Headless commerce reaches WordPress with BigCommerce
New technology such as this opens up bigger opportunities for WordPress users. Business owners can now scale commerce into an existing WordPress platform, freeing up time to market and design by using the BigCommerce engine to deliver ecommerce rich features within the site.
WordPress owners will have access to the full suite of functionality within BigCommerce in one central location rather than a dedicated ecommerce website. Headless technology deployed in this way, allows for an effortless customer journey between the content site and ecommerce store through to making a check out, without the need to open up a new website, new tab or start a new user journey.
BigCommerce utilises the WordPress themes and styling, so the look and feel will remain the same. This will expedite lead times to become ecommerce ready, as opposed to creating a standalone BigCommerce store from scratch.
Advantages of BigCommerce Headless Technology with WordPress:
- Easy WordPress Plug In available within the WordPress community.
- BigCommerce continues to be fully SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) based, reassuring online retailers that their platform is kept up to date with security fixes and the latest updates.
- With BigCommerce’s full PCI compliance protocols, the liability and risk is reduced giving peace of mind for the online businesses.
- BigCommerce has over 65 payment gateways covering 100+ countries, and 250 local payment methods enabling global support out of the box.
- Unlimited product catalogue sizes.
- Delivery of multi-channel product availability through seamless connections to eBay, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram and GoogleShopping, to name a few.
- Full Gutenberg editor compatibility, reducing time to learn and effortless familiarity.
- No conflicts with WordPress third party plugins.
- Access to all major global shipping real time carriers out of the box and full integration with ShipperHQ.
- Apply real-time promotions, offers and vouchers immediately to customers out the box.
- Multi-platform and multi-channel retail ready. Shopping experiences delivered through mobile application and through POS from within BigCommerce.
- Integrate enterprise based applications and tools using the existing features within BigCommerce such as PIMs, ERP, OMS solutions straight out of the box.
- Obtain rich analytics through integration with Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel.
- If WooCommerce is already in place, take advantage of WooCommerce theme compatibility for faster time to market.
- Reduce the need for extra store plugins as out the box, BigCommerce is already ecommerce rich to achieve the best start possible.
- By using BigCommerce, store owners have access to BigCommerce’s extensive support services, ensuring smooth development and growth.