Big Commerce E-Commerce Boutique Features
Big Commerce is literally one of the leading e-commerce platform globally and the brains behind over 30,000 online stores, generating over $1.3 billion in sales. Blossom® help you create a gorgeous, professional store that's easy to manage thanks to their powerful, easy-to-use features.
Miss Blossom Design™, in conjunction with Big Commerce's powerful software, knows what makes someone choose your boutique store over another. Miss Blossom Design™ is an international expert in creating a boutique store design that's glamorous looking store and sells it's socks off.
The stores Miss Blossom Design™ build are supported by Big Commerce, offering great supportand technical updates along the way. With cyber crime on the rise, security is paramount and you can collect sensitive information as safely as modern standards allow, using SSL encryption through your store's certificate.
The Big Commerce e-commerce solution is a high quality hosted software solution, not an open source solution, so is not as prone to security breaches. The technical updates happen behind the scenes mean you don't have to worry, they are easy to update and are of the highest standards of development.
Big Commerce Has All The Features You Need
As your boutique web designers and developers, Miss Blossom Design™ will have full access to the HTML and CSS through Web Dav, so can make the Big Commerce highly functional e-commerce solution look as beautiful as it is technologically advanced. Miss Blossom Design™ can create gorgeous looking menus, hover states (rollovers), user-friendly layouts and add that extra ooomph that an online store needs to blow the competition out of the water.
Unlimited product options
Create as many options for your products as you like, such as size, color and shape — each with its own SKU, price, weight, image and stock level. You can even add configurable fields for customers to fill in, such as custom prints and colours for a t-shirt.
Smart product rules
Want to give free shipping for orders over $200? How about adding $5 to the cost of larger t-shirts? Good ideas! The Big Commerce smart rules let you conditionally control pricing, weight and availability of products in your store.
Big, beautiful images
Dazzle your customers with unlimited large product images that let customers zoom in for a closer look before buying. Every image you upload is automatically resized to fit your store layout.
Sell anything: products, events, services, Digital downloads
You aren’t limited to selling just tangible products with Big Commerce. You can sell digital downloads, event tickets, services and more.
Easily import your existing products or add them one at a time using a simple point-and-click wizard
Catalogue options include buy online, email inquiry or catalog-only mode
Specify minimum and/or maximum quantity limits for purchasing
See which orders have shipped and which are pending, then process individually or in bulk, printing invoices and packing slips straight from your control panel. Easily add powerful features like dropshipping with apps such as Ordoro.
Big Commerce has a flexible, automated returns system. Refund, replace, offer store credit, disable returns or use the permission-based user system to assign RMAs to your staff. You can even include return reasons and actions.
View your entire inventory with a glance, at both the product and product option levels. Set low stock levels, automatically disable purchasing when no stock is available, and bulk update inventory levels.
Easy product and inventory management
Import products from your existing online store, POS or accounting system
Automatic inventory updating and syncing when an order is placed
Improve search rankings with custom page URL, name and meta details
Bulk edit products in your web browser or via spreadsheet
Specify a bin picking number for products in your warehouse
*Integration with Intuit QuickBooks requires the use of a third-party tool such as Webgility
Manage on the go
Big Commerce's upcoming iPhone app will let busy people like yourself manage your store wherever you are. View up-to-date analytics, check inventory levels, contact customers and even process orders — all right from your fancy phone.
SEO (Site Engine Optimisation) built in.
Big Commerce includes everything you need to rank highly in search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing, so optimising your site is easy — simply point, click and type.
Title and header tags
Meta descriptions and keywords
Custom page URLs
Image alt tags
Search engine friendly links
Advanced SEO tools for Site Promotion In Searches
Having dozens of #1 Google rankings, we know SEO inside and out. But you shouldn’t have to be an SEO wizard to get all the fun toys. We give you pro-level features that other platforms leave out, meaning more traffic, better SERPs and fine-grain control.
Blossom designs SEO friendly tableless themes (except for content where there may be tabular data)
301 redirects and URL rewrites (if requested we can design these pages)
Editable robots.txt file
Prioritized XML sitemap that auto-feeds to Google
Promotions & coupons
Big Commerce promotion tools help create urgency, increase awareness and drive purchases. From simple sales to dynamic pricing rules that offer discounts for certain order amounts or customers, Big Commerce makes it all possible.
Trackable coupon codes
Time-limited promotional campaigns
Gift certificates and wrapping
Multi-tiered pricing with bulk discount rules
Free or discounted shipping
Customer groups with pricing rules
Rule-based promotions like buy 2, get 1 free
Put products on sale and display discount against RRP
Minimum quantity purchasing
Flexible catalog display (buy online, call for quote, catalog only)
Save abandoned carts
More than 70% of all shopping carts are abandoned, which means a shopper can add a product but not completes the order. With Big Commerce's "abandoned cart saver" a series of highly customised emails are sent to these customers to draw them back, and even you can even include a coupon code to encourage the checkout process.
This results in an average of 15% of those abandoned carts are converting to orders. A detailed report will show you how well it is working.
Email marketing integration
Sync customers with your Mailchimp, Constant Contact or iContact email lists to put your email marketing on autopilot. You can set up automatic emails to promote products based on purchase history, like offering discounts on socks and laces to a customer who bought shoes. Or auto-send emails with holiday- and event-based coupons and gift ideas to encourage regular traffic.
Smart customer lists
Create rules to add customers to one or more lists based on what they purchased, order total, date, country and more.
Boutique E -Newsletter Integration
Keep customers informed about company news, special offers and new products by sending traffic-driving newsletters. Just capture emails through your store, then export to your CRM or email marketing platform.
More sales, less effort For Your Online Boutique
Great marketing is the secret to a successful store, and Big Commerce have more built-in marketing tools than anyone else.
Integrate with eBay to reach millions
You can list products for sale or auction on eBay and see live listings right from your store's control panel. When an auction is won or a product is purchased, an order is automatically created in your store — no extra work needed.
Sell Your Niche Products or Services everywhere
Why put all your eggs in one basket? Making your products available across a variety of channels drives traffic and increases sales.
Google Shopping integration
Third party affiliate software integration
Sell/auction on various eBay sites
Set up shop on Facebook
Beautiful mobile-optimized store
Add you Online Boutique to Product comparison sites
Have your products simultaneously listed on popular shopping comparison sites:
Increase social awareness of Your Boutique Brand
In a single click, your shoppers can share their favorite products with friends on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. After completing their order, they can share their purchase on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
Sell on Facebook
Big Commerce free application, SocialShop, lets you set up a fully functional Facebook shop. Your fans can easily browse, buy and share products, all without ever leaving the site.
Build your Targeted Social following
Make it easy for your shoppers to keep up with you by displaying beautiful social media icons at the bottom of every page. Select standard or theme-specific icons to display for services like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest and more.
RSS feeds for Your Boutique
Shoppers can subscribe to product feeds including new products, best-sellers and specific categories using RSS readers like Google Reader.
Turn browsers into buyers
We give you the tools to make the most of your site traffic
User reviews build trust, and that trust increases conversion by more than 39%. We built product reviews in, with no extra costs or add-ons required. We even automatically email buyers a few days after purchase to ask for a product review. So all you have to do is kick back and enjoy higher conversion and search rankings.
Big Commerce lets you streamline the checkout process into a single page, improving your customer experience and giving you a conversion bump of up to 21%.
Customers can easily share your products on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social networks. They’ll look cool for sharing your snazzy merchandise, and you’ll get tons of free traffic to your site.
Big Commerce recommendation engine automatically suggests relevant products to a customer based on their shopping items, giving you extra sales with no extra work.
Mobile commerce for Your Boutique Website
Your Big Commerce mobile store offers more than just browsing and buying — it’s a fast, intuitive, fully functioning experience that works on all devices and Blossom® can customise a beautifully styled version of the template to match your branding.
Boutique Store Abandoned cart saver
Big Commerce abandoned cart saver sends a series of emails to shoppers who left before checkout, encouraging them to come back. The result? An average of 15% of abandoned carts are converted to sales. And a detailed report shows you just how well it’s working.
But wait, there’s more E-Commerce Features
Side-by-side product comparisons
Public and private wish lists
Recently viewed products history
Third-party live chat integration
With Big Commerce, any entrepreneur can run their own online store without technical experience. Big Commerce E-Commerce has built-in search engine optimization features which help your online store rank at the top of all major search engines including Google and Yahoo. Below is a (non-exhaustive) list of Big Commerce e-commerce provider features:
Big Commerce is one of the world's leading e-commerce platforms, powering more than 30,000 online stores to over $1.3 billion in sales. We'll help you create a gorgeous, professional store that's easy to manage thanks to their powerful, easy-to-use features.
EASY TO USE: You'll get everything you need to easily manage your online store, including a securely hosted site, shopping cart and product catalog. And it's all simple to use with no previous experience.
EASY TO MONITOR: Analytics features show you the results of your efforts in a format that's simple to understand.
ROCK SOLID SECURITY: All Big Commerce stores are PCI compliant and secured against intrusion using the latest methods, so your data is always safe. And their 99.99% uptime means your store is always ready to take orders.
NO TRANSACTION FEES: Unlike other services, Big Commerce doesn't penalize your success by charging transaction fees, and you never have to worry about hidden costs. What you see is what you get.