Many of you are already aware of our $2M Integration Fund aimed at encouraging partners to develop applications that help you sell more. The recent release of our 2 way, RESTful API left us with a few questions about how to get the best developers to create apps for the BigCommerce platform and how to reward them for building these dedicated integrations. So far, BigCommerce has allocated over $150,000 in funding to 20+ third-party developers. We’ve also listed several other great solutions that didn’t require funding. Some of the integrations we’ve funded help you with things like data feed management, inbound marketing, down-loadable products, affiliate marketing, and more. StitchLabs, SumAll, and Justuno are some of our more recent recruits. Watch this space to keep up with the newest integration announcements and if you’re a developer, apply now.
When considering potential applicants, we look at three key factors:
- Does the integration solve a particular pain point for our clients?
- Does the integration make life easier for our clients?
- Does the integration help our clients sell more?
If the answer is “yes” across the board, then we move on to creating a time-line for the project in order to get the solution out to our clients as soon as possible.
What about the developer?
Being a part of the BigCommerce Apps Directory means one thing for the developer: increased visibility.
- BigCommerce is the fastest growing e-commerce platform in the world
- BigCommerce calls every trial customer that comes through the door; our sales consultants are talking about partners and integrators all day
- BigCommerce offers phone support; our support team is talking about partners and integrators all day
What developers are saying:
“Integrating with BigCommerce was the right move for us. The excellent documentation made it easy to develop our integration. Now we’re getting new signups from BigCommerce merchants daily.” – Allan Grant, Curebit
“BigCommerce believes in creating strong partnerships with best-in-class solution providers. The Integrations Directory is just evidence of their pro-activeness to find the right solutions for customers needs. They focus on doing on what they do best, let others do what they do best, and the result is a very robust set of tools to pick from.” – Naruby Schlenker, Ordoro
“The BigCommerce API is easy to use and to integrate with. We enjoy working with BigCommerce to offer marketing services to their merchants.” – Mike Lai, Lexity Live
“Integrating Giftery.me with BigCommerce can really be defined by two words: simple and supported. Simple because BigCommerce’s templates are detailed and easy to manage while the back-end features let us develop right to the necessary data sources quickly. However, it’s really the supported process that stands out. From the application submission up through and after the launch, having the team review our integration helped us know we were hitting the mark. ” Ted Sindzinski, Giftery.me
The Integration Fund is one more way that we are building a platform that adapts to work with existing software and systems.
We would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions about applications that would enable you to make the most of your BigCommere store.