BigCommerce is a shopping cart service, whose headquarters are in Texas. The enterprise came into existence in 2003 when its Australian programmers met online and brainstormed BigCommerce, while it was still in its infancy stage. In 2009, they launched their SaaS site and merged it to the Cloud, as current websites currently run in.
The company is widely known for its extensive collection of templates, beautiful layout, cloud-based platform and user-friendly features. While it may not be ideal for big giants in the CMS system, it is still a big contender, for it connects merchants from different walks of life and allows them to collectively sell their products on the platform.
The company offers a 15 day trial period for their product. Payments, after plan selection, is received on a monthly basis. By opting for a yearly subscription, customers can avail a discount of up to 10%.
Pricing plans for merchants are based on their monthly income. This is unlike many other companies. With BigCommerce, once a merchant’s monthly revenue goes past the monthly limit, they are immediately bumped to a higher cost plan.
BigCommerce Pro plan’s pricing volume cap has increased from 1Million to 3Million. This allows customers to avail lower monthly costs, which are around a few hundred dollars per month, without being pushed to a higher price tier plan, like BigCommerce Enterprise, which costs up to a thousand dollars per month.
Pro’s & Con’s
- User-friendly features.
- A large array of templates and images.
- 15 day trial period.
- Yearly subscriptions offer discounts of up to 10%.
- No credit cards required.
- No termination or installation fees.
- Does not contain many advanced features.
- Price hikes without notice based on merchant monthly revenue.
- Volume caps.