With the recent news that ecommerce platform provider Volusion filed for Chapter 11 after it was breached, and more than 239,000 credit card records absconded and subsequently sold on the dark web for more than $1.6 million, it leaves many to wonder if the estimated 180,000 businesses relying on the solution might feel they’re at a crossroad.
As you might be inclined to think given our name, a lot of groundbreaking stuff comes from behind the doors of the Brand Labs. OK, so it’s less a lab and more a space conducive to solving all things development and eCommerce, but we assure you it’s no less science-y!
Ever come across an old picture of yourself? What were you wearing? How about that hair? And your reaction? Exactly. We’ve all been there and we’ve all had the same reaction: Wow. I was awesome! (We’re actually laughing because we only wish that’s how it went. It usually ended with something like, “Please don’t post this anywhere”). Honestly, the analogy alone is enough to answer the question of why it’s important to evolve your brand...
One of the most frequently requested BigCommerce features we get as an agency is our unique “Box Builder” functionality. A custom add-on engineered by Brand Labs to unravel and make sense of customers’ complex product variants and business rules giving the ultimate in cart configurations.
“Bzzt. Bzzzt. BZZZT!” The alerts started coming in around 4 am last Tuesday, just after colleagues in Europe woke to see the early effects of Google’s announcement the afternoon before of a new core update that was to be amalgamated into some part (or parts) of Google’s organic algorithms. They require attention, especially when so many businesses are struggling to connect with customers.
Though it’s really first, we put it last, as we like to say, because when you unravel the UX, successful websites follow. But if each one is unique, tells its own story and a work of art connecting with the end user on a personalized level, just exactly where should you begin with an online store?
Like the discovery process in the legal world, discovery in the website world works in exactly the same way and seeks to avoid or eliminate one thing: surprises! The more information that can be “discovered” from a strategic and functionality perspective for a website, the better the outcome.
Breadcrumb navigation has been a staple on websites for years now, especially for eCommerce stores. The best online shopping experiences provide a balance between a clean interface and getting a customer to the checkout page quickly.
The build process also happens when we use “stencil push” command to automatically upload and apply a theme in a store, as well as the “stencil start” command to develop a theme in our own developer’s computer. The fact is: what effectively is submitted as a theme to the store is slightly different from the code files we write to author it.
Stencil isn’t just a different BigCommerce framework - it’s an upgrade and a better overall foundation for your ecommerce site. For some, Stencil is faster, more efficient, and easier to work with compared to Blueprint.