Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has gained tremendous popularity with merchants in recent times. Merchants are looking for a stable website that is highly performance with minimal maintenance costs. SaaS generally delivers on these promises.
BigCommerce is a frontrunner in the battle of platforms. It is squarely positioned between traditional, less-flexible, locked-down SaaS platforms and the high TCO, expensive-to-maintain open-source systems. BigCommerce's idea is "Open SaaS". Developers can tap into their API to create custom experiences or leverage the already-built systems that BigCommerce has already created.