Tag: bigcommerce

BigCommerce Expands Cryptocurrency Payment Ecosystem in Partnership with BitPay and CoinPayments

BigCommerce has announced strategic partnerships with BitPay and CoinPayments, delivering cryptocurrency payment solutions to the eCommerce platform’s merchants. By expanding its cryptocurrency ecosystem, BigCommerce hopes to open up opportunities for its merchants to offer new payment options, broaden their market share, and accelerate international growth. Why should you consider accepting cryptocurrency payments? By partnering with two leading players in the cryptocurrency payment sector,  BigCommerce allows merchants  to choose which cryptocurrency payment solution will work best for their business. Both solutions offer single-click integration, allowing retailers to quickly and easily start accepting cryptocurrency payments. Highlighting the value of being able to accept cryptocurrency payments, Marc Ostryniec, chief sales officer at BigCommerce, said: “Expanding our crypto ecosystem to include trusted best-of-breed partners is just… Read more »

Christmas 2022: Why It’s Never Too Early To Think About The Holidays

We might be in the midst of another extreme heatwave this summer, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about Christmas. If the dog days of summer mean anything to online retailers, this time of year should be about getting ready for the peak Q4 Holiday sales season. Getting ready for peak means having all of your marketing strategies lined up and ready to go. For the typical online marketplace seller, this might mean ensuring your listings are fully optimised in terms of eBay listing best practices. For more sophisticated multi-channel online retail businesses, a priority could be ensuring their MarTech stack is fully aligned to manage the opportunity in the most efficient manner possible. Learn More:… Read more »

Save up to 50% on BigCommerce Subscription Fees with Help to Grow: Digital

Help to Grow: Digital is a UK government-backed scheme that helps eligible small businesses fund the purchase of new software. As part of the initiative, the scheme is able to offer a discount of up to 50% or £5,000 (excluding VAT) towards the cost of buying approved software, including the BigCommerce eCommerce platform. The scheme is available across BigCommerce’s Standard, Plus, and Pro packages and covers 12 months of operation. Is Your Online Retail Business Eligible? To be eligible for the discount on BigCommerce and other approved software, businesses must meet all the following criteria: UK Registered Business: Your business must be registered in the UK at Companies House or be a registered society listed on the Financial Conduct Authority’s… Read more »

BigCommerce Announces Make It Big Conference 2022

BigCommerce has announced that registration is now open for its Make It Big Conference 2022 online event. The two-day event, now in its 5th year, will be streamed online on September 13-14. The conference promises to deliver cutting-edge insight that will shape the future of eCommerce. Attendees are invited to explore the latest retail trends through a series of fireside chats, live podcasts, and Q&A sessions. Registration is free, and the event will also be available on-demand to view later for anyone who cannot make the live sessions. Featured Session Topics Over the two days, featured session topics will include panels, workshops, and interviews about: Cryptocurrency NFTs Web3 Metaverse Omnichannel Headless commerce B2B Reaching Gen Z Guest Speakers The conference… Read more »

The Frooition Podcast: Episode 1 – Scaling Your eBay and Amazon Business

Frooition is delighted to announce the inaugural episode of The Frooition Podcast is now available for streaming. In this first episode, we speak with Dave Furness, founder of the eCommerce news site eSeller365, about the challenges small business owners face when scaling their businesses on eBay and Amazon and the opportunities available to them via hosted eCommerce platforms like BigCommerce and Shopify. Where can you stream The Frooition Podcast? The Frooition Podcast is available on the following streaming platforms: Podbean Amazon Music Spotify (coming soon) Apple Podcasts (coming soon) Google Podcasts (coming soon) TuneIn + Alexa (coming soon)

179 Billion Reasons to Build a Mobile Responsive BigCommerce Store

If you are looking for a good reason to update or build a new BigCommerce store with the latest mobile responsive functionality, I can give you 179 billion great reasons. A recent report stated that adults in the UK spent a staggering £179bn on eCommerce sales using mobile devices last year. In what will be seen as another significant blow to brick-and-mortar retail, much of this spending occurred when consumers were out shopping. As a result, mobile now accounts for more than 50% of all eCommerce sales. What are people buying on their smartphones? Every product category is enjoying growth in mobile eCommerce. Fashion is seeing huge gains with £30bn spent on new threads. Health and beauty is also seeing… Read more »

BigCommerce: Listing Product Variants on Google Shopping

Google Shopping (previously known as Google Product Search, Google Products, and Froogle) offers online retailers a compelling opportunity to position their products on the most valuable piece of eCommerce real estate. However, submitting an accurate product feed can be problematic for retailers on the BigCommerce platform selling products with multiple variants (different sizes, colours, specifications, etc.) with different stock levels. Out of the box, the Google Shopping feed will only see the parent product and potentially disapprove the variant SKUs due to not being able to identify inventory levels across the various variants. Previously, BigCommerce retailers have had two options to overcome this hurdle. They could either create separate product pages for each variant (a clunky workaround at best) or… Read more »

The Highway to Automotive eCommerce Success

The way people buy cars and automotive spares and accessories is changing, with online retailers and marketplaces taking an ever-increasingly large market share. Of course, the driving public was already moving towards this online model, but automotive sales saw incredible acceleration during the pandemic like so many other verticals. A recent report published by Frooition’s eCommerce partners, BigCommerce, suggested that prior to the lock-down in 2020, upwards of 32% of car buyers in the US were open to buying a car online. In 2021 that figure had grown to a staggering 61%. While there will be some adjustment to those figures as the world emerges from the pandemic, the genie isn’t about to climb back into the bottle. Online automotive… Read more »

An inconvenient truth for eBay and Amazon sellers

Your business is fraught with risk when you rely 100% on online marketplace sales. Just because you are busy with marketplace sales doesn’t mean that your business is in good shape. In many ways, those eBay and Amazon sales are like a diet rich in sugar. They will give you a short-term energy boost but, in the long run, will potentially leave you feeling empty and prone to a crash. eBay and Amazon Suspension Consider what would happen if a marketplace you were selling on suddenly became unavailable to your business. This isn’t some distant threat. We regularly receive emails from retailers desperate to re-instate their eBay or Amazon account after being temporarily or even permanently being suspended from selling.… Read more »

Custom eCommerce Design and Functionality for BigCommerce Stores

The eCommerce team at Frooition pride themselves on being able to fit a square peg into a round hole when it comes to BigCommerce design projects. That’s why so many clients with custom build requests find themselves calling on the Frooition team after less capable agencies let them down. While every online retailer comes to Frooition with a “unique” problem, in reality, there is very little that our in-house team of developers and designers haven’t seen before. And when something a little out of the ordinary does come in, our creative and technical skills can usually find a solution. In this respect, we like to think of our design and build process as entrepreneurial. Essentially, we invest time, effort, and… Read more »