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Why You Should Upgrade BigCommerce


If you're using BigCommerce to host your website, chances are you're either on what's called "BigCommerce v2", or "BigCommerce v3". These are the two most commonly used versions of BigCommerce; (BigCommerce v1 exists, but is much more rare) and while Modern Retail supports BigCommerce v2, we recommend upgrading to BigCommerce v3 for a variety of reasons, which we'll go over in this article.

Why Should I Upgrade?

There are two main reasons to upgrade to BigCommerce v3, if you haven't done so already. The first is the list of features exclusive to BigCommerce v3; some stand outs include Item Level Pricing (so you can individually price options for a gridded product, like charging more for a purple shirt than a red one), modifiers, BigCommerce's advanced promotional features, automatic promotion banners, and more. 

The second main reason is more about thinking ahead; as time goes on, more and more apps, features, and tools will be designed specifically for BigCommerce v3, ignoring v2. Take, for example, BigCommerce v1: it's rare that new products are designed with it in mind. 

If you have additional questions about upgrading, please feel free to contact us with a support request; we'll point you in the right direction.