There are a lot of ecommerce platforms. Magento, Shopify and BigCommerce are some of the biggest available, but only BigCommerce comes at you with a payment gateway with no transaction fees. Compare this to Magento, which may or may not have transaction fees depending on the payment gateways you opt to use, and Shopify which has transaction fees starting from 2.0%. Transaction fees for user from platforms like Magento and Shopify are rather important in the field of ecommerce, more so than is usually given credit. By opting to take percent-based cuts quickly becomes a thorn in the side of your ecommerce store, and dramatically shifts the value of a shopping cart as various costs begin to stack. It is for this reason that NewLeaf stresses considering all of your ecommerce platform options before making a decisions. Ignoring transaction fees is a great way to run into costs that far exceed the sticker price your monthly fee originally painted.
As a scalable ecommerce platform that offers great opportunity to grow, opening your online store on BigCommerce is an excellent idea for any small business owner and will prove to more than just a shopping cart. With easy hooks into social media, functionality baked in to provide quality customer service, and a “website builder” attached to your theme to make quick edits, the advantage of the platform are difficult to deny.
Custom design builds trust. When customers see a clean, modern, and usable ecommerce website, they extend that same high-quality feeling to your product. NewLeaf developers makes it as easy as possible for customers to buy; our designs let customers decide how much information they need to make a purchase, and close the deal on the first visit. We work closely with our clients, ensuring that our designs match your vision of what your online store should look like. As a platform, BigCommerce also offers a built in “ecommerce website builder” of sorts, allowing you to make simple edits quickly to your theme.
Much like we’re more than just an ecommerce website builder, the online store NewLeaf creates for you does more than just serve as a BigCommerce branded shopping cart for your customer. Services such a Kalviyo, ShipStation, AdWords and Facebook Ads are all designed to integrate in some way with your online store and ecommerce platform of choice. Klaviyo functions like MailChimp on steroids, while AdWords and Facebook Ads give you a way into both the social media sphere and far-reaching marketing channels. These services function on BigCommerce as well as other ecommerce platforms (like Shopify and Magento) and provide reach, exposure, remarketing and fulfillment options. There are also a variety of add-ons for BigCommerce online stores, such a ways to provide improved customer service, quality of life and ease-of-use plugins and much more.
We are an Orange County agency that specializes in creating unique customer experiences for our client’s websites. All of our designers and developers work out of our office and we do not outsource. We take pride in our client satisfaction and truly care about their business needs and help consult with them on a regular basis for improvement on, design, development, app integration, and marketing strategies.