Create An Online Store Using BigCommerce

Create an online store using BigCommerce
Are you looking at creating an online store? Interested in creating an online store using Bigcommerce?

By the end of this article 'How to Create An Online Store Using BigCommerce', you will see how easy it is to create an online store using Bigcommerce.

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BigCommerce is one of the most popular eCommerce platforms around. If you were to ask me for an honest opinion to choose between WooCommerce, Shopify, and BigCommerce, I suppose my vote is for Shopify. And I guess it has more to do with the ease of working with Shopify.

But, that having being said, BigCommerce has a lot of customization features, which are a wee bit missing in Shopify.

What is BigCommerce?

To start off with, BigCommerce is one of the most popular eCommerce platforms around.

BigCommerce is a ‘hosted’ e-commerce solution that allows individuals and store owners to set up an online store and sell their products online.

BigCommerce is a Software As A Service (SaaS) product. This typically means that you don’t own the software, but pay a monthly fee to use it. Much similar to the Shopify model.

BigCommerce comes with a range of customizable templates to help you design your online store. The store allows you to sell either physical or digital goods.

The advantages of SaaS platforms such as BigCommerce, Shopify, etc., is that you can have your online store running in a matter of 30 minutes.

Register for an account, customize your storefront, add the products, update payment methods, and voila, you are live and good to launch your online store.

Features of BigCommerce

The features you get with BigCommerce eventually depends on the plan you opt for. Having said that, some of the core features common to all plans include,

  • Sell unlimited physical or digital products
  • No transaction fees
  • Branded online store
  • eBay and Amazon
  • Point of sale
  • Facebook/Instagram
  • Google Shopping
  • Responsive website
  • BigCommerce mobile app
  • Single-page checkout
  • Apple Pay, Google Pay, Amazon Pay
  • Coupons, discounts and gift cards
  • Real time shipping quotes
  • Free Sitewide HTTPs and Dedicated SSL
  • Drag-and-drop page builder
  • Integration with Paypal and other payment gateways
  • Unlimited staff accounts
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) features
  • Automated image optimisation
  • Integration with several email marketing services
  • Discount coupons & gift vouchers
  • Product review functionality
  • Professional Reporting.

For a complete list of the features available on BigCommerce, visit the BigCommerce Features section.

Mentioned below in this tutorial, is the step-by-step process of creating your online store with BigCommerce.

If you have your products to sell ready, then you could be selling within a couple of hours. 😉

Steps To Create An Online Store Using BigCommerce

Step 1: Click on ‘Start Your Free Trial’

Click on the ‘Start Your Free Trial’ button.

Step 2: Complete the Sign-up Process

You will be prompted a series of questions. Complete the 3 step registration process.

Step 3: Welcome to your BigCommerce dashboard

Your account is ready and you can start adding your products, payment gateways, etc.

From your menu links on the left-hand side, click on Store Settings. Enter the details you require at this point in time.

You must go ahead and get accustomed to the dashboard.

Step 4: Install BigCommerce for WordPress Plugin

Search for the ‘BigCommerce’ WordPress Plugin.

Click on the ‘Install Now’ against the ‘BigCommerce for WordPress’ plugin and activate the same.

Create An Online Store Using BigCommerce - Bloggers Bloom

Step 5: Sign in to your account

After the installation process, you will be prompted to sign in to your account.

Login using the credentials used while signing up for the 15 Day trial account.

Once signed in, you are ready to launch your online store.

I hope you found value in this article.

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