11 Best Bigcommerce Apps for Growing Your New eCommerce Store
Bigcommerce is a really good platform for small and medium-size business. It offers many useful features out of the shelf that you can easily start selling products online. But there is no reason to settle for Bigcommerce default settings and features when you are planning to take your online shop to a new height. So my article is all about the best apps to have on your Bigcommerce Store, whether you’ve just launched your store or you want to grow an existing Bigcommerce store, these apps should be part of your online business journey.
I have cherry-picked and review the best apps that worth checking out- and yes, I’ve tried and tested most of these tools. So let’s get started with the list. 🙂
1) InstockNotify and InStockAlerts
Ok, so you have a store containing thousands of products and you are getting good sales, but it may be quite possible that you are losing many customers when some of your products are out of stock. But you can really save the sale, by installing one of these tried-and-tested apps- InstockNoity and InstockAlerts.
These two nifty apps add a subscribe form to every out-of-stock product in your store on the product page and enable your customers to register an email address for an email alert about when out of stock products are available again in your store.
2) Wiser (Formerly Known as Wise Pricer)
If you are an online retailer promoting products from third-party brands and vendors, then this tool will help you ace out your competitors on products prices. This pricing intelligence tool track, compare and analyze eCommerce retailers and then it helps you set optimal pricing for all your products. This is a really useful tool if you are competing against other online retailers who are selling same brands and products.
3) Hublogix and Spark Shipping
If you’re an online retailer involved in drop shipping and you’ve thousands of products to sell, then managing inventories and orders through Bigcommerce will become a cumbersome task.
I’ve worked with two Bigcommerce websites where we have over 20000 products in each store, so we’ve to look for effective ways to sync inventories, manage order and shipping notifications between our store and vendors. We found Hublogix and Spark Shipping so handy, so useful across the team that I heartily recommend these tools help in drop shipping automation for eCommerce Businesses.
One of the most frequently asked questions I get from clients is how to list and promote on a marketplace like Amazon, eBay, and Esty. I simply suggest them this powerful multichannel marketing solution, popularly known as SellBrite.
SellBrite is a multichannel listing app for Bigcommerce which enables you to list and sell your Bigcommerce products on eBay, Amazon, Shopify, Etsy and other channels at an affordable price. *Note- Sellbrite currently supports only US sales channels.
We know that Bigcommerce also offers a mobile template feature out of the box which is when enabled, will display a mobile-optimized design to all your customers using smartphone or tablets to access your website. But if you want to offer a feature-rich and engaging app to your customers, then Apptive Bigcommerce App will definitely worth your investment.
I really like the idea of having native Android and iPhone apps for an eCommerce store because apps provide us the ability to send push notification deals and messages to customer’s phones thereby helping in spreading brand awareness and customer retention.
JustUNO provides a set of tools for creating effective pop-up promotions that drive email signups, sales, increase social following and reduce cart abandonment. There is a free basic plan help you in marketing and brand awareness. Just give it a try!
The name SUB UNO sounds similar to JustUNO, but it’s a completely different service. SubUNO is a fraud prevention platform for your Bigcommerce store and it helps you flag, hold, or cancel fraudulent orders prior to fulfillment. I’ve used it for Bigcommerce projects, and it’s really effective at reducing fraud and preventing chargebacks.
SearchSpring is known as service which provides advanced site search, category navigation, and visual merchandising solutions. Search Spring has this “Visual Merchandising” feature that helps in improving sales by letting you decide which products you want to display in your catalog on a category page; just imagine how this feature helps you boost sale when you showcase high converting products first on a category page.
On another note, the default Bigcommerce filters are not really efficient in filtering products and we have a limited set of functionality and choices for our filters and site navigation. If your store has thousands of products and you want to enable your customer to filter products in a better way, then give a try to SearchSpring.
8) Chat Apps
Live chat software solutions such as ZopIM and Olark, have the ability to provide the convenient answers that customers want there provide highest satisfaction level to customers. Just give a try to one of these Chat apps, and in a matter of days, you will start getting useful queries that will help you understand and troubleshoot customer problems, and also help you gain some useful insights which eventually optimize your online business.
Yotpo offers the best add-on tools for Bigcommerce to increase reviews on products and websites. Let me explain what it actually does. The Yopto system replaces your Bigcommerce review system with your reviews hosted and powered by Yotpo. And it also offers dashboard with some really awesome features which help you in generating reviews, ratings, questions & answers on products.
If you are getting sales but not getting reviews from your customers, just give this tool a try. I sure, you will start seeing reviews within few days. Yotpo really works!
A phone is a device which people carry with them almost throughout the day. It has been believed that SMS services will help you deliver exceptional experiences that keep customers coming back to your website.
If you want to take your store to next level, then you should also step into SMS marketing channel. But you might be thinking, how? Try SMS Bump, which is an SMS marketing service that you must have in your arsenal of marketing tools. SMSBUMP easily integrates with your Bigcommerce store and then it helps you send transactional messages, store messages, and marketing messages to a customer registered mobile number.
10) Loyalty Program
You can also integrate a loyalty program in your Bigcommerce store. A loyalty program simply helps you rewarding your customers today and they will return in the future. You can reward points customers for different actions on your website, such as purchases, social follows, referrals, birthdays, and account registrations.
S Loyality, Antavo, Loyalis and Sweet Tooth are well-known services for setting up a points-based customer loyalty program Bigcommerce store.
11) Online Survey Services
Survey and feedback tools can be really helpful as these tools collect fresh insights from your most important resource – your customers. You can use Survey Monkey or Webengage on your Bigcommerce store, these tools enable you to publish online surveys in minutes, and view results graphically and in real time.
So this was my collection of the best Bigcommerce Apps for online stores. I hope it helps. You can comment below if you have any query or suggestions.
Thanks for reading!