BigCommerce Review: Feature-Packed Online Store Builder

This is 2022 when more than 40% of sales used to be done through digital channels through online stores. Marketing has also changed from billboards to online ads.

More than 90% of total purchasing decisions used to be done online. After taking the decision, the user may choose to visit offline stores or buy the same from an online store.

After building more than 200+ stores backed by many store builders starting from Dukaan, Shopify, bigcommerce, woo-commerce, payhip, and more for myself or for my clients. I think I am eligible to review this digital e-commerce provider.

BigCommerce review

So, in this BigCommerce review, we will touch on many aspects like “what is BigCommerce?”, features, alternatives, pricing, support, and many more. Let’s start the detailed review of BigCommerce:

What is BigCommerce?

BigCommerce is a NASDAQ-listed e-commerce platform that provides online stores as a service to retailers, MSMEs, and big corporates across the globe. The platform includes online store creation, search engine optimization, hosting, and marketing and security from small to Enterprise sized e-commerce stores across the globe.

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Currently, it used to serve more than 60k online stores, 25000 sellers, and approximately 1 out of every 10 sales. Primarily, its primary customers of it are in developed countries (USA, Canada, Europe, and many others).

Pricing: BigCommerce Review

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The pricing of the bigcommerce is moderately high in comparison to other digital store providers. They used to offer three plans named:

  • Standard: The standard plan is the most basic plan of the bigcommerce with some feature limitations like Customer groups and segmentation, Abodand Cart, and many more. It has also a limit of $50k sales every year. This plan will cost you $30 per month.
  • Plus: This is a mid-level plan which will cost you $80 per month with some extra features in comparison to the standard plan.
  • Pro: The pro plan is the ultimate plan of the bigcommerce with access to every plan of the features.

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Features: BigCommerce Review

In this section, we are going to deal with the features of bigcommerce. Let’s start the discussion:

Themes

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Bigcommerce offers Cornerstone Light as a default theme to its publishers which makes it a theme scare platform. However, there is only 15 theme available for free. They also offer features to upload your custom themes and editing to the default theme.

App Store or Plugin

Robust NetSuite Integrator by BigCommerce

There are lots of powerful integration are available to integrate with the bigcommerce. These integrations include hellobar, Razorpay, Mailchimp, and 1000s of other tools.

These tools will help you to integrate popup and enable automotive shipping, Email Marketing, website customization, and many more.

BigCommerce for WordPress

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BigCommerce for WordPress is a plugin that allows you to scale e-commerce further than ever before on WordPress. Scale your business with WordPress on the front-end and free up server resources from things like catalog management, processing payments, managing fulfillment logistics, and more with BigCommerce on the back end.

Tax:

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Bigcommerce uses to calculate the taxes automatically when merchandise or digital product sales are being made. You only need to pay those collected taxes to the government.

Reporting & Analytics:

BigCommerce analytics

In the analytics section, You will get insights like Visits, Conversion rate, Orders, Revenue, Customers, AOV, Purchase funnel, Abandoned carts, Top products, Top visits by origin, and many more.

These insights will help you to determine “How you should promote and expand your business at a very great speed?”

Wholesale:

Bigcommerce used to offer many forms of rules to set the price of the merchandise. You can create a rule for the wholesale product.

How to set up a store in BigCommerce?

  • Signup to the Platform
  • Build or customize the Store
  • Select the appropriate Theme out of those 15 themes
  • Enable Tax set the preferred GST
  • Start the Shipping

Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Very Easy To Start
  • Help in all-around performance upliftment
  • Userfriendly for new users

Cons:

  • There are only 15 themes available for free
  • Hard to find options

Alternative: BigCommerce Review

There are too many alternatives to bigcommerce are available that we found during our review. Some of these alternatives are listed below:

Dukaan App:

Dukaan homepage review

Dukaan is nothing but a platform that helps small and medium businesses that let create their online store and start selling online cost-effectively in a few clicks within a few minutes. Till today, it helps more than 10 lakh+ dukandaar(Small Shop Owners) to set up local stores to become digital and use WhatsApp or similar massaging apps to sell their products.

Shopify:

shopify homepage

Shopify is a one and only Content Management System that is built for e-commerce websites. It comes up with all solutions an E-commerce website used to offer like very fine UI, Payment system, user management, and many others.

WooCommerce:

Neve wordpress theme

Woocommerce is an e-commerce solution based on the WordPress CMS. It currently supports more than 37% of e-commerce websites around the globe. It use to offer a very high level of customization to webmasters. We recommend Cloudways for an e-commerce website.

Shopbase:

shopbase review

Shopbase is a perfect e-commerce platform built for Dropshipping. It lets you Build Profitable Dropshipping, Print-on-Demand Businesses with a few clicks(5 Clicks). Webmasters can build highly Customized high-converting storefronts, find trending products, activate automated marketing tools – All under 5 clicks.