BigCommerce Review

BigCommerce Review Summary

The name of the site/service itself should tell you what you need to know about it – It is for eCommerce stores who want to go big. BigCommerce supports this with as comprehensive a set of features that I’ve ever seen for online stores right up to support for B2B stores. There’s very little not to like, except perhaps pricing that’s hard to swallow. Even premium themes cost quite a fair bit.

https://www.bigcommerce.com/
HostScore
73.00%
Response Time
122.36ms
Uptime
100.00%

BigCommerce Pros

  • Agile drag-and-drop website builder
  • Customizable pre-built themes
  • Complete mobile-responsive capability
  • Supports coupons and discounts
  • Bulk import tool allows easy migration
  • Digital Wallet compatible
  • Choose from over 65 payment gateways and supports over 250 currencies
  • No transaction fees
  • Pricing customization for B2B sales
  • Analytics Dashboard has comprehensive reporting
  • Supports cross-channel sales
  • Integrates with WordPress
  • Extensive and powerful APIs available

BigCommerce Cons

  • Pricing can be prohibitive for new stores
  • Limited add-on applications
  • Complicated to migrate away from

Editor's Review & Recommendation

There are tons of online store builders around but most of them are website builders who have simply taken on another hat. Then occasionally, you come across a beast of a different type altogether and that is exactly what BigCommerce is.

From ground up it is obvious that BigCommerce is purpose-built and not intended for the average website. Yes, you can create a standard website with it, but it would be more involved than normal, leave a ton of features unused, and cost you a mint for no real purpose.

This website builder is only recommended for two categories of people. Those who are serious about their online stores and those who are helping extend functionality by developing apps or APIs for the platform.

For Newbies and Individual Bloggers

Again, BigCommerce is an extremely focused application and while anyone can sign up for it, there’s certainly the question of value. Newbies will be paying a steep price to get familiarized with online store environments. Bloggers, well, will be using perhaps two percent of the real features in BigCommerce.



BigCommerce Performance

BigCommerce Website Builder Hosting Uptime

Uptime for BigCommerce is tracked from the US, with seven backup locations. Average uptime for the past 30 days has been 100.00%.

BigCommerce Website Builder Hosting Response Time

Average aggregate response speed for BigCommerce is 122.36ms. BigCommerce response time is checked every four hours from ten locations.

BigCommerce Plans & Pricing

BigCommerce Website Builder Hosting
Standard
$29.95
/per month
1 online store
Unlimited products
Sell on multiple marketplaces
Sales threshold - Up to $50k
0% - all payment providers
2.9% + $0.30 credit card rates
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-

Plus
$79.95
/per month
1 online store
Unlimited products
Sell on multiple marketplaces
Sales threshold - Up to $150k
0% - all payment providers
2.5% + $0.30 credit card rates
Abandoned cart saver
-

Pro
$249.95
/per month
1 online store
Unlimited products
Sell on multiple marketplaces
Sales threshold - Up to $400k
0% - all payment providers
2.2% + $0.30 credit card rates
Abandoned cart saver
Custom SSL

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