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Bigcommerce thinking big: lauches single-click app store for eCommerce


Now, business tool integration is a little bit easier, thanks to some big thinking.

Bigcommerce has launched Single Click Apps, a new app store that integrates directly into the Bigcommerce eCommerce platform. This is a first amongst commerce platforms and allows Bigcommerce’s merchants to quickly and easy add capabilities to their online stores, via a selection of apps that can be installed in just one click.

The word from Bigcommerce

Recently, Bigcommerce issued a statement, explaining its latest ambitious app undertaking.

“Our Single Click Apps make it easy for merchants to add new capabilities to their store in a single click, without ever leaving Bigcommerce. For example, they can easily add Point Of Sale capabilities by installing the Zing Checkout app or social incentives by installing the JustUno app.”

“Think of it as iTunes for commerce. What Salesforce did for CRM and Facebook did for social media, we’re doing for commerce” said Mitchell Harper, co-founder and co-CEO of Bigcommerce.

“Our 3,000 development partners are critical to our success and we’re excited to give them a platform on which to build amazing apps and generate significant revenue. For paid apps, 70 per cent of revenue goes directly to the developer. We’ve built a whole new way for developers to monetize their skills around commerce and apps and the uptake so far has been incredible” added Eddie Machaalani, co-founder and co-CEO of Bigcommerce.

So simple an Anthillian could do it…

For Bigcommerce merchants using the app, an easy-to-use launch bar gives them instant access to access the app store. They can search for apps, browse by category, read reviews from other merchants and manage the various apps they’ve already installed. All without leaving Bigcommerce.

The new Bigcommerce Single Click App store has completely removed the complex process of installing apps. What used to be a burdensome process of signing up to multiple different apps, copying and pasting integration code and logging into dozens of different browser screens has been replaced with a single click.

Who’s the Single Click App store for?

For developers looking to build Single Click Apps on the Bigcommerce platform, a comprehensive developer portal makes it easy to learn how to build apps, submit them for approval and see how often they are installed and how much revenue they’ve generated. Developers can build apps quickly using SDKs available for Ruby, PHP, C# and Node.js.

Over 150 apps are available to help merchants drive more shoppers to their online stores via search engine optimisation (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), social media and email marketing. Apps are also available to integrate Bigcommerce stores with other software and systems used to run a business, such as Point Of Sale, inventory management, merchandising fulfilment and analytics tools.

The easy-breezy, single-click eCommerce app store is online, right now,  at Bigcommerce.com.

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