The Best Apps for BigCommerce
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.
Essential E-Commerce Tools
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.
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.
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.
Sales & Marketing Tools
Make beautiful banners for your carousel, marketing emails and more. Canva has all the tools you need plus tons of stock photos and graphics to make banner creation a snap!
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.
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!
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.
Add a popup to your website to get new email subscribers and decrease abandoned carts. Grow you customer base and increase sales.
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.
Get started with email marketing with this easy-to-use platform, free for up to 2000 subscribers.
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 Apps
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.
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.
Offer your customers affordable package protection and an enhanced order tracking experience to create more memorable shopping experiences.
Books by Duck Soup E-Commerce
Over the years, I’ve penned several books about e-commerce and using the BigCommerce platform. Available in ebook format for Kindle or in paperback, these books are ideal for those new to BigCommerce or online selling in general.