Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ecommerce platform provider BigCommerce
and managed hosting company Nexcess have formed a partnership. BigCommerce, which has headquarters in Austin, Texas, United States, was established in 2009. The company provides “the world’s leading cloud ecommerce platform for established and rapidly-growing businesses”. Its enterprise-grade platform facilitates online sales and offers an open architecture and app ecosystem that “enables businesses to grow online sales with 80% less cost, time and complexity than on-premise software”. BigCommerce currently provides B2B and B2C ecommerce services and caters to companies of a range of sizes, including SMBs and Fortune 1000 companies. The partnership will offer BigCommerce’s “cloud-based headless ecommerce engine” to the global WordPress community.
WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) solution that is highly popular and in fact has been used to develop more than 25% of the websites currently available on the internet. An open source solution, it can be downloaded and installed onto to a server free of charge. Once installed, it can be used to develop websites of a range of complexity. BigCommerce and Nexcess will introduce ‘BigCommerce for WordPress’, a secure and auto-scaling ecommerce solution that retailers can use in the cloud using through WordPress. The ecommerce plugin adds BigCommerce’s ecommerce platform directly to the WordPress interface using the Nexcess Cloud.
“We’ve witnessed just how quickly merchants can grow from a small business to an international brand, and with this new offering, even enterprise-level retailers can continue to deliver world-class shopping experiences using WordPress’ open source ecosystem rather than relying on a single, closed platform for both content and commerce at scale,” explained BigCommerce’s Chief Development Officer, Russell Klein. “Better still, the combination of Nexcess’ performance-optimized cloud hosting and BigCommerce’s industry-leading headless commerce engine reduces the concerns retailers leveraging WordPress’ CMS may have previously felt around scaling or managing the performance of their online stores.”
“Decoupled ecommerce is an important innovation and we’re thrilled to be combining our WordPress hosting expertise with BigCommerce’s flexible and feature-rich commerce API,” added Nexcess’ CEO and President, Chris Wells. “We’re proud to say that Nexcess is unbeaten in its commitment to building fast and reliable WordPress hosting solutions, and our partnership with BigCommerce has allowed us to build the ideal platform for decoupled ecommerce.”Do you know of any other companies involved in new partnerships? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.