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BigCommerce powering 20,000 stores, $350m in sales

BigCommerce is celebrating a milestone this week, announcing that it now powers over 20,000 online stores which have generated more than $350 million worth of sales.

The eCommerce company has also revealed that e-tailers powered by BigCommerce have sold over 30 million items, with an average 7.6 items purchased per transaction.

The company attributes its clients’ success to the inclusion of over 25 built-in marketing tools.

“We have combined an easy-to-use store builder with a suite of marketing tools and integrations that let you do everything from SEO, to selling on Facebook, coupon codes, mobile commerce and multi-channel retailing. Our platform that allows even the most non-technical business owner to really generate huge returns from e-commerce” co-founder Mitchell Harper said.

Harper said the company’s recent launch of a new API allows third party developers and integrators to build on the BigCommerce platform.

“Disparate systems such as accounting, ERP, email marketing and POS can now be tied into BigCommerce effortlessly…(it)gives our clients unlimited flexibility whether they’re starting form scratch or looking to integrate BigCommerce into their existing business processes”

The company’s growth reflects the current retail landscape, which is increasingly being dominated by online shopping. Since launching in 2009, the company has almost 100 employees, with offices in Austin, Texas and Sydney, with plans to expand.

You can learn more about BigCommerce and its two founders in the December/January issue of Dynamic Business magazine, as they’re our cover stars.

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Frances Mao

Frances Mao

Frances is a journalism and law student at the University of Technology in Sydney, and one of Dynamic Business' hard-working interns

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