BigCommerce Enhancements

How to set up a countdown notification strip in BigCommerce

During the holiday season, it’s important to let your customers know key information, like when you’re sending out last shipments and when you’re shut. This reduces frustrations from customers not receiving their orders in time, and builds trust in your brand as you continue to provide open communication to your visitors. In this article we will show you how to set up a persistent, visible notification strip at the top of your store header, with a countdown timer on any BigCommerce Blueprint based theme. The first thing you need to know is that this will involve some coding in your theme files. You’ll need a basic understanding of how HTML and CSS works. If you’re not confident in editing code, we can help you. Check out our installed header strip and cutoff countdown addons. You’ll save £50 if you purchase both (the discount is applied automatically when you add both products […]

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Price Discount Badges highlight sale items

You’re running a great sale, you’ve worked out the pricing carefully, how can you make the most of it?  How do visitors know which products are reduced, and which have the best discounts? Eye-catching Price Discount Badges displayed next to products throughout your store draw attention to items on sale. Once installed, the badge only appears on products with a Retail Price and Sale Price.  It shows either the percentage discount you’re offering, or the value of the discount in your currency. Using the Add-on In BigCommerce, enter a Retail Price and Sale Price, then the module calculates the difference between them and displays it in the badge. Ecommerce Add-ons This is one of our add-ons for BigCommerce, Shopify and Lightspeed eCom that enhance the user experience and engage visitors. If you want to improve your store, but you’re not sure how, call us to find out.

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The Black Friday Phenomenon

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November). This year it falls on 25th November 2016. “Black Friday” as a shopping term is a fairly new concept in the UK, only really starting to be generally adopted in the last 3 years or so. In the USA the term goes back to 1961, but it’s in the 21st century and particularly in the last 10 years that it has been one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and along with “Cyber Monday” and “Cyber Week” is a time period when retailers particularly can expect to be really busy as these stats show: In the USA in 2015: An estimated $905 million in purchases were made via mobile devices on Black Friday. About 75% of mobile purchases were made on iOS using iPhones and iPads. In the UK in 2015: Black […]

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A complete list of Bigcommerce Features

Read – or at least skim 😉 – through the features below.  If you’re convinced, or at least would like to see it for yourself, sign up for a free 15 day trial now: www.flairconsultancy.com/free-15-day-trial/ Store Design Theme Store with free and premium design templates Easily customize your website with Style Editor Responsive design themes Multi-level category flyout menus Integrate your existing design HTML and CSS editable in browser HTML and CSS editable via WebDAV Static website text editable using your mouse Email templates editable from control panel Works in all popular web browsers Web-based control panel Template comparison (diff) tool Homepage carousel builder to easily highlight products and promotions Standard or theme-specific social media icons Help & Support Support professionals available 24/7 via phone, live chat and email Support on Twitter and Facebook during normal business hours 500+ support articles and step-by-step video tutorials in our in-depth Knowledgebase A […]

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Swap the Including & Excluding Tax Prices on a Bigcommerce Product Page

One of our clients has always displayed their prices excluding VAT because most of their business is done B2B (Business to Business). Google Shopping’s policy regarding VAT in feeds is now: The prices of the items submitted in the data feed must be inclusive of any applicable taxes such as value-added tax … The prices submitted in the data feed must be shown on the landing page. So, our client asked us to enable display of the VAT inclusive price, and change the Price label we had modified to say “Price (ex VAT). When we changed this, inc VAT price became the most prominent (in red) and was displayed above the ex VAT price.  This is OK for B2C (Business to Consumer i.e. to private individuals) but could potentially put them at a disadvantage if at a quick glance their prices seemed 20% more expensive! So, we styled these prices […]

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Vallebona Website Redesigned for BigCommerce

Vallebona Sardinian Gourmet was founded a few miles west of Sardinia in 1890 by Agostino Vallebona, the great grandfather of the current owner Stefano Vallebona.  Agostino started dealing in fine Olive Oils, Wines and Cheeses. Vallebona have a passion to pass on to their customers the best quality and finest produce they can find. Their “mission” is to bring speciality Italian Gourmet into healthy modern British restaurant cuisine and home cooking, with unrivalled service and delivery.  Read more… Vallebona came to Flair to transfer their web design from the old eCommerce platform it was on to BigCommerce. Of course, they wanted to make the buying experience as easy as possible for their customers, but they also needed to showcase their delicious produce in the best way possible with a fresh modern design. During the transfer, while tweaking the design we also implemented some of our custom modules on the website: […]

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