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. [alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]Get them for your ecommerce store here: Sale Discount Badges[/alert] 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 […]
The year 2016 marked 7 years since we as a company were born and here at Flair we felt it was time for us to get ‘a new look’ and update our brand. So we got to work and took on the challenge to put some ‘Flair’ back into the company. What Is A Brand And Why Is It Important? The word ‘brand’ is used in business all the time and yet there are many people that are still unaware of the importance of having a brand. For some it is the core of the business that can play a huge part in its overall success. With markets growing all the time, people begin to look more to brands to help them confidently choose the best solution between competitors. You only have to look at the likes of Apple and Starbucks who are well established brands and the impact they have on […]
We’re very excited to announce that we’re now a Premium Partner in Bigcommerce’s Partner Program. Being a Premium Partner means we’re trusted experts at building sites on the Bigcommerce platform. We’ve worked with them for a while now and they know the quality of our work and our dedication to great customer service. The new program will give us even more opportunities to showcase our clients’ sites across the Bigcommerce network. Speaking of which, here are just a few of our most recent Bigcommerce sites: www.vallebona.co.uk – We worked closely with Wimbledon based gourmet food importer, Vallebona, to further improve their website, with a focus on stunning images and ease of navigation. www.thecakestore.co.uk – One of Londons most famous cake makers, suppliers of Harrod’s and featured on Channel 4 program “Heston’s Feasts”. www.funkyhoney.co.uk – Founded by Kim & Rob, Funky Honey sells cute, funky hand […]
Mercante is our 4th responsive theme for BigCommerce, it is now available within the control panel theme store. Mercante is a responsive theme aimed at wine merchants and producers and suppliers of fine food and drink, as it concentrates purely on showing products off, without heavy text around the images. Product details appear once a visitor hovers over an image. Clean, uniform product photography shot on white backgrounds will naturally increase the sales potential of this theme. The product pages have also been set up with product imagery in mind, using two thirds of the page for displaying product photos. In addition, to help with conversion rates, we have included our AJAX Minicart module with this theme. To purchase the theme, head over to the Design section in your BigCommerce control panel and click the Themes tab. See what the theme looks like at our demo site.
Our third responsive theme for BigCommerce, Cloud Store, is now available within the control panel theme store. Cloud Store is a contemporary design aimed at the tech, IT and gadget markets, with a focus on great visuals. The product pages have also been set up with product imagery in mind, using two thirds of the page for displaying product photos. In addition, to help with conversion rates, we have included our AJAX Minicart module with this theme. To purchase the theme, head over to the Design section in your BigCommerce control panel and click the Themes tab. See what this theme looks like at our demo site.
Today’s quick lesson is based on a question I was asked in a recent comment – how do we add a summary of the customers order on the order confirmation page? As things stand, the confirmation page in BigCommerce simply displays a thank you message and if you have set up a “pay later” option, details on how to complete the order, plus some links to new/popular products. So how to add the order confirmation details?
The other day I used a new site to buy a toner cartridge for a laser printer. I’d never bought from this company before but I was impressed with their site and offers and thought I would give them a go. When I finished the order and reached the confirmation page, for the first time on any store I noticed something really effective. Below the “thank you” blurb and order confirmation number, they presented an eye-catching panel with a Facebook Like Box, Twitter Follow Button and newsletter signup form. I guess I have seen this many times in recent years, but I can honestly say this is the first time I noticed it. And I have to say, it’s a most excellent idea. It has become a case of plastering social proof over your site and hoping new visitors will click “like” or “follow”. Of course some FB/Twitter savvy users […]
[alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]This article has been updated with a simpler method, which you can read here. The method described in this post still works and may suit your requirements.[/alert] There’s a hot topic at the moment on the Official BigCommerce Forums regarding hidden categories. Originally you could hide a category from being visible in the menu, but still link to it; ideal for landing pages or email promotions. This feature later disappeared, and now hidden categories are treated as disabled. Using a bit of jQuery, we can replicate the old feature by hiding menu links matching or containing specific keywords.
The rarely used On Sale panel often goes unnoticed because it’s not called by the default.html template in BigCommerce. Here’s an overview of how to add it, and set up items so they appear in the panel.
One of the most common questions I see being asked is “how do I create my own homepage?”. The default homepage is great if you want to get straight into your products, but often you want to create a promotional area, or use the store as a secondary area of the site. So how do we go about it? It’s pretty straightforward and can be set up in just a few moments.