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.