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Why should you choose Bigcommerce ?

Powering around 100,000 websites for selling products/services and making payment online, Bigcommerce is one of the best viable and powerful ecommerce platform for your online store. You have dozens of alternatives to start an online store  from magneto to woocommerce and from shopify to squarespace, the problems is to find out which of the ecommerce system is right for your business and you.  At this point, you have to decide whether cost is important for you or features they offer, whether security is important for you or user interface and whether payment process is important for you or product and inventory management.

What Really is Bigcommerce?

Bigcommerce is one of the best ecommerce solution that allows entrepreneurs to create online store to sell physical or digital products easily and quickly. Bigcommerce offers lots of customizable templates to start your online business quickly. You don't need to be a designer or developer just to run your first online store with Bigcommerce but if you have good knowledge of html, css etc., this platform allows you to customize your store as you want. Even if you are not experienced designer or developer but want to customize your online store or just some changes in design, you can get experienced freelancer in Upwork, Toptal, People Per Hour etc easily.


Pros of Bigcommerce 

If you are planning to use Bigcommerce for your online store, here are some advantages of Bigcommerce that make Bigcommerce a powerful ecommerce platform for small and medium sized online stores.

Intuitive Built-in Features


Basically an online store is only a website where people can buy products and make payment but these are core features. As competitive market is growing up and technology and demand of the user are changing everyday, other features like products review, product management, inventory management , order management , integrated payment system,shipping,option of coupon and discount, analytics tools etc. are also taken as basic functions in an online store. 
Bigcommerce is one of the powerful ecommerce platform because the software has already integrated these kind of features, and it's ready to live your next online store.


Social Channel Integrated


Bigcommerce comes with a bundle of integrated social channel to grow your online business easily. You can easily setup your online store on Facebook, eBay, Alibaba.com, Google Shopping and other sites such as Shopzilla, Beso, Nextag etc. that can help you to increase sales and reach more customer. You don't need to be worried about managing all these social channel as Bigcommerce is already integrated with these networks to make your job easy and quick.

Speed and Security


Speed and Security are very important things to consider while choosing an ecommerce platform as we need to upload many images and contents in our online shop, the chances of being slow is high but with Bigcommerce, you will realize the speed that has to be.  Bigcommerce is also good for both your payment or credit card security and server security.

Great Customer Support


Bigcommerce team is excellent in this matter. When you sign up for your online store with bigcommerce, immediately you will receive email or phone or both from an experienced consultant. Bigcommerce assigns you dedicated consultant for your support and if you need small support they have active forum and you will also get support via Twitter, Facebook, Chat, Email and Phone.


Other Advantages of using Bigcommerce

  • No transaction fees
  • Easy to use and customize
  • Great SEO and marketing tools
  • Awesome User Interface
  • Built in blog 
  • 24/7 support


Cons of using Bigcommerce

Bigcommerce offers lots of features you need to run a modern, secured and responsive online store easily but it doesn't mean Bigcommerce has no disadvantages at all. In my personal experience and experience from my clients and friends, I figure out following con's of using bigcommerce .

Unlike shopify, woocommerce and Magento, bigcommerce has a lots of built-in features and tools but how can they find out what really you need. I think this is one of the biggest cons of bigcommerce where you can't find ad-ons like in other major ecommerce platform easily.

Choosing self hosted ecommerce platforms like bigcommerce and shopify is going to be expensive when you decide to move to other platforms but moving from magneto to woocommerce is not difficult as from bigcommerce to magneto or even to shopify.

If your primary concern is budget, bigcommerce is not for you. Even bigcommerce stopped charging transactions cost, you have to pay around $30 per months just to run a store online and costs goes up with your sales volume.

Conclusion 

If you need an all in one ecommerce platform that can be run without programming knowledge and that gives great support, Bigcommerce is right choice for you but if you need large store in lower cost and more customization, it's not for you.


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