Press release

BigCommerce and Nexcess Partner to Bring Powerful, Cloud-Based Headless Ecommerce Engine to WordPress Community

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BigCommerce, the leading SaaS
ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, today
announced a strategic partnership with managed cloud and application
hosting company Nexcess that will
bring BigCommerce
for WordPress
, a full-featured ecommerce plugin that integrates
WordPress with BigCommerce’s API-driven ecommerce platform, to WordPress
sites hosted on the Nexcess Cloud.

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The partnership allows Nexcess-hosted WordPress sites to offload the
complex and resource-intensive aspects of ecommerce to the BigCommerce
platform through APIs. This gives retailers the ability to focus on
fostering meaningful consumer engagements driven by content-led shopping
experiences, without sacrificing website speed or security.

“We’ve witnessed just how quickly merchants can grow from a small
business to an international brand, and with this new offering, even
enterprise-level retailers can continue to deliver world-class shopping
experiences using WordPress’ open source ecosystem rather than relying
on a single, closed platform for both content and commerce at scale,”
said Russell Klein, chief development officer at BigCommerce. “Better
still, the combination of Nexcess’ performance-optimized cloud hosting
and BigCommerce’s industry-leading headless commerce engine reduces the
concerns retailers leveraging WordPress’ CMS may have previously felt
around scaling or managing the performance of their online stores.”

Nexcess clients that integrate their site with BigCommerce will have
access to a WordPress-native interface for managing their store’s
content and BigCommerce’s API-driven, cloud-based SaaS for commerce
functionality, allowing for automatic updates that provide merchants
with new features, as well as independent and automatic scaling of their
store’s front-end and back-end components.

“Decoupled ecommerce is an important innovation and we’re thrilled to be
combining our WordPress hosting expertise with BigCommerce’s flexible
and feature-rich commerce API,” said Chris Wells, president and CEO of
Nexcess. “We’re proud to say that Nexcess is unbeaten in its commitment
to building fast and reliable WordPress hosting solutions, and our
partnership with BigCommerce has allowed us to build the ideal platform
for decoupled ecommerce.”

To learn more about how merchants can take advantage of the powerful
combination of BigCommerce and Nexcess, visit

About BigCommerce

BigCommerce is the world’s leading SaaS 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
stores, 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

BigCommerce® is a registered trademark of BigCommerce Pty. Ltd.
Third-party trademarks and service marks are the property of their
respective owners.

About Nexcess

Nexcess is a Southfield, Michigan-based managed application hosting
company founded in 2000, with data centers distributed throughout the
United States, Europe, and Australia. Nexcess offers a variety of
managed application hosting services for BigCommerce, Magento,
WooCommerce, WordPress, and Craft CMS, including entry-level shared
hosting, dedicated server hosting, custom clustered/complex hosting
configurations, and auto-scaling cloud hosting, with an emphasis on
achieving maximum performance for high-traffic sites. For more
information, visit