BigCommerce Developers

Professional BigCommerce Ecommerce Stores

BigCommerce Shopping Cart and App Store


This eCommerce platform is one of the most popular online store cloud-based systems like Shopify, Squarespace, Wix, and Volusion. With over 25,000 live sites, Bigcommerce makes online sales to be one of the easiest shopping cart systems to work with. This is a very capable and competitive platform, it is more powerful than the likes of Shopify, but for some, it may be a bit more complex without technical help.

 

Website development encompasses the technical expertise of a web developer, search engine optimization and marketing, mobile apps compatibility with a theme that is at times custom designed. Occasionally you have an API Integration project that you might require. All the various business processes and tying in social media sites into your eCommerce store can be a bit challenging - This platform, however, can handle it all for all B2C and B2B business models.

BigCommerce Pricing

 

  • Standard Store: $29.95/mo - conversion-focused Shopping Cart - Up to $50k/yr for startup and small businesses.

  • Plus Store: $79.95/mo - adds conversion and marketing tools - Up to $150k/yr for small businesses.

  • Pro Store: $299.95/mo - adds advanced search and Product Reviews tools - Up to $400k/yr for medium businesses

  • Enterprise: Contact BigCommerce Sales.

  • Plus and Pro plan can save 10% with Annual billing.

 

BigCommerce Key features in their plans

 

  • 15-Day Free Trial

  • No Transaction Fees on all plans!! On any payment gateway that you chose.

  • Unlimited: Products, File storage, Bandwidth, and Staff Accounts.

  • Multiple sales channels: eBay and Amazon, Point of sale, Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest), Google Shopping.

  • Responsive/mobile-friendly website

  • One-page checkout

  • Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Amazon Pay payment methods

  • Coupons, Discounts, and Gift Cards

  • Real-time Shipping quotes

  • Professional Reporting tools

  • Blog Posts

  • Product Ratings and Reviews

  • Sitewide HTTPS and Dedicated SSL

  • 24/7 LIVE Agent Support
     

Plus Store and Above

 

  • Customer groups and segmentation

  • Abandoned Cart Saver

  • Persistent Cart

  • Stored Credit cards
     

Pro Store and Above

 

 

  • Google Customer Reviews

  • Faceted Search (Product Filtering)

  • Custom SSL

  • Enterprise Store

  • Custom Facets (Product Filtering)

  • Price Lists

  • API Support
     

Admin Panel and Store setup


The content management and the tools provided to you to chose a theme, set up your products, and get your online store ready to do eCommerce are all there. It is easy to navigate, and much like all competitive online store systems, recommendations in configuring your shop will prompt the store owner. Anything from Shipping Carriers to linking to your Social Media Platforms, having photos and videos to even having your very own App in the Apple Store can be set up.
 

BigCommerce Themes


There are hundreds of Themes to chose from for your online store. The range from Free Themes to paid themes is vast, with free being basic, and the paid themes being geared towards certain industries with layout and features that are more advanced and specific. Themes can then be customized, you have a Front-end customizer to work with or can have a BigCommerce Expert assist you. You can easily load your Logo, Images for your Carousel, enter your Social Media links, and configure the content of your email templates.

Paid Themes will have vibrant and amazing layouts with ease of navigation. The top-tier themes have various layouts to choose from, so you can change it up (switching your store's layout) with the content not having to be transitioned.
 

Checkout and Branding


This is a big differentiating feature, where you have the ability to maintain your branding throughout the checkout since it is customizable for you to have it flow the way your audience would like to feel comfortable with. The focus is to make the checkout simple, and with the least steps needed.
 

BigCommerce Apps vs. features


The system is packed with pre-loaded features and capabilities - the advantage is that the integrations are compatibility-tested and seamless in the interface which avoids having Apps having integration issues with one another. However, the App Store provides a wide variety of additional features too which you might be used to, have accounts to (like Mailchimp). Apps can be free or have a small monthly fee.

BigCommerce Products


While setting up products is pretty standard in shopping cart systems, having product categories and sub-categories is standard (within the product page, unlike Shopify). Variants in color and sizes are easy to set up, and can then link that product to related products with just one click. Features like Gift Wrapping, Dimensions, and Weights, Shipping Details, SEO to custom fields - the capabilities are far and wide.

Store Setup and commerce configuration

 

The store setup area covers the Currencies, Payments, Shipping, and Tax with the ability to link up your Point of Sale. BigCommerce has advantageous shipping rates as they are pre-negotiated rates, and it's integrated. With over 60 payment gateways, BigCommerce is a level-1 PCI Compliant system and you can even have your own shared SSL. Linking up with PayPal (Payments of Credit) and Digital Wallets it is all there - with the 24/7 support, if you have questions, they are there to assist you with it.

If you would like to discuss this platform with a BigCommerce Expert - reach out to us at wish@thegenielab.com as we would love to consult with you on your project.

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