Every week we’ll be showcasing some beautiful stores powered by BigCommerce. Today’s showcase comes from some of our design partners who always do amazing work.
Designed by Pixel Productions Inc.:
Designed by Madwire Media:
Designed by New Dynamx:
Designed by Redhead Web Development
Designed by Cart Designers:
Designed by : Coalition Technologies
Every few weeks we release new features and improvements to your BigCommerce store. Here are some of the more exciting improvements that have rolled out recently or that will appear in your store over the coming week.
Quick View allows your shoppers to quickly and easily get a more detailed look at a product without having to leave the page they are on. It’s been proven that the fewer number of clicks a shopper has to make to find the product they’re looking for the higher a stores conversion rate will be.
Automatic Product Review Email Reminders are now sent to anyone that orders from your store asking them to review the product they’ve purchased. You can completely customize the email, specify the number of days to wait before sending and ofcourse turn them off if you like. We built this feature because we know that online stores with reviews always perform much better than those that don’t.
This is phase one of our “Grow Your Business” marketing automation engine that we’ll be releasing over the next few months whose sole focus is to help you drive more sales and increase revenue. Watch this space!
Import Preview Mode provides a step before a product import to let yo see what the import will impact, reducing the number of errors on import for our larger merchants.
Integration with Pixlr Express is a replacement for Picnik which is ending it’s service. This means there’ll be no interruption with you being able to edit your product photos and images directly in your BigCommerce control panel.
WebDAV is an alternative way of connecting to your store’s remote drive without having to use an FTP program such as FileZilla. Supported by Dreamweaver, WebDAV is an easy way to connect to your store’s template files directly through Finder (on a Mac) or Windows Explorer (on a PC). These settings can then be saved for easy drag-and-drop file transfers natively on your computer desktop.
Designing on BigCommerce: A Look into the Template File System
Wednesday, May 2nd @ 12pm CT
A good design for your e-commerce store is almost as important as the items you’re selling and the marketing techniques you use. This 1-hour advanced webinar is all about how to work in and around our template file system.
Here are the topics that we’ll cover in the webinar:
- Backing up your Template Files: how to backup the template files from the control panel
- Common Template Layouts & CSS Classes: a look at the three default layouts that we use and the CSS classes and IDs associated with them
- Variables in the Template: an explanation of the four types of variables that we use in the template to dynamically generate content
- Common Template Files: the template files that support sees customized most often
- Homepage Files: the template files used within the homepage
- Panel Placements: clues to find where a certain panel should be located by default
- Textual Changes: changing the wording of titles, panels, and other content within the store
- Custom Panels/Files: how to create custom template files to assign to products/categories/etc.
This is an advanced webinar tailored to people already familiar with web design, and you will need to have at least a cursory knowledge of HTML and CSS. You will also need to be familiar with connecting to your store’s remote space via FTP. While we don’t go over what to change, we do discuss how our system works so that you can then make the design customizations for your store. There will be 30 minutes of presentation with 30 minutes of time for Q&A.
Registration is required, so please make sure to register here prior to May 2nd. We hope to see you there!