BigCommerce + Magnolia CMS

How to use Magnolia and BigCommerce together

What BigCommerce offers

BigCommerce is a comprehensive e-commerce platform that empowers businesses to create and manage online stores with ease. With its user-friendly interface and robust features, BigCommerce offers a seamless solution for selling products and services online.

One of the standout features of BigCommerce is its flexibility and scalability. Whether you're a small business just starting out or a large enterprise looking to expand your online presence, BigCommerce offers customizable solutions to meet your needs. From customizable storefront designs to powerful marketing tools, BigCommerce provides everything you need to create a professional and engaging online store.

Another key feature of BigCommerce is its built-in marketing and SEO tools. With features like built-in SEO optimization, social media integration, and email marketing capabilities, BigCommerce helps businesses attract more customers and drive sales. Additionally, BigCommerce offers seamless integrations with popular marketing platforms like Google Analytics and Facebook Ads, allowing businesses to track their performance and optimize their marketing strategies.

Furthermore, BigCommerce provides comprehensive analytics and reporting tools, allowing businesses to track their sales, monitor customer behavior, and make informed decisions to grow their business. With detailed insights into website traffic, conversion rates, and customer demographics, businesses can optimize their online store for maximum success.

Overall, BigCommerce offers a powerful and intuitive platform for businesses to create, manage, and grow their online stores. With its wide range of features, customizable solutions, and dedication to security and reliability, BigCommerce is the ideal choice for businesses looking to succeed in the world of e-commerce.


Integration of Commerce Systems

Integrating a commerce system is, in general, not an easy task, but the complexity highly depends on the requirements you have. The biggest cost drivers are usually custom workflows or commerce or cms which don't fit the main goals of these workflows. You could use a headless solution with React, Angular or Vue which highly changes options to integrate 3rd party systems, rather than doing it the conventional way through SSR.

Please bear in mind that we only show ways to solve specific needs, and we cannot go into every aspect of a commerce integration here. In this case, a green color is meant to signify not just a simple integration, but rather that it serves as a solid, supported, and tested starting point.

Development and module installation needed

Connect with the Commerce Connector Pack

The main focus of the Commerce Connector Pack is to connect magnolia cms to any type of PIM or commerce system that offers APIs. The central feature is to pick product or catalog information from these external systems and integrate it into magnolia-based components like carousels and teasers. Everything is done through magnolia's user interface, so you don't need to switch application contexts.

The module will offer you the option to choose any type of product information from BigCommerce and display it however you like inside Magnolia. You can integrate it through a custom connector module, which could be integrated through Magnolia directly or an implementation partner of your choice. An alternative is to use the predefined connector mentioned below.

For further help, please contact the folks from Magnolia. They will help you, for sure.

Predefined Commerce Connector

BigCommerce Connector

For BigCommerce there is already a predefined connector module available, which is based on the connector pack from magnolia cms. The benefit is that you don't need to start from scratch. The basic implementation is done, and you can concentrate on custom workflows. If you want to learn more about this module, please contact AyataCommerce they will help you with the integration.

Buy Button

Connect with Buy Button

After defining your products in BigCommerce, you need to add the embed code of your product inside a magnolia html component.

You will find a detailed description of the process here.