify Plus Pricing
Replatforming takes typically 12-18 months. Shopify Plus allows you to have your store up and running within 3-4 months. The $2,000 per month plan will allow you to do this. Learn more about Shopify Plus’ transparent pricing .
BigCommerce Enterprise, and Shopify Plus both promise enterprise eCommerce solutions that will drive growth and revenue. Contact our team to get expert advice on the best eCommerce platform for your business. We are happy to assist you with both platforms as well as migrate your existing eCommerce store from Shopify Plus or BigCommerce Enterprise.