BigCommerce July 2017 Town Hall Recap

BigCommerce Town Hall Recap: July 2017

The BigCommerce Theme Marketplace has been updated with lots of new themes including popular arrivals: Bazaar, Diamond, and Queen.

BigCommerce is still looking for additional high quality and engaging themes, email themestore@bigcommerce.com with your theme proposal.

You can now add pop ups to stencil themes with Pixelpop. These can be used to:

  • Grow your mailing list
  • Promote featured products
  • Display special offers like free shipping
    These pop ups can be delayed or scheduled and can be customized with CSS.

 

Product Updates

Optimized one-page checkout
– Offers the ability to add custom fields. This will be available early August.
– Phone number can now be made an optional field in checkout.
– The new one-page layout can be rendered in 12 different languages.
– For merchants that have opted in to the AB testing of the one-page checkout- 100% of customers will now be routed through one-page as the AB testing phase has ended

New Amazon Categories
1. Patio, Lawn & Garden
2. Sports & Outdoors (in beta)

Stencil CLI
– To update a theme you no longer have to leave CLI and log into the control panel

 

Consumer Financing Payment Options:

  • Extend financing to customers
  • Increase AOV
  • Attract new customers
  • No risk. Merchant is paid upfront.
  • Available exclusively in new one-page checkout.

 

App Store Updates:

  • Improved app store search: typos, synonyms, etc.
  • Enhanced category structure

 

Cornerstone version 1.9 was rolled out on July 20th.

 

Interested in learning more about working with EYStudios and BigCommerce? Call us at 888-429-4803 or email us at BigCommerce@eystudios.com and we’ll connect with you ASAP.