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The 10 Best Apps for BigCommerce

BigCommerce is big news for eCommerce sellers, and with good reason. The versatile eCommerce platform combines powerful features with user-friendly design, making it easy for anyone to build and launch a professional-looking store in no time. And it doesn’t stop there – with hundreds of professional apps and integrations, you can expand functionality and fuel growth in just a few clicks.

To help, the ecommerce experts at Expandly are here to give you the low-down on the 10 must-have apps for your BigCommerce store. 

The Best BigCommerce Apps for Your Store

1. Shogun Page Builder – polish your look

Shogun’s powerful drag and drop page builder enables you to quickly and easily create stunning landing, blog, and product pages, with no coding required. With more than 30 professionally designed templates, the ability to create your own custom page layouts, and the functionality to split test the results, you can increase your conversions without hitting your profits.  

shogun bigcommerce app

(Source: Shogun)

  • Price: From $29 per month.
  • Free trial: 10-day. 
  • Find out more here

2. Justuno – incentivize your visitors

Now you’ve perfected your website’s look, you want to ensure that your visitors hang around. One of the best ways to keep customers engaged on your website is with the use of popups, and Justuno is just the tool. Justuno’s conversion marketing app provides an extensive library of professionally designed popups, along with the tools to create your own. Pre-empting the reasons for cart abandonment, you can offer discounts, coupons, and information to encourage users through the checkout while gathering their contact details to use if they don’t quite make it. 

example of a justuno popup

(Source: Justuno)

  • Price: From $25 per month.
  • Free trial: 14-day. 
  • Find out more here.

3. Sumo – gather email addresses

Another way to gather your customers’ email addresses (in case they abandon ship before converting) is by using the powerful and much-loved integration, Sumo. Used by more than 600,000 businesses, Sumo provides you with an array of tools to gather those all-important email addresses, including opt-in forms, banners, discount coupons, casino forms, and more. Plus, with no coding required, you can use Sumo in just a matter of clicks. 

sumo bigcommerce app to boost sales

(Source: BigCommerce)

  • Price: From free.
  • Find out more here.

4. SmartrMail – re-engage cart abandoners

What to do with your newly gathered leads from Justuno? Send them a personalized email, of course. Personalized emails have a 760% better revenue rate, and what better way to personalize than with curated product recommendations. SmartrMail’s automated product recommendation emails use a customer’s past purchases, browsing history, and email lists to make personalized product recommendations that engage and convert. 

best email marketing app for bigcommerce
  • Price: From $29 per month.
  • Free trial: 15-day.
  • Find out more here

5. Yotpo Reviews – push social proof

Following the successful click-through from your cart abandonment email, you want to greet your website visitors with reviews, photos and other user-generated content that pushes social proof and encourages the subconscious mind to buy. Yotpo Reviews makes this easy with customizable widgets, in-email review gathering, and social curation.

yotpo best bigcommerce app

(Source: BigCommerce)

  • Price: From free.
  • Free trial: Yes.
  • Find out more here.

6. LiveChat – talk to your customers

What if your website visitor has a burning question about a product, delivery, or return? Make finding the answer easy by implementing live chat onto your BigCommerce website. With LiveChat you can quickly install a live chat widget that powers you to initiate conversations, answer queries, send product recommendations, and create tickets. You can even install the application on your smartphone, enabling you to answer customers on the go. 

live chat app for ecommerce stores

(Source: LiveChat)

  • Price: From $16 per month.
  • Free trial: 14-day. 
  • Find out more here.

7. InStockNotify – send stock alerts

Hopefully, out of stock problems won’t be an issue (with the right inventory management software), but should you sell out of an in-demand item, you can retain customer interest by using InStockNotify. The BigCommerce app creates a field for customers to enter their email address and be automatically notified as soon as the product is back in stock. You can even use the tool to help identify your most popular items and aid your inventory planning

instocknotify bigcommerce app

(Source: BigCommerce)

  • Price: $18 per month.
  • Free trial: 15-day. 
  • Find out more here.

8. Easyship – access better shipping rates

Once your hard work has led to a conversion, it’s time to optimize your shipping with Easyship. Easyship’s BigCommerce application simplifies your shipping operation while saving you money. Access more than 100+ shipping carriers with one account – allowing you to find the fastest and cheapest shipping option for your products. Even better, Easyship customers benefit from preferential shipping rates that can save up to 70% off of domestic and international services. 

easyship on the bigcommerce app store

(Source: BigCommerce)

  • Price: Shipping costs only
  • Find out more here

9. Smile.io – reward your customers

You did it – you achieved your first BigCommerce sale conversion! But the hard work isn’t over; you need to get them back again. Customer lifetime value is the cornerstone to your eCommerce success – getting customers to return more often and spend more when they do. Smile.io helps you achieve this, with the tools to build a branded reward experience – incentivizing shoppers back to your website following purchases, referrals, social shares, and more. 

smile.io app for bigcommerce
  • Price: From free per month.
  • Find out more here.

10. Expandly – multi-channel management

Finally, you need to manage it all. Running your BigCommerce platform alongside you other sales channels (Amazon, eBay, Etsy, etc.) is hard work, but made all the more manageable with Expandly’s multi-channel management software. Integrating your BigCommerce account with your marketplaces, shipping carriers and Xero accounting, you can list, manage orders, control your inventory, print shipping labels, and send sales orders to Xero from one platform. Simple. 

expandly multichannel management for your online store

(Source: Expandly)

  • Price: From $55 month.
  • Free trial: 14-day.
  • Find out more here.

BigCommerce is a powerful eCommerce platform – made all the more powerful with the right apps and integrations. Happy selling!

About Expandly

Expandly’s multi-channel management software directly integrates your BigCommerce platform with your other sales channels, shipping carriers, and accounting software to make selling on multiple sales channels quick, simple, and scalable. 

Book yourself onto a free demo to find out more. 

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