Migrate Your Online Business From BigCommerce to X-Cart

Do Not Let The Shopping Cart Plan Limit Your Business Growth

X-Cart is an affordable eCommerce solution that allows you to create a beautiful online store that’s speedy enough to score 100% on Google PageSpeed Insights and go from all F’s to all A’s on WebPageTest. This will improve your shopping experience and level up your rankings in search results.

Thanks to the unlimited flexibility of the platform, you are free to develop your eCommerce business your way, without being forced to pay more — even if your annual sales increase. A bevy of marketing tools and a large team of eCommerce experts will help you along the way.

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Sean Sussman

We had built out a fully functional BigCommerce store, but in the end, the BigCommerce platform simply could not perform to the level of X-Cart…it was primarily the ease of use and the add-on modules that brought us back, and we launched the new site on our X-Cart platform.

— Sean Sussman @ Vogue Fabrics

The Basics

Growing Revenue Does Not Mean You Have to Pay Extra

Many eCommerce platforms make their money by capitalizing on your success, but at X-Cart, we do things differently. Even if your annual revenue increases, you won’t be hard-pressed to move up to the next plan and increase your monthly costs. With X-Cart, there is no such thing as a sales limit.

Once you migrate your store from BigCommerce to X-Cart, you will no longer have to share your growing revenue with platform developers. You are free to add new features and services only when you really need them. You are the one who has the full power of your business, not your platform. X-Cart is here just to help you grow.

Get More Opportunities at a Lower Price

Just think for a moment: As a BigCommerce client, are you fully satisfied with the results you get for the monthly fee you pay? Do you have to upgrade your plan to get features that you think should be naturally built-in?

For example, some of the most essential tools, such as product filtering, price lists, and unlimited API calls, are available only as part of the BigCommerce Enterprise plan.

If there is any chance that the overall value of your BigCommerce package doesn’t meet your expectations, or if you feel like someone is trying to trick you into paying more, you should consider exporting your online store to another eCommerce platform. Switching from BigCommerce to X-Cart, you’ll get access to a broader variety of tools at a lower price. With X-Cart, even a small business with a small budget is up for the competition.

Boost Your Store’s Speed

If your online store is powered by BigCommerce, it means that your mobile page speed is far from perfect in Google’s eyes. According to the consecutive studies, page load times of the top BigCommerce stores can exceed 1000 ms, which is twice slower than average, and five times slower than stores running on X-Cart.

Export your BigCommerce store to X-Cart to quintuple your store’s speed. Not only will this drastically improve your website’s user experience, but you’ll also see some positive changes in your SEO rankings.

Customize Every Aspect of Your Store

Customization is crucial, no matter the size of your store. Don’t get caught up in the misconception that, if your business is still small, you’ll get away with the most primitive drag-and-drop eCommerce shopping platform. While it’s true that you may not need all of the marketing tools at the very start, you will eventually need more custom capabilities as your business grows.

Migrate from BigCommerce to X-Cart to get the ability to fully customize your store to your unique business needs. With BigCommerce, getting a truly customized website is next to impossible. You are locked down with generic checkout fields that are very hard to customize without hiring a developer or investing in web development skills of your own.

Start an Online Marketplace of Your Own

BigCommerce to X-Cart migration provides infinite opportunities to launch a multi-vendor marketplace like Amazon or eBay. The X-Cart shopping cart equips you with everything you may need to creatively drive more customers to your store. And it makes it all simple for vendors, including a user-friendly dashboard and catalog-management tools.
Start X-Cart Multi-Vendor Store

BigCommerce multi-vendor features are available through a third-party add-on that is far from perfect. It lacks lots of useful features, such as automatic inventory syncing, timely notifications, exported reports. In addition, there’s no faceted search and filtering. In fact, there’s no search at all. Your customers are doomed to infinitely scroll until they finally find the product they are looking for.

Marketing & SEO

Jump to the First Page of Google’s Search Results

X-Cart’s eCommerce platform has got pretty much everything you may need to create an SEO-ready website. It allows you to configure clean URLs and redirects, edit titles and meta tags, generate XML sitemap, and create rich snippets for better indexing.

From strikingly slow site speeds to some difficulties managing 301 redirects, BigCommerce SEO leaves much to be desired.

Sell Effectively From Anywhere

No matter where you are located, all of the advertised X-Cart features are available and ready to use without any restrictions. On the other hand, only US residents will enjoy features offered by BigCommerce, which leaves the rest of the world with a massive list of useless tools.

Options to Extend and Advertise Your Store

X-Cart offers more than 1.4K eCommerce add-ons for marketing, SEO, payment processing, shipping, and more. All of the add-ons you buy appear instantly in your back office so you can enjoy one-click app installation without the need to patch the code via FTP. To install BigCommerce apps and plugins, you won’t have to touch the code, either. However, the lack of thought behind many features and their inability to fix simple issues makes the whole process a lot more confusing.

Security & Checkout

Provide Flawless Checkout Experience

X-Cart offers two excellent checkout options: fast and intuitive on-page checkout and multi-page Fast Lane checkout. Both are fully compliant with all of the security standards, such as PCI and GDPR. Conversely, the BigCommerce embedded checkout template provides a poor user-facing experience and sometimes even blocks customers from purchasing for no obvious reason.

X-Cart vs. BigCommerce [Q&A]

Does X-Cart offer a free demo?

You bet. Schedule a free demo with one of our solution advisors and give the platform a chance. You may also choose to migrate your BigCommerce store to X-Cart in the demo mode. Our team will migrate a limited number of your products, categories, customers, and orders. Then, they will launch your new X-Cart store on our servers to show you how speedy and user-friendly it can be.

How much time does the migration process usually take?

It depends on the number of items you need to migrate from BigCommerce to X-Cart. The actual switch takes no longer than a couple of hours. However, since we want your store to work flawlessly and accept sales from day one, we need a few more weeks to test everything thoroughly on our internal servers and get it all ready for the migration. Additionally, you’ll have to spare some time for custom development if you decide to customize your store’s template before the launch. Note that your BigCommerce store will be up and running throughout the whole replatforming process, except for the time needed to transfer your DNS records, but that doesn’t take more than a day.

Can I use X-Cart to supercharge my charity or nonprofit business?

Sure. Since X-Cart is an open-source shopping cart, it can be easily tweaked to accept donations. It is also ready for international sales and has got multiple tools to help you raise awareness. Unlike X-Cart, you cannot use BigCommerce for nonprofits. There’s just no such an option.

Here’s an amazing example of how X-Cart helped a non-profit organization stay afloat during COVID-19 — completely pro bono.

How is BigCommerce to X-Cart migration carried out?

The BigCommerce migration process is anything but complicated. To begin with, you should purchase an X-Cart license that suits your business needs. Then, you do the data migration using one of our migration tools. There are two of them — the one from Cart2Cart and the one developed by LitExtention. They will help you migrate BigCommerce users, product tags, images, options, orders, and other parameters. No coding needed.

When the full migration is complete, you might want to check whether everything is working properly and tweak settings as needed. That’s pretty much it. You can well do it without any help, but if you feel more confident with a professional around the corner, they are just one call or email away. Our replatforming experts will do the migration faster and more carefully and make sure all the custom-developed features are moved. Due to a settled workflow of moving BigCommerce sites to X-Cart, we charge less for the migration and offer post-launch support and testing as a bonus.

Lewis Schucart

I have used X-Cart since 2003, probably one of the company’s earliest customers!! It worked well for our small non-profit organization to sell memberships and some books and other items or convention meets.

— Lewis Schucart, Editor of AOAI Magazine

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