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BigCommerce and Bank of New Zealand Team to Help Local Businesses Build Their Online Presence

New partnership empowers businesses to digitally transform to reach more customers and drive sales

AUSTIN, TX and AUCKLAND, NZ – February 13, 2023 – BigCommerce (Nasdaq: BIGC), a leading Open SaaS ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established B2C and B2B brands, and Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), today announced a new integration partnership that can help BNZ customers of all sizes digitally transform their businesses to expand customer reach, drive more sales and increase revenue.

“The shift to online shopping is continuing at pace. We are excited to be teaming up with BigCommerce to give our business customers the ability to build their online presence to reach more customers, drive sales and reduce costs,” said Karna Luke, BNZ executive, customer products and services.

According to a recent Mordar Intelligence New Zealand Ecommerce Market report, the ecommerce market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.7% during the period 2022-2027.

Local businesses looking to take advantage of BNZ’s digital services can sign up for a 15-day free trial to access BigCommerce's all-in-one modern ecommerce platform. Combining advanced enterprise-grade functionality, customisation and flexibility with all the tools — from design to merchandising to marketing to checkout — BNZ customers can build, run and manage innovative ecommerce shops that deliver seamless customer journey experiences to sell more at every stage of growth.

Upon completion of the 15-day free trial, BNZ customers can choose a BigCommerce platform subscription plan, integrate with the secure payment gateway Cybersource, and begin selling and accepting NZD transactions. Key ecommerce benefits include:

  • Innovative Ecommerce. Create and deliver a robust, differentiated commerce experience without compromising security, stability or scalability. The openness and power of the BigCommerce platform empower merchants to focus on optimising their businesses for growth.

  • Global Fraud Tools. BNZ customers can access Decision Manager (a real time risk/fraud tool), 3DS verification and fraud monitoring services, powered by Cybersource, to protect their business.

  • Customised Storefront Designs. Get fully customisable themes to create mobile-responsive sites that integrate with WordPress to easily test, edit, launch and push changes in a local environment without downtime.

  • Enterprise-Grade Functionalities. Create over 70+ native discount and promotions offerings, optimise digital wallets like Google Pay for simplified checkout, drag-and-drop capabilities, custom product recommendations and headless commerce APIs to customise merchandising and influence more traffic with customisable, SEO and faceted search capabilities.

  • Cross-Channel Commerce. Create, unify and manage multiple unique storefronts within the BigCommerce dashboard with Multi-Storefront (MSF), capture more customers on social channels by syncing product catalogs and data with Google Shopping, TikTok, Snap, Inc., Facebook and Instagram; sell more where customers are shopping by integrating with top marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon and Walmart.

  • Low Merchant Service Fees. A range of special BNZ and BigCommerce pricing and MSF options for merchants of all sizes inclusive of gateway costs and fraud monitoring.

  • 24/7 customer support. Merchants will have around-the-clock access to an expertly trained support team ready to answer questions and solve problems 24/7 via phone, email or chat.

“BigCommerce believes a modern ecommerce platform should fit a business, and not the other way around. Together with BNZ, we are giving local businesses the power to broaden their customer reach by giving them the openness, flexibility and freedom of choice to optimise their ecommerce approach,” said Shannon Ingrey, vice president and general manager of BigCommerce in APAC. “Fast-growing and established local businesses must take a forward-thinking approach to meet the needs and expectations of today’s online shoppers, and this partnership is focused on giving these brands a digital playing field that will create even more opportunity for growth.”

To sign up for a 15-day free trial and learn more about how BigCommerce and BNZ can benefit your business, click here.

About Bank of New Zealand

Bank of New Zealand was founded in 1861 and has been an integral part of New Zealand life ever since. Today the bank employs over 5,000 people in New Zealand; works with Personal, Business, Agri and Private Wealth clients; and has 180 branches and Partners’​ Centres across NZ.

About BigCommerce

BigCommerce (Nasdaq: BIGC) is a leading open software-as-a-service (SaaS) ecommerce platform that empowers merchants of all sizes to build, innovate and grow their businesses online. BigCommerce provides merchants sophisticated enterprise-grade functionality, customisation and performance with simplicity and ease-of-use. Tens of thousands of B2C and B2B companies across 150 countries and numerous industries use BigCommerce to create beautiful, engaging online stores, including Ben & Jerry’s, Molton Brown, S.C. Johnson, Skullcandy, Solo Stove, Ted Baker and Vodafone. Headquartered in Austin, BigCommerce has offices in London, Kyiv, San Francisco and Sydney. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

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