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What Is BigCommerce?

BigCommerce (Nasdaq: BIGC) is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) ecommerce platform that empowers merchants of all sizes to build, innovate and grow their businesses online. As a leading open SaaS solution, BigCommerce provides merchants enterprise-grade functionality, customization and performance with simplicity and ease-of-use. Tens of thousands of companies across 150 countries and numerous industries use BigCommerce, including Ben & Jerry’s, S.C. Johnson, Skullcandy, Sony and Vodafone.

Who Uses BigCommerce?

Designed for retail businesses of all sizes, it is a cloud-based tool that lets businesses create eCommerce websites using customizable theme/templates & manage sales through centralized dashboards.

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Reviews of BigCommerce

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Justin
Justin
Director of E-commerce & Marketing in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

TYLER'S x BigCommerce

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: BigCommerce has been absolutely phenomenal. We're glad to be based in Austin, Texas alongside some of the BigCommerce team. Their support staff has been instrumental in our ability to adjust when a problem arises, and find a long term solution to ensure our ongoing success.

Pros:

BigCommerce has developed a simplistic software that's allowing small and mid size companies to maneuver at scale. We've been able to learn and adapt new strategies as their team continues to open new capabilities to developers and as they push development in their app market. Fast and reliable apps will be key to building and maintaining the next evolution of ecommerce businesses and having that infrastructure in place will be pivotal in the years to come.

Cons:

When we teamed up with BigCommerce, they were a newer competitor in the market. Some similar companies were able to offer functionalities that were limiting to our initial growth through ecommerce. Being a brick and mortar based business since 1978, we had a multitude of functionalities needed to keep up with our physical locations. Although they couldn't offer these features out of the gate, they were quick to get them implemented and worked closely with us to resolve our issues.

Nathan
Nathan
Marketing Manager in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Sporting Goods, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

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Among the best ecommerce solutions for growing businesses

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: We initially transitioned from Lightspeed eCom over to Bigcommerce because their platform offered greater scalability and entry-level features than what Lightspeed offered. Because we use Lightspeed POS, however, integrating product data between the systems was a challenge and a lengthy process. It also takes some effort to maintain the connection (via a third-party service using their API).

Pros:

Bigcommerce offers some of the most inclusive features in their entry-level product options, making them excellent for small businesses. Their level of customer support and transparency about service issues and new features in development are excellent and perhaps one of the main reasons why we've kept using Bigcommerce instead of switching to a platform that meets other essential features that we are still awaiting from Bigcommerce. The availability of third-party apps (including shipping and logistics integrations) has been great to work with so far.

Cons:

Storefront development is currently very lackluster and it can be difficult to get a truly customized website without hiring a developer or investing in web development skills of your own. This is also true of their e-mail features. If you don't have more than a basic understanding of HTML, it will be next to impossible to customize their system e-mails without a third-party solution. Also, while their entry-level features are among the most plentiful in the industry, a few features (such as Google Reviews integrations and Abandoned Cart Recovery) are reserved only for higher-tier plans, which doesn't make sense from a financial standpoint as their costs to support these features should be minimal.

Dominique
Marketing Officer in US
Alternative Medicine, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Learning curve worth the investment

5.0 last month New

Pros:

BigCommerce is a great platform for growing businesses. From the 24/7/365 customer support to the various integrations that can be used. I find BigCommerce to be very beneficial for business growth, enhancement, and continuous support. The website templates are simple yet the platform does have a learning curve as things as not as simple as copy and paste. However, this personalization helps to make your website look unique.

Cons:

The learning curve is the biggest challenge; however, BigCommerce has a wonderful customer support that helps you through any challenge you may find.

IRYNA
Artist in Greece
Arts & Crafts, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

BIGCOMMERC-FRAUDERS!

1.0 last month New

Cons:

BIGCOMMERC-FRAUDERS! Return the money!!! Terrible. Nothing works! Impossible to change the topic...No feedback. Read reviews before contacting them. Not a single good review. These are scammers!

simon
Manager in UK
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

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Great starter system for a new business

4.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Good experience, will still compare to shopify as they are so close in products but overall good system, improve the apps and this will be a leader in the market

Pros:

the ease of use, from entering all the product data and the website design element was straight forwards and easy to use. Great customer service and some great templates for building

Cons:

the apps could do with a better selection, more like shopify ideally