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Bigcommerce Apps and Integrations to Sell More Online; Featuring BoostSuite, Nextopia, Patchworks

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Every month, Bigcommerce works with hundreds of partners across the globe to bring our more than 90,000 online stores easy, affordable and accessible integrations to scale their businesses. From marketing services to inventory management and everything in between, the Bigcommerce app store hosts more than 300 preferred partners, allowing Bigcommerce merchants one-click installation capabilities with some of the ecommerce industry’s top performing software and services.

Below are three of our featured offerings, with explanations from the companies themselves as to how their service can boost your bottom line.

BoostSuite –– Niche Affiliate Marketing for Ecommerce

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BoostSuite connects you with other store owners who already have great relationships with the people you want to visit your store. With BoostSuite’s easy co-marketing platform, you put your services, products and ideas in front of your next best customer. Your content shows up on relevant web sites around the world, and those sites send visitors back to you.

More than 25,000 businesses can help you find new customers in the following categories:

  • Health & Wellness
  • E-Cigarettes
  • Beauty, Fashion, and Jewelry
  • Electronics
  • Green & Environmental
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Home & Garden
  • Clothing & Apparel
  • Travel & Tour Operators

Better yet, hundreds of small businesses are already seeing positive results:

  • A home improvement retailer in Florida now receives 350+ online orders each month –– up from just 83 before using BoostSuite.
  • A Romanian electronics retailer increased online orders by 1,033% in less than three months using BootSuite.
  • A fashion blogger and online retailer in Kenya increased website visitors by 1,095% in two months using BoostSuite.

Trade content once a month for free, or get unlimited trades for just $19/month. For more information on how BoostSuite drives increased traffic, watch the video below.

Nextopia –– Advanced On-site Search Functionality for Consumer Convenience

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Nextopia Software Corporation is the global leader in ecommerce site search and navigation solutions. Serving high-growth and enterprise-level clients, Nextopia’s offerings include site search, navigation, enhanced autocomplete, product finder and mobile search solutions.

Get fast, accurate search results with features including:

  • An adaptive algorithm automatically promotes products most likely to convert
  • Dynamic filters allow visitors to refine results by any product attribute
  • Robust merchandising tools increase conversions and average order size
  • In-depth reporting helps you make informed product recommendation decisions based on individual customers

Whether by PC, tablet or mobile device, Nextopia dramatically improves retailers’ most important metrics, including sales velocity, average order value, number of products per order, time on site and conversion rate.

But, don’t take our word for it. Hear from Bigcommerce clients already utilizing the app.

Contour Living: A Better Site Thanks to Nextopia

“This app integrates nicely with our Bigcommerce store and allows us to fine tune our entire search results,” says Jeff Conklin, ecommerce manager at Contour Living. “We have used Nextopia for about a month and the longer we use it, the more useful it becomes. Reports allow us to analyze customer searches and make immediate improvements to results. Plus, we’re promoting the right products at the right time with customized results and banner promotions.

Nextopia took control and handled the initial integration smoothly, matching our site design very nicely. Customer support has been quick to respond to questions and the few problems we experienced. Live training was provided and allowed us to take full advantage of the capabilities of the software. Contour Living is a better site with Nextopia!”

Pro Stock Hockey: Incredible Service from an Intelligent Search Agency

“From the start, it has been a great experience working with Nextopia. Not only is their product filtering and intelligent search an incredible functionality to have on our site, the service they provide is even better,” says Frank Fornaris, controller at Pro Stock Hockey. “Whether it is working with our Account Manager, Project Manager or Developer at Nextopia, they are always extremely helpful and attentive to the urgency of any needs we have.

Even before we made a payment, our Account Manager spent hours working with me trying to find a third party solution that would allow us to import custom fields into our site. There was no need for them to help as it didn’t pertain to their software but they helped anyways. I highly recommend Nextopia for product filtering, intelligent search, or both.”

Nextopia is available for Bigcommerce merchants for $450 upfront, and $250 per month.

Patchworks –– Software Integration Technology Enabling Multi-channel, International Growth

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Anyone with experience managing a multi-channel retail business will testify that day-to-day challenges like maintaining accurate inventory levels or logging sales orders at the warehouse eat up valuable time and money. And these challenges accelerate as you take on new systems to juggle the various strands of a growing business.

Meet Patchworks, an app helping retailers grow their online sales while simplifying back office operations. Patchworks integrates Bigcommerce with ERP, POS, financial systems and warehouse management software so clients are able to serve their consumer and trade customers more effectively.

Here are the immediate benefits Patchworks provides:

Better Handle Trade Customers

Typically B2B operations are hands on with their trade customers, taking orders over the phone, email or fax (yes, it still happens!). Then, these interactions must be manually logged.

With a Patchworks integration, trade customers can place orders online and, crucially, receive the trade price they were entitled to when they called in. Similarly, if they hold an account with the retailer, their online orders will be logged and deducted from their remaining credit automatically.

Open to International Selling

Online store owners routinely explore new markets and operate multiple warehouses around the world. In order to deliver goods to clients quickly and in the most cost effective way, it’s vital that online orders match the corresponding warehouse serving that region.

Bigcommerce’s multi-storefront and multi-language capabilities can be fused with a multi-warehouse manager to supercharge growth in every corner of the globe via Patchworks.

Launch New Brands or Sub-Sites

Going to market with a new brand or seasonal sub-site is a great way to amp up sales, but is traditionally made difficult due to the time and development costs associated with launching a fully integrated webstore. With Patchworks, that difficulty is eliminated.

Patchworks syncs all products and items directly into Bigcommerce at the click of a button. This means you only need to enter product data once and can utilise that information across multiple sites.

In all, integrated businesses are better businesses: sales processing is quicker, staff time is dedicated to adding value rather than juggling data, and new channels are adopted more easily.

Patchworks pricing is determined based on the software you are looking to integrate and costs anywhere from $100 to $400 per month.

For more information on Bigcommerce apps and integrations, head to the app store.

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