Description

BigCommerce is a platform that allows you to build, manage, and grow an online store. It has an online forum full of eCommerce entrepreneurs.

It's free to join the online forum and start interacting with other people who are also using BigCommerce for their online stores. This community is great for general support on eCommerce, and with more specific BigCommerce questions as well. You can contribute to the community by sharing your own knowledge and insights to help others. In return, you will receive tailored advice and useful resources.

To further deepen your knowledge, you can participate in BigCommerce webinars. You can also watch past webinars on-demand, as well as listen to past podcast episodes. These are all awesome resources to learn more about eCommerce. But additionally, BigCommerce participates in other events, like conferences, masterclasses, and industry shows. 

On the other hand, in the BigCommerce University, you will find several training options. If you are a business user, you can access in-person training, whether it be in the BigCommerce campus or in your own location. Additionally, you can access an online course on-demand. It consists of 18 interactive modules that will teach you to build and manage a BigCommerce online store.

However, if you are a technical user, you can certify with BigCommerce by completing the developer courses. These courses can be done in person, via instructor-led sessions. The courses are also available online and on-demand. Keep in mind, however, that while the pandemic lasts all in-person initiatives keep suspended.

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Details

  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2009
  • Founders:

    Eddie Machaalani and Mitchell Harper

  • Online Group: Yes
  • Online Platform: Own Platform
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Method: In Person, Virtual

Benefits

Find answers to your eCommerce questions:
BigCommerce's online forum is great to ask questions and receive advice from other members. You can get support on specific issues of a BigCommerce store, or ask about more general eCommerce concerns.

Learn with resources and training:
BigCommerce offers its users lots of educational content. For free, you can access webinars, guides, articles, and podcast episodes. They also participate in big conferences and other events. Lastly, you can get in-person and virtual training by joining BigCommerce University.

Connect with fellow entrepreneurs:
The community's online forum will allow you to interact with thousands of people who are currently using BigCommerce to build and grow their online stores. You can meet like-minded entrepreneurs from all over the world to bounce off ideas with.

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Requirements

No requirements.

Place

Learning Events

BigCommerce regularly hosts free webinars you can leverage to learn more about eCommerce. On the other hand, you can also participate in other events, like conferences, masterclasses, and industry shows.

Networking Events

The BigCommerce support forum is composed of thousands of members who gather to discuss eCommerce and their stores built with BigCommerce. You can meet like-minded entrepreneurs in the online forum, and ask questions to solve those problems that prevent your store from scaling and growing big.

Besides getting useful advice and helpful resources, the online forum is also great for sharing your own knowledge and insights with others. It's free to join the forum and start developing a peer network of fellow BigCommerce store owners.

Content Library

BigCommerce offers its users lots of educational content. On the one hand, you can enjoy guides and articles to find step-by-step tutorials on how to do many different tasks. Moreover, you can watch past webinars or listen to past podcast episodes to discover talks with industry experts or community Q&As.

On the other hand, the Developer Center allows you to get free, useful resources. You can visit the center to access API documents, reference guides, changelogs, and more!

Courses/Cohorts

The BigCommerce University offers different training options for Business Users and for Technical Users. For Business Users, you can find on-campus training at some of the BigCommerce's locations around the world. They also offer personalized training in your location (this is virtual now, due to the pandemic). Moreover, and if you prefer, you can get on-demand training. This course includes 18 interactive modules that teach you how to build your eCommerce store using BigCommerce.

On the other hand, Technical Users can certify with BigCommerce by completing their developer courses. You can attend the courses in person, and enjoy instructor-led sessions at the BigCommerce campus. They will also travel to your own location to train you and your team (although this is only available for merchants). However, in-person sessions are currently suspended due to the pandemic. But you can also access the developer courses on-demand by completing them online.

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BigCommerce has been a great partner for us because they have all the tools and technologies out-of-the-box that we really need, and we don't want to spend our own time kind of reinventing.” -Alex Kubo

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