BigCommerce Ecommerce Website Design and Management

In this article Palmetto Digital Marketing Group, a Charleston South Carolina ecommerce consulting & digital marketing company that specializes in designing ecommerce websites on the BigCommerce Platform is going to outline what we appreciate most about BigCommerce.  Overall we really like this ecommerce platform, and will talk in depth about the components that we find most suitable for SMB (Small to Medium Size Business ) owners who want to sell online.  

 

What is BigCommerce?

BigCommerce is an all-in-one ecommerce platform, that's feature-rich and that allows even the most novice of user to create a fully functional online store and sell both physical and digital products online.  BigCommerce, as an ecommerce platform offers extreme flexibility and functionality. This platform offers many features and apps which enable your business to be positioned to sell better on the web.    Utilizing an easy to use interface, online retailers can publish products in seconds, accept credit cards, use multiple shipping methods, run effective marketing campaigns and more. BigCommerce as a platform was built to support search engine optimization features such as search engine friendly links, effective use of heading tags, alt tags and per product and per page title tags. Essential applications range from analytic package plugins to order fulfillment programs, and many are free!  With over 95,000 live sites currently using the Bigcommerce system for selling items and processing payments online, there’s proof that Bigcommerce provides a viable and powerful interface for your ecommerce needs. While there are several competing ecommerce platforms in the market; we really like what the BigCommerce platform offers in term of functionality and usability - for the cost.

 

 

Why Use BigCommerce to run your ecommerce store

 

Bigcommerce Platform Features

The features provided within the  BigCommerce ecommerce platform start with it's website builder, which allows for beautiful, responsive website design, without knowing much about web design. However, we've determined that the website builder offers a very limited style editor, so basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is necessary. If you want to make modifications will need to jump into the code base.  However, adding products to your webstore is seamless and pretty straightforward. In addition, the platform offers dozens of tools that help you build your store in a matter of days not weeks!  This is a huge plus in our opinion.  Bigcommerce is certainly worth a hard look. 

 

bigcommerce offers Responsive Design Templates

BigCommerce offers several dozen ecommerce store templates (and many of them are free, wow!). Most of them are highly responsive for mobile browsing, which is critical to the success for any business selling online. The template selection does offer both free and premium themes. We've determined that the free templates are pretty basic, so spending a few bucks on a premium theme may be the way to go.  Most themes are designed by BigCommerce, but some are designed by 3rd parties.  Best of all the themes are categorized by industry or vertical.  Regardless of your business vertical, finding a theme to best suite your brand message strategy is easy! 

 

Choose from many bigcommerce themes

 

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Ease of Use - bigcommerce platform

When choosing an ecommerce platform, business owners and store managers need to think strategically and must be positioned to manage their ecommerce platform on their own,  BigCommerce allows for this specifically!  Business owners don't need to have backgrounds in web design or web development to run a BigCommerce store. However, choosing a partner like Palmetto Digital Marketing Group  to build your store and manage your ecommerce store will be most efficient.  We've learned that business owners need to focus on running their business.  Net, Net - BigCommerce is easy to use and will allow proactive business owners to navigate and work the backend system (if needed!)

 

BigCommerce is easy to use

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BigCommerce Pricing

Bigcommerce's pricing is high compared to shopify or squarespace. But the features listed below help define why.

Bigcommerce offers only three pricing plans:

  • Standard: $29.95 per month (basic plan)

    • Unlimited Products

    • Unlimited Storage

    • Unlimited Bandwidth

    • Accept Credit Cards & PayPal

    • 1.5% Transaction Fee

  • Plus: $79.95 per month (this is for SMB sized business or start-ups. This plan offers a wide range of features and for the price is a solid option)

    • No Transaction Fees

    • Real-Time Carrier Shipping

    • Best-In-Class Payment Providers

    • Abandoned Cart Saver

    • Omni-Channel Sales Tools

    • Advanced Customer Segmentation

    • Checkout Hosted on Your Domain

  • Enterprise: pricing varies, depending on your business requirements (this is for larger scale business, who are well funded and well supported from a staffing perspective. This plan offers the most features.)

    • Setup & Data Migration

    • Priority Support Available

    • Dedicated Account Management Available

    • Advanced Reporting Tools

    • Product Filtering (Faceted Search)

    • Google Trusted Stores

    • Dedicated SSL & IP Address

    • Maximize SEO with site-wide HTTPS

    • Uptime SLA Available

 

 

Bigcommerce customer service & Support

We love Bigcommerce's customer support. We cannot tell you how many times we've called the support team with questions about store setup, custom theme design, website migration or ecommerce platform functionality.  The support team is both knowledgeable and assertive.  They are proactive in providing the best customer support possible. Plus support is free and runs 24 hours a day.   In our eyes having 24/7 access to their support team is an insurance policy that we often use, and business owners will embrace their support features. 

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Needs expert advice about building your BigCommerce Store, contact us

 

 

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The Palmetto Digital Marketing Group offers BigCommerce Website Design Services throughout the Charleston South Carolina Area.. We are a local company who wants to concentrate on working with local companies.  We are excited to engage with companies throughout the region, give us a call today to find out how we can help you!