Ecosystem Expanded: BigCommerce

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    If you haven’t noticed already, we love partnerships at Storyblok. We find the concept of collaborating to achieve greater results very favorable for us, our partners, and our clients. After all, what’s not to love about a win-win-win situation?

    As a result of our dedication to our partners, we launched the Storyblok Ecosystem where we, together with our technology partners, help organizations accelerate and unlock their full potential for implementing successful digital projects. More than that, we help clients select the right options from our tech partners, integrate them into their projects, and offer numerous interfaces to the most relevant providers on the market. One of our amazing technology partners is BigCommerce, an eCommerce platform for a new era. Storyblok users can take advantage of our BigCommerce-Storyblok integration, available as a plug-in in their Enterprise and Enterprise Plus spaces.

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    The sky is the limit with BigCommerce

    BigCommerce (Nasdaq: BIGC) is a leading open software-as-a-service (SaaS) eCommerce platform that empowers merchants of all sizes to build, innovate and grow their businesses online. BigCommerce provides merchants with sophisticated enterprise-grade functionality, customization, and performance with simplicity and ease of use. Tens of thousands of B2C and B2B companies across 150 countries and numerous industries use BigCommerce to create beautiful, engaging online stores, including Ben & Jerry’s, Ted Baker, Skullcandy, SoloStove, and P&G. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, BigCommerce has offices in London, Kyiv, San Francisco, and Sydney. The coolest part of their operation is that the sky is the limit: BigCommrce can serve all merchants in all stages of their growth without the need for re-platforming.

    We love that BigCommerce’s mission is to help merchants sell more at every stage of their growth. So, we had to ask: How does BigCommerce achieve that? Here is what we found out:

    • Unmatched performance - BigCommerce merchants don’t have to worry about hitting the ceiling in platform capabilities — reducing the potential risk of being forced to migrate in the future. BigCommerce offers industry-leading uptime at 99.99% backed by SLAs, compared to the industry average of 99.5%, unlimited bandwidth on the Google Cloud Platform, and security vetted and authenticated by Coalfire ISO/IEC 27001 certification, the international gold standard.

    • Freedom of choice - BigCommerce lets merchants have the freedom to choose the best-of-breed tech stack that works for them.

    • Built for growth- BigCommerce offers robust, feature-rich technology that is simple enough for all types of users. BigCommerce has over 900 vetted best-of-breed 3rd party applications ranging from high-end rewards programs to ERP connectors.

    • Lower TCO (total cost of ownership)- BigCommerce offers predictable flat-rate pricing so merchants can make financial plans without surprises.

    • Enterprise features OOTB - BigCommerce doesn't require a reliance on third-party applications to address the core functionality required by growing businesses.

    • Large product catalog support - BigCommerce supports up to 600 variants &/or up to 250 values in a single option.

    The Storyblok-BigCommerce integration

    Storyblok’s partnership with BigCommerce offers stability, security, flexibility, scalability, and, above all, a seamless integration for your online shops. The integration, available in your Enterprise and Enterprise Plus Spaces, helps you connect your Storyblok-managed website with your BigCommerce platform with ease. It helps your team save time on developing an integration from scratch, testing it, and most importantly, maintaining it. Having the integration saves your marketing team time since the connector (API) helps transfer all the product information from BigCommerce to your website. If you are interested in learning how to set up your integration plugins, follow the BigCommerce guide on how to retrieve your endpoint credentials and then the integration plugin guide on how to set up the field-type plugin. Once your integration field-type plugin is working, you should be able to select some products or categories on your Storyblok components like in the image below.

    Screenshot BigCommerce and Storyblok Integration Demo

    Read more about why you should connect Storyblok with BigCommerce here.

    Shared values

    What would a partnership be if it wasn’t based on shared organizational practices? Here are a few of the many Storyblok & BigCommerce’s shared values:

    • Creating dynamic customer experiences: Both Storyblok and BigCommerce’s headless approach allows clients to plug-in best-of-breed solutions with customizations.

    • International approach: Both companies empower clients/merchants to serve multiple companies, languages, currencies, ect., which helps organizations grow globally while still offering localized experiences.

    • Powerful performance: Both Storyblok and BigCommerce provide industry-leading uptime of 99.99%. Therefore, when matched together, they deliver lightning-fast commerce experiences.

    • Flexibility: Storyblok and BigCommerce are designed to be flexible. Storyblok is endlessly extendable while BigCommerce helps merchants create differentiated shopping experiences with a powerful commerce engine on the back-end.

    Quote from Adam Birnbaum, Partner Marketing Manager @ BigCommerce

    • We see Storyblok as a strategic partner in the headless area, especially because both organizations are part of the MACH Alliance and ISO 27001 certified. Storyblok has a global presence and a great and fun team to work with. We look forward to further develop business together.

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      Adam Birnbaum
      Partner Marketing Manager @ BigCommerce

    A joint future

    In case you were thinking “Wow, BigCommerce is truly amazing”, let us wow you a bit more. BigCommerce’s B2B digital commerce solution has received multiple awards, including gold for total cost of ownership, and was recognized for its robust APIs, strong pricing engine, rich extension marketplace, and well-developed implementation partner ecosystem. In fact, BigCommerce has won 22 Medals in 2022 Paradigm B2B Combine Midmarket and Enterprise Editions and you can read more about it here. Another piece of exciting news is that BigCommerce has recently grown its European presence into Austria, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. With its DACH and Nordic expansion and fully localized tech and agency partner ecosystem, BigCommerce will enable merchants of all sizes and complexities to build and scale their online businesses to deliver seamless shopping experiences to local and cross-border customers and drive revenue.

    We are excited to be BigCommerce’s partner and look forward to helping our joint client build beautiful, flexible, scalable, and secure storefronts. If you want to learn more about some of the successful projects we built together, you can reach out to us at Storyblok or get in touch with the BigCommerce team. In addition, reach out to our partner team if you are interested in leveraging our ecosystem for your space or becoming our technology partner.