SEATTLE, Wa. – June 6, 2017 — Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, and BigCommerce, the leading ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, have expanded and extended their existing partnership to provide Avalara’s tax compliance solutions to ecommerce merchants on the BigCommerce platform.

A 2017 survey conducted by Avalara with leading tax experts, Peisner Johnson & Company, found that retail or ecommerce is the top industry targeted for sales tax audits in the U.S. The promise of ecommerce as a digital channel is to easily sell goods and services to anyone, anytime, anywhere. BigCommerce continues to make this promise achievable for its merchants by deepening its partnership with Avalara, offering its customers tools to keep tax compliant.

“BigCommerce helps merchants grow their digital commerce efforts through a robust set of tools and technologies. Our platform is designed to enable global business growth and facilitate multi-channel sales efforts, and we work closely with partners, such as Avalara, to help alleviate the compliance burden that our merchants face,” said Russell Klein, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, at BigCommerce. “As a member of the Avalara Included program, we look forward to collaborating to make more powerful tax services available to merchants through our platform.”

“Tax compliance is required of business of all sizes and industries and BigCommerce is better enabling its customers to comply with their tax burden with the help of Avalara. We are excited to extend our transactional tax compliance services to more of the BigCommerce merchant base, and we look forward to more collaboration to further improve and expand the offering to meet customer needs,” said Marshal Kushniruk, Executive Vice President, Global Business Development, Avalara.

For more information about the Avalara services available for BigCommerce merchants, please visit avalara.com/integrations/bigcommerce.

About BigCommerce

BigCommerce is the world’s leading cloud ecommerce platform for established and rapidly-growing businesses. Combining enterprise functionality, an open architecture and app ecosystem, and market-leading performance, BigCommerce enables businesses to scale to tens of millions in online sales at a fraction of the cost and complexity of on-premise software. Our customers include more than 50,000 SMBs, 2,000+ mid-market businesses selling more than $1 million per year, 15 Fortune 1000 companies, 25 Internet Retailer 1000 businesses, and leading brands and retailers representing a wide range of B2C and B2B categories.

About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other tax types. The company delivers comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are designed to be fast, accurate, and easy to use.  Avalara’s Compliance Cloud™ platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world.

Avalara offers more than 550 hundred pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easy for customers. Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files more than a million tax returns and other compliance documents.

A privately held company, Avalara’s venture capital investors include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara’s headquarters are in Seattle, WA and it has offices across the U.S. and in London and Brighton, UK; Brussels, Belgium; São Paulo, Brazil; and Pune, India.