Now, More Choice in E-Commerce Platforms

It’s a new year and we’re excited to announce that we’ve expanded our services to include e-commerce website design and development on two new e-commerce platforms – 3dCart and SparkPay (formerly Americommerce). With a choice of three platforms, it’s now easier to build a website that specifically meets the needs of your business.

If you’re wondering how best to compare 3dCart and SparkPay with BigCommerce, don’t worry, we anticipated that! In fact, we put together a handy and super comprehensive chart comparing the feature sets of all three platforms. This chart will allow you to focus in on features that your company needs and then see which e-commerce platform has the most of them.

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Save 15% with our Summer Special!

If you’re ready to take the e-commerce plunge but need help, our Summer Special is perfect for you! Now through July 31st, we’re offering 15% off a small-business package that includes everything you need to launch a Bigcommerce store in time for the holidays. This limited-time service includes a custom-branded website design, full store setup and upload of 50 products for just $1550. We’ll even provide comprehensive training on the Bigcommerce platform so you’ll be ready to manage your store after launch.

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Find Great Holiday Gifts from Duck Soup E-Commerce Clients

Beyond the big box stores and national chains, there a thousands (if not millions) of amazing small and boutique retailers offering great products. We know, because we’ve had the pleasure of working with dozens of them! So to help make your holiday shopping merry, we’ve put together this list of Duck Soup E-Commerce client websites where you’re sure to find great gifts for all your family and friends.

Accessories and Jewelry

For the bohemian or world traveler, find fair-trade accessories, hand-loomed textiles (and home decor) from all over the globe at Nomadic Thread Society.

Find sexy and stylish body jewelry at Go Nearly Naked or pick up a one-of-a-kind ring or necklace at D Vintage Jewels.

Or give the gift of style with a luxurious silk belt from accessory and jewelry boutique Outfit Additions.

Apparel

Find wearable fashion curated by the blogger behind Frankie Hearts Fashion at Shop Frankies. Or find eclectic style from European and Canadian designers as well as unique American-made apparel at Show Pony Boutique.

Cigar lovers, lounge lizards, steam punkers and anyone who loves that old Chicago style will appreciate a custom-made smoking jacket from Smoky Joe’s Clothing.

Bath & Body

Nothing makes a prettier gift than handmade soap! Shop Comfort & Joy Soap Company for luscious body butter, delicious lip balm and fragrant soaps.

Or pamper someone special with natural cosmetics and skin care products made from moisturizing argan oil at Josie Maran Cosmetics.

Food & Drink

For the foodie on your list, look no further than a beautiful gift set from Texas Hill Country Olive Company. Home cooks of all styles and skill levels will love gourmet and organic spices for every cuisine from Kaina Organics and Spices for Less.

As a gift or to bring to holiday gatherings, pick up some flavored coffee or hot cocoa from Fireside Coffee. Made in Michigan, these tasty drinks are the perfect relief for winter’s chill.

Home Decor & Furniture

For contemporary home furnishings and holiday decorations, shop Home Decor Nation. Cozy up with a cashmere throw or premium bedding from Marcel Miller. For the DIYer, check out the world’s only recessed medicine cabinets with picture frame doors at Concealed Cabinet.

Looking for gifts for those people who already seem to have everything?  Find eclectic curiosities, essential home goods and vintage furniture at Sterling Place.

Specialty and Lifestyle

New parents will appreciate adorable, colorful cloth diapers from Moraki Cloth, while new dog owners will love the convenience of a gift membership to Poop Bag Club. For the gamer on your list, shop dice, game tokens and other role-playing game accessories at Dapper Devil. And fans of the Nutcracker Ballet will twirl over nutcracker and ballet inspired gifts from Nutcracker Ballet Gifts.

For gearheads, find performance parts for Corvettes, Camaros and more at Elite Engineering USA, or treat them to Made in the USA motorcycle accessories from Leader Motorcycle.

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New Social Media Feature – Never Shop Alone

Here at Duck Soup, we’re always looking for ways to help you stand out from your competitors and increase your online presence. We’re happy to announce that we’ve partnered with a new social media sharing company and are now offering the Never Shop Alone button in our BigCommerce stores.

The Never Shop Alone button is placed on your product pages and allows shoppers to ask their friends via Facebook or Email for feedback before making a purchase. The question is posted to their timeline along with a link to the product on your store – great for SEO and for increasing exposure of your brand in the social space.

Never Shop Alone on Product Page

Never Shop Alone Pop-Up

Never Shop Alone is currently in Beta mode and free for new clients. We’re implementing this cool new feature for just $30, so it couldn’t be more affordable to test it out and see what the Never Shop Alone button can do for your store.

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Say Goodbye to Bandwidth Limits

When you’re growing a new business, limits are the last thing you want. That’s why we’re excited to let you know that BigCommerce has eliminated bandwidth limits on all of their plans, meaning your store is free to grow to its potential without any additional costs from increased traffic or data transfers. Hooray!

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