BigCommerce eases cross-border payments

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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A major e-commerce platform is making a big play in global shopping.

BigCommerce is introducing a suite of multi-currency features designed to streamline retailers’ cross-border operations and provide international customers with localized shopping experiences tailored to their native language and currency.

Available now across all plan types at no additional cost, BigCommerce’s multi-currency solution enables retailers natively present, transact and settle purchases in more than 100 foreign currencies through pre-built integrations with payment providers Adyen, Elavon, Klarna, PayPal Express Checkout, and Stripe. In addition, BigCommerce plans to add support for Barclaycard, BlueSnap, and PayPal powered by Braintree in early 2020.

According to BigCommerce, advantages of its new solution include allowing customers to check out in the same currency as their bank account or credit card without paying additional fees, refreshing of currency exchange rates with one click, and defining currency-specific pricing by individual SKUs.

“In today’s global ecosystem, merchants not only need to have the technical ability to sell in new markets, but also provide international shoppers with a familiar, localized experience,” said Jimmy Duvall, chief product officer at BigCommerce. “BigCommerce’s enterprise-level multi-currency tools allow our merchants to quickly scale into new markets without forcing them to work with just one payment provider.”