BigCommerce For WordPress

Description

BigCommerce for WordPress is a plugin that allows you to scale ecommerce further than ever before on WordPress. Scale your business with WordPress on the front-end and free up server resources from things like catalog management, processing payments, managing fulfillment logistics and more with BigCommerce on the back end.

Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, you get access to our native ecommerce features from a single plugin, the ability to sell across multiple channels and marketplaces from a single location, and best of all, an embedded checkout experience that takes on PCI compliance and customer security on your behalf.

Quick Start!

Look at details from the latest release, including new features and enhancements here: https://github.com/bigcommerce/bigcommerce-for-wordpress/releases

Dive into how you set up and customize your site using BC4WP using our guides here: https://developer.bigcommerce.com/bigcommerce-for-wordpress/getting-started/introduction

Have a suggestion for how we can be better? Ping the team! wordpress-suggestions@bigcommerce.com

DIFFERENT FROM YOUR TRADITIONAL PLUGIN

We’ve taken a very different approach to ecommerce in WordPress. We set out to build our plugin the WordPress Way: deliver value to the community, build it with WordPress experts and make something developers can call their own.

The BigCommerce for WordPress plugin leverages the best aspects of both platforms, allowing WordPress to manage content and BigCommerce to manage ecommerce.

SCALABLE ECOMMERCE FOR WORDPRESS

Continue to tap into the unrestricted customization of WordPress while pairing it with the most scalable SaaS ecommerce engine. BigCommerce lets you build complex catalogs, manage large volumes of concurrent traffic, orders and analytics.

The BigCommerce plugin ports over a copy of your product catalog and stores products as custom post types in WordPress. It also creates pages for your cart, checkout, account profiles, sign in, shipping & returns, gift certificates and order history.

The key difference to our approach is that you don’t need to install additional extensions to get access to common ecommerce features. Instead, you get instant access to many common (and advanced) features, such as complex catalog support, global payment gateways, currency handling, taxation, shipping calculations and centralized channel management; all out-of-the-box.

OFFLOAD BACKEND RESOURCES

Our philosophy is that processing orders and running your store shouldn’t affect the uptime and speed of your site — which can hurt your SEO, conversion, and brand. The BigCommerce plugin does the heavy commerce lifting, letting you scale your ecommerce without losing speed or uptime.

LET US HANDLE PCI COMPLIANCE

Taking on your own PCI compliance comes with a huge amount of liability and risk. BigCommerce powers the full checkout experience, assuming the burden of PCI compliance for you.

EXTENSIVE PAYMENT GATEWAYS

BigCommerce has over 65 payment gateway integrations available out-of-the box, serving 100+ countries and over 250 local payment methods.

To help you reduce costs, we’ve pre-negotiated special credit and debit card processing rates with PayPal, our preferred payment solution. The more you grow with BigCommerce and upgrade your plan, the lower your rates can go.

HIGHLY SCALABLE PRODUCT CATALOG

BigCommerce is built for large, complex catalogs with up to 600 SKUs per product, and 250 product values for a single option. Our native catalog structure treats single products (including variants, details, SKUs, etc.) as a single API call, making inventory syncing with ERPs, PIMs (and WordPress) fast.

MULTI-CHANNEL SELLING & MANAGEMENT

With the core BigCommerce platform, you now have access within the control panel to sell across multiple marketplaces simultaneously, such as eBay, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Google Shopping, Square and more! Save time and eliminate errors and overselling with bulk listing, automatic inventory syncing and unified order and fulfillment management.

USE YOUR FAVORITE WORDPRESS THEME

BigCommerce for WordPress will work with any WordPress theme, but it may require some styling to make it fit perfectly. Are you a theme developer? We’d love to promote your BigCommerce for WordPress compatible theme. Get in touch with us here.

To start, we recommend choosing a cross-browser compatible WordPress ecommerce theme, since the theme options included will better match what an online store requires.

ECOMMERCE WITH GUTENBERG

We’re big supporters of Gutenberg and built our plugin to support both the classic editor and Gutenberg. Whether you’re inserting shortcodes in classic mode or product blocks in Gutenberg, we will continue to enable support for both.

SECURED USER ACCOUNTS & LOGINS

In addition to offering you peace of mind with a secure checkout experience, we also extend this level of security to your shoppers, their accounts and logins, and payment information — all managed by BigCommerce.

GLOBAL SHIPPING STREAMLINED

We support all major global carriers, offer real-time carrier quotes, allow for free shipping, flat rates, dropshipping and more. With our deep ShipperHQ integration, you can even specify rates by product, category, customer group, quantity, destination, dimensions and more.

FLEXIBLE SHOPPING CART

We are bringing over a decade of focusing on building online stores to every WordPress website. Through this we bring our flexible shopping cart, along with it’s extensive customization options, so can offer enterprise grade promotions and discounts within a fully responsive layout, without additional extensions that other WordPress ecommerce plugins require.

MULTIPLE SITES; ONE CONTROL PANEL

Even if you sell across multiple WordPress sites, you shouldn’t have to manage them all in separate places. BigCommerce gives you a single control panel to manage your catalog, orders and shipping, all from one place. Streamline your admin experience and spend less time managing ecommerce on WordPress.

Beyond WordPress, the endpoints we’ve opened on our platform allow you to build commerce into any sort of experience. Looking to launch a site in React? Interested in developing a mobile app? Want to integrate with an in-house POS? All of these can be built and managed from within the BigCommerce Control Panel.

COMPLEX ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS INTEGRATIONS

A huge benefit of having a SaaS ecommerce engine behind the scenes is that the core platform is already built for mid-market and enterprise use cases. Natively connect to your existing ERP suites, PIM software, OMS solutions, POS systems or marketing automation tools right out of the box.

AMP SUPPORT

Unique to most WordPress ecommerce plugins, BigCommerce for WordPress also includes support for Accelerated Mobile Pages. To activate, install the official Google plugin.

SUPPORT AND SERVICES

All of our BigCommerce customers have access to our 24/7 live phone, chat, and email support, run from our headquarters in Austin, Texas. For larger enterprise customers, we offer dedicated account management and implementation management services as part of your plan. We also have an ever-growing collection of help, support, and how-to guides in our help center.

BUILT WITH DEVELOPERS IN MIND

BigCommerce for WordPress was built by WordPress developers, with developers in mind. Our plugin is open source and available for you to fork, extend and modify as your needs require.

Our plugin supports WordPress’ standard method of overriding template files so you can modify out-of-the-box designs. Customize your product cards, lists and shopping cart without risking plugin updates that will undo your changes.

Additionally, there are many hooks and filters, so you can manipulate content to your heart’s content.

JOIN OUR BIGCOMMERCE COMMUNITY

All BigCommerce customers get access to our ever-growing online community to answer questions, discuss ecommerce strategies, learn about the latest product updates, contribute ideas and more.

If you’re interested in contributing to BigCommerce for WordPress, head over to our GitHub Repository.

Screenshots

  • Core settings that control the how your storefront functions are easy to set up
  • Quickly blend everything into your theme by using the Customizer
  • Grid density can be edited in the Customizer too
  • Quick View is supported out-of-the-box
  • Product pages are automatically created for products
  • Reviews and related products also show on each product page
  • Cart functionality is embedded into WordPress
  • Uses our world-class checkout, which can be embedded within a page or redirected out.
  • Page and posts can drop in products through one-off selection or by brand and / or category.
  • Gutenberg is supported
  • Each product created in BigCommerce get imported into WordPress
  • Products availability on the WordPress site can be changed from within the BigCommerce Control Panel

FAQ

Where can I find BigCommerce for WordPress documentation and user guides?

For help setting up and configuring BigCommerce, please refer to our getting started guide. Check out our developer documentation and code reference for more advanced use cases.

How can I make my theme or plugin compatible with BigCommerce for WordPress?

We’d love that! Let us know what you’re working on by sending us an email so we can feature you as being an official WordPress ecommerce theme on our site. Please let us know if it’s a free or premium theme when sending details.

The level of effort to get your WordPress theme compatible can vary based on the complexity of your theme and the individual design elements. Some themes will only require simple changes to the styling, shape and size of buy buttons, whereas others might require restyling of the product grid, search, reviews and product detail pages.

Where can I request new features?

For new ideas and feature requests for both the BigCommerce for WordPress plugin and the core BigCommerce platform, you can submit your feature requests and ideas here.

Where can I report bugs or contribute to the project?

Bugs and contributions can be submitted in our GitHub Repository.

Where can I find documentation for the BigCommerce API?

You can find the documentation of API on our developer site.

Reviews

March 27, 2020
So far we are quite happy using this plugin to transition our store from Bigcommerce to WordPress. This plugin has a lot of potential to get the best of both worlds with WordPress supporting your front end and Bigcommerce on the back end. There is also a great community of support behind it. I highly recommended watching the Youtube video "Enterprise eCommerce with WordPress and BigCommerce" by eCommerce-Aholic if you are just starting off. If you are looking to make this transition, partnering with a solid developer is a must.
March 25, 2020
We’ve built four sites so far using this plugin. It gives us the flexibility of a WordPress build with the security and stability of BigCommerce. We’re excited to soon launch a multi-currency, multi-region site using this technology, and another project with multiple regional WordPress frontends, running off the same BigCommerce backend. We’ve found the support and consistent updates very encouraging and a good reflection of BigCommerce’s commitment to this plugin.
Very good plugin for me. This plugin we have integrated with wordpress website and it's very use full for me. Also, Good support from bigcommerce support team. Thank you as well as to you. Thank you!
March 13, 2020
I have been using Big Commerce for almost 10 years (with two different companies) and have always appreciated the interface and the ease with which us non-developers can update and modify. I was excited to find out that I could still manage my current and new business through the established back end, which simplified my inventory, fulfillment and product listing management. And I was looking forward to offering my two different customers a seamless and clearly branded experience. This integration achieves that very well on the front end. While I hit a few little snags with the set up, the customer service was beyond amazing. Topher was quickly able to help rectify all of the challenges I encountered with setting and launching the new site, and most were due to user error. While my site is fairly simple, I feel like the site integration has exceeded my expectations and I think it accomplishes what it's intended to do, until the checkout is complete. It's the after purchase that is still a bit tricky. Email order confirmations, shipping confirmations, abandoned cart series and email marketing are all still branded with the main (BC) logo. I have found a workaround, by changing the logo to actually incorporate both brands (it works for me because both of my brands are related) but I wish there was a way to segment the communication and audience more effectively so that there are truly two stand alone experiences that don't have to mix. I know there's improvements continually being made and I am excited to see what's coming down the pike.
March 11, 2020
Experiencing some issues, more-so on the BigCommerce side of things... the WP plugin seems OK but obviously they need to work together. Currently evaluating my options and will update the review soon. I cannot recommend this plug-in at this time. We've launched 2 sites using this plugin and so far we're happy with the frequent updates and progress we've seen since we've started using it. The plugin is still fairly new so issues are to be expected, however, plugin updates are regular and address issues and bugs that users have reported. Compared to other solutions like WooCommerce, you can actually call the BigCommerce team and get phone support if you have issues. Setup is fairly minimal and its actually pretty awesome to have the plugin do the heavy lifting, this includes handling user accounts and registration, checkout, cart functionality and more.. you can literally install it and have it up and running. Customization and Add-ons Probably one of the best features of this plugin is the ability to customize the look to your theme. The template override system is great as well and is easy enough to understand for someone with even basic theme development knowledge. We use this plugin in combination with FacetWP with the BigCommerce extension which unlocks some very powerful sorting features. Overall I'd recommend giving this a try if you're looking for a powerful eCommerce solution thats easy to customize.
March 1, 2020
I just launched a new store for a client using the BC4WP plugin. It was my first time working within BigCommerce at all, and I must admit that in the beginning I was a little overwhelmed... so I went into the online community and started asking questions and got quick responses. Topher DeRosia was soooo helpful, and I can honestly say I never would have gotten this site launched as quickly as I did without his help. Not only am I completely sold on this plugin, but knowing that there are REAL PEOPLE available to help when things seem to go nuts makes this plugin worth its weight in gold.
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