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Bigcommerce Teams Up with Paypal to Offer Seamless Checkout Experience on Any Device

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According to a Baymard Institute study, 69% of all online shopping carts are abandoned, with one in five resulting from a lack of confidence in the merchant’s ability to handle credit card and other sensitive information. That metric reflects a growing online shopping trend that must be addressed in order for online businesses to truly scale and succeed: the need to maintain consumer trust.

Today, Bigcommerce is proud to announce that we have teamed up with Paypal, one of the most consumer-trusted payment processors in the world.

Via a one-click installation in the Bigcommerce control panel, online store owners can easily improve their checkout experience and reduce abandoned carts, all thanks to the new integration — PayPal, powered by Braintree. Additional features include:

  • Built-in payment processing with support for all major credit and debit cards plus PayPal Express Checkout: Built-in payment processing allows business owners to start selling immediately, greatly simplifying the process of creating merchant services accounts. Additionally, an easy setup process helps merchants to quickly accept payments via PayPal Express Checkout, proven to help increase sales, and with One Touch™ it has the potential to help increase conversions by double-digits. According to a study conducted by PayPal and Nielsen, Bigcommerce sites accepting PayPal average two times more spend per customer (1).
  • Mobile-ready payments: Bigcommerce’s responsive themes and PayPal’s mobile-ready payment solutions enable merchants to capture sales across all customer devices, with no additional coding required.
  • Straightforward pricing and expert support: Through PayPal’s flexible flat-rate and volume-based pricing and dedicated, 24/7 support, business owners can run their business and process payments with peace of mind.
  • Automated support for new payment methods: Built on the latest payment technology from Braintree, a PayPal Company, the collaboration enables merchants to adapt to evolving payments trends, innovations and customer preferences without the need for additional integrations.

Bigcommerce merchants are the first SMB online retailers to receive access to these features, made possible through PayPal powered by Braintree, a payments service dedicated to online businesses of all sizes and mobile shopping –– which now accounts for nearly 50% of all online purchases.

For merchants, setup takes less than a minute, and allows them to focus on building their customer base and increasing sales without any concerns around security or payment issues. For consumers, this integration enables them to pay across more than 90,000 online stores in a single touch, without needing to enter user IDs or passwords after their first login. This capability reflects a growing consumer desire for convenient, secure and fast checkout experiences on any device.

The newly-released payment option will be made available to all Bigcommerce merchants in the U.S. in the coming weeks, with international rollout expected later this year.

Click here for more information on the integration.


1: PayPal commissioned Nielsen Online Buyer Insights Study, Q3 2013.

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  • @Tracy Wallace, We’re now in September 2016 and the automated Braintree still hasn’t been rolled out to non-US-sellers. This is having a knock on effect, for example we can’t use the new Facebook checkout without it. Please could you explain to management that it does not do to treat non-US businesses as second class citizens like this.

  • Hey Caron! Thanks for reaching out, and hope you had an amazing weekend! Feel free to go ahead and email me your questions and I can pass them along to right people over here. tracey dot wallace at bigcommerce dot com. Thanks!

  • Caron White

    would really love to know how it’s working!

  • Caron White

    Hi Tracey – Finally had a minute to read through this info about Braintree in more detail, and wanted to know if there is a department at bigcommerce that we could talk to about some specific questions? Would love to know what @RockerRags:disqus thinks so far….(PS thanks for the shout out on Twitter!) – Caron

  • Absolutely! Just turn it off and turn Paypal powered by Braintree on and you should be good to go!

  • I have PayPal Website Payments Pro (Payflow Edition) currently checked. I pay extra every month for PayPal Payments Pro. Can I turn that off and uncheck it and only check PayPal Powered by Braintree?

  • RockerRags

    Thanks, Tracey! Yeah, we got it all set up now on Rocker Rags – turned off PayPal Express Checkout and are using PayPal Powered by BrainTree exclusively. I’ll keep you posted on how it works out, if you’d like.

  • Hey everyone!! Express Checkout is built right into PayPal powered by Braintree so you get credit card processing as as option as well as the Express Checkout button for PayPal. So, once you have PayPal powered by Braintree up, just turn off the other instance of Express Checkout so that way you don’t have double checkout buttons. :)

  • Great question. We have many different, very high quality payment solutions available to our clients. PayPal powered by Braintree allows you to accept credit/debit cards and PayPal all in, on a single integrated solution. Also, you can manage all of these transactions in one view through the Braintree dashboard.

  • Do you have any idea when we Canadian Bigcommerce users can get this great integration?

  • This was the same questions I was going to ask. Is PayPal Powered by Braintree better than PayPal Express? So confused.

  • What are the major differences between PayPal (powered by Braintree) and Stripe?

  • I am still migrating – I saw a post where if I have paypal express enabled on my shopping cart page – they may not get charged shipping/tax etc (my current site I have it on my cart page as an option to checkout with credit card – but it brings them back to my current site and does not calculate the total to be billed until the end – once we enabled it on our cart page our cart conversion rate increased significantly).

    So my question is: can this option be enabled on the cart page (instead of when they get to the billing page only) AND if it can be implemented on the cart page – will it be set up so the shipping fees and taxes are included BEFORE the customer accepts the total to be billing?

  • I’d like to know this too (although we are an international seller and will have to wait, I’m still interested to know). Do we turn OFF PayPa Express and turn ON PayPal Powered by Braintree?

  • RockerRags

    Hi Tracey – great post! We already use PayPal Express. If we use PayPal Powered by Braintree, does that work in conjunction with the PayPal Express that we already have employed on Rocker Rags, or should we use one or the other (PayPal Express vs. PayPal Powered by Braintree)? Is it a group effort, or is it a one or the other kind of scenario?

    Rocker Rags

  • Gareth Rowlands

    Tracey, thanks for the reply. You’ve hit the nail on the head really. I’m frustrated because in the international world of ecommerce many of my competitors ARE US based, and this strategy from Bigcommece gives them a competitive advantage over me. That’s not welcome at all.

  • Hey Gareth, thanks for the comment! I understand the frustration. Unfortunately, with large product pushes like this, its generally best practice to roll it out. We are stoked, though, about opening this new feature up to our international audience, along with both PayPal and Braintree. It is absolutely on the way. International merchants are a huge priority for us, especially considering that selling online often makes many online merchants international sellers, and PayPal’s high trust among consumers is key to ensuring international growth for any online store looking to do so. Feel free to reach out to me personally with any questions or concerns: tracey dot wallace at bigcommerce dot com. I’m also happy to shoot you an email as soon as the international product push goes live (though you’ll see it in your dashboard!). Thanks and hope you have a great weekend!

  • Gareth Rowlands

    This sounds great. Pity that Bigcommerce has chosen to restrict availability of this product (Braintree) to US sellers only, so my store can’t use it. I don’t understand why because Braintree are quite happy to offer their service outside the USA, they actually have a great offer at the moment that I wanted to take advantage of, but can’t, because of this BC policy.

    Sell more, eh?.

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