AUSTIN, Texas – December 12, 2018 – BigCommerce and WP Engine today announced a collaboration focused on scaling ecommerce on WordPress to address the needs of mid-market and enterprise merchants looking for a way to seamlessly blend content and commerce. This collaboration highlights the complementary solutions of BigCommerce for WordPress, a full-featured integration that combines the flexibility of WordPress with BigCommerce’s robust ecommerce engine, and WP Engine’s Digital Experience Platform.
In an effort to meet consumer desire for content-rich online shopping experiences, retailers are increasingly turning to WordPress to power the back-end of their ecommerce business, but often encounter growth obstacles when using the content management platform as an ecommerce storefront. With BigCommerce and WP Engine, high-volume and hyper-growth merchants now have access to an ecommerce solution that will enable them to scale their business on WordPress while maintaining the front-end experience their customers desire.
“As the platform for some of the largest ecommerce stores on WordPress, we are constantly looking for innovative solution that help our customers scale their business. We are collaborating with BigCommerce because we recognize the value of their highly scalable and intuitive ecommerce for WordPress solution will bring to our ecommerce customers,” said Lisa Box, vice president of strategic alliances at WP Engine. “The BigCommerce for WordPress integration leverages the best aspects of both platforms – allowing WordPress to manage the digital experience and BigCommerce to manage ecommerce.”
Built to appeal to high-growth customers, BigCommerce for WordPress was developed on WP Engine’s platform to help ensure that the integration met the needs of WP Engine’s 85,000 global customers. Additionally, the companies have worked together to help ensure that BigCommerce for WordPress is compatible with WP Engine’s Genesis Framework – the world’s most popular theme framework for WordPress sites – and the related suite of StudioPress themes so customers can quickly launch beautifully-designed ecommerce storefronts.
“It’s no secret that content and commerce are inextricably linked in today’s retail environment, yet it’s historically been very difficult to find a solution that meets both needs at scale,” said Jimmy Duvall, chief product officer at BigCommerce. “WP Engine is well-known within the WordPress community as a reliable platform with great service, support and uptime, so partnering with them was a natural fit for our business. But more than that, bringing BigCommerce for WordPress into their digital experience platform further accelerates the ability of both companies to provide growing merchants with an enterprise-level commerce solution.”
To learn more about how BigCommerce and WP Engine can help your ecommerce business scale on WordPress, visit www.bigcommerce.com/wpengine or wpengine.com/solution-center/bigcommerce-for-wordpress.