Determining the cost of running an ecommerce store on these platforms can be challenging because it usually depends on the type of features you need for your store. Both platforms can sometimes appear to be priced the same. But, what you get for that price is what matters. For example, Shopify is missing out a lot of functionality that other ecommerce platforms have. You will probably need to buy extra plugins to balance the missing features. In terms of features, BigCommerce is a fully features solution and some of the best features are included even in the lowest-priced ecommerce plans. If you are wondering whether the missing features matter, we would say that it always depends on your needs. In terms of design, we must say that Shopify offers the best templates on the market. The templates look much better and are more polished than BigCommerce. However, we must say that BigCommerce is the fastest-growing platform on the market and has done a lot of improvements in this area. The BigCommerce templates also look polished, modern, and responsive.