Sitebuilder say everything’s bigger in Texas, and apparently, this applies quite literally when naming shopping cart software. I’m not sure if BigCommerce‘s name or its Texas headquarters came first, but it’s a good fit either way. (Besides, the founders are from Australia, which isn’t exactly tiny.)
The seeds for this aptly-named shopping cart were planted in 2003 when Aussies Eddie Machaalani and Mitchel Harper met online, as programmers often do. Interspire, a locally-installed shopping cart, grew out of the early days of their partnership. When ecommerce software began moving to the cloud, Machaalani and Harper followed suit. In 2009, they launched the SaaS ecommerce solution now known as BigCommerce.
BigCommerce is recognized for its ease of use, solid functionality, and quality customer support. Cloud-based and user-friendly, this cart software helps merchants from all levels of experience and revenue sell their products online. While BigCommerce’s essential software (not BigCommerce’s Enterprise service level) may not have enough advanced features or customizability for some larger companies, we still believe that BigCommerce is an excellent platform for most merchants.
- Numerous built-in features
- Numerous integrations
- No transaction fees
- Attractive design templates
- Minimal learning curve
- Single-page checkout
- Limited customizability
- Inconsistent customer support
- Revenue caps on plan levels
Keep reading for a full, independent review of BigCommerce.