Open source unleashed: The power of Bold Checkout for Wordpress

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Open source has long been a powerful software format that allows for easier data portability and makes it simpler for businesses to move between frameworks and take advantage of the best tools for the task at hand.

While proprietary software-providers still dominate the market, open source software has an important role to play for enterprise brands. As Boston Consulting Group writes, open source Linux powered 75% of the public cloud workload in 2020, and its share is expected to rise to 85% by 2024.

With open source, enterprise brands can accomplish a lot of tasks more quickly, and allow for business growth without limitations, says Karim Marucchi, CEO and co-founder of Crowd Favorite, in a Bold Commerce podcast. “Open source platforms and SaaS solutions can be stronger together,” he adds.

For enterprise brands seeking to drive innovation and accelerate revenue, Bold Commerce is excited to see the popularity of its Checkout Experience Suite plugin for WordPress sites. Brands can both leverage dynamic out-of-the-box features, and full compatibility with a multitude of best-in-breed technologies. The plugin also closes the gap between the limitations of open source and the strength of a robust SaaS tool ideal for checkout, BOPIS, subscriptions, and much more.

Peak performance without the complexities and costs 

Open source software is not without its limitations. The more you modify your source code, the more complex and expensive your systems become to update and maintain. You will typically need a developer, an in-house IT team and/or an agency to ensure open source software is performing correctly. However, a flexible and powerful SaaS plugin can help overcome those challenges, which is what Checkout Experience Suite accomplishes for developer teams on WordPress.

When enterprise brands leverage Bold’s single, lean plugin, the benefits can lessen the workload (and administrative strain) of those on WordPress. The benefits include: 

  • Protect up to 30% of revenue lost to slow load times by moving the customer through the checkout 4X faster. 
  • Conveniently manage the features of Bold Checkout Experience Suite from a centralized WordPress admin dashboard.
  • Mitigate security risks with full PCI DSS Level 1 and SOC2 compliance handling by Bold.
  • Make Bold enterprise moves with industry-leading 24/7 support.

The value of MACH architecture 

Developing enterprise growth through a headless commerce model is also an effective strategy for brands to level up their online initiatives. This form of MACH architecture (Microservices, API first, cloud native, headless) allows enterprise brands to pick and choose specialized vendors they need most, freeing them from the burden of a complete platform overhaul.  

 

Bold’s Checkout Experience Suite applies the MACH approach to its integration with WordPress, since it’s compatible with a wide network of best-in-breed technologies. This enables brands to extend checkout functionality and move more consumers through that portal with ease and speed.

Building a better tool for scalability

WordPress’s open-source backbone attracts enterprise brands due to its customization features, but it can also frustrate development teams due to plugin overload resulting in slower site-load speed. 

What is appealing to enterprise brands on WordPress is scalability and a range of features well-suited to their evolving business needs. The plugin includes tools to help online stores become future-ready with out-of-the-box features such as:

  • Subscription
  • Dynamic pricing 
  • One-click checkout
  • Payments
  • Taxes
  • Shipping
  • Promotions

Architected for compatibility with other WordPress plugins, the Checkout Experience Suite gives enterprise brands the ease of managing all features and WordPress functionality with a centralized admin panel. Brand and commerce teams don’t want the hassle of heady complications stealing time away from their most important projects, which is why Bold aims to simplify control, maintenance and support as much as possible. 

Do you want to elevate your WordPress site into a memorable ecommerce brand? To explore the Bold Checkout Experience Suite on WordPress, contact us and we will send over access.

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David Silverberg

Written by David Silverberg

David Silverberg is a freelance journalist and editor who writes for news outlets such as BBC News, The Washington Post, Business Insider and The Toronto Star.


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