Looking for a new platform for your e-Commerce site? There are plenty of options to choose from, but I personally have found BigCommerce to be the best. Having very little background in IT, I still found it quite easy to set up, customize and manage an e-commerce store without having to learn all the ins and outs of web design and development. Migrating your e-commerce site to BigCommerce is a quick and easy process and the marketing tools BigCommerce offers can be used to boost your store’s online sales. Available BigCommerce marketing tools include: email marketing integration, shopping comparison site integration, built in SEO and the ability to change major SEO elements (titles, meta information, urls, etc.).
How do I get started?
Getting started with BigCommerce is simple. You are allowed a 15 day trial site, where you can begin setting up your e-Commerce store for free. With your trial site you will be able to experiment with the layout and text of the store just by “dragging and dropping” with the mouse — which is convenient for those of us who don’t want to spend time learning HTML or CSS. If you export your products and images from your old store, you will easily be able to import them into your BigCommerce website. The import includes the products’ names, categories, images, costs, prices, inventory, sorting order, etc. When importing product options you can specify (within the spreadsheet) which options affect the price of the product. For example, a picture frame may be purchased in various sizes and colors. While the color of the frame ordered will not change the price, the size of the frame will. These options can be included in the spreadsheet and will automatically be functional once they are imported into BigCommerce. The product options can also be added to individual products separately within the BigCommerce Control Panel.
Once you get started you will see that BigCommerce has many online tutorials and a fabulous support team that will answer all of your e-commerce related questions – from setting up product options, to finding a company to further help with your specific design needs.
BigCommerce has many design partners that are available for completely original template designs. Scripti Labs is a unique design partner, because they will not only help with the full re-design and development of the web site, but they will do hourly design modifications, custom functionality, and other hourly maintenance jobs that you may need at a very affordable price!