BigCommerce (credit image/Pixabay/bluebudgie) BigCommerce has been selected as an approved eCommerce technology supplier for the UK government-backed Help to Grow: Digital scheme. The scheme offers BigCommerce’s eCommerce platform at subsidised rates, allowing small-and-medium-sized UK businesses to build modern online storefronts that drive competition, innovative customer experiences and sales growth.

In Europe alone, eCommerce revenue is expected to reach USD $569.2 billion by 2025. As a preferred and certified software provider, BigCommerce’s flexible enterprise-grade eCommerce platform helps B2C and B2B brands of all sizes establish and maximise their online presence. This is managed without the need for technical skills or expensive hosting.

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Jim Herbert, EMEA GM for BigCommerce

According to Jim Herbert, senior vice president and general manager of EMEA at BigCommerce.”Selling online can be transformative for businesses. SaaS solutions are lowering the barrier to entry for eCommerce across the world. We’re honoured to partner with the UK Government as an approved eCommerce provider for this great scheme.”

“As eCommerce continues to become widely accessible, small-medium-sized businesses no longer need to take on designing, hosting, securing, and updating proprietary sites themselves. BigCommerce allows retailers to build beautiful bespoke sites. We take care of the technical side so that entrepreneurs can focus on what matters most — growing their business.”

Help to Grow: Digital

The scheme allows businesses that employ between 1-249 people to adopt the latest CRM, digital accounting and eCommerce software. It covers 50% of the costs or up to £5000. The expanded requirements have increased the number of eligible businesses to 1.24 million UK businesses.

We are extending our Help to Grow: Digital scheme and welcoming new suppliers such as BigCommerce on board. This will enable thousands more SMEs to become more innovative, more competitive and more profitable,” said business Minister Lord Callanan. “Helping British businesses adopt new technology to sell online will enable them to reach new customers. In addition to drive sales and position themselves for the future. This will boost productivity and help create jobs and prosperity across the UK.”

Enterprise Times: What this means for business.

Consumers continue to demand the flexibility to shop online, and retailers at all stages of growth require a robust online presence that covers multiple touchpoints and marketplaces. So, the UK government’s Help to Grow: Digital scheme is designed to stimulate eCommerce for small and medium enterprises. Eligible retailers can claim a small grant that acts as an eCommerce discount, lowering barriers to digitalisation. As a result, enabling innovation for millions of UK businesses.

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