Bigcommerce Website Designer
Matt Cotten is an expert Bigcommerce website designer. My focus is ecommerce website design in which I utilize Bigcommerce to create you an ecommerce website that is visually stunning, attracts visitors and is easy to use. I combine functionality with creative design and technical knowledge. I’m also an expert in search engine optimization and internet marketing. Let me put my expertise to work for you!
Matt Cotten & Associates has chosen Bigcommerce as the ecommerce platform for it’s clients. Bigcommerce combines powerful features and flexibility with excellent support to make it the leader in ecommerce.
What is Bigcommerce?
Bigcommerce is the leading e-commerce software platform for fast-growth businesses. It combines software, web hosting and support into a single monthly fee based on the number of products in your store. This model is called “software as a service” or “SAS” model. This streamlined approach provides maximum reliability with minimum upfront costs because there is no software licensing, upgrade fess or third-party web host.
In the past, ecommerce software was typically purchased from the software developer and then had to be manually installed on a third-party web hosting account. Any updates or upgrades to the software would also have to be purchased and installed. Support was made difficult because often the web host would not directly support the ecommerce software and the developer would not have direct access to your web server.
Bigcommerce has made ecommerce much easier by combining these services into a low monthly fee. There is no software to download and install and updates are provided seamlessly at no additional cost. This allows us as the Bigcommerce website designer to concentrate on your website design, minimizing technical issues and providing faster turnarounds. We are always available as your first point of contact but if you need additional support, you are free to contact the Bigcommerce support staff directly. Bigcommerce is one of the most popular and fastest growing ecommerce platforms with over 35,000 users and counting.
Manage and Promote Products – Serious Power and Flexibility
Easy Add and Edit Products
Import multiple products from a spreadsheet or use the Bigcommerce product editor to easily add products with formated descriptions, multiple pricing options and discounts, unlimited product images with auto resizing and additional product fields. Assign featured products to the homepage and organize by category so customers can easily find them.
Unlimited Product Options
Create as many options for your products as you like, such as size, color and shape, each with its own SKU, price, weight, image and stock level. You can even add configurable fields for customers to fill in, such adding a gift message.
Smart Product Rules
Want to give free shipping for orders over $200? Or adding $5 to the cost of larger t-shirts? Bigcommerce smart rules let you conditionally control pricing, weight and availability of products in your store.
User reviews build trust, and that trust increases conversion by more than 39%. Bigcommerce has product reviews built in, with no extra costs or add-ons required. We even automatically email buyers a few days after purchase to ask for a product review. So all you have to do is kick back and enjoy higher conversion and search rankings.
Related Products and Recommendations
Bigcommerce recommendation engine automatically suggests relevant products to a customer based on their shopping items, giving you extra sales with no extra work. Easily assign related products or have Bigcommerce automatically suggest relevant complementary products.
Customers can easily share your products on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social networks. They’ll look cool for sharing your snazzy merchandise, and you’ll get tons of free traffic to your site.
Order Management – Day-to-Day Tasks, Simplified
See which orders have shipped and which are pending, then process individually or in bulk, printing invoices and packing slips straight from your control panel. Easily add powerful features like dropshipping with apps such as Ordoro.
View your entire inventory with a glance, at both the product and product option levels. Set low stock levels, automatically disable purchasing when no stock is available and bulk update inventory levels.
Bigcommerce includes a flexible, automated returns system. Refund, replace, offer store credit, disable returns or use the permission-based user system to assign RMAs to your staff. You can even include return reasons and actions.
Sync with QuickBooks
Bigcommerce allows you to share your store’s data with all editions of Intuit QuickBooks using Webgility.
Google Analytics Integration
Integrate with Google Analytics for reports on number of visitors, sales, product performance and more.
Complete Content Management – Easy Web Page Editing
The Bigcommerce carousel builder lets you promote products on your homepage using large, stunning images. Upload photos, then customize the titles, descriptions and buttons. You can even select how fast the carousel rotates between images. It’s all point and click — no coding required.
Add and Edit Web Pages and News Items
Easily add and edit web page content using the simple web editor. Format text, add hyperlinks, images and video without any coding. Mini blog feature allows you to create news items that show recent posts on your website homepage.
Search Engine Optimization – Dominate Google with Built In SEO
Bigcommerce was designed with search engines in mind so it includes everything you need to rank highly in Google, Yahoo and Bing.
- Title and Header Tags
- Meta Descriptions and Keywords
- Custom Page URLs
- Image Alt Tags
- SEO Optimized Page Templates
- Search Engine Friendly Links
- 301 Redirects and URL Rewrites
- Automatically Generated Sitemap
- Decreased Page Load Times through CDN
Marketing – More Sales, Less Effort
Promotions & Coupons
Bigcommerce promotion tools help create urgency, increase awareness and drive purchases. From simple sales to dynamic pricing rules that offer discounts for certain order amounts or customers, Bigcommerce makes it all possible.
- Trackable coupon codes
- Time-limited promotional campaigns
- Gift certificates and wrapping
- Multi-tiered pricing with bulk discount rules
- Free or discounted shipping
- Customer groups with pricing rules
- Rule-based promotions like buy 2, get 1 free
- Put products on sale and display discount against RRP
- Minimum quantity purchasing
- Flexible catalog display (buy online, call for quote, catalog only)
Email Marketing Integration
Sync customers with your Mailchimp, Constant Contact or iContact email lists to put your email marketing on autopilot. Add a sign up form to the website with option to opt-in during checkout.
Sell on Facebook
Bigcommerce’s free application, SocialShop, lets you set up a fully functional Facebook shop. Your fans can easily browse, buy and share products, all without ever leaving Facebook.
Build your Following
Make it easy for your shoppers to keep up with you by displaying beautiful social media icons on every page for services like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest and more.
Product Comparison Sites
Bigcommerce’s built-in integration with Google Shopping and other shopping comparison search engines allow you easily list and update your products on these popular websites for increased traffic and sales.
- Google Shopping
Hosting & Security – Enterprise-level Hosting, Bank Vault Security
No Installation Required
You know how Facebook, Gmail and all your other favorite software just works? Bigcommerce does too and with automatic updates new features are added with no manual updates.
Built for Massive Traffic
Bigcommerce can handle huge, consistent traffic without breaking a sweat, so we have you covered no matter how big and successful your business becomes.
Bank Vault Security
Your website is hosted on lightning-fast SAS 70 Type II certified servers. The Bigcommerce data center employs hacker deterrent security provisioning, three redundant network architectures and hardware firewalls.
Level 1 PCI Compliance
All Bigcommerce stores are automatically PCI compliant, and our entire network is independently audited against stringent PCI security standards every three months. Bigcommerce is featured on both Visa and Mastercard’s lists of PCI-compliant providers.
99.99%+ Average Uptime
You can’t make money if your website is down. Bigcommerce’s average uptime is 99.994%, well above industry average. This ensures your website will be available when shoppers want to buy.
You don’t have to worry about losing your website’s important data, because we automatically back up everything multiple times a day, including orders, products, photos and customer records.
Content Delivery Network
The Bigcommerce CDN dramatically decreases page load times by distributing your website to servers all over the world. You will have happier customers, better search rankings and more sales no matter where your shoppers are.
Apps & Integrations – Add on Hundreds of Powerful Apps
Bigcommerce integrates with existing software and popular applications like Mailchimp, Contant Contact and Facebook. Sync orders with your accounting software as well as update inventory levels from your warehouse software.
For a complete list of apps, visit the Bigcommerce App Store.
Expert Support – 95% Average Customer Satisfaction
Matt Cotten & Associates is dedicated to your success and can serve as your first point of contact with support. However, you are also supported by Bigcommerce pros which are available by phone, live chat, Twitter and email. There are also 500+ support articles and video tutorials available to help you with common tasks using step-by-step instructions.
Bigcommerce Website Designer Services – Starts at $2500
Our Ecommerce Website Design Package includes:
- Website Concept Design
- Bigcommerce Template Design
- Homepage Layout Design
- Category & Product Page Design
- Search, Account & Checkout Setup
- Default Features Setup & Configuration
- Shipping & Tax Setup
- SSL Certificate & Payment Gateway Installation
- Google Analytics Installation
Inventory Setup is additional. Please contact us for pricing.
Redirecting old website links is also an additional service.
Typical project turnaround is 30-60 days.
Bigcommerce Pricing – Includes Shopping Cart & Hosting