The competition in the online retail business is fierce. It’s paramount that you pick the right eCommerce platform to be the base of your online business since the very beginning, so you can avoid high operational costs, get maximum conversion rates, and avoid falling behind competitors. BigCommerce is one of the most popular eCommerce platforms out there. For a standard monthly fee – which runs from $29.95/mo for the standard option to $199.95/mo for the Pro option – you can build an excellent store, with gorgeous design and leading-edge features.
Here are some reasons that make BigCommerce the top hosted eCommerce platform out there:
Being a hosted platform, you don’t have to worry about bandwidth, server uptime, updating your store, security, and debugging it. Everything will be handled by the company that made the software. They have the best security, 99.99% uptime, unlimited bandwidth, and pages load lightning-quick.
Easy to Use
You don’t need to have programming experience if you want to it. In fact, it’s okay even if you aren’t very tech-savvy. While there is a big learning curve, the administrator interface is very easy to use, and everything is self-explanatory. They also have lots of resources/tutorials for newbie users.
BigCommerce lets you build a store that reflects your brand and company values perfectly. There are seven free premade themes you can use. There are also dozens of paid options. You can download a theme and customize it fully before uploading it back again.
Cart Saver Feature
Sometimes a transaction gets interrupted for mundane reasons, like the customer receiving a phone call. If a loaded shopping cart gets abandoned on your shop, BigCommerce has a cart saving option that notifies the customer – via email and other means – about their attempted purchase. This feature can recoup a lot of potentially lost sales.
All-Inclusive App Store
You can build very powerful websites out-of-the-box, but if you need something extra, you can always use the app store. Some apps let you add useful features that can automate business tasks, boost marketing, and improve customer service.
The developers have made sure their offering is very mobile-friendly. Your store pages can be browsed easily from both tablets and smartphones. With mobile-based traffic forming the majority of internet traffic these days, responsive design should be an essential feature.
Is It Worth The Monthly Fee?
Yes – provided you get your store to work for you. Openwave’s BigCommerce Developers are available to build you an outstanding, high-performing store at an affordable price.