When the pandemic forced Pizza Pilgrims to close its 13 stores in London and Oxford in March, the business went from making 30,000 pizzas every week to zero. Of the 276 staff, 270 had to be furloughed.
While they opened one store in April to manage delivery, founder Thom Elliot still needed to find another way to make up for the lost revenue. “I tried to think of something that would serve our customers, who kept calling us, and also keep us relevant during these times,” he says in an interview.
Mr Elliot and his team decided to create pizza kits featuring all the raw ingredients you need to make your own pizza at home, but to do that he needed to upgrade his website. That’s where Shopify came in.
BigCommerce and Shopify are two of the most popular e-commerce solutions known to the world. Both the companies claim to power over 600000 online retailers. Big Commerce is a little younger as it was found in only 2009 but has managed to create an influence in the online retailing world.
If you are someone who is thinking about opening up their own little startup, you need to know a few facts before taking a decision. Both of these platforms have their own very unique features and USPs, but the fact remains that entrepreneurs are shifting from Big Commerce Enterprise to Shopify. Why is that? Does Shopify really have some advantages over BigCommerce.
Let’s take a quick look at all the drawbacks of BigCommerce that Shopify users don’t experience.
If you are a budding entrepreneur, it is pretty normal to want to start somewhere where the playing field is evened out: the Internet. Now, you could go old school and set up a physical store, go through the usual stuff like doing a titles search to sift through properties, get the permits for construction, and so on. But if you do not have a lot of capital to begin with, that is going to hurt you more than it will help you.
This is why online stores are becoming more of a trend. It allows all business owners, from small start-ups to big companies, to share their products online. Everyone has the same chance to get noticed, so it is a matter of applying a bit more elbow grease to your online strategies. There are lots of places where you can have your products available for purchase like Amazon, Shopify, eBay, and so on. But you know, nothing beats having your own site exclusively hosting your products.
Here we will round-up a list of things you will need to start your very own eCommerce website.