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.
Everything You Need to Know About Switching Ecommerce Platforms
We have put together the Complete 6-Step Guide to Ecommerce Replatforming to help you decide if you need to move away from your current platform and what the process of migration involves. Dive in for best practices and top tips backed with real-life customer experiences.
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.
Things You’ll Enjoy When You Switch From BigCommerce to X-Cart:
Fixed rates that won’t change — no matter how much your revenue grows
A truly customized website that fits your unique business needs
Seamless homepage, search, and checkout experience
Up to 5x more traffic that your online store can easily accommodate
1K+ tools to choose from, including Facebook and Amazon sales channels
Design templates within your budget that reflect your brand style
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.
Look and Feel
X-Cart Makes Seamless Navigation Possible
A positive customer experience boils down to ease of use, which is why seamless navigation is so important. Migrate from BigCommerce to X-Cart to launch an eCommerce store that perfectly fits your vision and reflects your brand identity while allowing users to easily navigate your store. Unlike BigCommerce, with a somewhat cumbersome storefront and clunky admin UI, X-Cart will help you please shoppers with an intuitive layout that is easy to customize.
Affordable Themes Ready for Mobile
Fully customizable, responsive, and mobile-ready, X-Cart templates will look just right on any device without extra coding. If you want something coded, however, we can do that, too.
On the other hand, editing BigCommerce templates yourself is no small task. Sometimes it’s even easier to purchase a different theme other than to struggle for months customizing the one that does not fit your needs.
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.
Get Endless Resources for Business Development
X-Cart allows for an unlimited number of products, staff accounts, SKUs, product filtering facets, API calls, and more. To maximize your store’s stability and performance, you just need to ensure that your server meets the minimum hardware requirements and can handle it.
Although BigCommerce also allows for unlimited products and accounts, it places certain restrictions on many other parameters, largely in vain, as the speed is still lower than average.
Export Definitive Reports
X-Cart’s definitive reporting tool provides stats on best-sellers, top-buying shoppers, most successful coupon sales, and the total number of purchases, allowing you to sort the metrics based on the time period. What’s most convenient is that you can export each report into a .csv file.
Customizing reports with BigCommerce is quite a challenge, as it lacks an intuitive interface that is not quite easy to navigate.
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.
Support & Maintenance
Get Around-the-Clock Support with X-Cart
When using X-Cart, you won’t find yourself stuck with an issue you are unable to solve. Our customer service specialists are always here 24/7 watching your site while you are not there. You can reach out to them via phone, chat, email, or your personal HelpDesk account. Normally, you won’t have to wait longer than 8 hours for a response. If there’s anything urgent, the response time increases to just half an hour.
The BigCommerce help center is, on the contrary, reported to work very slowly — store owners can be waiting several days for a reply. Claiming to have the best support in eCommerce, their team is often unaware of the ongoing issues.
Working with X-Cart for years, and I haven’t regretted it once. I can write a long text about what, why, and how, but in two words: excellent choice! You get professional support without any fuss.
X-Cart Makes Business Development Easy
The X-Cart product team is quite fast to implement new features and fix issues. Quick bug fixes are available several times a month, and major upgrades that provide a bunch of new features are released once or twice a year. To help you understand how new features work, X-Cart has a plethora of step-by-step tutorials (opens in new tab) both for developers and for those who don’t understand a thing about coding.
Unlike X-Cart, BigCommerce’s core product is way too slow to see improvements. But slow progress is still progress, right? Wrong.
X-Cart is, without a doubt, the best online shopping cart out there today!!
When we need help, we submit to the help desk, and they get back to us quickly.
They won’t stop helping us untill the issue is completely resolved!!
X-Cart vs. BigCommerce [Q&A]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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