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Jessica Hulett
May 11th, 2021

The Best BigCommerce Apps to Boost Sales

If your eCommerce brand uses BigCommerce, here are the best tools to help grow your bottom line

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BigCommerce’s eCommerce apps and integrations extend the SaaS platform’s robust built-in capabilities, streamlining your workflow across channels or providing niche services outside of the standard features. We’ve curated the best of the best BigCommerce apps, based on their ease of use, functionality, and unique features.

This list is a mix of Certified, Premier, and Elite BigCommerce partners, but the apps all share one thing in common — they all contribute to BigCommerce’s mission to help brands build, innovate, and most importantly, grow.

Read on to learn which apps will take your BigCommerce store to the next level.

InstantSearch+ by Fast Simon

Category: Search

InstantSearch+ (Fast Simon) is a leading shopping optimization platform for eCommerce brands. It features eCommerce AI search, AI-powered merchandising, and personalization, based on signals such as shopper behavior, store inventory, and visual and product data. Instant Search+ helps merchants maximize the value of their online traffic to increase conversion, boost AOV, and delight shoppers.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Preferred Partner

Why You Need It: 

  • AI Search, Rich AutoComplete, and Smart Collection Filters give shoppers the ability to search within categories or filters, so they can zero in on the right products and services for them.
  • Boost AOV with visual and behavioral personalization for collections, search, and cross sell recommendations.
  • Increase conversion with AI Merchandising for collections, search, and recommendations.
  • Fast Simon is integrated with many other BigCommerce solutions such as: Yotpo, Klaviyo, Plobal Apps, Weglot, and more.

Findify

Category: Search

Findify ensures that online shoppers find the products they desire. The powerful AI engine puts the products shoppers are most likely to buy right in front of them when they search, browse collections, and act on product recommendations.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Certified Partner

Why You Need It:

  • By personalizing results, Findify helps eCommerce sites increase revenue by up to 30%.
  • Machine learning algorithms analyze millions of data points from eCommerce brand’s unique customer behavior to deliver relevant results based on factors like what’s trending and what’s most likely to make a sale.
  • Findify Recommendations utilizes the same intelligence to suggest products that are most relevant to customers, boosting conversions.

Cohley

Category: Influencer & Product Sampling

Cohley helps eCommerce brands generate visual assets, manage influencer campaigns, and product reviews through vetted content creators. Through a Content Marketplace, Cohley helps brands scale high volumes of diverse, actionable content for a fraction of the cost.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Certified Partner

Why You Need It:

  • Cohley’s platform allows brands to form authentic partnerships with micro and macro influencers, and measure important KPIs like campaign engagement rate, impressions, and overall ROI.
  • Cohley Product Review campaigns help brands and retailers scale product reviews and testimonials quickly, by getting products into the hands of influencers and soliciting feedback in a timely manner.
  • Through the BigCommerce & Cohley integration, automate delivery, tracking, shipping with a single click.

Yotpo Reviews

Category: Reviews & Ratings

Yotpo is a magnet for collecting product reviews, photo and video reviews, and site reviews and ratings. The Yotpo Product Reviews BigCommerce integration is backed by extraordinary customer service and easily customizable design, and is great for both brands that struggle to get reviews and those that have reviews but don’t know how to make the most of them.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Elite Partner

Why You Need It:

  • Reviews, photos, videos, and ratings collected with Yotpo can be leveraged across Google and social media channels to display influential social proof that helps drive purchases.
  • Yotpo’s automated review requests ask for the exact feedback that shoppers are requesting and that will make products sell.
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Unbound Commerce

Category: Mobile App Builder

Unbound Commerce offers custom eCommerce iOS and Android mobile apps, fully integrated with BigCommerce stores. These apps dramatically increase customer engagement and boost conversion rates by 2-4X.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Certified Partner

Why You Need It:

  • Unbound Commerce delivers commerce-enabled iOS and Android apps in a single project, leveraging and extending third party add-ons into the apps.
  • Brands that want a full-featured, custom mobile app can ensure they’re getting all of the features and functionality they want, rather than a templated, web-framed version that is not a true mobile app.
  • Push notifications come with every build and drive deep engagement with your best customers.

Shogun

Category: eCommerce Store Page Builder

Shogun is a powerful drag-and-drop page builder that’s seamlessly integrated with BigCommerce. You can create an exceptional shopping experience that converts with pages customized to store visitors and their needs.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Elite Partner

Why You Need It:

  • Shogun’s easy-to-use visual editor makes customizing your store’s pages a breeze with drag and drop functionality — no coding required!
  • ​Choose from pre-designed page templates for landing pages, homepages, product pages, and blog pages.
  • The visual analytics suite monitors key metrics like sales, add to carts, bounce rate, sessions, and form submits, and allows brands to compare pages to see how their metrics differ and what can be optimized for more sales.

Justuno

Category: Personalization & On-Site Engagement

Justuno, a BigCommerce partner since 2017, is an onsite conversion marketing platform that provides retailers with powerful tools to convert shoppers, along with data insights to optimize marketing campaigns. With Justuno, brands can engage and convert visitors with effective marketing touchpoints like eCommerce promotions, email and SMS capture popups, intelligent upsells, and relevant website messaging.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Preferred Partner

Why You Need It:

  • Brands can build their email and SMS lists, generate sales opportunities, and win back customers with easy-to-build, fully customizable pop-ups that are optimized for mobile.
  • The versatile targeting and segmentation allow brands to target visitors based on factors like exit, page views, referral site, time on site, cart value, previous purchase value, visit frequency, geo-location, and much more.
  • Cart and checkout abandonment offers, like coupon codes and intelligent upsells, help brands convert shoppers into customers.

Yotpo Loyalty & Referrals

Category: Loyalty & Referrals

eCommerce brands with no loyalty program or a low-quality one are missing an opportunity to grow stronger, longer-lasting relationships with their customer base. Yotpo Loyalty & Referrals enables retailers to build customized, on-brand programs to incentivize repeat purchases, referrals, social engagement, and content creation.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Elite Partner

Why You Need It:

  • Yotpo Loyalty’s tier-based programs encourage regular purchasing habits to achieve the next level of rewards.
  • A referral program brings new customers to the brand while incentivizing current customers to become brand evangelists.

Glew

Category: Analytics

Glew helps eCommerce brands see data from all the apps and tools they use — including BigCommerce, Facebook, Google Analytics, Google Ads, Klaviyo, Mailchimp, ReCharge, and more — in one place. This enables smarter, streamlined reporting, so retailers can identify opportunities, take action, and see results, faster.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Preferred Partner

Why You Need It:

  • With 100+ integrations with the most popular eCommerce apps, brands can connect data across the entire business, for powerful, actionable insights.
  • Alerts and automation features mean getting data-driven insights faster, with features designed to save time and eliminate manual reporting tasks.

LimeSpot

Category: Personalization

LimeSpot is a real-time merchandizing platform that empowers marketers and eCommerce professionals to deliver personalized shopping experiences across websites, mobile devices, emails, and digital advertising channels.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Certified Partner

Why You Need It:

  • Personalized shopping experiences lead to greater shopper engagement and result in higher conversion, AOV, retention and revenue.
  • A simple installation, easy configuration using a visual editor and instant personalization from the first view means brands can start benefiting from LimeSpot right away.
  • A powerful AI engine learns from every interaction and continuously improves itself, which means better product recommendations, reduced overhead, and no manual curation.

Nosto

Category: Personalization

Nosto analyzes customer behavior, learning their likes and dislikes and enabling brands to automatically personalize product recommendations, triggered emails, pop-ups, and Facebook ads in real-time, for each individual shopper.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Certified Partner

Why You Need It:

  • The success-based pricing model scales with each brand’s business, providing value and lessening risk.
  • Retailers can use Nosto to personalize every and any element of their eCommerce store, including navigation bars, banners, videos, copy, and graphics, to ensure that every customer gets an individual and inspiring shopping experience.
  • Powerful insights help brands find similar customers and create segments to target them with Nosto’s personalization product offering.

SMSBump

Category: SMS Marketing

SMSBump by Yotpo is the most powerful SMS marketing solution for eCommerce brands. Easily connect your eCommerce store with SMSBump’s deep platform integrations for seamless onboarding, so you can create customized, mobile-first experiences for your customers that drive revenue in just a few clicks.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Certified Partner

Why You Need It:

  • Grow your subscriber list with fully-compliant growth tools, including cart opt-ins, creative pop-ups, keyword campaigns, and more.
  • Target, segment, and engage your audience with hyper-personalized SMS + MMS messaging automations, including advanced event triggers like cart abandonment.
  • Measure your impact in real time with comprehensive analytics for every message you send, so you can optimize and maximize your ROI.

Gorgias

Category: Help Desk

Gorgias is an omnichannel support helpdesk built for modern eCommerce D2C brands. The BigCommerce integration pulls in your customer information into Gorgias for your support agents to leverage (manually or automated) to deliver exceptional CX. Whether your customers need you via email, livechat, or on social media, Gorgias has you covered.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Preferred Partner

Why You Need It:

  • With Gorgias, retailers can manage conversations from email, live chat, phone, and social all in one helpdesk.
  • Pre-made templates combined with BigCommerce variables allow brands to personalize answers and respond to queries with one click.
  • Live chat features automation to respond to common questions, helping to streamline ticket backlog and prioritize issues.

Re:amaze

Category: Help Desk

Re:amaze is a customer service help desk and engagement platform with live chat support, chatbot, push notifications, and video calling, and FAQ features designed for SMB and enterprise eCommerce brands on BigCommerce. It also integrates with SMSBump and over 30 other top eCommerce apps for customer communications.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Certified Partner

Why You Need It:

  • Re:amaze integrates natively with BigCommerce so brands can have instant access to order data, like customer order details, lifetime value, and current and past orders.
  • The app works with many other popular tools, including Klaviyo, Yotpo, Returnly, and more.
  • Retailers can connect email, Facebook Pages, Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, SMS, VOIP, and Whatsapp accounts to Re:amaze for central access in one shared team inbox.
  • Re:amaze is packed with features for on-site customer engagement and automation to help businesses run more intelligently and efficiently.

Weglot

Category: Translations

Adding multiple languages to your store can help retailers increase visibility and boost conversions all over the world, but website translation can be resource-intensive. Luckily, Weglot Translate allows brands to translate BigCommerce stores into 100+ languages within minutes, without code.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Certified Partner

Why You Need It:

  • Weglot Translate is easy to install; in just a few clicks your store is instantly multilingual. It then automatically detects all the content on your site, giving you a first layer of machine translation. Use Weglot’s interface to make manual edits to your store translations, add teammates, or order professional translators.
  • Weglot also follows Google’s best practices for multilingual SEO. You’ll be found in your new markets with translated metadata, language subdomains and automatically added hreflang tags to increase visibility in new target markets.

Sezzle

Category: Buy Now, Pay Later

It’s no surprise that offering more options for shoppers to pay can help eCommerce brands achieve more sales. Sezzle is an alternative payment platform that increases sales by enabling shoppers to “buy now and pay later” with interest-free installment plans.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Preferred Partner

Why You Need It:

  • Sezzle is perfect for merchants that cater to younger shoppers, because it’s most heavily used by those without a credit card, like 63% of millennials, or those with a low credit limit on their existing cards.
  • Offering Sezzle as a payment method has shown to increase average order values over 20% and drastically reduce returns.
  • Sezzle collects 25% of the purchase price from the shopper at the time of purchase, but pays brands the full purchase price upfront, less their fee, which means no credit or fraud risk.

ReCharge

Category: Subscriptions

Physical subscription services are one of the fastest-growing categories in commerce. ReCharge empowers brands by making purchases — and repeat purchases —easy for their customers. With ReCharge on BigCommerce, retailers can build a reliable revenue stream by simplifying the management of subscription and recurring payments.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Certified Partner

Why You Need It:

  • ReCharge allows merchants to quickly and seamlessly enable subscription offers, with easy setup and integrations with all major payment processors.
  • Reduce customer churn by allowing shoppers to skip a delivery, or swap products and flavors via SMS or their portal.
  • Customers can manage their own subscriptions through a customer portal, and brands can grow AOV through upsells, like adding one-time products to existing subscriptions.
  • Track performance in real time, get insight into revenue and subscriptions, and understand your customers like never before.

ShoppingGives

Category: Donations

ShoppingGives enables their brand partners to create engaging moments with their customers, by seamlessly integrating cause marketing throughout their entire customer journey. With customizable giving experiences, the easy donation solution can help a brand boost customer loyalty, increase LTV and create authentic customer experiences at every touchpoint.

BigCommerce Partner Status: Preferred Partner

Why You Need It:

  • ShoppingGives offers a fully managed end-to-end donation process, including generating tax-deductible donation reports and enabling brands to become compliant in all 50 states.
  • Brands can feature up to six nonprofits or cause portfolios to better align with the organizations and causes that shoppers are most interested in supporting.

    AdRoll

    Category: Ads

    AdRoll is an eCommerce marketing platform that gives growing D2C brands the power to connect with customers wherever they are. Their machine learning engine uses established data on 70% of the world’s online shoppers to predict behavior, ad engagement, and store performance.

    BigCommerce Partner Status: Partner

    Why You Need It:

    • There are 56 touchpoints on a typical customer journey. Because AdRoll connects them, you can easily deliver personalized experiences that keep people coming back.
    • AdRoll integrates with the platforms and tools most retailers already use for advertising and marketing, including Facebook, Instagram, Google, Mailchimp, and Yotpo.
    • Powerful segmentation allows retailers to create audiences to target based on how shoppers interact with each eCommerce store.

    Mailchimp

    Category: Email

    Mailchimp offers eCommerce retailers the marketing tools and insights needed to help drive sales. By connecting an online store to Mailchimp, brands have access to powerful sales-driving multi-channel marketing features to help engage and build relationships with customers.

    BigCommerce Partner Status: Preferred Partner

    Why You Need It:

    • Automations like abandoned cart, welcome, product retargeting, and product recommendations emails help retailers maintain ongoing communication with customers, with no manual deployment.
    • The Customer Journey Builder tool helps brands create custom experiences to automatically deliver relevant content based on behaviors and interactions.
    • Retargeting ads on Google, Facebook, and Instagram reminds site visitors about products they’ve viewed while browsing on social channels or the web.

    Klaviyo

    Category: Email

    Brands that control the customer experience have the ability to deliver personalized journeys that lead to lasting, high-value relationships with customers. Klaviyo helps businesses create memorable experiences across owned marketing channels by listening for and understanding cues from visitors, subscribers, and customers, and turning that information into valuable, relevant messages.

    BigCommerce Partner Status: Elite Partner

    Why You Need It:

    • According to Klaviyo’s data, eCommerce stores switching to Klaviyo see an average 67x increase in ROI.
    • Dynamic forms and personalization allow brands to collect more information about customers and grow email lists easily, and without any coding.
    • Centralized customer profiles provide a unified view of each customer’s actions, preferences, behaviors, and history.

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