BigCommerce

QuickView Option in BigCommerce

Posted by on April 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm

The NEW QuickView Option in BigCommerce compares to high-end retailers such as The Home Depot where you can click a “Quick View” button that appears on top of the product image while browsing categories and subcategories. This feature speeds-up product browsing as there is no wait for a new page to load and visitors can […]

BigCommerce Support Review

Posted by on November 8, 2011 at 9:36 am

Support is one of the most important aspects when choosing a Shopping Cart platform for your business. After all, you don’t want to be left alone to figure out every glitch or every feature on your eCommerce platform. Some shopping carts offer limited support based on the Plan you signed up for. Some other shopping […]

Breaking Down The Category Column – BigCommerce

Posted by on September 29, 2011 at 4:36 pm

For some reason there is no built-in option to break down the Main Category Column in BigCommerce. Lets say that you want to break down the Category Column into 2 or 3 Main sections and then show it’s subcategories. Watch the following video:

Mobile Shopping and QR Codes

Posted by on September 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Many people around the world have realized the opportunity and impact that printed media and QR Codes can have using Mobile Devices such as smart phones, PDA’s, tablets and more, but few have really thought of the possibility of shopping right from the Mobile Device using QR Codes. Most QR Codes will only lead you […]

Top Shopping Carts for QR Codes

Posted by on September 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm

The following Shopping Carts have been evaluated to work best when using QR Codes on printed marketing materials. WHY? Because these shopping carts give you access to the “ADD TO CART” link which can be utilized to create highly targeted QR Codes and have customers add products to their shopping cart eliminating the middle step […]

BigCommerce and QR Codes

Posted by on September 15, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Learn how to create ADD TO CART QR Codes with BigCommerce. This is the BEST way to promote your products on printed materials. Cut steps from the Checkout Process by having the products added to your visitor’s cart right from the start. Shop directly from a printed magazine, flyer, or catalogue! Watch the following video: The BigCommerce […]

Affiliate Marketing for BigCommerce Stores

Posted by on September 14, 2011 at 11:09 am

Many of you have now realized the power behind affiliate marketing for your own online stores. People blogging about your products and sending you highly targeted traffic is the most important factor when producing leads that can have a higher conversion rate. Can I use Affiliate Marketing on my BigCommerce Store? The answer is YES. […]

WHERE to Sell Online

Posted by on August 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Think of the web as an actual brick and mortar market place… there are several streets with many stores, some streets are busier than others. There are places in the market place that attract a certain kind of people or the right (or wrong) target client base. Where would you like to open your online […]

BigCommerce Steps Up Its SEO Features

Posted by on August 9, 2011 at 10:45 am

With the introduction of Version 7.1 BigCommerce has stepped up its Search Engine Optimization features. Now you have the ability to choose custom URLs for Product pages, Stand Alone pages, Categories, and News Items. You can choose your default Settings from your Control Panel or edit your URLs as you go. 301 Redirects are automatically […]

Best Blog for BigCommerce Stores

Posted by on June 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Integrating a Blog with your BigCommerce store is the best way to add unique content to your website and attract more traffic. And here is why Blogger and BigCommerce make the perfect match As we all know there is only one option for integrating a blog into BigCommerce and that is using a subdomain. We […]

Selling on Facebook – Shopping Cart Integration

Posted by on June 21, 2011 at 10:09 am

As you all know, Facebook is an excellent place to make your products known to the world. There are a few shopping carts that will easily integrate with Facebook and allow you to showcase your products on the Social Network. Here is a list of these shopping carts:    

Subfolder Vs Subdomain for your Blog

Posted by on June 8, 2011 at 9:13 am

There has been a long debate between Search Engine Optimizers about whether if it is best to integrate a blog with your online store as a Subfolder (ej. www.domainname.com/blog) or as a Subdomain (ej. blog.domainname.com). Many claimed that a Subfolder is best because then it is part of your same domain or site and a […]

Uploading Your Products to Google Base

Posted by on June 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Google Base (aka Google Shopping) is a FREE service from Google. Using this free tool can generate a lot of new traffic to your online store. Google Shopping results get indexed and displayed on the Main Search Results Page of Google. You can upload your inventory to Google Base in 2 ways: Upload File (Manually) […]

BigCommerce 7 Upgrade Frozen Temporarily

Posted by on May 16, 2011 at 10:16 am

Affecting ONLY BigCommerce 6 users. BigCommerce decided to temporarily pause software upgrades to existing BigCommerce 6 users. They found that some stores had their inventory levels wiped out after the upgrade to Version 7. This problem did not affect ALL customers but it did make some red flags come up and the people from BigCommerce […]

BigCommerce 7 – Released

Posted by on March 23, 2011 at 2:35 pm

As of today you may start your brand new Online Store using the BigCommerce Version 7 as your shopping cart. Starting today, all new BigCommerce accounts are being started on Version 7. The overall look of the admin area has changed a bit to allow for easier reading and better broken-out sections all around the […]

BigCommerce 7 – Release Announcement

Posted by on March 14, 2011 at 10:28 am

It’s been less than 24 hours since BigCommerce announced that BigCommerce 7 is ready to be released. It’s major enhancement will be on “Product Options“, previously known as “Product Variations”. With a completely redesigned step process system; the new Product Options will allow for greater customization and tracking of your products. Product Options Enhancements: Specific […]

BigCommerce Review + Coupon

Posted by on March 4, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Today we bring you a review on the BigCommerce Shopping Cart along with a promotional coupon for those of you who decide to open an online store using this platform. The people at BigCommerce have been tremendously busy this past year developing their Shopping Cart Software. BigCommerce came out with 2 major upgrades and a […]

Category Dropdown Menu w/ Columns

Posted by on March 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Would you like a drop down Category Menu with Columns for your BigCommerce store? Then this is the tutorial for you. This tutorial will guide you through the steps to create a drop-down category menu with columns for your BigCommerce store. The links to your Categories will need to be hand-coded and keeping it updated […]

Apple Store on BigCommerce?

Posted by on February 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Today I was browsing the web and for one reason or another I landed on the Apple Store. Suddenly I was struck by the similarities to a BigCommerce layout. Take a look at this snapshot: Similarities: This should be very clear to anyone who has used the BigCommerce platform before but for those of you […]

BigCommerce is PCI Compliant

Posted by on January 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm

It is OFFICIAL, BigCommerce IS PCI COMPLIANT! As stated by Mitchell Harper (BigCommerce’s Founder and CEO) on their Blog, Home Page, and GetSatisfaction forum; today BigCommerce received their PCI DSS Compliance badge and should only be matter of weeks before they make it into VISA’s list of PCI Certified providers. This is a HUGE deal […]

The Good – BigCommerce Reviews

Posted by on January 25, 2011 at 8:52 am

Have you had a GOOD experience while using the BigCommerce Shopping Cart? Please use this space to share your true and honest reviews about the POSITIVE things that BigCommerce has to offer. Users from around the world are encouraged to share their experience. Important information to share with other users may include: Your name. Your […]

The Bad – BigCommerce Reviews

Posted by on January 25, 2011 at 8:43 am

Have you had a BAD experience while using the BigCommerce Shopping Cart? Please use this space to share your true and honest reviews about the NEGATIVE things while using BigCommerce. Users from around the world are encouraged to share their experience. Important information to share with other users may include: Your name. Your store’s URL. […]

Customizing the BigCommerce Mobile Store

Posted by on January 13, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Is the BigCommerce link getting in the way of you signing up for service? Don’t let that happen! I am glad to inform you that it is possible to customize a few things on the BigCommerce template. Besides removing the BigCommerce link from the footer of your store you can Enable and Disable a few […]

Avoiding 15 Minute Log Out in BigCommerce

Posted by on December 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Since I work in BigCommerce most of the day I find it irritating that now there is a 15 minute inactivity log out. It may very well be for PCI compliance and security purposes but it sure is annoying. This post relates to working on the Source Code on a separate tab under “Browse Template […]

Personalized Shopping Experience

Posted by on November 22, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Personalization is important when it comes to making your visitors feel welcome and secure while shopping on your website. Do you like arriving at your favorite place and having the host greet you by name when you approach the door? It gives you a sense of security and makes you feel important and appreciated. Right? […]

Adding a Dynamic Cart Content Panel to Your BigCommerce Store Header

Posted by on November 21, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Tonight I was working on a new client’s shopping cart and one of his requests was to have a Dynamic portion of the Header updated every time a visitor added something to their cart. This panel will not show until the first item is added to the shopping cart, then it will remain visible at […]

BigCommerce Coupons

Posted by on October 31, 2010 at 12:04 am

If you have already decided that your want to sign up to use the BigCommerce shopping cart you might as well get something extra for doing it! These are the only BigCommerce Coupons* available on the web and using one of these coupons will get you FREE ONE-ON-ONE training and professional advise from a web […]

Removing BigCommerce Link from Mobile store

Posted by on October 22, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Breaking news! Yes, it is possible to remove the link from the footer of your Mobile BigCommerce Store. Only one week after breaking the news on Adding a Minimum Order in BigCommerce I am back to announce that the link on the footer of your Mobile BigCommerce store CAN be removed. The new Mobile Store […]

Setting up a Minimum Order on BigCommerce / Interspire

Posted by on October 16, 2010 at 4:30 pm

YES, it is possible to set a Minimum Order on the BigCommerce Shopping cart but most people don’t have access to this highly demanded feature. Although it has been requested many times from BigCommerce customers this is not a feature that is built into the software and requires editing some key files on the store’s […]

Removing Related YouTube Videos on BigCommerce

Posted by on September 24, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Here we are once again tackling an advanced customization for the BigCommerce / Interspire Shopping Cart. Removing Related YouTube Videos on BigCommerce. If you are one of the many BigCommerce users that use the embedded YouTube videos on your product description, then you may be wondering if you can remove the related videos. Well, good […]

jQuery Menu for BigCommerce Stores

Posted by on September 20, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Finally! A working solution that tackles the long overdue feature that BigCommerce stores lack from the original templates. The jQuery Category Menu has been requested several times and many have attempted to get this done without luck. Today, this problem is being solved once and for all. The following steps will guide you through the […]

Mobile eCommerce

Posted by on August 21, 2010 at 11:54 pm

With more and more people browsing and surfing the internet from their mobile devices eCommerce needs to get on board with this trend and provide a mobile shopping solution for their target audience. An excellent option is setting-up a BigCommerce mobile store. Differences Between Mobile and Desktop Shopping: Desktop and laptop computers are way ahead […]

BigCommerce Version 6 Review

Posted by on August 21, 2010 at 10:47 pm

It has been a couple weeks now since the release of BigCommerce Version 6. People from all over the world had been waiting eagerly for this update and I was one of them. I have been lucky to be able to work on the previous 5.6 version and the version 6 at the same time […]

Shopping Cart Developer Openness

Posted by on August 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm

(Originally posted on 7/27/2010) Tonight I want to talk to you about the importance of choosing a shopping cart platform that informs you (the customer) about current bugs, issues, problems, and how are they approaching these problems to better serve you and to improve your shopping cart software impacting your website, conversion rate and your […]

BigCommerce and Twitter Integration

Posted by on August 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm

(Originally posted on 7/26/2010) Hello everyone, Today was a day for integration of technologies and I spent some time setting up a new Twitter account for a customer and embedding the Twitter Gadget into their shopping cart to display it on the Home page of their on-line store. Everything was quite a success. I even […]

BigCommerce Variations – A Great Solution

Posted by on August 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm

The team at BigCommerce has requested existing customers to review their product variation features and have sent out a Google form for everyone to provide feedback. I have to admit that they are taking the right approach by asking their customer what they want to see and although we already know they won’t make us […]