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10 BigCommerce Tips

Top 10 BigCommerce Tips Everyone Should Know

BigCommerce is a very popular platform for creating online stores. That is something that I am sure all the readers of this blog are well aware of. However, what you all may not be aware of are some killer hacks that you can use in BigCommerce that can make your life easier and increase the functionality of your e-commerce website.

Without further wait, let us jump right into our top 10 BigCommerce tips –

Tip 1. Displaying the “SOLD OUT” message

If you are out of stock for a particular product and want to display a “sold out” message, here is what to do. Simply go to Settings > Store Settings > Display and check ‘Show Inventory Levels’. Once the inventory of that particular product goes down to zero, it will display – ‘Current Stock: Sold Out’ on that product page.

Tip 2. Displaying the same logo on top of each page

This is a rather simple instruction to both impart and follow. If you want the same logo to be displayed on top of each page, you should select Design > Logo and upload your image. That is all.

Tip 3. Enabling purchase option without an account

If you want the visitors to your BigCommerce store to be able to make purchases even when they do not have an account created, this is how you can do it. Simply go to Settings > Checkout Settings and ensure ‘Yes, enable guest checkout’ is checked.

Tip 4. Hiding products from being displayed in your store

If you are out of inventory, you may want to temporarily hide products from your website’s visitors. Doing this is easy and here is how you do it –  Go to Products > View Products, select the product, click ‘Edit’, and on the ‘Details’ tab make sure that ‘This product cannot be purchased in my online store’ is selected.

Tip 5. Adding the free shipping option to products

Want to give your customers free shipping? That’s great. Here is how you go about doing it – go to Edit a Product > Details and check ‘Yes, this product has free shipping’.

Tip 6. Changing default product image size

When a customer clicks your product image, you can set the default image size when the product image opens up. If you want to change the default image size by going to > Settings > Store Settings > Images.

Tip 7. Adding new web pages

New pages to you BigCommerce site can be added in this manner. Go to Website Content > Create a Web Page. If you want the new page to be displayed in the store’s menu, just select –‘Yes, show this web page in the navigation menu’.

Tip 8. Know about all panels

If you want to know about all the panels of your site, then follow these steps – Go to Design > Template Files. If you see an orange arrow that means it has been edited by you. If you see a white arrow that means it has not been edited. A green arrow means that it has been recently created.

Tip 9. Removing panels

Removing panels from a page is not a difficult task. It can be done very quickly. There are majorly two ways that you can do it. The first is – Go to Design > Design Mode and clicking ‘Open My Store in Design Mode’. Right click on the panel you want to remove and select ‘Remove Panel’ from the popup menu. The second way is to directly edit the File in the HTML editor and uploading it to you sit using File Transfer Protocol.

Tip 10. Changing the footer of your email

By default, your emails will have an appealing footer that has a default message like “powered by BigCommerce”.  You can do by going to Design > Emails. Click ‘Snippets’. Then edit the file called EmailFooter.html.

By following these above tips, you can customize your BigCommerce site and improve its functionality according to your needs. If you need BigCommerce web design services by a team of professional BigCommerce web developers, contact Clap Creative today.

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