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Free Isn’t Always Better When it Comes to Product Data Feeds

BigCommerce recently introduced an app called Ads and Listings on Google that allows merchants to sync their store’s products to Google Merchant Center.  Once synched they can then be used for free listings on Google. Google’s free listings appear in the Shopping tab within Google’s search results.  This allows merchants with little to no budget […]

Surprising 2021 Cyber Week eCommerce Numbers

Congratulations!  You made it through Black Friday and Cyber Monday with hopefully record sales for your eCommerce store.  There’s no doubt that this holiday season had its share of challenges – from supply chain shortages to shipping carrier delays but hang in there. On the supply chain side, if your holiday sales numbers seemed a […]

Register Now for the BigCommerce December 2021 Town Hall

It’s time to register for the next BigCommerce Town Hall scheduled for Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 4 pm ET. These monthly virtual get-togethers give merchants, developers, and partners the opportunity to learn about the latest platform updates, a sneak peek at what’s coming, and a live question and answer session with senior leadership. In […]

Magic Sorter Feature Update – December 2021

Magic Sorter has recently been updated in order to accommodate a change with the BigCommerce Sort API which powers our app.  This update specifically corrects behavior on items if you use “Sort Order” to determine their placement on a category page: The BigCommerce Sort API has been updated so that when a category page is sorted […]

Should You Choose a Pre-Designed Theme or Custom Design for BigCommerce

If you’re an eCommerce merchant looking to move your online store to BigCommerce, you may be wondering if you should choose a pre-designed theme or go for a fully customized site built from the ground up. The BigCommerce Theme Marketplace is chock full of themes – both free and premium – that are available from […]

Important 2021 Holiday Dates for eCommerce Store Owners

It’s hard to believe that 2021 is almost over! It’s even harder to believe that the holiday season is right around the corner.  With that said, now is the time to get all your last-minute holiday to-do’s buttoned up before the orders start rolling in. By now, you should have your 2021 marketing calendar finalized […]

Yahoo! to Shut Down Commerce Central (Lexity) on November 11, 2021

It’s time to say goodbye to Yahoo! Commerce Central, formerly known as Lexity.  Yahoo! has announced the service will officially be shut down on November 11, 2021.  Commerce Central is home to apps that merchants can use for things such as email marketing, analytics, promotions, and more. The announcement was made on October 25, 2021, […]

Search Magic Update – October 7, 2021

Our app development team has been busy with some great updates to our flagship product, Search Magic!  Available for BigCommerce, Shopify, and Yahoo! Store, Search Magic is an advanced search app that replaces the standard platform search and includes features designed to turn searches into sales. Here’s what’s new: Part Finder Add-On In case you […]

TikTok for Business Now Integrated into BigCommerce

If you’re a BigCommerce merchant and are looking to expand your advertising reach and get your message in front of more than 600 million monthly users worldwide, we’ve got some exciting news for you! BigCommerce has partnered with TikTok, the most downloaded app in 2020, to offer merchants their business-focused platform, “TikTok for Business” to […]

US Postal Service Seasonal Rates Now in Effect

If you ship packages via the US Postal Service, take note – new seasonal rates are in effect October 3 – December 26, 2021 for postage purchased online. The rate increase affects prices on commercial and retail domestic competitive parcels – Priority Mail Express (PME), Priority Mail (PM), First-Class Package Service (FCPS), Parcel Select, USPS […]