5 Apps every BigCommerce store owner should use

When you think of building your BigCommerce store, your primary focus, is to optimize it to your specific business needs. And, today there are many apps available in the market that plays nice with BigCommerce. These apps will help you ease most of your business tasks, and allow you to grow, speedily.

In this blog, we will highlight five apps (most of them offer”Free” plans) to bring automation in major back-end tasks, that every modern BigCommerce store should use.

Shipping

App – AfterShip

As and when your business grows, you will start receiving multiple orders for your BigCommerce store. This is when complications increase. And, shipping wrong products to customers, will result to a bad impression for your brand, as well as increase costs in managing those returns. “AfterShip” app has proven to be an all-in-one shipping solution to many BigCommerce store owners. Supporting over 200 shipping services worldwide, this app will automatically track all your sales orders coming from multiple sources and process them immediately. And, once order shipped to your customers, AfterShip will notify them with the delivery dates.

Pricing structure – Free and Premium plans available.

Customer service

App – SurveyMonkey

When you think of starting your BigCommerce store, you’ll automatically get a ready-made customer base. But, at the same time you’ll be in the same pool where there are large players too. The only way to compete, is by offering an excellent customer experience. Investing in a customer service feedback app will help you gain direct voice from your customers. This way you can take necessary steps, all in an effort to offer your customers the best shopping experience. “SurveyMonkey,” a customer feedback solution will automatically create and publish online surveys in minutes. It allows results graphically and in real time. This way you can make informed decisions and always keep your BigCommerce customers happy.

Pricing structure – Free and Premium plans available.

Marketing

App – BoostSuite

Having a BigCommerce store, you’ll notice many sellers having the same product line, as you do. This means, there are maximum chances for your products to get lost in the crowd. However, marketing your products to customers will help increase visibility, as well as divert more traffic to you stores. “BoostSuite” app is one of the most effective marketing solution that helps you connect with brands having audience you want for your company. Allowing you a chance to market your products in front of potential customers, this app will help you increase traffic, divert more customers and sales for your BigCommerce store.

Pricing- From $19 / month

Free trial 15 days  

Analytics

App – Live Website Insights

It takes a lot of time, cost and effort to divert traffic to your BigCommerce store. And, if a customers leaves your site without making a purchase, that means there is something missing. An analytic tool will allow you monitor your customer activity in real-time, and one of the most preferred app is “Live Website Insights.” This app is a real-time visitor tracking tool that lets you see who is in your store at any given moment, what pages they are viewing, which products they are putting in the shopping cart, and more. Knowing these information, you can optimize your site to ensure customers engage with your site for long. The more you make them wait on your site, the better chances of them placing an order and increasing sales for your BigCommerce store.

Pricing – Free

Inventory Management

App – Orderhive

Whether you run a single Bigcommerce store or have multiple stores across different platform, having clear insights of your inventory becomes very important to ensure that products are available in time. Unable to fulfill your customer’s orders (even once), will directly create a bad impact to the bottom line results. Adopting “Orderhive inventory management app,” will help you track inventory levels across your multiple stores from one single system. Allowing you real-time visibility of all your inventory happenings, you can ensure you’ll never have to deny your customers.

Pricing – From $20/ month

Free trial 15 days

Savio Fernandes

Savio Fernandes

Savio Fernandes is a writer who influences. Writing for over three years at Orderhive, he is currently focused in offering eCommerce and retail solutions for start-ups and medium business owners.

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