Checkout.com Beta Opportunity Available for BigCommerce Merchants

eCommerce fraud is real and costs merchants dearly.   Every $1 of fraud cost U.S. retailers $3.36 in 2020 compared with $3.13 in 2019 according to Lexis Nexis.  Unfortunately, no business is immune to fraud but you can have tools in place to mitigate risk.

If your store is on the BigCommerce platform, a beta opportunity has opened up for merchants interested in decreasing fraudulent transactions, using Checkout.com.

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2021 Is the Year to Take Your Bricks-and-Mortar Business Online

2020 was a challenging year for many businesses – both bricks-and-mortar and online. Many plans were quickly upended due to COVID-19 and the restrictions put on our daily lives.

Those that relied heavily on in-store revenue scrambled to set up an online store, or tweak an existing one to meet the needs of their customers. As seasoned eCommerce pros know, neither is an easy task!

If we’ve learned anything from 2020, it’s that having an effective online store is crucial to any business’s success.

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Get to Know us Better!

2021 is here and all of us at Your Store Wizards are excited for what the new year has in store. COVID-19 had profound impacts on eCommerce – from millions of first-time online shoppers to a record breaking volume of orders – these trends have no signs of fading and will be the “new normal.”

While you begin to plan out what the new year will look like for your business, we want to take a moment to remind you that we’re here to help make 2021 the best year ever for your online store.

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Your New Year’s Resolution: Making Sure Your eCommerce Store is Ready for 2021

How happy are you with your eCommerce store?

It’s that time of the year when you need to ask yourself that question. If you think back to the early 2000s, online stores were given a redesign, on average, every 18 months. Mainly the reason for that was due to how quickly online shopping was growing and the technology behind it was improving just as rapidly.

Today, stores don’t need redesigns that often. Why? Design has become much simpler. Gone are the days of having a “flashy” site to get a user’s attention and drive sales. With mobile commerce leading the way, online stores need to be free from extra “weight” so they load quickly, operate flawlessly across phones, desktops and tablets, and provide an optimal user experience without all the clutter.

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Is Your eCommerce Store Running on Magento? 2021 is the Time to Move to BigCommerce!

If you’re running your online business on the Magento platform, we’ve got some important information to share with you which may or may not require you to take action.

Earlier this year, Magento notified store owners on the Magento 1 platform that support would end for that version of the eCommerce platform. Store owners were strongly encouraged to update their store to Magento 2, but migrating from Magento 1 was not a requirement.

As Adobe, parent of Magento, noted in this blog post, “If you have a store that continues to run on Magento 1 after June 30, 2020, please be aware that from that date forward you have increased responsibility for maintaining your site’s security and PCI DSS compliance.

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Search Magic Update: Support for Supplemental Product Files Now Available

The November 2020 Search Magic release contains a feature update that many store owners may find beneficial, especially now that the busiest shopping season of the year is upon us.

We realized that some stores sell items that have additional identifiers, information, or properties that are not able to be included in the boilerplate item setup page, but are important enough that they need to be searchable.

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BigCommerce Update Allows Merchants to Take Advantage of Even More 3rd Party Sales Channels

As we get ready for what is to be a record setting holiday shopping season for online merchants, store owners should be looking to take advantage of every sales channel to capture sales.

For BigCommerce store owners, an update was just pushed out that allows you to expand your product reach.  When you log into your store’s control panel and click on Channel Manager, you may notice things look a little different.

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Store Backups from Rewind – Protection from the Unexpected for BigCommerce and Shopify Stores

See if this scenario is familiar to you. You just spent some time working on your eCommerce store, everything looks great, seems to be working, and you’re ready to move on to something else. An hour later, the phone starts ringing, emails start coming in… customer’s can’t place an order.

Whoops!

You don’t know what you did, but you ended up breaking something.

For many, there’s only one or two options. Retrace your steps and try to find what you did and fix it, or jump on the phone with your developer and pay them to troubleshoot.

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Considering Switching eCommerce Platforms? Download our FREE Platform Migration Checklist

2021 is poised to be the year many online store owners take a serious look at changing platforms. Whether it’s due to feature limitations, lack of support, or feelings they have outgrown their current one, moving a store to a different platform is a decision that should not be taken lightly.

When considering a move, it’s important to take a look at your current store, take notes on what features you want to carry over, what ones you can live without, and come up with a “wish list” of what you expect your new store to look and function like.

Once you’ve done that, it’s time to take a look at the big players in the eCommerce platform space, and there’s really only two – Shopify and BigCommerce.

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Search Magic Now Available for BigCommerce, Shopify, and Yahoo! Store

As many of you know, our flagship app, Search Magic, has been the go-to advanced search product for scores of Yahoo! Stores for nearly a decade.  Built with features found in search apps that cost 25% or more per month, Search Magic not only adds benefits for shoppers but for businesses’ bottom lines.

Two years ago we embarked on a mission to make Search Magic available to merchants on additional platforms.  Earlier this year, we made it available to the nearly one-million Shopify merchants via the Shopify App Store.  Today, I’m pleased to announce that Search Magic is now available for stores powered by BigCommerce.

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