New BigCommerce Apps for May, 2018

New BigCommerce Apps for May, 2018

Are you too busy running your BigCommerce store to get over and see what’s new in the BigCommerce Apps Marketplace? Here’s a rundown of apps making their debut in the first quarter of 2018*. Have you tried any of these out in your store? If so, what did you think?

 

Shogun Landing Page Builder

Category: Merchandising

Description: Powerful drag and drop landing page builder. Create completely custom page layouts that use your theme’s styling.

Price: Starting at $29/month

Top 5 Features/Benefits:

  1. Limitless styling options allows for completely custom landing page and blog page creation.
  2. Expansive library of drag & drop elements, including image and video backgrounds, parallax, social and much more.
  3. Import and edit existing landing pages with the click of a button.
  4. Mobile responsive.
  5. Developer friendly: custom elements can be built by those who know HTML/Liquid, CSS, and JavaScript.

What We Like About It:

Having spent some time playing with Shogun, we can attest to how easy it is to use this app. Whether you need a landing page or a blog page, Shogun allows you to design on the fly — with no coding!

 

Elfsight Testimonials Slider

Category: Site Tools

Description: Want to display testimonials on your store? Testimonials Slider is a simple and easy-to-use tool to display customer testimonials how you want them.

Price: Free

Top 5 Features/Benefits:

  1. Shows testimonials written by both individuals and other businesses. Lists author data: name, position and company, photo, and link to author’s profile and/or website.
  2. Automatically chooses how many testimonials are displayed based on widget settings and positioning.
  3. Multiple display settings for sliders and grids.
  4. Single page and tiled templates available in three display styles.
  5. Support team available to answer questions and/or install the widget for you.

What We Like About It:

What’s more powerful than customer proof that your products are awesome? Testimonials Slider seems like a great way to format and display testimonials on your site that attract attention and add credence to your business.

 

123FormBuilder

Category: Marketing

Description: Create any type of web form for your store. Collect payments, generate leads and interact with your customers.

Price: Free

Top 5 Features/Benefits:

  1. Build any type of web form you want within minutes with no coding needed; advanced styling options.
  2. Adapt forms to your users’ responses with conditional logic.
  3. Process orders and collect payments by adding PayPal, Stripe, Square and more.
  4. Have your form translated in multiple languages.
  5. Powerful security measures such as IP limitation, country filters, password protection and SSL encryption.

What We Like About It:

If there are three words we like, they are “no coding needed”! Designing forms isn’t always fun, but this app helps makes it easy. For more info, visit 123 Form Builder’s website.

 

JivoChat

Category: CRM & Customer Service

Description: Engage with customers on your websites, social networks and messaging apps. Chat on the go, increase conversion and double up your sales.

Price: Free

Top 5 Features/Benefits:

  1. Connect your Facebook Page, Viber and Telegram accounts, and receive all the incoming messages into your Jivo app.
  2. Talk to your visitors anytime, anywhere via Android, iOS, Mac or Windows apps.
  3. See who is on your website, get their detailed info and proactively contact them.
  4. Offer calls to your clients via chat widget, be able to close deals on phone.
  5. 24/7 live support.

What We Like About It:

JivoChat helps business owners connect with customers where they are, and creates a hub for multiple social accounts, which is a real timesaver. For more information, visit JivoChat’s website.

 

Hubmetrix

Category: CRM & Customer Service

Description: Helps you get actionable insight from your BigCommerce order data into HubSpot

Price: $79/month. 14 day free trial.

 

Top 5 Features/Benefits:

  1. Real time sales metrics and contact syncing.
  2. No data storage.
  3. Single-click install.
  4. Automatic lifecycle stage advancement.
  5. Creates properties automatically.

What We Like About It:

Analytics can be a real pain, but they’re a necessary evil if you want to get important insights into your business. Hubmetrix harnesses the power of HubSpot in an easy, accessible way.

 

Price2Spy

Category: Analytics & Reporting

Description: Reduce shopping cart abandonment, increase conversions, and recover lost sales by remarketing to customers through Facebook Messenger.

Price: $19.95/month. 30 day free trial.

Top 3 Features/Benefits:

  1. Monitors competitor prices, provides price change alerts, pricing analytics, and semi-automated repricing features.
  2. Monitors complex B2B sites, in-cart price capturing, and monitors prices on sites that do not want to be monitored.
  3. Define your own pricing strategies, identifying which products can go up/down in price, and get these prices changed in your BigCommerce store.

What We Like About It:

Taking the legwork — and the guesswork — out of product pricing helps online retailers stay competitive. For more information, visit Price2Spy’s website.

 

Copilot

Category: Marketing

Description: Reduce shopping cart abandonment, increase conversions, and recover lost sales by remarketing to customers through Facebook Messenger.

Price: From $20/month. 10 day free trial.

Top 5 Features/Benefits:

  1. Helps simplify customer acquisition and support by providing a direct, conversational way for people to connect with your brand.
  2. Increases sales, conversion rates, and ad spend ROI with an abandoned cart reminder Facebook Messenger campaign.
  3. Gets your business, product or service in front of more people.
  4. Generates more leads and turns your conversations into conversions.
  5. Creates a scalable, real-time customer service experience that feels personal.

What We Like About It:

Find your customers where they are and go there. This app uses Facebook’s messenger to capture people at just the right time.

 

Handshake

Category: B2B/Wholesale

Description: The leading B2B commerce platform for BigCommerce merchants selling to retailers and businesses. Transform your in-person and online sales.

Price: $79.95/month. 15 day free trial.

Top 5 Features/Benefits:

  1. Dedicated apps for sales reps in the field
  2. Advanced pricing management for B2B needs
  3. Bulk order entry workflows
  4. Robust inventory support
  5. Territory management

What We Like About It:

Handshake looks to be a great solution for sales teams on the go, especially those who do a lot of business at tradeshows. For more information, visit Handshake’s website.

 

PartFinder

Category: Merchandising

Description: Targeted product search tool helps customers find the right part fast via customizable search filters (like year/make/model).

Price: From $49.95/month. 7 day free trial.

Top 5 Features/Benefits:

  1. Reduces product returns
  2. Increases customer confidence
  3. Reduces support effort & staffing
  4. Increases conversion
  5. Quick and easy setup

What We Like About It:

We couldn’t resist including our new app for BigCommerce. PartFinder’s search widget makes it easy for customers to find part matches for any product, and it can be easily customized and positioned on your page. For more information, visit PartFinder’s website.

 

Gamify

Category: Marketing

Description: Create a fun interactive slide-out with Gamify to help you get your store traffic into your mailing list and then to your checkout.

Price: Free

Top 4 Features/Benefits:

  1. Customers are incentivized to provide their email address in exchange to win something.
  2. Provides a customized, branded game experience (currently three games available, with more to come).
  3. “Prize” can be a coupon code or a physical prize — your choice.
  4. Games and prizes can be changed at any time to keep promotions fresh.

What We Like About It:

Gamification is an increasingly popular method of attracting customers. You control how the slide-out looks, how it’s triggered, and how the prizes are awarded.

 

Do you have a BigCommerce app that you’d like us to highlight? Please send us an email at info@inkblotdigital.com and a link to the page in the Apps Marketplace. While we cannot guarantee your inclusion in this blog, a good detailed app page will give you a much better chance of being considered.

*Note: This list was compiled from public data on BigCommerce’s App Marketplace. Selections were chosen at random to represent a variety of categories and is not intended to be an endorsement of any app (except our PartFinder app, that is :).

Evelyn Bai

Evelyn Bai is the Digital Marketing Strategist at Inkblot Digital. She's a passionate improvement addict and info geek who seeks to improve the world and ecommerce one little post at a time.