There are really only TWO huge reasons I love BigCommerce.
Well, to be honest, there are many others. The platform is so ridiculously loaded with features, I struggle to isolate just two!
My #1 fav is the platform. Afterall, the platform you choose for your new online store has the biggest impact on your success. It’s as important as choosing a physical location for your physical business. That platform can greatly expand or hurt your business long-term. Short term it can certainly add or take away a lot of headaches.
BigCommerce is the leading cloud or SaaS (Software as A Service) ecommerce platform. You’ll get a secure shopping cart with optimized checkout, enterprise-grade analytics, responsive themes and mobile commerce features, advanced marketing and SEO tools, and much more. No developer required!
But just like choosing a physical location, there is no such thing as an absolute best choice. There’s only a right choice that matches your goals, experience and budget.
On the wide spectrum of ecommerce solutions, BigCommerce inhabits the all-inclusive end, providing everything you need to get started and grow your online store. It’s in contrast to solutions where you buy, install and manage all the “pieces” of your store separately.
For store owners, BigCommerce is like leasing and customizing a storefront in a development instead of building your own store. You’re still in control of design, merchandising, and everything business-wise, but you leave the store construction, plumbing, security, and infrastructure to the property owner!
You need to know that BigCommerce competes directly with Shopify and Volusion as all-inclusive options. Those options as a group compete with non-turn-key options like WordPress + WooCommerce, Magento, and others.
Why I Like Building BigCommerce Stores
BigCommerce is an ecommerce solution that I know well after building online stores for various clients over the years. The company puts major focus on helping you learn how to build a successful online store. There is a BigCommerce University with very in-depth videos, how-to guides built right into your store’s dashboard, a setup wizard, a autoresponder email series at signup and a consultant who answers your questions.
Sell on Amazon with BigCommerce
My #2 fav: The BigCommerce integration with all the major marketplaces – Amazon, eBay, Google Shopping, Facebook and Pinterest – so store owners can reach and sell to millions of new shoppers while processing and fulfilling orders from a single inventory.
According to recent research, 48% of consumers begin a product search on online marketplaces. BigCommerce lets you tap into that massive potential by integrating with all the major marketplaces.
Add 24/7 support, website speed and security, payments, shipping options, setting up your own blog. sophisticated product options and these are just some of the additional BigCommerce goodies I love!