Press for Bigcommerce
BigCommerce is an e-commerce platform that allows users to setup a professional online store without coding or design experience.
I interviewed Eddie Machaalani, BigCommerce co-founder to find out more. This interview is the ninety second in a series of DW interviews. Big thank you to Eddie!
These are the guys big retailers like Harvey Norman, David Jones and Myer love to hate. Mitchell Harper and Eddie Machaalani provide the tools that allow enterprising individuals to run an online store for peanuts.
But the rewards for the company they co-founded, BigCommerce, and their clients are anything but peanuts.
The Sydney-based start-up provides an e-commerce platform for about 25,000 online stores and is on track to turn over more than $US20 million ($19.3 million) this year, after attracting $US15 million in venture capital from an investor last year.
BigCommerce-powered online stores around the world have now processed over $600 million in sales, with $150 million in the first two months of 2012.
The BigCommerce platform has processed 5.7 million orders and a staggering 28.8 million items. 1.3 million orders and 6.2 million items have already been sold in 2012 alone.
Former Atlassian executive, Soren Harner has been recruited by e-commerce outfit BigCommerce as the company’s new vice director for engineering.
In his new position, Mr Harner will oversee a team of over 25 engineers in the design development and testing of new software.