Essential E-Commerce Tools

Over the years, I’ve tried countless tools and apps that enhance website functionality, improve marketing efforts or streamline common business activities. I’ve also gotten feedback on a variety of apps from my clients. Here are the 3rd party solutions I recommend to my clients and encourage you to consider for your BigCommerce store.

Store Essentials

Google Analytics
Track visitor behavior on your website and analyze data to improve conversion and marketing. Go beyond BigCommerce’s built-in analytics to get a full picture of how shoppers are interacting with your website and how you can increase sales.

Rewind
Automatically backup your store so you can easily recover products, categories, page content and more. Don’t risk losing your data due to a mistake – Rewind allows you to easily “roll back” to a previous save point so you’ll never have to worry.

Termageddon
Get a professional, customized privacy policy that automatically updates as laws change. States and countries continue to introduce new privacy laws, making it essential that your privacy policy stays up-to-date. Save 10% on your Termageddon license with the coupon code DUCKSOUP.

accessiBe
Don’t be the target of an accessibility lawsuit that could bankrupt your business. Make your website ADA and WCAG 2.1 compliant with just a small snippet of code. accessiBe makes it easy to meet legal requirements while providing a functional website for shoppers with disabilities.

FAST One-Click Checkout
Reduce checkout friction with FAST’s one-click checkout. Let shoppers buy directly from the product page or cart page so they can quickly complete their purchase without a lengthy checkout process. Sign up through Duck Soup E-Commerce and get free integration of FAST on your website.

Sales & Marketing Tools

Searchanise
Improve your website’s search functionality so shoppers can find and buy products faster! With a quick and easy installation that works with all Stencil themes, Searchanise is one of the best ways to improve your conversion rate and sales.

Magic Zoom Plus
Upgrade your product page images with customizable zoom functionality, lightboxes and layouts.

Sezzle
By letting shoppers pay in four easy payments with 0% interest, Sezzle increases average order size and conversion – all with no risk to the merchant. Get a discounted rate of 5.5% + 30 cents per transaction plus a 30-day introductory trial at 2.9% + 30 cents when you use my exclusive code DUCKSOUP during sign up!

SnapWidget.com
Add a customizable Instagram feed to your website. Increase your online following, grow your brand and generate future sales by integrating a social feed on your homepage.

Justuno
Add a popup to your website to get new email subscribers and decrease abandoned carts. Grow you customer base and increase sales.

POWR
Get a full suite of website tools like galleries, custom contact forms, countdown timers, popups and more, all for one low monthly price.

Google Webmaster Tools
Submit your website directly to Google and track the results of your SEO efforts over time.

Mailchimp
Get started with email marketing with this easy-to-use platform, free for up to 2000 subscribers.

ShareaSale.com
Grow your sales and exposure with a pay-for-performance affiliate program. ShareASale is the most affordable affiliate network for small businesses.

Shipping & Customer Service Tools

Olark
Offer live chat on your website to provide quick customer service when your shoppers have questions. Or let customers email their question when you’re not online. Olark makes it easy to customize your chat box at an affordable price.

Shipstation
Quickly batch print shipping labels for all major carriers and save money on postage. Shipstation offers customizable shipping options, return labels and a full integration with BigCommerce with automated syncing of tracking numbers.

Route
Offer your customers affordable package protection and an enhanced order tracking experience to create more memorable shopping experiences.