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BigCommerce

Overview

What is BigCommerce?

BigCommerce is a SaaS platform that allows SMBs to develop eCommerce sites. Features include the capabilities to design the storefront, configure products, manage payments, generate traffic, and optimize conversion.

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Recent Reviews

Last resort letdown...

1 out of 10
March 07, 2024
So we have had a Volusion Store for just under 8 years now and do a sizeable business there. As they are losing market share we were …
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BigCommerce Success!!

9 out of 10
January 26, 2024
Incentivized
We have utilized Big Commerce in the development and execution of our website. The SEO and store creation have been simple and easy, and …
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Awards

Products that are considered exceptional by their customers based on a variety of criteria win TrustRadius awards. Learn more about the types of TrustRadius awards to make the best purchase decision. More about TrustRadius Awards

Popular Features

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  • Product catalog & listings (413)
    7.9
    79%
  • Visual customization (403)
    7.5
    75%
  • Mobile storefront (401)
    7.2
    72%
  • Product management (410)
    6.7
    67%

Reviewer Pros & Cons

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Video Reviews

3 videos

User Review: BigCommerce Takes Sales Online For Sellers With Ease
02:35
User Review: Business Depends on BigCommerce With Easy-To-Use Platform & Great Customer Service
02:54
User Review: BigCommerce Keeps Focus On Product For Business While They Handle The Software
04:25
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Pricing

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Standard

$29.95

Cloud
per month

Plus

$79.95

Cloud
per month*

Pro

$299.95

Cloud
per month*

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.bigcommerce.com/essentials/…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $29.95 per month
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Features

Online Storefront

Features for creating an online storefront with a browse-able product catalog.

7.3
Avg 7.8

Online Shopping Cart

Features that facilitate the collection of items so that customers can purchase them as a group.

7.5
Avg 7.7

Online Payment System

Features related to processing online payment for eCommerce purchases.

7.7
Avg 8.4

eCommerce Marketing

Features related to marketing for eCommerce websites

7.1
Avg 7.6

eCommerce Business Management

Features related to business management and administration of eCommerce operations

7.2
Avg 7.9
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Product Details

What is BigCommerce?

According to the vendor, BigCommerce is one of the leading cloud ecommerce platforms for established and rapidly-growing businesses. Combining enterprise functionality, an open architecture and app ecosystem, and market-leading performance, BigCommerce aims to help businesses to grow online sales with less cost, time, and complexity than on-premise software. BigCommerce powers B2B and B2C ecommerce for more than 60,000 brands, 2,000+ mid-market businesses, 30 Fortune 1000 companies, and industry-leading brands, including Assurant, Ben & Jerry’s, Paul Mitchell, Skullcandy, Sony, and Toyota.

The vendor says that the product provides the following benefits to customers:

Customize and innovate at a lower total cost of ownership
Build in HTML, CSS, and Javascript
96% of brands relaunch in 2-4 months
Test and push changes without downtime in a local environment

Focus on generating sales, less on monitoring security & performance
PCI DSS 3.2 certified at Level 1
99.99% median uptime
Multiple layers of security through the Google Cloud Platform

Leverage your existing tech stack with flexible APIs
90% of platform data is exposed to APIs
400+ API calls per second
Headless commerce out-of-the-box, across any front-end

Solve your toughest challenges with SaaS
B2B, Wholesale
Headless Commerce, Wordpress
Multi-channel
International

BigCommerce Features

Online Storefront Features

  • Supported: Product catalog & listings
  • Supported: Product management
  • Supported: Bulk product upload
  • Supported: Branding
  • Supported: Search & filter
  • Supported: Mobile storefront
  • Supported: Product variations
  • Supported: Subscriptions & downloads
  • Supported: Website integration
  • Supported: Visual customization
  • Supported: CMS
  • Supported: Customer service tools

Online Shopping Cart Features

  • Supported: Abandoned cart recovery
  • Supported: Tax calculator
  • Supported: Shipping calculator
  • Supported: Integration with Amazon
  • Supported: Integration with eBay
  • Supported: Checkout user experience

Online Payment System Features

  • Supported: PayPal integration
  • Supported: Returns & refunds
  • Supported: Single-click checkout
  • Supported: eCommerce security
  • Supported: B2B features

eCommerce Marketing Features

  • Supported: Promotions & discounts
  • Supported: Personalized recommendations
  • Supported: SEO
  • Supported: Product reviews
  • Supported: Social commerce integration
  • Supported: Customer registration

eCommerce Business Management Features

  • Supported: Multi-site management
  • Supported: Order processing
  • Supported: Inventory management
  • Supported: Accounting
  • Supported: Shipping
  • Supported: Custom functionality

Additional Features

  • Supported: High Availability (HA) infrastructure that allows us to deliver 99.99% uptime
  • Supported: Open Platform: 90% of the BigCommerce platform data is exposed to the API
  • Supported: Server-to-server API functions enable a headless commerce on WordPress and more
  • Supported: Develop, test and push changes without downtime in a local environment using the Stencil CLI tool.
  • Supported: Omnichannel management (Amazon, Ebay, Facebook, Instagram, POS)
  • Supported: Global CDN, localized payments and multi-language support

BigCommerce Screenshots

Screenshot of Enterprise ecommerce for high-volume brands like Skullcandy.Screenshot of Our industry-leading integration will let you list your products on Amazon directly from the BigCommerce control panel, with centralized inventory and order processing and fulfillment.Screenshot of Easily customize the look and feel of your storefront.

BigCommerce Videos

Create differentiated commerce experiences on the industry’s most versatile enterprise solution.
BigCommerce Company Values
Scale your business with WordPress on the front-end and free up server resources from things like catalog management, processing payments, and managing fulfillment logistics, with BigCommerce on the back end.

BigCommerce Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web

Frequently Asked Questions

BigCommerce is a SaaS platform that allows SMBs to develop eCommerce sites. Features include the capabilities to design the storefront, configure products, manage payments, generate traffic, and optimize conversion.

BigCommerce starts at $29.95.

Shopify, Shopify Plus, and Salesforce Commerce Cloud are common alternatives for BigCommerce.

Reviewers rate Product catalog & listings highest, with a score of 7.9.

The most common users of BigCommerce are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).

BigCommerce Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)60%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)30%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)10%
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Comparisons

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Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews

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Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have been able to use BigCommerce with a multitude of other platforms via fully fledged API integrations via StitchData, Zapier, and ShipStation. It has been helpful that these integrations were already built out at a time where we did not have the programming/development resources other than myself who is not a developer.
Michelle Brauer Nicolson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Right now, we are not using open APIs, however we have incorporated several existing integrations. They all have been very simple to integrate and use. I would like to see an improved way to add or edit gift certificates. There is a simple integration that works, but since one of my customers also has a brick-and-mortar location, keeping gift certificates updated is always a challenge.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
BigCommerce has partnered with companies like YotPo to provide a very robust reviews engine that includes custom questions, image and video uploads and keyword search. YotPo also has a loyalty program, content from instagram and more. Because they are partners it was very easy to integrate these great programs. We are able to tailor our website to a great detail.
Ken Falta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
This is something that I have not yet played with, but something I plan to learn more about and see about exploring more. The ability to do these kinds of things opens so many more options, which is rather exciting, but also unknown areas for myself right now. BigCommerce is really good about supplying help files/videos and of course their customer support is great.
February 27, 2024

BigCommerce is worth it!

Micah Jewell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I am able to use various apps and features in order to make the website the way we want it for others to see. I have integrated a shipping app and emailing app. Both have allowed me to expand and do more in less time as well as gather more emails and customer information.
January 26, 2024

BigCommerce Success!!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The business has been able to integrate POS data along with other plug-ins that we utilize on a daily basis. With being able to capture all of this data we are able to learn more about our customer's profile along with data trends to better scale the business. In addition, the ease of being able to do all of this has made life much easier for everyone involved.
Jana Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use customer groups to separate customers in retail and wholesale (allows us to offer different pricing and promotions) - Inventory is automatically synced between Square for in-store purchases and BigCommerce for online purchases (avoids overselling) - We easily import orders from BigCommerce into Quickbooks for accounting purposes (it saves a lot of time!).
Shahin Dehestani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
So far we're finding that there's always and app available that can integrate to BigCommerce to give our site the look & feel - plus the functionality - that we're looking for. For instance, we needed a testimonials widget to show customer review on our homepage and we fournd the perfect app that works with BC. There are also great shipping, tax, and esps that integrate right to the platform, making life a lot easier.
Score 2 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use a handful of third party apps. The integrations with these are normally quite easy to use and allow us to add functionality quickly. They can often be expensive though, depending on the service we're adding. We use APIs to do our own custom updates to our products and catalog.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our AI-powered search feature uses the API to great effect and this really does give a great customer experience and also drives our category pages, it is a good job really as the default BC search is rather poor. - We also use the API to connect to SAP B1 for order management as well as to a PIM for product management.
Jeff Moriarty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Having open API's has made customizations and integrations to other platforms a breeze. Specifically creating new apps for just our website. Our developers had a ton of issues doing this with Shopify, but it has been preety much a breeze with BigCommerce. It has made the jobs cheaper for us, and easier for the development team.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have integrated with API of Tamper Monkey, Unicommerce, JusPay, JudgeMe and RazorPay. We have also integrated with delivery partner Shiprocket and Delhivery. We are able to use BigCommerce API with these services which helped us to run our operations smoothly. This is just a great application for any product company.
Heather Borders | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We utilized API for order processing. All of our orders flow into QuickBooks which generates a sales receipt for deposit and finance purposes. The orders then move into the designated distributor for the items that are on the order. Once order has shipped the tracking information is then applied to the order and the buyer is notified. We also have request for samples and these orders also go through API into CRM Dynamics. This has helped eliminate manual processes and errors as well as ease and consistency for our orders.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
BigCommerce is great as we have been able to use several of these features. Our products are very unique and BigCommerce gives us the ability to be very specific in how we tailor our experience to the customer. We integrate this with our Inventory Management software as well as our Shipping Software and the integration work great!
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
There is great potential in the open APIs and I've seen incredible things done with them. In my opinion, it's a great system and really competes. However, I'm a bit disgruntled that there are simple tasks that other platforms make easy to take care of through the online editor that BC really requires you to have to do by API, which is overkill for a simple web developer.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Over the 2 years we've been using BigCommerce we've realized the power of their open APIs and made increasing use of them - initially it was just to call the products so we can show BigCommerce products and pricing on our CMS site, but recently we've begun the transition to a headless store and now offer a more branded e-commerce experience for our customers.
Paul Francis Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Other than integration for shipping, I'm honestly not using anything super complicated where I'd feel comfortable saying something like oh the open API is easy to use, or whatever. What I can say though, is in the past I was working with a company that was using this incredibly outdated, all-in-one business software that handled accounting, eCommerce, shipping, and inventory and was REALLY bad at all of them, but you know, a cheap solution that the company liked...anyhow, we connected BigCommerce to that nightmare, easy peasy. There were no issues passing any data back and forth, so in my limited experience, the API works great for any app or custom API you might need to connect.
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