This is a great time to be alive – to see technology evolving so rapidly.
It is both scary – as things become so complex and seemingly impossible to understand…
and exciting, as so many amazing new tools and systems are made accessible to us all.
BigCommerce is the fastest growing e-commerce platform in the world because it provides merchants with an affordable, enterprise-grade e-commerce platform that's easy to manage and provides a rapid ROI. Multi-channel retailing, hardcore SEO, automated email marketing, mobile commerce and more… The following information is provided by BigCommerce.
Enterprise Features, Small Business Price.
Multi-channel retailing and integration. Sell through your own BigCommerce-powered store as well as eBay, Facebook and multiple shopping comparison sites.
Automated email marketing & segmenting. Point-and-click integration with MailChimp to store customer lists segmented by purchase, order total, etc.
Secure, scalable & lightning fast. Whether you sell 100 or 100,000 SKUs (stock-keeping units), BigCommerce is built to handle your needs.
Automatic inventory control & sync. Never again will you have to worry about selling products for which you've run out of stock.
Wholesale pricing & customer groups. Sell products at different price points and add customers to price groups automatically.
Multiple staff logins with permissions. Restrict functionality on a per-user basis and even view activity log for each of your staff members.
Complete Creative Control
BigCommerce has no design limits. If you're a beginner you can use our point-and-click customisation tools and our drag-and-drop design mode to change the look, layout and functionality of your store.
Designers have full access to modify HTML and CSS using our Web-based file editor or FTP. There's even a built-in diff tool to manage template changes quickly and easily.
Sell on eBay
Right from your store's control panel you can list your products for sale (BIN) or auction on eBay. You can see live listings and when an auction is won or a product is purchased, an order is created in your store automatically. No extra work needed.
You can set listings to go live right away or schedule them to go live at a future date and time. There's also no limit on the number of products you can list on eBay and re-listing takes just a few clicks.
Shopping Comparison Export
Drive massive amounts of traffic back to your BigCommerce store with point-and-click export to PPC Websites Beso, BizRate, MySimon, NexTag, PriceGrabber, Shopping.com and Shopzilla.
It's multi-channel retailing on steroids and it's one of the fastest ways to grow your visitor base.
Automated Email Marketing
Imagine this: someone buys a t-shirt from your online store. One week later they receive a 20% off coupon to buy a matching hoodie. Then two weeks later they receive an email with 20% off a matching hat.
All of this can be accomplished automatically with our integration to MailChimp. Define rules to add customers and newsletter subscribers to your MailChimp lists based on the product, category or brand they've purchased, then set up a few auto-responders in MailChimp and let the rest take care of itself.
Flexible Product Photo Display
Upload an unlimited number of product photos and display them in your store as a photo gallery. Thumbnail versions of your photos will be created for you automatically. Visitors can click a photo to see the larger version, which you can display in a popup window or in a lightbox-style window.
You can upload photos, specify the location of a photo on the Internet and even share photos between products. It's easy to display your products in their best light, resulting in more interest and more sales.
SuperZoom™ Photo Zoom
Provide a crystal-clear, zoomed version of product photos so shoppers can get a closer look at what they're buying. To enable SuperZoom™, simply upload a large product photo and BigCommerce will do the rest. SuperZoom™ takes your photos to the next level and increases interest in your products.
Mobile is growing fast and with dozens of different smart phones and Apple's iPad now on the market, the time is right for you to take advantage of mobile commerce in your e-commerce business.
BigCommerce includes native support for the iPad as well as a shopping experience that looks beautiful on all Webkit-enabled mobile devices including iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Palm Pre devices.
A complete browsing, shopping and purchasing experience takes just a few clicks.
Sell on Facebook
By displaying a "Shop" tab on your Facebook fan page, BigCommerce SocialShop lets your fans, prospects and customers click on a product to purchase it from your BigCommerce store. They can also share your products directly through Facebook as part of their news stream.
Sell Products with Options
Sell products with different options such as apparel, computers, software and more. You can create as many options as you like, each with its own SKU (stock-keeping unit), price, weight, image and stock level. You can also create configurable fields, which the customer has to fill in when purchasing, such as engraving text for an iPod.
Automatic Inventory Control
Track inventory on a per product or per product option level. Inventory is automatically reduced after a purchase (and added after a return, if enabled) and products become unavailable for purchase when inventory falls to zero. You can set low inventory levels and will be reminded to order more products when stock falls below this level.
Flexible Returns System
BigCommerce has the most flexible automated returns system you'll find anywhere. You can enable/disable returns and completely customise every aspect of the returns system including return reasons and actions.
Customers can login to their "My Account" page to place a return request and will be updated via email when it's processed. You can offer a refund, replacement, store credit and more. You can even use the permission-based user system to assign RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) responsibility to one or more of your staff members.
Google Website Optimizer
Use both storewide and item-specific tests to improve the conversion rate of your online store. Does single-page or multi-page checkout drive more sales? Use Google Website Optimizer to find out. You can run six storewide tests as well as per product, Web page and category tests to try different on-page elements such as product name, photo, description and more.
Search Engine Optimisation
BigCommerce includes everything you need to rank at the top of the search engines, including custom page title and meta details for products, Web pages, categories, brands and news items, as well as search engine friendly links, W3C compliant / tableless templates, proper use of header tags, HTML/XML sitemaps and custom image alt tags.
BigCommerce has also been independently audited by the world's #1 SEO expert, Aaron Wall, whose feedback was used to further improve BigCommerce and therefore your chances of ranking highly in the search engines.
Easily create and display a promotional banner at the top or bottom of any page on your Website. Are you having a sale on a particular product for the next 7 days only? Create a promotional banner, assign it to the product brand and set it to show for 7 days only.
Use promotional banners to advertise current specials, shipping discounts, coupon codes, special deals and more.
Coupons & Gift Certificates
Easily create trackable coupons which give customers a dollar or percentage discount on their order. Coupons can be set to expire after a certain date or number of uses, and you can run reports to see coupon usage.
Customers can choose from a variety of gift certificate designs, which they can purchase through your store. The gift certificate is then emailed to the recipient and they can easily see their remaining balance from the "My Account" page.
If you think BigCommerce might be a suitable solution for your online store, please contact us and let us show you what can be achieved. We are an eCommerce Website design, development and solutions firm based in Ryde, Sydney, NSW.