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December 12, 2018 09:00 am EST

BigCommerce and WP Engine Join Forces to Bring Scalable Commerce Experiences to WordPress Community

Collaboration combines digital experience platform with commerce scalability for high-volume merchants on WordPress

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 extensively tested 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.  

About BigCommerce

BigCommerce is the world’s leading cloud ecommerce platform for established and rapidly-growing businesses. Combining enterprise functionality, an open architecture and app ecosystem, and market-leading performance, BigCommerce enables businesses to grow online sales with 80% less cost, time and complexity than on-premise software. BigCommerce powers B2B and B2C ecommerce for more than 60,000 brands, 2,000+ mid-market businesses, 30 Fortune 1000 companies and industry-leading brands, including Assurant, Ben & Jerry’s, Paul Mitchell, Skullcandy, Sony and Toyota. For more information, visit www.bigcommerce.com.

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About WP Engine

WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. WP Engine’s combination of tech and innovation and an award-winning team of WordPress experts are trusted by over 85,000 companies across 135 countries to provide counsel and support, helping brands to create world-class digital experiences. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in San Francisco, California; San Antonio, Texas; London, England; Limerick, Ireland and Brisbane, Australia.

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