BigCommerce Pricing and Plans for Small Businesses

The BigCommerceⓇ website builder allows you to create a digital storefront for your small business where you can add and sell products and services to customers. Websites can easily be built from a template without any code required, and a powerful range of ecommerce tools designed to adapt to your company’s needs will help you grow and scale your business.

This guide will explore BigCommerce paid plans to help you choose the right one to meet the needs of your small business, as well as information on products you may become interested in as your business grows.

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Before You Begin

BigCommerce includes a 15-day free trial— no credit card required— automatically when you create your account; although to publish your website, you will need to purchase one of the company’s essential plans. Each of these comes with its own unique features, so it’s crucial you know what those are before you make a purchase.

The BigCommerce Standard Plan

The BigCommerce Standard plan has all of the tools you need to help you get your small business up and running smoothly.

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Core Offerings

  • Access to BigCommerce’s Page Builder software – Design your own website in an afternoon using BigCommerce’s Page Builder and editing suite.
  • Sell up to $50k annually – For smaller stores, this amount may be perfectly suited to the needs of your small business.
  • No transaction fees – Enjoy zero transaction fees on customer purchases.
  • Unlimited staff accounts – This allows you to add as many team members as you like to your website’s account.
  • 24/7 support – Stay in constant contact with BigCommerce’s team of experts to resolve issues as soon as they arise.
  • Integrations with leading payment gateways – Integrate your digital store with popular payment gateways like PayPalⓇ and BraintreeⓇ.
  • Single page checkout – Let your customers fill in all the information required to make a purchase on a single page.
  • Marketplace and social integrations, including Amazon, eBay, and Facebook – Integrate your website with popular social media platforms and easily sell from a variety of digital marketplaces.
  • Integrations with leading point of sale providers (POS), including CloverⓇ and SquareⓇ – Integrate your website with your existing point of sale for a seamless transition to online sales.
  • Free HTTPS and dedicated SSL – Provide customers with the highest degree of security and encryption for each transaction.
  • BigCommerce mobile app  
  • Real-time shipping quotes
  • Coupons, discount rules, and gift cards
  • Product ratings and reviews

Pricing

The BigCommerce Standard plan is priced at $29.95 a month, but users who bill annually save nearly 10% by receiving the first month free of charge.

Ideal Users of This Plan

The BigCommerce Standard plan is designed for small startups that do not need high limits on customer purchases. This plan is perfect for boutiques and other local businesses operating on small margins, that still want to take advantage of some of the essential tools that BigCommerce provides.

The BigCommerce Plus Plan

The BigCommerce Plus plan includes all of the features of the Standard Plan, with a few upgrades on certain features and additional tools to help retain customer engagement.

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Core Offerings

  • Sell up to $180k annually – A dramatic increase over the Standard plan to help growing businesses keep up with increased revenue.
  • Special credit card rates via PayPal powered by Braintree (2.5% +30¢ per transaction) – The more transactions you field, the more you will benefit from reduced credit card rates.
  • Customer groups and segmentation – Separate customers into groups based on common characteristics so you can tailor your marketing strategy accordingly.
  • Abandoned cart saver – Send customers email reminders on abandoned carts and retain information on abandoned carts for analytics.
  • Persistent cart - Restore items in abandoned carts when customers return to your website.

  • Stored credit cards – Save customer credit card information so you can process future orders more quickly.

Pricing

The BigCommerce Plus plan is priced at $79.95 a month, but users who bill annually save nearly 10% by receiving the first month free of charge.

Ideal Users of This Plan

The BigCommerce Plus plan was designed with the company’s strategy of growing with your business in mind— this plan will allow you to enjoy all of the features of the Standard plan but will also adapt to the needs of your growing business.

The BigCommerce Pro Plan

The BigCommerce Pro plan includes all of the features of the previous two plans, as well as some substantial upgrades to help scale your business and a few additional tools to improve customer experience.

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Core Offerings

  • Sell up to $400k annually – This plan allows you to grow your small business into a small empire with a high limit on annual sales.
  • Special credit card rates via PayPal powered by Braintree (2.2% +30¢ per transaction) – Enjoy the minimum credit card fees on transactions.
  • Faceted search (product filtering) – Help customers easily find the product they’re looking for using product filtering technology.

  • Custom SSL – This allows you to customize your security certificates to meet your company’s security and encryption requirements.

Pricing

The BigCommerce Pro plan is priced at $299.95 a month, but users who bill annually save nearly 10% by receiving the first month free of charge.

Ideal Users of This Plan

The BigCommerce Pro plan is for established businesses doing a large amount of business online. The increased revenue amounts allow you to scale your business, and the additional product filtering tools easily let users browse a website with a large inventory.

The BigCommerce Enterprise Plan

The BitCommerce Enterprise plan is a full-service open platform with more customizations available to help power your company’s success.

Core Offerings

  • Custom facets (product filtering) – Customize filters to allow customers to browse large inventories as easily as possible.
  • Price lists – Offer variant-level price overrides based on customer groups, such as reduced prices shown to wholesale customers vs. retail.
  • Unlimited API calls – No restrictions on the number of API requests for your website.
  • No selling GMV limits annually (custom pricing) – No limits on selling gross merchandise value annually allows you to customize pricing.
  • Express routing and priority support – Receive priority support from BigCommerce’s team of experts, as well as priority routing for your inquiry.
  • Strategic account management available – Strategic account management gives you access to a team of account managers, including one-on-one support for eligible customers.

  • API support (express routing) – Customer support for API request issues with express routing for your inquiry.

Pricing

The BigCommerce Enterprise plan is priced individually. Customers can contact the company’s sales team at (866) 991-0872 to receive a quote.

Ideal Users of This Plan

The BigCommerce Enterprise plan is designed for large enterprises with high revenue in need of tailored services and expanded priority support from the BigCommerce team.

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Sign Up For BigCommerce Free

BigCommerce offers a 15-day, no credit card free trial to all new customers who create an account. You can easily get started building your website and browsing the company’s suite of ecommerce features, but bear in mind that in order to publish your website, you will need to purchase an essential plan.

Final Thoughts

You should now have a clearer picture of BigCommerce’s plans and pricing, as well as the features, attributes, and benefits included with each plan. Once you’ve found one to suit the needs of your small business, all that’s left is to get started designing your new online store.

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