BigCommerce is the most scalable e-commerce platform on the market. It combines cutting-edge Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and outstanding multi-channel integration with the most in-built sales capabilities of any comparable product on the market. It’s made to assist propel rapidly expanding companies to the next level of success.
- There are no commission or platform fees added to any of the plans (unlike Shopify).
- Excellent built-in, user-centric (free) features that prevent rapid cost growth.
- Integration of several channels is seamless. BigCommerce is a logical step up from selling on other platforms like marketplaces or social media.
- Successful organic expansion supported by robust search engine optimization efforts.
- Less intuitive to set up; several features were hard to find or grasp for our customers. A “fast ecommerce cure” does not exist, but with time and effort, it is possible.
- Depending on the store’s margins, invoicing based on revenue might be a disadvantage.
To sum it up, BigCommerce is fantastic for…
- online establishments that are new and bold in their goals. BigCommerce’s plans start at only $29.95, yet even the highest tier can handle heavy traffic from companies like Ben & Jerry’s, Toyota, and Kodak.
- Retailers with a web presence who also sell on other websites (like Instagram, Etsy, or eBay). BigCommerce is an obvious fit if you have an established online profile elsewhere.
- Online retailers that have found success yet outgrown their present system. You won’t outgrow BigCommerce, and the platform offers many of migration resources.
BigCommerce isn’t the best choice for…
- Promotion on a local level. BigCommerce is OK to use if you only want to sell a few items, but you’ll have to give up some convenience in exchange for features you won’t use often (much like how you wouldn’t use a chainsaw to slice a turkey). Replace it with Wix.
- A simple and speedy installation. If this is important to you, we recommend Shopify, which performed better in user testing but comes with higher transaction costs (unless you use Shopify Payments as your payment gateway).