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August 6, 2015 04:00 am EDT

Bigcommerce Announces Partnerships with Praxis, Americaneagle.com and Human Element to Support Growing Mid-Market Retail Clients

New partners bring expert design and development to thriving online retail brands

AUSTIN, Texas — August 5, 2015 —Bigcommerce the ecommerce platform of choice for fast-growing brands, today announced partnerships with leading ecommerce agencies Praxis, Americaneagle.com, and Human Element. The partners represent some of the most well-known online and offline brands, and will support retailers transitioning their businesses to the flexible, cost-effect SaaS platform found with Bigcommerce.

According to Forrester, the market for SaaS technology offerings is projected to exceed $130 billion by 2020. In today’s retail market, delivering the best customer experience is essential to attract customers and scale business. Companies that use flexible, hosted, and cost-effective tools to support their businesses will best serve and retain the growing global customer base.

"In only a few short months, the number and diversity of our Bigcommerce Enterprise clients and partners has grown exponentially, creating an entirely new class of commerce experiences," said Melanie Kalemba, senior vice president of sales for Bigcommerce. "The amount of innovation across our ecosystem is really astounding, and we look forward to working closely with our partners and merchants to further accelerate their businesses for years to come."

Bringing Industry-leading Expertise to Clients

As some of the leading agencies in Bigcommerce’s partner network, Americaneagle.com, Praxis and Human Element will work closely with Bigcommerce’s team to identify and develop customized solutions for mid-market retailers. Specific services provided by Bigcommerce partners include implementation, design, development, website and conversion optimization, digital marketing and systems integration.

Praxis specializes in building robust online shopping experiences, and joins the Bigcommerce partner network as a former Magento-only agency. Its team works with retailers of all sizes, but specializes in working with industry-leading companies including, Microsoft, Fox Sports, Walgreen’s and U.S. Soccer.

"We see real value in working with Bigcommerce. The platform is a great fit for mid-size retailers, while offering best of breed features for companies of any size," said Martin Casey, CEO of Praxis. "Additionally, its robust partner network allows us to collaborate and implement the customized features and third-party integrations our clients demand."

Americaneagle.com is an international web design and development firm with more than 20 years of experience focused on building sites that support sustainable growth for online retailers. With thousands of clients in the mid-market and large enterprise space, Americaneagle.com’s team will partner with Bigcommerce to bring some of the most successful retailers to a more cost-effective ecommerce platform.

“Many of our mid-size clients are looking for a modern platform that gives them the flexibility to change their site as their business scales without astronomical development costs,” said Jerry Boduch, VP of strategic partnerships for Americaneagle.com. “Bigcommerce offers those advantages and much more, giving our clients a great SaaS platform to grow with their business.”

Human Element’s team of developers, designers, analysts, and business experts have worked with leading retailers on branding, SEO, custom technology applications and integrations and other development projects. Formerly only servicing Magento sites, Human Element has partnered with Bigcommerce to bring flexible cloud-based ecommerce solutions to its clients.

“We are excited to be one of the first agencies to join the Bigcommerce partner network,” said Jason Magee, Managing Partner at Human Element. “Bigcommerce delivers a stable, secure, and agile Enterprise platform for online retailers. With help from the partner network, Bigcommerce clients can create customized features for their stores and integrate with existing technology systems, making Bigcommerce a great fit for mid-market companies with specific business goals for growth, increased conversion, and more efficient business processes.”

To learn more about the Bigcommerce’s partner program, visit: www.bigcommerce.com/partners.