BigCommerce Features | Search Engine Optimization for Your Store

Some of the best features of BigCommerce are available right from the get-go! This #1 rated shopping cart platform has some great features that you can advantage of the moment you sign up. SEO Friendly Shopping Cart Did you know that your BigCommerce website is specially formatted to already bring in great search engine results? You just need to do a little legwork! Creating custom URLs for your products, categories, and pages really boosts SEO results. Each category, page, and product has SEO optimized capabilities right there within the BigCommerce store – conveniently setup for you to fill in keywords and phrases to help boost traffic! BigCommerce also has some handy webinars, walkthrough videos, and more to help all their customers struggling with search engine woes. You can also contact Tulsa web developer Redhead Labs for SEO services today!

BigCommerce Features – Mobile Commerce Updates

We’ve gone over numerous reasons why BigCommerce makes for the best available E-commerce software. They continue to prove why they are the #1 rated shopping cart software in the world. With recent updates, BigCommerce pleasantly surprised their customers with more incredible features. Now they’ve employed a new change for all mobile commerce users to really enjoy! BigCommerce’s latest release includes a handy feature to update all of your content pages with a unique mobile page. This means you can shorten the content on some of your pages for your mobile customers, making an easier to read page. Or you can compose a special message specifically thanking them for using your site’s mobile version. Combined with BigCommerce’s earlier mobile features, it’s clear that shopping with mobile commerce is an investment worth looking into.   At Redhead, we can figure out the best ways to take advantage of this great new feature. Mobile commerce is a popular method to selling products to your customers that you definitely don’t want to miss out on! So contact this Tulsa web developer today for a quote, mobile consultation, or hourly work to fully utilize mobile commerce through your BigCommerce store!

New Offices Open New Doors for Tulsa Web Developers

It’s official! Redhead has taken up new residence. We moved from the old offices in Bixby to become synonymous with Tulsa web design. A larger workspace was needed for this ever-growing Tulsa web developer. Expanding business created demand for the new space, and just about every corner is already being used to take care of our beloved clients. Though we do have some unpacked boxes still lying around, it really is a great new fit for the new year. Our location in Bixby or Tulsa never stopped us from working beyond the borders of our wonderful city. Tulsa websites are in fact only a small portion of our business, as we do web design for state, national and international clients as well. While most of us are settled in and enjoying the wider space and great February weather, one member of the Redhead family is still getting accustomed to the big change. Gigabyte, the lovable mascot and feline extraordinaire, still treads softly around. She’ll grow to love the place in no time! Even if you can’t come see our new place, you should definitely give Redhead a call or email to start working on your site today!

What is Big Commerce?

Big Commerce, often referred to as BigCommerce (oneword), offers a simple solution to start an online store.  If you have a product or service to sell online, you will need build your store on some type of shopping cart software.  There are dozens of shopping cart software providers on the market.  BigCommerce is the #1 rated shopping cart software available today, according to…and for good reason. Shopping cart providers normally offer their software in one of 2 ways… Licensed – You can purchase the shopping cart software, download the software to your website host server and allow your host server to “run” the software.  These are often called “licensed” shopping cart solutions, as you purchase and own a license of the software that resides on your server.  By the way, if you hear the words “e-commerce software,” we’re talking about the same thing.  Although, licensed versions of shopping cart software can offer an additional level of html or php code customization, they offer some limitations in terms of upgrades, features, and cost.  Good software provider licenses, like Interspire, typically start at $1,000 or more, and some of them are much higher, like Magento, whose recommended Enterprise software license starts at $12,900 per year. Hosted – Hosted shopping cart software is different.  Hosted shopping cart software providers like BigCommerce host the software for you on their servers.  Sometimes called SaaS (software as a service), hosted software providers offer you the ability to build your website by logging into a store […]

Big Commerce Stores Made Beautiful by Redhead

Big Commerce online stores now offer over 96 built-in e-commerce templates to choose from.  Although many of these look great, store owners often want an entirely custom design to make their Big Commerce online store really stand out from everyone else.  That’s where Redhead Web Development comes in.  Redhead is a Certified Reseller and Big Commerce design partner who can develop a look for your web store that is hot and sexy or simple and minimalist – your choice. START Your Free Trial Store Today Why invest in a custom Big Commerce template design? You need to keep people on your website – studies show that you have just a few seconds to capture and keep the attention of your website’s visitors.  If you don’t maintain a visitor for more than a few seconds on your website, they are gone! You don’t want to lose sales – if your website looks the same as hundreds of others, or if it looks like a cheap template, chances are you’ve lost, and the customer will leave your web store. You need to build instant credibility – a good online store design can do this by showing your customer that you are not a cheapskate.  Reasonable logic would conclude that if you take the cheapest route possible with the look of your new store that you might take the cheapest route possible with the quality of your products.  Why do restaurants and retail stores spend 10’s of thousands of $$ to make their […]

BigCommerce Store – – Redhead’s Latest Big Commerce Design Launch

BigCommerce is quickly becoming the Gold Standard by which all other Ecommerce shopping cart systems are being judged.  BigCommerce allows individuals with a great idea to launch an online store quickly and easily.  Redhead Web Development is a BigCommerce Designer and Ecommerce Consultant who can help you launch a store online. Check out the latest BigCommerce design project completed by Redhead. features trend-setting fashion accessories from around the world.  For this project, the client approached us with a design concept that they had developed in conjunction with Burghdorf Media Group.  Burghdorf supplied Redhead Web Development designers with layouts that included the colors, fonts, and styles that they desired for the web store. Using a variety of CSS, HTML, and Javascript code, Redhead Web Development translated the design concept into an active BigCommerce template that carried the design elements throughout the store.  Unique performance features of the finished web store include: Dropdown menu product drilldown navigation Dropdown search box with dynamic search Pop up newsletter signup form Image only product display Transparent menu backgrounds These are just a few of the customizations that Redhead can make to a BigCommerce store.  Redhead has also created BigCommerce Templates that include: Mega dropdown menus – those really nice header menus that “show it all” saving the browser time as they navigate the site Custom links in the side columns Widgets to display news, customer comments, weather, etc. Fade in Fade out slideshows Sliding slideshows Custom splash pages Rotating images Social media icon […]

Big Commerce | How to Increase Traffic to My Web Store

Big Commerce online stores offer the best opportunity for high Search Engine Position of any e-commerce shopping cart software on the market. This article discusses 10 ways 20 ways that YOU can increase traffic to your BigCommerce online store.  High search engine position, means more traffic which in turn means higher sales.  If you want to get first page Google results, take full advantage of all Big Commerce SEO tools and incorporate some external Search Engine Optimization and marketing strategies to boost your web store’s rankings. FIRST, research what keywords or keyword phrases people are searching to find similar products.  Go to the Google Keyword Tool to see the exact phrases people are using to find products in your market.  The tool can be found here –  Make a list.  These will be your target keyword phrases. On each product page in your BigCommerce store, click on Other Details tab, and enter keyword phrases into both the Search Keywords and Meta Keywords fields Enter descriptive product tags in the Product Tags field, such as: “dog leashes” or “guitar strings” Enter the product’s name along with a few keyword phrases in the Page Title field – do not exceed 70 characters for your page title.  Make sure the title is readable and makes people want to click on the link. Enter a description, starting with your targeted keyword phrase in the Meta Description field – use no more 160 characters in your meta description as Google cuts it off beyond […]

Big Commerce | How to Remove “There are no products in this category” message

Big Commerce category pages automatically display the following message if you have no products in a certain category, “There are no products in this category.” This message can be a hassle if you want to create category pages in your Big Commerce web store that are used as web pages without including any products in those categories.  For instance, we often use the WYSIWYG in Big Commerce’s category pages to create regular web pages for wholesale websites. Using categories allows us to display private pages to wholesale distributors or wholesale dealers by assigning certain categories to the wholesale customer groups within Big Commerce.  This is our workaround, as we can’t currently assign regular web pages to private categories viewable only by wholesale clients. But with this method, after you’ve created a nice page, who wants that pesky “no products” phrase at the bottom. How to Remove the Message “There are no products in this category.” Login to your Big Commerce store admin area Click on… Store Design > Design Mode tab > Open My Store in Design Mode After your store is open, navigate to one of the category pages that includes the message In the upper left hand corner, you will see the Design Mode window Click on “Toggle” Then put your mouse on the “There are no products in this category.” message and click This will highlight message (if it is not entirely highlighted, select it) Hit your space bar one time, then click  the “Save” button directly […]

Big Commerce Top 10 Features

Big Commerce is loaded with tons of features that make starting your online store with Big Commerce a no brainer.  However, having worked with several different clients from varying markets and backgrounds, we wanted to share with you our favorite Top 10 Big Commerce Features, based on what many of our clients have shared with us.  By the way, this list is in no certain order. EASY to Build Your Website Pages…Just Like Typing in Word Kick Butt Search Engine…With Dropdown Suggestion Like Google Wholesale / Retail Group Management is a Breeze Super Easy Control Panel for Store Management Sell Your Stuff on Facebook…Really! SEO That Can Rock Your Store to the Top Multiple Discounts & Coupons SuperZoom Photo Zoom For Extreme Detail Views Store Traffic, Conversion, Product Performance Reports in Abundance Drag & Drop Store Customization (plus full CSS/HTML customization by Redhead) Click Here to see the other 340+ Big Commerce store features listed on their website Start your trial store, then come back to Redhead Web Development to learn about the ways that we can help your new Big Commerce store become an instant success.