BigCommerce Announces London Office, Plans for International Expansion

Office to serve merchants and partners across Europe

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BigCommerce, the leading
ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, today
announced it will open its first European office in the heart of London
during the third quarter of this year. The office, which will house
business development, sales, marketing and customer support personnel,
is expected to grow to 20 employees within the next 12 months. With the
opening, BigCommerce will now have global offices in Europe, North
America and Asia Pacific.

“We serve a growing, international community of retailers, and we want
to provide the best possible service to all of our customers,” said
Brent Bellm, CEO for BigCommerce. “Establishing a presence in Europe has
long been an aspiration of ours, and this London office will allow us to
deliver more tailored programs and service to our customers and partners
across Europe.”

New BigCommerce customers in the U.K. and across Europe will join a
group that already includes recognized brands like AwesomeGTI, Ford,
Kier Limited, Olive, Physiq Apparel, and Tabitha Simmons.

The announcement was made at London
Tech Week 2018
, a week-long festival of tech and innovation. The
U.K. office builds on impressive growth milestones that BigCommerce has
reached this year, including:

  • A $64 million growth funding round led by Goldman Sachs. The
    financial backing will help accelerate international expansion,
    product roadmaps and growth initiatives for the more than 60,000
    merchants across 120 countries that are powered by the BigCommerce
    platform.
  • International support for shopping on Instagram capabilities. Merchants
    outside the U.S., including in the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain
    and numerous other European geographies, can create shoppable posts
    that allow Instagram users to make purchases without leaving the
    Instagram experience.
  • New commerce-as-a-service initiatives. Store owners and
    developers working anywhere in the world can integrate and scale
    ecommerce functions with leading content management systems, including
    WordPress, blending content and commerce into engaging experiences
    that global consumers desire.

“London is a hotbed for innovation and is Europe’s capital of
technology. With a diverse tech talent pool and more software developers
than any other European city, London is an ideal destination for U.S.
tech businesses looking to expand internationally,” said Rajesh Agrawal,
deputy mayor of London, chairman of London & Partners and London Tech
Week ambassador. “We look forward to welcoming BigCommerce to London,
and it offers further proof that London is open for international tech
investment.”

Prospective employees interested in local opportunities should visit https://www.bigcommerce.com/careers.
More general information about BigCommerce’s expanding presence in
Europe can be found by visiting https://www.bigcommerce.co.uk.

About BigCommerce

BigCommerce is the world’s largest cloud ecommerce platform for
established and rapidly growing businesses. Combining enterprise
functionality, an open architecture and app ecosystem, and
market-leading performance, BigCommerce enables businesses to grow
online sales with 80% less cost, time and complexity than on-premise
software. BigCommerce powers B2B and B2C ecommerce for more than 60,000
brands, 2,000+ mid-market businesses, 30 Fortune 1000 companies and
industry-leading brands, including Assurant, Ben & Jerry’s, Paul
Mitchell, Skullcandy, Sony and Toyota. For more information, visit www.bigcommerce.com.

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Contacts

BigCommerce
Rachael Genson, +1-512-865-4517
rachael.genson@bigcommerce.com