BigCommerce is a cloud-based e-commerce CMS for creating online stores. It is one of the most used platforms in the United States along with Shopify. As Shopify or Sellfy, this is a great alternative to Amazon if you're looking to sell online and control all the process.
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BigCommerce offers different packages and many tunable features to create online stores virtually 100% customizable.
BigCommerce has a lot of features, here are the main ones
- Domain name
- Store editor and configurator
- Data Security
- Product Catalogue
- Secure shopping cart
- Payment gateway
- Social Media Marketing
- Web Analytics
- Optimized mobile shop
- Integratable shipments
- Multi-currency support
- Possibility to sell on Instagram
There are many more features but these are the main ones.
Prices and trial
You can try BigCommerce free for 15 days without any obligation
Standard Plan: $29.95 per month
Designed for sellers who make about $50,000 of turnover per year.
Plus Plan: $79.95 per month
Sellers of up to $150,000 per year.
Pro Plan: $299.95 per month
For sellers with a turnover of up to $400,000 per year.
If you pay annually you get a 10% discount for the Plus and Pro plans.
Bigcommerce is one of the most robust ecommerce CMS's available today, with the strip of features to mount from a small online store to a huge store like Ben & Jerrys or Skullcandy.
One of its great differentials is that it does not charge % per transaction. This is a huge differential against Shopify, for example.
In addition, their design templates are super attractive, you can tell they have invested time and money in that part. There is also the fact that it is very easy to use and it is very hard to get lost. Any user, whether experienced or novice can easily create a store with Bigcommerce. Its onepagecheckout is also one of the best that exist today.
Some of its features are not super-customizable, so it limits you in some ways.
In addition, the fact that the price plans go by billing periods forces you to change plans yes or yes when you exceed a minimum annual revenue.
Customer service is also one of the weak points, they are not as fast as you would expect.
- Number of features
- Learning curve
- User friendly
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About the author
I work as an independent eCommerce and Amazon consultant.
Estrella Damm, Intersport, Bella Aurora, Lladró, Textura Interiors, Nice Things Palomas, Castañer, Due-Home and many other clients.
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I teach and have been a speaker at: Meet Magento, Prestashop, Prestashop Day, SEMRush, Cambra de Comerç Barcelona, ClinicSEO, Ecommbeers, Ecommbrunch, Ecommercetour.com, Ecommfest, EOI, ESIC-ICEMD, Foxize, Generalitat de Catalunya, Inesdi, Quondos and The Valley. In addition, I have done in-company trainings for brands such as Orange and Adidas.