The best thing about BigCommerce is that they host your store for you. This is a very big deal!
I’ve had quite a few online stores in the past, and I can honestly tell you that there’s nothing worse than arranging hosting, uploading files, dealing with technical jargon (and garbage), ensuring that all is correct on the file and server side, having faith that your server is safe from hackers…
You know what, the list goes on and on. And really, all I want to do is start selling stuff!
BigCommerce takes care of all those things… And that’s the reason why I love it so damn much. There’s no fuss. You simply go through the set up guide, add your products and start selling.
There are a few other e-commerce providers that offer hosting as well, so here’s a few things below that separate BigCommerce from the rest:
Complete Creative Control
Instead of having to learn how to program in order to control the design of your site, you can now use a drag-and-drop feature that BigCommerce has.
So if you want to move certain elements around on the page – you simply need to click to move it around like in the image above. Trust me, this really does give BigCommerce a BIG advantage compared to competitors!
Selling on eBay and Facebook
You can control all your eBay operations from the administration section of your BigCommerce store. This is a better way to sell items, manage invoices and shipping, check inventory and store design of your eBay store.
BigCommerce also creates a Product tab on your Facebook Fan Page where people can see all your listed products and click through to buy on your website
Search Engine Optimization
Getting ranked up in search engines like Google is very important for traffic which ultimately results in your success.
When building your web pages BigCommerce structures the page that best suits search engine optimization principles
Flexible Product Photo Display
The way that the photos of your products look is very important to people who are interested in making a purchase. This feature enables you to present your products in a good looking way
Plans and Pricing
I’m a big fan of the tiered pricing that BigCommerce offers. If I was starting a new E-Commerce store, I’d probably go for the Bronze or Silver plans, although if coming from another platform (like I’ve done on one occasion), than Gold, Platinum or Diamond are probably going to be more relevant.
Whichever plan you decide to go on, you’ll get a 15 day trial during which you can use and test drive BigCommerce and see if it’s right for you. The best thing about it… you don’t need a credit card to sign up!
I find it frustrating when software companies leave all the best features for the more expensive pricing. Not with BigCommerce. All plans include ALL features!
You know the best way to review BigCommerce is to try it out. You can do so for free and in about 5 minutes to set up everything. It’s not that hard, even for those that aren’t technical gurus! Click on the below image and sign up on the next page to get started.