BigCommerce partners with By Now Pay Later solution Sezzle

By Lauren Fruncillo August 5, 2021 - 11:56 am

BigCommerce has partnered with Sezzle Inc a buy now, pay later solution. With almost a fifth of the UK’s population having used Buy now, pay later to purchase a product online, retailers are increasingly adopting these solutions in response to customer demand.

Small and mid-market BigCommerce merchants will now have the ability to offer interest-free payment plans that support smart, risk-free shopping for consumers, including high-risk borrowers and younger shoppers looking to build credit and buy with a purpose.

Sezzle is also dedicated to financially empowering younger consumers through credit building and financial education, and was recently certified as a B Corp for its ethical business model.

With Sezzle natively integrated as a payment gateway in the BigCommerce Control Panel, merchants can enable the BNPL option with a single click to display a Sezzle widget at checkout. Sezzle then collects 25% of the order price from the consumer at time of purchase, followed by three additional automated 25% installments over the course of six weeks. Key benefits include:

  • Risk-free selling. Merchants receive full payment upfront less a minimal fee, assuming no credit or fraud risk on purchases.
  • Alternative payment options. By providing a new payment alternative alongside other payment methods, merchants give buyers the financial flexibility to purchase with or without a credit card.
  • Attract new buyers. More than 45 million people ages 14 and older in the U.S. will use BNPL services this year, giving merchants the opportunity to appeal to a new generation of buyers seeking to try a new payment method to overcome limitations such as cash flow or credit.

“The majority of our users are shoppers who don’t have access to or have avoided using traditional credit cards, but are still looking for a budget-friendly way to make purchases. Partnering with BigCommerce will provide this buying power for our customers, helping them build their credit while they get the products they need.”
– Veronica Katz, chief revenue officer at Sezzle Inc.

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