WebCitz has launched hundreds of ecommerce businesses launch their first storefront, migrate to a new platform, build new functionality and reach bigger audiences.
WebCitz, since 2004, has been a trusted BigCommerce agency since 2017. Since starting with BigCommerce, our BigCommerce developers have been involved on numerous BigCommerce projects. We have taken care of everything from Custom Stencil Theme Development, Blueprint to Stencil Theme Conversions, and Custom BigCommerce Developments. In fact, some of our BigCommerce development services in the past have included migrations of 50,000+ products into and out of BigCommerce, installing and configuring BigCommerce apps, fixing Stencil theme issues, working on Headless BigCommerce projects, and even custom BigCommrece API integrations. If you have a BigCommerce website and are looking for a new ecommerce developer, please reach out to see what we can offer you. Alternatively, if you are thinking of migrating into BigCommerce from Magento 1, Magento 2, Shopify, WooCommerce or a different ecommerce platform, our BigCommerce developers can provide some insight into how that process would work for you.
For BigCommerce websites that require a professional, affordable and easy-to-maintain ecommerce website with no complex design, development, programming or product data requirements.
* This is a starting point for a BigCommerce development project that does not have any complex design, development or product data requirements. Requests for additional data migration, manual data entry, custom programming, app development, Amazon / eBay integrations, POS / ERP / accounting integrations, complicated page layouts or other unique requests will increase the price of your BigCommerce development quote. Please call us at 800-796-8263 to discuss your project's requirements and to receive a free ecommerce quote.
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Are you a new ecommerce business looking to start your first ecommerce website? After talking with our ecommerce consultants, if BigCommerce seems like the best fit for your unique business needs, we'll be happy to setup a new website for you in BigCommerce! One of the most rewarding parts of our jobs at WebCitz is helping new businesses get started in a BigCommerce development project. We'll walk you through all the best parts of BigCommerce, from its ample selection of marketplace themes and apps, to configuring your store, adding products, performing order managing, and much more! When you start a new BigCommerce development project with WebCitz, you can rest assured we'll have options to help you from start to finish on your new ecommerce website development project!
Let's be honest here, not every ecommerce website needs its design to be built from the ground up. This might sound like a great option for creating the most custom experience and appearance, but it often leads to some incredibly expensive quotes for the development. If you are comfortable selecting a pre-built BigCommerce Stencil theme for our developers to use in your project, we can help you develop your project with a pretty good cost savings over a custom theme development. There are benefits to a custom theme development, such as being able to control all aspects of the design, getting faster page loads, and having a cleaner design.
Are you interested in having a completely custom design for your ecommerce website? We can create wireframes and mockups for a custom design, then implement that design into the BigCommerce Stencil framework. This is the best option when it comes to developing a custom theme free of the the bloat, code issues and speed deficiencies often found in 3rd-party themes developed overseas. However, be prepared for a much higher cost to accompany the development project, since this process adds more than a month of design and development time into a project.
If your website was setup in BigCommerce many years ago, you may still be running a legacy Blueprint theme. If this is your situation, our talented BigCommerce developers can work with you to redevelop your theme within the Stencil framework. This will allow you to take advantage of newer BigCommerce features in your storefront, and potentially even get your admin area upgraded to the newer product management interface. WebCitz has helped numerous companies manage their Blueprint theme, as well as move into a custom or pre-built Stencil theme.
Blueprint is BigCommerce's legacy theme platform available to stores created prior to November 2016. Any BigCommerce store created after that date would have been setup in Stencil, the current theme platform. Blueprint themes let you customize colors and fonts inside the style editor, but more complex customizations like displaying payment logos in the footer or adding tracking scripts need to be done in the template files. Stencil themes let you customize these things within the page builder.
Stencil is BigCommerce’s current theme framework, which incorporates numerous best practices in programming trends, design standards, search engine optimization, etc. The Stencil framework even allows developers build locally on their own machines and publish design changes to your store through the Stencil API. The BigCommerce Cornerstone theme is built within Stencil.
There are many exciting opportunities in headless ecommerce. The team at WebCitz has worked on numerous headless ecommerce projects in the past involving BigCommerce and Laravel, as well as BigCommerce and JS frameworks. While we have worked on headless ecommerce projects involving BigCommerce and WordPress, we'd rather not push that service due to some unique complexities in that headless approach. There are better options for developing headless BigCommerce storefronts when you involve Laravel or a JS framework.
Headless ecommerce is the separation of the frontend and backend of an ecommerce website. This means you can use WordPress, Joomla, Contentful, Laravel or any other non-ecommerce platform to build out the frontend of your website. Then, once you are ready to bring the ecommerce functionality into the frontend, you'd have your developer connect to the BigCommerce API to pull in product / category data, and build out the cart and checkout experiences.
Here are some of the benefits of headless ecommerce:
Here are some of the downsides to headless ecommerce:
Are you looking for custom functionality within your BigCommerce website? If so, the BigCommerce developers at WebCitz might be able to help! We have a lot of experience developing custom apps with BigCommerce's Storefront, Management, Provider and Stencil APIs. One of the major benefits we see within BigCommerce over Shopify is the robustness of the BigCommerce API, which allows you to connect to systems and tools your store needs for a seamless customer experience.
We have ample experience developing private apps within BigCommerce. While working on custom BigCommerce development projects, we often find that client functionality requests simply can't be handled by native BigCommerce funcitonality. In some of these situations, an existing app wasn't available, which required our developers to connect to the BigCommerce API through platforms like Laravel to implement the required custom functionality. Although we aren't looking to take on large-scale BigCommerce app developments, we are interested in helping solve problems where a few days or maybe a week of time can result in an elegant solution to a problem your ecommerce storefront may be facing. Just don't ask us to handle a BigCommerce app project that might require months of development time and ongoing weekly support!
The most common challenge we've seen for Magento merchants migrating to BigCommerce is the loss of Magento's product and category management tools. If your business has complex product data, which might involve tens of thousands of products, numerous custom options, numerous configurable attributes, complex product relationships or other non-standard product data structures, we might be able to help ease your transition into BigCommerce. We've developed our own Product Information Manager (PIM) within Laravel that helps Magento merchants regain some of their custom product / category management functionality lost during the migration to BigCommerce. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to our team to discuss. Please keep in mind this solution is already developed, but it does have to go through customization and integration to meet your business requirements - please don't expect this Laravel / BigCommerce PIM to be ready for a demo. We'll first need to review your product data within Magento and/or BigCommerce before being able to setup examples or demonstrations.