BigCommerce is a popular platform for small or enterprise level eCommerce businesses. The commerce cloud offers a variety of free and paid customizable templates for its traditional server-rendered frontend. Key features include 12 free templates, a drag-and-drop page builder, a built-in content management system with SEO features, and image optimization tools along with the ability to tweak CSS and HTML.
There are several BigCommerce APIs that let you manage store data and make client-side queries for product information, which includes REST, Storefront, and GraphQL APIs. For performance, the platform has a few built-in features that help deliver a fast and optimized shopping experience. Akamai Image Manager is included with Stencil themes, which will automatically optimize images for the best combination of quality, size, and file format, saving businesses time and efforts on digital transformations. There are also a few built-in SEO features, such as the ability to create short URLs and AMP support. Additionally, BigCommerce supports SSR via the Next.js Commerce Integration and provides the ability to build a headless frontend based on APIs.
Layer0 lets you deliver a high performing Next.js storefront on BigCommerce in hours. You can get started in minutes on Layer0 and see median speeds of 320ms, as measured by Largest Contentful Paint (LCP). But Layer0 does more than speed up your site, it is a Jamstack platform for eCommerce. The platform was built specifically for large-scale, database-driven websites provides the following benefits:
Browse around Universal Standard, a Vue store on Layer0 achieving sub-500ms page loads. Your Travel or eCommerce site can do the same.
If you're currently using Vue, use the this guide to deploy your Vue application on Layer0 and get sub-second loads in as little as 1 hour of work.
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"When I saw that we could stream server logs for every deployment on Layer0, that’s when I said it's this product, no other options."
"I get a “WOW!” feeling when seeing how fast sites that run on Layer0 are."
"Layer0 makes implementing new functionality much easier, hands down, than anything else. It is more flexible, user friendly, and it takes all the guesswork out of deployments and caching.”
"I've tried lots of things to optimize the site and this is the best experience I've ever had"