About BigCommerce

Bigcommerce is an all-in-one SaaS ecommerce platform for growing and established online businesses that want a powerful solution in a user-friendly package. Build an online store from scratch or migrate from an existing platform with the easy-to-use store builder, featuring industry-leading templates designed to convert sales. Bigcommerce is loaded with features and integration's to manage an entire business, allowing for advanced customization's in a simple user interface. Try Bigcommerce today with a free 14-day trial.


Key benefits of BigCommerce

1. Faster results, superior ROI: since we are a cloud based solution, you no longer have the burden of owning infrastructure. Go to market time is on average 1/2 that of an on-premise platform like Magento, and total cost of ownership is 1/4 the cost. Money previously spent on hardware, hosting and maintenance can be reinvested in the business and tech teams can focus on higher-impact projects than fixing broken code and deploying patches and updates.

2. Flexible customizable SaaS: our open architecture enables you to seamlessly connect with critical business software - we offer one-click integrations, as well as powerful APIs & webhooks to build integration from scratch. Unlike competing platforms, we don't limit API calls. Additionally, our strategy differs here from Shopify; we believe in building an open platform, so you have the power of choice to integrate your own payment provider and Point of Sale, instead of pointing you to our home-grown solution.

3. Extraordinary shopping experience: the Bigcommerce theme framework is brand new and contains the bleeding-edge of site design capabilities. We offer beautiful easy-to-customize themes with drag and drop content blocks (Instagram feed, featured single product, blog featurette, etc) and highly-optimized one-page checkout. For customers customizing their sites, developers don't have to learn proprietary languages like Shopify's Liquid-- they can code in popular Handlebar languages. Developers will be delighted to know we offer local staging environments (preview changes across desktop and mobile displays using real-time catalog without pushing updates to your live store). Merchandisers will love that they can also personalize the storefront based on shopper behavior and purchase history.

4. Hub for all your sales channels: Bigcommerce unifies all aspects of commerce with Bigcommerce Channel Manager, an area where you can discover and connect to new sales channels. We sync product information, orders and inventory across channels so you no longer have to work in multiple interfaces to sell on multiple channels. Bigcommerce is one of the only ecommerce platforms partnered with social networks Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter to offer access to "social buy buttons," and we are closely partnering with Amazon to build a market-differentiated native integration.

5. A complete all-in-one solution: from conversion tools, to shipping functionality, to flexible promotions & discount rules, Bigcommerce offers all the capabilities you need to run a successful business built right it, without the need to pay for dozens of apps for basic functionality.


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Nickolas
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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The Perfect Solution For My Needs

Reviewed on 2022/12/20

I have been using BigCommerce for the past year to run my online store, and I am extremely...

I have been using BigCommerce for the past year to run my online store, and I am extremely satisfied with its performance. One of the standout features of this software is its robust and user-friendly e-commerce platform. It's easy to set up and manage products, process orders, and handle shipping and tax calculations.Another feature that I really appreciate is the integration with various payment gateways, such as PayPal and Stripe. This has made it easy for me to accept payments from my customers and has streamlined my checkout process.Overall, I highly recommend BigCommerce to any business owner looking for a reliable and feature-rich e-commerce platform. Its many features and intuitive design make it a valuable asset for any online store.

Pros

One of the biggest benefits of BigCommerce is its comprehensive marketing and SEO tools. These tools have helped me to effectively promote my products and drive traffic to my store. For example, I have used the built-in email marketing tool to send targeted campaigns to my customers, and I have used the SEO tools to optimize my product pages for search engines.

Cons

BigCommerce provides a wide range of features and functionality, but some users may find that they are limited in their ability to customize certain aspects of their store. For example, users may not be able to fully customize the design or layout of their store, or they may be limited in their ability to add custom functionality or integrations.

Jason
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  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Easy to use but they didn't have my back

Reviewed on 2021/07/22

At first it was great, but as they got bigger they didn't seem to value my business the same way...

At first it was great, but as they got bigger they didn't seem to value my business the same way and forced me to pay almost 3 times what I had agreed to. I was happy to switch to a competitor when I did.

Pros

I liked that it was very easy to figure out. It was updated regularly and laid out nicely. I built my first e-commerce store on my own using this software.

Cons

I kept hitting walls with what I wanted to do. Some of the features were limiting like "Options" and I kept hoping they would improved them. They also made a change to their pricing structure and took away Customer Groups on the plan I was on. It was $29/mo and then all of a sudden it was $79/mo. I wish they grandfathered me in. When I called to complain or work something out, they had a take it or leave it attitude... so I left it.

Jen
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Used to be a fan … this is so bad

Reviewed on 2023/07/14

I had a Big Commerce site in 2012 that I absolutely loved. We left the platform for a while and...

I had a Big Commerce site in 2012 that I absolutely loved. We left the platform for a while and came back in the end of 2017. For a while things were pretty smooth. However, Big Commerce recommended me to a developer to build our site. They charged me $40,000and built a fully custom site that only they could work on so that they could earn another $3000 to $4000 a month. This is actually a good part of my experience with Big Commerce . It was impossible to find anyone who knew how to work on the platform and all of the “preferred partners “did not know a number less than $40,000. Such a racket and a total scam. In 2020, I had all of the customizations removed and began to take care of the site myself. I was an enterprise client with dedicated level to support which was generally quite helpful. However, due to slower business from the pandemic, I really negotiated my rate in early 2023 to $1000 per month . apparently, that's not enough money to get decent support. They dropped me back to level one Support and often times the people I got new less than I did. I do not have the patience for that especially not paying that kind of money. I reached out to the [sensitive content hidden] and was told by him personally that they weren’t going to do anything to help me. So I moved my Store to Shopify Plus. By the way, I was able to fully build the Shopify plus store all on my own have never built a site before. The tools made it quite easy to make a site that was far superior to my Big Commerce site in

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I had a Big Commerce site in 2012 that I absolutely loved. We left the platform for a while and came back in the end of 2017. For a while things were pretty smooth. However, Big Commerce recommended me to a developer to build our site. They charged me $40,000and built a fully custom site that only they could work on so that they could earn another $3000 to $4000 a month. This is actually a good part of my experience with Big Commerce

Cons

Treat me like I am stupid . Then make changes to the platform without informing anybody that have on numerous occasions cost my company money. They charge WAY too much for how basic the platform is

Asher
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

BigCommerce is a great online store solution.

Reviewed on 2021/06/07

We have used BigCommerce for over 6 years, and it has proved to be a fantastic online store...

We have used BigCommerce for over 6 years, and it has proved to be a fantastic online store solution, offering a simple interface, every feature you need, ease of payment for customers, and simple integration.

Pros

Order management is the strongest point of BigCommerce, and that is exactly what you want from an online store. Integration is simple and accurate, reporting and analytics are comprehensive, and the scalable pricing structure is the cherry on top. An excellent product.

Cons

I really don't have any complaints about BigCommerce. Oh wait, I thought of one - Stop asking me to change my password every 3 months - it's annoying !

Alternatives Considered

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Reasons for Switching to BigCommerce

We use both, but I feel BigCommerce is the better solution. It offers more features.
Harsha
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best online platform for start-ups and beginners to innovate business.

Reviewed on 2021/03/31

This platform helps in starting a new business for starters. The user interface is user friendly in...

This platform helps in starting a new business for starters. The user interface is user friendly in which the products can be built easily with great security. The support in this Application is very helpful in expanding the products over the globe.

Pros

The feature available in this application helps to learn about the current market and help us to build the dedicated products. The marketing of our products online through different applications like Instagram helps in a major Part. The user interface and Mobile user friendly is very helpful. The detailed marketing helps in developing the business overall the globe.

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The themes while building the platform is quite expensive and editing feature can be added which helps in major role. The interface can be improved.

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BigCommerce FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for BigCommerce.

BigCommerce offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$29,95/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Starting at $29.95 with far more built in features than any other platform. Bigcommerce plans are built for growth, giving businesses of every size access to the features they need to optimize their store and increase brand exposure. Plus: $79.95/month Pro: $299.95/month Enterprise: Contact BigCommerce for pricing information.

BigCommerce has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

BigCommerce supports the following languages:

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian

BigCommerce supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

BigCommerce integrates with the following applications:

2Checkout, Birdeye, Brightpearl, Extensiv Order Management, Google Ads, HubSpot Marketing Hub, Instagram, Keap, Mailchimp, Meta for Business, NetSuite, PayPal, PayPal Commerce Platform, QuickBooks Online Advanced, ShippingEasy, Square Point of Sale, Stripe, Sustainability Engagement, Worldpay, Xero, Yotpo, Zoho CRM, authorize.net

BigCommerce offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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