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 […]
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 […]
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.
We’re currently waiting for access to the language.ini file and proper multi language support from BC. In the mean time we have to rely on 1) editing what labels we can through design mode, 2) deleting %%LNG.%% variables and replacing them with our own text or 3) using crude smart little hacks using jQuery. So for this 5 minute masterclass, I’m going to show you how to change a status message in the cart page with jQuery.
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.