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How Bigcommerce Is Democratizing Online Retail

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Mitchell Harper, co-CEO of Bigcommerce, discusses the company's business model with Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television's "On The Move Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)

Bigcommerce ramps up U.S. development presence

To help accelerate innovation for its ecommerce platform, the company also has hired a new Chief Product Officer, West Stringfellow, who previously was with Amazon PayPal; and it also appointed a new Vice President of Engineering, Ron Pragides, formerly with Twitter and Salesforce.

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What’s on the mind of millennial shoppers? Millennials are graduating into the best job market since the Great Recession, and are poised to become the largest consumer group in the United States.

The Retail Revolution

Australians are flocking en masse to ecommerce, drawn by the range and convenience it delivers.

Bigcommerce Primes Itself for a Big Round

Bigcommerce, a five-year-old, Austin-based start-up whose software-as-a-service helps more than 55,000 companies create and manage their online stores, is in the market for more funding, co-founder and CEO Mitchell Harper suggested in a wide-ranging conversation with StrictlyVC last week.

What's wrong with our start-up sector?

This week, early stage venture community StartupAUS released the Crossroads report. It asks a simple question. What would you prefer to see for Australia: an economy forever based on resources, primary industries and domestically focused businesses, or one increasingly based on high-growth knowledge-intensive businesses that compete globally in a technology-driven world?

Five recruitment hacks for entrepreneurs: winning the war for talent

Entrepreneurs often find it hard to recruit enough quality staff to keep up with the growth of the business. It is a challenge right through from tiny start-ups trying to secure their first employees to mid-market companies in a rapid growth phase but without the financial firepower of the big corporates.

Bigcommerce Next includes single-click app purchases

This week Bigcommerce is releasing a new platform set up to help retailers better connect with customers - through apps. Called Bigcommerce Next, the platform extends the existing Bigcommerce platform by allowing retailers to launch one-click apps that allow shoppers to buy from the main hub.

How Bigcommerce Is Democratizing Online Retail

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Mitchell Harper, co-CEO of Bigcommerce, discusses the company's business model with Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television's "On The Move Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)

Bigcommerce grabs two key new hires and a new SF office to keep ‘democratizing retail’

There’s a new kid on the (SoMa) block, and his name is Big — Bigcommerce. You heard right: Bigcommerce has just opened a new office in San Francisco’s SoMa district (in MoPub’s old space) and has made two key new hires. West Stringfellow, previously at PayPal and Amazon among others, recently joined as the new chief product officer, and Ron Pragides just became its new VP of engineering.

Put the Right Foot Forward When You Step Online

Most new business owners know the importance of establishing an internet presence. Indeed some become so eager to launch a site that they dive too fast and too deep into its development, resulting in costly problems down the line.

What Kind of Online Stores Sell The Most Stuff?

Whether your online business succeeds can depend on how much competition exists in that sector. Data from shopping software provider Bigcommerce suggests that there’s not much money in food or books, but you can do well in cars or jewellery.

Why This Googler Left For An Ecommerce Startup

Ecommerce platform Bigcommerce recently poached Tim Schulz, the now-former head of business development and partnerships at Google. "It was very hard to leave Google," Tim Schulz told Business Insider. "I feel like I'm a Googler for life, but there was a compelling opportunity with Bigcommerce."

Advisor: How to become an online retail mogul

Hot off their stint on The Block, twin sisters Alisa and Lysandra decided to use their success to branch out. No, they didn’t make a perfume line and, no, they don’t have a spin-off reality show. They created an online homewares store.

10 guidelines to help you innovate and get stuff done

Innovation is simple. You don’t have to be a genius, or boast an MBA from Harvard, or carry some McKinsey strategy in your back pocket. You don’t even have to have an original idea. You simply have to be able to get shit done.

How to know when you need an office in Silicon Valley

Building a technology startup in Australia is a lot easier than it was even just five years ago. The network of investors, entrepreneurs and of course the continually decreasing cost of technology means that for tens of thousands of dollars, you can bring a product to market and start getting some traction.

Meet three YouTube millionaires

Everyone knows YouTube, but few realise its full potential to turn almost anyone with ambition and hustle into a media force with which to be reckoned.

Bigcommerce ramps up U.S. development presence

To help accelerate innovation for its ecommerce platform, the company also has hired a new Chief Product Officer, West Stringfellow, who previously was with Amazon PayPal; and it also appointed a new Vice President of Engineering, Ron Pragides, formerly with Twitter and Salesforce.

Infographic: The Best Industries for Online Stores

Bigcommerce, a software platform that helps small businesses build online stores, has just finished scouring data from 50,000 of its clients to find out which industries were hottest in 2013. For those looking to start over, diversify, or simply get in while the getting's good, this list might be a good place to start.

Bigcommerce raises a motza, again

In a move that will bring hope to struggling Australian entrepreneurs, one of Australia's star technology start-ups has struck gold, again.