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Bigcommerce makes a big move into the enterprise e-commerce market

Andrew Sadauskas /

Australian cloud-based e-commerce vendor Bigcommerce has released a new platform aimed at high-volume retailers with millions of dollars in sales, after beginning trials with selected customers late last year.

Key features of the new Bigcommerce Enterprise platform include site-wide HTTPS, product filtering, 99.9% server uptime SLAs and real-time analytics. Lower total cost of ownership compared to proprietary, on-premise systems is another key selling point of the service.

Enterprise customers also receive unrestricted access to Bigcommerce’s full suite of integrations with a range of enterprise resource management, inventory management, accounting, social media and email marketing platforms. These include Facebook, Zendesk, MailChimp, Google and Ordoro.

Major businesses already using the platform include Samsung, Gibson, Marvel, Cetaphil, Schwinn, Pergo, Enfamil and Ubisoft.

The move comes just weeks after Bigcommerce made its first acquisition, buying payments platform Zing for an undisclosed sum in late April. The deal was aimed at boosting its omni-channel retail capabilities through partnerships with point-of-sale providers Square, Lightspeed and NCR Silver.

The company has grown rapidly since being launched by Sydney-based entrepreneurs Eddie Machaalani and Mitch Harper in 2010. It raised $50 million in Series D funding in November last year led by SoftBank Capital and including Telstra Ventures, American Express, General Catalyst and Revolution Growth.

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Andrew Sadauskas

Andrew Sadauskas is a former journalist at SmartCompany and a former editor of TechCompany.

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