Category: Bigcommerce

Future Gazing with BigCommerce’s Robyn Potter

Future Gazing BigCommerce

As the primary point of contact between Frooition and our partners at BigCommerce, we consider Robyn Potter, an essential team member. She’s the first person we go to discuss strategy, integrations and, as we so often do at Frooition, the challenges of fitting a square peg into a round hole in terms of complex and bespoke eCommerce builds. It’s, therefore, fitting that Potter was the first person we spoke with for the first in a series of interviews looking to the future of eCommerce in 2022. The future of eCommerce “We’ve had an incredible couple of years in eCommerce,” says Potter. “The pandemic has seen traditional bricks and mortar businesses quickly transition to online selling out of sheer necessity, and… Read more »

Join Frooition and BigCommerce in Manchester on November 18, 2021

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Frooition and BigCommerce will be exhibiting and speaking at The Great British Expo’s North West Expo event at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on November 18, 2021. The Frooition team will be joined on their event stand by representatives from BigCommerce and are looking forward to meeting retailers and other business owners to discuss their eCommerce challenges and optimisation strategies. Frooition’s head of marketing, John W. Hayes, will open the event at 10.30 am when he will share insight into optimising and growing your business on eBay and Amazon before launching your own eCommerce store on the BigCommerce platform. Speaking about the event, Hayes said: “It’s exciting to be getting out in the real world again and talking with online… Read more »

Growing Your Business on eBay and Amazon Before Going BIG

Grow Your Business on BigCommerce

Starting a business on eBay or Amazon can be a straightforward process. You have stock, you list it, you sell it, and then it’s just a question of rinse and repeat. However, growing your business on eBay or Amazon is a much more complicated affair. As your business grows, you may experience growing pains. With increased warehouse space, additional staff picking and packing and managing your customer services and support, and ever-larger quantities of stock on order and in transit, those margins that once looked manageable when you were small suddenly start looking wafer-thin. Business growing pains It’s inevitable, as your turnover increases, so do your costs. Unfortunately, as a result of this rather inconvenient equation, there are a lot… Read more »

From the High Street to the West Country — A Retail Entrepreneur’s Journey with BigCommerce and Frooition

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After a long career in retail management and eCommerce, working with major brands, including HMV and Clarks, Dave Elston decided it was time to invest his knowledge and experience into something he could call his own. So, in 2020, he started on a new journey which saw the launch of Elston & Son, a family-run business selling artisan food and drink supplied by local producers in the West Country. We sat down with Dave to discuss the challenges of launching an online food and beverage business. He also shared his experience about how the skills he developed in the corporate world benefited him as an entrepreneur in the SME arena. Finally, he told us why he partnered with BigCommerce and… Read more »

How DirectPlants More than Doubled their eBay Sales

Direct Plants are a celebrated, eBay award winning, seller. They have built a hugely successful eBay business over the last 15 years. They reached the pinnacle of what is possible on eBay, the team turned their focus to e-commerce… Their legacy website, running on an old self-hosted platform did not perform anywhere near as well as other channels. For many years the team just accepted this as the limits of what their products could achieve on a website. In 2019 DirectPlants started a conversation with Frooition, who recommended they take a free BigCommerce Trial. After initially being wowed by the functionality on offer they needed help migrating their data and products. Frooition stepped in to help and helped them migrate to a brand… Read more »

Get online in 24 hours – 3 months free BigCommerce + full setup

UK businesses are struggling to cope with the massive onslaught of changes brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. At these times business cannot afford to not be online. We’ve had cases of customers seeing up to 70% uplift in online sales since the outbreak effected the UK. We’ve partnered with BigCommerce, RoyalMail and Paypal to create a fantastic opportunity to rapidly get offline businesses online in just 24 hours. We take care of the setup, RoyalMail shipping integration, PayPal integration, limited branding and guide you with support for just £200+VAT. For up to date information check out the offer on: BigCommerce.com 

What alternatives are there to FBA? [Fulfilment by Amazon] – Huboo

If you’re in e-commerce and you sell on Amazon, you’ve probably used FBA (Fulfilment by Amazon)…. But, let’s face it, you’ve probably also found yourself frustrated by FBA and have looked for alternatives, perhaps to no avail. Well, there is now an answer and we’re called Huboo – a new fulfilment service for e-commerce. We’ll admit, we may be just a little bit biased here at Huboo HQ, but we think our service comes with an enormous amount of benefits which make us a more than viable alternative to FBA. But because we’re such big fans of transparency, this will be a whistle stop tour of FBA vs. Huboo, so you can make your mind up yourself as to what… Read more »

Marketing A BigCommerce Store in 2019 – 5 Most Effective Techniques

marketing for BigCommerce Stores

Marketing a BigCommerce store, it’s always important to keep consistent branding. From your products to your customer service responses. Branding goes far beyond adding your logo to everything. But when marketing a BigCommerce store, it’s easy to get lost in the numbers and forget the importance of making a good first impression. The most important part of your customers’ experience is the first impression, followed by your effort to continue that experience through the course of their buying journey. We are going to go through some marketing trends that are making a real impact in e-commerce. You can test these trends out for yourself – no extra spending needed!   Focus on the new generation   Generation Z were born between… Read more »

Positioning Your Store In A Crowded Market

crowded market

With more and more brands and retailers selling online, customers are spoilt for choice. If you want them to choose to buy from you, it’s essential to distinguish your business from the competition. Positioning a business in its own unique space can be achieved using a combination of two approaches. A business can differentiate based on: Products they offer The audience they target Overheads of traditional retail would make operating in a small niche unprofitable. However, in the digital era, it’s entirely possible to work with clients around the globe. There are enough customers for even the smallest niche sellers to build a thriving business. It’s just a case of attracting them. Building a brand   A brand is more… Read more »

Frooition Launch New Minimal Theme For BigCommerce

BigCommerce theme

Of all the ways to make a living online, starting an e-commerce business is the simplest.  Moreover, there’s long term growth potential for brands that present themselves well and capture customer interest. Anything that can be sold, sells online. 67% of millennials and 56% of Gen X now prefer shopping online and e-commerce sales are predicted to hit $4.5 trillion by 2021. Running your own online business you can take control of your working schedule and achieve financial independence. But, getting started isn’t always easy. You may not have any idea what to sell, lack experience, or simply be too scared of failure to take your first step. Starting a business requires guts. It also requires investment. Both time and money. And… Read more »