New Video Reviews: Shopify, Bigcommerce, Big Cartel, and Squarespace Commerce

My colleague Stephanie was busy recording some new videos for you guys. So if you'd like to find out more about any of these platforms and prefer to watch a video instead of reading the whole thing, this is for you! Let us know if you have any suggestions for our future reviews in the comments.

Shopify Video Review (read the full review here)

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The Ultimate Bigcommerce Ecommerce Review (2017)

BigCommerce review

With over 95,000 live sites currently using the Bigcommerce system for selling items and processing payments online, there’s strong reason to believe that Bigcommerce provides a viable and powerful interface for your ecommerce needs. Our Bigcommerce Review covers all of the aspects of this ecommerce platform, from the features to the security and support.

There's more though: In early 2016, Bigcommerce underwent an incredibly drastic rebranding change, with a completely new brand structure, more integrations and plenty of new features for the users. In short, the company stated that the logo change is more reminiscent of what the platform is designed to do for users, referring to the upward trending chart logo. In addition, the company has shuffled around its website design in an attempt to provide easier access to information for all users.

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40 Amazing Vintage Ecommerce Icons Free to Spice Up your Website

We're proud to offer you a set of 40 amazingly designed vintage ecommerce icons, in collaboration with our friends from Vecteezy. Scroll down to see the entire collection and you'd find the download button at the end of the post.

Yes, the icons are free to use for both personal and commercial websites, and might actually increase conversions if your potential customers are in a nostalgic mood. My favorite is the cheque icon, so much classier than the CC 😉

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The Ultimate CoreCommerce Ecommerce Review 2014

CoreCommerce review

Matt DeLong established the company in 2001. However it wasn’t fully launched as CoreCommerce until 2008. They offer an ecommerce shopping cart software that is completely web-based and easily allows you to launch an online store. Noteworthy clients include among others, Tendergrass Farms, Spark Living and The Poster List. Since their launch the company has powered more than 13,000 stores. While that might seem like a lot it is actually only 1/10 of other major competitors such as Shopify. We still feel the company is worth considering and here’s why.

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2014 Key Ecommerce Trend: Pushing the Limits with Mobile

In the UK, a new eMarketer report shows that the key digital trends influencing the digital ecosystem this year are “Mobile Usage, Big Data and Ad-Buying Options”. In just one year (2012 -2013), visits to retail websites rose from 24.0% to 45.0%, with nearly half of the smartphone and tablet owners using these devices for research. A significant percentage made a purchase using them. Also, these devices rank very close to laptops and desktops when it comes to the first time users had seen and ad or marketing message about the product they bought.

According to IAB UK,  74% of the polled retailers had a mobile-optimized site, and half of them optimized their search functions for mobile, plus, they added a GPS store locator. However, not too many retailers offered contactless payment facilities, in-store Wi-Fi, or optimized their site for tablets.

Another interesting aspect is that when it comes to groceries, for instance, most UK web users would rather have their shopping delivered to their home, although some of them would have some suggestions regarding ordering, purchase and delivery.

It’s not easy to keep up with the complexity of shopper behavior, but it looks like UK retailers do their best to adapt to shopper preferences (digital and/or physical), to be flexible and surprising.

The Ultimate Big Cartel Ecommerce Review 2016

Bigcartel ecommerce platform review

Founded by Matt Wigham in 2005, Big Cartel sets itself apart from other commerce solutions by specifically targeting artists looking for easy solutions to sell their products online. The company has placed a great emphasis on making their platform as easy as possible, while they provide all the necessary features to operate your own online store the features remain pretty basic. Today the company hosts more than 250,000 stores, with artists from around the globe run most of these shops. If you are just looking to sell a few products online and don't mind the basic features (some sellers had to switch to a more powerful platforms as you can see in our Shopify reviews) then perhaps Big Cartel is the right fit for you, read on to find out more.

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5 Shopify SEO Sins You May Not Know About

As a new, or even long running Shopify store, marketing and search engine optimisation of your website may not be the first thing on your mind. But did you know that approximately 70% of all visitors to a website land through “organic” search results? Focusing on naturally marketing your Shopify store is as important as ever and there are certain mistakes that store owners fail to rectify that could help them gain new visitors. While it's important to learn about marketing strategies such as this Shopify SEO strategy post, we plan to highlight some of the more overlooked aspects of applying improvements to your Shopify store. Read on and let me know if you're aware of any other Shopify SEO sins.

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The Ultimate AmeriCommerce Ecommerce Review 2016

AmeriCommerce Review

Ed Sturrock, Stefan Barlow and Charlie Cooper established AmeriCommerce in 2005. Whether you are looking to open one ecommerce outlet or multiple, the company has the tools to get your started selling your goods. Famous clients include huge companies such as Kellogg’s, USA Hockey and World Series of Poker. The company powers more than 5,000 retailers, which compared with other competitors such as Bigcommerce or Shopify this seems like a very small number. However, I still feel the company has something to offer for those looking to start their own online store.

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