12 July 2018Back to Blog
The Top 10 Advantages Of Re-Platforming To BigCommerce
You don’t have to spend long on our site to know that we’re big advocates of the BigCommerce platform. With over 100,000 live eCommerce stores, it seems we’re not the only ones who love what BigCommerce has to offer…
If you’re struggling with your current platform and are looking into other options, as the Leading European BigCommerce Partner, it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about the eCommerce platform. We’ve put together 10 reasons why BigCommerce should be at the top of your list.
1. No Hidden Costs
BigCommerce is a hosted platform, which means that a lot of the costs that come with setting up an online store are already included in your monthly bill. This includes the likes of hosting, support services and security.
2. Highly Customisable
Regardless of whether your online store is big or small, BigCommerce’s API is highly flexible, meaning you can customise your store to be exactly how you want it. Though the platform has limited free themes, they are available to download and can be edited offline to make customisations even easier. This makes us web developers very happy!
3. Quick Re-platforming Process
If you want to read more on how you can re-platform to BigCommerce in as little as 3 months, check out our blog post, here, and read our case study with Monwell to see their replatforming journey with us.
In short, BigCommerce can quickly transfer all your products and order history from any eCommerce platform. This cuts the re-platforming process down massively when compared to other platform providers.
4. Out-Of-The-Box Features
BigCommerce is well known for the variety of extra features that come with the platform. Whether you want to sell on social media or set up a streamlined checkout, with BigCommerce, you can easily apply new integrations with the click of a button.
5. Clean and Modern Interface
Many of our BigCommerce clients have commented on how easy it is to use the Admin Dashboard compared to their previous platforms. With clear and smooth navigation, within a few clicks you can add inventory, create staff accounts, process orders, add product categories and much more.
6. Product Filtering
Want to improve your conversion rates? Of course you do. Product filtering has been proven to boost sales as customers can easily search for products by size, colour, brand and price, narrowing their search so they are more likely to make a purchase.
7. SEO Ready
There are an array of Search Engine Optimisation tools readily available on the BigCommerce platform. From custom page titles, meta tags and descriptions, to custom 301 redirects and sitemaps – there’s enough to get you started on improving your rankings.
8. Marketing Features
As an online store, you might occasionally like to provide your loyal customers with a discount, or you may even like to take part in the Black Friday mayhem; whatever the case, the online store builder provides you with a variety of marketing features so you can set up coupons, promotions, Google Shopping, multi-channel selling and more.
9. Payment Gateways
The BigCommerce platform supports over 60 payment gateways, including the likes of PayPal, Stripe and Amazon Pay. Though the payment gateways themselves do still charge transaction fees, BigCommerce won’t – meaning more money in your pocket.
10. Support & Security
This is technically 2 in 1, but there are just so many amazing reasons to choose BigCommerce, we struggled to fit them all in.
All BigCommerce sites are hosted on a shared SSL certificate as well as being Level 1 PCI compliant, meaning your customers don’t have to worry about the safety of your checkout experience.
If you’re looking for a platform with great support options, BigCommerce is the one for you. With BigCommerce University, you’ll be able to access hundreds of tutorials and informative videos that can guide you through the platform. Let’s also not forget that by working with a BigCommerce Partner like us, you’ll get all the support you need.